So here we have Alex Raymond coaching us on some approaches to helping those with eating disorders from the perspective of the health professional. The first step being that you come to grips with dealing with eating disorders. The second step involves bringing in the family. The third is making a clear distinction between your client and his/her eating disorder as to make sure they don’t “become” them. The fourth is understanding the physical ramifications of such disorders. And the 5th and most important of all is to always lend an ear.
- There are helpful tips health professionals can follow to help with their eating disorder work.
- Listening is important when working with this specialized group of people.
- These steps are easy to master and can significantly improve your practice.
“Sometimes, the most helpful thing you can do for someone who is struggling with an ED is to listen to their worries and concerns.”