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“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” (Anonymous)
We live in times where our children will be able to count their calories and their BMI better then they can do their division.
Sadly this really proves the lack of understanding and seriousness of Eating Distress. It is time to express and to share how much ED can have a negative effect on peoples lives and how seeing people as a number and weight can bring very serious issues for our children in the future. There is a danger that we will have a generation who will be afraid of food and eating. We need to start to teach children how to respect, trust, listen and love their bodies.
Marino Therapy Centre is running a new Workshop this May 2012 for anyone and everyone interested in learning about a healthy attitude towards Nutrition and Children. Read more about MTC's attitude to health and nutrition in this Irish Times interview with Marie Campion. The workshop has been designed and will be delivered by Marie Campion (Dip.CsH, Dip.NA, NLP Pr.Member of Academy for Eating Disorders, U.S.A.) and Clodagh Magner (Dip.NA;ITEC, Dip. E.D. Pr.Member of Academy for Eating Disorders, U.S.A.).
Dates: Thursday 17th May 2012 (10am to 1pm)
Monday 21st May 2012 (7pm to 10 pm)
Venue: Marino Therapy Centre
Price: €20 all inclusive
Limited Places Available
Did you know that originally, so called ‘Ideal Body Weight’ charts came from insurance companies, and not from medical data? Today we treat them like they were one of the 10 Commandments. We need to learn to think more critically about these charts, to challenge more, and to realize that they were created for economical purposes more so than medical reasons.
In 1942, a statistician from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Louis Dublin, grouped 4 million people, who were insured with the company, into different categories, based on their height and weight. He interpreted this data to say that weight gain was associated with risk in mortality. In 1959, another 26 insurance companies started to use these charts. The life insurance professionals claimed that some people were healthier then others, just based on a weight. Their weight was only taken at the time they bought their policy. During this process, frame size was never consistently measured. The people who were included were predominantly white, from the middle-class, some were actually weighed, some were not, some wore shoes and clothing, and some did not.
Read more on the Risk of Weighing our Children and Weigh-ins at School
Our communication starts with our senses. We have five senses: visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory and kinesthetic. Our senses are the door of our perception of the world we live in. Our eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and our skin are allowing us to experience the environment around us.
Sufferers from ED are supersensitive, we absorb this experiences differently, deeper. Unfortunately, we also absorb more negativity and anxiety than the average person. It is our super-sensitivity, which retrained our mind to think and behave in a negative and self-destructive way. Very often we are not even aware how sensitive we are until it is pointed out to us.
On the road to Recovery we need to change this type of thinking. Sensitivity is a gift, but it needs to be used it to a person’s advantage. We still do not know enough about sensitivity. For a long time, even in psychology we did not look at sensitivity as a gift, but times are slowly changing. Scientists are researching human senses and trying to come up with a measuring unit for this gift.
In Recovery we are learning more about our senses, and how we can use them better and how they can serve us better.
Sensitivity is a gift. When we treat this gift with love, get fascinated about our senses, it will allow us to see the world deeper, allow us to connect better with other people and our allow our Recovery to be fun.
We use language to communicate our thoughts; the words we use reflect the way we think. The richness and range of our thoughts depends on our ability to move from one way of thinking to another. When we suffer from Eating Distress, our thoughts are more negative and more destructive then we realize. Our feelings and behaviours are product of our thoughts.
Many sufferers and their families have gone to different treatments trying to Recover by focusing on changing their behaviours. This can be a challenging process with only very temporary effects and many people just get disheartened and stop believing in their Recovery and Full Freedom.
The way in which we can have more fun with our Recovery is to see the Recovery process as learning another language – the language of Freedom.
Instead of going to therapy, picture you and your family of going to Language School. Haveyou ever watched children from summer language schools – they have a lot of fun discovering, practicing, laughing when they say something wrong. They make this learning experience enjoyable.
So, we can make Recovery enjoyable, sometimes just to exchange some words like:
“This is not working…” to “I will practice and I will make it work…”
“I can’t...” to “I do want to and I will…”
Learning a new language can be fun. Thomas G. Masaryk one day said: “As many languages you can speak, so many times you are born” Learning other language can make us understand other human beings more as well ourselves. Learning the Language of Freedom will help you to understand you and people around you more and better – and the more you practice, the more you will feel that you will be born again – this time in the land of Freedom.
