Dr. Anita Johnston uses the metaphor of a log in a river from her book Eating in the Light of the Moon to describe the recovery process from disordered eating.
The Log Video
by Dr. Anita Johnston | Sep 22, 2015 | Body Image, Disordered Eating, Eating & Metaphor, Eating Disorder Recovery, Exercise Resistance, Video | 8 comments
I love the reframing of the log: it wasn’t that there was something wrong with me, it was that I needed something to keep me afloat. Letting go of judgement has been such a key to my recovery.
Thank you for your wisdom. I hadn’t looked at food addiction as “disordered eating,” and have felt as if I’m spiraling downward. It begs the question, “If I let go, what will replace it?” I’m ordering your book, and will consider visiting the residential facility in the near future.
Nota bene: You need a better proofreader for your captions–FYI
That’s a great question, Ellen. What replaces it are the skills to be your authentic self, so that your innermost thoughts and feelings are in alignment with your outer expression.
Thank you so much, I am so grateful that my nutritionist told be about this video. I am so frustrated with my journey and sometimes feel like I will not make it to the other side. When you said it might take 200 tries, I relaxed. I can give it more time, practice and patience… Thanks again
I apologize for the duplicate.
Great video and analogy. I’m letting go each day and it’s so rewarding.