Eating Disorders, Performance Enhancement Counsellors

Eating Disorders, Performance Enhancement

Eating disorders comprise a range of attitudes and behaviors relating to food and body-image. The three main eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and ED NOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified). These conditions manifest to different degrees in different people and can sometimes be mistakenly judged as poor eating habits, or a lack of willpower.

People with eating disorders don't eat in harmony with their bodies' needs, instead, people with Anorexia Nervosa eat much less than they need, while Bulimia sufferers binge and then induce vomiting. They may also do other things to compensate for overeating, including exercising or fasting. ED NOS combines any combination of the other two conditions.

Apart from the physical symptoms and behaviors above, someone with an eating disorder will generally also have poor self-esteem and obsessively research or talk about food, dieting or exercise. Poor body image will cause them to either wear clothes that cover up every inch of their bodies, or flaunt  in order to attract attention. They will find it hard to accept criticism and compliments.

Therapy for eating disorders depend on the patient. While some people respond well to short term outpatient treatment, others respond better to long-term inpatient treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy and family therapy are long term treatments that have been proven to be effective, while group therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapies and feminist therapies work for people who will respond well to short term therapy.

Family therapy is often advised for children and adolescents who are experiencing eating disorders. Research has also shown dialectical behavioral therapy to be effective.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who addresses eating disorders, you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Performance enhancement is a desire of many people in today's competitive world. From sport, to performing arts, business and personal growth, performance enhancement can help people to reach their goals and maximize their potential.

People who have difficulties staying focussed, or is easily distracted could benefit from performance enhancement therapy. Other issues include a fear of failure, or a fear of success, as well as anxiety ahead of a performant. People with performance issues will sometimes avoid pushing for what they truly desire and may be jealous of those who have achieved it already.

Performance enhancement therapy and coaching sometimes  addresses traumas that may be blocking the flow of success.

Performance enhancement therapies offer a profound tool set that can teach you how to mentally rehearse before performances to enhance confidence levels. Taking advantage of these skills will help you become the best performer, athlete or businessperson you can ever be.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who is knowledgeable in performance enhancement approaches you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

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Ailey Jolie

MC, RCC
I am passionate about embodiment. About supporting others to live fully and wholly within the wisdom of the body. This is mirrored in my work as a trauma therapist and disordered eating specialist, yoga and meditation... Read more