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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Professional Webinar Re-broadcast: Managing the Moment - Using Mindfulness in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

January 20, 2021

 Managing the Moment:
Using Mindfulness in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Presented by: Ashley Vicari, NCC, LPC
Professional Relations Representative, The Renfrew Center of Nashville

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)    

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)    

Many individuals, regardless of age or status in life, struggle to pause and embrace the present moment—whether at work, at school, with family, or with friends. For eating disorder clients, anchoring into their surroundings and current state can be an overwhelming challenge. That challenge is worth taking – the practice of mindfulness can ultimately overcome the eating disorder ‘voice,' even at its strongest.

This presentation will explore how mindfulness changes and re-wires the brain, providing significant benefits for those in recovery. Evidence-based mindfulness practices will be highlighted and demonstrated so that attendees can acquire and adapt mindfulness skills and tools in their existing treatment protocols.   

About the Presenter:

Ashley Vicari, NCC, LPC, is the Professional Relations Representative for The Renfrew Center of Nashville. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Trevecca University, and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and EMDR. Her experiences in environments focusing on attachment and trauma have allowed her to dig deep into the world of mindfulness, assisting clients in recognizing their ability to nonjudgmentally sit with their present emotions, increase awareness and develop appropriate coping skills. Joining Renfrew in 2017, Ms. Vicari previously served as a Primary Therapist for the Nashville site before transitioning to her new role where she connects with providers in the community. She is a member of the TLPCA (Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association), NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) and EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association).

*Note: This is a re-broadcast and not a live presentation. Questions can be submitted during the webinar and will be responded to within 24-48 hours. 

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