SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, is proud to announce that Janet Whitney, M.A., LMFT, Eating Disorders Program Consultant at Sovereign Health of San Clemente, will be presenting "Speaking to the Heart of People with Eating Disorders." The event featuring Ms. Whitney will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST at 1021 Calle Recodo, San Clemente CA 92673. To RSVP to this event, click here or call 949-304-3362.
This presentation will address the underlying feelings of persons dealing with eating disorders or any mental illness. Ms. Whitney will describe the techniques for how patients can learn to speak in positive terms about themselves and how to acknowledge the best in everyone, including themselves. She will also speak about the law of attraction and share excerpts from her book. This presentation will also include an experiential exercise for attendees.
Key topics of this presentation include:
- Identify five characteristics of bulimia and anorexia.
- Cite three ways the media has influenced the increase of all types of eating disorders.
- Explain the detriments of punishment and the benefit of focusing on positive behaviors.
Tens of millions of Americans currently struggle with eating disorders, and the problem appears to be growing. Teenage girls and young women are the most commonly affected, but eating disorders occur in both genders, all ages and all ethnic backgrounds worldwide. Many people go undiagnosed because they conceal their illness.
Eating disorders are life-threatening. Untreated, eating disorders can lead to malnutrition, organ damage and death. The psychiatric effects and impact on relationships are also severe, causing some people with eating disorders to turn to drugs or alcohol to numb their feelings of shame, depression, anxiety and fear.
Janet Whitney has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1982, and is the author of the book titled "Facing Your Fears and Following Your Dreams." Her specialties include improving relationships, treating anxiety and depression, treating eating disorders and sexual addiction, helping families with troubled youth and teens, providing vocational guidance and using positive psychology to help individuals discover and grow their own personal strengths.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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SOURCE Sovereign Health of California