Using The Body To Heal The Mind: A Case For The Use of Somatic Interventions in the Treatment of Eating Disorders - Rebecca Clegg

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Eating disorders are complex and multifaceted, involving the mind, the body, and the soul. In this session, we will explore why and
how involving somatic and “bottom-up” approaches to healing is extremely beneficial when treating eating disorders based on a trauma and polyvagal theory informed model of recovery.

We will begin with a general overview of somatic therapy and expand on how a bottom-up approach differs from traditional cognitive or “talk” (bottom-down) psychotherapy. In exploring the efficacy of a bottom-up approach for the treatment of eating disorders, we will unpack the role that trauma plays in eating disorder behaviors and how somatic interventions are a valuable addition to addressing the trauma (and subsequent nervous system or embodied) beneath the behavior.

We will discuss case studies where somatic interventions are applied to eating disorder behaviors as well as demonstrate experientially specific interventions that can be used in session with clients. This session will provide multiple somatic interventions attendees can begin to implement with clients as soon as they return to the office.

TRAINING information

Eating disorders are complex and multifaceted, involving the mind, the body, and the soul. In this session, we will explore why and
how involving somatic and “bottom-up” approaches to healing is extremely beneficial when treating eating disorders based on a trauma and polyvagal theory informed model of recovery.

We will begin with a general overview of somatic therapy and expand on how a bottom-up approach differs from traditional cognitive or “talk” (bottom-down) psychotherapy. In exploring the efficacy of a bottom-up approach for the treatment of eating disorders, we will unpack the role that trauma plays in eating disorder behaviors and how somatic interventions are a valuable addition to addressing the trauma (and subsequent nervous system or embodied) beneath the behavior.

We will discuss case studies where somatic interventions are applied to eating disorder behaviors as well as demonstrate experientially specific interventions that can be used in session with clients. This session will provide multiple somatic interventions attendees can begin to implement with clients as soon as they return to the office.

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of somatic therapies and the concept of “bottom up” healing
  • Establish why this approach is important in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma
  • Provide overview of multiple somatic interventions attendees can begin to implement with ED client
  • Provide case study that exemplifies somatic intervention

About Rebecca

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

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NBCC Hours: 1.5

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