The 10-week class is not taught by Judith Beck but the people who run it are all trained by her. The main leader is a psychiatrist who specializes in addiction and who works with a bariatric program at a local hospital. The other leaders include my personal trainer/nutritionist and an RN from the bariatric program - there is also a clinical psychologist who sometimes leads sessions. All of them have been 'certified' by Beck to do this work.
My trainer has been telling me about this class since they first started 3-4 yrs ago but it took me 'forever' to be able to take it. The main reason was because I was taking care of my elderly dad and couldn't really make any other commitments but it took me 6 months after he died to look further into the class and I had to wait for an opening after I first tried to sign up - but I'm really glad I finally got into this one!
The class is called 'Weight Loss Support Group' and the first 2 weeks, which we just finished, has been background and supplementary material from Dr. Phillips training and experience. Next week we will start working with the RN and going through the book. So far it's been a great experience and interestingly enough, although the group was originally created to provide support for people having lap band surgery, only 1 of the people in my group is having that and the rest of us are there for other reasons.
If anyone in Southern California/LA Basin area is interested, shoot me a SparkMail and I'll send you the details and contact info.
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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Sorry I didn't reply right away but I never got any updates that someone replied! The workshop was really informative, explaining more of the why she tells people to do certain things and she really pumps you up! She did some role playing and I volunteered to do one about my husband and his Eagles touchdown sundae ice cream that i pick on. It was pretty funny. how is the 10 week class? Does she teach that too? i find it hard to eat what i plan at times bc of my kids schedules and i really need to get better at that. i have been doing better with eating while sitting since i usually eat by the island standing! good luck to u all! thanks for the support!
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I went to the Beck Diet Workshop on Jan 29th. Now I am really excited to start losing the rest of the weight I have. I really need a diet buddy with similar goals. I have about 25 pounds to lose. I am a stay at home mom to 3 girls. I also am going to continue doing weightwatchers. I am looking forward to meeting you all!
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