Thank-you for sharing this reflection on body image. Your journey with body image and ultimately body acceptance is inspiring.
Clinical neuropsychotherapy is an approach to psychotherapy based on contemporary neuroscience, integrating findings of the fields of psychology, neuroscience and psychotherapy. Dr Roger Mysliwiec will be teaching a workshop at AUT on Friday, 28 July 2017.
NZEDC is inviting parents/carers to a free, informal questions and answers session on Wednesday 5th April 2017. All welcome. See flyer here.
The Intriguing Nature of Eating Disorders
Why do some people consider chocolate their best friend, and sometimes their worst enemy? Why would some people agree with the words of Kate Moss, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!”? Why is it so difficult for most people to maintain a lower weight after weight loss, and why is it so challenging to help someone with anorexia to increase their weight and maintain it? Why are diets generally so unhelpful? Can neuroscience take the field further in its understanding of eating disorders and, most importantly does it have the potential to advance treatment and improve recovery rates?
Roger will explore these questions in his keynote address by providing a brief general overview of eating disorders and then exploring their neurobiological underpinnings and the implications for treatment. He will highlight some key findings of neuroscience informed studies, which have helped improve our understanding of eating disorders and their potential relevance for treatment. This will include in more depth an exploration of the interplay of reward processing and homoeostatic metabolic feedback loops and their relevance for weight regulation and over- and under-eating. He will report on some novel treatment approaches and will discuss the likely direction of future treatment developments.
For more information on the conference in Australia follow this link.
I agreed to see you because I thought I had to see you. I had to do it to please other people around me and shut them up so they would get off my case. Did I think that I had a problem? Not at all.
Feed Your Instinct (FYI) is a wonderful new resource for parents. How do you if your child is developing an unhealthy relationship with food, their weight or body? The site has 4 modules; eating, wellbeing, thinking and feeling, with each module designed to help you decide if you need to be concerned along with suggestions about what you can do about it.
Struggling to control your weight with strict diets that just don't work?
Out of touch with your body's hunger and fullness cues?
Confused by conflicting diet messages?
Feeling extreme guilt when eating certain foods?
NZEDCs "Intuitive Eating Group" may be for you. This six-week group is starting Tuesday 18th October.
Contact Garalynne for more details.
See you in Christchurch!. Dr Roger Mysliwiec will be presenting on a new study examining the prevalence of EDs in those with Type 1 Diabetes. Kellie Lavender presenting on Adolescent Focussed Therapy and Family Based Treatment for older adolescents and adults. Garalynne will be presenting on dietetic issues.
The 'Skills for Carers' group is a six-week group for people supporting loved ones with an eating disorder. Learn; how to build your own resilience, strategies for helping your loved one change and better communication styles.
The group is run by one of our experienced clinicians, Dr Liesje Donkin.
Bookings essential as places are limited
I believe that people should be able to access the best possible care they can. That they are informed about the treatment they are receiving and that the person administering the treatment knows the most they can to optimise chances of recovery. I am proud to have been asked to become part of this training faculty. Click on the link to find out more about the faculty and its purpose.
Using hashtags like #cleaneating and #guiltfree perpetuate the idea that eating is somehow a moral issue. It sends the unhelpful message that there is a "right way" and "wrong way" to eat. Viewing food and eating this way can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and a condition known as orthorexia.