Working with Weight Management and Obesity

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Working with Weight Management and Obesity; Psychological and Nutritional Approaches

How to be effective in helping people to lose weight in a clinical or health setting, overcome barriers to change & maintain weight loss with successful relapse management.

This course is taught largely from the front & draws from the latest thinking in evidence based approaches for clinical weight loss, coaching, health & counselling psychology.

In today’s fast moving world of social media and availability of online training we believe that the classroom environment is at the heart and core of all our professional training and workshops.

We are aware that many delegates will attend these courses for personal development and quite often personal issues can rise to the surface during training. All of our trainers are also fully qualified and accredited psychotherapists who bring a wealth of clinical experience to the training room and who are on hand during training to offer support in a safe and confidential environment.

Suitability: The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, doctors, nutritionists, nurses, social workers, personal fitness trainers & other health professionals working with weight management.

  • Facts about obesity
  • Health at every size
  • The psychology and physiology of dieting
  • Exercise/ Health psychology and weight loss
  • What makes us fat?
  • The effects of under eating
  • The psychology of change: Changing attitudes and behaviours
  • Maintenance and relapse management
  • How to assess other co-morbidities
  • Eating and attachment styles
  • Eating for emotional self-regulation
  • Food addiction as a physiological function
  • Acting responsibly and ethically with clients
  • How to recognise when your client has an eating disorder and what to do about it
  • How to assess, engage and motivate
  • Motivational interviewing and evidence based approaches
  • Dealing with pitfalls and early drop-out
  • Food relationships
  • Personality traits and weight loss
  • Formulating a treatment and action plan
  • Promoting and maintaining weight loss success
  • Mindfulness and mindful eating
  • Enjoyment, motivation and accountability
  • Other areas for consideration
  • Acting responsibly and ethically with clients

Trainer: Bridin Mc Kenna

Venue: Life Therapies Clinic & Training, Belfast

Next Date: To Be Confirmed 2018

Investment: £245

Includes: Handouts and training resources provided. All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

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This course can be taken either as a stand-alone module with certification for 16 hours CPD, OR as part of a 4 year pathway towards UKCP psychotherapy accreditation with Awaken School. Please contact us for more details:

Bridin has a broad base work background that has equipped her with a vast resource of experiences that are invaluable to her as a therapist, enabling greater understanding and effective progress in client’s therapy.

After qualifying as a psychotherapist Bridin has further trained at The National Centre for Eating Disorders and Obesity in London and is an affiliate member of their professional network, holding specialist qualifications for working with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, obesity, eating disorders and associated mental health conditions.

Bridin is the Managing Director and Founder of Northern Ireland’s first clinic treating obesity and eating disorders using evidence based psychological treatment models.

Bridin is an Associate Trainer for The National Centre for Eating Disorders in London and an Associate trainer for BEAT Eating Disorder Charity, delivering eating disorder training to professionals and organisations throughout Northern and Southern Ireland. She is an AMT approved Emotional Freedom Techniques Master Practitioner, trainer and facilitator. Bridin has also delivered Obesity Management training to the Health Promotion Team at Action Cancer.

Bridin is a U.K.C.P Accredited Psychotherapist and holds professional memberships with and

What people are saying about this course;

“Very high quality and amount of materials and instruction very thorough”

 “Found course very beneficial, my only need is to learn more! Materials to take away and use will be invaluable in my job, thanks!”

Working with Weight Management and Obesity

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