By Glenn Waller, Victoria Mountford, Rachel Lawson, Emma Gray, Helen Cordery, Hendrik Hinrichsen

Do you or does a person you recognize be afflicted by an consuming illness, equivalent to anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or a much less regular set of signs? the simplest, evidence-based therapy for adults with consuming problems is cognitive-behavioural remedy (CBT). This ebook offers a powerful self-help CBT programme for all consuming issues, in an obtainable structure. It teaches abilities to victims and carers alike. This publication is proper to any patient, if: • you're not but certain approximately no matter if to hunt support • you're not convinced the place to discover support • your loved ones surgeon or others suggest that you simply test a self-help technique • you're watching for treatment with a clinician, and wish to get the absolute best begin to beating your consuming disease

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You will have to be an active participant in the process to ensure your own recovery. That might include recruiting others to assist you (family, friends, carers, clinicians), but their efforts will not help if you expect to be able to give up all personal responsibility for change. 7 Getting started with CBT So you have decided to take the step of changing from your current ways of coping (using eating behaviors that help you to cope in the short term by making you feel safe, but which cripple your life in the long term) into a more helpful way of coping (which will be scary in the short term, but which might allow you to get your life back in the long term).

31 32 Section 2: For the sufferer The itchy jumper analogy emphasizes the fact that no one else can make this happen. While you will undoubtedly need help to change (see the following chapters), simply wanting things to change will not make it so. You will have to be an active participant in the process to ensure your own recovery. That might include recruiting others to assist you (family, friends, carers, clinicians), but their efforts will not help if you expect to be able to give up all personal responsibility for change.

If you never start the journey, you can never find out whether you have the strength to make it. However, if you never start the journey, then you know that the future is likely to be unchanged. 3 How to use this book Read it all The first thing that you need to do is to gather information about the task that faces you – so that you can decide if this is something that you want to do at this point in your life. Therefore, you need to read the whole book now, even if parts seem irrelevant at the moment.

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