Eating in Peace
A Virtual Group for Healing Your Relationship with Food
Changing your relationship with food is not about willpower or the latest new diet.
It’s about increasing awareness about self, natural human needs
and the nature of food in partially fulfilling your needs.
What It Is:
A virtual therapy group designed to help you move from emotional or
mindless eating through compassion and awareness to a healthy relationship with food and your body. Participants will be encouraged to explore myths related to eating, body size, and weight loss as well as their personal narratives regarding food and their bodies. You will learn to understand and resolve the ambivalence that you feel when eating and how to put food in it's proper place (comfort and nutrition). Finally, you will be introduced to specific strategies which, when practiced, will result in new thoughts, feelings and behaviors related to eating that produce a sense of confidence versus restriction.
What it isn’t:
Another set up for failure through the latest diet or weight loss program
~ Myths about food and dieting
~ Understanding why diets don’t work
~ How early narrative affects emotional eating
~ Increasing mindful eating
~ Understanding and resolving ambivalence
Cost: $60.00 per session (includes complimentary workbook)
Time: Every Thursday from 11:00-12:15, beginning January 14th
Platform: Zoom, link provided upon registration
*An Intake Interview with the leader is required prior to joining
**This group is not recommended for individuals with diagnoseable eating disorders
About the leader: Dr. Linda Buchanan founded Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders in 1993 which was acquired by Walden Behavioral Care in 2017. She has over 30 years of experience leading groups and is an author, blogger and international speaker. She has written a book and workbook on dealing with ambivalence, a workbook on re-writing narratives and her newest one, Eating in Peace for developing a healthy relationship with food. Dr. Buchanan served as a reviewer for the American Psychological Association guidelines for treating eating disorders and has published two chapters on her model of treatment of eating disorders which have been used as texts in doctoral programs for Clinical Psychology students.
Do you feel both comforted and guilty when eating?
Do you feel like food has too much control over you?
Do you seem to be thinking about food all the time?
Have you tried lots of diets which work at first but eventually fail?
Do you often make and break promises to eat better?
Feel stuck but don’t understand why?