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Free New Maudsley Training – Skills Based Caring in Eating Disorders

Harriet Parsons, Training and Development Manager, has been trained by Gillian Todd, to deliver the New Maudsley Skills Workshops. These workshops focus on building carer’s skills to tackle common issues such as:

  • Dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Specialised communication skills
  • Avoiding traps that may maintain the disorder
  • Supporting recovery

These workshops will focus on practical application of skills, building on the knowledge and insight carers have gained through the PiLaR programme.

These practical workshops will be limited to 20 participants, and will involve group work. It is important that participants commit to attending all workshops.

To find out more about the New Maudsley Carer Skills please see this link.

Bodywhys is offering New Maudsley Carer Skills workshops for parents who have completed our PiLaR programme.

New Maudsley Training addresses:

Recovery Psychoeducation and empathy
Communication skills Change
Relapse Difficult behaviours and stumbling blocks

For further information, see the Kent New Maudsley website.



Listen to the Bodywhys New Maudsley Carer Skills podcast here.


  1. History of Maudsley, red and blue balloon
  2. Readiness ruler
  3. Attend Label Validate Soothe (ALVS)
  4. Animal metaphors
  5. Open Affirmation Reflections Summary (OARS)
  6. Stages of change model
  7. The decisional balance
  8. Develop discrepancy Empathise Amplify ambivalence Roll with resistance Supporting self-efficacy (DEARS)
  9. The reassurance trap
  10. The accommodation and enabling scale
  11. Five step approach to change for carers
  12. A Five Step Approach to Change for people with an eating disorder
  13. DARN-C and Solution Focused Question
  14. SMART goals, anxiety hierarchy
  15. The nutritional risk ruler and the concept of reasonable risk
  16. Collaborating with care teams
  17. An emergency visit to A&E
  18. Going to the GP
  19. Reclaiming core family values
  20. Managing Food and Eating – Part 1
  21. Managing Food and Eating – Part 2
  22. Managing Food and Eating – Part 3
  23. Physically well but not yet recovered
  24. Autism and eating disorders
  25. Preparing for summer holidays
  26. Preparing for college/university
  27. Back to school


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