The Self-Compassion Diet: Treating Eating Issues with Loving-Kindness

  • 27 Feb 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
  • FREE Teleconference for Members

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Join Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist Jean Fain, MSW, LICSW, for "The Self-Compassion Diet: Treating Eating Issues with Loving-Kindness"

When it comes to treating the range of eating issues, many therapists know that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness are a winning combination. But most don’t think to add self-compassion into the therapeutic mix. Why would they? Researchers interested in eating issues have only recently turned a scientific eye on these ancient compassion-enhancing practices. Plus, most clinicians haven’t had a chance to survey the scientific literature, let alone translate the exciting findings on loving-kindness into their daily work with clients. 

After providing a working definition of this guiding meditative principle, the presenter will review the cutting-edge research, and put the findings into a useful therapeutic context. Participants will learn updated self-compassion practices that are proving beneficial for the range of eating issues.

Participants will:
  • Gain a new, scientific understanding of an ancient meditative principle – self-compassion
  • Review cutting-edge research on self-compassion and mindfulness for eating issues
  • Sample compassion-enhancing meditation
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Jean Fain, MSW, LICSW, is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist specializing in eating issues and the author of “The Self-Compassion Diet.” A veteran journalist, she’s been writing health and fitness features for newspapers (from the Boston Globe to the LA Times), magazines (O: The Oprah Magazine, Shape, Self…) and on-line publications (Huffington Post) for three plus decades.

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