It is very real and alive in our society today. !!
Anorexia Nervosa is but one; of a lot of deadly eating disorders which can be unnoticed until the extremities of the symptoms ‘take hold’ within the person. Many people with Anorexia Nervosa hide away and disguise themselves from society and their loving families. Both men and women of all ages can suffer from Anorexia Nervosa. Age is not necessary a heightened statistic although common in young teens; as many people only seek out help when perhaps they can no longer function in a healthy way in true reality. People with Anorexia Nervosa have extreme concerns about their weight, struggling to live with each day trying not to gain any solid mass. Everyday their emotions became more and more emerged into a world that differs from many. Vast amounts of time is spent trying not to ‘put on weight’ which takes over the person’s life. People with Anorexia Nervosa can go to deliberate measures to maintain a low body weight. Excessive exercise can contribute to extreme weight loss coupled with very little food intake.
Although food has a strong focus for the person with Anorexia Nervosa, it is the intense emotions and / or emotional difficulties that take over the person on both levels of consciousness. There are many different reasons and triggers why people suffer from Anorexia Nervosa, the exploration of those triggers and reasons are explored in a holistic manner which can be your journey back. ‘Seeking help’ is the first decision to change your life in some way, shape or form. Seeing a therapist can be scary and fearful yet supportive and helpful. Beginning a healing journey towards ‘self recovery’ from Anorexia Nervosa is ‘SO POSSIBLE’, ‘SO REAL’; it is something that can be done, can be achieved.! The journey back is not easy but life was never a ‘dress rehearsal’, we live each day as the real thing, good or bad, up and down. Life, time goes on, hour by hour, minute by minute, day by day. Time never stops. The process of recovery varies in length for each individual however with great courage, persistence and the right supports along the way, your life can be different. You can make it happen for you !
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By Cas Willow Copyright © CASandH. Pty. Ltd. 2009