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BEYOND CHOCOLATE 

PROFESSIONAL  TRAINING

A humanistic and embodied approach for clients who struggle with eating, food and negative body image

Next training March 2023

Add a leading edge to your work...

Sophie and Audrey Boss bring together two decades of experience of humanistic psychotherapy, mindfulness, coaching, teaching and movement.

 

With this training you can integrate The Beyond Chocolate principles into your practice, an approach which has been endorsed by the British Dietetic Association and is aligned with the values of  Health At Every Size.

Support Your Clients

This professional training which  gives you the experience, understanding, framework  and materials to integrate a non-diet philosophy and the Beyond Chocolate principles into your work with clients. 

Who It's For

The Professionals' Training is designed for coaches, counsellors, psychotherapists, health & fitness practitioners, working with people who struggle with disordered eating and body image issues. 

Walk The Talk

By walking the talk, exploring your own relationship with food and your body, you will be in the best position to guide your clients to a truly nourishing relationship with food and their bodies.

TRAINING OVERVIEW

Be The Change

We know that as professionals the best way to guide and support our clients is to do the work ourselves first. They say we teach what we need to learn the most. If your own relationship with food and your body is not as satisfying or empowered as you would wish it to be, this professional training is the perfect opportunity to work on your own eating and body image challenges as you learn to guide others towards a nourishing  balanced relationship with food and their bodies.

The training will provide you with the insights, materials and knowledge to integrate Beyond Chocolate into your work with the confidence that you are providing a pioneering approach, recognised today by most health professionals as the best way forward to manage food and body image issues. We have been working in this area since 2000 and today the culture and social climate couldn’t be more ready for this way forward.

Our professional training is suitable for psychotherapists, counsellors, dieticians, nutritionists, doctors, nurses, bodyworkers, personal trainers, coaches and other professionals who want to empower others to transform their relationship with food and their bodies and feel good about the way they eat and they way they feel in their bodies.

SUPPORT YOUR CLIENTS

Come Away With

  •  A manual full of information, practical exercises and activity ideas for working with your clients.

  • The confidence that you can communicate and support a viable approach to a truly nourishing relationship with food and body confidence to your clients.

  • The skills and tools to support your clients to make long-lasting changes in a way that is both positive and sustainable.

  • A flexible, customisable and creative framework giving you the freedom to express this learning in your own, unique way and integrate it into your existing work.

  • A personal experience of the Beyond Chocolate. The focus of this training is both personal and professional. 

  • A deeper understanding of your own relationship with food and your body.

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What professionals say about our training

"After this course I feel more confident in dealing with clients. I thought it was really well thought out. I felt we were very well looked after. Engaging, funny, thought provoking and very, very practical. I learned through both listening and doing. You made it a very safe space to explore which was really important. Other workshops from different organisations haven’t always had this ‘magic’ to them!"

 

Sarah Turner 

Hynpotherapist

TRAINING MODULES

Four Day Intensive - London

Module 1

This 4 day non-residential intensive takes place at Homa26 Lloyd Baker Street, London, WC1X 9AW a psychotherapy practice in the heart of London. We will be inviting you to take time out from your every day life to fully experience the philosophy which is at the heart of Beyond Chocolate.

Sophie and Audrey will support and guide you to taking full ownership of the unique values and vision that make Beyond Chocolate the empowering and effective offering it is. You will experience the Beyond Chocolate principles first hand both in experiential workshop sessions and at mealtimes.

We will put Beyond Chocolate into action, taking what we learn in workshop sessions straight onto our plates, at the kitchen table. Each delicious and nourishing meal an opportunity to deepen and consolidate your understanding of the approach from an embodied, first hand perspective.

Dates: 16th - 20th March 2023

Online Course

Module 2

The 12 lessons of Online Course contain all the Beyond Chocolate teachings you need. You will submit Lesson Logs detailing your experience and reflections on each lesson, both from a personal and professional perspective, beginning to integrate both in your thinking. You will receive personal feedback, supporting you to develop your knowledge and understanding.

