Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder: How Mindfulness Can Help

  • 01 Aug 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • TCME Webinar, by invitation to our RD Members

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, Americans live in an "obesogenic" society, one that promotes increased food intake, unhealthy foods, and reduced physical activity.  We will review factors that contributed to this epidemic, which has lead to declines in our physical and emotional health.  We will differentiate obesity from Binge Eating Disorder, and discuss how mindfulness can help with both populations.


This program is part of our application for accreditation for CE and will help us develop our Professional Training program. It is open to TCME members who are RD's. We will be looking for reviewers to attest to the content and duration of the program. If you would like to be a part of the review process, please contact us: info@tcme.org


Sharon Theroux, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and board certified neuropsychologist, working in private practice with her husband in South Florida since 1995.  As a therapist, she specializes in the treatment of individuals with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. As a neuropsychologist, she assesses individuals with brain-related disorders (e.g. head injury, stroke, dementia, ADHD, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum disorders) to help determine their strengths and weaknesses for treatment planning. 


In 2013, after discovering, first hand, the benefits of mindfulness, Dr. Theroux founded the South Florida Center for Mindfulness, with its mission of educating health care providers and the community in mindfulness-based interventions. She also co-founded International Seminars Group, an APA-approved continuing education sponsor for psychologists and therapists.  Recently, she was appointed director of mindfulness and meditation programming at Sunspire Health Key Largo, an inpatient addiction treatment center.  


Dr. Theroux is certified to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) by the Oasis Institute at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Certification is limited to those with extensive professional experience, previous training and experience in teaching MBSR, and a solid meditation practice.



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