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The Antidote to Toxic Diet Culture: Health at Every Size

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Elements Behavioral Health and Gateway Wellness Associates present, as part of the monthly Elements of Wellness Workshop Series:

The Antidote to the Toxic Diet Culture: Health at Every Size

A 3 CEU seminar presented by KATIE THOMPSON, LPC, CEDS, national speaker on eating disorder recovery, trauma, anxiety disorders and recovery interventions


In this 3.0 CEU seminar, Katie Thompson will be deconstructing the myth of weight loss and the con of our toxic diet culture. This interactive discussion incorporates clinical experience and scientific evidence for tons of healthymyth-busting. SO MUCH FUN!!!

Katie will then introduce us to the antidote to these toxic beliefs and attitudes -- the Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating (IE) models. HAES and IE offer the healing interventions we need to apply to ourselves and our clients in order to leave weight cycling/loss, eating disorders, disordered eating habits and toxic diet culture behind for good!


Objectives

Participants in this seminar will learn about:

  • The Myth of Weight Loss

  • Internalized Weight Bias

  • Myth of Weight = Health

  • Set Point Theory

  • Truth about BMI, and other body measurement tools

  • “Ideal” Body Weight

  • Moralization of Bodies

  • The Con of Diet Culture

  • The Billion Dollar Industry (where the consumer is always the failure)

  • Patriarchy of Toxic Diet Culture

  • The Pleasure Chase of Dieting

  • Moralization of Food

  • Defining Health At Every Size HAES

  • The Science behind Health at Every Size (HAES)

  • Deconstructing Weight

  • Intuitive Eating -- Freedom from Dieting, Restriction, Self-Hate and Food Related Self-Punishment

  • 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

  • Why it Works

  • Eating for Nourishment and Pleasure


Presentor: 

KATIE THOMPSON, LPC, CEDS, national speaker on eating disorder recovery, trauma, anxiety disorders and recovery interventions

Katie Thompson is a Missouri-based licensed professional counselor, nationally certified with an additional certification as an eating disorder specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).

Her mission as a therapist is to help clients peel back the layers of protection and defenses that have kept them from living the life he or she wants and guide them in the process of living a balanced and purpose-driven life.

When not in the consultation room, Katie spends professional time lecturing at regional and national conferences on eating disorder recovery, trauma, anxiety disorders and recovery interventions or supervising provisionally licensed therapists.







$40, includes 3 CEUs AND Lunch




$30 Early Bird pricing before February 15




Registration and Catered Networking Lunch begin at 11:30am




The workshop will begin promptly at 12pm.




Location:

University Tower's 16 West -- Enjoy amazing views from the 16th floor of the University Tower building across from the St. Louis Galleria.

Earlier Event: January 7
DBT Academy