In fact – what we know is that parents and caregivers are the best resource for recovery – they just need some support, some skills and some coaching.
Emotion-Focused Family Therapy is an incredible resource for parents and caregivers of individuals struggling with an eating disorder, regardless of their age. The essence of this new approach is to afford families a significant role in their loved one’s recovery from an eating disorder, and to empower parents and caregivers with specific skills to be effective in this role. The premise for the work is based in a deep belief in the healing power of families.
Through education, video demonstration and skills practice, parents and caregivers will become equipped with practical strategies with respect to:
- meal support & symptom interruption
- emotion coaching (and relationship repair if applicable).
- Parents and caregivers will also be supported to identify, work through and overcome many fears and obstacles that surface in this challenging and novel journey. The specific skills taught are meant to be effective regardless of the affected individual’s age or motivation for change.