We are pleased to kick off the new year with a presentation from Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, FAED, CEDS, entitled “Recipe for Recovery: Healing the Shame/Trauma Binge Eating Cycle,” sponsored by the Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida (EDNCF). The EDNCF is a multi-disciplinary group of health and medical professionals dedicated to providing quality treatment to individuals and families suffering from eating disorders. The network is committed to increasing professional and community awareness to allow for early detection and intervention and strive to promote peer support and professional development.

Join Dr. Oliver-Pyatt as she discusses the role of shame and trauma in the development of binge eating as an adaptive survival mechanism. Shame often originates from interpersonal needs not being met or a history of fractures in the interpersonal bridges of human-to-human contact. Wendy will answer the question of how to help individuals with binge eating disorder heal from the inside out.

Participants will identify the six basic interpersonal needs of all individuals, expand their view of trauma, recognize how size discrimination, personality, and an absence of secure self-objects leads to fragmentation of the self and an increased need for reliance on food versus people as a source of strength, comfort, and soothing, and gain a foundation for helping individuals recover by applying principles of acceptance, mindful eating, and self-psychology.

The event will be held at Florida Hospital, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2800 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida on January 10, 2014 from 9:00am – 11:00am. Please RSVP to EDNCF’s Alice Baker here.

Oliver-Pyatt Centers is grounded in mindfulness and the belief that each person has the capacity for a mindful relationship with food and their body. Present in every aspect of our program, this philosophy encompasses nutrition and eating, as well as movement, with an emphasis on becoming free from negative habits, behaviors and rigidity. We work from a place of empathy and wisdom, using a medically grounded, psychologically gentle approach.

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