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Eating disorders are attempts to protect from painful feelings, even if this is not consciously realized. Sometimes, withdrawal from food seems to logically equate to withdrawing from painful feelings. Overeating attempts to push feelings away. Or, a physical eating disorder may actually be present, which we would view as the result of harboring suppressed feelings.

In all cases, beginning to work at a feeling level is the key to bringing the psychic self into balance; the physical will follow.

see:

compulsive eating

food addiction

 
 

© 2004 John Ruskan / The Institute for Integrative Processing