What happens when at 13 years-old you’re diagnosed with an eating disorder and you suddenly become part of a ‘brutal’ health system that is designed to fight the ‘disease’ rather than identify ‘wellbeing’?

16 year-old Alicia Watson looks back on that time with her dad Ian Watson. They remember a time of fear and helplessness. The health professionals were focussed on Alicia gaining weight and in the process completely overlooked her own natural balancing system. This natural balancing system would eventually help Alicia to start trusting herself again.

Ian realised that Alicia would be able to find her own way – she just needed to be reminded of her wellbeing. 

It was this message of hope that enabled Alicia to reconnect to her wellbeing once again – here’s Ian and Alicia on this week’s podcast.

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