Can a Parent Help Their Child or Teen With Overeating?
January 3, 2019
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips
Childhood and teen obesity has grown to epidemic proportions in the US. In this episode, Dr. Maidenberg draws upon her new book “Free Your Child From Overeating: 53 Mind-Body Strategies For Lifelong Health” to offer strategies that begin with the recognition of thoughts and feelings in overeating and draw upon, CBT, Mindfulness and Acceptance therapy to address overeating. Recognizing the dynamics of teens and kids, She exemplifies how to motivate youngsters and inform them by identifying emotional eating with acronyms like HALT-Happy, Angry, Anxious, Lonely or Tired) or using the Mindful Chip Exercise or Mind over Muffin technique to invite useful ways to create a space for mindful eating. She focuses on the importance of family changes and underscores the danger of stigmatizing the overeating child as the one with the problem. Throughout she offers a wealth of resources and tools that makes this an invaluable discussion for parents.
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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips
Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 35 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored "Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress." She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, bullying, pets, military, managing stress, infidelity, sexual violence, bereavement and building resilience. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychologist of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She has given testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 340 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Military Mom Talk Radio,Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. From 2013- 2015, Suzanne hosted Psych Up on CoSozo radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Starting in 2015, her show, "Psych Up Live," airs globally on VoiceAmerica and has had 140 episodes, available as podcasts on Voice America, Itunes, Iphones, Sketcher,etc.