Ocean Recovery Centre offers a comprehensive eating disorder rehabilitation programme. This programme treats those suffering from eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The programme achieves this aim through a combination of psychotherapy, detox, nutritional education and stringent medical monitoring.
Early treatment is critical
Eating disorders affect both men, women and children. These disorders are generally marked by a pre-occupation with eating, particularly in the sufferer’s quest to lose weight. Happiness is often measured in terms of body weight. Unfortunately this perpetual quest to lose weight is accompanied by a range of long term health implications. However eating disorders are highly treatable when early help is sought. Ocean Recovery Centre’s rehabilitation programmes helps patients by breaking this deadly cycle of fast, binge and purge synonymous with eating disorders.
When patients enter our centre a thorough assessment and examination is carried out by a consultant psychiatrist. This assessment attempts to diagnose physical damage fasting has caused. The psychiatrist assesses possible co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder and substance abuse. A personalised treatment plan is then drawn up based on information collected during assessment.
First stages of eating disorder rehabilitation
The first stage of rehab attempts to address health problems resulting from the eating disorder. Patients are encouraged to return to a normal pattern of eating. This step is essential if patients are to gain enough mental and physical energy to attend therapy and counselling sessions. During this testing time patients receive 24/7 medical observation. Patients do not need to worry about laundry, food or housekeeping duties. This means patients’ focus is centred on their recovery.
Thorough and structured therapy regime
Once patients’ eating patterns are normalised a process of therapy and counselling commence. Therapy is a mixture of psychotherapy, holistic therapy and family therapy. Psychotherapy generally takes the form of cognitive behavioural therapy. Here patients uncover deep psychological motivations for their eating disorder. These ‘triggers’ generally include stress, anxiety, fear, vulnerability and low self-esteem. Patients are taught coping strategies required to manage negative thoughts and emotions in ways other than resorting to fasting. Individual and group therapy sessions are employed. Group therapy allows eating disorder patients to mix and learn from one another. Individual therapy takes place one-on-one with a qualified therapist thus giving patients the level of attention required to make a full recovery.
Good grounding in sound nutrition
Patients receive expert nutritional education. Ocean Recovery employs a registered dietician to conduct this important segment of eating disorder rehabilitation. The dietician arms patients with healthy weight management techniques. This means patients no longer need to resort to fasting. Patients take part in a number of holistic therapies designed to improve their overall sense of wellbeing. This includes Reiki, mindfulness, yoga, reflexology and music therapy.
Once rehab draws to a close a full relapse prevention and after care plan is put in place. This plan helps patients apply knowledge learnt during rehab in ‘real world’ situations. Aftercare includes 24 hour telephone support and weekly sessions taking place at the rehab centre where patients attended.
Contacting Ocean Recovery Centre
Call Ocean Recovery today to find out more. Call on 0125 353 0553. Alternatively complete the enquiry form and a member of the team will respond shortly.
We maintain clinics across the United Kingdom.
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