Classes & Workshops

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Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders

Therapy, Support, Training and Education for Eating Disorders in Scotland

Classes and Workshops

We also provide various classes and workshops for both those affected by eating disorders directly and those will a professional interest in eating disorders. We won't be offering these until 2016 as we get back up-and-running again after a break. These will include both new and existing workshops and classes for those with either a personal and/or professional interest in eating disorders.

 

Some of the classes and workshops we have hosted in the past include:

 

  • A Brief History and Overview of Eating Disorders
  • Eating Disorders in Males
  • Challenging the Stigma and Stereotypes Associated with Eating Disorders
  • Eating Disorders and Anxiety
  • The Ideal Eating Disorders Service
  • SMHAFF Event: 'You Said: I Thought: I Felt'
  • Personal Accounts of Eating Disorders
  • CBT and Eating Disorders
  • Specific Psychoeducational Workshops (such as 'Challenging The Eating Disorder Voice'; Using Distraction; Using Thought Records in Eating Disorders; Body Image; Creative Writing; Cognitive Biases; Improving Self-Esteem; Assertiveness (and more)

 

.... and many more!

 

 

Many of the workshops and classes we offer those who are currently experiencing an eating disorder focus on 'Psychoeducation' . A cognitive behavioural model underlies some of ur services, which is why many of our classes and workshops focus on 'Psychoeducation' . Psychoeducation features frequently in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and the CBT approach.

 

 

WHAT IS PSYCHOEDUCATION?

 

  • Education offered to individuals with mental health issues.

 

  • Often used in combination with other forms of treatment and support, but can be used as a stand-alone approach too.

 

  • Has an educational style and a group approach is often used.

 

  • The objective is to understand one's illness more and be better able to deal with illness.

 

  • Advocates that the better knowledge and understanding an individual has of their illness, the better they can learn to live with their condition.

 

  • Includes: talks, handouts, assertiveness training, building skills, relaxation, self-monitoring, discussion of self esteem and emotional issues, goal-setting, practical advice, awareness of unhelpful thoughts, and taking responsibility for own behaviour.

 

  • The individual's own strengths, skills, and resources are encouraged and reinforced so that they understand that setbacks and relapse are part of recovery.

 

  • Also involves exercises that focus on, for instance, coping skills, self-esteem, anger, body image and perfectionism.

 

  • Encourages new skills rather than focuses on eating behaviours and the individual’s relationship with food.

 

We will update this website accordingly as we begin to release some of these former services (under revision), as well as offer those currently being developed from scratch.

 

Remember, please just get in touch if there is something you would like to see happen or if you have a suggestion or requirement that you would like to propose. Feel free to email us directly: info@glasgow-eating-disorders.co.uk or get in touch via the Contact Us Form on this website.

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