2. Universal truths: What they are & what they mean
3. Identify and explore three universal truths ( Forgiveness, Acceptance vs Judgement, Responsibility & Accountability) following these guidelines:
A. Definition of each specific truth
B. Brief Discussion
C. Experiential exercise
D. Processing of experience
E. Exploration of creative coping skills based on each of the 3 univeral truths
F. Sharing from 3 recovered pts expressing the relevance of a truth or principle in their own therapeutic growth ( each take particular truth we invite them to present through video, audio or written expression)
G. Processing and conclusions
This workshop introduces a format that can serve as a springboard for growth for individuals with eating disorders. At the core of this format are universal truths such as forgiveness, peace, hope, and others. These elements provide a container from which to develop and facilitate expression, discovery and transformation. Therapeutic reflections and expressive sharing from former patients who are now recovered, will demonstrate evidence of the power of this format in their recovery and beyond. Interventions that can help patients discover the spiritual sustenance to connect mind, body and spirit and transform eating disordered behaviors into movement toward a healthy recovery, will be identified. Teaching methods will include didactic lecture, collaborative discussion and experiential exercises.
Susan Kleinman, MA, ADTR, NCC, is dance/movement therapist for residential and outpatient services at The Renfrew Center of Florida. Ms. Kleinman is a trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation, a past president of the American Dance Therapy Association and a past Chair of The National Coalition for Creative Arts Therapies. She is a co- editor of The Renfrew Center Foundation’s Healing Through Relationship Series, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.
Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD is a psychologist who specializes in treating women with eating disorders. She is the National Training Manager of the Renfrew Center. She has presented at numerous national conferences and internationally in both Russia and Uganda. She provides workshops and trainings on eating disorders and the mind-body-spirit connection in treatment and has been featured in such publications as Elle and In Touch magazines, the Palm Beach Post, and the Associated Press. She also has a private practice in Miami, Florida.