Let’s learn the Language of Freedom - together.
From this research we can learn that what we see and what is reality is different. We can use it to be kinder to ourselves.
People With Body-Image Disorders Process 'Big Picture' Visual Information Abnormally
ScienceDaily (May 26, 2011) — People suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD, a severe mental illness characterized by debilitating misperceptions that one appears disfigured and ugly, process visual information abnormally, even when looking at inanimate objects, according to a new UCLA study.
Marino Therapy Centre will be holding an Emotional Freedom Technique circle for Eating Distress sufferers only Sunday 17th of June 2012 from 10.45am to 12.15pm. EFT is An Universal self help tool designed to help you to re-connect with your positive thoughts and emotions .This simple self help technique consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridians points to restore an emotional balance. EFT helps you to listen deeply to what it is you want and need.
Date: Sunday 17th June 2012
Venue: Marino Therapy Centre
No previous experience is required in EFT to attend circle. Limited places are available so book early through our office by calling : 01-8333 126
Rosemary - According to research, rosemary contains powerful antioxidants that may help to inhibit free radical damage to cells. Rosemary has been revealed to have even greater health benefits than paprika. Using rosemary to season fish, vegetables, egg-white omelets, and salads will give your system an antioxidant boost.
Cinnamon- this spice has many benefits such as supporting digestive function, relieving congestion, relieving pain and stiffness of muscles and joints, anti-inflammatory compounds that may relieve arthritis. It can be very helpful in prevention of urinary tract infections, tooth decay and gum diseases. It's powerful anti-microbial agent that can kill E. coli and other bacteria
Ginger Root – Known for more than 5,000 years in the ancients of China and India for its health-promoting properties. Highly in demand by spice traders it supports optimal cell division process, cardiovascular health, helps control inflammatory response, support digestive system health. And contains 12 different antioxidants.
Cayenne. - Prized for thousands of years for its power to promote health. Cayenne, also known as capsicum, is one of many historically-valued herbs being studied today for its health benefits. Scientists believe that cayenne may help increase your body’s heat for a short time – causing you to burn more energy. Additionally, research is ongoing about whether cayenne can help regulate blood sugar and break down carbohydrates after a meal. Cayenne contains vitamins A and C, has complete B complex, and is rich in calcium and potassium, offering you great nutritional value too.
Black pepper- a pinch of black pepper can be added to almost every type of recipe. Once used as currency and presented to the gods as a sacred offering, it is fortunate that this most popular of spices is available throughout the year. Improve digestion and promote intestinal health, stimulates the taste buds by sending alert to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the digestion of proteins and other food components in the stomach. It has demonstrated impressive antioxidant and antibacterial effects. And not only does black pepper help you derive the most benefit from your food, the outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the breakdown of fat cells, keeping you slim while giving you energy to burn. Black pepper is an excellent source of manganese, iron,vitamin K, dietary fibre and copper.
Turmeric - this yellow spice may be one of the best-kept anti-aging secrets of ancient India, providing nourishment that promotes radiant, supple skin and much more. It’s nutrient-dense status makes it a more potent antioxidant than many fruits and vegetables. It supports your memory function and boosts your immune system. It is thermogenic - boosts your metabolism by helping you burn energy.
Nutrition and Your Child
Thursday 17th May 2012 (10am to 1pm)
Monday 21st May 2012 (7pm to 10 pm)
Re-discover Freedom Programme in Lanzarote
Our Re-discover Freedom Intensive Week in Lanzarote will commence Monday 28th May to Monday 4th June 2012. Our topic for this week is “Relationships, Communication and Freedom”. From our 13 years experience of Intensive Trips abroad we have seen huge improvements in one’s progression in their Recovery.
Click here for more reflections and learning from our Re-discover Freedom Intensive Week.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact our office on +353 1 8333126
Group Therapy Sessions
Tuesdays 8.00pm – 9.30pm (sufferers only)
Saturdays 10.30am – 12.00pm (sufferers and carers)
Emotional Freedom Technique
Sunday 17th June 2012
10.45am – 12.15pm