programme includes group and individual therapy plus attendance at self help
groups. Attention is given to associated symptoms such as other self harming
behaviours and we focus on causative factors in childhood and within the family
dynamic. The patient is helped to value themselves and attain a realistic and
less self punishing attitude to their body and appearance and to themselves as
Medical and nursing surveillance is at hand on a twenty four hour basis. A
residential programme is ideally suited to the initial treatment of eating
disorder in order to closely monitor progress and ensure appropriate nutrition.
Attention to diet and
life skills sessions aimed at improving understanding and knowledge of bodily
needs, diet and food preparation are included in the programme.
also encourage care of the body via health education, hygiene, and staged
exercise - this may include walks, aerobics, swimming, jogging or an exercise of
Relaxation and movement therapy increases body
awareness and the theme of self value is aided by being ‘pampered’ in