Testimonials are wonderful tools to keep eating disorder patients motivated in treatment. Hearing others’ experiences and recognizing methods they used to reach remission provides hope and a sense of belonging. Recovery is not easy, but reading about another’s journey can lessen feelings of frustration, anger, and confusion.
One such testimony post on Gwenyth Olwyn’s site “Your Eatopia” serves as a reminder that although recovery is challenging, time consuming, and at times disheartening, the rewards of true recovery far outweigh the negatives. The link to the recovery article is below. Also, peruse through Gwenyth’s other posts about the physiological, mental, and emotional challenges individuals face in recovery. Her insight into eating disorders and the type of effort needed to truly heal are quite insightful and motivating.