By Glenn Waller, Victoria Mountford, Rachel Lawson, Emma Gray, Helen Cordery, Hendrik Hinrichsen
Do you or does somebody you recognize be afflicted by an consuming affliction, comparable to anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or a much less general set of indicators? the simplest, evidence-based therapy for adults with consuming problems is cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT). This ebook provides a powerful self-help CBT programme for all consuming problems, in an obtainable structure. It teaches abilities to victims and carers alike. This booklet is proper to any patient, if: • you're not but convinced approximately even if to hunt support • you're not convinced the place to discover aid • your loved ones health care provider or others suggest that you just attempt a self-help strategy • you're watching for treatment with a clinician, and wish to get the absolute best begin to beating your consuming ailment
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However, the transition is not going to be an easy one. Your eating disorder has been your coping mechanism for a long time. Giving up Chapter 7: Getting started with CBT your eating disorder means you may feel that you are without a way of coping with difficult and challenging experiences. Therefore, it is important that you start developing alternative ways of coping with the world. As you develop a more positive, less eating-centered way of living, your coping strategies will become more similar to those used by others around you – when you see a problem coming, you will identify it and take steps to head it off before it becomes unmanageable.
The book by Gauntlett-Gilbert and Grace (2005) in the references is worth considering. Myths to dispel You have to be thin to have an eating disorder. A low weight is only one of many possible symptoms of an eating disorder. Remember that the great majority of people with an eating disorder are in the normal weight range or above. In addition, many of the risk factors to your physical and psychological health are unrelated to low weight. Finally, most individuals with eating disorders tend to see themselves as bigger than they actually are, making your judgement about your size rather questionable anyway (women in general are particularly poor at judging their own size).
Leave lots of space in the right hand column for each of the problems in the left hand column, so that you can add in new goals when you come to see them. , not “Going out more”, but “Going out with friends at least twice a week”), so that you can identify clearly at a later stage whether you have been able to achieve them or not. This “measurablility” is also important because we are human, and humans sometimes forget things and lose their sense of perspective. As you progress and start living a more enjoyable life, it can be hard to remember how bad things were, and that means that you cannot see how far you have come.