A Recovery Blog Post from Katy Langfield

Katy writes regular blog posts for Physis Arts, Sciences, and Therapies. She is recovering from an eating disorder, learning to manage GAD and episodes of depression, whilst navigating a grieving process after her mum died suddenly.

She consistently attends her counselling/therapy appointments with me and her clinical email psychological support sessions, using such things as motivational interviewing techniques, with Physis’ junior practitioner, Hannah.

Katy puts things she is learning in her sessions into practice between sessions, and this is a key – consistency in daily practice, not just when crisis hits, but in an ongoing way, so it becomes a way of life and re-wires the brain into more healthy coping patterns.

Here is what Katy has to say in this next blog post:

‘My recovery is up and down and not straightforward.
My hope and goal and intention is that in 5 years time I want to be in full recovery from the ED and more fully managing the anxiety etc.
What this means for me is no ‘blips’ in the ED and no intrusive thoughts. It helps in my recovery by going to my counselling/therapy sessions, my clinical email support sessions, and writing my blog. I am really determined to make a full recovery and reach my goals.
I still have down days, but I don’t beat myself up for it anymore like I used to. I have realised it is not plain sailing, but that there are ups and downs, and that that is OK and part of the recovery journey and life.’

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