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bulimia

Bulimia. Why do you do it?

Bulimia. Why do you do it?

How many time have you googled ‘bulimia’. Or ‘how to stop’, or ‘what it bulimia’?. You wanted clarity but instead, you have been feeling more and more confused in your search for the answers.

Many of the sites tend to talk about bulimia in terms of behaviours associated with it. It makes us believe that the behaviours are the problem. And of course they are, because they can make you really unwell. But at the same time, they aren’t the problem and therefore should not be the focus of your recovery. (more…)

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Emotions as a road map

Emotions as a road map

I want to talk about emotions today.

First of all, I would invite you to inspect closely your own reaction to the word ‘emotion’. Because words are not just empty symbols describing something objective out there. They carry meaning. Lots of meanings and lots of associations. And they can tell you about the cultural influences that you have been exposed to, the society that molded, sculpted your psyche. (more…)

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Do You Want To know Your Own Power?

Do You Want To know Your Own Power?

There are two types of clients that comes to see me. Those who are prepared to take control over their lives and want me to guide them to this state of ‘mastery’ and those who want a ‘magic pill’ that would take the problem away and want me to do all the magic. Well, I am a bit unfair, we all want some magic (myself included) and support and help. But nothing slows the process of overcoming eating problems or anxiety as much as this attitude of ‘give me the goods and don’t ask for me to do a thing’. (more…)

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Bulimia and change of mind

Bulimia and change of mind

Rosie had Bulimia since she could remember. This is why she was thrilled when she was free from it, finally! She loved the feeling of being in control, something she hasn’t experienced for a long time. You saved my live, she said to me in the last session, it feels so new to me, I want to run outside and just do things! she shouted. Her energy was palpable. I knew exactly what she was experiencing. This surge of energy always comes when we genuinely let go. She wasn’t used to it and it still felt like an exaggerated sense of vitality, something she could hardly contain. (more…)

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Why do I do it, again and again ?

Why do I do it, again and again ?

I want to share a few points that is central to my work as a therapist. I would like to start with a very important (in my view) premise that every single behaviour, no matter how weird or illogical, is in fact logical and purposeful. It may not appear logical, and it may go against what you rationally want. But it doesn’t change the fact that, considering what goes on inside your mind, this behaviour serves a purpose. There is a reason for it to take place. (more…)

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