Seminars for Healthcare Professionals

TREATMENT OF OBESITY

- professional, evidence-based and holistic approach

​You are invited to the education of the HOLBAEK-model, developed by Associate Professor, Head Consultant, PhD Jens-Christian Holm known as Dr Holm, for the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with obesity. Learn how to make height / weight measurements in a proper and safe environment as well as how to talk to people with overweight with a proper, neutral and professional approach.

Seminar 1: Introduction seminar. Definition and prevalence of obesity, disease spectrum, weight regulation, obesity related complications and the HOLBAEK-model. The seminar equips the participants to start treatment for obesity.


Seminar 2: Follow-up seminar where the follow-up treatment is reviewed, including expectations for treatment development, body composition, adjustment of treatment, relapse, drop-out, ethics, normalization, endings and the direct and indirect effects of treatment.


Seminar 3: In depth immersion integration seminar. Nuanced understandings, real empathy.  Flow and rhythm of communication. Authenticity. Self-identification. Challenges and perceptions. Resistance. Authority. The difficult-to-treat patient. Suffering. Perspective. The paradigm shift.

Seminar for the HOLBAEK-model's pedagogy and communication: Live consultations, video examples, pattern recognition, transcending one's own subjectivity, the star model. Interaction between theory and practice. The seminar is for participants who have completed seminar 1-3

Seminar structure
​​​The seminars are structured so that after seminar 1 you can start applying the HOLBAEK-method with the adjacent materials. While developing your own experience, there will be opportunity to participate in the follow-up seminar, Seminar 2, which deals with expectations and adjustment of the treatment, according to challenges, body composition, normalization and end of treatment including dealing with dropouts.


​All seminars are held and lead by Associate Professor, Head Consultant, PhD Jens-Christian Holm and co-workers, who have great experience in developing clinics in Denmark and abroad.
​Seminar 3 is a contemplation (in depth) seminar that focuses on the paradigm shift that the HOLBAEK-model represents and which entails a sophisticated understanding of communication, flow, and rhythm. The HOLBAEK-model conveys the implementation of direct and indirect effects through a number of strategies, which strive to offer the best possible treatment. The seminar for the HOLBAEK-model's pedagogy and communication is a practically oriented seminar with a focus on pedagogy and verbal and nonverbal communication, where pattern-recognizing are central key elements in the consultation.
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Planned seminars

Seminar 1: London 14th - 15th of March 2023  

For further information and program, please send us an email:

contact@drholmcourses.com.

Registration

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All seminars are 2-day seminars with accommodation available, which provides a broad insight into the understanding of the situation of children, adolescents and adults with obesity, including the basis for an effective treatment approach. The HOLBAEK-model counter several of the most common pedagogical approaches that is commonly expressed in methods like "Small Steps", "You Decide" or treatment models based on motivation. The HOLBAEK-model has shown excellent results, both in terms of obesity management and maintenance, but also reducing the degree of obesity-related complications.

​​The seminars serve both as a starting seminar for health care professionals who have not previously treated patients with obesity but are also relevant to optimize and update the methods of treatment in those already experienced in treating patients with obesity.​

The HOLBAEK-model is a complex communicative and pedagogical caring intervention that integrates a Hippocratic oath-based responsibility for a highly complex disease and its complications.
The HOLBAEK-model is timely care that focuses on the best for the patient based on the patient's disease presentation and individual challenges, and contributes directly to reducing guilt, shame and self-blame and indirectly reduces stigma and discrimination.
It is our years of experience that thorough education over time is necessary in order to achieve the results that our evidence base shows and the built-in pedagogical benefits, which provide a better understanding for both patient and healthcare professionals and thus make treatment easier.  ​

Quotes from seminar participants

"Very exciting seminar. Good with discussion - room for questions. Good with repetitions. Best when there is room for cases - scenarios/examples. The seminars have changed my view of the Holbaek-model. Should apply to all children and young people in distress!"

Seminar 2, October 2022

"Jens-Christian is committed and passionate about his cause The Best for the Child".

Seminar 2, October 2022

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"New knowledge that obesity is a disease that must be treated. Very good seminar, which can be recommended to other health nurses. Very concrete tool for treating overweight ".

Seminar 1, September 2022

"Jens-Christian has been very good at following the participants' questions, wonders and doubts. There was room for repetition. I would recommend a video from a municipal health nurse who carries out a consultation, so that it becomes visually clear how the questionnaire is reviewed with the parents and the child".

Lotte Finseth, Head health nurse, Herlev Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2022

"Concrete, pedagogical and nutritional well-founded method! All you can eat and intuitive eating are positive ".

Tine Bjerre, Dietician, Herlev Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2022

"Preferably focus on the practical as well, so that you are prepared to handle the conversation, weigh, measure, etc. Even without the digital solution :-) Very good with examples from everyday life ".

Maria Louise Slettemose, Health nurse, Fredericia Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2022

"Roughly speaking, the seminar goes against everything I am trained and educated in, in the meeting with the patient - in a good way! It set many thoughts and reflections in motion, and I am looking forward to start working with the Holbaek-model".

Chanell Monrad, Health nurse, Stevns Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2022

" Exciting and very new knowledge. If you can accept the premise, it is certainly developing. Excited to see the development in my own clinic."

Seminar 1, September 2022

" Fantastically exciting knowledge and learning ".

Bettina Sirvent-Graakjær, Prof. bachelor’s in nutrition and health.

Seminar 1, September 2022

" Jens-Christian has, in a fantastically passionate way, conveyed high professionalism in relation to understanding obesity as a disease that deserves the same approach, respect and treatment as other diseases, e.g asthma. When you understand that being overweight is a disease, you understand the Holbaek-method :-)"

Betinna Pedersen, Health nurse, Jammerbugt Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2022

"Super exciting seminar days with a focus on the best interests of the child. Really good with the opportunity for discussions, cases, relevant in relation to our work as health nurses. Wish we had become part of the Dr Holm/Holbaek-method / possibility of Obesity Management Tool Pro in the municipality".

Seminar 1, September 2022

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"It makes so much sense, suddenly everything about overweight is much clearer. Finally, a method that is understandable and that is clear and distinct and will therefore be much easier to use compared to previous methods. A thank you from here".

Sanne Rosing, Health nurse, Ballerup Municipality

Seminar 2, August 2022

"After these 2 days I am very ready and very eager to get started. It's going to be good, and I'm looking forward to this ".

Pernille H. Jensen, Health nurse, Ballerup Municipality

Seminar 2, August 2022

"Good to go to the Obesity Treatment Tool Pro yourself and follow along from there ".

Maria Bjørking, Head health nurse, Gladsaxe Municipality

Seminar 2, August 2022

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"Very useful with repetition of knowledge and further reflection on how I can think/react in meetings with children and families. Good with seminars where there are few participants so that all questions are answered ".

Kristian Heflo, Physiotherapist, Alna district, Oslo

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, June 2022

"Got a refresher/better understanding of fat mass regulation. Nice with patient case. Useful tips for the consultations - i.a. to just answer what they ask ".

Elisabeth, Health nurse, Alna district, Oslo

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, June 2022

"Incredibly exciting session in terms of pedagogy. Very instructive to see Jens-Christian having a live session with a patient ".

Faiza Siddiqui, Health guide, Alna district, Oslo

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, June 2022

"Very nice case, nice to discuss afterwards ".

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, June 2022

"Good academic benefit in learning how to use the Holbaek-model in a better way".

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, June 2022

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"Exciting, well-documented presentation, very relevant and practical, good and relevant issues. You can feel Jens-Christian's huge commitment to supporting children and families in a healthy life / reducing/treating obesity. New view of obesity as a disease - elaborate treatment plan".

Inger Bünger, Health nurse, Ballerup Municipality

Seminar 1, May 2022

"On the 2nd day of the seminar, I was very ready and had a great desire to start working/facilitating the Holbaek-model. I felt very well prepared to start working with families where there is a child/children with overweight ".

Pernille Jensen, Health nurse, Ballerup Municipality

Seminar 1, May 2022

"Interesting in relation to how the municipalities focus on i.e. "The motivational conversation" and the Holbæk model. It needs to be cleaned up ".

Maria Bjørking, Head health nurse, Gladsaxe Municipality

Seminar 1, Maj 2022

"Really useful! Finally, an evidence-based model that we health nurses can use in our work with children and young people with overweight".

Sanne L. Rosing, Health nurse, Ballerup Municipality

Seminar 1, May 2022

"Very instructive. Have learned more about the mechanisms of obesity. Have gained a method for working with overweight children/families. Have become less "anxious" in relation to having to talk to families about obesity, for example in relation to eating disorders etc.”.

Sarah Mazur, Health nurse, Ballerup Municipality

Seminar 1, May 2022

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" Important to refresh the method! Nice with live families!".

Helle Bovbjerg, Health nurse, Glostrup Municipality

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, May 2022

"Good with real families. Clarity about method, execution of this, because there is a lot that IS difficult when you are in a clinic (complexity)".

Lotte Sponholtz, Health nurse, Brøndby Municipality

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, May 2022

"Great to be a small group of seminar participants, dialogue, discussions have been enormously fruitful and present on this seminar. High professional level, great with "live" families. Gets better every time, but especially with this seminar. Space for new thinking and good questions”.

Maria Sinding, Health nurse, Brøndby Municipality

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, May 2022

"Really good to focus on the Star model: helpful to have it in the back of your mind. Really good to focus on Resistance: As a therapist, I can be affected by it, which is why we had some important conversations in relation to where resistance to varying degrees are "projections" that lead back to the family".

Vibeke Petersen, Health nurse, Brøndby Municipality

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, May 2022

"Great openness for all questions and reflections from the participants ".

Gun Andersen, Health nurse, Brøndby Municipality

Seminar for the Holbaek-model’s pedagogy and communication, May 2022

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"The seminar/Jens-Christian has surprised me positively. I got a lot out of Seminar 1 - and will definitely go to my manager and talk to join Seminar 2 and 3. I'm looking forward to getting "home" in the municipality and to use my new knowledge”.

Seminar 1, April 2022

"In particular, the perception of obesity as a disease was very much a different approach - and helped shift my approach to these children and their treatment. Looking forward to testing the model, I see elements that can be used in other of my tasks".

Seminar 1, April 2022

"Good seminar that puts everything into perspective "

Ulla Lyskjær, Health nurse, Sønderborg Municipality

Seminar 1, April 2022

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"Very inspiring teaching with good distribution of presentations and discussion. Suitable provocation which leads to good reflections."

Health nurse, Lolland Municipality

Seminar 2, March 2022

"It was a more in-depth lesson today than in Seminar 1. Good for refreshing points."

Health nurse, Lolland Municipality

Seminar 2, March 2022

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"Some exciting days where boundaries have been moved both professionally and in relation to self-perception. Well-developed electronic/web-based material."

Health nurse, Lolland Municipality

Seminar 1, February 2022

"I was high after the 1st day of the seminar when I drove home. I think it was because the teaching provoked me in a good way, to look at families in a completely new way - it shook my own communicative methods - Cool! I'm really looking forward to getting started :-) Thank you."

Tina Christensen, Health nurse, Lolland Municipality

Seminar 1, February 2022

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"Now I'm dressed even better. THANKS. Too much blood on the tooth(s) to continue in our growth clinic. Better to face resistance and thus the big challenges that children and families are/have."

Vibeke S. Vollerup, Health nurse, Svendborg Municipality

Seminar 3, December 2021

"It has, again, been a very educational course. Concepts that are important for understanding obesity were collected and repeated. I have been very satisfied. There have been many good discussions. The "exam questions" were a little anxiety-provoking - but made good sense. And there was much that I had understood. Thanks for now."

Susanne Mikkelsen, Health nurse, Halsnæs Municipality

Seminar 3, December 2021

"A fine mix of all the complex aspects in the treatment and understanding of obesity. Good professional discussions from practice. Relevant for practice in healthcare and the Weight Unit in Rødovre."

Eva Nielsen, Health nurse, Rødovre Municipality

Seminar 3, December 2021

"Very meaningful seminar. Imagine that opposition can become a friend :-) Nice dialogue. Good respectful communication. Experience of trust and security. Good interaction between theory and practical theory."

Dorte Røgild, Health nurse, Svendborg Municipality

Seminar 3, December 2021

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"The Brush-Up seminar is really important in order to maintain the authenticity of the treatment and the quality."

Line Egebjærg, Health nurse, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality

Brush-Up, November 2021

"Good opportunity to ask questions and get in-depth answers. Very inspiring. Important with the latest professional knowledge."

Lone Wind, Health nurse, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality

Brush-Up, November 2021

"I have been greatly inspired in my practice both as a therapist in the Holbaek-model, as a health nurse and personally. There has been an inspiring and respectful environment in the seminar. Jens-Christian is analytically sharp in relation to our cases - very inspiring."

Lill Cederstrøm, Health nurse, Ikast-Brande Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2021

"Really good seminar I have got a handle on more practical things and have become more comfortable using the Holbæk method."

Line Hansen, Health nurse, Guldborgsund Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2021

"Reflection in relation to own practice has been very good. "Learn" to say things straight. Trust yourself. Set boundaries. Good eye opener about power struggle! It has been very nice to have the fat mass regulation repeated."

Karen Duus, Health nurse, Guldborgsund Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2021

"Nice to learn something new. Get a dimension of how we should be as therapists with the communicative and educational side. Talk about cases."

Seminar 2, October 2021

"Also got gold nuggets for my own personal development."

Seminar 2, October 2021

"I have gained a lot from this seminar in terms of communication and being neutral in my approach. A lot of focus on well-being and not just obesity."

Anna K. K. Jørgensen, Teacher, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 3, September 2021

"There has been an opportunity to discuss, and Jens-Christian is good at grabbing the ball and including it in his presentation. It was good to give examples."

Fatma Kayhan, Teacher, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 3, September 2021

"I think I got a lot in my backpack."

Bente Hansen, Nutrition assistant, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 3, September 2021

"I still have high expectations and so far, they have been fully met."

Knud E. Schack Korsbjerg, School principal, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 3, September 2021

"Super interesting. Another approach that provides a tool for a problem "treatment of obesity", where we have not previously had anything that worked."

Seminar 1, September 2021

"Good opportunity to ask wondering questions. JC makes a good point of departure from our questions and the teaching becomes dynamic. The seminar provides food for thought in relation to several of the functional areas of health care."

Karina P. Nielsen, Frederikssund Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2021

"Really good course. Exciting teaching. The only thing is that when a blackboard is used, it must be written clearly."

Seminar 1, September 2021

"Engaged, but also room for responsiveness. Very knowledgeable and inspiring. Got very concrete, useful tools, solid background knowledge."

Seminar 1, September 2021

"Nice to have concrete, useful tools for working with overweight. Incredibly important and ground-breaking knowledge about obesity as a disease and the approach to families and children with obesity. I look forward to getting started".

Maja, Health nurse, Fredensborg Municipality

Seminar 1, August 2021

"Hugely relevant and useful in school health work. The educational approach to families with special needs is also relevant to reflect on for other groups".

Stine Nymand, Health nurse, Guldborgsund Municipality

Seminar 1, August 2021

"I feel I have been given good tools to help the families with very simple methods/solutions to "manage" overweight. Good understanding of the physical cause of obesity".

Karen, Health nurse, Guldborgsund Municipality

Seminar 1, August 2021

"Good alternation between professional presentations and patient cases. In principle, a clear, simple program for the citizen/patient, which, however, is based on thorough scientific work and evidence. Lovely with a humane, caring and empathetic view of people".

Karoline, Doctor, Holbæk Hospital

Seminar 1, August 2021

"Academic benefit becomes "satisfactory" when/if the opportunity to get Seminar 2 and 3. Seminar 1 extremely instructive, especially knowledge about fat mass regulation, obesity as a disease, the best for the child and planning perspective. Fat mass regulation is an eye-opener in relation to the degree of severity, why obesity is so difficult to treat".

Maria Bjerre, Health nurse, Fredensborg Municipality

Seminar 1, August 2021

"Thanks for a good seminar I look forward to getting started. I could have spent some time where I had the opportunity to practice using the questionnaire and the treatment plan and the approach to the Holbaek-method".

Line Hansen, Health nurse, Guldborgsund Municipality

Seminar 1, August 2021

"I have benefited greatly from this seminar. Both theoretical and practical. Good follow-up on Seminar 1".

