Realistic Recovery for Adults with Eating Disorders
with Tabitha Farrar
May 20th and 21st 2017
These 2-day workshops are designed to inform about eating disorders and effective and realistic recovery ideas in the home, and also provide attendees with a structured and organized strategy for sustainable recovery. They are open to both individuals with eating disorders and parents/partners/supporters.
The workshop is a mixture of information and recovery planning. All participants will work though the AEDRA realistic recovery for adults workbook and will come away with a realistic plan to put into immediate effect either for themselves or for another individual. There will be opt-in follow up sessions for progress review.
Establishing a solid and effective recovery structure
- Understanding “functional” eating disorders and where to start with overcoming entrenched behaviors.
- Principles of Family-Based Treatment as applied to adults with eating disorders and the AEDRA approach.
- Setting up recovery as a project management operation: Goals and outcomes
- How to work with the person and against the eating disorder.
- Creating a recovery-centric household.
- Resources: Putting together a functional treatment team — and other non-professional support tools.
- Meal planning, mealtimes, importance of meal support.
- Meal support set up and situational troubleshooting.
- Weight restoration — achieving and maintaining.
Making an anti-eating-disorder environment into a way of family life
- Setting up recovery as a project management operation: Error logs and pivots
- Overshoot, weight distribution, MRC and other typical recovery processes.
- Family dynamics for adult sufferers.
- How to recover around children and sustain recovery.
- Managing extended family and friends — holidays, gatherings, Christmas etc.
- Continuing Recovery — recovery meeting structure and progress reviews.
- Lower-level support systems and how to make effective use of them.
- Accountability structure and problem-shooting failure.
- After weight restoration: triggers and other considerations.
- How to learn from failure for a robust recovery.
- Relapse prevention strategy.