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English article: Horse-assisted Movement-therapy for the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Katharina Alexandridis


Substance and method of Natural Horsemanship (Pat Parelli) are described and presented in combination with movement-therapeutic approaches of the actual treatment of Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and “Binge-Eating”-Disorder. This synthesis results in a horse assisted method of treating patients suffering from eating disorders. Horse-assisted movement-therapy is portrayed by means of concrete
examples out of the therapeutic practice. The article ends with a preview of an ongoing evaluation study.


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