When your clients struggle with eating, your first move as a therapist may be to develop plans for specific behavioural changes - a list of things clients can do instead of reaching for the fork or limiting food intake.
But these efforts won’t work over the long term. Emotional eating – and the eating disorders it can become – is rooted in nervous system dysregulation and disembodiment that behaviour change strategies alone won’t shift.
The body needs to be included for treatment to be effective. Without it, disembodiment will continue, keeping your clients stuck in the cycle of disordered eating and losing hope in your work with them.
Watch Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CEDS, specialist in eating disorders and somatic psychotherapy, for this in-depth training where you’ll discover how to integrate the body in treatment in a way that fosters real change in your clients’ relationships with food and their bodies!
Packed with practical interventions, this comprehensive seminar will provide you with strategies to:
Purchase today to help clients manage what is happening on the inside to build resilience, improve emotion regulation, and establish a new compassionate and forgiving relationship with their body!
Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships
All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
This online program is worth 6.75 hours CPD.
|Number of pages
|Manual - Emotional and Disordered Eating (3.4 MB)
|Available after Purchase
Dr. Ann Saffi Biasetti has been a practicing Psychotherapist for over 30 years. She specializes in somatic psychotherapy and is an eating disorder specialist. She has a PhD in transpersonal psychology and is licensed as a clinical social worker. She is a certified mindfulness teacher, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is an author, speaker and teacher of self-compassion and somatic interventions in eating disorder recovery, embodiment, women’s empowerment, and body image. She teaches in the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) program, where she shares her expertise in somatic self-compassionate interventions for ED recovery. She is the originator of the Befriending Your Body 8-Week Somatic Self-Compassion program of recovery. She has led well received retreats at Kripalu, Shambhala Mountain Center, and has led training workshops for professionals through PESI and through her Befriending Your Body (BFYB) certification program for eating disorder recovery. Her first book, Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating, was released through Shambhala publications in August 2018 and her most recent publication, The Awakening Self-Compassion Card Deck: 52 Practices for Self-Care, Healing and Growth, released through Shambhala Publications in December 2021.
Financial: Dr. Andreana Saffi Biasetti maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Andreana Saffi Biasetti is a member of the Polyvagal Institute, the Academy for Eating Disorders, the International Yoga Therapy Association, the National Association of Social Work, and the Yoga Alliance.
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