- Transform your client’s relationship with food
- Shift the focus from shame to empowerment in your very first session
- Gain mindfulness strategies to effectively treat overeating and Binge Eating Disorder
- Disrupt the diet-binge cycle and put clients in charge of their eating
- Become a Health at Every Size™ (HAES) informed clinician and reduce weight stigma for clients
“I’m too fat.” “I’m on a diet.” “Today is a cheat day.” Once I lose weight, I’ll be happier.” “My eating is out of control.”
This kind of language runs rampant in our society and has no doubt made its way to your office. Clients who struggle with weight and food issues get caught in a vortex of shame, preoccupation and hopelessness. Trapped between the rigidity of dieting and the chaos of overeating, every day can be an emotional battle that may exacerbate or even result in low self-worth, eating disorders, anxiety or depression.
Treatment of these issues is more than a matter of weight loss or self-control. In fact, many times these very interventions do more harm than good!
Join Judith Matz as she shows you how to help your clients identify the shame that is woven into the diet-binge cycle, challenge unhelpful thoughts and feelings, and repair dysfunctional relationships with food - no willpower necessary!
Packed with practical tips and backed by research, this recording will teach you how to:
- Identify issues related to food, weight and body image in your very first session
- Utilize CBT, mindfulness and attuned eating strategies to transform shame into empowerment
- Discover personal bias and attitudes that may be counterproductive to the therapeutic process
- Help clients develop a healthy framework that ends out of control eating and is not subject to fad diets
- Learn why clients get stuck in the diet/binge cycle and how to finally break it
- 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
- 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.)
Judith has a private practice in Skokie, IL, where she focuses her work with clients who want to get off the diet/binge rollercoaster and learn to feel at home in their bodies. Through her individual counseling, groups, workshops, presentations and books, Judith has helped thousands of people to develop self-care skills that increase physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing without a focus on the pursuit of weight loss. Through educational programs, she is dedicated to helping people end the preoccupation with food and weight. Judith received her MSW at University of Michigan, and earned her post-graduate certificate at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, where she trained in the treatment of eating disorders.
Judith is a frequent contributor to the Psychotherapy Networker magazine and a popular speaker at national conferences. Descriptions of her work have appeared in the media including the New York Times, LA Times, Allure, Fitness, Self, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Self-Management, NBC News Chicago, Huffington Post Live, and she appears in the documentary America The Beautiful 2.
Financial: Judith Matz is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Judith Matz is a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH).