Brighter lives beyond anorexia

MANTRA is a highly effective evidence-based outpatient therapy for adults with anorexia nervosa, recommended by NICE (2017) as a first line of treatment. It promotes change at an emotional level to support personal growth and wellbeing alongside managing the struggles of anorexia.

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Guiding the journey away from anorexia to brighter and healthier living

MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults) is structured around a workbook which empowers patients to control their own therapeutic journey. The treatment approach and workbook emerged from listening carefully to patients and carers in order to understand their perspective and their needs for a successful treatment. The book carefully walks the reader down a path of recovery, richly augmenting text with exercises and illustrations to engage them in the process of achieving wellness. By including true stories from people who have recovered, the authors invite them to enter the recovery space of those who have successfully overcome the burden of anorexia nervosa.

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Interested in learning about MANTRA and how you can use it to help others?

Our online MANTRA training platform will take you through the core components of MANTRA. It is suitable for health care professionals looking to use MANTRA in their clinical work, but also anyone who is interested in learning more about this therapy approach.

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Resources for clinicians & therapists

Whether you are already a therapist or are interested in finding out more about this field of work, we have lots of online resources you can explore.

A downloadable template for the MANTRA vicious flower formulation.

Angela Brassett-Harknett shares some top tips for letter writing in MANTRA. 

Dr Giulia Di Clemente shares ideas for working with the MANTRA Identity module.

Dr Vicki Mountford shares ideas for working with values in the Getting Started and Identity modules of MANTRA.

Prof Ulrike Schmidt talks about the hidden parts of me exercise in the MANTRA Emotion and Social Mind module.

Prof Janet Treasure and Mary Franklin-Smith discuss ways to improve motivation and ability to change. 

Dr Karina Allen and Jess Griffiths role play how MANTRA may be introduced to a patient who is reluctant to engage in therapy. 

Zainal KA et al. (2016). Journal of Eating Disorders, 4, 2. 

Guidance on writing formulation and end of therapy letters in MANTRA. 

This scale can be used to rate therapist adherence and competence when delivering MANTRA. It highlights the key content and style components of the MANTRA model.

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