Break Free from ED: New Workbook Now Available
We are pleased to announce the release of our latest consumer modules – Break Free From ED.
Eating disorders are common and serious mental illnesses, affecting people of all ages, genders, body types and cultural/socio-economic backgrounds. The new modules provide clear, scientific information about eating disorders and guide consumers through key components of cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders (CBT-ED). The modules cover features of eating disorders and associated risks, common maintaining factors, establishing weekly weighing, using self-monitoring to understand patterns of eating as well as other eating disorder thoughts and behaviours, steps towards eating regularly, adequately, and including feared foods as part of recovery, and how to use behavioural experiments to test out fears. Binge eating, purging and driven exercise are addressed before body checking and body avoidance interventions are introduced. We examine the role of negative core beliefs in keeping people vulnerable to eating disorder behaviours and provide strategies to challenge them. Finally, we will help your clients set up a relapse prevention action plan.
The Break Free From ED modules are informed by evidence-based treatments, and reference materials by leading eating disorder clinicians including Glenn Waller, Christopher Fairburn and Tracey Wade. You can find this new addition to our free consumer resources below, under the heading Workbook - Break Free From ED. The modules are designed so that consumers can either complete them independently or with the assistance of a mental health professional.
We have a range of other resources which may be helpful for your clients.
- If your client is concerned about features of their appearance that are not related to their body weight or shape, our body dysmorphia resources may be helpful.
- If your client has appearance concerns that are having a negative impact on their life, our resources for addressing appearance concerns helpful.
- Some people with eating disorders have difficulties with perfectionism. This means they hold themselves to unrealistically high standards in many different areas of their life. If this is a problem for your client, our resources on addressing perfectionism may be helpful.
- People experiencing eating disorders tend to think in very self-critical ways. Our resources for improving self-compassion and improving self-esteem may help to address this.