Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Body Image by Victoria Follette,Steven C. Hayes,Michelle Heffner, et PDF

By Victoria Follette,Steven C. Hayes,Michelle Heffner, et al.New Harbinger Publications|New Harbinger Publications||Adult NonfictionPsychologyLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 22.03.2013Street date: 22.03.2013

ACT for physique snapshot Dissatisfaction is an reputation and dedication remedy (ACT) guide practitioners can use to aid consumers triumph over physique photograph dissatisfaction and disordered consuming behaviors similar to nutrition limit and binge consuming.

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Gymnastics, figure skating, wrestling, and long-distance running, for example, promote a low weight. In these contexts, individuals have added pressure to maintain a certain body weight and shape. Holm-Denoma, Scaringi, Gordon, Van Orden, and Joiner (2009) compared eating disorder symptoms, including body dissatisfaction, among nonexercisers, varsity athletes, club athletes, and independent exercisers. They found that, overall, women who participated in sports had higher levels of eating disorders than nonexercisers, and that those who had high levels of sports anxiety and who participated in athletics had higher levels of body dissatisfaction.

This result supports BMI as being the strongest predictor of body image dissatisfaction. Given that the sample represented a wide age range (twenty-five to eighty-three old), with a mean age of fifty-eight, this also provides further support that body image dissatisfaction is present across age cohorts. , 1999). The authors conclude that binge eating for women with type 2 diabetes may evidence the lack of control they already feel about their body due to the diabetes, thus impacting self-esteem.

How did it come to be that we find it harder and harder to live inside our own skin? The acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) model applies to a wide variety of human problems because it targets common core processes in psychopathology and psychological health. The negative processes ACT targets have never been so dominant; the positive targets never so needed. Through media and technology, we have created a culture that disproportionately favors a problem-solving, discrepancy-based mode of mind.

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