Willow Place August 17, 2020 No Comments

Long Term Effects of Eating Disorders on Relationships

Eating disorders can affect almost every aspect of life in some type of way. But, when people think about eating disorders, they often don’t consider the way that these disorders affect the people who care about the person living with them. For instance, the long term effects of eating disorders on romantic relationships. If you […]

Willow Place August 14, 2020 No Comments

Dealing with Loneliness and Addiction

Dealing with loneliness is not a rare human experience. In fact, there’s a study by the researchers at UC San Diego that suggests that 3 out of 4 Americans are lonely. Living with loneliness is an individual, subjective experience. But, it’s well known that the effects of loneliness can be both psychologically and physically damaging. […]

Willow Place August 11, 2020 No Comments

Approaches to Overcoming Negative Body Image in Treatment

When it comes to the development of eating disorders, body image plays a huge role. Essentially, body image is the way one perceives the way their own body looks. It can take into account self-feelings about weight, size, and basically any other physical attribute. Typically, women who are living with eating disorders experience negative body […]

Understanding Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (and 5 natural ways to treat it!)

The first step is always the hardest.  Withdrawing from addiction or cleansing yourself may appear like the end of your worries. You’ll presume life will improve and things return to normal… if only that were true. Withdrawal has two phases: acute and post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).  Most people go through a brief phase of physical […]

Willow Place August 4, 2020 No Comments

Telltale Signs You’ve Hit Rock Bottom Due to Addiction

If you’ve ever been in recovery from substance abuse or have a loved one who is, you’ve probably heard the term “hit rock bottom” as it relates to addiction. Surely, people can hit rock bottom in their lives due to a number of factors. But, it’s a common thing to associate this phrase with the […]

The Surprising Connection Between the Gut and the Brain

The Surprising Connection between the Gut and the Brain Imagine this: you are moments away from a crucial interview or a huge presentation; A strange tingling sensation brews in your stomach as if butterflies are flitting inside.  I’m sure you’ve felt this in other crucial moments of your life. The “butterflies in your stomach” is […]

Willow Place July 20, 2020 No Comments

Yes – You Should Still Get Substance Abuse Help During the Pandemic

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that has left the world worrisome of the health of themselves and their loved ones. The quick spread of this virus and the lasting health effects to even those who recover is something everyone should be aware of. Since before 2020, this virus has affected dozens of countries. But, […]

Willow Place July 13, 2020 No Comments

Confronting the Unrealistic Body Standards of Summertime

It’s here – summertime. And with it comes all things related to fun in the sun like pool days, BBQs and getaway road trips. But, summertime also comes with the unrealistic expectations of the “summer bod”. Unhealthy body standards that frequent this season can make the summertime feel overwhelming for women who may be struggling […]

Willow Place July 7, 2020 No Comments

5 Unexpected Things You May Experience in Early Recovery

Taking the first step to getting help for substance abuse is by far the most challenging. But, deciding that you want to get sober isn’t the only challenge you’ll face during early recovery. Unfortunately, many are unprepared for all that they may experience during their time getting sober. So, when they experience challenges or difficulties […]

Willow Place July 3, 2020 No Comments

Types of Supportive Therapy to Use for Eating Disorders

Traditional medicine will sometimes aim to treat the symptoms of what people are dealing with – rather than the overall cause of the problem. This is true in nearly every type of medicine, including mental health. While it’s certainly helpful to utilize traditional medicines and therapies, supportive therapy approaches pain (whether emotional or physical) differently. […]