‘At the beginning, your eating disorder is light. It guides you, bewitches you, it infiltrates the myriad of threads that weave your dreams.
The light is mesmerizing and pure and you are fixed on it: unwavering, driven, solitary. But your own light, the very essence of yourself, is fading. Colour seeps from your world – rainbows become monotone, soft edges become angular, words of beauty become numbers, gains, losses. Joy is always just beyond reach, it slips away from you like water. The light evolves cold, and unforgiving, it steals your dreams. It is not your friend, after all.’
We know that life can be difficult sometimes. We all have things to face that feel very challenging. We try to find ways to cope, and for some of us, that might mean a change in our eating behaviour. If that has happened to you, and you are worried about it, don’t panic.
There is always hope, and we have seen many people recover fully from eating disorders.
WHAT DO I DO?
- Eating issues cover a wide spectrum. Do you recognise yourself in any of these people?
- Have a look at some signs and symptoms and see if you relate to any of them
- Talk to someone you trust
- See your GP. They should be able to reassure you and offer help if you need it
- Come on a tastelife course
- Get our Top Tips for Recovery
- Think about recovery.
Who is the tastelife course for?
What is the tastelife course?
The aim of the course is to give you a toolkit of resources that you can use to start walking out of eating issues and back into enjoying life again, baby step by baby step. The tastelife course is not a cure or therapy, but it is a safe place where we can learn and grow together. Full recovery from eating disorders is possible! We have seen it and work with people who are either fully recovered or well on their way.
We believe in new beginnings and starting where you are. We know it isn’t all about food. There is a way out, and the tastelife course helps you to look forward to a time when eating, or not eating, is no longer holding you in its grip. The intention is that you can take hold of life in all its fulness, tasting food and enjoying it without fear, wherever you are and whoever you are with.
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The course is accredited by the University of Brighton Health Sciences and has been awarded their coveted REQ Mark. It is run by trained and accredited volunteers.
Our office is usually open Monday to Wednesday (we may be closed over holiday periods) but there is also a contact form you can use on the website.