Online Video Training Finally here!

You can now access the online video training option here at https://www.felixeconomakis.com/

“This is therapy in a box!” – Glenn Robertson, 4Rs Practitioner and now the most prolific practitioner with ARFID in Australia

 

The techniques and methods used are employed across the board for all forms of anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD etc. However, it is easy to get demonstration candidates with ARFID so the two demos involved clients with ARFID. nevertheless, the protocol is the same with the content adjusted for ARFID.

Course Content:

* A detailed series of videos outlining the rationale behind the methods used and why they work so well – both general concepts and specific methods.

* Two live demos with two different clients with ARFID.

* A detailed forensic analysis of one of those demos – discussing the specifics such as use of language patterns, reframing, negotiation , covert persuasion and leading.

* A detailed transcript of a typical session with a column on the side explaining more specific details.

Past practitioners have confirmed that the training pays for itself many times over – accessing a new market, getting good results and increasing word-of-mouth referrals

 

 

Feedback from a 4Rs Practitioner

Testimonial from a client seen by Glenn Robertson

Glenn continues to use the 4Rs across the board but has built up a huge practice with ARFID clients. Glenn recently told me about feedback from the mother of a 17 year old boy he saw:

“..I’ve never been a fan of alternative medicine or anything considered even slightly ‘out of the norm’, until a couple of weeks ago when I became desperate. I was watching my beautiful, intelligent, compassionate, sensitive almost 17 year-old son wasting away before my eyes. The 15 year long battle with food phobias (finally diagnosed as ARFID) was really taking it’s toll. Recent blood tests revealed his body was actually burning muscle as he had no fat stores. He was unable to play football, the sport he just loved and had played all of his life because he lacked energy, was painfully thin and constantly teased by his sturdier Under 18 opponents.

He couldn’t attend his school camp to ‘help build a school in India’ because he knew he’d starve rather than try new foods, his girlfriend dumped him because ‘he was weird’ and couldn’t take her anywhere other than KFC or Maccas for dinner.

Holidays were unbearable if I didn’t pack enough of his ‘safe foods’ and he chose not to sit at the dinner table for birthday and Christmas celebrations for fear of being henpecked about his unusual eating habits and food selections by insensitive family and friends, so all round a pretty isolating and miserable life.

I might add that we have visited around 25 different GP’s, 5 Paediatricians, 5 Psychologists specializing in eating disorders, 4 Dieticians and 2 Nutritionalists to no avail. Finally, we came across a highly recommenced Psychiatrist who diagnosed Liam with ADHD and ARFID in May of this year. Although he didn’t have any solution for the ARFID diagnosis and eluded to the fact that it would ‘most likely rectify itself with time’, he recommended a psychologist for management of ADHD symptoms. And so, Liam attended his scheduled psychologist appointment on 19/9. It was on this morning of this day that I really ‘saw’ Liam….really looked at him deeply rom the eyes of a stranger rather than his mother who was used to his appearance. Sitting opposite me in the waiting room was a gaunt, pale young man with a lifeless complexion, protruding eyes and teeth, emaciated legs with knobby knees, long, thin fingers typing on his phone with giant, knuckles and I felt ill. And so, whilst he was in with the psychologist, I found Glenn. Hallelujah!… [and Liam proceeded to eat food with Glenn’s help]

Well done Glenn!… and it also illustrates, results are possible with the 4Rs even after trying to many other approaches.

Next training dates – 2020

Dear all

I’m in the process of organising next training dates for 2020. These will be aimed at psychologists and Eating Disorder Specialists.

Provisionally I am thinking of following dates:

 

Sat 18th & Sun 19th Jan 2020 – 10.00 – 5.00

Sat 14th & Sun15th March 2020  – 10.00 – 5.00

 

Location:

At my clinic in NW3 Hampstead London, but venue may change to a larger conference room nearby.

 

more updates to follow

 

 

 

 

Post-October training – results

 

Sorry about the absence – just finished our training weekend and managed to get a cold yesterday which developed into a stonker today, but the show must go on…

On the training there were the following demos:
1 x 30 year old man with ARFID (seen a hypnotherapist for 6 sessions and had a course of CBT) – proceeded to eat food

1 x 10 year old boy – proceeded to eat food

1 x 14 year old teen who had a problem with eating in front of people, some introversion issues, anxiety problems (and also had a brother with some selective eating issues too)… they took the food to another room and ate it there. He wanted his eyes open so we did the non-hypnosis option. The volunteer also had some anxiety around eating in front of others so went next door to taste the food, so that part was not taped.

I have set up another forum for students of the training to discuss cases, share stories, F&Q webinars and it will be exciting to see how they develop the 4Rs in their own ways. I will be sharing bits and pieces of that forum here.

 

Video clips are available on:

and

https://www.facebook.com/ARFIDFastTreatment/  (Jack 10 years old)

 

 

 

 

Results despite…

I get testimonials all the time but thoughts I’d mention this because t also makes an important point – we never know what will happen. Her son was:
* sceptical / dubious (shows its possible to persuade otherwise)
* on autistic spectrum ( I often get asked whether it works if ASD)
* sensory processing in other areas too (goes to show its not a ‘set’ thing but the brain can perceive things differently.
* wanted eyes open (inner mind wary of losing control)…. and you can still potentially get results after an hour.
 
Sarah F
22 July at 22:25 2018
So first post in here… i have a 14 nearly 15 year old son who for the last ten years has been getting worse with his eating, flatly refusing foods before he’s even seen them, saying he doesnt like them or they will make him sick, and cutting down to bread, chicken nuggets, cereal (only two sorts) and a few other foods, i have has all the ‘helpful’ advice such as offer him a meal and nothing else if he was hungry he would eat, to just cook him what he wants so he eats etc but it wa starting to seriously impact his life, losing weight, not socialising, not eating at school so getting into trouble for not concentrating etc in the last week we have had a diagnosis from the hospital of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SPD and ARFID. My friend had a friend who had been to see Felix and recommended that i tried him, i made an appointment for yesterday and even to the point of getting to the front door my son was adamant he couldnt try any of the food, getting us both upset, hes at the age where emotions come out as anger and i just wanted to cry! In his own words “going to see felix would be a waste of money and there was no point whatsoever”! Well an hour later he HAPPILY tried yoghurt with fruit in (he had taken it out of the shopping basket twice!), pineapple and pasta with sauce. I cried! Tonight he has tried garlic bread with cheese, mozarella sticks, italian potatoes, bbq chicken pizza AND lasagne, neary sobbed in the resaturant, all with a smile on his face! I get hes not going to like everything and we have a long way to go but hes tried more in two days than the last two years, so if you are debating whether to try felix please give it a go i hope it works for you like it has for me 😍😍😍 one happy mum xxx