Excessive Eating: Disorder or Addiction? - FSAP workshop July 16

We eat for many reasons – hunger, entertainment/socialization, and as an emotional response. Learn how eating can be dictated by emotions and strategies for ending this behavior. We’ll identify healthy reasons for eating, types of emotional eating, and behaviors that can replace eating when faced with stressful or difficult situations. We’ll also talk about the new idea of ‘food addiction’ and look at indicators that may identify if food consumption is disrupting daily life.

Topic: Excessive Eating: Disorder or Addiction?

Program Overview:
We eat for many reasons – hunger, entertainment/socialization, and as an emotional response. Learn how eating can be dictated by emotions and strategies for ending this behavior. We’ll identify healthy reasons for eating, types of emotional eating, and behaviors that can replace eating when faced with stressful or difficult situations. We’ll also talk about the new idea of ‘food addiction’ and look at indicators that may identify if food consumption is disrupting daily life.

Presenter:
Janeen Haller-Abernethy is a graduate-level social worker having earned her MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She spent many years advocating for women and children living with violence and abuse. In addition, she’s worked with at-risk children and older adults. She currently works as a counselor with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program providing individual and couples counseling. She has a strong interest in behavior change related to health risks as well as the intersection between physical and emotional health. She works as a personal trainer, wellness coach, and mom outside of FSAP.

Tuesday, July 16
12 - 1:30 p.m.
UMC 382-386

For more information or to register for a session please contact our office at 303-492-3020 or email Yee.Chan@colorado.edu.

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