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We are a diverse group of therapists who work with clients with many different mental health concerns and also specialize in eating disorder treatment.

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Episode #18 The Soft Start-Up - Harmony Therapy Group

"With a soft start-up, it is something that can help one set the tone for the conflict that will likely produce a more positive resolution whether it be for each partner or as a whole."
Click here to read a little bit more about what this episode of Better Wife Better Life holds and even listen to it! http://ow.ly/Aay350D0MWZ

harmonytherapygroup.com A soft start-up is something that can help one set the tone for the conflict that will likely produce a more positive resolution.

Stay Strong VA Eating Disorders Resources & Support

Caregiver Support group meets this Tuesday, January 5th at 7pm ET! Register with Elizabeth at [email protected]

A question one should ask when recovering from an eating disorder and learning about their eating disorder's function and needs: "What are the behaviors doing FOR you?"

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Defensiveness

Defensiveness: a common negative communication style that ultimately is a form of self-righteousness. It comes in many various forms in a relationship. Learn a little bit more about this part of the four horsemen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnpndU0p7bM

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Emotion coaching 30-40% of the time can go a long ways in helping your loved one with some of those really tough emotions that are coming up. Although you may not receive gratitude right away, with time you will.

Body Politics with Dr. Maria Paredes

Are you open to what you don’t know?
Curious?
Willing to consider complexity of thought?
Willing to accept diversity of conclusions?
I do not want you to wholeheartedly accept or wholeheartedly reject my words, ideas, my goodness, or my humanity. I do not wholeheartedly accept or wholeheartedly reject my own words, ideas, my goodness, or my humanity. I offer myself room to grow, learn, & change my view. I hope you can offer that to yourself, as well.
Rather, I would love if you read this, scratch your head, & think about it. Wrestle with it. Actually discuss it with a real life person. Perhaps read it both when you’re feeling activated AND when you feel grounded. Perhaps spend time noticing who or what it reminds you of so you can have clarity of what you might be projecting onto it (or onto me). I am not those persons. I am me.
This is an invitation. Not an accusation, a demand, or an incitation.
This is an invitation for critical thinking. For reflection. For consideration. For discernment. For pause. For slowness. For healing.
As adriennemareebrown describes, this is an invitation to consider those *unthinkable thoughts.*
I want more for us. I want more for you. I want more for me. I want us to find our way back to each other. I want us to find our way back to hope & to cling to it & protect it. To believe that hope in the goodness of each other is what will lead us home & lead us to true *knowing.* To true peace. To true justice. I want for you to have access to wellness. I want that for myself too.
I am not inviting discussion on this specific post, in my DMs, or on this platform. If we know each other in real life, I would love to discuss these ideas with you. I will not discuss or debate my personhood, my *goodness,* or my beliefs. I am open to learning & continuing to change & amend my ideas. I wish that curiosity of thought for you too.
My only ask is that you remember my humanity. I am still healing. I am still vulnerable. I am still not whole. I suggest assuming these things for any human you encounter (including yourself).
Want to learn more? Or to see what I’m currently or about to read or listen to? Click on link below ⬇️ in comments.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Communication Styles that May Kill a Relationship - Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling - Harmony Therapy Group

The 4 negative communication styles also known as the 4 horsemen - Criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling

Read the following blog to learn a little bit about each style: http://ow.ly/sKB150CSLkG

harmonytherapygroup.com   Dr. John Gottman has done tremendous research on couples and has found four patterns of communication that are particularly damaging. He calls them the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and they are criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. The good news is that we can all work on these ...

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Why is It Important to See a Dietitian that Specializes in Eating Disorders

Reposting this article because it is so important!
Why is It Important to See a Dietitian that Specializes in Eating Disorders -
When one goes to see a doctor for a specific reason, wouldn't you want to see a specialist for that reason or in the same field? Why does this reason not follow when one chooses to go see a Dietitian?
In the following article, it details reasons as to why seeing a Dietitian that specializes in Eating Disorders is important and crucial to one's recovery process. Read more here: http://ow.ly/HqPz50Bkb05

jsechinutritiontherapy.com In any field of medicine it’s usually best to see a specialist. You wouldn’t see a general surgeon to perform back surgery. You also likely wouldn’t seek out cancer treatment from an infectious disease doctor. Sure they have general knowledge of the spinal cord and vertebrae, or basic cancer t...

