Overcoming Bulimia and Binge-Eating self-help course

The Overcoming Bulimia and Binge-Eating self-help course has been adapted from Professor Peter J. Cooper’s classic self-help guide Bulimia and Binge-Eating. A series of modules in three parts, and based on clinically proven CBT techniques, the interactive course is designed around worksheets, charts and exercises in a step-by-step format ideal for you to follow alone or with professional assistance.

Download modules in PDF format

How the course works

The course will help you to understand your binge-eating and bulimia nervosa. You can then take steps towards keeping a record of your eating, introducing a meal plan and resisting the urge to binge-eat.

Part One


  • What binge-eating and bulimia nervosa are
  • How binge-eating and bulimia nervosa affect people
  • Causes of binge-eating and bulimia nervosa
  • Is the self-help programme for you?


Part Two


  • Before you start
  • How to record your eating
  • How to set up a meal plan
  • Learning how you can prevent binges


Part Three


  • Problem-solving
  • Learning how to stop dieting
  • Learning how to change your mind
  • Useful information


Example: Module 6 - Monitoring your eating

In order to start trying to change your eating habits, it is extremely useful to know exactly what is happening with your eating at the moment. In this module you will:

  • Learn how and why to keep a record of your daily eating and drinking
  • Start to record your daily eating and drinking
  • Record thoughts, feelings and actions associated with overeating
  • Begin reviewing your weekly eating to identify any patterns

See sample pages from the modules

How to get started

The Overcoming Bulimia and Binge-Eating self-help course, written by Professor Peter J. Cooper and published as part of the Overcoming series, is available to you as a set of three workbooks from Amazon.co.uk.

Buy now from Amazon (RRP £21)

You can also download the course, module by module, direct to your computer in PDF format, and work through the modules at your own pace. Some modules are free of charge, others cost £2 each.

Each module builds on what has already been covered by previous modules. What you learn when working through one will help you when you come to the next. To get the most from the course, work through each module systematically, step by step.

Download modules in PDF format

What if I don't feel better?

There is nothing to lose by working on some or all of the modules; they will give you practical coping skills that you can use straight away. However, if you find that self-help alone is not meeting your needs (and this is sometimes the case), see your family doctor, medical practitioner or specialist therapist, who will offer extra support. If you do need to seek more help, it doesn't mean you have failed in any way; just that your difficulties are perhaps more complex.

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