CE Workshop | Scientific Research on Yoga and Eating Disorder Prevention and Recovery

June 28, 2023

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About This Event

In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical health conditions that can affect people of all genders, ages, race and ethnicities, body shapes, and weights. There is a credible scientific rationale for the potential benefit of yoga practices in preventing and treating eating disorders.

This webinar is hosted by Sat Bir Khalsa, Yoga Alliance’s Director of Yoga Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Special guest speakers include yoga researcher Catherine Cook-Cottone, a Professor of Counselling at the University of Buffalo, and yoga teacher and therapist Chelsea Roff, the Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive. During this session we’ll explore the published research on studies demonstrating the efficacy of yoga for eating disorders and hear real life experiences of the characteristics and challenges of applying yoga for eating disorders.

Join us for this informative discussion. You’ll learn:

  • The definition, prevalence, and characteristics of eating disorders
  • How yoga practices are relevant for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders
  • The important published research findings supporting the use of yoga for eating disorders
  • The characteristics of the application of yoga practices for eating disorders

About the Presenters

Chelsea Roff is the Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive, a nonprofit organization that helps people overcome eating disorders. A yoga therapist, educator, and research collaborator, she has spent over a decade working to develop, deliver, and conduct research on yoga programs for people with eating disorders.

Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, C-IAYT is a Psychologist, Certified Yoga Therapist, and Professor at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), specializing in embodied self- regulation, trauma, and psychosocial disorders. She researches embodiment, trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga curricula and interventions, and mindful self-care. In 2019, she received the American Psychological Association’s presidential citation for service. She is Co-Editor in Chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention and has published ten books and over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.

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