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How I Turn Off the Eating Disorder Voice in My Head

June 29, 2023 Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer

I have an eating disorder voice that needs to be turned off. I first began the work to heal from an eating disorder in 2010, and it's been a passion of mine ever since. But despite all those years of hard-fought experience in the eating disorder recovery trenches, I am still learning how to turn off the eating disorder voice in my head. This voice was a staunch, relentless companion for most of my adolescence. At times, I could not even separate my own inner voice from the eating disorder beliefs, anxieties, and compulsions always shouting at me.

Now as an adult, who is reclaiming my voice and nurturing my self-awareness, it has become much easier to distinguish what I know to be true versus what the eating disorder wants me to believe. Of course, it's also difficult not to listen when the eating disorder breaks into my thoughts with its noisy, persuasive diatribes. But at least I am making strides to quiet the volume. I no longer want to live under that influence and control, so here's how I turn off the eating disorder voice in my head.

A Strategy that Helps Me Turn Off the Eating Disorder Voice in My Head

*This video is restricted by Youtube due to the eating disorder subject matter, nothing else.

Are you learning how to turn off the eating disorder voice in your head? Does it feel scary to confront this voice, or do you prefer to challenge it head-on? What coping mechanisms make it easier to mute the volume when your eating disorder starts to raise its shrill, critical voice? Please share your insights in the comment section below.  

APA Reference
Schurrer, M. (2023, June 29). How I Turn Off the Eating Disorder Voice in My Head, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, April 13 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/survivinged/2023/6/how-i-turn-off-the-eating-disorder-voice-in-my-head



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