Many of us understand the role that illogical thoughts and distorted cognitions playa role in contributing to eating disorders and body image disturbances. What a client thinks about themselves and their body is a common point of focus in much of the therapeutic inquiry. The cognitive piece is incomplete, however, if we do not also become curious about how the client inhabits their body, and why.
This workshop will explore the role of exploring embodiment in eating disorder etiology and recovery. The ways our clients exist within their own body reveals a rich narrative that sheds insight into their trauma history, their nervous system, and their survival adaptations that simply can not be discovered using cognitive interventions. We will discuss and define embodiment and somatic work, and explore biological, sociological, and psychological (bio/psycho/social) aspects of how our relationship with embodiment both contributes to and reenforces the eating disorder behaviors our clients are trying to change.
Attendees of this workshop will both learn how embodiment plays a role in the creation of the eating disorder and establish how embodiment is a critical and often neglected component of treating the eating disorder. Experiential and didactic interventions that bring the concept of embodiment into ED recovery and into session with a client will be demonstrated.
Recorded on 6th June 2022
About the Speaker
Becca Clegg is an Atlanta, Georgia based psychotherapist, author and speaker specializing in the treatment of women in recovery from eating disorders & body image issues. She is also a certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor (CEDS-S) through iaedp, The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and dedicates part of her practice to training new clinicians in the field of eating disorder treatment as they pursue specialist certification.
Becca is the Clinical Director of Authentic Living; a private practice specializing in the treatment of women in recovery from eating disorders & body image issues. In addition to her clinical practice, Becca is also a writer and speaker, and presents nationally, educating families, clients and clinicians on the treatment of trauma, eating disorders and body image issues. She is the author of the book, Ending the Diet Mindset: Reclaim a Balanced Relationship with Food & Body Image, and the host of The Inner Alchemy Podcast, which educates its listeners on the vast array of healing modalities available for self-development and recovery. She holds workshops and retreats, and offers online programs for both clients and professionals, all of which can be found on her website, www.rebeccaclegg.com
CPD & CE credits available: 6
NBCC Credits: 6
How do I receive these credits? The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this. The post-test is included in the price of the training.
Does my regulatory body accept the credits? The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.
Our trainings are accredited by:
- The CPD Group, London
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
- Australian Counselling Association