“Please continue to help yourself” Reflections from an Eating Disorder Therapist

canopy-cove-eatng-disorder-treatment-center-reflections-on-recovery1-150x150The following comments  were made by Dr. Lynda Brogdon, Founder of Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center.  For the last 25 years, Dr. Brogdon has worked with Adolescents and Adults who are struggling with an Eating Disorder.

The heartfelt gift of working with our clients is watching them regain their lives bit by bit; actually tasting food and enjoying it, smelling a flower and smiling, riding a horse and laughing, or seeing a rainbow or a star and feeling hopeful. Yet, the ultimate reward is when our clients contact us months-sometimes years-after their treatment to let us know that they are continuing to live full lives and thank us for our help. The notes at Christmas time with pictures of newborns from mothers who feared never being able to have children, the e-mail from someone in California who accidentally found us on the web and tells us of her graduation from college and a successful career, and the client who wrote a note to tell us that she had ordered pizza with a friend and didn’t feel guilty afterwards, are some of the reminders that let us know we are on track.

I thank all of you who struggle with an eating disorder for searching websites, reading materials, seeking therapy, and knowing that you deserve treatment. I especially want to thank you for knowing and believing that you do not have to die from an eating disorder! There is help. We appreciate the opportunity to be part of that process, whether through providing information to you, or working with you personally. Please continue to help yourself, whether it is with us or someone else.

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Canopy Cove’s Christian Based Eating Disorder Treatment Programs offer compassionate, comprehensive treatment for females, males, adolescents, and adults, who are struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders and Co-Existing Diabetes, Depression, and Anxiety. Equine-Assisted Therapy is an weekly part of the Recovery process at Canopy Cove.