Posts Tagged ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’

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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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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Emotional Eating

“Here’s the thing about stress though: I think we’ve all learned to use that word too loosely.  We use it as a blanket term to cover a whole range of emotions that may actually require very different techniques and tools to deal with.  We say “I’m so stressed!” when what we really mean is something…

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Balancing our “Shoulds” with our “Want To” Lists

I was chatting with a colleague at the water cooler last week, and I was sounding off about all the things I ‘should’ be doing.  More exercise (any exercise if I’m honest!), cutting back a little on client work as I focus on my new project that demands a lot of time just now, spending…

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Toxic Mothers

Client “Lisa”: My mother was an alcoholic when I was a child.  She drank for years, but it was never acknowledged.  Even now, she runs a support group for other alcoholics, but she denies that it’s related to her experience.  Every time I try to talk to my mom or dad about the past and…

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