WiseHeart Wellness Relaxation Process Protocol for Eating Disorders
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Over the years of working with many compulsive and addictive eating clients, we have found that the single biggest problem to address for long-term wellness is the sensory disregulation and distress that underlies the use of food to cope with physical and psychological states of discomfort.
It may appear that the cause primarily emotional. However, it is really the inability to tolerate the physical experience of that emotion that triggers the use of food or other destructive addictive behaviours.
The WiseHeart Wellness Relaxation Process Protocol for Eating Disorders (W.R.A.P.P.E.D.) is our solution to this problem. It is a system of training people or rather peoples bodies to relax. Even if people don’t believe in the efficacy of it, they often can experience the benefits.
The process is very gradual allowing clients acclimatize to the new physical state of being relaxed and creating a deeper more permanent state of ease within. Using all the practices in the order they are give is recommended for maximum initial impact.
As clients become familiar with the practices and their own responses and preferences, we encourage them to create a more personalized practice, adding, dropping and revevaluating their results.
The practices can be used as emergency measures when clients are stressed but the real value is the cumulative effect that will foster the reduction of that feeling and creation of crisis.
This is designed specifically for people with eating disorders, but has been drawn from work with anxiety, depression, addiction and a wide array of medical issues It synthesizes various systems of relaxation:
Progressive relaxation first described as a treatment for anxiety by Edmund Jacobson in the early 1920s to the relaxation response work of Herbert Benson in the 1970’s and his current book, the Relaxation Revolution.
Viseo-Motor Behavioral Rehersal Dr. Richard M. Suinn
A more sophisticated method of
Autogenic training, a relaxation technique developed by the German ppsychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz and first published in 1932.
The single caution we put on this is that clients and clinicians alike stay alert to the possibility of too much relaxation occurring too quickly, initiating a return of disturbing blocked material.
If that is the case, we suggest that users of the system work with a therapist in live sessions to make use of the opportunity to access the disturbing material and continuing to prudently develop the practice, monitoring the skill/struggle balance. In clinical sessions, we have had good success with trauma resolution, panic attack management, fragmentation and dissociation and obsessive-compulsive disorder clients.
If you do not have a therapist you are currently working with WiseHeart Wellness provides phone, Skype or FaceTime services.
Your can contact us at 403-540-2374 or info@WiseHeartWellnessWorldWide.com
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Session 1 - Progressive Relaxation