Every therapist—no matter where they practice or who they see—has heard clients express shame about their body size. Given the influence of diet culture and the traditional views of “obesity” in the mental health field, how can we make sure that our good intentions aren’t reinforcing weight-based trauma—or even contributing to it—in the clinical setting? It’s imperative that therapists learn an alternative therapeutic framework that addresses clients’ own internalized weight stigma and offers a path toward physical and psychological well-being for people of all sizes.
In this course, you’ll learn the connection between trauma and Binge Eating Disorder, and how you can help clients heal their relationship with food from a strengths-based perspective without triggering more shame. You’ll explore strategies to unlearn your own weight bias, and interventions to help clients cultivate compassion, mindfulness, critical thinking, insight, and a values-driven life so that they can make peace with food and feel more at home in their bodies.