Anette Voss, Consultant Cand. San., Nyborg Municipality

Seminar 2, June 2021

"Great to have a summary from Seminar 1. As mentioned for Jens-Christian, he has really stimulated and changed my conceptions/ideas with his sometimes provocative (positively speaking) way of being and teaching. He manages to keep me trapped and not lose me on the way. I feel better equipped to help my patients and also in my safety in the method/model".

Christina Lorenzen, Independent therapist, and instructor

Seminar 2, June 2021

"A good summary and reflection on the seminar/Holbaek-model".

Maria, Cand. scient. clinical nutrition, Dietician, Høje Taastrup Municipality

Seminar 2, June 2021

"Again, I think the seminar has been really, really good" In the last evaluation, I mentioned that I think it could be great with even more examples from the health nurses' everyday life, and there has been a lot of that on this course. SUPER AWESOME! And this time there has been a really good opportunity to have a say. Very good with all drawings/models/figures”.

Signe, Research year medidal student, Holbæk Hospital

Seminar 2, June 2021

"Very professionally relevant. Huge change in the understanding of obesity and treatment based on research. Super cool for practice ".

Eva L. Nielsen, Health nurse, Rødovre Municipality

Seminar 2, June 2021

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"Has acquired tools for use in communication which are useful/applicable with a view to developing the undersigned's professionalism. Good tips for strengthening practice ".

Susanne, Health nurse, Holstebro Municipality

Seminar 4, May 2021

"Super good seminar It was very illustrative with case combined with "Generation XL". I have gained a great deal and feel that I have come a step deeper. Hope I can attend Seminar 4 regularly".

Betina Kærager, Health nurse, Gladsaxe Municipality

Seminar 4, May 2021

"I would encourage "Seminar 4" to be given a different name and be held for course participants approx. once every year or every other year. I think it was a bit too much to get homework for the next day of the seminar, but relevant to encourage to watch "Generation XL” episode 1 and read about the Star Model before we arrived at the course".

Maj-Britt Bockelund, Health nurse, Gladsaxe Municipality

Seminar 4, May 2021

"Nice that it has been practice oriented. Exercises we did ourselves - good that Jens-Christian was "behind" as support. Could be nice to go through our own "preliminary consultations", which we have filmed from home ".

Seminar 4, May 2021

"I have been on the seminar for two days without losing focus at any point. I can't remember the last time that happened! I am very happy and satisfied. Very interesting content and really good presentation. Really exciting to hear healthcare nurses' cases, it would be great to have even more time for that".

Seminar 1, April 2021

"It works every time you replace overweight with another chronic disease in your thinking, then you have no doubts ".

Maria Fraulund, Doctor, Holbæk Hospital.

Seminar 1, April 2021

"Nice to be challenged on "ingrained and old ways of thinking and patterns. Good overview with perspectives and examples you can relate to ".

Amanda Nielsen, Medical student., Holbæk Hospital

Seminar 1, April 2021

"Nice link between theory and practice. Good presentation of theoretically difficult material in relation to lipid with visual drawings, etc."

Seminar 1, April 2021

"It has been educational and interesting. I look forward to the next seminar".

Seminar 1, April 2021

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"A good summary. As my colleague says, now we need to work on it ourselves and flesh it out ".

Seminar 2, April 2021, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

"It has been an eye-opener that motivation is not a useful way to go if you want to treat children/young people with overweight. Motivation points to the patient instead of pointing to the therapist, as the primary person responsible. Seeing obesity as a chronic disease that requires comprehensive and lifelong treatment and action also changed my own perceptions."

Christian Holst, Teacher, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 1, December 2020

"Super educational. Is so very positive the 2 days."

Bente Hansen, Nutritional assistance, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 1, December 2020

"The seminar has been intense, educational, and exciting. At times at a high pace, but with room for wonder, questions and comments - which helped to maintain a high level and interest throughout the 2 days."

Anne K. Jørgensen, Teacher, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 1, December 2020

"It has been enormously intense and very educational, exciting, and motivating ".

Jeannette H. Arildsen, Kitchen manager, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 1, December 2020

"Very intensive. No possibility to "zap out" = positive. Very thoughtful. Safe to be with colleagues. A number of slides that here on the 1st seminar contribute to confusion, frustration, but are nevertheless important in the big picture".

Lisbeth Nøhr, Dietary inspector, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 1, December 2020

"It has been very intense and informative, but also very hard/difficult to follow - especially around the biological ".

Fatma Kayhan, Teacher, Stenhus Kostskole Holbæk

Seminar 1, December 2020

​"Good with an update/summary. Jens-Christian is super motivating and passionate about working with overweight. It is important to understand resistance in order to keep fighting for the best for the child and to understand one's treatment responsibility."

Anne Mette Brahtz, Health nurse, Glostrup Municipality

Brush Up, December 2020

"Nice to have a good opportunity for sparring on concrete cases and difficult patients."

Kirstine Gade, Health consultant, Struer Municipality

Brush Up, December 2020

"The HOLBAEK-METHOD IS "THE BEST FOR THE CHILD". A paradigm shift in relation to understanding obesity! Obesity is to be understood as a chronic disease".

Helle Bovbjerg, Nurse, Glostrup Municipality

Seminar 3, November, 2020

"Hoping for a live patient case, which has been very fruitful on seminars. Good with repetition and deepening of the method. Support for severe patients".

Pernille L. Bregnhøj, Dietician, Silkeborg Municipality

Seminar 3, November 2020

"Very responsive and thorough from the teacher. There is a lot of repetition, which I can see makes sense in the framework of understanding! But a little too many this time and too many side stories in my opinion. Overall, however, I am also excited and inspired this time”.

