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ED Curse Words: Abolish or Embrace?

Monday, September 26, 2016  
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ED Curse Words: Abolish or Embrace?

by Sandra Wartski, Psy.D.

Amidst the recovery journey from an Eating Disorder (ED), there are certain words which can sting and shock like angry curse words. The ED voice using certain words over and over again in a context of disapproval and disgust can have an indelible negative impact – for both the client and the clinician. Although the initial reaction for any ED-specialized clinician may be to abolish the use of certain words, a reframing and embracing of the words might ultimately be more beneficial. Choosing to deconstruct and reconstruct such words for our clients — and even perhaps for ourselves — can assist all of us in being more aware and generally more prepared to challenge the cascade of destructive thoughts which usually follow the ED expletives.

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