CPD – UNDERSTANDING ANOREXIA & BULIMIA. HOW CAN WE SUPPORT & WORK WITH SUFFERERS? Hertfordshire, UK.

http://www.rochellecraig.co.uk

Aims and Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of the essential characteristics of Anorexia and Bulimia
  • To gain knowledge of the 12-step model for use in supporting sufferers

Contents:

  • What is an eating disorder?
  • Characteristics of Anorexia/Characteristics of Bulimia (DSM V reference)
  • Research – anorexia and addiction
  • Cycle of addiction and its connection to anorexia/bulimia
  • Anorexia/binge eating/bulimia – the triple threat
  • Attachment Theory relating to eating disorders
  • Case Study
  • 12-step model and it correlation to the Nice Guidelines for working with eating disorders
  • Steps 1-12 summarised
  • Lily’s poem

5 hour CPD Certificates issued

Suitable for:

Counsellors Nurses
Psychotherapists Trainees
Psychologists Students
Dieticians Occupational Therapists
Nutritionists Teachers
Psychiatrists Youth Workers
Family Therapists Personal Trainers
General Practitioners Social Workers
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2018 CPD -WORKING THERAPEUTICALLY WITH OBESITY. LOOKING AT FOOD ADDICTION & BINGE EATING DISORDER. Hertfordshire, UK

Outline of the CPD Workshop as follows:

Aims and Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of a therapeutic treatment for obesity incorporating the biopsychosociospiritual 12-step model
  • To gain an understanding of how to integrate this model of treatment into your own practice

Contents:

  • What research has demonstrated
  • Comparison between compulsive overeating/bingeing and DSM-V substance dependence criteria
  • Cycle of addiction
  • What is binge eating disorder?
  • Addictive behaviours often connected to compulsive overeating
  • Difference between Group Therapy and 12-Step groups
  • Family/personal history
  • The solution
  • Interactive Group Workshop
  • Abstinence – what is it?
  • Introduction and overview of the 12-step model and it’s use during and after therapeutic treatment
  • Integration
  • Thought for the Day

5 hour CPD Certificates issued

http://www.rochellecraig.co.uk

Suitable for:

Counsellors Nurses
Psychotherapists Trainees
Psychologists Students
Dieticians Occupational Therapists
Nutritionists Teachers
Psychiatrists Youth Workers
Family Therapists Personal Trainers
  Social Workers

 

 

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RECOVERY FROM EATING DISORDERS AND THE ‘POST-HOLIDAY BLUES’

 

Getting through the holiday season without relapse is, in my opinion, easier than the ‘post-holiday blues’.

It is vital to be aware of the dip in mood, boredom, isolation, loneliness, disappointment and many other emotions that will come up during the celebrations but will also be very prevalent afterwards.

I have worked for over 15 years with addictions and eating disorders and it is always after an event that a person is more vulnerable to relapse and I have seen it.

It is the human condition to enjoy the anticipation of the event more than the event itself and then feel low when it is all over.

Having an eating disorder just adds another serious emotional aspect to dealing with this aspect of life.  After all, it is part of life.  Events will come and go but recovery doesn’t have to.  It must be the one constant that continues during the anticipation phase, through the event itself and after the event is over.

It is this awareness that will help with recovery.  It is this awareness that must be acted upon.

You can be one step ahead and prepare for the ‘post-holiday blues’ – have a plan for after the event.  Contact others in recovery, participate in mutual-help groups, continue all your basic disciplines that you know work for you in your recovery.

Most important of all be kind to your self and treat yourself with respect and compassion.

After all that is what this holiday season is all about.

Wishing you Peace and Serenity.

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BEHAVIOURAL ADDICTIONS – WHAT ARE THEY? WHAT IS RECOVERY?

How can you MODERATE an addictive behaviour?  The very word addiction means once you start you cannot stop, it means you are a slave to something, it means you are powerless over your behaviour, it means you are preoccupied with the behaviour, it means you cannot go through life without indulging in the addictive behaviour.  How are you meant to MODERATE an ADDICTION?  Totally impossible to understand this concept isn’t it?

However, the good news is that it isn’t the addictive behaviour that is the problem, IT IS YOU AND YOU CAN CHANGE IF YOU WANT TO. It is your inability to cope with life without indulging in the addictive behaviour.  It is your fear of letting go of a behaviour that is so deeply ingrained it has become your default setting.

What is it you are looking for?  What is it you are running away from?  Why is life so unbearable without this behaviour?  Why can’t you accept that sometimes your feelings will be unbearable/difficult/irritating/frustrating?  Why can’t you accept that sometimes your feelings will be overwhelming/too exciting/too depressing…………………..

I wish I could answer all these questions and maybe some n be answered in time, however,  what I can answer is that for what ever the reason – that does describe youand until you let go of the addictive behaviour you will never know life with freedom and joy.  You can remain a SLAVE to your behaviours or you can dig deep and find some courage to change and live a different life.

