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Living in Scarcity vs Living Wholeheartedly

I have just finished listening to Brené Brown’s audiobook, “The Power of Vulnerability”.  Having paid for the book on Audible, I was surprised (and a little peeved!) to find it in full on YouTube, but then, I can’t listen to You Tube in my car which is where I do most of my audiobook listening.…

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De-Scrooging (and Being Mindful) at Christmas

De-Scrooging (and Being Mindful) at Christmas Guest Blogger Chris McConnell, CBT, ACT and Mindfulness Therapist, has written some timely words on managing anxiety, stress and depression at this time of year. De-Scrooging Yourself this Christmas Watching an advertisement on Irish TV recently, showing two employees going to great lengths to de-scrooge their boss, who on…

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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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