Eating disorders are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about weight or physical appearance. These are compulsive disorders that represent a serious health risk. Eating disorders often coexist with other conditions, such as anxiety disorders, substance abuse or depression.
The most common forms of eating disorders include anorexia (obsessive fear of gaining weight, refusal to maintain a healthy weight and unrealistic body image perception), bulimia (characterized by repeated binge eating followed by behaviors that compensate for overeating, such as forced vomiting, excessive physical exercise or extreme use of laxatives or diuretics). These disorders affect both women and men.
Eating disorders can occur at any stage of life, but usually appear in adolescence or early adulthood. Classified as a mental illness, appropriate medical treatment can be very effective for eating disorders, but it is important to also address the emotional component that accompanies these conditions.
CAP is a form of psychotherapy in which the art of drawing is the primary form of communication through which strong emotions can be expressed, processed and understood.
CAP is a multimodal approach that uses drawing, music, writing, impacts us cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. This is why CAP is particularly effective in treating eating disorders often associated with poor body image.
This creative approach, which utilizes the "right brain", makes it possible to truly feel one's emotions and to translate them symbolically, instead of only explaining them intellectually. This authentic experience helps to better manage the feelings and emotions that cause eating disorders.
The search for perfection and control concerns all people with eating disorders. CAP helps us to let go, explore the underlying reasons for one's behavior and establish a new barometer of self-acceptance. CAP sessions offer a personal space that respects and welcomes the uniqueness of each person. The journey therefore helps to explore the qualities that make us exceptional and distinctive. It is a process that allows one to abandon this inaccessible quest for perfection and the fear of judgment.
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Our process makes it safe to go back and get into your backlog, or whatever emotions you've been repressing.
This is a gentle and unintrusive method to provide you with an ongoing process to release emotional blocks,
unproductive behaviors, and cultivate a deeper inner awareness of your patterns.
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When therapists choose to use the CAP methodology that combines drawing under musical induction, writing and verbalization, they provide their clients with a very efficient tool to become active participants in their own treatment and thus facilitate self-discovery, change, and restoration.