Eating Disorder Recovery Online is a 12 week, online, CBT based program for Bulimia and Binge Eating sufferers. The program is self-directed, with users given clear instructions on how to log in, access and follow the sequence of sessions over a 12-week period.
The sessions themselves are pre-recorded videos, each with at least one accompanying downloadable written exercise. You can see a full session by signing up for the Free Trial, available on the “For Professionals” page of our website. Sessions consist of three main visual segments, plus the accompanying download exercise that is usually completed within the session time – using writing as a therapeutic tool.
Segment 1: Psychotherapist sets the scene for the session, outlining the concept or strategy to be covered;
Activity 1: User downloads the written or experiential exercise and completes same whilst pausing the video;
Segment 2: On returning to view, the video shows a ‘Simulated Therapy Group’, where the Psychotherapist is shown sitting with a group of clients, each of whom represent a common type of client struggling with an Eating Disorder. The group are actors, but their dialogue and ‘back stories’ are based entirely on real clients and their real experiences or life stories, making the content highly engaging, interactive and easy to relate to for users.
Segment 3: The Psychotherapist summarises, offers suggestions for users to try during the week, and closes.
Please be advised that our programs are designed to be used only by individuals with Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder, and NOT Anorexia.
Your patient should be medically stable and at no immediate health risk, physical or emotional. A patient with Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder may also present with co-morbid depression or anxiety. Once you as a medical professional are satisfied that the co-morbid mental health issue is causing mild to moderate distress only and your patient remains highly functioning, there should be no reason why they cannot engage in our program.
Patients presenting with a co-morbid Addiction or a serious psychiatric diagnosis such as Bi-Polar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, moderate to severe Depression/Anxiety etc., should not be recommended to our programs.
The program costs just €79 to users for the full 12 weeks, and we offer a program discount to them in the attached Information Sheet.
You can register on the website and access one full session for free, which is session 2, Goal Setting. It will give you a clear picture of how the program works overall. If you wish to purchase the entire program for your own information, please feel free to also use the 25% discount code – DR2016 – at the checkout.
Please also find below a printable hand out for your patients which explains the program and offers a discount code to them for purchase.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Information Sheet for medical Professionals
About the Program Founder
Emma Murphy MIACP is a fully qualified and Accredited Counsellor Psychotherapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has advanced training in Eating Disorders from the National Centre for Eating Disorders UK and has worked with clients with Eating Disorders, both individually and in groups, since 2008. Emma is also an Accredited Trainer through FETAC, and recently completed a post graduate program in Mindfulness for Health Professionals.
In 2012, Emma won an Elevator Award from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, in recognition of her work to make Eating Disorders support more accessible and affordable, online.
As well as the 12-week Self-Directed Online Program, Emma now offers Live Online Group Programs on Mindfulness for Emotional Eating. This is a four session model and is again priced for affordability at just €59.