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Affecting millions of people every year with devastating consequences, Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in today's fast paced, high pressured society.
Chapter 5: Beginning the Therapy Process
Beginning the Therapy Process
Engaging the client with an eating disorder can be very difficult. Some clients may have waited up to five or ten years before summoning the courage to ask for help. If they are telling someone for the first time, they may be experiencing shame, fear, anxiety and a great deal of ambivalence about whether to share their experience at all. It can also be very straightforward. Many clients live with their disorder on a daily basis and have thought about it a great deal. They know what it is they worry about, they recognize the triggers for obsessive eating or starvation behaviours, and they know exactly how much they eat and when, and are eager to explain ...