Disordered Eating: Somatic, Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness Interventions for Lasting Recovery

Presented by Ann Saffi Biasetti Ph.D., LCSWR, CEDS, CIAYT

Live Streaming on December 8, 2022

$249.00

6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s

Description

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.

Breaks
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

Clinical Considerations

  • 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
  1. Determine the neurobiological impact of chronic disordered eating patterns on the brain for purposes of providing accurate and effective psychoeducation to clients.
  2. Develop evidence based somatic interventions for reducing negative self-talk and poor body image in clients with disordered eating.
  3. Integrate self-compassion and somatic interventions into existing treatment approaches, including CBT and DBT.
  4. Utilize mindfulness-based interventions to help clients manage emotional dysregulation and food/body image triggers.
  5. Appraise and manage potential countertransference issues that may arise during treatment with clients with disordered eating.
  6. Evaluate the empirical literature around self-compassion and somatic interventions for disordered eating recovery.

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.

Ann has been a practicing Psychotherapist for over 30 years. She has a private practice in Saratoga Springs, NY, specializing in somatic psychotherapy. She has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker,  and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). She is an author and speaker on embodiment, women’s empowerment, body image, self-compassion, mind/body duality and recovery. She has led workshops at Kripalu, Shambhala Mountain Center, and trains professionals in Somatic and Self-Compassion Skills for Eating Disorder Recovery through her Befriending Your Body Program (BFYB), an 8-week somatic self-compassion program of 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 second publication, Awakening Self-Compassion Card Deck: 52 Practices for Self-Care, Healing and Growth, also through Shambhala Publications, was released December, 2021. Ann is also a Certified Yoga Therapist (CIAYT) and owns An Embodied Life yoga therapy training center where she teaches and trains Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapeutic programs. She is also a certified Mindfulness teacher through Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and is a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher. She is also part of the expert panel of teachers in the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) program through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.org, where she teaches on the role of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery and is a clinical consultation group leader.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

For group and/or student rates please view our Terms & Conditions and contact webinars@jackhirose.com for more information and registration. 

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits