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The Self-Compassion Diet: Hypnosis for Everyday Eating Issues

Nov 07, 2011 03:00pm -
Nov 07, 2011 05:00pm

Event Description

Jean Fain, MSW, LICSW, instructor

When it comes to weight loss, many hypnotherapists know that hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are a winning combination. But most don’t think to add self-compassion and mindfulness practices into the therapeutic mix. Why would they? Researchers interested in eating issues have only recently turned a scientific eye on these ancient attention-focusing practices. Plus, most clinician’s haven’t had a chance to survey the scientific literature, let alone translate the exciting findings on loving-kindness and mindful-eating practices into trance work. This workshop offers participants the chance to survey the research on hypnosis, self-compassion and mindfulness, and then learn a best-of-all-worlds’ approach to everyday eating issues, from yo-yo dieting to compulsive overeating. Based on Jean Fain’s upcoming book, “The Self-Compassion Diet”, the workshop will not only present this multi-modal weight-loss approach, it’ll make the case for teaching clients with the range of eating issues how to cultivate self-compassion. Depending on the group’s preference, time will be allotted for general discussion, case presentations/consultations and/or a group trance experience.

Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Make the case for teaching clients with eating issues how to cultivate self-compassion
  • Cite the best hypnotic weight-loss studies as well as other key research on eating issues
  • Translate tried-and-true self-compassion/mindfulness practices into hypnotic trances

Program Code: HP42
2 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, West Roxbury/Boston

Jean Fain, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and a Teaching Associate in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. There, she teaches hypnosis and behavioral medicine, and supervises new therapists. In her Concord, Mass., private practice, she specializes in everyday eating issues. A veteran journalist, she’s been writing health and fitness features for newspapers (from the Boston Globe to the LA Times) and magazines (O: The Oprah Magazine, Shape, Self…) for three decades. “The Self-Compassion Diet” (Sounds True, January 2011) is both a book and a two-CD set.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Health Psychology & Medicine
Early registration ends on Aug 03, 2011.
Regular registration starts on Aug 04, 2011 and ends on Oct 27, 2011.
Late registration starts on Oct 28, 2011.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 The Self-Compassion Diet: Hypnosis for Everyday Eating Issues (HP42)
Member Fee: $45.00$45.00$45.00
Non-Member Fee: $45.00$45.00$45.00

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