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Discovering Hope: Bulimia Recovery Affirmations

Oct 09, 2023

 Discovering Hope: Bulimia Recovery Affirmations



Welcome to Conquering Bulimia, where we understand the profound and challenging journey of recovery from bulimia. Our mission is to provide you with the inspiration, hope, and guidance you need to navigate this path successfully.

Understanding Bulimia: A Common Struggle

Bulimia, a condition characterized by cycles of binge eating followed by purging behaviors, can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. It's a condition that often feels isolating, but you are not alone in your struggle. At Conquering Bulimia, we acknowledge the complexities of bulimia and its impact on individuals and their loved ones. We know that seeking help is a significant step, and we are here to support you.

The Journey to Recovery

Recovery from bulimia is a courageous endeavor that requires commitment and self-compassion. We believe in your strength and resilience, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve lasting recovery.

The Power of Affirmations in Bulimia Recovery

One powerful tool that can aid in your recovery journey is the use of affirmations or mantras. These positive statements and repetitive phrases can help shift your mindset, promote self-compassion, and offer a sense of hope and inspiration. Let me share with you a bit about how I used affirmations in my recovery.  But first, I have to admit that I was skeptical, and I wanted to do things my own way. I did not want to stand in front of a mirror and repeat something I didn't believe in...because that made me feel worse! So instead, I created a mantra that did resonate with me, something I could say to myself without cringing. And, I never looked in the mirror and smiled while repeating my mantra. Instead, I would repeat it in my head (and sometimes out loud). I had a specific phrase that I would say to myself every day--when I woke up, and when I went to bed. My mantra kept me grounded and calm, even in times of hopelessness. I even wore a bracelet that reminded me of my mantra. This can be one word or phrase that inspires you!

Now, I help my clients create a list of healthy self statements that they read to themselves at the beginning of the day to set the tone, and before bed to end the day on a positive, calm note. A lot of my clients also love the "I am-Daily Affirmations" app.  With the app, you can choose from many daily intentions and set reminders to have these intentions delivered throughout the day.

I highly recommend you come up with your own affirmations as well! The next paragraph will discuss the science behind the use of affirmations, for anyone who may be skeptical. At the bottom of this article, I have also included links to two YouTube videos that will help explain the science of affirmations. It is also important to understand that affirmations will not be enough to achieve full recovery, we encourage you to seek professional help. Now, let's dive into the science behind using affirmations in your recovery.

The Science Behind Using Affirmations

Positive affirmations are supported by scientific research. These affirmations, commonly used in self-help and personal development, are based on ideas from cognitive psychology. Essentially, they work by repeating positive statements about yourself, which can make you feel better about who you are and boost your self-esteem. This process is thought to activate parts of the brain that respond to rewards and help you develop a more positive and self-confident outlook. A study in the journal Social Cognitive and Effective Neuroscience titled "Self-Affirmation Activates Brain Systems Associated with Self-Related Processing and Reward and Is Reinforced by Future Orientation" sheds light on how self-affirmations affect the brain and their potential cognitive benefits.


Affirmations for Healing

Discover a collection of affirmations carefully crafted to inspire and provide hope in your recovery:

Affirmation 1: I am worthy of a healthy, happy life.

Affirmation 2: Every day brings new opportunities for healing.

Affirmation 3: I release the need for perfection and embrace self-acceptance.

Affirmation 4: My journey to recovery is a testament to my inner strength.


Affirmations for Strength

Incorporate these powerful mantras into your daily routine to cultivate inner strength and resilience:

Affirmation 1: "I am stronger than my struggles."

Affirmation 2: "With each step, I move closer to a brighter future."

Affirmation 3: "I am the author of my own recovery story."

Affirmation 4: "I can handle anything that comes my way."


Affirmations for Anxiety

Repeat these affirmations daily to decrease anxiety:

Affirmation 1: "Calm washes over me."

Affirmation 2: "I can move past this moment."

Affirmation 3: "I choose positive and nurturing thoughts."

Affirmation 4: "I have survived my anxiety before and I will survive again now."


Your Journey to Healing

In conclusion, your journey to healing from bulimia is filled with hope and potential. We encourage you to embrace the power of affirmations and mantras as you take each step toward recovery. You are not alone, and Conquering Bulimia is here to guide you. When you're ready, we encourage you to check out Conquering Bulimia, the online course, to see how we can support you on your recovery journey. Use coupon code “RECOVERY” and receive 20% off now. Go to: Conquering Bulimia - Online Course

Key Takeaways:

  • Recovery from bulimia is a courageous endeavor that requires commitment and self-compassion.
  • These positive statements and repetitive phrases can help shift your mindset, promote self-compassion, and offer a sense of hope and inspiration
  • Positive affirmations work by leveraging the self-affirmation theory, which suggests that when individuals repeat positive statements about themselves, it can reinforce a positive self-identity and boost self-esteem. 

 Continue reading for frequently asked questions related to bulimia recovery & the use of affirmations in bulimia recovery. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the first steps in seeking help for bulimia recovery?

  2. How can affirmations and mantras support my recovery from bulimia?

    • Affirmations and mantras promote a positive mindset, self-compassion, and hope, which are essential in the recovery process.
  3. Is recovery from bulimia possible?

    • Absolutely. Many individuals have successfully recovered from bulimia with the right support and resources. Sarah and I both achieved full recovery, after many years of struggling. Recovery is possible!
  4. What makes the online course, Conquering Bulimia a trusted source for recovery support?

    • We have years of coaching experience with a plethora of client testimonials who have achieved recovery with our guidance. Conquering Bulimia also includes exclusive interviews with highly sought-after experts in the eating disorder recovery field. 
  5. How can I purchase Conquering Bulimia?

    • If you or someone you love is struggling with Bulimia, there is hope! Conquering Bulimia is a one-of-kind, private, self-paced online course led by Certified Eating Disorder Coaches who have both fully recovered from Bulimia. Use coupon code “RECOVERY” and receive 20% off now. Go to: Conquering Bulimia - Online Course

Relevant Video Resources

  1. Video: The Science of Affirmations: Brain Wave States & Subconscious Reprogramming
  2. Video: The Quantum Law: As soon as you master this, the shift happens

Author: Merrit Elizabeth