So I've been a member for a few years now but haven't posted in ages as I was in hospital for a while and then went into outpatient treatment. I've been up and down and all over the place in my recovery but have finally found two big things that work for me - fitness and having a career goal I really care about.
I've just finished studying to be a remedial massage therapist and am going to be studying psychology next year. My goal is to provide physical and psychological treatment as a combined package. At the moment it seems like therapists have forgotten that mind and body are connected - you can't see anyone who treats both (or I haven't found anyone anyway!). But so many conditions (eating disorders especially) have both physical and mental/emotional issues which need to be addressed. I'll have to start out small, but eventually I want to start an eating disorders clinic that has psychologists, nutritionists, personal trainers, massage therapists, medical professionals etc so people get all the help they need in the one place. I would want a focus on fitness and health, not just for clients but for all the staff because I know how effing hard it is (and this sounds awful but it's true) to take advice on your diet and what you're doing to your body from someone who doesn't look healthy themselves.
Anyway, I could talk for ages about my plans but don't want to bore you guys! I was just really hoping that some of you could help me out. I'm making a business plan for my first little massage business (the first tiny step towards my end goal which is so important to me but which seems too huge to be possible at the moment!). I have a really short survey I need some people to fill out. It'll take less than 5 minutes and you would be doing me the hugest favour in the world. The link is http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2XQGNGL
Thanks for reading,