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Panel Discussion: Incorporating Mindfulness into Eating Disorder Recovery for BIPOC Communities

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar | Professional Community: Free; Personal Community: $15; Public: $35

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Event Details

Educational Series: Professional Education

45-60 minute professional enrichment webinars, created with the Professional Community Member in mind; however, Personal Community Members are welcome to attend. 

Continuing Education Credit: Eligible

Those who attend the event live or watch the recording will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be used to apply for Continuing Education Credits with the accrediting body of their choice. 

Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern Time

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Can't attend in person? 

Register to receive the 'Recording Only'. 

About the Event

Mindfulness practices originated from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) communities; however, current adaptations of these practices in wellness culture often leave out BIPOC communities and have focused on prioritizing Western values.

Similarly, eating disorder treatment spaces have lacked representation and failed to center BIPOC experiences, leading to treatment disparities for BIPOC individuals.

In this panel discussion, we will explore how colonialism underpins current mindfulness practices and eating disorder treatment. Practitioners will leave with a better understanding of how to utilize mindfulness with BIPOC communities in culturally-inclusive ways with clients struggling with eating disorders.

We invite participants to submit questions in advance to guide the panel discussion and engage in dialogue.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe how current mindfulness practices have colonialist underpinnings.
  2. Participants will be able to describe how traditional eating disorder treatment approaches have failed to center BIPOC needs and experiences.
  3. Participants will be able to identify strategies for incorporating culturally-inclusive mindfulness practices for BIPOC in eating disorder recovery.


About the Panelists (in alphabetic order)

Hosting:

Jenna Hollenstein is an anti-diet dietitian, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, meditation teacher, and author of five books, including Intuitive Eating for Life. And TCME Advisory Board.

She integrates Intuitive Eating with mindfulness to help women go from hating their bodies and fearing food to rediscovering joy in eating and movement and reconnecting with their true selves.

She especially loves working with moms, women in middle-age, women in recovery, and other RDs and therapists. Jenna is the founder of the Intuitive Eating for Life Community, an online support group that meets several times a week and provides a safe, confidential space to heal from the trauma of diet culture.

She has appeared on numerous podcasts and teaches at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Yoga Journal, Health, Self, Lion’s Roar, Mindful, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Women’s World.

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Brianna Theus is a black registered dietitian based in Southwestern CT who works with folks who struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating.

Brianna’s goal is to help you develop a better relationship with food, your body, and physical activity. Brianna specializes in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) clients whom she helps navigate those same goals with an emphasis on how white supremacy shows up in their lives, specifically in nutrition and healthcare.

She helps them embrace their culture and lean into enjoying their cultural foods.

Learn more about Brianna at 

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Fatema Jivanjee-Shakir, LMSW (she/her) is an eating disorder therapist, writer, and speaker.

She has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples at all levels of care.

Her work is strongly informed by the Health at Every Size perspective and intersectional approaches to healing.

Fatema has a special interest in working with BIPOC clients and has been featured in numerous publications, including The Los Angeles Times, HuffPost, PopSugar, and HelloGiggles.

Fatema is a therapist at Conason Psychological Services and a Board Member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals New York chapter.

You can find her on Instagram at @YourSouthAsianTherapist or at her website fjshakir.com

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Jamie Lopez, MS, RDN, CDN, is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, and nutrition therapist who's passionate about food, science, and mental health. Jamie blends mindful eating with a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach into her virtual private practice. Jamie received her Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University.

You can follow Jamie on Instagram - @jamielop_rd.

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