May 1, 2011

Bonny 20 years on

This video shows a follow-up session with a woman I had treated 20 years prior for anorexia nervosa. When she came for treatment she was 16 years old, had suffered from anorexia for 8 months and had lost 9kgs.

She also had all the characteristics of anorexia, including food restriction and exercise compulsion. I worked with her using the model of Intensive Structural Therapy.

This video is a re-enactment of an actual session with Dr Fishman, shared with the permission of the client. Names have been changed.

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  • Hello Charles! I am unsure if you will even remember who I am haha, but this is [name withheld] – I saw you in (I think) 2017 with anorexia.

  • My wife and I felt quite emotional last Monday after our short Zoom session. All three of us hugged. It felt like the end of a relatively short but profoundly enriching journey with you which started in June at your home office on Waiheke Island.

  • Dear Dr Fishman Thank you so much for this website. I have a long history of swinging between bulimia and compulsive over-eating. I am currently a compulsive over-eater.