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Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training Conference 2020: An attachment perspec...

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On Saturday 29th Feb 2020 10am-4:00pm Wimbledon Guild Counselling will hold our One Day Conference. This year’s theme will be: An attachment perspective on our relationship with eating

Chair: Linda Cundy

Speakers: Professor Jeremy Holmes, Linda Cundy, Penny Forster


One Day Conference cost: £130+ booking fees / Limited early-bird discount of 15% until 29th November 2019 or until sold out / 20% discount + booking fee for Wimbledon Guild counsellors ONLY you must purchase your ticket via your Wimbledon Guild email address /20% for trainee counsellors*

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This conference explores the close connection between food, attachment and the self. From the first minutes of life, feeding takes place within intimate relationship and later can be equated with, or confused for love. The foods we chose to eat, and those we avoid, are part of our personal and cultural identity. The three speakers explore the origins of self-feeding that may be in the realm of healthy / secure, disorganised, and disordered. There will be opportunities during the day to reflect on the place of food in participant’s own lives and relationships, and in client material from an attachment perspective.



The days presentations:

Linda Cundy

The Last Supper: Tales of Attachment, Loss – and Food

This talk will explore the close connection between feeding and attachment, focusing on the impact of bereavement on appetite, eating habits, and the sense of self.

From the start of life our feeding experiences involve relationships. How we are held and fed is influenced by our caregiver’s capacity for sensitive attunement, related to her or his own attachment history. Cultural factors also play their part in our relationship with food, and influence how we come to nourish ourselves (or deny ourselves) later on. Cooking and eating together is part of couple bonding and family life. So when an attachment figure dies, our relationship to the world – including food – is shaken up.


Professor Jeremy Holmes MD

From feeding to feeling: can the neurobiology of attachment help bridge the mind-body divide in eating disorders?


Eating disorders represent a radical challenge to the Cartestian gulf between physiology and psyche. I shall suggest that the Free Energy Principle developed by Karl Friston and colleagues opens up new ways of thinking about psychosomatic phenomena including eating disorders, and offers practical pointers to their effective treatment.


Penny Forster

OVERCOATS, BURNING BUILDINGS AND PLANKS OF WOOD:

When our relationship with food goes very wrong


Penny will talk about eating disorders and how they develop, based on her experience of working exclusively in this field for 24 years. She will clarify the meaning of the various diagnoses and will explain the reasons why people develop eating disorders, rather than experiencing the different kinds of disordered eating that many of us will be familiar with. She will talk about how these illnesses are so destructive for both minds and bodies, and will give her observations of what she has found that works in helping people to get rid of their illness, and why attachment theory has come to be her major tool in psychotherapy with this group of people, illustrated throughout with case material.


The Speakers:

Linda Cundy is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor, and independent trainer who has a long association with the Wimbledon Guild. She has written and edited three books to date (Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era; Anxiously Attached: Understanding and Working With Preoccupied Attachment; and Attachment and the Defence Against Intimacy:

Understanding and Working with Avoidant Attachment, Self-Hatred, and Shame)

as well as a number of articles published in professional journals. She has a private psychotherapy practice in North London.

Professor Jeremy Holmes MD was for 35 years Consultant Psychiatrist/Medical Psychotherapist at University College London (UCL) and then in North Devon, UK, and Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1998-2002. He is visiting Professor at the University of Exeter, and lectures nationally and internationally.

In addition to 200+ peer-reviewed papers and chapters in the field of psychoanalysis and attachment theory, his books include John Bowlby and Attachment Theory (2nd edition 2013), The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (2005 co-editors Glen Gabbard and Judy Beck), Exploring In Security: Towards an Attachment-informed PsychoanalyticPsychotherapy (2010, winner of Canadian Goethe Prize) , and The Therapeutic Imagination: Using Literature to Deepen Psychodynamic Understanding and Enhance Empathy (2014) and Attachment in Therapeutic Practice (2017, with A Slade). He was recipient of the Bowlby-Ainsworth Founders Award 2009.

Penny Forster is a senior psychotherapist, highly specialised in the treatment of eating disorders. She has built up over 15,000 hours of supervised clinical practice over 23 years, throughout this time exclusively seeing people with all types of eating disorder.

After an initial training in group therapy, she gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy at Roehampton Institute (University of Surrey), and then went on to train more extensively in attachment-based psychodynamic therapy, completing the Post-Graduate Diploma in Attachment-Based Psychotherapy at the Wimbledon Guild in 2015.

Penny worked as an independent psychotherapist with the Eating Disorder Unit at the Priory Hospital Roehampton for many years, seeing individual patients and running groups as part of their extensive therapy programme. She currently works with her colleagues as a partner in the Chelsea and Harley Street Eating Disorder Service, seeing patients individually and running a weekly support group for patients who are approaching recovery.

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