Dr. Ann Now Provides Wellness Coaching Nationwide
Dr. Ann visited the Baltimore/Washington DC area last month to coach clients on various topics such as:
Dr. Ann is available for coaching on these and other wellness-related topics in person or by phone, nationwide. For more information:
Dr. Ann Speaks at National Eating Disorder Conference, June 2015
2015 Charleston, SC Insight & Innovation in Eating Disorder Treatment: June 11 - 13, 2015
Understanding and Treating Trauma and Eating Disorders
Ann Kearney-Cooke, PHD on Thursday June 11
Many clients that suffer from eating disorders have a history of trauma that plays a major role in the development and maintenance of their eating disorder.In this presentation,participants will learn about the connection between trauma and eating disorders,how to integrate trauma therapy into standardized eating disorders treatment and how DBT,ACT and CBT can be used for the containment of PTSD symptoms and trauma resolution .Within an attachment based psychotherapy approach,a variety of creative interventions will also be offered addressing both the symptoms and long term healing. >>learn more
Dr. Ann In the Media: Articles and Videos
Today Health May 2015: "17 exceptionally easy ways to relax — from people who know how to chill" Is it possible to decompress and tackle these annoyances better? As May "Mental Health Month" wraps up, TODAY asked some experts what they do to relax during busy, stressful days. >>see article
RealSimple May 2015: "How to Teach Your Teen to Love Her Body"
You may think you have no influence over your teenager—and you’re sort of right—but you can help her navigate these tumultuous years with a healthier self image. Try these tactics. >>see article
USA Today April 20, 2015: "Plastic Surgery Cuts Both Ways" (from E's Botched) Dr. Ann is quoted: "We're very focused on how people look. Forty years ago, you looked around and we weren't bombarded by images all day long. Now, you see images all the time of people trying to look perfect," she says. "How you look is always important but it's reached a tipping point." >>see full article
Read the article from Psychology Today featuring Dr. Ann: "7 Body Image Tips from Dove's New "Patches"
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Dr. Ann's Monthly Tip
“THE CRITICAL NATURE OF CRITICAL THINKING”
Thinking critically isn’t the same as being critical. Critical thinking means to formulate something in your mind that you have carefully analyzed. It means the exact opposite of agreeing with everything for the sake of agreeing. Knowing how you think, liking what you believe in and what you'll stand up to, is a key to building self-confidence and assertiveness. >>see all tips
Awards & Recognition
As an expert in the treatment of eating disorders, Dr. Ann has received numerous awards for the development of effective treatments for individuals struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Most recently, in October 2012, Dr. Ann received the Craig Johnson Award for Clinical Practice and Training [National Eating Disorders Association, 2012].
Dr. Ann's Books
The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy: Dr. Ann teams up with Bob Greene to offer practical tips and explore the latest science on emotional eating and lack of motivation. >>purchase
Change Your Mind, Change Your Body: Feeling Good About Your Body and Self After 40: Midlife is a time of opportunity to renew, grow strong, set new goals, and redefine who you are. Dr. Ann gives you the tools you need to utilize your wisdom and experiences to shape a new vision of who you are and what you want your life to look like -- right now. >>purchase