Disordered Eating Companion
At Recovery Frameworks, the goal of our Disordered Eating Companions is to provide education, motivation, and a safe environment for the development of joyful recovery.
Disordered eating occurs when an individual begins to experience disturbances in their eating behaviors and their thoughts and emotions related to food. Preoccupations with one’s food, weight, and shape are additional warning signs. When disordered eating progresses into an eating disorder, the disease is very serious and can often be fatal. It is imperative to address these disorders with clinical and structured support. Eating disorder companions assist individuals and families as they navigate the early challenges of recovery.
Disordered Eating Companions are individuals in long term recovery from their disordered eating who provide mentorship and accountability to the individuals they are working with. Disordered eating companions are available to individuals 24 hours a day. They will work in whatever environment the client needs them to provide unique and tailored assistance. In the short term, companions can be used to maintain accountability and safety during times that the treatment team knows will be challenging. These include the transition away from a protective environment or trips and engagements that will be particularly stressful. In the long term, disordered eating companions provide support that is consistent through the many levels of care associated with treating disordered eating and eating disorders. They develop strong personal relationships that individuals can rely on as they progress in their recovery.
Companions focus on providing structure that is consistent, positive, and focused on the action to develop the skills and tools necessary to sustain recovery from disordered eating. They fit seamlessly into your lifestyle and are prepared to collaborate with the treatment team you have in place. Working with individuals 24 hours a day allows disordered eating companions to be present for the challenges of early recovery that often arise. Disordered eating companions will monitor mood, affect, and one’s eating patterns.
At Recovery Frameworks the goal of our disordered eating companions is to provide education, compassion, motivation, mindfulness practices and a safe environment to develop strength in recovery. Disordered eating companions bring a new resource for recovery. When working with a disordered eating companion from Recovery Frameworks, you or your loved one will have the greatest opportunity to build their quality of life in recovery.
If you think a Disordered Eating Companion could be beneficial in you or your family's journey to recovery, reach out for more information about how we can help.