COMPANION

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa, often referred to as anorexia, is an eating disorder characterised by low weight, fear of gaining weight, and a strong desire to be thin, resulting in food restriction.

Writings

  • ‘Anorexia Nervosa and the Alexander Technique’ by Briar Maxwell tells her own story of her improving her condition with the Technique.[1]
  • A letter by Dorota Kedzior in STATNews is on her book,[2] in Polish, on overcoming anorexia thanks to the Alexander Technique.[3]
  • ‘Mindful recovery practices’ by Becca Ferguson reports on three teachers using the Technique to deal with their physical and neuropsychological conditions (ASD, PTSD and ADHD), and on the author’s own Alexander Technique-based ‘mindful recovery practices’ developed for those wishing to recover from addiction and co-occurring disorders such as trauma, anxiety and eating disorders.[4]
References

[1] ‘Anorexia Nervosa and the Alexander Technique’ by Briar Maxwell in STATNews vol. 4, no. 19 edited by Malcolm Williamson (STAT, September 1997), pp. 1, 15.
[2] Technika Alexandra by Dorota Kedzior (Jacek Santorski, 1993).
[3] Letter by Dorota Kedzior in STATNews vol. 4, no. 20 edited by Malcolm Williamson (STAT, January 1998), pp. 6–7.
[4] ‘Mindful recovery practices’ by Becca Ferguson in The Congress Papers 2015, Empowering Humanity, Inspiring Science edited by Rachel Gering-Hasthorpe (STAT Books, 2016), pp. 268–74.