Eating Disorders and Magical Control of the Body
Treatment Through Art Therapy
By (author) Mary Levens
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Eating Disorders and Magical Control of the Body by Mary Levens
Book DescriptionPeople with eating disorders often make desparate attempts to exert magical control over their bodies in response to the threats they experienced in relationships. Mary Levens takes the reader into the realm of magical thinking and its effect on ideas about eating and the body through a sensitive exploration of the images patients create in art therapy, in which themes of cannibalism constantly recur. Drawing on anthropology, religion and literature as well as psychoanalysis, she discusses the significance of these images and their implications for treatment of patients with eating disorders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415122177
(216mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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