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CEDRIC Centre 2013 ‘Master Series’ Workshop Schedule

2013 ‘Master Series’ Workshop Schedule

2013 ‘Master Series’ 3-day Weekend Workshop Schedule

Hours: All workshops run from Friday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Cost: All workshops cost $636.00 + tax with payment plans available.

Vancouver Workshops with Michelle Morand, MA, RCC:

‘Master Your Brain – Master Your Behaviour’

Dates: ; Feb. 22nd to 24th; May 17th to 19th; Aug. 9th to 11th; Oct. 18th to 20th

‘Mastering Balance: Creating Solid Self-Esteem and True Inner Peace’

Dates: March 15th to 17th; June 21st to 23rd; Nov. 15th to 17th

‘Mastering Relationships: The Relationship Equation’ – July 26th to 28th; Dec. 6th to 8th

Venue for all Vancouver Workshops: Century Plaza Hotel,  1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B6

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Victoria Workshops with Dawn Cox, M.Ed., psych, RCC:

‘Master Your Brain – Master Your Behaviour’

Dates: March 8th to 10th, July 12th to 14th and November 8th to 10th

Venue: Common Room at 1246 Fairfield, Victoria, BC, V8V 3B5

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Calgary Workshops with Michelle Morand, MA, RCC:

Master Your Brain – Master Your Behaviour Dates:July 5th to 7th

‘Mastering Balance: Creating Solid Self-Esteem and True Inner Peace’– Dates: July 12th to 14th

Venue: MacEwan Conference Centre, U of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW Calgary, T2N 1N4

There is a hotel at the University, if you would like to stay there as well.

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With Great Respect and Appreciation I Acknowledge Dr. Stephen Covey

Hello to you, my readers and community members.Appreciation for Dr. Stephen Covey

I was deeply saddened this past week when I received an email from Franklin Covey letting me know that Dr. Stephen Covey had passed away on July 16th at the age of 79.

Stephen Covey was a huge influence in my life through his book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.’ The little that I knew of his personal life led me to have confidence that he embodied the principles of which he wrote and spoke.

Many people focus on the 7 Habits as a tool for their professional life and forget that this is a full philosophy for life – all areas of life – not just work.

Stephen Covey’s work taught me the fundamental importance of having a clear sense of my values and principles and embodying those in all aspect of my life. His work taught me about integrity; what it was, what it felt like to have it, and how important it was to every single aspect of my life.

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Starved

Starved, a show about eating disorders is inline with a recent affair last January 10th 2005 , when a spate of stars has come out as having eating disorders. Tween Queen Mary- Kate Olsen, Jamie Lyn Sigler Discala of The Sopranos, former Spice Girl Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckhman, Christina Ricci, Fiona Apple, and Brandy, to name but a recent few.

Heck, even little Lisa Simpson from the hit show, The Simpson’s had a recent episode where she flirted with an eating disorder in order to get social approval.

And now, F/X, an American cable channel, is in talks to produce a new show about four friends struggling to make it in LA. In “Starved,” each of the stars on the show will have an eating disorder, mirroring just how commonplace eating disorders actually are among women, on TV and off.

“I think seeing eating disorders on prime time television is a mixed blessing,” says Michelle Morand, founder and director of The CEDRIC Centre. “On the one hand, if it’s educating people about eating disorders, it’s a good thing, because it’s creating awareness. But there’s that old saying, a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing, and there are actually studies showing that television shows aimed at discouraging kids from eating disordered behaviors arenot much of a deterrent and in some cases, the shows are used as a “how to.”

The CEDRIC Centre specializes in the treatment of clinical eating disorders, sub-clinical disordered eating patterns, and related issues such as anxiety, depression, and distorted body image. Their registered clinical counselors provide bodywork, group, and individual counselling, as well as community outreach presentations for schools, educators, and health professionals. All of The CEDRIC Centre’s counsellors have recovered from an eating disorder, and are proud to have facilitated the recovery of hundreds of men and women in Victoria , BC and beyond.

 

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End the Obsession

Eating disorders and food obsession will be the main topic on the “End the Obsession Workshop” which will be held on January 15th 2005 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The CEDRIC Centre, (Community Eating Disorders and Related Issues Counselling), is hosting this first annual event, costing $167.50; snacks and beverages included, at The Sandman Hotel Board Room, 2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC. To register, 1-250-383-0797.

Everyone’s got a gimmick these days. Ultimate Solutions, Lean Lifestyles, and Super Skinny Pills are falling off trees. “But,” asks Michelle Morand, founder and director of The CEDRIC Centre, “do they really produce lasting change, get to the bottom of why you overeat and do they teach you new behaviors, or do they just put you on another diet?”

