Contradicting “Labels”

Professionals can sometimes be pejorative and blaming when working with persons taken by anorexia and bulimia—this is well-documented. The problem of anorexia/bulimia engenders strong feelings of anger, hopelessness, frustration, etc. in some mental health “care”givers. Often, people experience blame and guilt and are labelled “controlling” and “narcissistic” by professionals. opposes this negative labelling of people. We have worked carefully at creating questions which would have the effect of contradicting these other professional opinions.

  • Can you remember qualities of yourself prior to anorexia/bulimias onset that you would like to re-remember?
  • Have there been stories told about you and by you that help you to forget your finer qualities?
  • Has there ever been a time during treatment that you have disagreed with the popular and professional version of you?
  • How were you able to keep your own positive thoughts of yourself alive despite what others were saying?
  • Can you name the quality in you that has kept you alive all these years despite anorexia/bulimia’s attempts to kill you?
  • Can you remember qualities of yourself prior to anorexia/bulimia taking you that you would like your therapists/family/friends to re-remember?
  • How come we professionals have come to forget your best qualities?

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