Eating disorders are serious mental health concerns that are incredibly challenging to recover from, especially alone. At Stillar Psychological, we offer support to family members, including skills, tools, and resources so that families can learn to confidently support their loved one's recovery. This page is dedicated to providing helpful information in the form of book recommendations, videos, and internet resources that highlight various ways in which families can be supportive allies in their loved one's eating disorder recovery.
An interview with families who have worked through eating disorders collaboratively, and hear of their experiences and what they found to be helpful.
Learn how meal structure and predictability is important for youth with eating disorders. Watch now to see how you can support your loved ones before, during, and after meals.
In this video, a mother shares her family’s battle with anorexia. She reveals that her daughter (Kitty) suffered from this disease and shares the obstacles and triumphs that her family had overcome. She mentions that they found family-based therapy (FBT) to be the best form of treatment for them, and talks about what helped her family recover.
What is advanced care giving and why is it important? This video discusses the importance of advanced care giving and touches on what validation is and isn't, it also includes ways to best respond to the ubiquitous “I won't eat that”, “I don't want help” and "I feel fat."
Watch this video to learn about Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and eating disorders. The video focuses on how emotion coaching can help parents and caregivers in areas of meal support and symptom interruption.
A central issues among many individuals with eating disorders is suppressed anger. Similar to other emotions, anger must be given room for expression. Watch this video to learn strategies that parents and caregivers can utilize to help harness the power of their loved one's suppressed anger to move them along the road of recovery.
The Maudley Approach is a Family-Based Treatment for eating disorders. Visit Maudsley Parents to learn how families can play an important role in the recovery of their loved ones with eating disorders.