Elyssa Toomey, RDN, CEDS-S, RYT
So many people (physical therapists, yoga instructors, personal trainers) can be brought into the web of people that are trying to help clients be connected and create a peaceful relationship with food and their body
How do we hold space for our clients as dietitians, especially virtually?
What are the non-negotiable things I need as a clinician as a human, so that I can show up for my clients as my best self? We need self-care and support to do this work well.
Our patients need to give us permission to help them do the work of recovery, in order to give them autonomy and empower them to feel that they can succeed.
How do we learn how to incorporate breathwork into our client sessions?
Balance curiosity and compassion in your work with clients
Lived experience versus lived expertise
Help clients consider: how will these foods nourish them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually?
It is not our job to fix our client’s eating disorders – it IS our job to be the container for distress.
Supervision with Melanie Rogers (podcast episode with Melainie on orthorexia) and Jessica Setnick - podcast episode with Jessica.
Difference between case consultation and supervision – podcast with Molly Kellogg CEDS, LCSW
Crisis training – breathwork, trauma informed nutrition
Eat With Knowledge- Elyssa’s private practice
Pursuing Private Practice
Elyssa Toomey, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Supervisor (CEDS-S), Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) is an experienced anti-diet, Health at Every Size informed, weight-inclusive eating disorder dietitian who is passionate about helping people develop a peaceful relationship with food and their body. She specializes in helping clients heal from chronic dieting, disordered eating and eating disorders.
In addition to her one-on-one work with clients, Elyssa provides ongoing group and individual clinical supervision and case consultation to dietitians and therapists looking to develop their competence and confidence especially related to incorporating embodiment approaches in the treatment of disordered eating and eating disorders.
Elyssa has spent her career creating change for individuals, families, and communities. Elyssa is committed to dismantling diet culture and believes helping people heal their relationship with food and body is her calling.
Elyssa combines medical nutrition therapy with advanced training in eating disorders, intuitive eating, yoga, mindfulness, and somatic practices. She believes in an integrative approach, blending evidenced based science with Eastern philosophies and embodiment practices to help her clients recover and live full, meaningful lives.
Elyssa’s work has been featured at conferences and on podcasts. She has spoken on the topics of Binge Eating Disorder, Emotional Eating, Intuitive Eating, Trauma-sensitive nutrition counseling and using somatic work with clients.
Elyssa supports her clients in finding their unique work-life-family-self balance. When not with clients you can find her in nature with her dog Raven, on her yoga mat or in her kitchen with friends and family. Elyssa believes that living a life that nourishes you at every level is the answer to authentic health, happiness, and success.
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