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Befriending Your Body: The Role of Self-Compassion and Embodiment in Eating...

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Befriending Your Body: The Role of Self-Compassion and Embodiment in Eating Disorder Recovery

with Ann Biasetti, PhD

There are currently up to 30 million people in the USA, and 70 million worldwide suffering from some form of disordered eating. Current treatments tend to focus on behavioral management despite only 50% of patients showing improvement. We are now discovering there is more to recovery than behavioral change.

Eating disorders are an attempt to feed the soul, to connect to a deeper place within. The inability to hold self-compassion is evident in those suffering from an eating disorder as evidenced through self-critical, self-loathing, perfectionistic mindsets, and self-destructive behaviors. On the contrary, self-compassion is known is a mediator of self-criticism, a soother of harsh perfectionism, and an instigator toward self-care. Together with embodiment, self-compassion has the capacity to assist one into not just recovery of a body, but freedom in a body, mind, and self.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

1) Describe three main components of self-compassion in the recovery process.

2) Identify the 9 phases of the ED spectrum of recovery.

3) Utilize interventions of self-compassion and embodiment appropriate for the ED population.

Ann Saffi Biasetti is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Saratoga Springs, NY, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders through a mindfulness-based, somatic approach. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has a PhD in Transpersonal psychology. She has been a practicing clinician for 27 years, is a graduate of the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher, yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT). Her dissertation research was a qualitative grounded theory on the role of self-compassion in ED recovery, titled, Broken into Life: A Grounded Theory on the Role of Self-Compassion in ED Recovery. Her first book Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating is available through Shambhala Publications.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses. Please see details at http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/lecture-series.

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Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits are available for a fee of $30. Please click the Green 'Tickets' button to register.

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The Smith Campus Center (formerly Holyoke Center) is a large building occupying the block bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, Dunster Street, Holyoke Street, and Mount Auburn Street. The center's street address is 75 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. The lecture will be held in the Mt. Auburn Room, which is on the 2nd floor of the center.

Please note that The Smith Campus Center is currently under construction. Use the entrance on Dunster Street (across from Mike’s Pastry) to access the building. You will need to sign in with an ID at the security desk. We will alert them to the event.

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Parking is limited around Harvard Square. There are metered parking spaces available around the square, though they are usually quite full. Click here for listings of parking garages in Harvard Square.

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Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

This program is part of the Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series, offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, and the David S Rosenthal Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard University Health Services. In this monthly series, gather with friends and colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection of mindfulness, compassion, and clinical practice. The presenters are notable leaders and speakers in the field who bring with them a wide variety of research and clinical experience. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Everyone is invited to attend.

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