Eating disorders are a significant concern across the globe. In the UK alone, statistics reveal that approximately 1.25 million people are affected by eating disorders, with the majority being young women. These disorders can have devastating effects on an individual’s physical and mental health, including their overall quality of life.

It’s estimated that 8.4% of women and 2.2% of men in the UK suffer from some type of eating disorder. Recognising the severity of this issue, The Cabin Chiang Mai has partnered with Sandhurst Manor to develop a comprehensive program aimed at effectively treating various eating disorders, including Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Bulimia Nervosa. This partnership has resulted in the creation of the specialised 12-week Rise treatment programme, which offers a holistic approach to addressing eating disorders and promoting long-term recovery.

Learn the Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Identifying the symptoms of eating disorders is crucial in seeking timely intervention. Some of the symptoms are:

  • Extreme Weight Fluctuations: Rapid loss or gain of weight without a medically approved reason can indicate an eating disorder.
  • Obsession with Body Weight or Shape: Constant preoccupation with body weight, shape, or appearance, often accompanied by negative self-talk or criticism.
  • Distorted Body Image: Perceiving oneself as overweight or obese despite being underweight or having a healthy weight.
  • Unusual eating habits: Severe restriction of food intake, including avoiding certain food groups or specific foods altogether.
  • Binge eating: eating large amounts of food in a short time, often accompanied by a feeling of loss of control and guilt afterwards.
  • Compensatory behaviours: Engaging in behaviours such as self-induced vomiting, relying on laxatives or diuretics, fasting, or excessive exercise to compensate for food intake and avoid weight gain.
  • Secrecy about eating: Hiding food, eating in secret, or avoiding eating in public settings.
  • Social withdrawal: Withdrawing from social activities that involve food, such as meals with friends or family gatherings.
  • Physical Symptoms: Physical signs may include fatigue, dizziness, fainting, weakness, hair loss, dry skin, and brittle nails.
Signs of Eating Disorder

Understanding the root causes of eating disorders, as exemplified by the problems in the UK, is equally important. While there is no single cause, various factors can contribute to their development, including genetic predisposition, societal pressures, psychological factors such as low self-esteem or trauma, and environmental influences. By addressing these issues, individuals can begin to heal and overcome their struggles with food and body image.

Rise, an Exclusive 12-week Disordered Eating Programme

To understand how rehab centres work to treat eating disorders effectively, look into the Rise programme. The Rise programme offered by The Cabin Chiang Mai and Sandhurst Manor takes a comprehensive approach to treatment, concentrating on the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of eating disorders. Our 12-week programme combines our effective Changing Pathways programme with Sandhurst Manor’s Golden Key programme, providing guests with a tailored treatment plan to meet their unique needs.

Personal and Group Counselling Sessions at The Cabin

Guests participating in the Rise programme have access to a range of therapeutic treatments, including an initial clinical assessment at the beginning of the programme and individual and group therapy. These therapies help provide context and balance to develop healthier coping mechanisms, challenge distorted thoughts and beliefs, and cultivate a more positive relationship with food and their bodies.

Nutritional counselling is also a fundamental component of the Rise programme, helping individuals establish balanced eating habits and rebuild a healthy relationship with food. By working closely with experienced dietitians, guests learn how to nourish their bodies properly and develop sustainable dietary practices that support their recovery journey.

Our Supporting Classes and Therapies

The Rise programme consists of carefully designed therapies and treatments to help you overcome your eating disorder and learn how to live a healthy and productive life again. Our supporting classes and therapies include:

  • Art Psychotherapy: By creating art, our therapists help you bring your subconscious into the conscious world and help you gain full control of your mind and your behaviours.
  • Dynamic Neurofeedback: Your brain has the ability to change. This treatment helps enable the client’s ability to move forward by enabling it to recognise and make the necessary changes to improve your life.
  • EMDR: Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing is a mental health treatment therapy that uses specific eye movements to help you process certain traumas.
  • Mindfulness and Yoga: By embracing mindfulness and yoga techniques, you can improve your self-awareness and help promote inner peace.
  • Somatic Movement: Somatic movement has proven effective in allowing people to reduce stress levels and tension and decrease the intensity of their symptoms. This practice allows you to perform certain movements and focus on the changes within your body caused by them.
  • Relapse Prevention: Our programme will equip you with practical tools to help you maintain your long-term recovery and prevent you from relapsing into unhealthy eating habits.
  • The Golden Key Programme: This programme guides you in ways to heal, grow and recover. It teaches and incorporates skills that boost self-esteem and personal empowerment.
  • Aftercare Support: The Cabin Chiang Mai and Sandhurst Manor provide aftercare support to help you smoothly transition back into your daily life for as long as you need our help.

Learn More About the Cabin Chiang Mai

The Cabin Chiang Mai offers luxurious facilities that provide guests with a serene and supportive environment conducive to healing and self-discovery. From comfortable accommodations to state-of-the-art amenities, guests can focus on their recovery in a setting that promotes relaxation and well-being.

If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Cabin Chiang Mai for more information about our Rise programme.

About the Author

Lee Daniel Hawker-Lecesne

Lee Daniel Hawker-Lecesne

Clinical Director at The Cabin (MBPsS, British Psychological Society Number: 479469) Lee is a Registered Member of the British Psychological Society. He graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK with a degree in Behavioural Science and a postgraduate clinical focus on addictions from the University of Bath. Lee is a focused and ambitious individual who has in-depth training and experience in a broad range of clinical psychological interventions in the treatment of addiction, dual diagnosis, and complex trauma.

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