At the root of bulimia is a need for control over one's body, environment, and feelings of self-worth. Instead of coping with negative feelings in healthy ways, people with bulimia binge and purge. This book is for people who attempt to calm intense, negative emotions through their bulimia-people who feel that by controlling their weight, they will be able to better control their lives. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia teaches readers a healthier coping mechanism for dealing with their feelings called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Using skills drawn from this proven approach, along with motivational interviewing, readers learn to regulate their emotions in effective ways that are healthy for mind and body. Worksheets and exercises throughout the book help readers put new skills like commitment, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness into practice. This book also helps readers identify and address mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, that are often comorbid with bulimia.People often say things like aI cana#39;t make changes unless I find the motivationa; aI need to feel motivateda; or aI need to figure ... In the action stage you do what you need to do to create a life worth being present in. Action involves behavioral changes, and taking action requires a considerable commitment of time and energy.
|Title||:||The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia|
|Author||:||Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, Michael Maslar|
|Publisher||:||New Harbinger Publications - 2009|