Yoga in the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders

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Mindfulness can be healing

Catherine Cook-Cottone

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Noon-1 p.m. EST

This webinar will review the theory and research supporting the use of yoga in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Key concepts including mindfulness and positive embodiment and their relationship with the specific mechanisms of risk and maintenance relevant to eating disorders will be explained. Finally, research findings and helpful yoga practices will be described. 

About Catherine Cook-Cottone
Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD '97, C-IAYT, is a psychologist, yoga therapist, and professor in Counseling, School and Educational Psychology at UB. She has written 8 books and over 85 research articles and chapters on embodiment, self-regulation, eating disorders, and trauma. She is co-founder of Yogis in Service. In 2018, she was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Citizen Psychologist Presidential Citation. She is co-editor in chief of Eating Disorder: Journal of Treatment and Prevention and author of Embodiment and the Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Body as a Resource in Recovery (W.W. Norton).