Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Enhancing Body Image and Relationship with Food


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Five | Catering: Refreshments & light lunch provided

Please note: Distance learning participants will be joining this session via Webinar.

Ninety eight percent of all diets fail, yet daily, millions of people embark on the latest one. Dieting is the predominant trigger for disordered eating. In this workshop we will explore what has contributed to creating our diet obsessed culture and learn some simple yet powerful tools to assist clients in reclaiming their enjoyment and appreciation of food; of body wonderment and body satisfaction.

Course Overview
• Develop awareness of the relationship between the human body, the mind and how we eat
• Challenge social attitudes which contribute to body dissatisfaction and disordered eating
• Explore the connection between food and mood
• Learn the effects of restricted or irregular eating and tactics for regulating eating
• Strategies for supporting clients to have a more peaceful relationship with food and their body

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Assess appropriate pathways for clients depending on level of severity of challenges with eating
• Understand how our eating patterns affect our energy, mood and desire for food
• Be equipped with skills to support clients experiencing challenges with food and body image
• Develop confidence in working within this area, while having fun exploring this fascinating topic

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Communities
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Professional and Personal Development

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