“It’s what you do in the present that will redeem your past and thereby change the future” - Paulo Coelho
If you have already been diagnosed with an eating disorder, had food aversions in the past and feel the onset starting to resurface, Guided Affective Imagery (GAI) tends to be the most effective and commonly practiced resolution in these circumstances.
You will have the opportunity to explore what your illness means to you and how you view your food aversion. GAI seeks to uncover the symbolic meanings behind the images that spring up from the subconscious. A deeper insight into your ‘inner world’ can provide a deeper insight to your ‘self’, which then provides the possibility for change. (Barber and Westland, 2011)