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Eating Disorder Recovery Courses at Nicholaston House

Courses (limited to 8 delegates) are open to those with an eating disorder or chaotic eating patterns who want to address their issues.  The unique approach and setting of Nicholaston House, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has resulted in many transformed lives; a number of those who have made a full recovery are now on team as volunteers.

 

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Background to Eating Disorder Recovery (OED) Courses

OED (Overcoming Eating Disorders) courses were set up by Helena Wilkinson and Nikki Cole over 20 years ago while they were running Kainos Trust, which merged in 2014 with Swansea City Mission. The unique approach and setting of Nicholaston House, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has resulted in many transformed lives; a number of those who have made a full recovery are now on team as volunteers.

Course Leader

Helena Wilkinson is a writer, trainer, and equine - facilitated psychotherapy  practitioner (EFP). She is the author of 11 books, including the bestsellers, ‘Puppet on a String’, an autobiographical account of her fight with, and recovery from, anorexia, and ‘Beyond Chaotic Eating’, a way out of anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating. Helena has worked with eating disorder sufferers for the last 30 years.

Why Attend an OED Course?

We often receive feedback that attending an OED course has brought about significant change in people’s lives not found elsewhere.  We believe significant factors include:

  • a homely non-clinical setting
  • an accepting and safe environment
  • an experienced team o ering insight and personal input
  • teaching which addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual
  • testimonies to prove that full recovery is possible
  • the use of creative tools to aid emotional expression
  • involvement with animals including equine-assisted therapy

Course Information (2018)

Courses (limited to 8 delegates) are open to those with an eating disorder or chaotic eating patterns who want to address their issues. Prior to attending, a phone call will be arranged and once accepted you will be sent some exercises to complete. Completing an OED ‘foundations’ course is a pre-requisite to applying for either the ‘transitions’ or ‘connections’ course. To get the most out of the courses it is important to have a support structure in place at home and ideally be in therapy.

OED foundations - looks at the role of eating disorders, thought patterns, what stops change, keeping safe, identity and worth.

OED transitions - looks at unmet needs, the wounded heart, shame, stress, anxiety, loneliness, defence mechanisms and building blocks to emotional heath.

OED connections - looks at the roles we play, communication, assertiveness, resilience, decision-making, boundaries and healthy relationships.

Each course will also address relationship with food, goal-setting and spiritual freedom.

For further information, please email: helena.wilkinson@nicholastonhouse.org

Help Support the OED Work

Each OED course place is subsidised by Swansea City Mission and Educational Trust by around £200. If you would like to financially support this work - enabling us to offer additional bursaries to those on low income - please contact us for further details. Your provision can make a real difference to someone.

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena Wilkinson

05 - 09 February 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED foundations - looks at the role of eating disorders, thought patterns, what stops change, keeping safe, identity and worth.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-02-05 | 05 - 09 February 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena...

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Transitions - with Helena Wilkinson

19 - 23 February 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED transitions - looks at unmet needs, the wounded heart, shame, stress, anxiety, loneliness, defence mechanisms and building blocks to emotional heath.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-02-19 | 19 - 23 February 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Transitions - with Helena...

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena Wilkinson

19 - 23 March 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED foundations - looks at the role of eating disorders, thought patterns, what stops change, keeping safe, identity and worth.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-03-19 | 19 - 23 March 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena...

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Connections - with Helena Wilkinson

16 - 20 April 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED connections - looks at the roles we play, communication, assertiveness, resilience, decision-making, boundaries and healthy relationships.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-04-16 | 16 - 20 April 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Connections - with Helena...

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena Wilkinson

14 - 18 May 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED foundations - looks at the role of eating disorders, thought patterns, what stops change, keeping safe, identity and worth.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-05-14 | 14 - 18 May 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena...

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Transitions - with Helena Wilkinson

18 - 22 June 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED transitions - looks at unmet needs, the wounded heart, shame, stress, anxiety, loneliness, defence mechanisms and building blocks to emotional heath.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-06-18 | 18 - 22 June 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Transitions - with Helena...

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena Wilkinson

20 - 24 August 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED foundations - looks at the role of eating disorders, thought patterns, what stops change, keeping safe, identity and worth.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-08-20 | 20 - 24 August 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena...

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Connections - with Helena Wilkinson

03 -07 September 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED connections - looks at the roles we play, communication, assertiveness, resilience, decision-making, boundaries and healthy relationships.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-09-03 | 03 - 07 September 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Connections - with Helena...

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena Wilkinson

24 - 28 September 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED foundations - looks at the role of eating disorders, thought patterns, what stops change, keeping safe, identity and worth.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-09-24 | 24 - 28 September 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena...

Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena Wilkinson

19 - 23 November 2018

Event Type: Overcoming Eating Disorders Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Eating Disorder Recovery

OED foundations - looks at the role of eating disorders, thought patterns, what stops change, keeping safe, identity and worth.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £449 (subsidised ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Read more: 2018-11-19 | 19 - 23 November 2018 | Eating Disorder Recovery Course - Foundations - with Helena...