Background: Combining research and clinical knowledge with the clients’ perspective, this unique presentation explores what it means to fall into an eating disorder—and how to be brave, embrace vulnerability, and rise strong in life after. Experiential activities based on the work of Brenè Brown, LMSW, PhD, will be provided.
Objectives: 1. Identify five truths about how the eating disorder and related conditions show up in clients’ lives. 2. Describe what Dr. Brown’s “Shitty First Draft” (SFD) means and how it relates to the eating disorder story. 3. Describe two steps that can help clients to turn process into practice.
The Backstory: how the eating disorder and related conditions show up in our clients’ lives (0–15 minutes)
Myths vs. facts
Owning the Eating Disorder Story
The Reckoning. (15–40 minutes)
Coming to terms with the truth about who we were before ED and related conditions
Identifying the “fall”
Signs and symptoms of a “fall”
Knowing why the eating disorder behaviors made sense
The Rumble (40 - 70minutes)
SFD – and why ED loves that story
Rumbling with shame & blame, and grief
The Revolution (70 - 105 minutes)
Owning our story
How values light the way
The anatomy of trust
Turning process into practice
Question & Answer (105 - 120 minutes)
Jennifer Lombardi is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate and a National Recovery Advocate for Eating Recovery Center. Previously, she served as Executive Director for three years and as Chief Admissions Officer for more than five years at ERC California. Jennifer is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice at Empathic Way Treatment Center in Rocklin, California. She provides individual, couples and family counseling to those struggling with eating disorders, mood disorders and trauma. Recovered from anorexia herself, Jennifer lectures extensively on the topics of eating disorders, exercise compulsion, and body image issues to patients and professionals.
A National Recovery Advocate of Eating Recovery Center’s Family Institute, Jenni Schaefer is a bestselling author and internationally known speaker. She has appeared on shows like Today and Dr. Oz, as well as in publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times. Jenni’s books include Goodbye Ed, Hello Me and her latest with Harvard Medical School, Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? Her first book, Life Without Ed, which launched her as a leading light in the recovery movement, has been released in a tenth anniversary edition and audiobook. Visit JenniSchaefer.com.