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Workshop on Diary-Writing
28 May 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm$50 – $75
Taking Care of Your Self – This is Your Story
In association with www.athomewitheatingdisorders.com
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A pre-conference workshop for carers
By author June Alexander
The diary is an excellent tool to help you take care of yourself
Caring for yourself is a vital part of helping a child, patient or partner recover from an eating disorder. In fact, science tells us that self-care is imperative for supporting carers in their efforts to cope with caregiving and help with their loved one’s recovery (Ref: Patel, Shafer, Brown, Bulik, & Zucker, 2014).
Who is this workshop suitable for?
Parents and family members of a loved one with an eating disorder
Clinicians (especially students) who want to better understand diary writing as therapy
What will the workshop cover?
How keeping a diary can help enrich your role as a carer and your life as an individual
Brief history of the diary, its role in today’s high-tech world
How diary-writing can help you keep a healthy perspective on daily challenges
How the diary can reduce the vulnerability of feeling blame and of feeling time-poor
Ways the diary can help challenge the secrecy that goes with the illness
Using the diary to connect with and help the person with the eating disorder
Registration rates: $50 Early Bird up to 31st March (with AHWED conference registration); $60 Standard (with AHWED conference registration); $75 Standard without conference registration (available from 1 April) (morning tea included).
What to bring This workshop will be highly interactive and hands-on. Participants will require a pen and notebook.