Eating Disorder Recovery using Imagery as a Complimentary Tool
Laurelee Roark, MA, CCHT
Thursday, September 17, 2020
4 to 5 pm PST
In this webinar we will learn the components of eating disorders and its recovery. Consider that eating disorders come from a profound place of strength, not weakness. Using imagery, we can lead a person to honor and respect the eating disorder as a way they devised early in life, for taking care of themselves. Learning how to have trust and faith that there is a very good reason for the disorder is an important part of the recovery. Recovery lies in creating compassion for the struggle and learning gratitude for how the eating disorder has helped the person survive.
Using imagery is an ideal way to get at the source of the disorder, let go of shame, self-judgment, self-hatred and turn to acceptance, respect and love. Imagery is a powerful tool because it allows the person to go inside of themselves to understand how and why they originally made the decision of self-preservation and how it is no longer working for them anymore.
1 Contact Hour is approved as follows:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #16504) for 1 Contact Hour. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approval #138749
FREE II Members (No CE)
$10 II Members with CE
$20 Non-Members, No CE
$30 Non-Members with CE
No refund for cancellations.
Learning Objectives for CE:
- Define Eating Disorders and how they are related to body hatred.
- Explore some components of recovery.
- Examine how people with Eating Disorders are specifically helped by imagery.
Laurelee Roark, M.A., CCHT has worked in the field of eating disorders and body image disturbances since 1985. Her groundbreaking approach has been featured in national newspapers, magazines, TV and radio shows. Her specialty is helping those who are struggling with issues related to body image, disordered eating, trauma, grief, anxiety, or major life changes. She is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist who supports people on their journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Laurelee is the co-founder of the non-profit organization, Beyond Hunger, www.beyondhunger.org. She has co-written with Carol Normandi two books on the subject of eating disorders and severe body hatred, It's Not About Food, End Your Obsession With Food and Weight, 2010 Penquin Putnam, NY, NY and "Over It, A Teens Guide to Getting Beyond Obsessions with Food And Weight, 2005 New World Library, Novato, CA and "The Body Love Cards, Meditation Cards to Inspire Body Love and Intuitive Wisdom" as well as a personal memoir about her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, Your Name Is Edith, A Mother’s Daughter Love Story.
She also hosts the "Its Not About Food" podcast on Sound Cloud, interviewing a wide variety of people on how to recover from disordered eating and body hatred by learning how to love and accept the body they have; re-learn how to eat intuitively and to know how to take care of their emotions.