Preventing a Relapse with Dr. Nicole Siegfried

Nicole Siegfried smiling at camera

Relapses are an inevitable part of recovery. Yet, so many people have a hard time accepting them as part of the process. Dr. Nicole Siegfried has dealt with the ups and downs of eating disorder recovery both personally and professionally. As Clinical Director of Castlewood at the Highlands, she has a lot of experience to share on recovery maintenance, therapeutic approaches as well as relapse prevention. Tune in to today’s show to be inspired and reminded that recovery is possible and worth fighting for.

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What You’ll Learn from Nicole Siegfried

 Favorite Quote

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. -Anne Lamott

Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Favorite Recovery Resource

Advice to Former Self

  • This right now feels like that worst thing that could happen; whatever it may be. It may feel like such a burden, but at some point this experience will be a blessing to you that will help you through your next experience.I would also tell her to lighten up a little bit and have a little bit more compassion for herself.

Definition of Recovery according to Nicole Siegfried

Recovery is so much more than stopping binging and purging and gaining weight. It’s much more than symptom remission. It is living a life worth living.

For Your Journey

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