Maj-Britt Wrønding, Health nurse, Glostrup Municipality

Seminar 3, November 2020

"It has been two very instructive seminar days. It is very effective that most of the model's theories are repeated in different contexts. Repetition can do anything! Several practices cases. It's a bit sad that there aren't more course days because I've gained something every time”.

Betina Kærager, Health nurse, Gladsaxe Municipality

Seminar 3, November 2020

"Live teaching. Very practical. The best thing is to get rid of your own fixed patterns and refresh Jens-Christian's words/"approach"/phrases ".

Lotte, Health nurse

Seminar 3, November 2020

"Nicely refreshing and finally a course with a good professional level. Good way to tell and communicate. Refreshing ".

SOSU Nykøbing Falster, October 2020

"A lot of focus on the therapist's attitude, perhaps desirable with more focus on the foster family's everyday life (there was, however, more in the last hour)".

SOSU Nykøbing Falster, October 2020

"Many thanks for your empathy and passion:-)".

SOSU Nykøbing Falster, October 2020

"Well-organized seminar".

SOSU Nykøbing Falster, October 2020

"Exciting presentation, great inspiration, in-depth answers. Thanks :-)".

SOSU Nykøbing Falster, October 2020

"Absolutely fantastic and rewarding theme day, the day went by very quickly ".

SOSU Nykøbing Falster, October 2020

"Super combination of theory, clinical experiences/stories, and questions from us ".

SOSU Nykøbing Falster, October 2020

"Paradigm shift - the complexity is total!

The Best for the Child is revolutionary! Now the National Board of Health also just needs to understand that obesity is a disease! ".

Helle Bovbjerg, health nurse, Glostrup Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2020

"It has been really nice to have more knowledge expanding the understanding of the method. Great that it has been so close to practice! I feel well dressed to get back to work on Monday and help my students lose weight :-) ".

Nanna S. Bech, Nurse, Treatment Schools

Seminar 2, October 2020

"Again I have been very inspired and feel even more ready to start up an obesity clinic with my colleagues. Looking forward to Seminar 3.

I am fully aware that the Holbaek-method will be the right solution for many of our citizens".

Louise Hassager, Health nurse, Glostrup Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2020

"Very meaningful - really good link with practice. Goes home with resilience to the encounter with resistance (patients/system) and thus understand the "suffering"".

Dorte Røgild, Health nurse, Svendborg Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2020

"Amasing to hear so many different cases from the real world".

Johanne K. L., Research year medical student, Holbæk Hospital

Seminar 2, October 2020

"A very educational and inspiring seminar. Jens-Christian Holm is very empathetic and professionally skilled. I am happy to attend Seminar 2, as it gives an even greater understanding of the method ".

Sabine Larsen, Health nurse, Egedal Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2020

"Very much praise. The teacher has a lot on his mind".

Vibeke Vollerup, Health nurse, Svendborg Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2020

​"Provocatively good. Put one's treatment approach to thought".

Maria, Dietician, Sundhedscenter Espens Vænge

Seminar 1, September 2020

"Possibly evaluation day for those who have taken the seminar together, so that you can "network" with different professionals around the country".

Anne K. W. Møller, Health nurse, Tønder Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2020

"I am really looking forward to using the model”.

Lisbet Jensen, Health nurse, Brøndby Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2020

"Great to get the physiological explanations behind fat mass regulation and be able to inquire about this. Even more time for questions would be great on day 1 too. Maybe some of the time for questions that was on day 2 could be carried over to day 1. There was super good time for that on day 2".

Johanne K. L., Research year medical student, Holbæk Hospital

Seminar 1, September 2020

"Good seminar- Academically exciting and educational. Experience that Jens-Christian is very interested in us participants getting a good and rewarding seminar. He is very welcoming and participating throughout the day - also during meals:-)".

Charlotte, Health nurse, Nordfyns Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2020

"Inspiring paradigm shift "overweight is a chronic disease" - not your own fault”.

Helle Bovbjerg, Health nurse, Glostrup Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2020

"I have, in a good way, turned my approach to my students upside down! At least when it comes to being overweight".

Berit B. Krieger, Nurse, Behandlingsskolerne

Seminar 1, September 2020

"I love that the bag is being shaken and that many people's basic values in connection with their work in care are being reconsidered”.

Laura, Schoubye, Nurse, Behandlingsskolerne

Seminar 1, September 2020

"I have experienced the first seminar as inspiring - I am curious about the method and look forward to working with it. I am looking forward to the next two seminars and too gain even more knowledge and insight".

Louise Hassager, Health nurse, Glostrup Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2020

"I got a lot out of the seminar it was in-depth and down-to-earth. Something that is very relevant for practice”.

Seminar 1, September 2020

"It has been a great eye-opener, which has set in motion how we will treat obese type 2 diabetics in the future in Rødovre".

Carsten Jensen, Diabetes nurse, Rødovre Municipality

Seminar 2, June 2020

"Everyone had a good opportunity to speak, and we had some good discussions. I think it was really fruitful with cases from our reality".

Gitte S. Andersen, Health nurse, Brøndby Municipality

Seminar 2, June 2020

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"The seminar provides a thorough and comprehensive understanding of how to understand obesity and how we can best help patients".

Hanne Løkling, Clinical Nutrition Physiologist.

Seminar 3, Alna, January 2020

“High professional quality. It is research-based and at the same time understandable. Pieces fell into place in Course 3”.

Seminar 3, Alna, January 2020

"I feel more confident and I feel more confident in my own professionalism after the course. It was good to discuss difficult issues and how to read it. It is well professionally documented and I have good faith in the method".

