Tag: mental health

20 Things Women with Eating Disorders Want Their Healthcare Professionals to Know About Working with Clients with Eating Disorders

20 Things Women with Eating Disorders Want Their Healthcare Professionals to Know About Working with Clients with Eating Disorders

I asked women (no men happened to respond) with eating disorders/in recovery what they wanted future dietitians to know about working with clients with eating disorders. The following list is also helpful for nurses, doctors, therapists, teachers, fitness instructors, and anyone else who will ever work with clients/individuals with eating disorders.

Smile when and if you feel like it

Smile!

Part of having feelings is expressing them. When you’re expressing joy, happiness, contentment, enjoyment, etc. you may smile or laugh. When you’re not feeling those emotions and someone tells you you should be smiling or makes you feel like you should smile, that can be incredibly painful and […]