Alumni Events

From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion in Eating Disorder Recovery

From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion in Eating Disorder Recovery

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)

Free | Interactive Webinar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)

Presented by: Chelsea Darida, MSW, LCSW - Primary Therapist & Alumni Representative, The Renfrew Center

Held Online

Self-compassion is simply the process of turning compassion inward. Many of us may find it easy to be compassionate to others, but difficult to extend that same compassion towards ourselves. We may resort instead to self-criticism or self-doubt.

This webinar will explore the concept of self-compassion and its three key elements: self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness. Attendees will learn why self-compassion is so significant in eating disorder recovery and leave with everyday strategies to practice and incorporate self-compassion into their own recovery. These tools will include mindfulness, listening to emotional needs and building upon natural strengths to continue the recovery journey.

About the Presenter

Chelsea Darida, MSW, LCSW, is a Primary Therapist and the Alumni Representative for The Renfrew Center of Charlotte. Chelsea has worked in her role as Primary Therapist for almost two years and facilities individual, family and group therapy sessions as well as trauma programming and A-Stage groups. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an undergraduate minor and personal interest in Women’s and Gender Studies. Chelsea has experience working with various eating disorder presentations (restriction, bingeing, purging, over-exercising, ARFID, orthorexia, etc), body image concerns, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation. With additional experience working with individuals with complex trauma in previous professional roles, Chelsea works to incorporate her knowledge of trauma-informed care into her treatment of eating disorders.

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