When Bodywhys – The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, was first established in 1995, it provided support primarily to people affected by Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. In recent years, a significant number of the people who have contacted Bodywhys have requested information and support in their struggle to overcome Binge Eating Disorder or compulsive overeating. Many callers to the Bodywhys helpline, and to our email support service, report having lived with their disorder in isolation for many years. They want as much information as possible about how to achieve freedom from what they often experience as an enslavement or addiction to food. Many people are looking for practical suggestions for regaining control over their behaviours. They feel ready to begin to engage with the process of change and want to know where to start. Binge Eating: Breaking the Cycleis a response to the needs expressed by the people who have accessed our services.