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This webinar was presented live on March 9, 2023.
Interoception is the sense that allows us to feel what is happening in our bodies. When we think about nourishment and well being, one could see that being able to connect to our bodies could greatly impact our physical and emotional well being. This presentations aspires to teach about the concept of interoception and how dietitians can use this in our nutrition counseling. We will discuss interoception basics, common causes of disconnection from our interoceptive cues, and specific techniques that can be used to increase interoceptive awareness. We will also discuss how these practices can be used with client support them in developing a better relationship with food and their bodies. Given that my specific work focuses on eating disorders and disordered eating, these topics will be brought into the discussion.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 9.6.2, 9.6.3, 9.6.4, 9.6.7, 9.6.8, 9.6.9, 9.6.10, 9.6.11
- Explain what is interoception
- Discuss how interoception plays a role in nutrition and well being
- Discuss barriers to interoception
- Discuss how to support clients in reconnecting with their bodies cues for improved nutrition status and improved relationship with food
Gina R. Mateer, RD, LD, CEDS-S, RYT-200
Gina Mateer is a registered dietitian, licensed dietitian in the state of Texas, and is recognized as a certified eating disorder specialist-supervisor. Gina studied nutritional sciences at the University of Texas and graduated from their Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Gina has worked at higher levels of care in eating disorder treatment and started her own private practice treating disordered eating and eating disorders in 2016. Gina has served on the board and recently as president of Central Texas Eating Disorders for the past 8 years. In 2020, she cofounded Texas Eating Disorder Dieititians which offers group supervision, trainings and conferences for dietitians from an inclusive and social justice focused framework. In addition to nutrition training, Gina has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and trauma informed care which allows her to work with clients experiencing co-occurring conditions in an educated and compassionate way. Gina also loves yoga and has completed her RYT 200 and 200 hr meditation training and brings this work into her practice with both clients and supervisees.