Z’s Wonderland


How EMDR Treatment Can Help Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante EMDR treatment, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, can help eating disorder recovery (EMDR: Treatment for PTSD). What are those four strange letters and how can they help me, you might ask? EMDR, which is performed by someone licensed and trained in EMDR, is a rapid eye movement therapy usually associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...

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How We Find What We’re Looking For By Z Zoccolante   Among the beautiful things in my life this week, I also found myself pretty exhausted. I think it would be cool if they had little bumble bee hive pods like they do in Japan, and you could crawl into one of them and shut yourself in for hours or days. And, of course, they’d be magical so that when you were in them time was different and you could sleep for a day or a week in...

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This is Not Your Home By Z Zoccolante   Have you ever had those moments when you remember being someone else, in dreams or deja vu? You feel misplaced in your skin, as though your internal core has lived here before, somewhere else, in another time. This is the feeling of movies that pull back the matrix of our world and till our eyes open to another layer existing here admits us. It’s been here the whole time, but we see it only...

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Art as a Coping Tool in Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante   Art can be an important tool in your eating disorder recovery. Eating Disorders thrive on rigidity. They tell us what to eat, what not to eat, how much to run, when we’ll starve, purge, or hide away from the world. Eating disorders are built on control and structure. Art can be flexible and fluid. Art can be wild and spacious and free. Art can be what we want it...

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Our Woundings Make Us Whole By Z Zoccolante   We all interpret the world through the different lenses of our own experience. We each have different woundings, usually beginning in our childhood. From there, we spend our lives guarding and protecting these fragile parts of ourselves.   There are some wounds that are formed later on. For example, a situation where someone’s been cheated on or physically or sexually attacked,...

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How to Set a New Year’s Resolution with an Eating Disorder By Z Zoccolante Listen to the audio of this post in the blue box below! *This post first appeared on HealthyPlace.com Each year, as the New Year rolls around, millions of us with eating disorders set our resolutions. One of the number one American resolutions is to exercise more, with gym memberships spiking in January and then waning soon after. Despite good intentions, many...

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