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Using IFS to Heal Parts who Focus on Food and the Body

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

$140.00
We are a culture preoccupied with dieting, wellness and devoted to maintaining unrealistic ideals of how we should look and function. 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 the endless quest for the “right” diet and exercise plan. The model offers a way to help clients reconnect with their core wisdom, the Self, so we can help them heal the many legacy burdens, cultural and historical inheritances, that shape their relationships with food and their bodies and contribute to systemic bias. The workshop will include an overview of the IFS model to ground the learning for new and experienced IFS practitioners. Teaching methodology includes: didactic learning, experiential exercise, meditations, small group work.

In this training we will address:

  • How the impact of cultural and family legacy burdens as well as personal burdens contributes to disconnection from core wisdom
  • How our own burdens regarding weight and body shape/size impact the way we assess and treat our clients
  • The importance of healing personal burdens and taking Self-led action to heal the systemic biases related to weight, size, health, and ability.
  • How to use IFS to help clients shift from parts-driven to Self-led relationships with food and the body, healing parts of themselves that carry painful and extreme beliefs
  • How clients can develop Self-led eating practices to incorporate into a more balanced and effective personal wellness plan

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will describe the impact of cultural and legacy burdens on clients’ acceptance of their body and relationship with food.
  2. Participants will explain how IFS is used to help clients identify and connect with their parts that hold extreme beliefs about food and body.
  3. Participants will identify how therapists’ personal burdens impact their assessment and treatment of clients.
  4. Participants will compare the differences between parts-driven and Self-led beliefs and behavior related to food, body size, and health.
  5. Participants will design a personal Self-led eating and wellbeing practice​

Workshop Outline

9 am to 10:30 am:
– How the impact of cultural and family legacy burdens and personal burdens contributes to disconnection from core wisdom
– Introduction/review of the IFS Model with examples of how it informs recovery related to food and body concerns
BREAK
10:45 am to 12:30 pm
– How our emotional burdens impact the way we assess and treat clients
– The importance of healing personal burdens and taking Self-led action to heal systemic biases related to weight, size, health, and ability.
LUNCH
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
– How to use IFS to help clients shift from parts-driven to Self-led relationships with food and the body, healing parts of themselves that carry painful and extreme beliefs about food and their bodies
BREAK
2:45 to 4:30 pm
– How clients can develop self-led eating practices to incorporate into a more balanced and effective personal wellness plan
– Experiential exercise: participants will design a personal Self-led eating and wellness plan
4:30 to 4:45 Workshop evaluation

Target Audience

This learning event is designed for helping professionals including, but not limited to, social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists, and nurses. We design the learning methodology to further develop beginning, intermediate, and advanced helping professionals by supporting improvement of skills for direct practice, supervision, and management positions. People who attend from professions other than those we are able to provide CEs for may request a Certificate of Attendance.

Instructors

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Jeanne Catanzaro, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years’ experience 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. Jeanne is a Certified IFS Therapist in addition to being trained in Somatic Experiencing, All levels, as well as EMDR, Level 1 & 2 training.

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Diana Dugan Richards, RDN, LDN,  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 co-facilitates Introduction to IFS  for Nutrition Practitioners workshops and the IFS Continuity Program with Jeanne Catanzaro, and leads ongoing independent presentations for those new and experienced with IFS. She offers consultation to dietitians who use the model.

Details

Date:
June 4
Time:
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Cost:
$140.00
Website:
https://www.therapytrainingboston.com/all-workshops/archives/06-2021
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