Manual-based group intervention for disordered eating: The innovative practice of integrating DBT, positive psychology, and yoga
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This study investigated the efficacy of a manual based treatment program for eating disorders. The curriculum was based on empirically validated risk and protective factors and incorporated interactive discourse, yoga, and relaxation into eight weekly sessions. Pre- and post-test data were combined for a total of 29 female participants ( M=21.9 years old), with an average Body Mass Index (BMI; kg/m 2 ) of 22.66. Findings indicate that participation in the Yoga and Wellness group positively affects psychological correlates of eating disorders. Specifically, main effects were found for time F (1, 27) = 7.880, p < .002 for eating disorder risk factors of Drive for Thinness (DT), Bulimia (B), and Body Dissatisfaction (BD).