Full Course Description
Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
The Root of the Problem
- 3 crucial questions to ask at intake
- DSM-5®: Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
- The difference between BED, disordered eating and emotional overeating
- Sub-clinical disordered eating patterns
Moving Clients from Shame to Empowerment: Treatment Strategies that Work
- The backdrop of diet culture
- Why dieting doesn’t work and weight is not the problem
- Food as a form of affect regulation
- Shame about food and body size
- Co-morbid mental health conditions
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Challenge the problem of good/bad thinking
- Restructure thoughts to be more curious and less judgmental
- End negative body talk and challenge internalized weight stigma
- Mindfulness Practices That Promote Emotional Regulation
- Guided visualizations that bring emotional calm
- Diaphragmatic breathing exercise
- Taking in The Good (Hanson’s Buddha Brain practice)
- Self-Compassion Skills That Are Essential to Recovery
- How compassion reduces overeating and bingeing
- Allowing for and tolerating emotional experiences
- Neff’s 3 steps of self-compassion
- Attuned Eating: The Antidote to Diet Failure
- Implementing the 3 steps of attuned eating
- Tools to help clients overcome common obstacles
- Psychological vs. physiological hunger
- Working with different eating styles (vegetarian, health concerns, etc.)
- Articulate the differences in clinical presentation between Binge Eating Disorder, disordered eating and emotional overeating.
- Examine the relationship between societal “diet culture” and its influence on disordered eating patterns that present in clinical treatment.
- Utilize CBT-informed interventions to address distorted thinking patterns in order to help clients normalize eating and incorporate positive, sustainable behaviors.
- Provide psychoeducation for clients regarding the relationship between overeating and emotional regulation skills.
- Teach clients the three essential steps of attuned eating in order to replace disordered eating patterns, including binge eating.
- Identify personal bias toward body size and implement Health at Every Size (HAES)-informed strategies in the therapeutic relationship.