We now have a section on our website for Members of the Public. Canadians are interested in the Craving Change™ program and approach and are looking for trained facilitators! To assist them, our website includes a 'Find a Clinician' feature that lists Certified Craving Change Facilitators and their contact information. Clinicians are listed by their geographical location. If you are licensed with Craving Change Inc. and are currently certified, take advantage of this promotion … [Read more...] about Potential Clients are Looking for You!
Ashley Hurley, a Family Health Team dietitian, recently re-certified and shared these comments: “I feel that I can present Craving Change™ concepts using language from non-diet, weight-neutral and mindfulness-based approaches to nutrition care.” “The resource I use most often is the types of hunger worksheet. Most patients know the experience of different types of hunger but don't have the language to express this until we go through this activity. I find it very helpful for patients … [Read more...] about The Language of Craving Change
The approach to healthy eating and improved well-being is shifting gears. Instead of focusing on what goes into our mouths, we're being encouraged to pay attention and modify what's going on in our minds. Rather than using words like calories, weight loss and vegetables in our New Year's Resolutions, we're including words like self-awareness, self-compassion, trust, and self-acceptance. Thinking differently about our eating and ourselves has been shown to decrease motivation stifling emotions … [Read more...] about A New Resolution – Think Differently
Each year we review the Facilitator's Manual to ensure that it continues to provide current and relevant information. Until 2017, the edits we made were very minor, for example changing references to the Behind the Scenes Resource 'CD' to 'USB wafer', which is now the device that is included with our 'starter kit'. However, based on new information that was published in 2017 and that is related to evidence-based content in the Craving Change™ program, we wrote some edits to the manual … [Read more...] about Update Your Facilitator’s Manual for 2018
The holiday season is always challenging for those who struggle with their eating. Last year, we added a three-page resource for an activity called, 'Embrace the Holidays' to our online library. It includes some timely scenarios that encourage clients to identify potential situational, thinking and emotional triggers for problematic eating. It then provides examples of how to utilize strategies from the Craving Change™ program and workbook to manage these common challenges. This topic … [Read more...] about A Classic for the Holidays
Only 8 days left for our 'Twelve Days of Christmas' sale. For the first time, you get a 15% discount off EVERYTHING in our 'Store' - the Complete 'Starter Kit', all workbook and fridge magnet packages, promo postcards and even the new children's book. Order by December 22, 2017 to receive this great discount off the regular price. Click on the red 'Twelve Days of Christmas' button above the list of Products on the Clinician's page at www.cravingchange.ca/clinicians or log into your account and … [Read more...] about 15% off ALL Products until December 22
Awareness of environmental factors that influence eating behaviours and utilization of stimulus control are objectives of the Craving Change™ program. These topics encourage valuable reflection and robust discussions. Although Dr. Brian Wansink brought this area of research to the forefront, in 2017 allegations have been made suggesting that some of his studies and data reporting methods are not scientifically sound. For this reason, references to Dr. Wansink, his studies and his … [Read more...] about Edits to Environment Content of Facilitator’s Manual
Sally Ho, a dietitian in private practice in Alberta, recently completed her re-certification. She has enthusiastically incorporated the Craving Change™ approach into her work with individual clients. Here's an example: "I have used the "Problem Solving" strategy with some of my individual clients after describing the dog scenario. I sensed my clients felt empowered to come up with their own strategies because the strategies they suggest are specific to them. Also, the problem solving … [Read more...] about Problem Solving Helps Defuse Self-Blame