'Cognition' is a word used to denote a thought or belief, and 'restructuring' involves challenging a cognition by looking at the evidence for or against it. The basic idea behind cognitive restructuring is that thoughts themselves are not facts; you need to consider whether the thoughts you are having are true and to consider whether there are any other ways to thinking about a particular situation. At first this can be a real challenge: we often believe what we think and don't question our own thoughts. However, often our thinking is biased, and with perfectionism it can be biased towards thinking too negatively and harshly about yourself.
Interested in joining the program?
Participation is only open to individuals who are on the waitlist to receive eating disorder treatment at The Swan Centre, Perth. If you are not currently eligible for this program, please refer to the information at the bottom of this page.
The Focused Minds Program is aimed at setting realistic, achievable goals, whilst creating a mindset which focuses on success rather than self-criticism.
The programs involves 8 sessions of online, self-guided activities based around thoughts, emotions, and behaviours associated with goal attainment and having high standards.
These sessions are designed to take roughly 20 minutes to complete, though there is no time limit.
As part of your participation, you will be asked to fill out surveys relating to your psychological well-being at various times throughout the program. You will also be asked to provide feedback on the sessions.
These surveys take approximately 10 minutes to complete. This information will be stored and analysed by Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. You can contact the researchers by emailing email@example.com with any questions.
Your choice to participate, or not participate, in this study will not impact the treatment you receive or your place on the waitlist at The Swan Centre.
To access our participant information sheet click here.
Ready to take the next step?
Click the link here to begin the baseline survey. This survey will need to be completed two weeks prior to you starting the program. All surveys will be emailed to you individually once you have enrolled in the study.
If you are interested in accessing the program outside of the trial (as a researcher, clinician, or non-participant) please email the Research Team at firstname.lastname@example.org