E Abramson, PhD – Overcoming Emotional Eating


E Abramson, PhD – Overcoming Emotional Eating

E Abramson, PhD – Overcoming Emotional Eating

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E Abramson, PhD – Overcoming Emotional Eating

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E Abramson, PhD - Overcoming Emotional Eating

E Abramson, PhD – Overcoming Emotional Eating

NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

Discover the “secrets” that make it difficult for your clients to resist tempting foods. Learn strategies for overcoming emotional eating, so that your clients will be able to break free from self-defeating patterns.

Putting a stop to emotional eating will help your clients fnally lose weight for good and end the cycle of dieting and unnecessary eating which is followed by guilt and self recrimination.

Distinguish between emotional eating and eating for other reasons
Identify the role of emotional eating in dieting failure, bulimia nervosa, and anorexia nervosa
List six possible causes of emotional eating
Describe methods for assessing patterns of emotional eating
Implement strategies to help clients control eating
Teach parents how to prevent or control emotional eating in their children
Describe the role of emotional eating treatment in eating disorder therapies


Eating in the Absence of Hunger
The 3 types of eating: Emotional eating, hungry eating, and external eating
Time out from life: Mindless numbing with food
Is emotional eating an addiction?
Male vs. female emotional eating
Alixathymic eating
Mood-driven food choices

Emotional Eating
Biology of eating
Carbs and serotonin
Dopamine and Eating Binges
Childhood antecedents of emotional eating and eating disorders
Sexual abuse
Relationship problems triggering emotional eating
Celebrating and grieving with food: cultural elements of emotional eating
Dieting relapse and emotional eating
Eating out and the release from restraint

Assessing Emotional Eating
5 critical questions of the client
Defining the emotions that can trigger eating
Monitoring eating patterns
Emotions in bingeing vs. snacking vs. grazing

Emotional Eating in Obesity, Anorexia, and Bulimia
The effects of “normal” emotional eating
Binge eating disorder
Bulimia nervosa
Anorexia nervosa

Treatment Methods
Medication for bingeing
Bariatric surgery and emotional eating
Focusing on feelings instead of food
Changing the thinking behind the feeling
Self-nurturing without food
Mindful Eating
Getting physical
Treating emotional eating in eating disorder therapies
Planning for the inevitable slips
Preventing and treating emotional eating in childhood


Edward Abramson, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, Professor Emeritus at California State University, and former director of the Eating Disorders Center at Chico Community Hospital. He is the author of five books including, It’s NOT Just Baby Fat!: 10 Steps to Help Your Child to a Healthy Weight which was released in January of 2011. Dr. Abramson has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs including 20/20, Hard Copy, and Joan Rivers. He is routinely quoted in publications including The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, and US Weekly. Ed is a Fellow of the Obesity Society and is a sought after speaker both nationally and internationally.


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