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No Body’s Perfect Workshop

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Working with Children and Young People to Improve Body Image and Well-being (15 seats left)
Register by 15 May 2018

22 June 2018
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
9:30am – 5:30pm
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By the age of three or four, some children have already begun to make up their minds (and even hold strong views) about how bodies should look.

The teenage brain is now a subject for serious research but that is not really where it all starts.It is impossible to ask a three-year-old what they think as they don’t have the language or vocabulary so we have to rely on observational methods. As these negative feelings are progressive and developmental, we needed to start looking much, much younger to start to instigate protective factors.

No Body’s Perfect is a guide to adults to help children and young people with body image, eating behaviour and general health, and well-being.

By the age of three or four, some children have already begun to make up their minds (and even hold strong views) about how bodies should look.

Key takeaways

  • Understand what body image and its relationship to well-being is
  • Promote positive body image in children and young people
  • Learn the causes of negative body image and challenging ideas
  • Learn the essentials of early intervention for body image and eating issues using a cognitive behavioural perspective
  • Media literacy – how to talk to children and young people about safe media use
  • Understand about teasing and body bashing
  • General mental health and well-being
  • Be a positive role modelling and addressing your own issues
  • Concluding comments for schools, counsellors, and health professionals

Lesson plan

Dr Lewis will present a one-day workshop for people working with children and young people including understanding body image and the significance to mental health and well-being as well as practical activities and techniques for professionals to immediately use in their practice. This workshop is spilt into two sections, the first half will be educational about body image and its impact on people of all ages and both genders including causes of negative body image. The second half will focus on strategies and practical techniques from a cognitive behavioural perspective. Dr Lewis will take participants through worksheets, individual, and group activities to use with children and young people in an engaging manner.

Who should attend?

It is suitable for the classroom, home, and counselling environments and comes with over 60 worksheets for use. We encourage teachers, preschool educators, educarers, school counsellors, and parents are to attend.

How can this programme benefit you?

In this high impact one-day course, equip yourself with the ability to help children and young people with body image, eating behaviour, and general health and well-being.

As with last year’s Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2018), the workshops are held on the second day of the conference. The No Body’s Perfect Workshop is offered as part of the conference registration. However, it is possible to attend just the No Body’s Perfect Workshop at SCAP 2018.

Workshop speaker

Dr Vivienne Lewis, Clinical Psychology Expert
Assistant Professor in Psychology
Faculty of Health, University of Canberra

Dr Vivienne Lewis is a clinical psychologist specialising in the area of body image and eating disorders. Negative body image is the number one concern for young people at present (Mission Australia 2016) and significantly affects people’s mental health well beyond the school years. Dr Lewis has been a researcher at the University of Canberra, and practitioner in this area for over 16 years and is the author of two books through Australian Academic Press. Positive Bodies: Loving the Skin You’re In, is a self-help book for young people and adults of both genders to improve their body image using cognitive behavioural techniques. It also looks at eating disordered behaviour and general mental health and well-being. No Body’s Perfect, is a guide to adults to help children and young people with body image, eating behaviour and general health and well-being.

Don’t miss it, register today

Take positive action today. Invest just one day of your time to open your mind and eyes to infinite opportunities and rewards in both your personal and professional life.

Date: 22 June 2018, FRiday
Venue: Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fee: S$550, inclusive of 1 buffet lunch and 2 light refreshments
Enquiries: Please contact Mr Anthony Tan (65) 62033767 or email: anthonytan@ear.com.sg
Register via this link.


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