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Affecting millions of people every year with devastating consequences, Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in today's fast paced, high pressured society.

Behavioural Techniques
Behavioural techniques

Many therapists are wary of using behavioural techniques, for fear of appearing to take a mechanistic approach to human problems. However, these techniques are an important aspect of successful cognitive behavioural therapy. For the most part, it is useful to regard these techniques as skills which can be taught to clients in order to help them to control their own behaviour and embark on the task of becoming their own therapist or coach. Problems have a way of evolving, and it is essential when clients reach the end of a treatment programme that they have the tools to solve any related problems that may arise in the future.

The separation of behavioural from cognitive techniques is, of course, entirely a false one ...

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