Eating Recovery Center

Boundaries are not walls; they are picket fences. They are what protect us from getting hurt or compromising our values.

Boundaries say, "I see you, I hear you, and I love you. I am not able to join you on that side of the fence."

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Communication is so important in any relationship!
Realize the need for better communication.

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Build Your Life Around Recovery

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Interested in learning how to build your life around recovery? We have an e-course for you!
Learn how to build your life around your recovery not your recovery around your life here: http://ow.ly/QiNv50CMjQr

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In order to maintain eating disorder recovery, it's important to learn to build your life around recovery.
“In the beginning, focus on whatever structure and support you need for your recovery process”

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Contempt: a way of communicating the conveys disgust, disrespect, and superiority in relationships.
Watch this previous Facebook Live to learn a little bit more about contempt also known as the communication style that leads to the fastest way to get a divorce: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=417969255484145

Wanna know the fastest way to get a divorce? I'll tell you in this video!

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Defensiveness - Harmony Therapy Group

What is defensiveness?
"Defensiveness, at its core, is a form of self-preservation that comes out in the form of self-righteousness or being the innocent victim, so to speak." Read the following blog for more information on what this looks like and how to make it better: http://ow.ly/mNYE50CF0mY

harmonytherapygroup.com While not quite as damaging to a relationship as contempt, defensiveness gives it a run for it’s money as one of the top four negative communication styles | Harmony Therapy Group

It is a process maintaining eating disorder recovery.
Quote of the week! "It's not necessarily all about getting to the end, it's what you learn about yourself along the way"

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Stonewalling - Harmony Therapy Group

Stonewalling: "at its most extreme is silent treatment. But in lesser extremes, it’s essentially a way of emotionally distancing from a relationship or conversation."
One of Gottman's four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, another in the series of negative communication styles we have discussed. So, before entering a relationship, how can you recognize what stonewalling is and how can you help it to not occur? Learn a little bit about how to here: https://harmonytherapygroup.com/stonewalling/

harmonytherapygroup.com While not quite as damaging to a relationship as contempt, stonewalling gives it a run for it’s money as one of the top four negative communication styles | Harmony Therapy Group

Emotion Coaching can easily be summed up by utilizing "because...and because...and because". One word goes a long way when trying to relate to those you love going through an eating disorder.

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Harmony Therapy Group Continuing Education

Excited to share that we're working behind the scenes to become a Continuing Education provider for our E-Courses AND will be doing live webinars in 2021! 🥳

If you'd like to be updated on this and have first dibs on discounts, please join our email list here! https://www.subscribepage.com/u2o5z8

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Unmet Expectations

A major source of conflict in most relationships: unmet expectations. Of course some expectations in a relationships are necessary like being treated well, but not to expect that someone is the exact same person on year one as they are year forty and more! Learn more about the truth of what goes wrong in relationships in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2WHvch0ID8

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Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

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ONLINE DROP-IN Support Group for Parents & Caregivers

We wanted to share this online drop-in support group for parents and caregivers! This online drop-in group is suitable for parents, partners, friends, siblings, loved ones, and supporters of an individual with an eating disorder/disordered eating. It is on November 25th at 6:30pm-8:30pm for $10. More information here: http://ow.ly/K1jC50Ctyxh

edsna.ca This online drop-in group is suitable for parents, partners, friends, siblings, loved ones, and supporters

Learning about Eating Disorders and their functions and needs is a difficult process, but as the quote says "Once we know what the function is, then we can go deeper in exploring the unmet needs in our lives."

