Dipl. teacher Heike Bangert Wang informed more and more children and young people develop eating disorders. And the trend is rising. Systemic family therapy provides an eating disorder of the person concerned in connection with conflicts within the family and includes therefore the entire family in this form of therapy. About the use of systemic family therapy eating disorders informed teacher Heike Bangert Wang from ubach-Palenberg Dipl.
– woman. The man is disconnected, but in the interplay between the environment considered systemic family therapy never independently considered the people by their social environment. His behaviour patterns develop in connection with its environment. For this reason, malfunctions and disorders in systemic family therapy are treated also holistically. The eating disorder (anorexia and bulimia) is not understood as the sole problem of the affected person, but as a symptom of this that there are conflicts in the family system. An eating disorder often develops around these conflicts to displace and to create a valve. This behavior leads to a certain reaction patterns within the family.
There is an interplay of reactions, in which certain behaviour patterns develop which can maintain the eating disorder and represents not only a strain on the whole family. With the whole family, developed patterns detected in systemic family therapy and new behaviors are jointly find solutions. The family will receive this together to explore the possibility of changes and to tackle the problems, which have led to an eating disorder. In particular for young people, who still live in their family, this form of therapy is very useful. It is not imperative that the entire family participates in the therapy, there is also the possibility, as an individual systemic family therapy to be supported.