Anna Solberg Myrvold, physiotherapist

Seminar 3, Alna, January 2020

“Thorough and good explanation of the research behind the method. Very good support in how to communicate well with families and users. Has made me heavier professionally and more directly in my communication".

Kristian Heflo, Physiotherapist

Seminar 3, Alna, January 2020

"It has been a well-planned seminar with excellent material attached. A super good concept, which is structured in its structure so that the focus is kept sharp and thus a chance to help the patient to help himself. Many thanks for a very good seminar”.

Bodil Strøm, Health nurse, Tønder Municipality

Seminar 1, January 2020

"The fact that you are so passionate about what you are talking about is contagious and you leave here with a belief that you are able to change children's lives for the better. That the evidence/basis for what you are talking about is present is incredibly credible! Your angle on the pedagogical approach was an eye-opener that for me will lead to a new practice".

Malene Kielsholm, Health nurse, Solrød Municipality

Seminar 1, January 2020

"Fantastic course, great insight into what obesity is, really good tools, guided in becoming more authoritarian. All in all, a recommended course, which to that extent has shifted my preconceptions and future way of acting / treating".

Kiki Helle-Pedersen, Nurse, Solrød Municipality

Seminar 1, January 2020

"Was a little skeptical about the method before the course but has after the first module been convinced that it is respectful in relation to the patient / family. It seems simple and professional".

Gitte S. Andersen, Nurse, Brøndby Municipality

Seminar 1, January 2020

"A very difficult subject gave light ahead! I think it will be challenging, but exciting”.

Vibeke S. Vollerup, Health nurse, Svendborg Municipality

Seminar 1, January 2020

"It's fantastic to be on the 3rd module in particular, where you can nod in recognition to fellow participants' challenges in everyday life, when you yourself have gained some experience. Instructors are great!! and nice to understand things "deeper" than in the first 2 modules. Desired: 4th module"

Jytte L. Jacobsen, Nurse, Nuuk, Greenland

Seminar 3, December 2019

"Fantastic that we as participants are involved so much and the teaching is based on our cases, experiences and feelings. Great to get even more perspective on my work".

Anne Pedersen, Dietary adviser/teacher, Nordfyns Højskole

Seminar 3, December 2019

"Really useful. So good to share experiences and analyse them together. Super good atmosphere, where I dare to ask and wonder. Makes super good sense".

Jane W. Petersen, Health nurse, Greve Municipality

Seminar 3, December 2019

"Overall, I think it has been a really good and exciting seminar. I have learned an incredible amount and feel much more "equipped" to carry out my task in relation to helping the children with obesity”.

Katrine Faustrup, Health nurse, Greve Municipality

Seminar 3, December 2019

"Important background knowledge for the work with obesity. The great evidence behind the HOLBAEK-model motivates the work with child obesity and is a great inspiration for how it can be tackled".

Seminar at Copenhagen Health Care, November 2019

"It's a pity that Copenhagen Municipality Health Care cannot get the whole package in the Holbæk method and must work fully according to the method. Well-documented teaching".

Seminar at Copenhagen Health Care, November 2019

"Well-documented teaching. Inspiring/clear communication. I would have liked more leptin teaching in relation to understanding the fat mass regulation. It is a pity that Copenhagen Municipality does not prioritize the whole package/training from the Holbæk method".

Seminar at Copenhagen Health Care, November 2019

"Very interesting about fat mass regulation".

Seminar at Copenhagen Health Care, November 2019

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​"Nice to go through leptin and counter regulation again. Good with cases. Good with recognition and praise to the participants. It's a shame that the Holbæk model has so much resistance - it worries me".

Brush Up, November 2019

"Good to be updated and get a boost for daily work”.

Hanne Christensen, Health nurse, Rødovre Municipality

Brush Up, November 2019

"Nice to discuss issues that are right in the middle of practice".

Annette Møller, Health nurse, Thisted Municipality

Brush Up, November 2019

"It's good that there is so much focus on cases from everyday life”.

Ingrid Wittus, Dietician, Skanderborg Municipality

Brush Up, November 2019

"Super good Brush Up. Really good cases that were reviewed in detail. Brings a lot of useful gold nuggets".

Vibeke Thomsen, Health nurse, Rødovre Municipality

Brush Up, November 2019

"Really good at talking about experiences and ways to talk to families about specific aspects. Focus on us as therapists".

Jane Winther Pedersen, Nurse, Greve Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2019​

"I think there is a good balance and dialogue between teachers and participants. Good repetition of what obesity is and the treatment. Nice discussions about "The Difficult Patient”.

Ania Steffensen, Health nurse, Dragør Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2019

"Good with repetitions in relation to fat mass regulation / The Best For the Child / Obesity is a disease. Really nice with current cases both from Holbæk, but also from the participants' practice".

Trine Markussen, Nurse, Thisted Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2019

"Very high professional level of teachers. Nice with patient cases”.

Bettina Gøbel, Nurse in medical practice, Vejle Municipality

Seminar 2, October 2019

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"New knowledge. Great inspiration. Nice to have a plan".

Seminar 1, August 2019

"Good dialogue in teaching and good energy from the teachers”.

Charlotte Kristensen, Health nurse, Slagelse Municipality

Seminar 1, August 2019

"Looking forward to using the knowledge from theseminar!!"

Tina Hansen, Self-employed dietitian

Seminar 1, August 2019

"Very concrete, useful tool to take back to work. Simple and straightforward. Good for conveying the exciting".

