Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) is an increasingly popular treatment for people with eating disorders. It consists of mental exercises aimed at improving cognitive strategies, thinking skills and information processing through practice. It encourages thinking about thinking helps people with eating disorders to explore new thinking strategies in everyday life.
And it’s fun!
The evidence base is still growing by I am often asked for more information about it so rather than reinvent the wheel, I’m sharing a guide including lots of CRT exercises authored by my colleagues at the eating disorders section at the Institute of Psychiatry.