Eating disorders are of increasing concern in the medical and psychiatric professions. Growing awareness that the arts therapies have something unique and positive to offer led to the publication of this book by experts in all areas of the arts therapies.
The Art of Eating Disorders
Susan Makin here explores how art therapies can be integrated into a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of eating disorders, in conjunction with medical programmes. She discusses the creative work and personal accounts of around thirty patients, examining their use of media, imagery and symbolism.
Using Art to Treat Eating Disorders
Drawing from Within is an introductory guide for those wanting to explore the use of art with clients with eating disorders. Art therapy is a particularly effective therapeutic intervention for this group, as it allows them to express uncomfortable thoughts and feelings through artistic media rather than having to explain them verbally.
A Self-Help Guide for Recovery
People living with eating disorders find it hard to take the step of choosing recovery, often because the disorder has developed as a way of “coping” with problems or stresses in the their life. This book outlines new and positive ways of dealing with eating disorders for people living with eating disorders and their families.
Hope, Healing and Inspiration on the Path to Recovery from Eating Disorders
The book is a positive and inspirational first person account of one girl's path to recovery. The book boldly details her 11 week stay in a residential eating disorder clinic, showing her progress from near-death on admission to a full recovery on departure with a positive coping strategy and advice as to how and when to use it.
Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life
Written with the aim of helping those in recovery discover their own unique insights and passions and awaken a desire to enjoy life to the fullest, this positive and life-affirming book will be an invaluable aid for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder.
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