The Bulimia Workbook for Teens

The Bulimia Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Stop Bingeing and Purging

Innovative Resource for Helping Teens Manage Disordered Eating!

Excellent Aid for Treatment Centers and Both Individual and Group Therapy!

Five stars.  Very helpful and greatly written! This is an awesome book for teenagers who have this eating disorder.  Extremely well-written and full of great advice and facts!


“Teens should feel very validated to have the worksheets in this book. Each one is like a supportive hug.”

—Joan Mrozek, clinical leader at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital


*Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting and taking laxatives.*

—(Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2005). I’m, Like, SO Fat! New York: Guilford

In a culture with an unrealistic beauty ideal and a dysfunctionally high overemphasis on looks as a valued personal asset, socially hungry teens go to any lengths to create a body of the “right” size.

Bingeing and purging are attempts at managing life that end up damaging both body and soul. These are habits that hang on hard. This book provides ways to work out of disordered behaviors by attacking them on more than one level.

The 42 eating disorder therapy activities in The Bulimia Workbook for Teens take recovery beyond pencil and paper to present therapeutic exercises in six categories of healing:

  • “Think” – Asks readers to personalize the activity by reflecting on and recording their own thoughts and behaviors related to the particular concept.
  • “Speak” – Promotes integration of the material through verbalization and discussion.
  • “Imagine” – Helps readers to lower anxiety related to change and rehearse new behaviors in a relaxed state through visualization.
  • “Act” – Encourages readers to choose and act out new behaviors, whether symbolically or in real-life situations.
  • “Create” – Uses expressive art techniques to practice self-soothing, release affect, experience a sense of mastery, and symbolically create change and separation from bulimia.
  • “Transcend” – Helps reader to see themselves and their behaviors from a bigger perspective.

Activities address critical issues that fuel disordered eating such as self-esteem, body image, managing feelings, problem-solving, relationship and communication skills, self-acceptance and finding inner peace.

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Emotional Overeating: Practical Management Techniques

4 continuing education units

Statistics show that Americans are increasingly overweight. Among the factors contributing to this is the component of “emotional eating” – or the use of food to attempt to fill emotional needs. Even clients who do not bring this as their presenting problem often have it on their list of unhealthy behaviors that contribute to or are intertwined with their priority concerns. While not an easy task, it is possible to learn methods for dismantling emotional eating habits. The goals of this course are to present information about the causes of emotional eating and provide a body of cognitive and behavioral exercises that can help to eliminate the addictive pattern.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Distinguish between physical hunger and emotional hunger
  • List at least three reasons that emotional eating habits develop
  • Identify both cultural and physiological obstacles to overcoming emotional overeating
  • Name at least five emotional needs that people attempt to fill with food
  • Describe two exercises for each identified emotional need to help promote awareness and change
  • Name four or more external cues for eating
Talk to Lisa about speaking to your school, group or organization on these emotional health topics for teens, or ask about revising any topic to best suit your needs:

For Parents

  • Help Your Child/Teen off The Emotional Roller Coaster:  How to Get Anxiety, Sadness, Anger & Mood Swings under Control
  • Help Your Child/Teen Create Healthy Self-Esteem:  6 Principles to Model and Teach
  • There’s Nothing Psycho About Going to Therapy:  The Real Story from a Real Therapist and a Guy Who Made It Through

For Teens/Young Adults

  • Your Journal, Your Self:  How to Use Journaling to Find Yourself & Help Yourself – at Home, School, and in Relationships
  • Only Ride the Roller Coaster at the Amusement Park:  How to Keep Anxiety, Sadness, Anger, and Other Mood Swings in Check
  • Healthy Self-Esteem:  Why You Need It, How You Can Get It
  • The Power of Your Authentic Self:  How to Find and Celebrate the True You
  • There’s Nothing Psycho About Going to Therapy:  The Real Story from a Real Therapist and a Guy Who Made It Through
More Resources for Helping Teens by Lisa Schab
Put Your Worries Here

100 creative, engaging, and evidence-based activities help teens manage anxiety in the moment.  Teens release stress by writing and shredding anxious thoughts, “texting” their anxiety, writing it a Dear John letter, calming their breathing, writing by candlelight, creating collages, peace tattoos, positive affirmations, and more.

Put Your Feelings Here

100 evidence-based activities help teens manage their emotions and learn coping skills while having fun.  Prompts include trying “brain yoga,” mindfulness, making confetti out of intense feelings, switching from OMG to LOL, breathing into peace, concocting emotional “soothies,” acting from Wise Mind, and writing overwhelming feelings on tissue and flushing them!

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens

This book is an international best-seller and a leading resource for anxiety management skills.  Recommended by therapists, counselors, and parents, it offers over 40 evidence-based worksheets for managing teen anxiety, from essential cognitive change (CBT) and problem-solving skills to breathwork, visualization, exercise and nutrition.

Beyond the Blues

Available in five languages, this internationally acclaimed workbook is helping to combat the rising rate of teen depression.   40 depression worksheets based mainly in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) teach teenagers the skills they need to cope with feelings of helplessness and despondency, empowering them to find hope, support, and success in managing their mood.

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens

This international best-seller was named in Tutorful’s Best Child Self-Esteem Boosters/Resources 2018.  40 evidence-based self-esteem worksheets teach cognitive, emotional, and social skills that empower teens to gain confidence, make positive decisions, withstand peer pressure, and celebrate their authentic selves.

The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens

This pocket-size volume offers 50 practical Positive Thought and Positive Action techniques for building healthy self-esteem in a 3-step Perceive It-Believe It-Achieve It format.  Teens can flip through and try the tip that feels right for them each day.

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