Understanding Emotional Eating for Health Professionals

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Emotional eating is part of normal eating, yet when it becomes habitual, can lead to significant physical and emotional distress and sometimes an eating disorder. Learn more about how mindfulness can be used as a bridge to a healthier relationship with food, one that is based on optimizing one’s autonomy and competence of eating.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn to describe the difference between "normal" emotional eating and emotional eating that involves eating pathology
  2. Apply mindfulness based strategies that help improve one’s relationship with food through the lens of Self Determination Theory.

Understanding Emotional Eating for Health Professionals

Presented by Kari Anderson, DBH, LCMHC, CEDS-S

Presented April 10 and 17, 2018

Kari Anderson

Having struggled with binge eating and weight stigma herself, Kari’s professional career has a personal passion driving it. She has been working with eating disorders for 25 years, with particular emphasis on Binge Eating Disorder. Kari has the unique ability to lead organizational teams and at the same time connect with individuals on a very real and compassionate level. Often referred to as someone who “gets it” by participants, she creates a safe environment.

Kari earned her Doctorate of Behavioral Health with her research project The Mindful Eating Cycle: Treatment for Binge Eating Disorderat Arizona State University in 2012. Co-creator of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Program, Kari also co-authored the acclaimed book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating: A Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food and Your Body.

Kari is the Executive Director at Green Mountain at Fox Runand the Women’s Center for Binge and Emotional Eating.

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