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A Compassionate Response to Eating Disorders: Eva Musby with Marti Balaam
Wednesday 14 December 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In this salon, Eva and Marti will discuss the life-changing and traumatic nature of caring for a loved one with an eating disorder. They will explore the vital importance of a compassionate approach for those struggling with, or caring for someone with, eating disorders.
Due to the sensitive nature of the conversation, this salon will not be recorded.
Eva Musby’s daughter was struck by anorexia age 10 and spent almost a year in hospital.
It turned out that this was the beginning of a journey of compassion – of love in action.
When you just can’t get your child to eat, it’s natural to resort to sanctions and to sink in despair or aggression.
Eva has found that it is kindness, combined with sound knowledge, that pays off long-term. The journey is full of paradoxes: kindness versus persistence, acceptance versus action, focus versus flexibility, intuition versus sound knowledge.
Eva Musby’s book and audio resources cover a wealth of practical and emotional tools for parents so they can be effective supports for their child all the way to recovery.
Her work rests on years of personal experience, is informed by research, and supported by parents and professionals across the world.
Eva’s website: https://anorexiafamily.com
Eva Musby is a pen name. Eva’s otherwise healthy daughter spiralled into anorexia just after her tenth birthday. Eleven months in hospital restored her health, but once she was home, Eva and her family learned a lot and made fast progress.
Eva now takes the principles that she learned in helping her daughter to recover and uses them to help other parents. Her book, Anorexia and other Eating Disorders: how to help your child eat well and be well is a guide for any parents struggling in this situation.
Dr Marti Balaam is a nurse, healthcare educationalist, researcher and social scientist who has worked in medical, nursing, health, and social care education for over 25 years. She is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and the Lead for Professionalism and Wellbeing within the undergraduate medical programme and a Lecturer in Nursing.
She is also an associate of the Edinburgh Global Compassion Initiative, whose purpose is to enable and embed the evidence and practice of compassion within the University, in Scotland and across and the world.
Marti is the Founding Director of The Compassion Salon.
The Compassion Salon
The Compassion Salon was founded by Dr Marti Balaam (@DrMartiBalaam). Marti is a healthcare educationalist, researcher and social scientist who has worked in medical, nursing, health, and social care education for over 25 years. She is currently a Lecturer in Medical Education and Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh and is Lead for Professionalism and Wellbeing within the undergraduate medical programme. She is passionate about the power of compassion and how we can integrate it into innovative curricula to transform society. Marti works with Global partners to develop programmes of work, share new strategies on compassionate engagement and learn from global and local experiences of how other communities practice compassion. The Salon, Marti states, is ‘a place for people to connect, inspire, and support using books and prose to reflect on human existence in a fragmented and challenging world’.
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