The Mindful Dietitian with Glenys Oyston
Glenys Oyston on stepping away from numbers, body diversity in the professional spaces and the importance of community.Join me as I speak with our colleague, the feirce and fabulous Dietitian Glenys Oyston as we dive down into a number of different topics relevant to our work in supporting people to heal their relationship with food, eating and their body. Here we'll be exploring and talking about: Glenys' personal journey, and how her own experience helps her support others What exactly is "Health At Every Size?" How to support people to step away from numbers, and the scale Can we weigh people in a neutral way? Being a Dietitian who lives in a larger body, and her experience Actively promoting and welcoming body diversity in Dietetics Promoting HAES in Dietetic training The Dare Not to Diet Society - share people's wins! How Dietitians Unplugged Podcast came to be About Glenys: Glenys Oyston is a registered dietitian and eating coach who dares women to stop dieting and start living. As someone who struggled with her weight and feeling out-of-control around food for years, she knows exactly what others are going through and how to get them to food freedom. She coaches people online or by phone through one-on-one and group coaching programs. You can find her at www.daretonotdiet.com and on her podcast Dietitians Unplugged.
4 May 2017
Ethical Entrepreneurship & Facing Your Fears with Haley Goodrich
Haley Goodrich on ethical entrepeneurship, building a HAES-centered business, and facing your fears..... Here Haley shares: Her path from graduating to becoming an entrepreneur in the dietetic space. Dietitians and private practice; why it is not generally the ‘recommended’ or ‘ideal’ trajectory for dietetic students and the layers that contribute to this. The entrepreneurial world; braving the wilderness, being vulnerable and taking risks. The hope for future dietetic students; “We need to breakdown the normalising of limiting beliefs – more mind work!”. The skills and understandings that can help you build a HAES centred business. Straddling the fence? The common fears of jumping fully in and by doing so, how it can contribute to success. The importance of a clear, consistent and personally aligned message and a helpful activity that can get you started! ‘Speaking up and out’; sharing your authentic voice and story and the spaces available in this paradigm for growth and development. The need for reflection and ‘pause’; how she approaches it. More about her business coaching; how she got started and the support it provides for those wanting to start a private practice. Connect with Haley: Instagram Website Facebook #INSPIRDtoSEEK FB group Twitter BioHaley Goodrich is a Pittsburgh-based Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist, and the owner of INSPIRD Nutrition. She is fiercely passionate about helping others cultivate a joyful, peaceful relationship with their bodies and empowering dietitian entrepreneurs to achieve their professional goals. Haley specializes in Intuitive Eating, body image healing, and eating disorder recovery from a Health At Every Size perspective, and is currently pursuing her Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) Certification.
5 Jul 2018
Honouring the Body Across Time with Deb Benfield
Deb Benfield on slowing down, the intersection of yoga & self reflective work, and honouring the ageing body. Here Deb and Fi speak about: How connecting with therapists, and getting supervision felt so important Yoga teacher training with Anna Guest Jelley & significant teachers The intersection of yoga & Dietetic practice Developing the language of interoception, and bringing this into Dietetic practice Why we need to slow down the "hunger-fullness" conversation, and how it can unintentionally lead to shame The somatic process The importance of slowing down, being attentive & curious to enhance safety Safety builds trust, to Spend time building "the base" How we might unintentionally perpetuate the very constructs we are aiming to dismantle Doing our own work, softening into our own experience, staying curious Centering your client & their experience Honouring the ageing body without medicalising or pathologising Choosing an appropriate yoga class - for you, and your clients! Supervision as a powerful tool for improving our capacity & enhancing wellbeing More about Deb: Nutrition Therapist, Freedom Fighter, Recovery Coach and Yoga Teacher on amission for all to know All Bodies are Good Bodies. I am passionate aboutpartnering with my clients and students to:• Develop ease around food, eating and body imageReclaim the PLEASURE of eating again!• Choose foods that allow a balance of joy, satisfaction and well-being.• Compassionately cultivate a way of eating that is both embodied andintentional.• Nourish yourself so that you will feel vital and have the energy for all of theways you play! Owner and Lead Nutritionist at Body in Mind Nutrition/Debra BenfieldCounsulting-Offering Nutritional Therapy and Coaching for individuals, couplesand families, Professional Supervision for therapists, Dietitians, and Coaches,Embodied Eating Groups and Workshops, Body Liberation Yoga Classes andWorkshops, and Worksite Wellness Programs with a Health at Every Sizeperspective. Currently an active member of the Eating Disorder Treatment Teamat Wake Forest University. Founder of the Winston-Salem Eating DisorderCoalition. Website: http://www.bodyinmindnutrition.com/ Links mentioned in this podcast: https://michaelstoneteaching.com/ Yoga in Dead Podcast https://www.yogaisdeadpodcast.com/ Michelle Cassandra Johnson - Skill in Action (book) https://www.michellecjohnson.com/skill-in-action-book
24 Jul 2019
Redefining Effective & "what works" with Evelyn Tribole
