Emotional Eating - An In-Depth Learning Experience


What does emotional eating look like? Does it always look the same? Who can it affect? Learn all about it in this free series!

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Event Description

Do you ever feel guilty for eating?  
Do you ever feel anxious around food?  
Do you ever feel anxious around food?  
Do you ever feel a sense of a loss of control or impulsivity around food?  
Do you ever judge yourself for what you eat?  
Do you use food to cope, distract, or numb out?  
Do you fear eating certain foods or label certain foods as good/bad?  
Do you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster with your eating?  
Do you feel like there is no way to trust your intuition and your body to guide your eating?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in luck! We are offering a 4-week emotional eating program starting April 13th, 2023.  
Emotional eating is a struggle that many of us have faced, particularly when feeling isolated, anxious, bored, empty, frustrated, or even excited. Join Laura MacLachlan, registered psychotherapist, in a 4-week educational course that will offer you the knowledge and practical strategies on conquering emotional eating and making peace with food. Laura helps people learn how to change their relationship with food and how to listen to their bodies. This course is for people who struggle with cravings, and emotional eating, or who have started a diet but haven’t been able to stick to it. Laura’s approach is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy and intuitive eating. She focuses on supporting people in understanding their desire to cope with their emotions using food while providing strategies to manage emotional discomfort without breaking healthy commitments. Additionally, this course will offer an understanding of the myths in society that promote weight gain and how the reptilian brain is involved in food addiction.  


Session 1: April 13th, 2023

Session 2: April 20th, 2023

Session 3: April 27th, 2023

Session 4: May 4th, 2023

This course is limited to 25 participants, and we respectfully ask that if you choose to sign up for the training, you commit to attending all 4 sessions. For more information, please contact Genevieve Berry at [email protected]


Laura MacLachlan, Psychotherapist, BSc., MCP, RP

Laura MacLachlan

Laura MacLachlan is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She uses evidence-based interventions drawing from cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and intuitive eating, while liaising with other care providers to ensure a holistic approach to intervention. She is passionate about working with individuals and families affected by mood and anxiety disorders, emotional eating, and relationship difficulties. In her work with clients who struggle with emotional eating, recovery involves addressing the many issues that contribute to it, such as shame, relationship problems, perfectionism, and past traumas. When meeting first-time clients, Laura says, “I’m confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome the challenges you are facing. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or emotional eating, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey.”

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