In 2005, Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD started facilitating groups to help women let go of food/weight obsession. Realizing they shared a similar approach and philosophy regarding food, weight, body image and health, the two decided to merge their practices to create a partnership that would offer a revolutionary approach that is deeply nourishing and counter to conventional institutional paradigms. Be Nourished is founded on the idea that we are all born with remarkable instincts to love and care for our bodies. We believe Body Trust® is a birthright. Our passion is helping people lose the weight of body shame to create the change they seek from a deeper place.
It is hard to be nourished in a culture that doesn’t trust your body but courage and boldness are rewarded with freedom. We believe that people who live compassionately in the bodies they have will change the world for everyone. We offer programs, workshops, retreats, and e-courses to help people cultivate body trust and the power to psychologically and physically be nourished in a culture filled with weight bias and body oppression.
We are committed to providing healthcare providers with the training and support to offer weight-inclusive and trauma-informed care to everyone they see. We offer an independent study e-course, support for culture change in organizations and an intensive 6+ month certification program for helping professionals.