It was such a pleasure to receive the following feedback this week from Erin Nobles Crook, a social worker at Family Plus Life Solutions in Saint John, New Brunswick.
“Craving Change has helped one of my clients to really shift the blame from themselves, on to other areas, while also being able to take some accountability in the role they play for achieving change. They identified eating environment differences between their home country and their current location. This helped this high achieving individual to give themselves some space and kindness about their eating difficulties.”
“I regularly use conversations about cognitive distortions, to help clients identify when they are thinking in ways that do not support their well-being. I ensure that the awareness phase is one that is met with kindness and normalized through the fact that there is a concise list, that applies to many. I suggest that gaining awareness allows us to get curious about our thought patterns and their impact, rather than feeling their pattern of distortions is one that is yet another challenge or flaw they feel.”
“Craving Change has been an incredible program to use with clients and it is very refreshing to have resources and tools that fall outside of the typical “diet and exercise” messaging we are inundated with on social media. I find it enhances self-compassion, by taking the time to analyze the various contributing factors to problematic eating and really focus on which aspects of life can be adapted to not only improve our relationship with food, but also to enhance overall well-being. I find it to be highly successful with every client I have worked with, both individually and in groups.”