NP0014 Diets and Our Demons

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NP0014, Diets, Session 4, Geneen Roth

Thank you for attending this fourth and final session of “Diets and Our Demons.” We hope you’ll come away from this course with a better understanding of the scientific research on diets and an understanding of the variety of viewpoints and skills about mental and physical health that therapists can bring into the consulting room.

During this session with Geneen Roth, who’s the author of eight bestselling books and a leader in looking at our relationship with eating, will delve into how our eating habits reflect our basic beliefs and attitudes about ourselves. She’ll cover why eating is inseparable from our core beliefs about life, the roots of our relationship with food, how to trust your body, and how to demystify weight loss.

After listening to the course, please take a few minutes to write on the Comment Board about what was most interesting to you during this session, and to reflect on the course in its entirety. What was most relevant to you in your professional and personal life? What questions remain for you?

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.Thank you again for your participation in this series, and for taking the time to share your thoughts.
02.07.2012   Posted In: NP0014 Diets and Our Demons   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • 0 avatar Anna Agell 02.07.2012 13:21
    Just lost the audio and the whole thing stopped. What happened??
  • 0 avatar Jim Kubalewski 02.07.2012 14:24
    Once again it appears that being mindful of what one is doing and using the pre frontal cortex, rather than just the emotion centers of the brain run our lives is very important. Thank you. This was very helpful. The presenter's willingness to share her life experiences was very helpful.
  • -0.1 avatar Penny Blazej 02.07.2012 14:45
    Great series!
  • Not available avatar Angelica Smith 02.12.2012 15:13
    A very instructive and helpful series. What seems not to have been mentioned, however, is the changing role of food over the last few decades. In the 1950s, for example, women were not well represented in the work force and spent a great deal of time shopping for and preparing food. With the changing role of women, and other cultural changes, food has become an "event." People used to have dinner before going to the theater, for example. Now, dinner is often the entire event of the evening. Chefs have become celebrities. Food has become a work of art, both in terms of mixing of flavors and presentation. With the increasing mixing of cultures, the provenance of food has expanded, so that we have Asian Fusion, to cite one example among many. The proliferation of high-end supermarkets with thousands of products, both raw and prepared, has upped the ante on food, as well. The prominence of television programs devoted to food has also added to people's focus on food. Long ago food was a means of sustenance. Today it has become a high-end corporate industry, with seduction as a dynamic. All the emphasis on high-end and unusual food, even delivered right to our doorsteps, has made it difficult to get food out of our minds, even if we wanted to. It's like the elephant we're not supposed to think of (unless we're hungry). It's difficult to listen to your body when so many dimensions of the culture are calling to us, like the sirens in the Odyssey.
  • 0 avatar Cheryl Schultz 04.12.2013 13:59
    This was a great series. Each speaker with a different approach and each one very instructive and compassionate.
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