Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Habits:
Finding balance through mindful eating
Presented by Caroline Baerten, MA, RD
Tuesday, June 25 and July 2, 10:30 AM EST (time zone converter)
Two (2) continuing education credits provided by TCME
$30 TCME Members, $60 Non-members
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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. These meditations will be offered as a home assignment after the first session and practiced on a daily basis throughout the following week. It is recommended that health professionals only offer mindfulness exercises if they practice these skills and embody mindful living themselves.
In part one of the series, we offer a framework that will provide participants with a better understanding of eating disorders from mindful eating perspective, a resume of up-to-date research, the preliminaries to work with patients with eating disorders, and the benefits.
In the second part of the series, there is time for sharing and an opportunity to learn from each other what they’ve noticed in the past week. There will be further deepening of the mindful eating-based model for individuals with eating disorders (working with resistance, self-criticism, shame, difficult emotions).
Caroline Baerten is the founder of MeNu, Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, in the heart of Europe (Brussels).
She works as a Mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD, integrative psychotherapist and is also a qualified chef. She is the first certified Mindful Eating, Conscious Living teacher (ME-CL) worldwide and offers additionally Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion courses to her clients.
Since 2012 she has created an international platform for mindful eating teachers in Europe. In her institute, mindful eating training programs are facilitated for European healthcare professionals and mentoring in mindful eating is offered through e-coaching.
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