Binge eating often takes place as a way to deal with the stress of an overwhelming number of thoughts and feelings all competing for a person’s attention. The binge eating is a way to calm the mind and hold the thoughts at bay temporarily. Consequently, one of the focuses of adolescent binge eating disorder treatment is helping the patient discover better ways to anticipate and understand their feelings.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is an ancient technique for gently keeping the mind aware of the present moment. It doesn’t prevent unwanted thoughts from entering your consciousness, but instead acknowledges them and then returns attention back to your current experience.