Bulimia Treatment

Online CBT for Eating Disorders

As we work on launching and spreading the word about our new Online, Self-Help Program for Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating in both women and men, I thought it might be helpful to explain a little more about CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and how it works in terms of Eating Disorders. Cognitive behaviour therapy…

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Do you Avoid Conflict?

I was recently asked to write an opinion piece for Ireland’s largest online newspaper, thejournal.ie.  Based on a previous blog I wrote, they asked for a piece on body image and the media, which I wrote for them and had published on 13 December.  Here’s the link if you are interested: http://jrnl.ie/303035. However, on foot…

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Your Therapist and You

Following an article in the Irish national press recently that highlighted the lack of Government regulation in Ireland around counselling and psychology, I believe it would be helpful to talk about engaging in therapy in a way that is best for the client – YOU.  Sometimes the biggest barrier to recovering from a dysfunctional relationship…

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The “All or Nothing” Thinking of an Eating Disorder

This post was originally posted several months ago. Is it all black or white in your world? Do you measure yourself on a short scale of Success …… Failure and accept nothing in between? For clients struggling with bulimia and binge eating, this is a common personality trait.  Setting very high standards for yourself personally,…

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Never ask a Client to do Something you Wouldn’t do Yourself

When training as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, most programs expect students to attend personal therapy themselves.  In my case we were expected to complete 60 hours of personal therapy, which took almost 1.5 years, attending weekly (and having the odd holiday!). The reasons for this are: You work out all your own baggage, to ensure you are…

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As an ED Therapist, should I also be a Coach?

I’ve just returned from the first part of my training as a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders.  Covering ‘Essential Obesity’, the three days intensive training was part re-attending to the core work of a psychotherapist and some timely reminders on certain techniques and models of therapy that can be useful, and part new information for…

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“Giving up” your Eating Disorder?

I was chatting to a good friend of mine at the weekend.  I have known this friend (let’s call her Anna), since high school,  and meet up with her and my other school friends regularly.  So we’ve been friends for over 25 years (wow!). Myself and another friend in this group have talked about Anna occasionally,…

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Online, Self-Help for Eating Disorders

This is a short post today, as we are tremendously busy beginning our launch campaign for our new online, self-help program for eating disorders, which starts in June 2011. We have a pre-launch web page here: www.turninginstitute.com and if you click through the ‘fruits’ on the tree, you can see our new series of four…

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