Emotional Eating – An Introduction


Emotional eating is a struggle that many of us have faced, particularly when feeling isolated, anxious, bored, empty, frustrated, or even excited.

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Do you ever feel guilty for eating?  
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?  
Do you have difficulty identifying your body’s hunger, fullness, and satiety cues?  
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in luck! We are offering an introduction to emotional eating on April 6, 2023, followed by a 4-week emotional eating program starting on 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, for an introduction to emotional eating.  
This introduction will offer participants the knowledge and practical strategies needed to understand and conquer emotional eating and make peace with food. Laura will briefly demonstrate how participants can learn to change their relationship with food and how to listen to their bodies.  
This introductory training is for anyone interested in learning more about emotional eating and the impact it can have on a person, personally and/or professionally. Participants will also have a chance to briefly review the curriculum for the ongoing 4-week course on emotional eating, that is being offered following the introductory training.  
For more information and to register for the 4-week course, please visit: https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/content/mountain-plains-mhttc 


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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