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Bariatric Living: 30 Session Curriculum

Each of the activities in this book was designed to raise awareness about changes that will often need to happen before and after surgery and prepare participants for unexpected changes in their relationships and activities.  The therapists’ job is to not only help increase awareness, but also identify unrealistic expectations or warning signs for noncompliance with the treatment plan and counsel participants accordingly.  In the following pages you will find activities to use for your groups.  Depending on the size of your group and how quickly you go through each activity, the curriculum will take between 24 and 30 weeks.  

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Expectations
  • What Will Surgery Do for You
  • Art Therapy Activity
  • Past Weight Loss Experiences
  • Past Weight Loss Experience Worksheet
  • Why I Eat
  • Nutrition Journal
  • What I Eat
  • Nutrient Chart
  • Changing My Behaviors
  • My Support System
  • My Support System
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Worksheet
  • Triggers
  • Triggers 1
  • Activities
  • Distress Tolerance Activities
  • Distress Tolerance Worksheet
  • 20 Things I Can Do When I Am Bored
  • My Boredom Busters
  • Mindfulness Journal
  • Mindfulness Journal
  • Food Fiesta
  • Sleep
  • Sleep Hygiene Worksheet
  • Stress Management
  • Stressors Worksheet
  • Active Coping
  • Active Coping Worksheet
  • Dealing with Negative People
  • Dealing with Negative People Handout
  • Time Management
  • Time Management Worksheet
  • Goal Setting
  • Goal Setting Worksheet
  • Increasing Happiness
  • Cultivating Happiness
  • Psychological Flexibility
  • Values Activity
  • Important People
  • Goals
  • TOWARD Behaviors
  • TOWARD Thoughts
  • TOWARD Feelings
  • AWAY Thoughts
  • AWAY Behaviors
  • End Notes
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