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Become a Body Image Pro!
If you are looking to enhance your nutrition counseling skills and confidence when working with eating disorders, chronic dieting, and any condition which impacts how someone feels about their body, this is definitely the training you’ve been waiting for.
As clinicians, we know that dieting and constantly driving to change the body harms people and keeps them stuck in the merry-go-round of body-hating hell. Even well-intentioned and highly trained clinicians can do harm if they’re not sure what to do, and we too can be drawn into people’s body distress and find ourselves backed into a corner. We also know that diet culture, Dr. Google and the latest round of “wellness experts” can be noisy and very seductive.
We know you care. We’ll show you another way – a way that helps your clients AND you – by building your reputation as someone who can support people struggling with their body image.
“Body Image Training 2.0: The Missing Piece of Whole Body Healing.”
We are committed to ongoing growth, evolution, and continued learning, and have sought the consultation and feedback of many people with lived experience, which has shaped the multitude of changes we have made to the course.
This newest version of the course includes updated versions of all the core information you had access to in the current version, plus so much more. When we started our update process, we didn’t intend to make so many changes! But we feel so strongly about offering exceptional content that will still feel relevant another 5 years from now.
Below is a sampling of the course improvements we are most excited about for the 2.0 version:
- Integration of critical feedback & course reviews from folks with differing identities from ours (big shout out to the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, fat, and disabled reviewers)
- Increased accessibility with the addition of closed captioning and course transcripts
- Integration of new and recently published research, with an emphasis on typically underrepresented identities
- More client vignettes and sample dialogue to bring the work to life
- Expanded and updated modules on developmental body image, clinical assessment, intersecting paradigms, and practical counseling tools you can take into practice immediately
- Additional NEW modules on trauma-informed care, anti-oppressive and affirming care, common stuck points, and caring for ourselves as we are doing this important work
30 CDR-approved continuing education credits CPEUs/CPD hours.
By the end of Module 1, Setting a Strong Foundation, you will be able to:
- Describe what defines an individual’s scope of practice for doing body image work.
- Name 3 topics that intersect food/eating/nutrition and body image work.
- Identify why our body stories are so important to our present-day body image experiences.
- Describe how to set up safety in the relationship and environment so that body image work is most effective.
- Describe why and how we can monitor the pacing of body image work to best meet the capacity clients.
By the end of Module 2, Research Introduction, you will be able to:
- Describe at least two deficits with the foundational body image research frameworks utilized in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.
- Identify the progression of body image from ages 3-10.
- Name at least three out of ten principles identified in the positive body image research.
- Describe in basic terms, the various ways body image is processed in the brain.
- List at least three strategies dietitians can employ to strengthen positive embodiment in clients.
By the end of Module 3, Clinical Assessment, you will be able to:
- Describe one way to broach the topic of body image with clients
- Identify why developing a shared understanding of body image is important.
- Name 2 formal assessment tools that we may utilize to measure or track body image.
- Define weight bias and weight stigma.
- Identify ways in which healthism and shame can interrupt body image.
- Describe how negative body image interrupts food and movement behaviors.
By the end of Module 4, Language, you will be able to:
- Describe why language can be so impactful in the ways we experience our bodies.
- Reflect on our own experiences of words and language.
- Name words that can be pathologizing, why this is, and what words we might use instead.
- Identify ways of understanding body image healing as a spectrum.
- Name the principles of trauma-sensitive language in body image work.
Body Image Training Will Help You Help Your Clients
By the end of Module 5, Bolstering Your Body Image Work, you will be able to:
- Describe the difference between trauma-informed and trauma-focussed work.
- Identify ways in which trauma experiences can shape body image.
- Describe the difference between trauma and stress.
- Name ways we can provide more safety for our clients when doing body image work.
- Describe in broad terms, body liberation.
By the end of Module 6, Expanding Your Toolkit, you will be able to:
- Name the stages of change.
- Describe one topic where psychoeducation might be useful in body image work.
- Name the 4 key elements of body image.
- Identify one key reason why mindfulness supports body image work.
