Food for Thought Summer 2018: Mental Health

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Food for Thought Summer 2018: Mental Health


  • Integrating Mindfulness into Mental Health Treatment, Sharon Theroux, Ph.D.
  • Weaving Mindfulness into Psychotherapy, Alice Rosen, MS Ed, LMHC
  • Improve Psychological Well-Being Through Mindfulness, Cecilia Clementi, Ph.D., Psych D
  • Meditation on the Three Levels of Experience, Cecilia Clementi, Ph.D., Psych D

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About this issue

This edition of Food For Thought will help professionals understand the many mental health issues that contribute to unhealthy eating patterns.

The lead article, “Integrating Mindfulness in Mental Health Treatment,” was written by Sharon Theroux, PhD, licensed psychologist, certified MBSR instructor, and Treasurer of the Center for Mindful Eating (TCME). Intended for professionals, this article will help you identify mental health issues in your clients, as well as recommend mindfulness-based interventions. She emphasizes the importance of a team approach when treating individuals with mental health issues.

The educational handout, “How to improve psychological well-being through mindfulness,” was written by Cecilia Clemente, PhD, a clinical and health psychologist, psychotherapist, and instructor of mindfulness-based programs. This handout offers your clients mindful recommendations to use whenever distressing thoughts arise that can lead to feelings of depression or anxiety.

Alice Rosen, LMHC, a therapist and founder of The No-Diet and Self-Led Eating Workshops and The Conscious Cafe, offers the practice article, “Weaving Mindfulness into Psychotherapy,” where she shares her expertise with clients who are averse to exploring difficult thoughts, emotions, and body sensations.

The final offering, “Meditation on the three levels of experience” is a beautifully written practice by Cecilia Clemente, PhD. Use it on a regular basis to bring yourself back to the present moment when faced with unpleasant thought or emotions.