Laurene Larson, M.S., L.P.C , a therapist at Eugene's Vista Counseling, is a nationally recognized co-facilitator at Dr. May's BED retreats, and has over 25 years of experience working with individuals who struggle with their relationship to food.
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Binge Eating Disorder (BED), which affects 3% of the general population and up to 40% of those seeking weight loss, can be treated successfully with an intensive program using mindfulness-based strategies. The new program, called the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating, was created by Michelle May M.D and Kari Anderson, DBH, LPC, experts in mindful eating and eating disorder treatment. In a recent study, participants in the program went from severe binge eating to a non-bingeing level in just ten weeks; preliminary analysis of the one-year follow-up data shows that the results were sustained for the majority of participants.
Those who experience the symptoms of BED understand the seriousness of the disorder, but feel powerless to stop it. Fortunately, with the right professional help, the disorder is treatable. “Mindfulness-based strategies aimed at self-regulating emotional and physical states have shown promise in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder,” explains Michelle May, M.D., the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Workshops and Facilitator Training Program (http://www.amihungry.com/) and co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating (Am I Hungry? Publishing, January 2014).