• Post-modern Therapy,  Uncategorized

    Not-Eating-Campaigns

    Terms like anorexic are problematic for me.  The term itself is not particularly descriptive of the individual’s experience and seems to give the problem the permission to be there – “If I am an anorexic, then I can behave like one”.  I prefer to consider clients who are involved in not-eating rituals as supporting a “not-eating-campaign” in their lives.  Often this campaign is designed to achieve certain ends.  Such clients tend to have an ambiguous relationship with not eating.  On the one hand, deeply involved and attached to not-eating rituals and on the other hand, tormented by this constant struggle.  The lives of such clients are largely dictated by a…