5 Week Mindful Eating Meal Support Series

  • posted by Marci Evans
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017


    Is working on your relationship with food a part of your goals for 2017?

    Marci RD Nutrition is offering a 5-week meal support series with

    eating disorder and Intuitive Eating expert Sarah Patten. Details below!

     

    Who should consider participating?

    Anyone actively working on their eating disorder recovery as well as those focused on improving their relationship with food, re-learning their body's hunger and fullness cues, and developing self-trust around consuming challenging or “forbidden” foods. Participants must be appropriate for an outpatient level of care and must be working with an individual therapist and dietitian.

    Groups will be led by Sarah Patten, a registered dietitian, eating disorder expert, and Intuitive Eating specialist with Marci RD Nutrition.

    What we offer:

    A five-week meal support series focused on consuming adequate and challenging meals in a supportive group environment.

    Our first group will consist of introductions, an orientation to the keys of effective exposures, as well as personalized goal setting. YOU decide how to best utilize exposures in the groups to follow. The remaining four weeks will consist of mindfulness based eating exercises, dining together as a group, and post-meal processing.

    When will the group be held?

    Tuesday evenings from 7-8:15pm; 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21 and 2/28 (we will skip Tuesday, 2/14)

    Where we will meet:

    Marci RD Nutrition Counseling Office

    22 Hilliard St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    1st floor, door on the right

    Why join our group?

    Exposure to challenging meals in a supportive environment fosters greater self-trust while decreasing fear and anxiety over time. Food avoidance is a big risk factor for relapse and can hold one back from making peace with food once and for all. This group will help you to become more confident in your ability to feed yourself in an adequate, varied, and enjoyable way.

    Cost:

    $225 total ($45/group x5 weeks)

     

    In addition to the weekly support from Sarah and the other group members, you will leave this group with a toolbox of resources to take with you!

    Important registration information:

    Group size is limited to 6 participants. Contact Sarah at Sarah@MarciRD.com to reserve your spot. Your spot will be officially reserved once payment is received in full. Registering for the full series is required. We will not accept partial registration.

     

 

 

Healing the Hate: A Better Body Image in the New Year

  • posted by Marci Evans
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 

I originally wrote this video blog for Recovery Warriors which is a phenomenal community and resource for anyone looking for additional support in their eating disorder recovery. But you don't have to have an eating disorder to have crappy body image. So if you'd like to feel better about your body, this one's for you.

Key Point: You cannot talk your way to better body image. If you treat yourself with hate you will continue to feel hate towards your body. In this video blog I share with you the why and the how to improve your body image through actionable steps.

After you view this video blog, I hope you will share what you plan to start doing that feels good to your body. What action step or steps will you start making today?