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Food and Mood for Mental Health with Bridin McKenna UKCP Reg. Clinical Psychotherapist
Life Therapies Clinic & Training, 31 Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 6AF, Northern Ireland | 30 September 2017
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This course is taught largely from the front & draws from the latest thinking in eating disordered clinical research, evidence based treatments, coaching, health & counselling psychology.
Suitability: The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, doctors, nutritionists, nurses, social workers, personal fitness trainers & other health professionals working with mental health, nutrition or disordered eating.
We also offer this course as corporate training and are happy to work with organisations who wish to develop these skills. We welcome enquiries from companies seeking in house training and offer discount for groups.
Do you work in a mental or public health setting with clients or patients who have been on long term pharmaceutical support for anxiety, depression or other mental health issues?
A new client is describing an array of distressing circumstances with symptoms that include high anxiety, panic, racing thoughts, irritability and sleeplessness.
As therapists or mental health practitioners seeking to understand this person’s presentation and provide appropriate support, what factors might we consider as we listen to this information?
The client might also hold unrealistic expectations of herself (or himself) and those around her. She/he may be struggling with negative automatic thoughts and unhelpful core beliefs or conditions of worth.
These emotional and social factors are of obvious interest to us as psychological therapists, mental health practitioners, occupational therapists, G.Ps or practice nurses, but how often do you think to explore your clients’ or patients’ diets?
What we eat is well evidenced to affect how we feel: psychology and physiology are indissolubly linked.
While few therapists or other mental health practitioners will have the necessary training to offer in-depth advice, you can signpost clients to information and resources that will compliment and support a fully holistic recovery process.
Changing to a more healthy diet does not have to involve consultations with a nutritionist and expensive food supplements: simple strategies such as drinking more water, reducing caffeine/sugar intake and understanding the impact of certain foods and eating behaviours on your mood can be adopted by anyone, regardless of income.
Health and mental health practitioners may also need to explore their own reluctance to engage with issues around food and diet.
This workshop seeks to explore the biological and physiological processes at work that may be caused by the client’s dietary habits.
On this 2 day workshop you will learn;
Trainers: Bridin Mc Kenna UKCP accredited Clinical Psychotherapist and Eating Disorder Clinician. Shauna Gibson Weight Management, Health & Wellbeing and Nutritional Coach
Venue: Life Therapies Clinic: 31 Saintfield Road Belfast BT8 6AF
Dates: Sat/Sun 30th Sep – 1st Oct 2017
Book Now: http://life-therapies.com/professional-training/food-mood-mental-health/ Includes: Hand outs and training resources provided. All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and 16 hours CPD. Light refreshments will be provided for all workshop delegates.
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 use the following link to book: http://life-therapies.com/professional-training/food-mood-mental-health/
About the host
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 www.ukcp.com www.awakenschool.co.uk and www.anlp.org
What people are saying about this course;
“Attended Food and Mood training course at the weekend. Without doubt one of the most interesting and informative courses I’ve attended….all supported by an incredibly passionate and captivating trainer! Look forward to attending future courses in the new year.”
“Brilliant learning resource and folder an unexpected & fantastic tool. Provocative, inspiring training in an environment conductive to learning….encouraged new thinking!”
“Food and Mood – an actual life changing 2 days – small changes Bridin – thank you”
“Excellent training…exceeded expectations & looking forward to sing new knowledge & resources personally and professionally”
‘Excellent training, Bridin very down to earth approach, impressive resource pack, will definitely be back for more!”
“Seriously great! Can’t wait to distribute & pass on knowledge! Been some of the best training I’ve been on and I’ve been on a few!”
“Very interesting 2 days! The personal benefit of the course has exceeded my expectations, thank you!”
“It was excellent…trainer was very passionate about the subject which inspired me more”
Please note that organisers may have only provided an approximate location (Life Therapies Clinic & Training, 31 Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 6AF, Northern Ireland) so please contact them to confirm before making your booking or travelling to the venue.