Fear and the diet mentality go hand in hand. Even if you've successfully stopped dieting, that doesn't stop you from fearing what will happen if you eat too much of that, and not enough of this. But what is fear and what are we so afraid of... generally and specifically around eating? After entertaining these question, participants will have a chance to do what dieters are so reluctant to do -- face their food-related fears vs. run from them. Finally, one and all will learn a simple self-compassion practice for alleviating fear.
• 1 Understand how fear feeds the diet mentality
• 2 Discover what happens when you face food-related fears vs. running from them
• 3 Learn a simple self-compassion practice for alleviating fear
Fear & The Diet Mentality
September 1, 3 pm EST
Open to the public
Intended for professionals and introductory level
Jean Fain, MSW, LICSW, is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist and the author of “The Self-Compassion Diet.” In addition to seeing individual clients in her Concord, Mass. private practice, she runs groups and workshops on self-compassion for eating issues. She also writes about food and body-image issues for newspapers (from the Boston Globe to the LA Times), magazines (O: The Oprah Magazine, Shape, Self…) and on-line publications (NPR, Huffington Post).