This online course will be streaming live on December 8, 2022 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.
10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET
Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until January 11, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 1 – 3 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.
Registration will close on December 7, 2022.
Regardless of where your clients fall on the disordered eating spectrum, they all share the same painful cyclical experience of unrelenting self-criticism, negative body image, unhealthy behavior, and shame. And while great strides have been made in ED treatment, the recovery rate is still only 50%.
In this in-depth seminar you’ll discover how to help clients re-connect with their long-neglected bodies, let go of the “not ____ enough” narrative, and learn to embrace, befriend, and listen to the internal wisdom of their bodies.
Packed with practical interventions based in somatic psychotherapy, self-compassion, and mindfulness, this comprehensive seminar will shift your perspective and provide you with strategies that:
- Shift the focus from shame to empowerment from the very start of treatment
- Are evidence-based and can easily be integrated into what you’re already doing
- Replace the harsh inner critic with self-compassion and curiosity
- Help clients re-establish bodily cues for hunger, fullness, and sensory awareness
- Calm the nervous system and regulate emotions in triggering situation
Embodiment: Setting the Stage for Self-Compassion and Recovery
- What is embodiment and why does it matter?
- Why somatic interventions are the missing piece of sustained recovery
- The “mind-body divide” in Western culture
- Changing our perception of what sustainable recovery looks like
- Experiential Strategy: Breath Inside the Body
The Neuroscience Behind ED: Why Brain-Based Interventions Are Imperative to Recovery
- What happens in the eating disordered brain?
- Understanding interoceptive awareness (IA)
- The link between the nervous system, embodied cognition, and emotional regulation
- Reduce shame and blame with accurate psychoeducation
- Experiential Strategy: Interoceptive Awareness (IA) Practice of Emotional Containment
Self-Compassion: “How Do I Take Care of Myself When I Hate Myself?”
- The three components of self-compassion
- Delivery is everything when it comes to self-compassion!
- Developing self-compassion when there is none to be found
- Moving from compassion to action
- Strategies to help your client:
- Reframe the recovery process as both nonlinear and continuous
- Embrace themselves in a kinder, gentler way
- Release the shame/blame cycle
- Soothe the inner critic
- Learn to re-parent themselves
- Experiential Strategy: Connecting with Another, Connecting with Self
Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation: Feel it, Label it, Attend to it
- What if your client can’t handle what they become aware of?
- Stay in the moment, contain the moment, move on from the movement
- Strategies to help your client:
- Stay in the moment, regardless of how it feels
- Build distress tolerance and emotional regulation
- Manage body image triggers
- Cope with challenging moments
- Experiential Strategy: Two Wings of a Bird; Compassionate Teacher
- Integrating somatic interventions into existing frameworks (CBT, DBT, etc.)
- Does my client need a specialist or higher level of care?
- Countertransference issues; when to seek supervision
- Limitations of the research and potential risks
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
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All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).
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