Posts Tagged ‘tools for binge eating’

Are You Paying to Feel Insecure About Yourself?

As an Eating Disorders Therapist, the majority of clients who come to me have poor body image.  And honestly, in this current time we live in, it is not surprising.  Insecurity sells.  It sells magazines, it sells beauty products, it sells cosmetic surgery and procedures from anti-ageing facials to Botox, it sells diets.  So the…

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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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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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Do You Overeat? Do You Know Why?

I’m posting a video today, which is short and really cuts to the heart of the matter around overeating, and binge eating.  I’d love to hear your feedback and views on it.  I can’t comment on the book as yet but I’ve ordered it and will post a review when I have read it. I’m also…

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Inspiration for Weight Loss, or simply Change

I love this video.  It seems simplistic, but it took a long time and a lot of work for Ben to get from where he was to where he is.  Recovery is hard work, but so rewarding.  I hope you are inspired and motivated by seeing this short clip of Ben’s story.  Take care. [youtube…

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