“Everything I Need to Know I Learned In Treatment” – Emily’s Recovery Story

“Everything I Need to Know I Learned In Treatment” a Recovery Story by Eating Recovery Center alumna Emily S.

Eating Recovery Center alumna, Emily S., recently shared her reflections on treatment and the recovery journey on her blog:

"What seems like a very long time ago, I went to treatment because I was mad (my favorite British term for what Americans might call off yer’ rocker).

After four years of working my way through a successful and expensive bachelor’s degree, my days were an exhaustive, obsessive, manic mix of waitressing, internships, and thesis statements.

Secretly, I cowered in a tiny psychological corner, spending every free moment exercising and counting calories. Finally, with the love and support of friends, families, and a couple strangers, I entered mind-body-soul treatment at the Eating Recovery Center in Denver, CO.

Everything I need to know I learned in treatment. My experience there was a personally and globally enlightening opportunity. In treatment I found my “human being,” who I am when I am not consumed by “doing.” The skills I learned in treatment teach me how to live effectively in an international setting today. Here I explain the insights my foibles allowed me. But this post isn’t really about me. The post is, ultimately, about you. Edify yourself in your own life experiences."

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