Spirituality and Ten False Beliefs and Pursuits of Women With Eating Disorders: Implications for Counselors
eating disorder, spirituality, therapy, healing
Women with eating disorders often struggle with deep spiritual conflicts that can be a major impediment to their recovery. On the basis of clinical experience with more that 350 women in an inpatient eating disorder treatment facility, the authors describe 10 false beliefs that women with eating disorders may hold; the authors explain how the pursuit of these beliefs can prevent the women from connecting with God and with others in genuine ways. The authors also suggest some therapeutic strategies that may help women with eating disorders find a healing and helpful spiritual perspective.
Original Publication Citation
Hardman, R. K., Berrett, M. E., & Richards, P. S. (2003). Spirituality and ten false pursuits of eating disorders. Counseling and Values, 48, 67-78.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hardman, Randy K.; Berrett, Michael E.; and Richards, P. Scott, "Spirituality and Ten False Beliefs and Pursuits of Women With Eating Disorders: Implications for Counselors" (2003). Faculty Publications. 3858.
Counseling and Values
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
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