Knowledge is Power. Action brings Change. Together they Heal.
Therapists and supports (family carers and friends) have the opportunity to learn and try on a new treatment approach together, to better understand and treat, or respond to, adults who have eating disorders.
Three international experts, Laura Hill, Stephanie Peck and Christina Wierenga , highly regarded in the treatment and research of eating disorders, will present this one-day workshop for supports and clinicians. The workshop will introduce a NEW treatment approach that is temperament based for eating disorders for those aged 16 and over. Research has found that anorexia nervosa is a severe biologically based illness. Temperament is an umbrella term that includes the genetic, personality traits, brain responses and other biological influences. This new knowledge is power – and it impacts change. Over 95% of clients and their supports have rated this approach as empowering, motivational in changing, helpful and impactful. This workshop provides a foundation for other evidence-based treatments currently available for this serious condition and other eating disorders.
“Temperament Based Therapy with Supports” (TBT-S) provides both knowledge of why and how the illness develops and is sustained, while providing interactive tools that involve both patients and their supports to learn and practise new actions for change together. In this workshop, both therapists and support persons learn and try on new tools together to impact healing and change. Research findings show significant acceptability and feasibility both at the end of treatment and follow-up.
Event endorsed by ANZAED
Registration discount offered for ANZAED members (see registration page for details).
Hearing Dr Laura Hill speak on the approach in this TEDx Talk
Two 4-day training seminars on TBT-S are taking place in Australia, soon after the workshop here. For more information on these, go to this EDFA (Eating Disorders Families Australia) link: h ttps://www.edfaevents.com
EDANZ is extremely concerned about the current state of eating disorder treatment in New Zealand. Access to evidence-based treatment is denied to many, and the quality of care within the Ministry of Health's specialist services is inconsistent, resulting in unnecessary suffering for many individuals and their families.
EDANZ's submission contains the voices of many New Zealanders who are affected by these life-threatening illnesses, which EDANZ believes are more common than currently available statistics demonstrate.
Support EDANZ by buying a NopeSisters body love any size teeshirt . EDANZ benefits from every teeshirt sold. The tee is created to celebrate bodies of any size and encourage positive body image. EDANZ is grateful for Nopesisters ' support.
Eating Disorder Caregiver Skills
Parents, spouses and anyone who cares for someone with an eating disorder will benefit from this unique and highly informative online summit launching October 13th. Including 10 webinars delivered by leading experts and experienced caregivers along with a free e-book, The Helping Hands Summit will provide you with real-life strategies, accurate information, tools and hope.
Full program and registration at HelpingHandsSummit.com .
Anorexia nervosa is a complex heritable phenotype for which this study has uncovered the first genome-wide significant locus.
A new study from the Eating Disorders Working group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has just been published reporting an exciting new finding in the search to understand the genetics of anorexia nervosa (1). This study is the most powerful genetic study of anorexia nervosa to date, conducting genome-wide analysis of DNA from 3,495 individuals with anorexia nervosa and 10,982 unaffected individuals.
This important study is still seeking participants from people willing to share their experience via an anonymous online survey. Follow the latest Project Update link below for more details.
ROAR is an interactive resource which has been developed for adults who have eating and body concerns and/or who may be at risk of developing an eating disorder. ROAR assists adults to identify problems with eating and body image, promotes appropriate help-seeking, and provides guidance on how to seek the right support.
The key purpose of the tool is to support the person to seek help promptly and effectively. The user is guided through psychoeducation based on stages of change theory, and then a series of questions about behaviours and thoughts which they answer. These answers populate a report for their health professional as well as a personal report tailored to their responses. The HP report provides the health professional with all the issues the person is experiencing, along with some key messages and advice for the GP.
ROAR was developed by CEED The Victorian Centre of Excellence for Eating Disorders and sits alongside Feed Your Instinct ( www.feedyourinstinct.com.au ) an interactive tool for parents concerned about their child’s eating and body image.
Tabitha Farrar recovered fully after battling an eating disorder for over ten years. She is now dedicated to helping others (sufferers and their families) to learn as much as they can in order to recover. http://tabithafarrar.com . Tabitha provides free recovery guides for partners and parents of adults in recovery, online meal support and ED recovery coaching.
EDANZ believes parents have unique abilities to support one another. We invite you to join us for a relaxed coffee break with other parents/carers who are likely to share some of your challenges. Information on our range of resources will be available.
Meet on the last Thursday of the month 1pm – 3pm. For more details please contact Bella Ph 021 1157919
To see story on "Stuff" about Bella and her daughter go to this link http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/northland/80461030/whangarei-mothers-experience-drives-eating-disorder-support-group
Tuesday, 4 December, 7.30pm-9.30pm in Greenlane