Recovery is about abstaining from the behaviours for a short time and then gradually introducing them back into your life in a well balanced and moderate way.  It is about compassion for yourself.  It is about learning about yourself and what makes you tick and how you can change the things that cause you to indulge in addictive behaviours.

These behaviours are : eating disorders/love addiction/compulsive exercise/excessive spending/internet addiction/porn addiction/obsessive relationships ……… the list is endless for they are the things that are part of life but you are indulging in them to excess………………… embrace change today………..do something different and break free.

http://www.livingroomherts.oc.uk                        www.piecebypiecerecovery.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CPD TRAINING – WORKING THERAPEUTICALLY WITH OBESITY – LOOKING AT FOOD ADDICTION AND BINGE EATING DISORDER

 

Aims and Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of a biopsychosociospiritual treatment for obesity incorporating the 12-step facilitation model
  • To gain an understanding of how to integrate this model of treatment into your own practice

Contents:

 What research has demonstrated

  • Comparison between compulsive overeating/bingeing and DSM-V substance dependence criteria
  • Cycle of addiction
  • What is binge eating disorder?
  • Addictive behaviours often connected to compulsive overeating
  • Difference between Group Therapy and 12-Step groups
  • Family/personal history
  • The solution
  • Interactive Group Workshop
  • Abstinence – what is it?
  • Introduction and overview of the 12-step model and it’s use during and after therapeutic treatment
  • Integration
  • Thought for the Day

5 hour CPD Certificates issued

Suitable for:

Counsellors Nurses
Psychotherapists Trainees
Psychologists Students
Dieticians Occupational Therapists
Nutritionists Teachers
Psychiatrists Youth Workers
Family Therapists Personal Trainers
General Practitioners Social Workers

http://www.piecebypiecebyrecovery.co.uk

 

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CPD TRAINING – UNDERSTANDING ANOREXIA & BULIMIA. HOW CAN WE SUPPORT AND WORK WITH SUFFERERS?

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UNDERSTANDING ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA

How can we support and work with sufferers?

 Aims and Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of the essential characteristics of Anorexia and Bulimia
  • To gain knowledge of the 12-step model for use in supporting sufferers

Contents:

  • What is an eating disorder?
  • Characteristics of Anorexia (DSM V reference)
  • Characteristics of Bulimia (DSM V reference)
  • Research – anorexia and addiction
  • Cycle of addiction and its connection to anorexia/bulimia
  • Attachment Theory relating to eating disorders
  • Case Study
  • 12-step model and it correlation to the Nice Guidelines for working with eating disorders
  • Steps 1-12 summarised
  • Lily’s poem

5 hour CPD Certificates issued

Suitable for:

Counsellors Nurses
Psychotherapists Trainees
Psychologists Students
Dieticians Occupational Therapists
Nutritionists Teachers
Psychiatrists Youth Workers
Family Therapists Personal Trainers
General Practitioners Social Workers

www.piecebypiecerecovery.co.uk

 

 

 

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George Michael…. what matters most?

If there is one thing I know about the nature of addiction or obsessive compulsive behaviours is that they are all consuming and they take control.  No matter what you have in your life, no matter what you achieve, no matter what you are interested in, no matter if you are talented, no matter if you are rich, no matter if you are poor, no matter if you are part of a family, no matter if you have no family, no matter if you own a luxurious property, no matter if you are homeless, no matter is you have children…… it all doesn’t  matter because WHAT MATTERS MOST is the addictive behaviour or substance, this matters, this matters very much and is the single most important thing in that persons’ life.  It is the most important thing above everything else.

It is clever and cunning and friendly and powerful.  It will destroy your heart and soul but will take much much longer to destroy you physically.  It comes in many disguises and the greatest disguise of all is inside a talented, gifted individual who has reached the dizzying heights of stardom, the frantic frenetic world of fame and fortune and it will still consume that individual in the dark recesses of their mind and it will be absolutely WHAT MATTERS MOST.

As it destroys self-esteem and self-worth the individual becomes trapped in a cycle of shame and guilt and the only remedy for that is to escape and the ultimate form of escape is addictive obsessive compulsive behaviour because it removes the individual from reality and creates another world.  

George Michael wanted to escape and never truly learned to stay put and learn about himself.  He never gave himself a chance to achieve freedom from his obsessions. I believe that the drink and drugs were the medication used to deal with difficult relationships, poor body image, low self-esteem and an empty soul.  I feel sad saying that but that is my professional and personal opinion.  He gave to others but was unable to give to himself.  He gave the world his music and his creativity.  He gave to charities …. but WHAT MATTERS MOST is what you give to yourself.  If George Michael had treated himself the way he treated others and gave to himself what he gave to the world I believe he would still be here today.

WHAT MATTERS MOST GEORGE MICHAEL?  IT’S YOU …….R.I.P

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