Evelyn Tribole on addressing misconceptions, doing what’s effective & what the heck is the “Semmelweis Reflex?” Connect with Evelyn: www.evelyntribole.com Instagram @evelyntribole More about Evelyn: Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S is the author of 9 books, with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, California. She is co-author of the best-selling Intuitive Eating, a mind-body self-care eating process with 10 principles, which has given rise to over 90 studies to date showing benefit. Evelyn enjoys public speaking and training health professionals on how to help their clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body through the process of Intuitive Eating. To date there are over 800 Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors in 22 countries. She was the nutrition expert for Good Morning America, and a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for six years. Evelyn is often sought by the media for her expertise, and has appeared in hundreds of interviews, including CNN, NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and People magazine. Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women’s marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, she is a wicked ping-pong player and avid hiker. Her favorite food is chocolate, when it can be savored slowly. She is currently a meditation student of Dan Brown, PhD, Harvard Medical School.
29 Apr 2019
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The Power of Kindness in Dietetic Practice with Dawn Clifford
Dr Dawn Clifford on transforming Dietetic practice through the power of kindness, Motivational Interviewing & find your voice. Thanks for joining me today to hear from the very wise and multi-talented Dawn Clifford, co-author of "Motivational Interviewing for Nutrition & Fitness Professionals" Here Dawn shares: Discovering her passion for nutrition and dietetics in high school as a competitive swimmer. Being captivated by the psychology of health behaviour change during her studies and seeing her strengths in nutrition counselling and teaching. Her experience in the NA university recreation centre and as an Outpatient Dietitian, leading to HAES and the pursuit for more knowledge on how to best be with clients. More about her book; Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness, co-written with Laura Curtis, MS, RD. Motivational Interviewing learning strategies; how you can begin even if it doesn’t yet resonate and why it is effective and important as a therapeutic model in this paradigm. As a HAES practitioner, how you can approach different philosophies collegially and with clients; “it is a countercultural message – you can expect some resistance!” Navigating mixed messages in academia; for teachers and students. Tips on how to approach fatigue working in the HAES/non-diet paradigm; One important tip being the use of Motivational Interviewing and the two key questions for your clients. Her new project – watch this space! Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD. Dawn is an Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University and is the co-author of Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness. She teaches nutrition education and counselling, and has experience implementing and directing university-based health coaching programs. Dawn conducts research and is an accomplished speaker in the areas of motivational interviewing and non-diet approaches to health and wellness. In addition, she has published several research articles in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour and written curriculum for Today’s Dietitian and Nutrition Dimensions. Connect with Dawn Website Book
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Anna Sweeney on how Dietitians *really* feel about their bodies, promoting diversity in Dietetics and therapeutic diets - separating the shit from the sandwich. Here Anna shares: Her journey to becoming an eating disorders dietitian and involvement in Monte Nido treatment facilities. The beauty of Boston; richness of HAES/non-diet practitioners. The major findings of her recently conducted ‘Body Image and Eating Disorder Nutrition Professionals Survey’; an opportunity for self-reflection. Asking the hard questions; how the survey results may impact our clients and how we can improve client-centred practice. The important issues and consequences surrounding the lack of diversity in dietetics. Her personal lived-experience with progressing multiple sclerosis (MS) and insight into applying a therapeutic diet. On therapeutic diets; ‘We do significant harm if we are not exceptionally thoughtful when making recommendations about food choices and dietary changes that will impact our clients lives – in every single part of their existence”. The importance of being curious with our clients, validating their concerns, instilling compassion and supporting autonomy when navigating therapeutic and/or restrictive diets. Her recent project with @with_this_body - keep an eye out! Connect with Anna through her: Website Instagram Twitter Facebook More about Anna: Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S, is a non-diet, health at every size dietitian who specializes in the treat of eating disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns. She is the National Director of Nutrition Services for Monte Nido, an eating disorder treatment program with many locations across the United States. Anna is also the owner of Whole Life Nutrition Counseling, an outpatient nutrition therapy practice dedicated solely to the care of clients who are working through the process of healing their relationships with food and body. Anna is an active member of her local eating disorder treatment community and has spoken both locally and nationally on topics related to eating disorder treatment and recovery. Anna is also a disabled woman who is working to bring all her parts to the work that she is so passionate about.
