Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders hosts continuing education workshop Oct. 25

Press release from the Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders:

Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders is proud to host Dr. Linda Bacon for Nurturing Body Respect: The Facts, Fictions, and Clinical Path, an evidence-based alternative to weight-focused care.

Dieting is often a precursor to disordered eating (i.e., body image, food, and exercise concerns/behaviors). Disordered eating, for individuals with the genetic and biological predisposition, is frequently a precursor to eating disorders. Switching the focus from dieting to nourishment and improving body esteem offers an inclusive, harm-free alternative. In her provocative workshop, Dr. Bacon will challenge the assumptions of a health agenda based on thinness as a goal and dietary control as the answer.

“Health care practitioners are at a challenging crossroad,” says Bacon. “Many are noticing that despite all the attention to weight, patients aren’t getting thinner, and are aware of the well-established finding that only a small percentage of people maintain weight loss over the long run. Discomfort with these conversations sets up a divide between clinicians and clients and leads clients to fear and avoid health care. In this workshop, we’ll reconcile those challenges. Participants will gain confidence to address weight concerns more effectively and empower individuals of all sizes to live healthier lives.”

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 12:30-5 p.m.
Location:  Folk Art Center Auditorium, Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville NC
Registration:  Advance registration only; no on-site tickets. Ticket sales end 10/23/18 at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Simone Seitz at or 828-337-4685.

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