In my Mind

  • In My Mind: Overcoming Anorexia
  • Ashton Scott
  • Nový Zéland
  • 2016
  • 30 min.
  • 12—18 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  1. To address the sensitive topic of anorexia or other eating disorders
  2. To raise awareness of the importance of a healthy self-image
  3. To reflect on how to overcome difficult times in life

This intimate film shows anorexia not in the form of shockingly skinny characters, but primarily as a psychological disorder in which the main battle is fought in the minds of the sufferers. "Living with anorexia is like living with someone else's brain," says the main character Arley. Doctors diagnosed her with anorexia three years ago. Since then, she has walked a long and tortuous road to recovery. She's not at the end of it yet, but the diary entries she made during the worst times of her illness, which seemed to shut down her ability to experience, now seem hard to understand. The pilgrimage from the psychological bottom would never have been successful without the devoted support of Arley's mother, father and sister, and as the girl's soul heals, the whole family comes back to life.


 You can turn on English/Czech subtitles for this video.

 Tato lekce je k dispozici i v české verzi.

Recommended age group

12—18 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Výuka angličtiny / English

Teaching materials

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Living with anorexia

Activity / B1+ / 90 mins

Students will:

  • reflect on the positive aspects of their lives and discuss challenging situations
  • open and discuss the topic of anorexia and its impact on individuals
  • foster empathy towards individuals dealing with challenges like anorexia

Questions and answers (for students)

Informational texts

  • most common eating disorders
  • myths surrounding eating disorders
  • how to get help for someone with an eating disorder

UPDATED: How to reflect on emotions after the film screening

Informational texts

  • Why is it important to reflect on emotions?
  • Basic methods of reflection
  • From reflection to discussion

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

  • instruktážní film
  • rady a doporučení
  • manuál
  • obecné aktivity

Teaching with documentaries: Methodological handbook

Handbook containing a collection of comprehensive activities designed for teaching with documentaries, along with the OWIS theoretical framework for English lessons.

English activities for teaching with documentaries

Informational texts

A set of activities generally applicable to working with film in English classes

Accompanying and recommended materials

Beat eating disorders

Learn more about eating disorders from UK’s eating disorder charity

Body Image

Articles related to body image by

Centrum Anabell

A centre helping people with eating disorders and beyond.

Nevypusť duši

An organisation promoting the idea of talking about mental health 


Podcast series on the social pressure on women's appearance

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Lesson partners

The lesson was created with the support of:anglictina

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