The decision to move online was not an easy one, and we are very aware of the implications the first lockdown had on the wider eating disorder community. However, preserving the safety of our clients has always been at the heart of Orri’s approach.
As things begin to open up, the expectation of springing back to normality is palpable, but what if lockdown life was actually peaceful? And the prospect of returning to “normality” really daunting?
“As the world comes to a grinding halt the nightmare of COVID-19 is palpable. For me though it is not the nightmare of the virus itself, but the nightmare it presents to my eating disorder. I know I am not alone in fearing the current uncertainty and unknown, but that fear is compounded by the fact that I suffer from anorexia.”
April has disappeared
And May has suddenly appeared,
I was hoping by now that the virus had gone,
I guess I was wrong…
Often, we talk about the eating disorder having a “voice”. By that we mean the critical thoughts that may pop in and out of your head throughout the day (or around food/mealtimes) that really test your recovery and resilience.