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Barberton
Hi Everyone,

I was hoping someone here could point me in the direction of some research on the topic of the use of meditation and breathwork for those who have been resistant to traditional therapy.

For my own self-care, I have started to read about meditation (Dan Harris, "10% Happier") and breathwork (James Nestor, "Breath") and have been amazed at how simple but effective they are for me. I have posted here before about my d being resistant to traditional therapy. She rolls her eyes at the idea of sitting on a couch and talking to a stranger. She listens, but won't engage. 

Has anyone tried something in the realm of meditation/breathwork with their child/young adult in care? Has anyone come across any research on the effectiveness of such methods? As you can imagine there is a great big world of meditation/mindfulness apps and I'm curious to know if anyone has found something that has made a difference?

Thanks, Barberton
D fell down the rabbit hole of AN at age 11 after difficulty swallowing followed by rapid weight loss. Progressing well through recovery, but still climbing our way out of the hole.
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Craig19
Hi Barberton,
I can only reply from my 14 year old daughters perspective who is currently an IP with anorexia. She uses the app 'Headspace' which she says helps to calm her anorexic thoughts when they persist in the evening. I'll try to get more details from her soon and pass on any info I can...It's certainly an avenue to explore with your daughter I believe.
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Barberton
@Craig19Craig19, thank you so much for telling me about Headspace. I will look it up. 
D fell down the rabbit hole of AN at age 11 after difficulty swallowing followed by rapid weight loss. Progressing well through recovery, but still climbing our way out of the hole.
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