In this podcast I talk to Emma Cunningham about how family-based therapy saved her life. This is a very enlightening perspective from a survivor — an important listen for parents who are currently administering FBT, or contemplating it.
Emma has suffered from Anorexia, and explains how her parents worked with professionals versed in family-based therapy practices to put her in an environment where her eating disorder could not survive. In fact, not only did Emma move into a firm place of recovery from her Anorexia, but she is now an advocate for family-based therapy as an effective form of treatment. What an incredible young woman!
If you are at all on the fence about family-based therapy, don’t take it from me. You don’t even have to take it from the professionals who use it to treat eating disorder patients. Listen to this 15-year-old survivor and see what she has to say about it.
In this podcast we discuss:
- How family based therapy is difficult, but it will strengthen relationships in the long run
- Why parents should not hesitate to go into family-based therapy
- How survivors respect and are thankful to parents who help them recover
- How FBT allows sufferers to recover the fastest way, and this lets them continue with their lives without an eating disorder.
- How families can work together even when they are not all living together
- The influence of school and how to manage school during treatment.