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Working on eating disorders

As a psychotherapist, I often found deep empty spaces in the client's feelings about her/his inner self, and eating disorders such as binge eating and others, was her/his way of filling the emptiness. 


Therefore, good questions to ask oneself are:

  • How do you feel inside you? 

  • What is missing in your life? 

  • What was missing in your childhood?  

  • What can you do today to fill the void?

  • Describe the void if you have one in your life or in you? 

  • Give it a name. 

  • What metaphor can you imagine for the void?

  • What would your life be like without the eating disorder?

  • Where in your life are you happy?

  • Where in your life are you unhappy?

  • Where in your life do you feel successful?

  • Where in your life do you feel unsuccessful?

  • What could you add to your life in order to feel more successful?

  • What could you do in order to increase your self esteem?

  • Describe your true inner self.

  • What masks do you wear in order to present your false self to society and other people?

  • How are these questions connected to your eating dis-order?

  • What did you learn from these questions?

  • What did you learn about yourself?

  • How could you change your eating habits to feel better about yourself?

  • What can you do today to bring about change in your life?

  • Draw a picture of how you think you look today and how you see yourself in the mirror. Describe the two pictures.

"It is not what you believe you are, that brings you trouble, 

it is what you believe you ARE NOT."

Anorexia Dysmorphia

Anorexia - Dysmorphia
by Eleanor Avinor

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