Anne Sofie Sparboom

Seminar 1, August 2019

”It was very impressive! Thank you a lot Jens-Christian and your lovely team for your course! I received a lot of useful, interesting and exiting information. I will use all received information!”.

Dr. Elena Bogova, MD PhD, Russia, Seminar 1, Copenhagen March 2019

”Very interesting course. Thank you!”.

Dr. Pavel Okorokov, MD PhD, Russia, Seminar 1, Copenhagen March 2019

”I’d like to be one more time!”

Dr. Olga Vaskyukova, MD PhD, Russia, Seminar 1, Copenhagen March 2019

”I NEED MORE!”

Dr. Madalina Indrie, Romania Seminar 1, Copenhagen March 2019

"Sharp knowledge - and answers to questions. Usable from today”.

Luise Thanning Pronk, Health nurse, Solrød Municipality

Seminar 1, February 2019

"Is filled with lots of well-substantiated new knowledge”.

Berit Lindegaard Lindberg, Health nurse, Solrød Municipality

Seminar 1, February 2019

"Inspiring and competent teachers. Jens-Christian is good at using concrete examples that make it easier to understand his points and Rikke is just great at going through all the practicalities".

Laura Deigaard Sørensen, Dietary advisor, Slagelse Municipality

Seminar 1, February 2019

“Very instructive. Must go home and teach the doctors in the clinic.”

Bettina Gøbel, Consultation nurse, Vejle Municipality

Seminar 1, February 2019

​“SUPER GOOD, INSPIRING, LEARNING. SUPER GOOD WITH HIGH TEMPO & PROFESSIONALISM".

Ellen Kathrine Arve,

Seminar 1, February 2019

​"It has been wonderful to feel that there are more people who are helping to lift the task and, going forward, to help do the best for the child. Considering taking up the fight with canteen kitchens and stalls and ensuring that there are healthier alternatives - both fiber and lower in fat - so that more children can be prevented from becoming overweight and inform parents about the right principles”.

Kristina Gotfredsen, Dietician, Regionshospitalet Nordjylland

Seminar 3, December 2018

"It seems really good to incorporate the experiences we have gained from the last time. Follow-up seminar 1 year - 2 years? would be good”.

Lotte Andersen, Health nurse, Frederikshavn Municipality

Seminar 3, December 2018

"Have made calorie diet plans for people with obesity for a long time but will not use this after this seminar. Nice to become aware of what physically happens in the body when over/undereating".

Jeanett Pihlman, Baby/Child therapist & Dietary advisor, Fysiocenter Kalundborg

Seminar 1, August 2018

"ONE OF THE BEST SEMINARS I HAVE ATTENDED".

Maj Aaberg, Health nurse, Fredensborg Municipality

Seminar 1, August 2018

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"Seminar 3 ties all 3 seminars together, very meaningful”.

Annemette Mørup Schmidt, Health nurse, Vejle Municipality

Seminar 3, June 2018

”Thank you very much for two really great and inspiring days. Have worked with your model for several years but unfortunately, I have not been allowed to attend your seminar – until now - and what a benefit I have returned home with! Through the seminar several pieces have fallen into place and given me a much greater understanding, which will certainly facilitate my further work with the children and young people with obesity. You complement each other really well and you are just wildly inspiring to listen to. THANKS: I am already looking forward to seminar II, but first things need to be corrected here in my further work".

Lene Gundahl Sørensen, Nurse, Regionshospitalet Nordjylland

Seminar 1, April 2018

“Super good seminar. Got more tools with me than I had dared to hope for".

Lina Kobber Nielsen, Nurse, Regionshospitalet Nordjylland

Seminar 1, April 2018

"Despite the fact that I am employed as a family consultant, and not in preventive health care, I will be able to use this theory/Holbaek-model to a great extent in my work as well - in several areas. Strengthens interdisciplinary collaboration. 2 wonderful days".

Annica Nørgaard, practical educational support person, Brønderslev Municipality

Seminar 1, April 2018

"It is clear that these 2 people are passionate about doing what is best for the child. Thorough introduction to basic understanding of severe obesity. Important to understand this thoroughly. Focus on own resistance in the educational approach. "Who will pay the price if we have not bothered to take this disease seriously?" – It gives some thought to this".

Anne Johanne Jensen, Dietician, Frederikshavn Municipality

Seminar 1, April 2018

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“Made sense, many AHA experiences. It makes NO sense that knowledge about leptin does not reach health professionals - especially dietitians. But also, to the Danish Health and Food Administration”.

Kadia Nielsen, Dieticians, Randers Municipality

Seminar 1, August 2017

"Exuberant energy from both teachers - makes you want to transfer the pedagogy to many other areas”.

Signe Larsen, Consultation nurse, Fredericia

Seminar 1, August 2017

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"Super good course on a Danish, ground-breaking method for treating severe obesity - which hopefully will soon break through the wall nationally and internationally."

Randi Heide Østergaard, Health nurse, Morsø Municipality

Seminar 2, April 2017

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"Brush-Up day flew by. Very interesting – important to brush up your knowledge!! Jens-Christian at a fast pace, but very relevant when working with overweight in the municipalities. You must continue to do annual Brush-Up days – please!”

Kirsten Dahlgaard, Health nurse, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality

Brush Up 2017

"Very important for our work with an annual Brush-Up. Inspirational day!”

Gitte Just Wegenberg, Dietician

Brush-Up 2017

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"It was all turned upside down... in a good way!"

