National Eating Disorders Association

Thursday, February 27, 2020
12-4:30 pm
312 Haywood Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28806

CRC for ED Hosts the 13th Annual HEAL Conference takes place during #NEDAwarenessWeek (the last week of February), and in 2020 we are adding one of our #NEDAwareness Week events to the HEAL Conference for a special 1/2 day session. So special… as in Dr. Anita Johnston, author of Eating by the Light of the Moon!! Attendees will be able to register for Dr. Johnston’s workshop only, for the HEAL Conference only, and for both days. Check out the information and register soon… space is limited and we will sell out!
*Thursday, February 27, 2020
*11:15 am – Noon — Check-in, Sponsor Exhibitors, and Networking
*Noon – 4 pm — Body Talk: Using Storytelling & Metaphor to Understand & Treat Body Image Distress (4 CEs)
*This session is appropriate for clinicians and the general public
About the workshop:
Once an esoteric psychological concept, body image is now a household word, in part due to the ever-expanding role of the mass media in promoting unreasonably thin bodies as the standard of beauty. In eating disorder recovery, body image issues are often the first to show up and the last to leave. More often than not, a weight loss diet is the precursor to an eating disorder, and sometimes long after disordered eating behaviors subside, the struggle with body image remains. This presentation shows how to use metaphoric language to shift the focus away from how we look to how we see, to recognize the deeper meaning beneath the struggle, and to find
freedom from body image distress.Please join us as and workshop sponsors Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Tapestry, and Transcend ED as we welcome Dr. Anita Johnston to #WNC!

About Dr. Johnston:
Anita Johnston, Ph.D, CEDS, clinical psychologist and iaedp certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor, is the Clinical Director of Ai Pono Hawaii Eating Disorders Residential Treatment Programs in Maui and Honolulu and the Executive Director of Eating Disorder Programming for the Integrative Life Center in Nashville,Tennessee. She is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages, author of several professional articles and book chapters, and the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive e-course and online “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon. A pioneer in the field, Dr. Johnston has been working with women’s issues and eating difficulties for over thirty-five years. She founded the Anorexia &Bulimia Center of Hawaii in 1982 and Ai Pono, the first free-standing eating disorders IOP in the country in 2001. She is currently Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Hawaii, which has an eating disorders residential treatment facility on the island of Maui and out-patient treatment programs in Honolulu and the Big Island of Hawaii. She provides individual consultations online and conducts workshops and professional training around the world, using metaphor and storytelling, along with her training as a clinical psychologist, to address the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, weight, and body image.

#CRCforED #edawareness #edrecovery #disorderedeatingawareness #HEAL2020 #EatingintheLightoftheMoon #bodyimage #anitajohnston

Simone Seitz

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