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The pervasive culture of under-fuelling in sport with Leslie Schilling
Leslie Schilling on the pervasive culture of under-fuelling in sports and performance & raising kids who can call out diet culture! Here, Fi & Leslie talk about: Life, work and play in Las Vegas – keep up with Leslie’s weekend adventures on Instagram; “there is so much to do in Vegas off the strip!” What it’s like working with athletes, performers and artists in Las Vegas, particularly the performers from Cirque du Soleil! How Leslie supports her culturally diverse clients to adapt to life in the US and navigate diet culture through their interesting and demanding schedules. The culture and promotion of under fuelling in sports. How to help clients push back against under fuelling and the response from clients when they are given permission to eat. Tips on how to screen for under fuelling and restriction when working with athletes / performers – find out the important questions to ask! Interoceptive and somatic awareness, encouraging nutrition intuition and finding a common ground with coaches. How under fuelling can become an entrenched behaviour unintentionally and innocently, not just through disordered eating The culture that keeps us underfeed and what the salmon would do? (hint* swim upstream and dodge the diet culture BS!) The famous Lunch Box Card inspired by Dr. Katja Rowell and The Responsive Feeding Therapy Conference to take place in May 2020. As mentioned in the podcast: Born to Eat book by Leslie Schilling Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil IOC consensus statement on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S): 2018 update The Mary Cain Story The Feeding Doctor – Dr Katja Rowell Responsive Feeding Therapy Conference May 2020 More about Leslie: Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN, CEDRD-S owns a Las Vegas-based coaching practice, specializing in nutrition counseling for families, those of all ages with disordered eating concerns, and professional athletes and performers. In addition to running her practice, Leslie serves as a performance nutrition consultant for Cirque du Soleil® and an eating disorder specialist and supervisory consultant for eating disorder treatment centers in Nevada. With her warm, compassionate, and entertaining personality, Leslie been featured in media outlets like Women’s Health, Self, Pregnancy Magazine, The Yoga Journal, Bicycling, BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, US News & World Report, and on HGTV. When she’s not spending time with her family, you can find her spreading non-diet messages to her clients and speaking platforms across the nation. Leslie is passionate about educating ministry, military, health, medical, and fitness professionals about the harms of typical dieting behaviors. You may know Leslie best as the creator of the Born To Eat® approach and co-author of the award-winning book, Born To Eat. Connect with Leslie Website Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest
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The Mindful Dietitian with Deb Blakley
The Mindful Dietitian with Deb Blakley, APD Spotlight on another Aussie doing amazing work! Deb is Brisbane-based Family Dietitian, Nutritionist and mum who is passionate about supporting grown-ups (parents, carers & early childhood educators) to positively & joyfully connect or reconnect with food & eating and share this with the children in their care. In our conversation from her comfy couch with cups of tea in hand, we talk about: Why Deb calls herself a "Family Dietitian" Deb's personal insight into how and why she's ended up being so passionate about supporting parents and families The core principles of Feeding Dynamics How we can support parents who are struggling with their food and body issues without them feeling blamed or shamed. Deb's passion for helping all kids feel good in their bodies Why she is convinced that bringing a weight-neutral approach to our work is absolutely vital And much more! About Deb Blakley: Deb is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist, recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. She is particularly passionate about supporting grown-ups (parents, carers & early childhood educators) to positively & joyfully connect or reconnect with food & eating and share this with the children in their care. Deb believes that ALL bodies are amazing, and she applies a weight-neutral, non-diet approach in supporting kids to grow into the bodies that are right for them. Her approach supports parents, carers, families & educators to make decisions about nutrition and health from a place of care & consideration rather than control. Deb says: I believe in the right of every person to EAT HAPPY! I believe that every child & every grown-up has the right to feel good about the body they live in, ALWAYS. Without question or condition. I believe that every child is capable of growing up to be a competent and confident eater no matter what the nutrition challenge is. I believe that every grown-up is capable of healing their relationship with food too! I delight in helping families put the joy back into eating together. Find Deb here: Kids Dig Food Website Kids Dig Food on Facebook
