Equating weight with health and separating food into binary categories like ‘good’ and ‘bad’ are common practices that tend to reinforce the dieting mentality, which is strongly linked to the development of eating disorders. Negative core beliefs that keep the eating disorder raging are often reinforced by the recovering individual’s friends, families, and even medical providers.
What you will learn:
Spreading awareness about the harmful effects of certain cultural myths that are not supported by medical evidence could contribute significantly to the prevention and successful treatment of eating disorders.
Cost: No Cost. A free community workshop.
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About the Presenter:
Demill Keevil is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Professional Art Therapist located in West Vancouver. At her private practice, Oasis Creative Counselling, she offers counselling and art therapy services for teens and adults struggling with various issues, including: eating disorders, addictions, self-harm, and trauma. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University and a Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy from Adler University. She is an Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ Certified Counsellor (Level III), and her own recovery from an eating disorder has contributed to her development as a helping professional.