Healing Eating Disorders With Psychodrama and Other Action by Karen Carnabucci

By Karen Carnabucci

Psychodrama and different motion tools are in particular useful within the therapy of the vintage consuming problems in addition to eating plan struggles, physique dissatisfaction and linked problems with worry, disappointment, silence and disgrace. This booklet offers clinicians with sound theoretical info, functional therapy directions and a wealth of clinically-tested motion constructions and interventions. The authors describe how they've got brought motion the right way to paintings with a various diversity of consumers, and recommend ways that psychodrama practitioners, experiential therapists and others might combine those equipment into their perform. providing clean principles for tailoring psychodramatic criteria akin to The dwelling Newspaper, Magic store and the Social Atom to consuming sickness matters, they supply broad examples of psychodrama interventions - vintage and particularly tailored for consuming issues - for either the skilled practitioner and people new to experiential treatments. in addition they clarify how psychodrama can be utilized together with different expressive, holistic and complementary ways, together with kin constellations, song, paintings, imagery, ritual, 5 aspect Acupuncture, yoga, Reiki and different power paintings. This pioneering e-book is key studying for practitioners and scholars of psychodrama, drama treatment, experiential psychotherapy, cognitive and expressive arts treatments and psychological well-being pros, in addition to pros drawn to complementary healthiness modalities.

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The table lists life developmental stages as identified by Erik Erikson in his classic 1959 book, Identity and the Life Cycle, and shows the action techniques that we have found helpful. 1 Developmental Action Interventions for Eating Disorder Treatment Psycho- Developmental dramatic stage technique Developmental Correlation with challenges healthy relationship with eating and food Double and Body Double Bonding and trust, creating limbic resonance and empathetic attunement. ) Infant–mother bond creates connection with food and nurturing.

Chair 2: Emotion. ) Chair 3: Automatic thought. ) Chair 4: Objective reality. ) Chair 5: Different feelings and behaviors. ) The director or client(s) can choose the scenario or problem to be explored or that needs resolution. Clients can take turns in each chair, voicing responses to the corresponding section of the chart. Other clients or the director may double, and in a group setting everyone can take the opportunity to sit in the different chairs. Process the experience, results and provide feedback.

Women in particular may have difficulty saying “no” to men when they don’t want involvement. Body image fears are related to dating as well as initiating or participating in sexual activity, especially with women concerned about the size of breasts (too small), the size of hips (too big) and the bulges and hollows that come with overeating and aging, or simply one’s genetics. Men have their own worries about their bodies, noticing the size of their paunch, the “love handles” at their waist, their muscles and their aging process.

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