Title

Spirituality and Ten False Beliefs and Pursuits of Women With Eating Disorders: Implications for Counselors

Keywords

eating disorder, spirituality, therapy, healing

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2003-10

Publisher

Counseling and Values

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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