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Workshop Title: (Webinar) Working with Body Image Concerns from a Health Every Size Perspective
Workshop Description: In a culture where thinness is glorified as health, we have difficulty separating true holistic health from fatphobic messages about body size and ideas about “clean eating.” Research has consistently shown that diets have a 95% failure rate, yet health professionals often prescribe weight loss through dieting as a solution to their patients' and clients' body image issues. This perpetuates fatphobia and encourages harmful weight cycling, and contributes to the growing rates of eating disorders. This training is designed to equip mental health professionals to challenge their own weight and food biases and moralizations, in service of better helping their clients embody radical self-acceptance and true health.
Workshop Objectives: Participants will be introduced to the concept of weight stigma and examine the way it negatively impacts an individual’s mental and physical health. Participants will learn about treating the trauma of weight discrimination from a macro and micro perspective. Participants will learn about the principles of Health At Every Size and how HAES encourages true holistic health. Participants will explore techniques for encouraging embodiment and mindful attunement in health-promoting behaviors such as movement, rest, and eating patterns. Participants will be equipped with strategies for helping clients who are experiencing negative body image and/or disordered eating patterns such as bingeing, chronic dieting, weight cycling, and more.
Co-Presenter’s Name: Kristi Hall, MA, LMFT
Co-Presenter’s Bio: Kristi Hall is a marriage and family therapist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor from St. Paul, MN. She obtained her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from St. Mary’s University in 2014, and became certified in Intuitive Eating Counseling in 2017. She has a private practice which specializes in working with individuals with body image and disordered eating concerns in an embodied and mindful way.
Co-Presenter’s Name: Liz Wienke, MA, LPC
Co-Presenter’s Bio: Liz Wienke received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Bethel University in 2010 and is currently pursuing her LPCC. She was certified as an Intuitive Eating Counselor in 2020. Liz is in private practice and has a passion to help women to heal their relationships with food and their bodies through a non-diet approach.