Eating problems often feel like a form of addiction… we experience the behaviours as out of our control, despite perhaps many attempts to stop or change them.
These include binge eating, using laxatives, making yourself vomit (bulimia) and restricting eating (anorexia). Yo-yo dieting and obesity are also in this group.
CBT helps you get a perspective on your eating behaviours. Not by judging you but by coming to a mutual understanding of how these behaviours work for you. Armed with this understanding we can go into battle with the behaviours you don’t want. By managing your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviour in new ways. Mindfulness can free us from the endless battle with urges and relapses. Being clear about our values can help us take steps towards a richer life. It can provide much-needed reasons to change. Mindfulness and DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) are especially good for dealing with eating problems. If you have been diagnosed with anorexia you will need to attend an NHS or specialist private clinic.
Many of us get to feel desperate about our chances of ever getting out of the habits we develop over the years. As we keep struggling we recognise the same old patterns coming back to haunt us. Take a new approach to the old habits by using psychological tools to change the way you think and act.
Our book will show you how to help yourself to Get Your Life Back. It takes you step by step, starting with identifying the problem. Then it helps you understand why you have the problem. You will learn mindfulness skills to begin training your brain. Then get clear about your values: what you really want in your life. Another chapter helps you understand how your problem works for you. Once you’ve done this there is a chapter showing you how to break the links in the chain of your problem behaviour. You can also contact us to work with a therapist skilled in this area by Skype, FaceTime etc., on the phone or face to face.