27 Mar 2017
ACT in Dietetic practice with Annie Goldsmith
Annie Goldsmith on integrating Acceptance & Commitment Therapy in Dietetic Practice. Annie and Fi talk about: Annie's passion for Health At Every Size (R) and background in Brain & Cognitive Sciences Working with groups & supporting an environment of collective healing The gift of our experiences being witnessed and held in groups Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - what is it? Useful intersections of ACT & Dietetic practice Skills & tools core to the ACT hexaflex How ACT can be helpful to support longer-term recovery from diet culture and eating disorders The important place of values in ACT Links mentioned in this podcast: https://www.actmindfully.com.au/ More About Annie: Annie Goldsmith is a Registered Dietitian and owner of Second Breakfast Nutrition, a private practice in Charlotte North Carolina. Annie specializes in working with clients recovering from eating disorders, disordered eating, chronic dieting, and body image struggles. She is also co-owner of The Art of Intentional Eating, where she facilitates courses, support groups, and size inclusive yoga classes grounded in the HAES and IE philosophies. She is passionate about offering non-diet, weight inclusive care and grateful for the opportunity to hold space for those on their recovery journeys Find Annie here: www.anniegoldsmithrd.com and www.artofintentionaleating.com
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The evolution of Dietetic practice & tipping points with Jenna Hollenstein
Jenna Hollenstein on compassion and witnessing the evolution of Dietetic practice, asking "is this a tipping point?" Jenna shares witnessing a new mood, observations of the current tipping point, the importance of compassion as we evolve as clinicians and as we witness the evolution of others, what compassion is and isn’t and how we embrace it, mindfulness and meditation; the notion of acceptance, making connections and a new training opportunity available for dietitians. Here Fi and Jenna speak about: Living in NYC; its overstimulating nature and rich diversity with many opportunities for observation. Attending the 2019 FNCE; ‘The Superbowl for American Dietitians’ and its significantly different presence. The current tipping point within the dietetic community and profession - the hunger for IE and HAES exposure from students and dietitians early on in their careers. Why its important to enact self-compassion and not turn to self-aggression as we evolve and change. The misconceptions of self-compassion; What it really is and what it isn’t. The need to balance feminine and masculine qualities. How we can embrace self-compassion through this environmental shift by being conscious and aware of our evolution and the evolution of others. Compassion VS Idiot Compassion; understanding the complexities of the human experience and the need to call out / call in – and knowing it’s not easy! Mindfulness in practice through connections and the notion of acceptance. Teaching the Open Heart Project Meditation Instructor Training with Susan Piver and a new meditation instructor course just for dietitians – watch this space! As mentioned in the podcast: FNCE 2019: 247. Intuitive Eating: What Every Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Needs to Know Dr Kristin Neff – Self Compassion Open Heart Project Meditation Instructor Training with Susan Piver Find Jenna: Website Instagram Twitter Facebook YouTube LinkedIn More about Jenna: Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness. Jenna’s private practice is located in New York City where she consults with clients in person and virtually. Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State, a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University, is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and an Open Heart Project meditation guide. In 2018, Jenna joined the board of The Center for Mindful Eating. Jenna teaches at mindfulness retreats in the United States and France. She has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Health, Mindful, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Fox News. Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and the memoir Drinking to Distraction. Her third book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, was published in January, 2019.
