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. Planet-therapy.com 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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