1-day workshop

Working with Eating Disorders new

All eating difficulties are worthy of effective support – this new course will deepen your understanding of their causes and show you the best ways to help…

Advanced CPD

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Working with Eating Disorders

  • Length 1 day (9.30am - 4.00pm)

  • Tutor: Jo Baker

  • CPD Certificate: 6 hours

  • Price: £192 per person

Price includes lunch, refreshments and course notes
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Advanced CPD for HG Therapists:  Join Jo Baker on Wed 2nd November in London for this illuminating workshop. Jo is a practising human givens therapist and HG Diploma tutor. She has previously worked as a volunteer for BEAT and other local eating disorder charities and brings with her a wealth of experience of working with eating difficulties both in private practice and in university settings.
NB. Other dates and venues available.

This course helps explain why people experience difficulties with food and eating – and offers guidance on the most appropriate ways to effectively support someone using the key concepts and skills encompassed in human givens therapy…

Why take this course

In the UK, 1.25 million people are estimated to have a diagnosable eating disorder¹ with hospital admissions more than doubling from 10,318 to 22,000 in the four years between 2016 and 2020². The early or ‘subthreshold’ stages (i.e. when symptoms do not meet full diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder as defined by the DSM-5 or the ICD-11) have been identified as a critical period for preventing progression of an eating disorder³. However, stigma directed towards those experiencing eating difficulties not believed to be ‘serious enough’ to warrant support⁴ could present a barrier to seeking help.

With its deliberate use of non-clinical language this course considers all difficulties around eating worthy of help, understanding and support, irrespective of whether or not these difficulties have been diagnosed or meet the criteria for a diagnosable eating disorder. In this regard, the human givens approach takes a step forward towards early intervention, and treating the whole person.

You will leave the day with a much better understanding of the causes, impact and likely presentations of difficulties around food – and practical ways to help.

What will you learn

  • How to spot that someone has difficulties around food
  • An overview of eating difficulties and the different ways they can present
  • The potential physical and psychological harm that disordered eating can cause
  • The nuance of language – how to avoid causing unintentional distress
  • Why it is important not to focus on food
  • The causes of most eating disorders and difficulties
  • Increased knowledge of the physical impact and social effects of having an eating disorder
  • Creating space for the client’s story
  • How to help your client identify and challenge destructive thought processes
  • Therapeutic tools to get to the root of the problem – we look at which techniques can be useful, and what to be careful of
  • The barriers created by clinical language and diagnostic criteria
  • Diversity in eating difficulties – a greater understanding of the impact of cultural and contextual factors around eating
  • Eating difficulties in men and boys
  • How to help your client meet their needs and use their resources in a healthy way
  • Eating difficulties and neurodiversity
  • An increased awareness of complicating conditions – such as alcohol / substance abuse and medical conditions
  • The important role of sleep in recovery
  • Why early support and prevention are crucial
  • Accessing resources and helping the individual to develop a nurturing self
  • Ethical practice
  • Understanding the boundaries of your role and your own limitations
  • And more

Course Programme

The ‘Working with eating disorders’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is for experienced, qualified HG therapists and counsellors who would like to understand more about eating difficulties, eating disorders and the different ways they can affect people.

It is an invitation to recognise that all experiences of eating difficulties are equally valid and worthy of care and support. It is hoped that the learner develops further depth and breadth to their understanding and feels an increased confidence to support clients with eating difficulties however they present.

The course combines trainer input, discussion and small group activities.

All training is limited by time constraints and whilst we have done our utmost to include a diversity of perspectives there will inevitably be topics that have not been covered. This course is an invitation to recognise that all experiences of eating difficulties are equally valid and worthy of care and support. It is hoped that the learner develops further depth and breadth to their understanding and feels an increased confidence to support clients with eating difficulties however they present.


References

1. BEAT, 2020
2. NHS, 2021
3. Spettigue et al, 2020
4. Boero & Pascoe, 2012

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Eating disorders: Understanding and working with eating difficulties
Working with Eating Disorders
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