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Getting To the Heart of Eating Disorders: Using Mindfulness to Promote Emotional Awareness

Start Date:
Friday, 5 May, 2017
End Date:
Friday, 5 May, 2017 4:00pm
Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Health & Nutrition

Mindfulness is an oft-used term in today's society. We are encouraged to feel, eat, play, and work, mindfully - but what does that really mean? This daylong workshop addresses that question: how to use mindfulness in a way that is effective both in clinical settings as well as in relationships? Initially, this seminar will focus on defining and discussing the benefits/limitations of mindfulness and help attendees learn to implement mindfulness into daily life and work.

This will be followed by in-depth training on how the mindful experience of emotion can be a foundational tool in eating disorder recovery. Using real life examples from The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders, participants will learn how to empower themselves and clients to become mindfully aware of emotional experiences, thus laying the groundwork for the difficult, yet ultimately rewarding, journey towards full recovery.


Princeton Marriott at Forrestal 100 College Road East Princeton,
New Jersey,

Organizer Details

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

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