The individual is reminded, through their sensory being, of their experiences they had when they were healthier. To provide the patient with a setting where the verbal insights learned in psychotherapy can be converted into new behaviors.
This combined approach offers the fastest, longest-lasting treatment. Individuals often wonder if they would do better with a male or female therapist.Research on therapist traits and therapy outcome has failed to identify any relationship between the two.Kissing, excessive touching and sexual activity have no place in therapy.While almost all therapists are ethical, a small minority exploits their patients.Because the eating disorder seems to be fueled by thoughts and beliefs, doing provides an experience which challenges those distorted beliefs with accurate, multi-sensory information: touching, exploring, smelling, laughing, seeing, talking, and hearing.
The eating disordered thoughts may be sending one message, but the sensory body is sending competing messages as the individual reawakens interest in the sensory world around them.
Any decision to switch therapists should be explored with the therapist.
If your therapist gets touchy or angry at your decision, you can take comfort in the fact that you have made the right decision. Both medication and therapy have been shown to be effective in treating mental illness.
Many states have specific statutes regarding this behavior.
Will my therapist be angry if I switch to another practitioner? Therapists are professionals who should have the best interest of their patient at heart.
This does not mean that one cannot have any contact with the therapist outside of the therapy situation.