TREATMENT OF OBESITY
You are invited to seminars on the method, developed by Associate Professor, Chief Physician, Consultant, PhD Jens-Christian Holm known as Dr Holm, for the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with obesity. Seminar 1 is an introductory seminar. Seminar 2 is a follow-up seminar, Seminar 3 is an in-depth integration seminar and Seminar 4 focus on health care professional pedagogy and communication.
Seminar 1: Introduction seminar. Definition and prevalence of obesity. Obesity related complications, disease spectrum and treatment method including the new pedagogy.
Seminar 2: Follow-up seminar. Body composition, expectations for treatment development, relapse, drop-out, ethics, success, direct and indirect effects of treatment.
Seminar 3: In depth immersion integration seminar. Nuanced understandings, real empathy, authenticity, self-identification, challenges and perceptions, resistance, authority, the difficult patient with obesity, suffering, perspective and the paradigm shift.
Seminar 4: Focus on the health care professional pedagogy and communication. Based on participants' cases about difficult-to-treat patients, video examples and live consultations on the seminar.
Interaction between theory and practice. The seminar is for participants who have completed seminar 1-3.
Brush-up seminar: Challenges for the health care professional. Triangulation of reality, suffering and necessity. Neuro-endocrine implications in communication and understanding. Rhythm and flow in communication. How to make the difficult patient easier to treat.
The seminars are structured so that after seminar 1 you can start applying the Dr Holm 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.
Seminar 3 is a contemplation (in depth) seminar that focuses on the paradigm shift that the Dr Holm model represents and which entails a sophisticated understanding of communication, flow, and rhythm. The Dr Holm model conveys the implementation of direct and indirect effects through a number of strategies, which strive to offer the best possible treatment.
All seminars are held and lead by either Associate Professor, Chief Physician, Consultant, PhD Jens-Christian Holm or MD PhD Cilius E. Fonvig and co-workers, who have great experience in developing treatment groups in municipalities across the country.
All seminars are a 2-day seminar 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 Dr Holm 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 Dr Holm model has shown outstanding results, both in terms of weight management and maintenance, but also reducing the degree of obesity-related complications, which currently inspires at an international level, and has as an example been shown on BBC World Health Check and on BBC World News.
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 refining the methods of treatment in those already experienced in treating patients with obesity. The seminars exhibit practical examples and alternate with the theory underlying the practical approaches. This gives the participants a unique chance of being able to relate theory into practice.