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From Niceness to Kindness with Jessica Campbell
Jessica Campbell on showing up, doing the work and the issues around "niceness" Here Jess shares: Her experience and the challenges as a medical student, bringing with her a background in HAES/non-diet nutrition and time spent interacting and being with clients. About the ‘Alternative Category’ – diversifying the allied health field and attracting questioners and curious students (way to go OTAGO!). The importance of being curious and asking the core, but uncomfortable, questions both internally and externally to encourage the integration of social justice into allied health, nutrition and dietetics. Showing up and wanting to learn versus showing up and wanting to do the personal work. Why it’s crucial that we as health professionals examine, acknowledge and accept our privilege with honesty and how these privileges influence our bias. ‘Doing the work’ – what does/could this mean for you? ‘As helping professionals, we are educated to leave ourselves at the door’; how sitting with the ‘uncomfortable’, allowing emotions and validating can facilitate true healing. The shame response; ‘it’s not our privilege parameter that we should feel any shame and guilt about, it’s our inability to recognise it, and then once recognised, failing to act or allowing its enactment’ The ‘but I’ve worked hard’ response; failing to recognise that privilege and oppression dictates/impacts access. What is ‘tone-policing’, how it impacts and how we can respond. The harmful expert badge - ‘A whole other podcast’ – ah yes please!! Connect with Jess through her: Instagram Website Facebook About Jess: Jessica Campbell BSc PgDip, is a Non-Diet Nutritionist & Medical Student passionate about weight inclusive healthcare practices, eating disorder prevention & therapies. Jess is a New Zealand based non-diet nutritionist at Body Balance Nutrition, a group practice providing food and body positive nutrition and dietetic care and eating disorder recovery services in person and online New Zealand wide. Jess is active in the HAES New Zealand working group and co-facilitates, with her fab colleague Sarah Peck NZRD, the NZ Diet Free Nutrition and Health Professionals online network.
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The Mindful Dietitian with Tara MacGregor
Tara MacGregor, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and APD, on the psychotherapeutic model for behaviour change, client centred practice misconceptions, context in practice, motivational interviewing, getting out of ‘fix it’ mode and the importance of professional supervision. Please join me today as I speak with the inspiring and very experienced TaraMacGregor; a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and APD. After many years inclinical dietetics, Tara currently manages a successful private practice located inSydneyss North Shore. Tara assists adults suffering with chronic yo-yo dieting,disordered eating and eating disorders by combining skilful client centred counselling with nutrition knowledge using the HAES/non-diet approach. Through her training organisation Practice Pavestones, Tara also provides training for health professionals focussing principally on motivational interviewing. Tara also offers clinical supervision and mentoring for dietitians and mental health professionals. Here Tara shares: How she became interested in the overlapping/space between dietetics andcounselling/psychotherapy and what her current space encompasses. Taking off the white coat; the growth of the psychotherapeutic model andlimitations of client ‘education’ in behaviour change. Client Centred Practice misconception; how it is not doing what your clientwants, the ethics and how you can navigate this space! The importance of ‘context’ in practice and allowing your client to have theirreality. Motivational Interviewing; a conversational, guiding style perfect for HAES/non-diet approach “Laying the burden down of being the fixer and tapping into our foundationalqualities that were already there” “There is an alternative to traditional dietary therapy” and how supervision cancomplement the transition by bringing out your strengths. Supervision – the key questions answered:o The difference between professional supervision and mentoringo How would a dietitian know if they needed supervision?o What ‘should’ supervision feel (afterwards)?o Should a supervisor be another dietitian?o How you can find a supervisor? Current work and involvement with the DAA; Dietitians Association of Australia Connect with Tara;Website: http://taramacgregor.com.au/
22 Dec 2017
The Mindful Dietitian with Paige Smathers
