September 17, 2013

People, People, People

Greetings to you:

I need to apologize, our blog has been quiet for some months now. I have been completing a book for families, “You Can Fix Your Family”, which should be out in a few weeks. You’ll see my notices on that and a special price for members and US members of this community.
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November 23, 2012

Respect

Eating disorders are not voluntary. Nobody would choose to have anorexia, bulimia, or overeating.
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October 23, 2012

How to Get Your Family Member into Care

Many people ask how they can get their loved one who is suffering from an eating disorder into treatment.
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September 18, 2012

Eating Disorder Symptoms and Voicelessness

We have written many times on this site about the link between conflict avoidance and eating disorder symptoms. Often people experience a sudden desire to binge or purge when they are in social situations where they feel that they just don’t have a voice. (more…)

August 12, 2012

Give Yourself a Break!

We all know and have fought with trying to be “perfect”, and the paralysis that this can lead to. Never being satisfied with anything other than “perfect”, can lead to constantly feeling like a failure and feelings of hopelessness.
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August 5, 2012

Triggers for Overeating

A client recently came to me having difficulties filling out the Bulimia Nervosa / Compulsive Overeating Worksheet. She queried how to fill in the ‘Incident’ column. (more…)

July 5, 2012

Eating Disorders and Claustrophobia

A 25 year old woman came for a consultation. Her major concern was her weight – and her obsession about over eating leading which lead to deep feelings of guilt.
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June 22, 2012

Roll Up Your Sleeves

Eating disorders are terrible and they just don’t leave you alone. Often people end up feeling hopeless after a brief period of getting better, they find themselves regressing to old, unhelpful eating patterns. (more…)

June 3, 2012

Carpe Diem

That Latin phase, meaning sieze the day, has a special relevance for people suffering from eating disorders.

Today is the day to make changes. (more…)

May 25, 2012

Everything is Connected

Recently, I received an email from a woman who was very concerned about her sister. Her sister had had extreme symptoms of an eating disorder for many years. (more…)

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Book: Enduring Change in Eating Disorders

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Dr Fishman is the author of 'Enduring Change in Eating Disorders – Interventions with long -term results' (Brunner-Routledge 2004).

This book presents the powerful and proven effective model of Intensive Structural Family Therapy and its application to the treatment of eating disorders.