Before being introduced to EDA, I struggled with admitting powerlessness and surrendering because I thought it meant weakness. It took another member of the Twelve Step fellowship to reframe this skewed perception. She explained that instead of seeing surrender as weakness, I should think of it as joining the “winning team.” That completely changed me: It gave me permission to finally let go of my disorder. Even now, ten years into my recovery, surrender has to happen every single day for me. I continually recognize that in myself and I remind my clients who struggle, too. Working the Steps of EDA brought me from a place of captivity to a place of freedom and peace, and for that I am truly grateful.
EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS (EDA)
EDA is a Twelve-Step fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.
General Service Board of EDA
P.O. Box 5243
Chico, CA 95927