The Practicals

Start after Module 1
Study at your own pace
Allow 2.5-4hrs per lesson

 

To be completed before attending

Module 3 

Weekend Workshop

Module 3

Module 4

These two non-residential training days with Sophie & Audrey will focus on the practical aspects of integrating the Beyond Chocolate approach into your work. We will look at next steps and guide you to creating your own vision to bring this work into the world. There will also be time for reflection on your personal journey and the pleasure of reconnection and exchange with your peers.

The Practicals

Saturday & Sunday  October 2023

10am - 4pm

Venue: Homa, London

26 Lloyd Baker Street

London WC1X 9AW

Case Study

Module 4

You will be encouraged to take as much time as you need to practice integrating the Beyond Chocolate principles in your work and to submit a written case study.  You can choose to work with individual clients or to run a course or a workshop.  Your written reflection is an opportunity to demonstrate your professional skills and bring together everything you have learned.

The Practicals

To be submitted within 12 months of completing the training, giving you plenty of time to integrate and practice.

 

Required for certification

TRAINING COSTS

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Training Costs

£2900

The cost of training includes: 

The 4 day non-residential intensive

The 2 day non-residential training

Six 3 hour monthly group zoom sessions

Supervision and feedback on your written work

The Beyond Chocolate Professionals Manual

All materials

The price includes all

 

meals on workshop days 

(lunch and dinner) & materials. 

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Ways to Pay

A deposit on acceptance and the balance 2 months before the start

Whole fee upfront on acceptance 

In instalments over an agreed number of months on acceptance 

Bursaries & Scholarships

We offer one bursary place on each training (30% discount)

And one scholarship (90%discount) on each training

The bursary and scholarship criteria include:

 

  • Historical discrimination faced by your people.

  • Your financial wealth.

  • Your access to income and financial wealth, both current and anticipated.

  • People counting on your financial livelihood including dependents, family and community members.

 

Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

 

  • You have received free school meals

  • You family has received income support

  • You have full time caring responsibilities

  • You were in care yourself

  • You attended a non-selective state school or college.

 

It is central to the Beyond Chocolate ethos to welcome and support people who want to empower people to know and trust their bodies and who have the commitment and motivation needed. We are committed to making our professional training accessible to people who do not have the means to cover the full cost of the training.

WHAT  PARTICIPANTS SAY

 

Jade Clark, Dietitian Training Facilitator-Obesity MEND Programme Co-ordinator

"I have found the Beyond Chocolate approach particularly helpful for helping clients to build self awareness, for those who are ‘fed up with dieting’ and looking for ‘something else’ and to help focus on other aspects of health and wellbeing other than weight loss outcomes."

Emily Cheyne, Sports Psychologist 

"The course is well structured, well presented and a total eye opener. For anyone with clients who have issues with food (and those who don’t) this course gives you the training tools & confidence to help your clients and support them to make their own choices. Full of energy. Loads of real eye opening moments. AMAZING!"

Sarah Turner, Hypnotherapist

After this course I feel more confident in dealing with clients. I thought it was really well thought out. I felt we were very well looked after. Engaging, funny, thought provoking and very, very practical. I learned through both listening and doing. You made it a very safe space to explore which was really important. Other workshops from different organisations haven’t always had this ‘magic’ to them!


I would recommend this course to other professionals because it is a refreshing way of working with clients to help them move beyond their issues, at their own pace, in a way that they can find interesting, enlightening. It was very enjoyable personally too.

Marcus Gottlieb, Psychotherapist

"One of the best courses I’ve ever been on, perhaps the best. Got quite a few personal insights and a practical road for the year ahead. Impressed by how much was covered in a way that was very digestible."

Emily Macintosh, Family Practice GP

"I can't wait to put some of the principles into practice. My GP practice!"

Jan Giles, Eating Disorders Counsellor

"I found this training very useful in working with clients who have disordered eating. I have learned about my own relationship with food as well as tools to help my clients"

JEH

"I would recommend this course to other professionals because it can only enhance your practice. Gives you some very sound and workable tools and debunks many ‘untruths’ that are de rigeur at the moment."

Maria Kilkenny

"The course was well paced and well structured. I would definitely recommend it to others. It does what it says on the tin. It gives people option and license to experiment wit what works for them."