Training will enable you to identify other areas for personal development of the client. These other areas may include obsessive-compulsive and other addictive behaviours, exercise, shopping, drug taking, alcohol and self-harm to name some of them. Ritual and phobias are common features of the person suffering with an eating disorder.
“I have begun to see the illness as an opportunity for greater growth than might have otherwise occurred.” (a client)
Depression is often associated with an eating disorder. This is not only because of the unhappiness being suppressed (whether by over-eating, under-eating or purging in its many forms) but also by starvation or the chaotic relationship with food. This can only result in unstable brain chemistry and hormonal imbalance.
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