chapter  1
Guiding Your Journey: The Tree and the Web
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Eating disorders themselves are never the issue; they are symptoms of a larger issue. On the

following page, you will find the diagram of a tree (Figure 1.1). In the diagram, you will notice the tree has many roots; some will be exposed (like those in the deep woods), and some will be covered (like those in a landscaped yard). We have placed the eating disorder in the middle of the trunk of the tree.