Workshop Overview

Day 1 – Research update including critical appraisal of recent literature pertaining to intuitive eating Health at Every Size and non diet approaches. We’ll also take a critical look at the ‘weight management’ literature. We’ll then layer on communication skillsand strategies to inspire curiosity and non-judgement in our clients informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). We’ll also explore the core values associated with working in this paradigm. We’ll also discuss the role of medical nutrition therapy in the context of non-diet approaches and how to successfully integrate them into your practice.

London workshop: We’re delighted to have Jenna Daku from Freedom to be Therapy discuss how to provide trauma informed and sensitive communication. We’re also excited to be joined by Helen West from the Rooted Project to discuss the valuesunderpinning the client-centred care framework.

Day 2 – We will continue to build on the communication skills developed in day 1 and layer on specific clinical tools to help clients build their ‘toolkit’ for navigating healing from diet culture. We will take a deep dive into body image work and take a closer look at common challenges clients face and how we can help guide and support them through tricky road bumps. We will specifically look at helping clients develop self- compassion, but also how we as practitioners can avoid compassion fatigue. We will also discuss scope of practice, forming and working within MDTs, and clinical supervision.

We will release full programme details closer to the time.

London October 12/13
Benk + Bo
4 – 6 Gravel Lane
E1 7AW