“Our 1 Day End the Obsession Workshop is pretty intense. And it’s not a magic bullet, either. People who come won’t suddenly stop feeling obsessed with food at the stroke of midnight. But, they will gain simple and concrete tools they can take home and use, when they need them, to change their relationship with food permanently.”

End the Obsession and Stop Eating Disorders

“If you want to stop obsessing about every bite you eat, and stop measuring your self-worth based on the numbers on a scale, this is where you need to be,” says Morand.

The CEDRIC Centre specializes in the treatment of clinical eating disorders, sub-clinical disordered eating patterns, and related issues such as anxiety, depression, and distorted body image. Their registered clinical counselors provide bodywork, group, and individual counselling, as well as community outreach presentations for schools, educators, and health professionals. All of The CEDRIC Centre’s counsellors have recovered from an eating disorder, and are proud to have facilitated the recovery of hundreds of men and women in Victoria , BC and beyond.

 

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Eating Disorders Thriving

Increasing Number of Eating Disorders

The CEDRIC Centre, (Community Eating Disorders and Related Issues Counselling), stoll serves Victoria but has made Vancouver our home base, located at 1149 west 38th Avenue, Vancouver, V6M1R4 . The phone number and internet contact information remains the same, (250-383-0797, toll free: 866-383-0797, www.cedriccentre.com).

Although Michelle Morand, MA, RCC, Director and Founder of The CEDRIC Centre still comes to Victoria to see clients, she has set up our new centre to counsel people in Vancouver as well.  Our counsellor Dawn Cox counsels clients just in Victoria.  Our expansion is a direct indication that eating disorders continue to thrive in Victoria and beyond and that there is an increasing number of eating disorders cases.

Recent research into eating disorders shows that instead of becoming less common, more and more people are adopting disordered eating as a coping mechanism. And, recent emphasis on the obesity crisis may in fact increase the amount of diagnosed eating disorders over the next few years, as more emphasis is placed on slenderness.

“The incidence of eating disorders has doubled since the 1960s and is increasing in younger age groups, in children as young as seven,” Morand said. “Forty percent of 9-year-old girls have dieted and even 5-year-olds are concerned about diet.”

Morand says, “Ultimately, I hope that one day there will be no need for organizations such as ours, that all eating disorders will be a thing of the past. But in the meantime, there’s a demand for our services, and we’re glad to provide them.”

The CEDRIC Centre specializes in eating disorders, and related issues such as anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. All our counsellors have recovered from an eating disorder, and possess the skills and expertise to provide our clients with the tools and support they need to create lasting change.

 

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Not Another New Year’s Resolution

Weight Loss Resolutions. It is predicted that more than three-quarters of all women between the ages of 25 and 54 make diet and weight-loss resolutions each year, according to a nationwide survey sponsored by Gardenburger Inc. Nearly nine out of ten respondents reported only occasional or no success, while almost half lost little or actually gained weight instead, the survey found.

Deb P., a CEDRIC Centre client puts it this way, “I didn’t realize I had an actual eating disorder, I just thought I had no will power and liked food too much. My work with The CEDRIC Centre has made it possible for me stop sticking a band-aid on the problem with constant diets, and start taking myself, and my needs, seriously.”

The CEDRIC Centre, (Community Eating Disorder and Related Issues Counselling), specializes in the treatment of clinical eating disorders, sub-clinical disordered eating patterns, and related issues such as anxiety, depression, and distorted body image. Their counselors provide bodywork, group, and individual counselling, as well as community outreach presentations for schools, educators, and health professionals. All of The CEDRIC Centre’s counsellors have long standing recovery from an eating disorder, and are proud to have facilitated the recovery of hundreds of men and women in Victoria , BC and beyond.

 

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How to Handle Holiday Stuffing

How to Handle Holiday Overeating

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Instead of worrying about weight gain and calories this season, Victoria , B.C. eating disorder expert Michelle Morand encourages people to enjoy the holidays guilt free as long as you know how to handle holiday overeating.

“There’s a perception that a little overindulging during the holidays is so me how dangerous. The truth is people have used food as a focal point for celebration since the dawn of time and a balanced relationship with food includes some social feasting,” says Michelle Morand, director and founder of The CEDRIC Centre.

“When we truly allow ourselves to eat as much as we’d like, of whatever we’d like, invariably, we end up eating less. So if you’re feeling especially out of control around food during the holidays, chances are food is an issue the rest of the year, too.”

What is the difference between bingeing and eating a lot at Christmas?

