When you decide to recover whether that is from an eating disorder, disordered eating, exercise addiction and/or hypothalamic amenorrhea, it will likely be one of the toughest decisions you make in your life.
These food and exercise behaviours, that you have likely had for a prolonged period of time, have become your comfort zone and when you are forced outside your comfort zone in any context there can be a great deal of uncertainty or ambivalence.
The Oxford dictionary defines ambivalence as “the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.”
So, if we put this into a recovery context, ambivalence is you being in two minds about whether or not you want to recover. You might feel pulled in different directions, that is wanting to recover but also wanting to stay unwell.
In today’s podcast episode we discuss the signs and symptoms of ambivalence in recovery, our own personal experiences of feeling stuck and ambivalent in recovery, plus some practical strategies for overcoming ambivalence so you can get unstuck and start taking action towards full recovery.
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