Equine at Nicholaston House

Eating Disorder Courses at Nicholaston House

 

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Download the Enquiry Form 

Please see below for a list of programmed activities or click here for the full Programme of Events.

Background to Overcoming Eating Disorder (OED) Courses

The first OED course was established by Helena Wilkinson, assisted by Nikki Cole, nearly 20 years ago whilst they were running Kainos Trust, a charity for eating disorder sufferers and their carers. In 2004 Kainos Trust merged with Swansea City Mission and Educational Trust and the OED courses were developed. This year (2017) sees a change in the structure to the courses, in addition to an equine-based course.

Course Leader

Helena Wilkinson is a writer, trainer, and equine - facilitated psychotherapy  practitioner (EFP). She is the author of 11 books, including the bestsellers, ‘Puppet on a String’, an autobiographical account of her fight with, and recovery from, anorexia, and ‘Beyond Chaotic Eating’, a way out of anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating. Helena has worked with eating disorder sufferers for the last 30 years.

Why Attend an OED Course?

We often receive feedback that attending an OED course has brought about significant change in people’s lives not found elsewhere.  We believe there are a number of influencing factors:

…spending time in an accepting and safe environment, away from home and work pressures;

…a dedicated team with decades of experience in eating disorders and related conditions;

…a homely, non-clinical setting, in an area of natural beauty;

…an ethos throughout the whole House of authentic care and compassion;

…insightful teaching which addresses the underlying issues, not just the symptoms;

…a strong belief, and testimonies to prove, that full recovery is possible;

…the opportunity to address the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects; and 

…a work underpinned by prayer.

Structure of OED Courses

After completing a Booking Enquiry Form you will be contacted by one of the OED team to arrange a phone/Skype call. This will enable us to find out about your current situation and for you to ask any questions about the course. You will then be advised as to whether we feel OED Stage 1 is beneficial at this point. After OED Stage 1 you may apply to attend OED Stage 2 and then Stage 3. The same assessment will take place with one of the team prior to acceptance on a course. If you are not ready to progress to the next stage, there is the option to repeat the previous stage (column 1) or alternatively attend a Personal Development Weekend and/or a Prayer and Refreshing Week (column 3).

 

Pre Course

 

Assessment

 

First Course

 

OED Stage 1

 

Next Option  

OED Stage 1

OED Stage 2

PDW and/or PR *

Next Option

OED Stage 2

OED Stage 3

PDW and/or PR *

Next Option

OED Stage 3

PDW and/or PR *

OED Stage 1/2

 

PDW = Personal Development Weekends.

PR = Prayer and Refreshing Weeks.

Personal Development Weekends (as with Prayer and Refreshing Weeks) are open to everyone, so you may like to attend with a friend or family member.

For further information, please email: helena.wilkinson@nicholastonhouse.org

Help Support the OED Work

Each OED course place is part funded by Swansea City Mission and Educational Trust by around £200. If you would like to financially support this work - enabling us to offer additional bursaries to those on low income - please contact us for further details. Your provision can make a real difference to someone.

2017-06-19 | 19 - 23 June 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 2 - Helena Wilkinson and Team

OVERCOMING EATING DISORDERS - STAGE 2

19-23 June 2017

Helena Wilkinson and Team

£439 per person, full board, residential

Arrival/check in between 2.30pm on Monday / Depart/checkout 11am on Friday (rooms cleared by 10am)

Read more: 2017-06-19 | 19 - 23 June 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 2 - Helena Wilkinson and Team

2017-07-31 | 31 July - 4 August 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 1 - Helena Wilkinson and Team

OVERCOMING EATING DISORDERS - STAGE 1

31 July - 4 August 2017

Helena Wilkinson and Team

£399 per person, full board, residential

Arrival/check in between 2.30pm on Monday / Depart/checkout 11am on Friday (rooms cleared by 10am)

Read more: 2017-07-31 | 31 July - 4 August 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 1 - Helena Wilkinson...

2017-08-21 | 21 - 25 August 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 1 - Helena Wilkinson and Team

OVERCOMING EATING DISORDERS - STAGE 1

21-25 August 2017

Helena Wilkinson and Team

£399 per person, full board, residential

Arrival/check in between 2.30pm on Monday / Depart/checkout 11am on Friday (rooms cleared by 10am)

Read more: 2017-08-21 | 21 - 25 August 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 1 - Helena Wilkinson and Team

2017-11-06 | 6 - 10 November 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 2 - Helena Wilkinson and Team

OVERCOMING EATING DISORDERS - STAGE 2

6-10 November 2017

Helena Wilkinson and Team

£439 per person, full board, residential

Arrival/check in between 2.30pm on Monday / Depart/checkout 11am on Friday (rooms cleared by 10am)

Read more: 2017-11-06 | 6 - 10 November 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 2 - Helena Wilkinson and...

2017-11-20 | 20 - 24 November 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 1 - Helena Wilkinson and Team

OVERCOMING EATING DISORDERS - STAGE 1

20-24 November 2017

Helena Wilkinson and Team

£399 per person, full board, residential

Arrival/check in between 2.30pm on Monday / Depart/checkout 11am on Friday (rooms cleared by 10am)

Read more: 2017-11-20 | 20 - 24 November 2017 | Overcoming Eating Disorders - Stage 1 - Helena Wilkinson and...