Stephen Price, D.Min.
Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
133 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Human beings develop habits, and rituals, and addictions to cope with stresses and trauma and emotional pain in living. We compulsively seek to be in control and relieve our tension. A part of the “old brain,” or our primitive defenses, may compensate for emotional pain by prompting us to eat too much, or not enough, or by binging and purging. Once a pattern gets started it becomes more habitual and it is difficult to stop. This is sometimes complicated by a distorted body image where a person thinks he/she is too fat even when normal weight. As a therapist, my approach is to develop a trusting rapport where we can talk about what the client is thinking and feeling about their eating and abo