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This Body Never Meant to Cause Harm: The Essential Role of Body Forgiveness and Embodiment in Shifting Negative Body Image
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Body forgiveness helps our clients shift from criticism and hatred, toward internal forgiveness, self-compassion and a return to embodied living. Through a process of grieving and mourning, self-compassion and self-understanding, clients come to uphold body neutrality over positivity, along with honoring and allowing for the suffering that may continue to be felt living in a body that one and/or the world wishes were different. 

Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CEDS, CIAYT
Dr. Ann Saffi Biasetti has been a practicing Psychotherapist for over 30 years. She specializes in somatic psychotherapy and is an eating disorder specialist. She has a PhD in transpersonal psychology and is licensed as a clinical social worker. She is a certified mindfulness teacher, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is an author, speaker and teacher of self-compassion and somatic interventions in eating disorder recovery, embodiment, women’s empowerment, and body image. She teaches in the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) program, where she shares her expertise in somatic self-compassionate interventions for ED recovery. She is the originator of the Befriending Your Body 8-Week Somatic Self-Compassion program of recovery. She has led well received retreats at Kripalu, Shambhala Mountain Center, and has led training workshops for professionals through PESI and through her Befriending Your Body (BFYB) certification program for eating disorder recovery. Her first book, Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating, was released through Shambhala publications in August 2018 and her most recent publication, The Awakening Self-Compassion Card Deck: 52 Practices for Self-Care, Healing and Growth, released through Shambhala Publications in December 2021.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Andreana Saffi Biasetti maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Andreana Saffi Biasetti is a member of the Polyvagal Institute, the Academy for Eating Disorders, the International Yoga Therapy Association, the National Association of Social Work, and the Yoga Alliance.


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