The False Self: The Complexity of Body Image and Identity Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorder
- Start Date:
- Friday, 19 May, 2017
- End Date:
- Friday, 19 May, 2017 4:00pm
- Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Health & Nutrition
Body image is perhaps the least understood and most complex of the core issues associated with eating disorder treatment. As an integral part of the life cycle, body image development shifts and adapts as we age and engage in life experiences. It is ironic that although our clients are focused on and obsessed with their bodies, they remain virtually disconnected from the experience of living in their bodies. This seminar will address the intricate interplay between brain, body and beliefs (why we believe what we believe).
Repetition of messages and experiences become internalized and influence, not only self-perception and self-talk, but the body itself. Negative reinforcement often becomes imprinted in the client's bodymind, feels "true" and serves as the client's identity. Attendees will learn body-focused strategies designed to help clients reclaim their "authentic" self. Lecture, demonstration/experiential exercises and video clips will be utilized and attendees will be provided with a resource packet.
Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria 801 North Saint Asaph Street Alexandria,
Conference organized by The Renfrew Center
The Renfrew Center has been a pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. As the nation's first residential eating disorder facility, now with 13 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 65,000 women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues.Renfrew provides women suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) and related mental health problems, with the tools they need to succeed -- in recovery and in life. Offering a warm, nurturing environment, Renfrew emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own growth and recovery.
- 475 Spring Lane, Philadlephia, PA, 19128