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November 17, 2013

How to Let Go of Your Struggle With Body Image

Featured Presenter: Emily Sandoz, PhD

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How to Let Go of Your Struggle With Body Image - November 17th



Sandoz BookcoverIn her upcoming book, Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate, Emily Sandoz, Ph.D. offers a unique approach to addressing struggles with body image and she will share these lessons and strategies with the Baltimore community on November 17th, 2013.  Dr. Sandoz discusses body image from an Acceptance & Commitment Therapy perspective, acknowledging that painful thoughts and beliefs about yourself will arise from time to time, and that what is really important is accepting these distressing thoughts without allowing them to dominate your life.  In her book she urges individuals to find a purpose in life that is more important than the pain they may feel about their appearance.  During her presentation she will provide truthful and powerful resources to help individuals towards that goal and along the path towards body acceptance.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013
2:00 - 4:00 PM ~ Presentation / Q&A Discussion / followed by book signing

The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
6501 North Charles Street

Towson, MD 21204

This FREE community presentation is open to anyone interested in learning more about body image from an acceptance perspective and those learning to live with a body they struggle to accept.  In addition to being particularly beneficial for parents, we highly recommend this presentation for educators and professionals who play an important role in the promotion of healthy body image.  Individuals who have a history of dieting or disordered eating, negative body image or who simply have an interest in overall mental health and wellness are encouraged to attend. The presentation is appropriate for young adolescents through adults and individuals at any stage of eating disorder recovery.  Treatment providers working within the Acceptance & Commitment Therapy framework will also benefit from attending.

Attendance at this event is FREE but pre-registration is requested. Please email RSVP@sheppardpratt or call (410) 938-3157 to reserve your seats today.

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Emily Sandoz, PhD

SPEAKER:  Emily K. Sandoz, PhD  is assistant professor of psychology at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a clinical psychologist and behavior analyst who specializes in treating clients using acceptance and commitment therapy. Emily is coauthor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Bulimia, and the soon-to-be-released, Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate.  You can learn more about her books and purchase them at They will also be for sale at the event on November 17.

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