Dont approach a person with bulimia , in a group. Don't make them feel like they're completely wrong and alone in doing this, make sure they understand the sevarity of the… disese,or else in the near future they may return to this" quick fix". Also, that they understand how it makes you feel and how uppsetting it is. I hope this helps:).
To best understand bulimia one has to let go of some of the orthodox ideas about eating disorders, and illness generally. The first thing to keep in mind is that the bingeing and purging are only symptoms of a much more deeply embedded disease..
Controlling the binge/purge cycle is important, but any treatment that focuses purely on this aspect is fundamentally flawed and shows a lack of understanding of the disease. Instead we have to recognize a deeper illness, often with many other symptoms including depression, anxiety, other addictive behavior and often physical effects apparently unrelated to bulimia. These may include skin problems, menstrual irregularity, or insomnia. Overall, the binge/purge cycle is an indicator but little more, of a far more invasive chronic condition..
The continuing suppression of these symptoms does nothing to cure the deeper disease. Instead, the illness looks for other mechanisms of expression. If, for example, a sufferer attempts to cure the insomnia with sleeping pills it may reduce briefly, but may later return more vehemently. More likely another apparently unrelated symptom may occur, such as a skin condition or digestive issues. The suppression of symptoms often simply forces the underlying condition into new and more damaging means of expression. As a result, some clients begin to feel they are 'always ill'. In reality, the same illness is expressing itself in many different ways..
An approach that works well is to alter diet, physical exercise and social activities subtly and reinforce this with hypnotherapy. You can read more about this approach and find bulimia support at http://www.bulimiagirls.com (MORE)