I will be giving a talk in Claremont on the subject of the use of EMDR and Mindfulness specifically with body image issues and eating disorders. This expands naturally on the work we have been doing at Refuge Recovery applying mindfulness and EMDR therapy to addictions treatment.
Friday, May 20, 2016 • 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at Pomona Valley Health Center at Claremont
1601 N. Monte Vista Avenue, Suite #150, Claremont, CA. 91711
4 CEU / 4 CME event • $40 early registration / $50 at the door
TREATING BODY IMAGE AND EATING DISORDERS:
Negative body image is one of the most difficult aspects of eating disorder treatment. Many professionals working to treat individuals with these challenging disorders often find themselves at a loss as to how they may help their clients and patients, assuming or hoping that time and attention to other areas of their patients’ recovery will resolve the problem. As a result, many of those suffering with eating disorders do not receive the treatment and help they need to overcome the body image issues that interfere with their lives and their recovery.
The lectures presented in this seminar provide key skills and understanding about working with negative body image. Attendees will learn about specific approaches to address entrenched body image distortions and self-rejecting thoughts that hinder body acceptance and put clients at risk of developing an eating disorder or complicate an already existing eating disorder.
Dr Steve's talk:
• Learn how Mindfulness and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can help clients become “unstuck” from negative self-statements and beliefs that often result from the various types of trauma many eating disorder patients have experienced.