Eating Disorder Therapy: Emotionally Focused Therapy, Health at Every Size & Embodiment
Welcome to our Eating Disorder Counselling page, where we offer a unique and holistic approach to recovery and healing by integrating the principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Health at Every Size (HAES), and an embodiment perspective. Our goal is to provide a compassionate, inclusive, and supportive space for individuals struggling with eating disorders, helping them develop healthier relationships with food, emotions, and their bodies.
Our Approach to Eating Disorder Counselling
At Haven Wellness Collective, we believe in a holistic approach to recovery that goes beyond focusing on weight and diet. By combining emotionally focused therapy, Health at Every Size principles, and an embodiment perspective, we create a therapeutic environment that fosters self-compassion, body acceptance, emotional well-being, and inclusivity.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
EFT is an evidence-based approach that emphasizes the importance of understanding and processing emotions in the context of interpersonal relationships. In our eating disorder counselling, we use EFT to help individuals:
- Explore the emotional roots of their eating disorder
- Develop emotional awareness and resilience
- Improve communication and connection with others
- Enhance self-compassion and self-acceptance
Health at Every Size (HAES)
HAES is a movement and perspective that promotes body diversity and challenges societal norms around weight and health. By incorporating HAES principles in our counselling, we support individuals in:
- Rejecting diet culture and embracing intuitive eating
- Celebrating body diversity and cultivating body acceptance
- Focusing on holistic well-being instead of weight loss
- Advocating for inclusive and respectful healthcare
Embodiment Perspective & Non-Oppressive Counseling
Our embodiment perspective emphasizes the importance of reconnecting with one’s body and cultivating a sense of embodiment as a crucial aspect of the healing process. We also prioritize non-oppressive counselling, ensuring that our therapeutic space is safe, respectful, and welcoming for all. This approach includes:
- Reconnecting with the body through mindfulness exercises, body-based therapies, guided imagery, and somatic experiencing techniques
- Understanding the impact of intersectionality and acknowledging how multiple forms of oppression can contribute to the development and maintenance of eating disorders
- Adapting our therapeutic methods to be culturally sensitive and relevant to each individual’s unique experiences and background
- Actively working to dismantle diet culture and challenge societal beauty standards that perpetuate body dissatisfaction and disordered eating
- Creating a collaborative therapeutic relationship that honors the client’s autonomy, values, and experiences
Who We Help
Our counselling services are designed to support individuals struggling with a variety of eating disorders, including:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Binge eating disorder
- Other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED)
Get Started on Your Healing Journey
If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, we encourage you to reach out to our compassionate and skilled therapists. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore your emotions, develop healthier coping strategies, embrace your body with kindness and acceptance, and reconnect with your sense of embodiment.
Contact us today to learn more about our unique approach and to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced therapists. Begin your journey towards holistic healing and experience the transformative power of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Health at Every Size, and an embodiment perspective in your recovery process.