Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)

Brief-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in a Group of Young Adult Women with Emotional Eating

Authors
Talitha Sya'banah Fajrin Sudana, Dini Rahma Bintari
Corresponding Author
Dini Rahma Bintari
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.40How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Emotional Eating, Women, Brief – ACT, Group.
Abstract
A dietary habit online survey in July 2017 revealed that more than half the participants ate when they experienced negative emotions. Emotional eating is overeating or binge eating in response to a negative mood, in particular, anger, sadness, and anxiety. Individuals with this condition eat to alleviate negative feelings or distract them from experiencing such. Emotional eating can lead to obesity and various eating disorders. Emotional eating also occurs mostly among women. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a novel treatment for emotional eating. The purpose of ACT is to decrease experiential and emotional avoidance through acceptance and to increase behavior change. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of Brief-ACT techniques in an effort to reduce the level of emotional eating. Five young adult women participated in four group sessions, a week apart, of Brief–ACT. The participants completed the Emotional Eating scale (EES) and Eating Attitude Test (EAT-26) before and after the intervention. The results revealed the participants ate to escape from a negative mood, felt guilty about their eating behaviors, and were inconvenienced by their obesity and appearance. The result of the pre- and post-tests showed that more than half of the participants recovered from emotional eating after Brief-ACT. However, two participants’ EES score increased, possibly because they became more conscious about their feelings as a result of the many mindful techniques used in Brief-ACT.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-782-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.40How to use a DOI?
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