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to become a Certified Food Addiction Professional
We teach Counseling and Recovery Methods for Food Addiction
as a Substance use Disorder
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Esther Helga Gudmundsdottir, MSc.
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To become a “Certified Food Addiction Professional”
At the Infact School we Learn from the Experts! Welcome to INFACT – the world’s first and only seminars and trainings for sugar/food addiction and dependency
IN 101 How is treatment for food as a substance use disorder or a addiction different?
NEW!IN101: A 24-hour course on Introduction to Food Addiction Treatment will be offered as a separate course this year.It can be taken separately as an
PROFESSIONALS APPLYING THE BIG BOOK
WITH DR. GUTTORM TOVERUDA 50-HOUR COURSE ON THE THERAPEUTIC USE OF THE 12 STEPS AS PRESENTED IN THE BIG BOOK OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUSTHIS COURSE CAN
THE INFACT, SCHOOL IN ACTION
The INFACT International School for Food Addiction Counseling and Treatment is the first and only training for sugar/food dependency counseling and treatment, which meets qualifications as a Certified Food Addiction Professional (CFAP) from the European Certification Board (ECB), and is now an U.S. National Certificate from the Addiction Professional Certification Board
Promotes strong ethics among our trainees. INFACT Students have access to State-of-the art online communication and technology • Live meetings with world-renowned faculty.
Supports abstinence from sugar and foods that trigger the pleasure centers of the brain.
Teaches screening, assessment and treatment programs; clinical guidelines for addiction counseling and treatment (specifically sugar and food as substance use disorders); various counseling techniques; abstinence-based food programs; co-dependency and family issues; trauma; relapse prevention and education; 12-step recovery; Food Addiction Counselors ethics and Food Addiction biology and brain chemistry.
Support from international experts in food addiction counseling, treatment and science.
How To Help Your Clients Or Patients Overcome Food Addiction
Our cutting-edge educational program includes proven therapeutic techniques designed to teach you how to help your clients or patients overcome their food addiction and live happy, productive lives.
Take the next step to help your clients and yourself live a brand new life.
Is My Client/Patient A Food Addict??
Genetics and lifestyle factors may indicate something akin to food addiction for a tiny percentage of the population. True food addiction can be defined as “clinically significant physical and psychological dependence on high fat, high sugar, and highly palatable foods.” This means addictive eating behavior. This is not the same as binge eating or binge eating disorder though it shares some similarities and maybe a more extreme form of binge eating disorder.
OVERCOMING FOOD & SUGAR ADDICTION
At the heart of recovery is self-acceptance. That is, guiding your client/patient in truly knowing their worth, adequacy, deservedness, belonging, and lovableness as a human being. Willingness is another critical component. That is, the willingness to experience (and cope effectively with) painful feelings in service of a bigger life. At the INFACT School, we will provide you with proven therapeutic techniques to guide your client/patient in living a happy, productive life free from the obsession with food.
Increasing Pleasure in “Food Addiction Recovery”
The INFACT School’s program will provide insight into food addiction and the ability to pass this information on to your clients or patients. Many of our alums tell us that they have been able to help those clients or patients they once thought were beyond hope and that they, themselves, have experienced improved eating habits and behaviors.
One of the most critical factors to address in food addiction is a pleasure. In reality, highly processed foods are easy to overindulge in for anyone. Highly palatable foods increase the amount of dopamine in the brain, which is highly rewarding and pleasurable and perpetuates the cycle. This process can become compulsive when this is the only source of pleasure in one’s life. Further, as the behavior increases, the number of dopamine receptors in the brain may decrease, leading to more frequent seeking out highly rewarding foods.
TO BECOME A CERTIFIED FOOD ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL
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2023-2024 Infact Fall Training
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Professionals Applying the Big Book with Dr. Guttorm Toverud
“PROFESSIONALS APPLYING THE BIG BOOK” WITH DR. GUTTORM TOVERUD NOW as an all ONLINE VIDEO CLASS: Circa 50-hour course on the therapeutic use of the