Motivation is a key component to help people achieve their goals, providing the necessary fuel to kick-start the journey and keep it going. People struggling with eating disorders may be faced with a strong ambivalence about recovery that will cause their motivation to waver on a daily basis. While recovering from an eating disorder is challenging task, recovery is possible when motivation is used each step of the way—that’s why the UNC Eating Disorders Program is now offering a motivation and enhancement group designed with the goals of recovery and resilience in mind.
The Recovery & Resilience outpatient therapy group meets weekly to discuss topics such as motivation, optimism, mental agility, self-awareness, connecting with others and self-regulation. Group members focus on maintaining motivation for recovery, enhancing resilience for overcoming life hurdles, and identifying and living life values. The group is well suited for people who have struggled with anorexia nervosa or other eating disorders that include a strong drive for thinness and fear of weight gain. The group meets on Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm and is led by Colie Taico, LCSW and Millie Maxwell, PhD. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Colie at 843-9207.
~Colie Taico, LCSW