With the New Year comes new resolve to make mindful eating “work,” which usually means lose weight, but can also mean get a handle on the range of eating problems. But does mindful eating really work? This is an important, albeit controversial question, especially for professionals who prescribe mindful eating strategies to clients. In reviewing the research on the effectiveness of mindfulness training for binge eating, emotional eating and weight concerns, this webinar will not only answer the question, it will help clinicians weigh the scientific evidence and reach their own conclusions on what’s most effective for which clients under what circumstances.
1 Examine the controversy surrounding mindful eating.
2 Review recent research on mindfulness-based interventions for binge eating, emotional eating and weight concerns.
3 Weigh the scientific evidence and reach own conclusions on what's most effective for which clients under what circumstances.
Online and telephone access will be provided through our GoToWebinar platform. Details will be emailed to you following your completed registration. Presentation will include powerpoint and handouts. Participants will be eligible for 1 CPE (approved for RDs) through Skelly Skills.
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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, WBUR, Huffington Post).