eating disorders

What are the Eating Disorders?

By eating tendencies, we understand both eating disorders (ED) and any eating pattern that can be harmful and cause suffering. Even if it does not meet the criteria for a disorder.

Eating Disoredrs are groups of symptoms that describe a pathological relationship with food that seriously affects our health, daily life, behavior and emotional state. They are related to a constant rumination over food and an intense fear of gaining weight as well as idealization of weight loss.

According to the DSM-V manual, we can differentiate, among the most frequent, 3 types of eating disorders:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder

But in addition to the EDs, we must also take into account overweight, obesity, body dissatisfaction and body dismorphia.

 

Although Eating Disorders are called behavioral problems and obesity has been considered a medical condition, they are also psychological and affective problems. A modification of behavior or weight, as difficult as that task is, only displaces the pathology. It does not solve it, if not accompanied by psychotherapy focued on working on emotional management.

eating disorders

Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders

Therapy for Eating Disorders should be multidisciplinary and focused, on the one hand, on the behavior and nutrition. On the other, on emotions, relationships and identity. 

What are the goals of psychotherapy for Eating Disorders?

  • Learn to accept oneself unconditionally
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Manage the eating habits
  • Learn to relate differently
  • Develop healthier tools for managing emotions
  • Be more self-aware

 

In the end what we want to achieve is to get rid of the need to use food as a tool. Instead, to start using it for its primary purpose - which is nutrition and pleasure. 

eating disorders

How do we work with Eating Disorders?

At our therapy clinic in Barcelona we offer complete and multidisciplinary treatments for people who suffer from eating disorders and/or a complicated relationship with food.

First of all, we offer therapy with highly qualified psychotherapists specialized in the treatments of Eating Disorders, either in a form of an individual treatment:

and/or a Group therapy. Our group therapy for Eating Disorders is a complete program called Me and My Eating led by two psychotherapists and a nutritionist.

Moreover, we offer support from a nutritionist, specilized in treating Eating Disorders, who collaborates with the team of psychotherapists.

The tretaments are complementary and the combination and frequency can be adapted to your needs and possibilities. You can book a free of charge information meeting to find out more and tailor together the best combination for you.

Want to watch our Masterclass entitled "A new perspective on Eating Disorders"?

Sign up for our Newsletter and we'll send it to you.

Call Now Button