When: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm, starting October 6
Where: Offered by secure, ZOOM video conference
Cost: (sessions paid one month in advance, no refunds for missed sessions)
Clients in therapy at Non-Dieting Health: $25/session
Clients not in therapy at Non-Dieting Health: $40/session
Facilitated by: Alison Ross, LMFT
This is an ongoing, weekly group. When you register, your credit card will be charged for the first month's sessions. There are no refunds for missed sessions. To discontinue the group, send an email to email@example.com no less than five days before the first of the next month.
We're often told that we should love our bodies. It's great advice because body image struggles cause disordered eating patterns, and contribute to confidence, relationship, and health problems. Loving your body is definitely a health strategy. But how? How do we love our bodies? Especially when we've been told in a million ways that our bodies are flawed and that we can't trust our appetites. This weekly ZOOM group, facilitated by eating and body image expert, Alison Ross, addresses the "how." It's a hybrid between an enlightening class, where you will learn how to love your body and heal your relationship with food, and a mind-body connecting experience where you will establish a loving relationship with yourself.
Each week, Alison and her expert guests will teach mind-body connecting activities and cover relevant topics, including mindset change, emotion and eating regulation skills, weight-neutral self-nourishing, non-dieting, and body positivity. Join this supportive, enlightening weekly group for support to overcome disordered eating patterns and develop a positive body image.
Dress comfortably and bring a notebook or journal to each session. Participation is limited. Click the Register button below to save your spot. Have questions about the class? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you bring stress to the table when it's time to eat? Many of us do. We race through the day, checking off our to-do lists, and eating on the run. We take our emotional-stress to the cupboard for relief. And many of us, stuck in the diet-mentality, feel anxiety about the food itself. We eat while a voice in our head anxiously chatters, "I shouldn't be eating this."
As it turns out, being in fight-and-flight mode while eating affects how you metabolize your food. A fascinating study at Ohio State University found that when their participants ate while stressed, they metabolized their food less efficiently, which could increase fat storage. And their bodies generated more inflammation and plaque buildup, even when eating healthier foods. (1) The finding reveals that eating when stressed can increase weight and set us up for heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. We watch what we eat because we think it will make us healthier and perhaps thinner. But this study reveals that anxiously watching what you eat doesn't achieve that at all. It's another reason I don't recommend dieting.
Hi. I’m Alison Ross, founder of Non-Dieting Health in Agoura Hills, California. I’m a licensed psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner specializing in eating and body image. My favorite things are my family, my dogs, yoga and working with my clients.
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