About Natalie Buley
Working with Eating Disordered clients over the past twenty years has been a journey of learning, respect and honour.
I am in constant pursuit to offer my clients a more valuable and wholistic service to provide some relief from this illness.
It’s obvious that being harassed by intrusive thoughts – which can lead to unhelpful behavior choices – is exhausting. Sharing these thoughts and struggles can temporarily provide relief and can even prevent the reactive behaviour that follows.
Finding the space to PAUSE can shift this reactive cycle. I believe that having a sounding board for these moments provides the PAUSE.
With this in mind I am offering a real-time portal to connect or debrief, perhaps even to find solace from the internal suspicious and destructive voices.
The springboard of recovery is ACTion; ACCEPTANCE, CONNECTION and Self COMPASSION and TRUST.
This disorder can live in the dark and can easily be denied (We’ve all been there right?!). ACCEPT you are struggling. ACCEPT the present moment. WISHING things were different is DENIAL.
This disorder has grown out of a place of SHAME. Shame, self-pity, self-criticism, not good-enough and the notion of imperfection; somehow you have managed to find yourself in a place of SHAME.
Shame leads to social withdrawal and isolation; feelings of being trapped and powerless. Self COMPASSION has been proven to counteract shame.
This disease is shrouded in secrets. Honesty happens from a place of TRUST. Trust requires vulnerability and allows ourselves to be seen and heard.
During my training as a Mindfulness Teacher eight years ago I really began to deeply understand these qualities. Having trained as an Art psychotherapist and practicing for twenty years, I have also come to realize that weekly counselling/therapy is sometimes not enough.
Sometimes when the Crazy is unfiltered and on full volume we need more than bi-weekly check-ins, sometimes on the journey we only need quarterly check-ins.
Some body dysmorphic days are easier than other ones. There are external /internal triggers and stressors that perhaps could be better managed with a walk-through of the issues as they arise – or at least shortly thereafter.