Lene Starling Juhl, Consultation nurse, medical practice Roskilde

Seminar 1, February 2017

"Really good seminar with mega committed professionals who work professionally and properly... in deep respect for children and young people with severe obesity! "

Randi Heide Østergaard, Health nurse, Morsø Municipality

Seminar 1, February 2017

"Fantastic to have a complicated problem made simple. Get a simple, understandable, and scientific explanation of why the many measures the families have tried have not worked. Got good concrete tools with me home”.

Elisabeth Hastrup Højsted, Health nurse, Fredensborg Municipality

Seminar 1, February 2017

"The professional benefit is enormous, and I feel equipped to apply the method in practice. It is a great help that so much useful material is included. I sense that everyone has been sitting on the edge of their seats, partly because the material is exciting, partly because we are being "shaken" in our usual perception/understanding of how treatment/guidance is approached”.

Tina Henriksen, private practicing Dietitian, Holbæk

Seminar 1, February 2017

"In Nordfyn Municipality, we have been working on the Holbaek-method, I am looking forward to come home and be a part of it. Clear and distinct review of the method. Good material.”

Anny Bak, Health nurse, Nordfyns Municipality

Seminar 1, February 2017

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"A really good seminar that gives you a lot to think about and blood on the teeth to help children with obesity when I get home”.

Helene W. Olsen, Nutritional advisor, Kolding Municipality

Seminar 1, October 2016

“A whole new way for me to understand why it is so difficult to treat obesity, but now I can do it concretely and feel well equipped to get started. It makes up for many years of thinking and learning. Has learned a "new art" and will in future be clearer and more professional".

​Sussi Holm, Pediatric Practice Nurse, Odense

​Course October 1, 2016

"Very impressed by the educational approach to the examination and the real empathy towards the patient it expresses. Fantastic to be able to remove guilt and shame from the patient”.

Tina Havndrup, Production coordinator

Seminar 1, October 2016

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"Course 3 gathered the pedagogy in the method so that the tools are even sharper, and the health nurses are equipped to treat children with obesity".

Nina Rasch, Head of health care in Egedal Municipality

Seminar 3, June 2016

"I am so happy about this material, as a health nurse I have stood and been completely 100% powerless in terms of helping children with what to do and dealing with obesity! So, thank you!!! Wonderful”.

Gitte Gormsen, Health nurse, Egedal Municipality

Seminar 3, June 2016

"Finally, a paediatrician has arrived who, despite the population's liberal attitude towards the "me-determining" generation, manages to bring the message out into the light. Really good to remember that: "Knowledge is power" and that this kind of power of authority is HEALTH PROMOTING and that is our noblest and most important task. Thank you.”

Zorana Hougaard, Health nurse, Egedal Municipality

Seminar 3, June 2016

​"What we've been waiting for and have missed - we're looking forward to getting started!"

Maria Nube, health consultant, Dragør Municipality

Seminar 1, April 2016

​"I am pleasantly surprised by how much the pedagogy takes up - or must take up for the method to work. Get an understanding of how important it is to maintain authority. At first, I didn't think Seminar 2 would make a difference, but I became much wiser. It is about much more than 22 points”.

Mette Lacor, Health nurse, Assens Municipality

Seminar 2, March 2016

​"Makes me want to immediately implement the model in my own municipality".

Helle Enevoldsen, Health nurse, Aabenraa Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2015

"A very inspiring course, extremely relevant for working with obese families. The paradigm shift seems to be the word that has stuck with me. I look forward to working in this field”.

Line Egebjærg, Health nurse, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2015

"Perfect combination of theory, practice due to the alternating flow with preliminary studies, switching between Rikke and Jens-Christian. Thank you for the insight and the enriching knowledge and experience as well as the honest sharing of all your knowledge and experience”.

Christina S. Olrik, Dietary advisor, Rødovre Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2015

​"Very very relevant, inspiring, concrete and useful”.

Marianne Gaardbo Pedersen, Health nurse, Billund Municipality

Seminar 1, May 2015

​"Nice to get a boost from your energy and experience! Good and competent answers and explanations”.

Anders Ring, Health consultant, Mariagerfjord Municipality

Seminar 2, April 2015

"I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to help spread the Holbaek-method. Thanks”.

Susie Aagaard, Nurse, Center for Deafblindness and Hearing Loss, Aalborg

Seminar 2, April 2015

"The seminar is so enriching - gives lots of inspiration for the further work with these families”.

Trine Smedegaard Steenholt, Health nurse, Egedal Municipality

Seminar 2, April 2015

"Nice concrete approach to working with weight loss”.

Tina Sigh Halling, Health nurse, Egedal Municipality

Seminar 2, April 2015

“SUPER GOOD! Nice to have a seminar in simple practice that helps many children and families to fight something that is difficult and takes up a lot of everyday life!”

Anita Andersen, Physiotherapist, Aalborg

Seminar 2, April 2015

​"Super informative and inspiring course - it makes me want to spread the method to one's own municipality”.

Ann-Julie Grøsfjeld Halberg, Health coordinator, Hvidovre Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2014

"Super good course - very lively and inspiring. Both instructors are zealots who deliver a few good days. Thanks”.

Mettelene L. Rosenlund, Health nurse, Greve Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2014

“A very educational and informative course. Very professional and strict management - nice. Glad that no time was spent on frills, but that we went straight to the point!”

Anders Ring, Health consultant, Mariagerfjord Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2014

"The most rewarding seminar I have ever participated in. It is useful theory and practice and answers to all the dilemmas I face. It will be decisive for our further work with children with obesity. We have to go home and be more efficient. I expect my work to be more satisfying”.

Stinne Pauls, Health consultant, Mariagerfjord Municipality

Seminar 1, September 2014

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