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Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Eating disorders and disordered eating habits, finding balance through mindful eating

Caroline Baerten, MA, RD

Recorded June 25 and July 2, 2019

For several decades the interventions for eating disorders (AN, BED, BN) were dominated by a behavioral cognitive approach based on scientific studies using this angle. In the past ten years there has been a new wave in research: mindfulness and compassion-based interventions are receiving more attention. Along with this, mindful eating has become an effective tool for patients on the spectrum of restrictive eating and binge eating.

In this two-part webinar series, we will discuss and practice different mindfulness, mindful eating and compassion-based exercises which benefit people with eating disorders and those with unbalanced eating habits. 


  • Two video presentations
  • Two PDFs of the PowerPoint slides
  • One PDF with links to complete the evaluation and post-quizzes for two (2) continuing education credits provided by TCME

Caroline Baerten is the founder of MeNu, Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, in the heart of Europe (Brussels).  She also serves on the board of The Center for Mindful Eating. 

You can find Caroline at

Mindful Eating and trauma focused care

Caroline Baerten, MA, RD explores how mindfulness and compassion-based exercises might be useful for trauma survivors with symptomatic eating issues. The theoretical framework focuses primarily on the "sub-verbal" layer of the trauma and its mechanisms. Different examples and exercises will help to better understand the nature of trauma and how it leads to disturbed eating behavior. This webinar provides 1 continuing education credit with CDR upon successful completion of post test.

Bring Mindfulness to Emotional Eating

Cecilia Clementi, PhD, Psych.D webinar provides an overview of the concept of emotional eating ( definition, theoretical framework, main features and its relationship with psychological distress) from a scientific and clinical perspective. An explanation about how mindful eating can be an effective tool to treat emotional eating and other disordered eating behavior will be offered, considering the main research findings and the clinical experience. Some practical tools on mindful eating will be given to handling emotional eating both in clinical settings or in personal experience.

Beyond Hope Five Must-have Emotions for Eating Disorder Recovery

Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW attempts at healing from eating problems may be stalled because you lack the emotional qualities needed to sustain you on the bumpy road to recovery. Learn how five key emotions—curiosity, courage, self-compassion, persistence and patience—are essential to becoming a “normal” eater and to taking excellent care of yourself for the rest of your life.

Responding to Emotional Eating Struggles with KAR-ing

Amy Tuttle, RD, LCSW

We all have difficult moments in our lives. Suffering with headaches, heartaches, feelings of sadness, fear, loneliness, confusion, depletion, or overwhelm, we may turn to food in an effort to replenish, comfort, or numb ourselves. Join Self-Care Collaborator Amy Tuttle, RD, LCSW to learn how the mindful process of KAR-ing and Four Mindful Questions™ can help you and your clients respond (instead of react) to suffering. We will practice using these mindfulness tools to understand how they can enhance emotional wave-riding skills, including mood and food regulation skills. Webinar with powerpoint.

Introducing Mindful Eating to Your Clients with Anorexia

Caroline Baerten, RD        

Mindful eating is an approach which is very new in the field of nutrition and eating behavior. Most research on mindful eating focuses on overeating or binge eating patterns. Over the past several years, our presenter, a mindful eating teacher, dietitian and therapist, Caroline Baerten, RD, has been exploring the benefits of mindful eating with individuals who have extreme restrictive eating habits and anorectic mindsets. In this webinar, the aim is to understand which elements of a mindful eating program might contribute to the healing process for those suffering from anorexia and restrictive eating. Webinar with powerpoint.

Mindful Eating to Enhance CBT Therapy for Binge Eating

Cinzia Pezzolesi, PhD.,

This webinar was designed for health professionals working with clients with Binge Eating Disorders (BED). Learn to integrate classic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with mindful eating for your clients. The program will cover the main theoretical models of binge eating, research on the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treating BED, and a proposed 'enhanced CBT treatment for BED.’ There will be an opportunity for health professionals to discuss their current clinical practice and get feedback from their peers.

Reconnect with Food, Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders

Beverly S. Price RD, MA, E-RYT, CEDS

Medical studies of patients with eating disorders have shown that the most effective therapies combine cognitive behavioral therapies with mindfulness-based practices. Through comparison of these different treatment modalities, therapies that focus on the emotions that lay beneath the eating disorder-- rather than the eating itself-- prove to be most beneficial in helping patients return to normal eating patterns.

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