Eating Disorders

Sexual Anorexia by Dr. Mark Schwartz

»Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Articles, Eating Disorders | 0 comments

Sexual Anorexia by Dr. Mark Schwartz

Anorexia is a complicated illness. Each client tends to be more different than similar, and the development trajectory for each client is complex. Most anorexics will move into bulimia, while many bulimics who get under control will attempt to restrict; therefore, one common feature of the illness is that over-control eventually leads to out of control, and getting under control results in over-control. The Potential for Combination of Disorders The vast majority of anorexics and bulimics likewise, manifest sexual over control and out of control difficulties. In their disease, they are unaware of cues for appetite or satiations. In a similar manner, the cues for sexual appetite are confused. Once they are eating and re-fed, often they will experience sexual...

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Eating Disorders Recovery with Dr. Mark Schwartz

»Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Eating Disorders, Webinars | 1 comment

Eating Disorders Recovery with Dr. Mark Schwartz

A LIVECAST WEBINAR REPLAY Mapping the Components of Eating Disorder Recovery | LIVECAST WEBINAR REPLAY from THURSDAY, May 14 2015 What Today’s Therapists Need to Know Years spent studying those suffering from eating disorders left Dr. Mark Schwartz with tremendous insight into the nature of this extraordinary affliction, including an understanding of the temperaments and disorders most often associated with those suffering from eating and intimacy disorders. Dr. Schwartz shares his many years of experience and findings as to how we need a far more unique, loving, and care-taking/nurturing approach, as professionals and as therapists, to heal the root causes of these often life-threatening adaptations to stress, fear of conflict, overwhelm, harm-avoidance,...

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Love, Relationships, and Eating Disorders

»Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Eating Disorders, Webinars | 0 comments

Love, Relationships, and Eating Disorders

Issues Related to Intimacy, Love and Relationships with Clients with Eating Disorders A PowerPoint Discussion of the Deeper Issues that Precede the Development of Eating and Intimacy Disorders, with Dr. Mark Schwartz       Visit our web page on eating disorder treatment.

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Eating Disorder Treatment — the Disconnect Between Body and Mind

»Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in Articles, Eating Disorder Treatment, Eating Disorders | 0 comments

Eating Disorder Treatment — the Disconnect Between Body and Mind

When human psychological factors cause an illness, it is called psychosomatic – of the mind and of the body. Of all disorders, an eating disorder is the epitome of a toxic relationship between psyche and soma, yet the body is our interface for navigating the world. Medical writer Jonathan Miller states: The body is the medium of experience and the instrument of action. Through its actions we shape and organize our experiences and perceptions of the outside world from the sensations that arrive within the body itself. [The body is] possessed by the person who has it, it also possesses and constitutes him (1978, p.14). In ​”The Body Betrayed,” by Kathryn J. Zerbe (1993), explores how the psyche and soma become at war with each other, no longer unified...

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Treating Eating Disorders

»Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Eating Disorders, Webinars | 0 comments

Treating Eating Disorders

Recovery Treatment for Eating Disorders A Face-to-Face Discussion of the Issues, Concerns and Challenges of Treating Eating Disorder Clients, with Dr. Mark Schwartz and Lori Galperin MSW           Visit our web page on eating disorder treatment.

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