Sunday, September 11, 2005

Putting experience to good use

I've had eating disorders for over 20 years. Anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder (BED), abuse of laxatives, vomitting... Quite a list, but I can sum it up in one word: hell! I've tried all kinds of help with various effects. I'll spare you the details. About 5 years ago I found the turning point in myself and the following treatment did the rest. I never say I'm completely recovered, because eating will always be a weak point for me. But I've learned how to deal with it. I'm still not happy with my body, but I accept and respect it. I don't want to abuse or bring harm to it the way(s) I did in the past.
Some months ago I was thinking about all of this and decided to put my experiences to good use. On the website of the SABN (Dutch foundation for eating disorders) I read they were looking for 'experience-experts' to lead a self-help group for people with an eating disorder. Yesterday I finished the two-day training for it. It was very intensive, but I learned a lot. I know I'll still make mistakes, but everyone does. I got some tips to start a group in Haarlem with the help of a professional health care institution; that would be great. I'm excited and a bit scared, but it'll work out one way or another!


  1. Hey lieve vrouw,

    Heb ik je al verteld dat ik beretrots op je ben?



  2. Sophie en Denice13/9/05 21:44


    Wat goed zeg, hiermee komen een heleboel mensen een (groot) stapje verder!

    Kus en knuff,

    Sophie & Denice

    P.s. Yep, ikke lees ook mee ;o)

  3. Bedankt voor het vertrouwen!

  4. Goed zeg! Je mag zeker wel trots op je zijn.

    Kan het zijn dat toen ik nog hbov deed dat iemand van diezelfde organisatie uitleg gaf over allerlei eetziekten?

    BB Emy

  5. Ja, dat kan kloppen. SABN leidt ook mensen op om gastlessen te geven op allerlei scholen.

  6. Anonymous21/9/05 18:51

    Wat goed van je Tink! Echt heel knap. Veel succes ermee.




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