Are you a nutrition or healthcare professional/ student who wants to learn how to implement Intuitive Eating and related non-diet approaches into their practice?
The London Centre for Intuitive Eating is excited to announce the launch of a new 6 hour CPD course for nutrition professionals.
This is an online course consisting of 5 – 1 hour modules covering the basics of Intuitive Eating and non-diet approaches to nutrition, a workbook you can use with clients, and a live Q+A with Laura to help you troubleshoot issues you’re facing in your practice, or clarify questions you have on the course content. You’ll also be provided with all relevant literature (as PDFs), as well as checklists and tools you can use in practice. The course has been endorsed by The Association for Nutrition for 6 CPD units. Once you begin the course you have 1 month to view the materials and download the PDFs and tools.
The next course will begin later in the summer….Sign up to our Mailing List to be the first to know when the doors are open.
1 - Introduction to Intuitive Eating and The Non-Diet Approach
Learn how dieting and weight focussed interventions may be causing more harm than good and how to help your clients move from weight loss towards Intuitive Eating using non-diet tools and principles. Learn how to market yourself as a non-diet practitioner and how to set up sessions with clients. Learn how to assess a client using the IES-2 tool.
2 - Unconditional Permission to Eat
Learn how to teach clients to move away from the diet mentality and black and white food rules. Teach clients how to systematically reintroduce ‘off-limits’ foods back into their diets in a way that feels comfortable and doesn’t overwhelm the client. Understand the principles of habituation theory and articulate the differences between restrained, flexible, and intuitive eaters.
3 - Reliance on Hunger + Satiety Cues
Learn how to help clients reconnect with their hunger & satiety cues and troubleshoot reasons clients may not experience H&S and how to help them ‘recalibrate’. Understand the benefits of mindful eating and teach your clients how to eat mindfully (at least some of the time).
4 - Eating For Physical Rather than Emotional Reasons + Body Image
Find out how to help clients differentiate between physical and emotional hunger and help them build their ‘emotional coping’ toolkit without food. Help clients stop body bashing and learn to develop body acceptance. Understand scope of practice and when to refer to therapy.
5 - Body Food Choice Congruence + Non Diet Exercise
How to talk to clients about food without using good/bad labels and to help clients understand how food makes them feel. How to help clients find physical activity they enjoy and warning signs of overexercise and when to refer to GP.
6 - Putting it all together; Live Q+A
Facebook live w/ Q+A to troubleshoot and answer questions (in private Facebook group)
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 skills and 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 values underpinning the client-centred care framework.
Edinburgh Workshop: We’re delighted to have Sarah Dempster of Wee Foodies join us to discuss compassion centred care.
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.
What is included in my registration fee?
As well as a packed workshop, we’ll provide breakfast (coffee, pastries, smoothies), lunch (no sad sandwiches, we promise!), tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day. We’ll also provide a bundle of client worksheets, papers and other clinical tools. Plus, the chance to get together with like-minded peers to share knowledge, expertise, and a passion for the work we do. Plus we’ll send you home with a loaded goody bag!
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for health care professionals working in the weight-inclusive paradigm (i.e. non-diet approaches like Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size etc…), including Registered Nutritionists/Dietitians, psychologists/psychotherapists, doctors, nurses, and other AHPs.
Are there any prerequisites?
We recommend you are familiar with IE/HAES and have experience delivering this approach with clients. Having done our online training course (Applying Intuitive Eating and Non-Diet Approaches in Practice), or a similar course such as the Intuitive Eating Counsellor programme would be of benefit but is not essential. Students are welcome. Practitioners in private practice or NHS settings are welcome.
Will this course offer CPD credits?
We will be applying for AfN CPD endorsement closer to the time of the workshop but don’t foresee any reason why this would not be granted.
Are there any discounts?
We’re offering a special, limited time early bird discount (available until 19th July) and a student discount. Please note, to be eligible for student rates, you must show a valid student card at the time of the workshop.
Is the event space accessible?
The event space can be adapted to make it wheelchair accessible - please get in touch to let us know how we can support your needs.
I can’t make this date - will you be doing any other workshops?
YES - we are planning on hosting these workshops a few times a year in a few different locations so keep your eyes peeled (or sign up for our newsletter!)
Why does the Edinburgh workshop cost more?
We appreciate that the Edinburgh workshop is a little more money. This is because we're bringing the whole LCIE team up to Edinburgh to deliver the workshop! We hope that it will still be more cost effective for you than having to travel down to London.