Life with an eating disorder often becomes very small. With a values-based approach, clients can expand their focus to create a rich and meaningful life on their own terms, and learn how to make room for the uncomfortable feelings that will show up along the way.
- Describe the basic treatment approach of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
- Guide clients through a values clarification activity to begin identifying “what matters to me outside of my ED?”
- Use the Act Matrix with clients to explore values, behaviors, and how avoidance of discomfort impacts moving towards values.