Monday September 21st and Tuesday September 22nd
The workshops will be held on:
Monday September 21st
Workshop One – Introductions, Psychoeducation and Empathy 10 am to 12 pm
Workshop Two – Cycle of Change and Motivational Language 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday September 22nd
Workshop Three – Reflecting on Caring Responses. What to Try When Things Feel Stuck 10am to 12pm
Workshop Four – Coaching Your Loved One to Make Their Own Changes 2pm to 4pm
These will be bite size versions of the usual face to face workshops (which usually take place over 15 hours), and will be aimed to provide you with practical tips and useful phrases to empower you to re-energise and to come alongside your loved one with an eating disorder as we progress through lockdown and back to a new normal over the coming months.
Ideally you will attend all four workshops, and you will need access to Zoom and have a quiet space for the duration of the sessions.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
If you would like to reserve a place please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send through a short reservation form and the materials for the workshops. There will be no charge for this course, I will just ask that you complete a short evaluation form at the end of the course as we are very interested in compiling evidence that online workshops are effective. Donations to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust who is covering my costs are most welcome. https://www.cwmt.org.uk/donate
Firstly, I want to say a big thank you for running the workshop last week and the fact it was for adult children made a big difference and we felt we could relate to other carers. My husband and I learnt so much and we are now putting that into place and finding we are getting some positive feedback from our daughter. Obviously, we have a long way to go, but the more we can learn from workshops such as yours then the better. As you say baby steps. We welcome your weekly updates and news and continue to be encouraged to care for Millie in a supportive role and swim alongside her.
Belated but heartfelt thanks for your amazing course. I am glad my husband was able to attend, albeit briefly and I will be sharing all the information with him. When you feel alone facing this very challenging, and regrettably still little understood illness, it is incredible moving and empowering to share the experience with people who get it.
I will be trying out some of the skills I learned and look forward to some improvements, no matter how small.
Thank you so much for the course over the last two days. I thought you facilitated it brilliantly. I do admire people who selfishly devote their lives to their offspring and this awful illness. It has made me even more determined to try to encourage my daughter to recover but only time will tell if it happens. In the meantime, thank you for allowing me to feel less alone and connected to others. One of the ladies said she would like to contact me so I have given her my email address. She said that she could relate to a lot of what I was saying having been looking after her daughter for a similar length of time.