Treating Anorexia, Bulimia and Other Eating Disorders
In Spiritual Psychology, an eating disorder is considered to be the physical manifestation of an emotional wound. Our residential treatment Program employs proven strategies and techniques which can provide healing for anorexia nervosa, bulimia and other eating disorders.
Treating Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder causing people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat. People with anorexia nervosa attempt to maintain a weight that’s far below normal for their age and height. To prevent weight gain or to continue losing weight, they may starve themselves or exercise excessively.
Bulimia is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder. People with bulimia may secretly binge — eating large amounts of food — and then purge, trying to get rid of the extra calories. Someone with bulimia may force vomiting or do excessive exercise.
How Did This Happen? Can I Be Cured?
The answer is that somewhere as your life developed you unconsciously created a relationship between your weight and your self-worth. Two things which couldn’t be less connected. Is the measure of a person their weight? Certainly not!
Our Approach to Treating Eating Disorders
Recovery begins with your clear and positive intention to heal. We start by addressing inaccurate thinking as a fundamental misinterpretation of reality.
“Weight and self worth are NOT related!”
We’ll teach you counseling strategies which will facilitate you in going back in time to the moment you began this unhealthy thinking and assist you in re-framing it in an accurate light. This allows you to transition forward in a new way of thinking, unlocking the old self-defeating ways.
Is it okay to want to be thin, to want to be fit? Of course! But as you know, there’s a healthy way to achieve this goal. Does it need to be a lifelong battle? No. Through healing this core misinterpretation that your self worth and weight are connected, you will create a healthy relationship with food, free from the baggage of past wounds. No willpower required.