Anorexia therapy worksheet

What is the theory behind this Anorexia therapy worksheet?

Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder Individuals with Anorexia have abnormally low body weight, extreme insecurity regarding gaining weight and a distorted self-perception of their own body weight.  This is an extremely unhealthy coping mechanism for emotional problems. People with anorexia associate a thin body with their self worth. This condition can get life threatening as well.

How will the worksheet help?    

This worksheet will help clients with Anorexia to reflect on their present, past and future. They will be able to look at the changes that occur in their lives due to their unhealthy eating habits and also the potential future threat it is likely to cause them in all the areas of their lives.

How to use this worksheet?

To use this worksheet, clients are required to write about your life before you had Anorexia nervosa. Then write what their present day is like and then the consequences of five years into the future with this condition. 

Anorexia therapy worksheet

Five years before AnorexiaAt present, diagnosed with AnorexiaFive years after Anorexia
My body
My view about my body    
My physical health    
My mental health    
What I would  be feeling    
What my job would by    
My social life in general   
My relationship with my parents    
My relationship with other family members    
My romantic life    
relationship with my partner    
My offsprings    
My relationship with my close friends    
My spirituality      
what my qualification would be    
My level of life satisfaction   
How the world will see me   
What people will say about me     
What I will think about myself as a person


Garner, D. M. (1993). Pathogenesis of anorexia nervosa. The Lancet. Vol. 41/26: 1631, 1634.

Strober, M., Freeman, R., & Morrell, W. (1997). The long‐term course of severe anorexia nervosa in adolescents: Survival analysis of recovery, relapse, and outcome predictors over 10–15 years in a prospective study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22(4), 339-360.

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