Women across the country struggle with disordered eating every day. While American culture may encourage unhealthy relationships with food, women often find themselves under pressure to eat and look a certain way. Unrealistic social expectations, stress, unprocessed trauma, and social media all take a toll on women and their relationship with food. Unfortunately, many women lack support, treatment, and holistic care for disordered eating. A holistic treatment program with disordered eating support can help women disconnect from harmful belief systems and establish a healthy relationship with food.
If you or a woman in your life is struggling with disordered eating, the Willows at Red Oak Recovery® can help. Our holistic clinic helps women ages 18-30 reconnect with themselves and one another in beautiful North Carolina. Call us today at 855.773.0614 to learn more and enroll in our holistic disordered eating treatment programs.
What Is Disordered Eating?
While many people think anorexia and bulimia are the only types of disordered eating, disordered eating is simply an unhealthy relationship with food. Irregular eating habits, feelings, and thoughts surrounding food may or may not be considered an eating disorder. While the American Psychiatric Association narrowly defined eating disorders, common disordered eating can include:
- Food restriction without medical recommendation
- Food anxiety
- Guilt and shame associated with food
- Avoiding certain foods
- Obsessing over food
- Feeling a loss of control around food
- Using exercise and food restrictions to compensate for binging
Disordered eating affects someone physically and emotionally. Physical signs include weight fluctuations, self-isolation, changes in clothing, and changes in daily routine. Disordered eating may involve daily food rituals, calorie counting, and excessive exercise for some individuals. Regardless of the symptoms, disordered eating can start to interfere with a woman’s life. When an unhealthy relationship with food interferes with your life or the life of someone you love, it’s time to seek treatment.
Holistic Disordered Eating Treatment
Because disordered eating affects a person physically, emotionally, and mentally, it’s essential to seek holistic treatment. Unlike other forms of treatment, holistic treatment looks at symptoms as interconnected. It focuses on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing for overall health. For many women, holistic treatment can provide the support they need to understand the root causes of disordered eating. For instance, our treatment programs for disordered eating often include:
- Behavioral therapy
- Art therapy
- Wilderness therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Yoga therapy
Holistic treatment for disordered eating combines multiple modalities to help women reconnect with themselves and establish a healthy relationship with their bodies and nutrition. This approach to healing is individualized and flexible, allowing women to grow and change throughout the healing process. For many women, this approach provides the time, space, and activities they need to find healthy coping mechanisms. It can also lead to improved self-confidence and connections with other women.
Begin Holistic Treatment for Disordered Eating Today in North Carolina
If you or a woman in your life is struggling with food, weight, body image, or self-confidence, holistic treatment can help. At the Willows at Red Oak Recovery®, we believe in holistic treatment and extended care for women struggling with disordered eating and co-occurring disorders. Our program provides a sanctuary for women ages 18-30 to disconnect from their busy lives, stressors, and expectations while reconnecting with themselves. Women at The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® enjoy an invigorating program where they can heal and recover fully.
With a 90-day residential treatment option, our trauma-informed therapists help women at The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® thrive.
Call The Willows At Red Oak Recovery® to Learn More Now
Don’t wait. Call The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® now to get started. Reach our staff at 855.773.0614 to learn about enrollment.