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Springing Toward Recovery: Navigating the Spring Holidays

Springing Toward Recovery: Navigating the Spring Holidays

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)

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

Presented by: Sarah Bateman, LCSW - Liaison to the Jewish Community, The Renfrew Center

Held Online

Spring brings with it hope and blossoms, along with holy seasons of three different religions! Easter, Passover, and Ramadan can be opportunities to celebrate with others, build new memories, and deepen spiritual beliefs. But they can also be a triggering time for individuals struggling with eating disorders, as they might include more restrictive food rules, fasting practices, or be highly centered around preparing food and eating it in front of others.

This webinar will discuss these three religious festivals, and how to navigate them, including when deviating from “normal” customs to support and sustain recovery. These holidays may offer participants a time for reflection, building emotional tolerance skills, and perhaps using faith as a motivation for recovery.

About the Presenter

Sarah Bateman, LCSW is a psychotherapist who specializes in eating disorders, as well as depression and anxiety. In addition to her work in private practice, she is the Renfrew Center’s liaison to the Jewish community where she works to ensure that Jewish individuals with eating disorders receive culturally sensitive treatment and that their unique religious needs are met. Ms. Bateman has a private practice with offices in New York and New Jersey, provides training for professionals and lectures in schools while working to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders in the Jewish community.

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