Level I: Introduction to Embodied Recovery

This course is designed for mental and physical health professionals who are currently working with clients who have eating disorders. Practitioners will have an opportunity to expand their own level of embodiment, gain skills in co-regulation, and expand their knowledge of somatic interventions that work directly with the attachment and regulatory systems driving disordered eating behaviors. 

Training Goals

This training (18-hour) will introduce participants to the EMBODIED RECOVERY model and provide the following:

  1. Scientific and theoretical rationale to support the shift from a bio-psycho-social model to somato-psycho-social model.

  2. Skills to support the body as a “resource” in recovery rather than an “obstacle” to recovery.

  3. Expanded awareness about the role of our physiology in attachment, defense, emotional regulation, memory consolidation, and eating disorder symptoms.

  4. Tools to understand the language of the body and shift the focus away from “what clients say about the body” to “what the body is saying”.

  5. A new definition of “eating disorder recovery” as an experience of embodiment rather than the absence/reduction of eating disorder symptoms.

The curriculum uses lecture, experiential practice, and case reviews in addition to movement and breath practices.


Level I:
Introduction to Embodied Recovery