We’re a culture preoccupied with dieting and devoted to maintaining unrealistic ideals of how we should look. Our confusion and shame about our weight and size can make us lose touch with our innate wisdom about what our bodies need. Internal Family Systems (IFS) offers an alternative to our endless quest for the “right” diet and exercise plan. Through meditations and experiential exercises, you’ll discover how to identify the life experiences and extreme beliefs that can be obstacles on the path to healing and self-acceptance. Learn how to:
- Use IFS in sessions to help connect with the parts of ourselves that carry painful and extreme beliefs about food and our bodies
- Recognize the biases regarding weight and body shape/size that shape the way we assess and treat our clients
- Help our clients shift from parts-driven to Self-led relationships with food and the body
- Develop self-led eating practices to incorporate into a more balanced and effective personal wellness plan
Jeanne Catanzaro, PhD, is an author and clinical psychologist, who’s worked with eating disorders and trauma for 25 years. Elizabeth Doyne, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who’s been in private practice for over 35 years, working with individuals and couples.