Last October I facilitated a workshop for families affected by eating disorders on the topic of teenage brain development and eating disorders which was very well received:
Thank you both so much. It was so inspiring and reminded me of so many techniques that I had forgotten about, as well as gaining plenty more tools to help out in challenging situations. Now I just have to attempt to retain all the newly acquired knowledge!
Firstly, thank you so much to you and John for a very interesting workshop earlier this week. The brain and mind is something that has always intrigued me. I do believe that the neural pathways can be rewired and regenerated although it takes times but if you are younger it happens faster perhaps. As all things do!
Given the high numbers of new families who have joined our network since October I have decided to run another session on Friday March 19th from 2pm to 4.30pm.
The Teen Brain Matters workshop combines the latest understanding of neuroscience and developmental psychology, with practical strategies to help parents and carers to understand the changes teenagers are going through, and what they can do to help support them. The original workshop has been developed for The Charlie Waller Trust by Dr John Coleman OBE, a psychologist with an international reputation for his work on the teenage years ( www.jcoleman.co.uk ), and I have adapted it to weave in what we know about the impact of eating disorders on the brain.
This session is just being offered to carers of loved ones with an eating disorder so that we can consider two very common questions
“How do I know if it is normal teenage behaviour or an ED behaviour?”
“How will the ED affect my child’s development?”
As with all my workshops this workshop is being sponsored by the Charlie Waller Trust. There is no charge to attend but of course donations are always welcome. Donations to the Charlie Waller Trust
Places will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Please let me know if you would like a place.