Nourishing the Soul: Exploring the mind-body-spirit connection in Eating Disorder Recovery

1.5 CE Hours

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While most treatment providers prioritize their care to address the identified client’s medical, emotional, and mental health, spiritual health is often overlooked. This presentation explores eating disorder recovery from a whole person perspective, viewing the client as an integration of body, mind, and spirit. Eating disorders can deeply wound a person’s spirit and leave a dark hole of hopelessness. A strong sense of identity, meaning, and purpose are all core elements of a nurtured spirit that are lost to an eating disorder. Without a strong sense of self, an eating disorder can dominate the body and mind by first conquering the spirit. Participants will have the opportunity to examine their own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs around spirituality, while gaining insight into the mind-body-spirit connection. Core competencies consistent with the ACA Code of Ethics will be addressed such as culture and worldview; counselor self-awareness; human and spiritual development; communication; assessment; diagnosis and treatment. Embracing a multicultural approach, spiritual care as a source of client empowerment will be examined and cited as a reliable treatment intervention to not only support and bolster physical, mental, and emotional healing, but also as an important part providing hope in recovery. 

Educational Objectives:

Following this presentation, participants will be able to

  • Describe the integration of mind, body, and spirit.   
  • Identify ways that spiritual care can promote and support mind and body recovery from an eating disorder. 
  • Utilize interventions with their clients to assist them in cultivating their spiritual health.  

Available Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 clinical continuing education credits.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive 1.5 continuing professional education units (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6815 Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Eating Recovery Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Eating Recovery Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0232.

All Eating Recovery Center, LLC sponsored educational activities are presented in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Wendy Foulds Mathes at [email protected].

Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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