Taking Control of Bulima

Are You Ready to Change? #EDAW 2016 is Here…

February 22nd to February 28th 2016 is International Eating Disorders Awareness Week, so there will be more than the usual information, features and articles available on Eating Disorders in the media and online all next week. If you: Have an Eating Disorder; Have an unhealthy relationship with food but are not sure if it can…

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Dealing with Feelings Through Food

“Many people are afraid of their feelings, especially the so-called negative emotions.  They are afraid they can’t handle their pain, that it will overwhelm them.  They are afraid that if they allow themselves to feel their loneliness it will last forever, that if they fully experience their anger they will do hurtful, destructive things.  They…

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Online, Self-Help Program for Bulimia and Binge Eating

I’m really excited to be finally re-launching my new look online, self-help program for Bulimia and Binge Eating for both women and men. Click here to go to the online course website: www.eatingdisorderonlinecourse.com This Online Eating Disorder Course is a 12 week, self-guided program for any adult experiencing distress as a result of a dysfunctional relationship with…

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Willpower and Weight (loss) – A Tricky Balance

The Difficulty With Willpower Today’s blog is a combination of two recent articles/presentations by the American Psychological Association (APA).  I’ve combined both an article and a video, as together they provide strong support for the structure and content of our online program, Feeling Focused™, designed to help challenge Emotional Eating, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder.…

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Procrastination – What’s Stopping You From Getting Things Done?

Procrastination There was an interesting discussion on one of my LinkedIn groups recently, about procrastination.   A fellow Therapist asked if it might be linked to Loss and Closure – a client of hers had recently suffered several losses and difficult events, and was now very badly stuck and not completing or even tackling certain tasks…

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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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When Your Get Up and Go has Got Up and Gone

I’ve been feeling a little demotivated recently – which shows in the gap since my last blog.  Regular blog readers will know about my online program which has been an on-going project for the past year.  But recently it has changed in nature, or rather the energy around it has changed, for several reasons.  Earlier…

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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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