- Describe one self-compassion practice.
By the end of Module 7, Counseling Skills and Self-Care, you will be able to:
- Name 2 cognitive distortions which show up in body image work.
- Identify an example and a reframe for the “all/nothing thinking” cognitive distortion.
- Describe an example of an “ABC” sequence of negative body image experiences.
- Identify common stuck points in doing body image work amongst health professionals.
- Name 3 ways we can care for ourselves when doing body image work.
By the end of Module 8, Body Image Advocacy and Education, you will be able to:
- Name 3 groups of people who you may be invited to engage with on the topic of body image.
- Identify reasons why it’s important to gather information about your audience.
- Identify key questions that may be helpful to ask when engaging with groups or organizations.
- Name 3 key teaching/discussion points you could include in a body image presentation.
- Describe how to respond to frequently asked questions.
Who Are Your Body Image Experts?
Meet Your Hosts… Not just One, but TWO Body Image Experts!
Marci Evans and Fiona Sutherland have a combined 25 years experience in the eating disorders field. They are fun, they are smart, and they know their stuff! Check out their bios below..
Marci is a Food and Body Image Healer®. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders.
She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. In addition to her group private practice and three adjunct teaching positions, Marci launched an online eating disorders training for dietitians in 2015 and co-directs a specialized eating disorder internship at Simmons College.
Marci volunteers for a number of national eating disorder organizations including the iaedp certification committee and is serving as an eating disorder resource professional for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has spoken locally and nationally at numerous conferences and media outlets.
She regularly communicates on social media so be sure to connect with her @marciRD as well as on her blog at www.marciRD.com.
Fiona Sutherland (she/her), The Mindful Dietitian™, supports people to cultivate positive and healing connections with food, eating, and their body. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Sports Dietitian and Yoga Teacher who lives and works on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people (Melbourne, Australia).
Fiona is Director of The Mindful Dietitian, which aims to build a strong community of like-minded Dietitians from all over the world, and a Podcast of the same name featuring Dietitians and Health Professionals as guests. Fiona has 20 years’ experience as a Trauma-informed Eating Disorder and Body Image specialist working with a wide variety of people including high performance athletes.
Most of her current work is Supervision of Dietitians alongside teaching and co-facilitating courses and training for Dietitians and Health Professionals. Over the last 5 years, she has developed and co-developed training courses for Dietitians in Eating Disorders, Trauma-informed Care, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Binge Eating Disorder and this Body Image course with Marci!
Fiona teaches into three different Masters Level Dietetic programs and works as a consultant with schools and large organisations to support the designing of curriculum and environments where people in all bodies are feeling welcome.
She can be found playing around on Social Media via Instagram @themindfuldietitian and in The Mindful Dietitian Facebook Group.
Why should I take this training?
Because we’ve heard it all.
The heartbreak. The devastation. The lives put on hold. We’ve literally dedicated decades to finding ways to help people move toward greater peace with their bodies. This body image training will equip you with the knowledge and skill set to do the same!
“We only hope you’ll join us so we can share what we’ve learned.”
And in the process, you will bring new skills – specialized skills – to your practice, helping you elevate your confidence and ability to support people to move towards healing.
Still Not Sure if this Body Image Training is Right for You?
If you’re still on the fence about joining us, there’s just one question we want to ask you: Which professionals are doing Body Image Healing well?
Not enough of us! But we know two things – there are lots of people hurting, and lots of people and industries doing the hurting. We want to help you join the increasing number of people dedicated to body healing. Get in front of the crowd and your competitors and stand out from the crowd in this specialty area in our industry!
There’s no better time to jump in and join colleagues who are also passionate about supporting people, by becoming a Body Image Pro.
We believe, with all our hearts, that this training program is the best resource for clinicians who want to take their practice to the next level, and to help more clients while doing so. Imagine where you’ll be this time next year after learning from the best and brightest in our industry… how many more clients you’ll be helping.
This isn’t wishful thinking… this is how to get to the next level as a dietitian, wellness coach or therapist.
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