Brain Based Treatment for Binge Eating – FREE CE Webinar
Within the field of mental health and the community at large, there is often confusion as to the etiology of an eating disorder. Is this a social or biologically-based illness? Is this a mental health disorder or a medical disease?According to Laura L. Hill, PhD, contributing author to the Family Eating Disorders Manual, current research has discovered that eating disorders are biologically-based illnesses. Contrary to popular belief that eating disorders only plague “high-achieving, upper middle class adolescent girls”, Hill writes that eating disorders are not dissimilar to biologically-based illnesses like diabetes. “Instead of the pancreas breaking down in the case of diabetes, there are pathways, neurocircuits and chemical reactions in the brain that malfunction in persons with eating disorders,” explains Hill. As brain-based research has advanced, we now have a better grasp on the experience of eating disorders within the brain and body. We feel this information will assist family and friends of individuals’ struggling with eating disorders to better understand their experience, empathize, appropriately intervene, and restore function..
Messages within the brain: Neurochemicals & “Noise”
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You are invited to a Zoom webinar. Brain Based Treatment for Binge Eating – FREE CE Webinar
May 8, 2018 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Brain-Based Treatment for Binge Eating
Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS and
Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD, LD
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Individuals who want to recover from bulimia and binge eating disorder often feel their bodies and brains are “stuck” in a repetitive cycle that resists recovery no matter how much they try to create change. Why? The brain, gut and nervous systems in these clients have indeed been hijacked and rewired so that binging has become the new normal. This results not only in compulsive behaviors but also relentless shame and loss of hope that things can or will ever feel different.
In this presentation, the presenter team will discuss how to educate clients on what’s happening in the brain, body and gut. The importance of attaining distance from the urge by reducing emotional flooding and refocusing during the urge itself will be explored, illustrating how these interventions can reduce shame and give clients a renewed sense of hope in recovery. Both the therapist and the dietitian presenters will instruct and demonstrate practical steps that clinicians can incorporate into their practices to help clients “rewire” the brain and gut. These dual interventions that integrate both therapy and nutrition tools with a singular purpose of rewiring the brain to create new neural pathways will emphasize the synergistic power of the multi-disciplinary treatment team to guide clients to full recovery.
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