Paige Smathers, RD on the intersection of addictions, eating disorders and body image, the cultural epidemic of fat phobia & stepping into your true value as a professional! Here Paige shares: Her experience working in diverse fields as a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. Her involvement in the addiction recovery space and how she incorporated research, her practice and personal experiences to develop the fundamental ‘Substance Use Disorders’ Curriculum. The intersection between addictions and body image, eating disorders and disordered eating. The cultural epidemic of fat phobia and weight bias and how this impacts socially conscious groups. Raising awareness of eating disorder and disordered eating behaviours, attitudes and language; how to approach these conversations with clients and colleagues in order to seek neutrality through bridging the gap. The importance of providing space for compassion. How she teaches and acknowledges ‘change’ within her lessons. Mindfulness in the addictions field through learning to care for ourselves and sitting with pain. Acknowledging your worth as a professional in this paradigm. More about Paige: Paige Smathers is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist from Salt Lake City, Utah with incredible diversity in her professional work. She provides nutritional therapy for individuals in eating disorder recovery and for those struggling with chronic dieting within her private practice, Positive Nutrition. She also teaches multiple online courses and provides lessons to individuals within substance use treatment/recovery facilities in Utah. Paige has a wealth of knowledge in this area which has been acknowledgement through her development of the Positive Nutrition Substance Use Disorders Curriculum. In addition, Paige is a consultant, presenter and the host of the ‘Nutrition Matters’ podcast. On her spare days, you’ll find Paige partaking in many of the exciting mountain and outdoor activities on offer in this beautiful part of the world. Connect with Paige through her:Website Curriculum FacebookInstagram
23 May 2018
Disrupting narratives with Lucy Aphramor
Lucy Aphramor on disrupting narratives, how relationships with food can serve as a vehicle for deeper work, & redefining the default for "good Dietitian." What interrupts our access to our body story – what is permissible and accessible? How can we provide a space where “I am OK” is available? Relational ways of connecting using a variety of frameworks using metaphors and stories Assumptions that are made through the dominant medical framework The importance of validation & enquiry When people discover it for themselves, then I help theorise it How we can support people to understand their own story The “health” narrative is so powerful that people will erase their own story Supporting people to take their own story seriously Food, eating and body are the vehicle for the deep work…. Being guided by values Being able to sit with our own discomfort, stepping away from “fixing” What defines a “good Dietitian” If “fixing people” and “telling people what to do” is a strong part of our professional identity, and if I want to be a “good Dietitian” then that will be our default….. Acting with integrity and acknowledging when we’ve got it wrong Self compassion is for everyone, including us! How Lucy weaves in self compassion Disconnection stops compassion from flourishing What does "The Magic Biscuit" say to you? Honouring story as a powerful way of connecting Visibility, and taking risk Walking away is always a walking towards..... The practice of taking choices...... Creating three examples as a way to move away from the binary Lucy's dream Dietetic course!! Expand the definition of what it means to be a Dietitian, "do" Dietetics How we can understand how trauma shows up - and why it's pivotal Link to The Magic BiscuitMore About Lucy:www.lucyaphramor.com
2 Jan 2019
Chronic disease Mx, the Non Diet Way! with Lori Short-Zamudio
Lori Short-Zamudio on navigating Non Diet with a chronic disease, the messiness of "diet stew" and the importance of finding your people.... Here Lori shares: Meeting Fiona at Body Image workshop in Boston and the importance of bringing the HAES/non-diet community together. Creating the Nourished Circle community space and retreat and partnering with Registered Dietitian and friend Kori Kostka. How finding your tribe can make you stronger and braver when working in this space. Navigating through ‘Diet Stew’ by setting boundaries. Emphasising language and expression; acknowledging how words impact others and the difference ‘expressed’ and ‘received’ words. Her lived experience with Crohn's disease; witnessing diet culture, letting go of ‘dietitian rules’, therapeutic diets and intuitive eating, self-compassion and grieving food. Her key tips for working with clients experiencing chronic disease. Diet culture and chronic disease; how the intersect, empowering clients to trust themselves and how practitioner ‘fat phobia’ influences treatment and care. Body image work – is lifelong work; recognising opportunities for growth and development. Find out more from Lori’s related blog post here! Connect with Lori: Instagram Website