Study: Your experience of yoga and eating disorder

Postby annalose » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:06 pm

Help develop better treatments for eating disorders, share your experience by taking part in this study.

Your experience of yoga and how it has related to your eating disorder

I would like to invite you to take part in a research study that aims to investigate people’s experiences of yoga practice and its relationship to their eating disorders or journey to recovery, as well as attempting to identify components that could be beneficial or detrimental to recovery. It is hoped that this research will contribute to the development of more effective ways of supporting people with eating disorders, thereby increasing the variety of treatments offered.

The study is being carried out as part of my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London.

What’s involved?

Taking part in the study will involve discussing your experiences of yoga and eating disorders and answering questions asked by me as part of an interview. The discussion will take approximately one to one and a half hours and will involve answering questions such as: what has been your experience of practicing yoga and what have been the effects of yoga on the eating disorder and your recovery. At the end of the study you will be entered into a prize-draw for an Amazon voucher worth £20.


Interviews will take place at the University of East London (Stratford). If this is not possible for you, we can discuss alternative places. If you live outside of London, we can conduct the interview over Skype.

Who can take part?

Women over the age of 18
With a past diagnosis of an eating disorder
Have started practicing yoga either before or after receiving the diagnosis
Have been practicing yoga regularly approximately once weekly or more
Do not currently have a mental health diagnosis
Are able to talk about your experience of yoga practice and eating disorder
The study has received ethical approval from the School of Psychology, University of East London Ethics’ Panel.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, would like an information sheet or have any questions, please respond to this post and I will provide you with my email, or call on 075 8304 2764. Please note you have the right to withdraw from the study at any point, up to and during the interview.

Anna Lose (Trainee Clinical Psychologist)

Supervised by Dr Kenneth Gannon
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Postby smajety » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:25 am

I am.addicted and.especially sweets. I am.planning to regularly although was doing it.sporadically in the past. Is your research based on people who already ve done yoga and saw results of it on their.eating disorders..
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Postby annalose » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:22 pm

Hi smajety. Thank you for getting in touch. The research is aimed at people who have had a diagnosis of an eating disorder and have been practicing yoga at the time of experiencing the eating disorder, therefore, yes, people who have already done yoga and have seen some effects of it.
Wish you all the best with your endeavours and yoga practice. Anna
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