Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering and Reclaim Your Life

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Published USA, 2004
Drawing on Steven Hayes`s `Acceptance & Commitment Therapy` (ACT), this workbook is full of easily understood but not simplistic principles for self-change. Rather than focusing on what is wrong, this workbook helps the reader to find the path to what is right through metaphorical images, written exercises and active participation. The person-focused perspective teaches people to change the way they respond to their thoughts and feelings, to be `mindful` without reacting in a self-destructive way. This workbook serves well as a treatment manual for eating disorder therapists looking to incorporate ACT into their treatment approach.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
When Control Gets Out of Control
Learning to Be a Mindful Observer
Approach Difficult Situations with Acceptance
Choosing Valued Directions
Staying Committed to Valued Living
Professional Treatment Options
Established Psychological Treatments for Anorexia

Michelle Heffner is based at the Veterans Affairs Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, USA.
Large-format paperback. 198 pages

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