How to Reduce Emotional Eating Urges by Surfing Them

Learn a self-regulation technique known as urge surfing. Alison offers her take on this technique developed by Dr. Alan Marlatt. Using it, you can reduce unwanted eating patterns both in the moment and in the long-term. It's an excellent class for anyone struggling with disordered eating patterns.

  • Run-time: approximately 30 minutes
  • Downloadable workbook included
  • Instructor: Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Alison Ross, LMFT

Please note that this class is not intended as a replacement for therapy if you're struggling with an eating disorder. Instead, it's an additional resource to support the work you're doing in therapy.

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Alison Ross, LMFT is the founder of Non-Dieting Health therapy center, a certified eating disorder specialist, neurofeedback practitioner, and advocate for body-positive living. Her outpatient center offers psychotherapy, neurofeedback brainwave training, dietary counseling, and social support to teens and adults struggling with disordered eating. Alison sees disordered eating patterns as predictable responses to being exposed to a highly-rewarding food environment and cultural pressure to control one's weight and appetite. When internalized, this conflict can lock people into reactionary mindsets about food and their bodies and disordered eating patterns. Alison helps clients shift from shame-based dieting mindsets into body respect, nutritional self-care, and resilience to weight stigma. Alison is the author of Non-Dieting: How to Love Your Body and Be Healthy in Diet Culture.

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Are you seeking therapy for disordered eating or an eating disorder?

Non-Dieting Health is currently accepting clients for telehealth and in-person psychotherapy and neurofeedback training. We offer in-person sessions in Agoura Hills, CA and teleheath for California residents. Contact us for information or to set up a free consult.

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