Twitter Facebook More About Lori: Lori Short-Zamudio is a Registered Dietitian with over 1 years experience working with clients with eating disorders, Type 13 diabetes and various GI issues. Over this time Lori has shaped her work to have a Health at Every Size focus and works to assist clients in restoring their relationship with food and exercise. Lori also works with individuals to become more body positive in their daily lives. Lori teaches at the College level at a large school in the Toronto area and lives with her family in the town she grew up in. You can often find Lori spending time with her 2 kids, running around town (literally running for stress management) or drinking coffee. Recently Lori has teamed up with the like-minded Kori Kostka to form Nourished Circle a podcast about HAES, living your non diet values and whatever all else pops in their head. For Lori's writing jump over to her blog at unapologeticallymerd.com
25 Oct 2018
From Weight Centric to Weight Inclusive with Vincci Tsui
Vincci Tsui on transitioning from weight-centric to weight-inclusive care, the co-opting of HAES and Non Diet language and why we find it so hard to communicate in the face of weight bias & stigma. Vincci shares her current work space, how therapeutic diets can become problematic, the factors that led to and experience working in a bariatric clinic, the issues with weight-centred health professionals ‘co-opting’ the non-diet/HAES language, transitioning to a non-diet/HAES model, acknowledging privilege and ‘bringing yourself into the room’ while with clients and why collaboration between HAES/non-diet and ‘obesity prevention’ professionals is so hard. Here Vincci shares with us: Her current work space; both private and clinical, and the welcomed new inclusion of Gastrointestinal (GI) patients. The misconceptions of FODMAP, how therapeutic diets can become problematic and how we, as clinicians, can contribute to this. The factors that led Vincci to work in a bariatric clinic and her experience working within this weight centric model. The issue with weight-centred health professionals ‘co-opting’ the non-diet/HAES language. Transitioning to a non-diet/HAES model and the resources/people which helped guide her on her journey. The importance of acknowledging privilege and ‘bringing yourself into the room’ to provide a richer experience for clients; ‘we cannot remain neutral!’. Attending the ASDAH conference in August. Collaboration between HAES/non-diet and ‘obesity prevention’ professionals - why it is so difficult (For more on this topic check out Vincci’s most recent blog post; ‘Let’s talk about Weight Bias and Stigma’.) Why we need to go deeper than the ‘palatable’ stuff, be conscious of our language and not always be nice and restrain ourselves. And something you may not have known about Fi (The Mindful Dietitian)! Connect with Vincci through: Website Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram
9 Aug 2018
The Mindful Dietitian with Linn Thorstensson
In preparation for Mindful Eating (ME) Day celebration on 25th of January 2018, Linn shares her personal story and how her own experiences lead her to mindfulness and mindful eating, the benefits of mindfulness in practice and life, the common assumptions, importance of client self-care and self-acceptance as well as her new exciting project for 2018 and plans for ME Day. Please join me today as I speak with the inspiring Linn Thorstensson of Cork, Ireland. Linn is a Nutritional Therapist and the co-founder of Straight Forward Nutrition; Mindful Eating -Wholehearted Living. Linn helps guide her clients to healing their body and relationship with food through nourishing nutrition, mindfulness and mindful eating techniques. She offers a series of programmes as well as one-on-one consultations with clients. Linn is also an avid foodie with a passion for photography. She shares her recipes, which emphasis mindful eating and colour, across her many platforms which she hopes will encourage curiosity and creativity within her clients and others. Here Linn shares:● Meeting during the first Mindful Eating Day in 2015.● Her personal story of healing and how her struggles lead her to mindfulness and mindful eating.● Intuitive Eating and Mindful Eating; how they differ.● The many benefits of mindfulness in practice and in life. ● Mindful Eating assumptions; it is not as simple as ‘eating slower’!● Mindfulness and Stress.● “The lack of self-care is an epidemic” – “we need to be kinder to ourselves”!● How you can encourage compassionate self-care within your clients.● “Importance of doing our own personal work to help our clients better”.● Her new, exciting, smooth-a-licious project.● Recognising the challenges of mindfulness – “it takes time, trust and courage!”● Plans for ME Day. Connect with Linn: Website FaceBook Instagram Find out more about ME Day celebrations: About ME Day ME Day FB group The Centre for Mindful Eating (TCME) TCME resources
30 Dec 2017