When we explore what’s going on inside us in the lead up to a binge it helps makes ‘sense’ of our behaviour; our bingeing feels less mindless and out of control; we can view our situation with more curiosity and ourselves with more compassion. This in turn helps us consider what alternatives there may be for us next time and whether there are deeper issues or challenges we might need to work on.
It can be particularly helpful to explore the binge with someone who is willing to listen without judgement and help us unpack and process our experience in a safe way (this will most likely be a trained counsellor, however a good and trusted friend can also be a great help).
In this podcast I look at how this ‘modelling’ reflects back to us the worth and value so important to our recovery. If you need help with this, I can help you.