For seven years I had been fighting
against anorexia nervosa.
I was twenty two
years old and it was time to make the change.
I had been in special clinics
psychotherapy but still it
didn't went well for me.
I started with the Art Academy and I
felt that I was falling apart again.
By chance I had heard about her and
made an appointment. I prepared for the first consultation
by writing down my woes in the past years including all
The first time I met her was
completely different than I expected because the soft approach where
I had been counting on wasn't there at all.
What did happen was that she named
both sides of my psychological and physical disease
and ended with the question:
"Why and how do you think that I can help you?"
I didn't know what to say.
"The most important thing is not what has happened
but how you've dealt with it."
I got up and left.
She sent me a bill for the exact time that the consultation had
Two weeks later I called her
up on to make a
I had decided that she was safe enough to
share my addictive world with her.
It was necessary and gave
me a feeling of liberation.
Finally I was able to get back into the real
I followed and finished The Art Academy successfully
without any major problems.
I have a healthy eating- and
With nutrition I shall always have to take
care because my metabolism is damaged but it doesn't hinder me
anymore in my life.
I know that I am very sensitive to external
influences but have learned techniques to deal with that.
I agree with her that all these experiences are giving my work an
If someone already has followed
many therapies it is important to use those experiences to
go further in the healing process.