“I get asked that a lot,” Morand acknowledges. “The difference lies in how you feel afterwards: accepting and relaxed, or guilty and shameful? How often do you engage in overeating? If you overeat occasionally and can return to your normal eating patterns right away without guilt, then you’re probably experiencing a balanced relationship with food.” On the other hand, “If you’re eating consistently when you’re not hungry, and feel guilty and shameful afterwards, you’re likely experiencing disordered eating.”

With increased family expectations, more responsibilities, and increased spending it’s only natural to feel stressed at this time of year. “During times of stress, people turn to food, drugs, alcohol, and/or chemical substances to cope with their stress,” says Morand. “These coping strategies remain very popular for an obvious reason: they work, at least in the short run. But using overeating as a coping mechanism prevents us from learning how to deal with the true causes of our problems. As a result, we get trapped in a dependence upon overeating, especially during high stress times, such as the holidays.”

It’s Good to Know How to Handle Holiday Overeating

The cure for overeating? “Ironically it’s the last thing most people would ever dream of,” says Morand. “Successful treatment of all eating disorders involves looking at the root issues, finding new, healthier and life enhancing ways of coping, and allowing ourselves to eat, without guilt or shame .”

The CEDRIC, (Community Eating Disorder and Related Issues Counselling), Centre specializes in the treatment of clinical eating disorders, sub-clinical disordered eating patterns, and related issues such as anxiety, depression, and distorted body image. Their counsellors provide bodywork, group, and individual counselling, as well as community outreach presentations for schools, educators, and health professionals. All of The CEDRIC Centre’s counsellors have long standing recovery from an eating disorder, and are proud to have facilitated the recovery of hundreds of men and women in Victoria , BC and beyond.

The CEDRIC Centre’s Holiday Stress Helper

  1. Create Realistic Expectations-don’t try to make this the “Perfect Holiday.”
  2. Learn to say no to extra obligations.
  3. Allow yourself to enjoy every bite-without guilt. Remember that all binges stem from feelings of restriction.
  4. Create a budget for gift spending-you are entitled to be financially secure.
  5. Ask for help when you feel overwhelmed.
  6. Spend ti me only with those who respect you and with whom you feel safe.
  7. Visualize how you’d like to feel during the holidays- peaceful, relaxed, etc. What needs to happen and what do you need to do to make that happen?

 

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Teen Diets Lead to Weight Gain and Eating Disorders

Diets for Teens May Lead to Eating Disorders

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According to recent research published in the U.S. medical journal, Pediatrics, diets for teens are three times more likely to become overweight than non-dieters.

The study tracked the dieting habits of 16, 882 participants aged nine to 14 over three years. It found that dieters gained more weight than those who did not. Dieters were also far more likely to binge eat and girls who dieted less often gained slightly less weight, but still significantly more than non-dieters.

“Essentially,” says Michelle Morand, Founder and Director of The CEDRIC Centre, “The study found that all dieting is counterproductive – children who dieted gained more, not less weight than non-dieters.” Morand, a recovered binge eater who now counsels others, isn’t surprised with the results. “When we imagine someone with an eating disorder, we think of a young woman with severe anorexia, and it’s easy to associate that image with extreme dieting. However, it’s harder to see the link between dieting and binge eating, but it exists. In fact , binge eating is a natural response to a diet that should be expected by anyone who diets.”

“Our culture is highly invested in the notion that diets work, to the tune of $33 billion a year,” Morand points out. “But 98% of diets fail, whether you’re 14 or 44.” In her work, Morand is seeing increasingly younger clients, and regularly receives calls and e-mail from parents of children who struggle with weight. “Dieting leads to a cycle of restrictive eating followed by bouts of overeating or binge eating. This is a natural, physiological response the body has perfected in response to starvation.” The fact that dieters were more likely to binge eat in the study than their non-dieting peers, supports this. “Without the diet, or a sense of restriction, there is no impetus to binge.”

“The cure for eating disorders addresses the root causes,” Morand explains. “And if you suspect your child is eating for emotional reasons, dieting is definitely not the way to approach the situation.” She says, “The more we emphasize weight and appearance, the more our children will engage in eating disorders like binge eating.”

The CEDRIC Centre, (Community Eating Disorder and Related Issues Counselling), specializes in the treatment of clinical eating disorders, sub-clinical disordered eating patterns, and related issues such as anxiety, depression, and distorted body image. Their registered clinical counselors provide bodywork, group, and individual counselling, as well as community outreach presentations for schools, educators, and health professionals. All of The CEDRIC Centre’s counsellors have recovered from an eating disorder, and are proud to have facilitated the recovery of hundreds of men and women in Victoria, BC and beyond.

 

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