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 start on 11th November….You can register from 1st November!

This self-paced course covers:

Dates and Locations

  • London
    October 12/13
    Benk + Bo
    4 - 6 Gravel Lane
    E1 7AW
  • Edinburgh
    October 24/25
    Dovecot Studios
    10 Infirmary St
    EH1 1LT

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 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.

Edinburgh Workshop Agenda

Day 1 – Thursday 24th October, 9am – 5pm: Where we are now – examining the status quo in nutrition + dietetics practice

  • 9:00 – Welcome: Breakfast + tea/coffee, meet with colleagues
  • 9:30 – Introduction: Orientation and overview of coming days
  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Person Centred Care 101: Why this isn’t what you think it is – exploring the values that underpin our practice
  • 11:00 – 11:20 – Break
  • 11:20 – 12:20 – Weight Stigma 101: Helping clients examine and unpack internalised fat-phobia, and its intersections with other forms of marginalisation
  • 12:20 – 13:00 – Critical Dietetics and Nutrition Discourse : We will discuss the origins and three underpinning tenets of ‘Critical Dietetics’, reflecting on how we are trained as nutrition professionals (how we know what we know), and how this impacts on the way we practice.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:00 – Helpful or Harmful – how we say what we say and why it matters: Unpacking topics around how we connect and communicate with our clients and learning to de-centre our own experiences so we can better serve those we care for. Covering topics such as praising vs. affirming, the expert trap, the problems with myth-busting, and putting the person-first.
  • 15:00 – 16:00A look at recent literature: Highlighting some recent research and learnings that can be integrated into practice 
  • 16:00 – 16:30 – Wrap Up: An opportunity to reflect and ask questions


Day 2 – Friday 25th October, 9am – 4:30pm: Where we go from here – moving forward

  • 9:00 – Welcome back: Breakfast and tea/coffee, meet with colleagues
  • 9:30 – Introduction to body image work: Orientation and overview of coming days
  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Mindful Nutrition Messaging for Children and Parents: Thinking about our role in communicating nutrition messages that foster a healthy relationship with food and body for children and their parents, both in practice and with the public
  • 11:00 – 11:20 – Break
  • 11:20 – 13:00 – ACT for Body Image: An introduction to how the tools of Acceptance and Commitment Theory can help support our clients with body image concerns
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:00 – Self Compassion for our clients and ourselves : How self-compassion can be instrumental in body image work, and how to help prevent compassion fatigue in our practice
  • 15:00 – 16:00Integrating non-diet theory with clinical practice: Case study highlighting integration of clinical guidelines with non-diet principles
  • 16:00 – 16:30 – Wrap Up: An opportunity to reflect and ask questions

The workshop will cover: