Uncovering freedom: a story of empowerment

Vincent Joseph Minichiello

Abstract


This article tells the story of a woman suffering from food anxiety and unintentional weight loss and how shifting to an empowerment-based model of care led her onto a path of health and healing.

Keywords


empowerment; integrative medicine; food anxiety

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v3i2.112

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