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Food & Feelings Townhall

  • 26 Jun 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual


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Join eating disorder specialists, Hayley O’Brien, E-RYT, LPC and Emily Arkin, MS, RD, LD for a safe and informative discussion on all things food and feelings over lunch. Hayley and Emily will discuss various topics such as: Disordered Eating vs Eating, DisorderCoping with FoodIntuitive EatingChallenging Negative Body ImageHealthy” Eating and more! Bring your lunch and your questions! At the end of their discussion, Hayley and Emily will open it up for a Q&A. It's free and open to the public!

Hayley O'Brien, E-RYT, LPC

Hayley is a licensed psychotherapist and yoga teacher based in Washington, D.C. She

specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and complex trauma and has a special interest in body based trauma interventions. She approaches her clinical work with a broad perspective—seeking to understand and treat all aspects of the human experience. 

As both a therapist and yoga teacher, Hayley offers a unique framework that allows her and her clients to focus acutely on the relationship between body and mind. She recognizes that for a lot of people, the body hasn't always been a safe place. Whether as a result of an eating disorder, self harm behaviors or trauma, there can be a lack of trust and safety in one's own skin. Hayley’s goal is to help people to have more calm and centeredness within themselves—to help people come home to themselves. Additionally, she strives to help people have more stability and connectedness in their relationships. Hayley places a strong emphasis on building both emotional and physical safety in the therapeutic relationship. In addition to building trust in therapy, Hayley enjoys focusing on concrete skills such as yoga, grounding, breathing, and emotional regulation.

Emily Arkin, MS, RD, LD

Emily is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Washington, D.C. She completed both her masters degree in Nutrition & Public Health and her dietetic internship at Teachers College, Columbia University. Emily is passionate about sharing her love of food with others and has previously worked within Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program levels of care for eating disorder treatment. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and has a professional interest in gastrointestinal disorders and Health At Every Size ® aligned medical nutrition therapy. She uses Intuitive Eating and the non-diet approach to help clients practice health-promoting behaviors and improve their relationship with food.

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