Interested in learning more about cognitive behavioral therapy and eating disorders? Check out our 6 week e-course on this topic! http://ow.ly/wi7C50CphHg

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Registration & Payments — Training Institute

If you’ve ever thought about getting more training in Family Based Treatment, we HIGHLY recommend this virtual opportunity in January! http://ow.ly/DEML50CmhCB

train2treat4ed.com Clinicians are invited to join this 2-day workshop to discuss the application of Family Based Treatment treatment of adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. Lecture and role plays will be used in this interactive course.

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Criticism - Harmony Therapy Group

Criticism is.."sharing your complaint with your partner in a way that essentially blames some personal aspect of them, personality, character, etc."
It is one of the negative communication styles in relationships that Dr. Gottman has found in the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. Read more about what it is and how to work on this type of communication: http://ow.ly/YMzG50Ckhpk

harmonytherapygroup.com What is Criticism?   While not quite as damaging to a relationship as contempt, criticism gives it a run for it’s money as one of the top four negative communication styles Dr. John Gottman has found contributes to divorce. He calls these the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Let’s start with a goo...

We believe it is important to remind ourselves of this quote! Especially in dealing with relationships! None of us are perfect. Working on communication styles and recognizing negative ones are #soimportant

With gratitude to our Veterans, for the sacrifice of serving our country courageously and defending our freedoms!

4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Let's talk about the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse!
In the following video, Meredith Riddick, LPC, CEDS-S details a little bit about the Gottmans and how they developed the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what this exactly means when relating to relationships: http://ow.ly/RYux50Cg0sK

Gottman research on 4 styles of communication that are particularly problematic in relationships. Website: HarmonyTherapyGroup.com Instagram: www.instagram.c...

Quote of the week!
"Do your own work in owning where negative communication comes up in your own life."

jsechinutritiontherapy.com

Why is It Important to See a Dietitian that Specializes in Eating Disorders

Reposting this article because it is so important!
Why is It Important to See a Dietitian that Specializes in Eating Disorders -
When one goes to see a doctor for a specific reason, wouldn't you want to see a specialist for that reason or in the same field? Why does this reason not follow when one chooses to go see a Dietitian?
In the following article, it details reasons as to why seeing a Dietitian that specializes in Eating Disorders is important and crucial to one's recovery process. Read more here: http://ow.ly/HqPz50Bkb05

jsechinutritiontherapy.com In any field of medicine it’s usually best to see a specialist. You wouldn’t see a general surgeon to perform back surgery. You also likely wouldn’t seek out cancer treatment from an infectious disease doctor. Sure they have general knowledge of the spinal cord and vertebrae, or basic cancer t...

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It's OK to eat Halloween candy | More-Love.org

Happy Halloween!
The day where candy is everywhere, but we try to avoid it at all costs. This is because of the common belief that candy is bad for us. When in all actuality, the fear of candy or any food for that matter gives the candy the power. Try to listen to your body's cravings this halloween instead... http://ow.ly/VLQY50C84ax

more-love.org As Halloween approaches, are you asking yourself if it's OK to eat Halloween candy? It's definitely OK - you don't need to be afraid of food!

Interested in diving deeper into understanding some of these expectations or just figuring out more about how to be in a relationship?! We have an e-course for you!
Find the partner you've been wanting by first starting with yourself! Learn the ins and outs of what expectations to set for a healthy relationship: https://harmony-therapy-u.teachable.com/p/better-wife-better-life-single

It is a #process maintaining eating disorder recovery.
Quote of the week! "It's not necessarily all about getting to the end, it's what you learn about yourself along the way"

Loving the start of a #weekendgetaway to #Philly with my favorite travel buddy! 💃🏻🕺🏻. Of course with my new shirt from BodyandSoulRDApparel on #etsy and fabulous local Food Tour with THE Chef Jacquie @streatsofphillyfoodtours!!!!! #allfoodsfit #antidiet #betterwifebetterlife #freedomwithfood #qualitytime #relationshiprituals

We wanted to share this Holiday Recovery course offered by Rock Recovery ! Link to register: http://ow.ly/z8bZ50BZbEs

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