Self-led Eating and Wellbeing During Stressful Times

Self-led Eating and Wellbeing During Stressful Times

We’re a culture preoccupied with dieting and wellness, devoted to maintaining unrealistic ideals of how we should look and function. Our confusion and shame about our weight, size, and health are rooted in cultural burdens that can make us lose touch with our innate wisdom about what our bodies need. This has been particularly evident during the pandemic, where messages about food and bodies have often been extreme or conflicting.

The Internal Family Systems model offers an alternative to our endless quest for the “right” diet and exercise plan, a way to reconnect with our core wisdom, the Self, so we can heal the many legacy burdens that shape our relationship with food and our bodies and contribute to systemic bias. In this workshop we will address:

  • How we get disconnected from our core wisdom – the impact of cultural and family legacy burdens and personal burdens.
  • How our burdens impact the way we assess and treat our clients.
  • How IFS can be used to help clients shift from parts-driven to Self-led relationships with food and the body.
  • The importance of healing personal burdens and taking Self-led action to heal the systemic biases related to weight, size, health, and ability.

Jeanne Catanzaro, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years’ experience in treating eating and trauma related issues. She has written articles about IFS and eating disorders and is dedicated to helping people develop Self-led relationships with food and their bodies.

Diana Dugan Richards is a registered licensed dietitian, nutrition therapist and certified Internal Family Systems practitioner. Since 2011, IFS has been the primary technique used in her private practice for clients with a wide array of disordered eating. She’s co-facilitated and taught Introduction to IFS for Nutrition Practitioners workshops, the IFS Continuity Program with Jeanne Catanzaro, and ongoing independent presentations for those new and experienced with IFS. She offers consultation to dietitians who have completed Level 1 IFS training.
January 23, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm $85.00

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