EMBODIED RECOVERY is a new model of treatment for disordered eating that is designed to support a paradigm shift emerging in the field of eating disorder treatment. Our somato-psycho-social model expands beyond the current bio-psycho-social model to include the role of the body as the missing link to effective treatment for disordered eating. Our core principles address the intersection between somatic organization, the subjective experience of self, and our basic human need for attachment/bonding and protective defenses. The science behind the training is supported by the contributions of pioneers such as Peter Levine, Dan Seigel, Stephen Porges, Pat Ogden, Bonnie Bainbridge, and Allan Schore.
This course provides 18 hours of course time and is designed for professionals who are currently working with clients who have eating disorders. Practitioners will have an opportunity to expand their own level of embodiment, gain skills in co-regulation, and expand their knowledge of somatic interventions that work directly with the attachment and regulatory systems driving disordered eating behaviors.
LEVEL ONE training will introduce participants to the following:
- Scientific and theoretical rationale to support the shift from a bio-psycho-social model to somato-psycho-social model.
- Skills to support the body as a “resource” in recovery rather than an “obstacle” to recovery.
- Expanded awareness about the role of our physiology in attachment, defense, emotional regulation, memory consolidation, and eating disorder symptoms.
- Tools to understand the language of the body and shift the focus away from “what clients say about the body” to “what the body is saying”.
- A new definition of “eating disorder recovery” as an experience of embodiment rather than the absence/reduction of eating disorder symptoms.
The curriculum uses lecture, experiential practice, and case reviews in addition to movement and breath practices.
To register for an EMBODIED RECOVERY 2018 training go to www.embodiedrecovery.org