iCounselor: Eating Disorder
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iCounselor: Your portable self help tool.
Learn skills to resist your eating disorder!
All material was written by a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) with twenty-five years of counseling experience.
Revisions on this version include a new icon, and more quotes from women.
You first rate the frequency and intensity of the eating disorder thoughts on a color coded scale of 0 (none) to 10 (continual, very difficult to resist).
You move on to the first set of skills, where you will select one of ten ways to change your thoughts. If you are not sure which skill to select, shake the iPhone or iPod and one will be randomly chosen. Changing your thoughts to change your feelings is the basis of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, the most widely practiced evidenced based form of psychotherapy.
After utilizing one of the thought changers, you proceed to selecting one method for making lifestyle changes for promoting your recovery (or again, you may shake the device for a random selection).
After following the instructions for the lifestyle changes, you then move on to the third set of skills, where you will select one of ten different relaxation strategies for managing stress, or shake the device for a random selection.
After implementing those skills, you rate the level of the eating disorder thoughts again to determine if the skills you chose were effective for you. If the intensity or frequency of the eating disorder thoughts have not reduced sufficiently, you will be given the opportunity to try again, selecting a different skill set.
The content presented is for your information only. If you have an eating disorder, it is important to get treatment from a trained professional. Extreme weight control behaviors such as purging, rapid weight loss, or being at an unhealthily low weight can compromise your health and cause death. Please consult your healthcare provider or a counselor if you have any questions or concerns.
What's New in Version 1.2
Updated the thinking errors list.
I like it a lot
But there is a bug that causes the change your thoughts list to always pick the same selection when you use Shake.
I have an eating disorder
I have ED and this app is very helpful, but I'm only 10 and it's kinda hard to understand all the long words. Not that I'm dumb or anything lol. Anyway, get this app!!!
I see the usefulness, but incomplete
This app has potential. However, it is specific to those with bulimia and/or anorexia. It concerns itself with weight loss, but ignores other forms of eating disorders such as emotional overeating and bingeing. This should be clearer in the description, or the language changed. Or perhaps an option should be given in the beginning as to the type of disordered eating one is experiencing.
I also wish it was more interactive. Such as it is right now it feels like someone is talking at you instead of with you.
Having said that, it is a good springboard for a more complete app. It shows emotional schemas and has positive messages.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: May 17, 2010
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 0.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Dustin Swede
- © 2009 Dustin Swede
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.