Advice by Kaela Vlog (First Ever!): Navigating ED + COVID-19 Anxiety
For many years, our ED therapist, Kaela Scott, has been answering questions from our community in our monthly 'Advice by Kaela' blogs. We decided to take this one step further and create a vlog! In our first ever vlog, Kaela answers questions submitted from our community about navigating eating disorders while simultaneously navigating the uncertain times we are living in due to COVID-19. Check out the full vlog and our handy question guide below.
00:40 As someone who is in ED recovery, how can I navigate grocery shopping right now, when old habits are emerging due to increased anxiety?
04:03 I find myself binge eating more due to the bulk shopping I have been doing so that I don’t go to the grocery store as often. How can I manage this when there is so much food in the house?
08:35 Is eating while watching tv or listening to podcasts/music/audiobooks unhealthy?
09:35 What are ways to create structure right now when battling an eating disorder with limited accountability or support?
14:05 Do you have any advice on feeling more comfortable with virtual counselling?
16:37 Where can I find online meal support right now?
18:34 What are some strategies to eat regularly and mute ED thoughts?
22:24 Could you share ideas for self-care, hobbies or journalling prompts during this time of necessary social distancing?
Did you like the vlog? Have any questions you'd like Kaela to answer in our next video? We would love to hear from you!
Kaela Scott is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who specializes in Eating Disorders. She runs her own private practice and works with the Looking Glass Foundation in both their summer camp and their Hand In Hand Program. She has been passionate about working with eating disorders since freeing herself from her own struggle and realizing what it is like to be happy and well. When she isn’t working, you can find Kaela either cozying up with a cup of tea and her friends or up in the mountains going for a hike.