Miche’s Model – Michelle Sparkes

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A map (or model) to explain how eating disorders function

When pain comes our way it is natural to protect against it. And a very understandable way to protect against pain directed at the self or experienced within the self, is to try and control it. Food/body/weight control in this respect make ‘sense’ because it gives us a tangible way to make ourselves feel more […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery – simple but not easy

Ever tried to get somewhere you’ve never been before without a map? Difficult isn’t it. But with a map, things become clear, you can spot the dead-ends and plot the most direct route to your destination. Miche’s Model is a simple visual ‘map’ I developed to illustrate how an eating disorder functions and why getting […]

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Get unstuck from your ED with a Map & 4 Keys!

Have you ever felt like you would NEVER be free from your eating disorder or disordered eating experience? Have you ever wondered, “How on earth did I get stuck in this place where thoughts of food and weight (and exercise) consume me?! I didn’t start here. How did this happen?” i want to reassure you, you are not […]

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A map (or model) to help you SEE why the ED solution to the problem of pain doesn’t work

If you struggle with an eating disorder (ED) or disordered eating (DE) experience, the map (model) I developed in the late 90s will help you SEE why you struggle and what you can do about it. The ED ‘solution’ to the problem of pain will never never take you where you want to go. It […]

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