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September 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
In Whose Image? – Food, Body and the Church
The Silent Problem of Disordered Eating
Disordered eating and body image issues impact our church members and community daily. A staggering statistic cites that 42% of 1st – 3rd graders want to be thinner, and over half of women are dissatisfied with their bodies, even if they are a healthy weight. As people who believe we are made in God’s image, how should we respond and help others heal and find freedom? Join Rock Recovery and Castlewood for an empowering and engaging discussion on how we can live fully embodied lives free from body image and food concerns.
8:45 – 9:00 AM Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 – 11:30 AM – Presentation topics and discussion items will include:
- The Glory of the Human Body; Exploring a Christian Understanding of Body Image
- Disordered Eating 101 – How body image and dieting play a role in the development of disordered eating and signs and symptoms to watch for
- What Now? How to effectively intervene to help your church body develop a healthy identity in Christ
- Testimonials and Q & A sessions
- Guest Speaker Travis Stewart, LPC, NCC – Castlewood Treatment Centers for Eating Disorders
- The Rev. Erin Bair – Chaplain, Rock Recovery
- Christie Dondero Bettwy – Executive Director, Rock Recovery
Travis Stewart Bio:
Travis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in field of eating disorders since 2003 in both clinical and marketing roles at every level of care. He brings a unique blend of clinical expertise and communication skills to his role with Castlewood. He is passionate about connecting people to resources and experiences that are transformative and healing.
An excellent communicator and teacher, Travis is a regular contributor to websites, podcasts, webinars and conferences on eating and body image issues and has spoken at schools such as Pepperdine University, Baylor University, Washington University, and graduate schools around the country. Travis graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1991 with a degree in advertising and immediately began working with the international ministry of The Navigators, mentoring students. After 8 years, his desire to better understand how people change and heal led to obtaining a Master of Arts in Counseling (2001) and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (2003) from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri where he now lives with his family.
About Castlewood Treatment Centers for Eating Disorders:
With locations in St. Louis, Missouri, Monterrey, California Birmingham, Alabama and through compassion, respect, and empowerment, Castlewood Treatment Centers for Eating Disorders offer treatment that heals the causes of eating disorders through counseling, nutritional rehabilitation and medical care that results in real, lasting change. Learn more at www.castlewoodtc.com.