Embodied Practitioner

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Dealing with Toxic Lunchroom Talk and Advocating for the Possibility for Culture Change

March 21, 2019

It’s a common scenario, most of us have probably experienced it. We’re having lunch at work, decompressing, enjoying leftovers, maybe a sandwich and some cookies or takeout, and it happens. “I must have gained XX amount of pounds over vacation.” “I really shouldn’t be eating this, I’m so bad!” “We are doing Whole 30/keto/etc. I…

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Rethinking Food Addiction

March 8, 2019

By Mikalina Kirkpatrick with Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant Food addiction is a phrase you’ve probably heard. It’s been used in a wide variety of contexts, with increasing frequency over the past 40 years, to invoke many of the same ideas believed about drug addiction. New science finds, though, that many widely held beliefs about…

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Do you have to be so divisive? Reflections on the BEDA/NEDA conference (and ways to move forward together)

November 20, 2017

Of any conference, we feel most at home at BEDA. We adore the smart, passionate and loving people that work in this field. BEDA and NEDA joined forces to offer a joint conference for the first time, which has the potential to be a hopeful step towards more equity and inclusion work. This union also…

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Be a critical reviewer of weight science

October 5, 2017

The amount of weight bias in the literature (and therefore the medical community) is astounding. Health care providers must become critical reviewers of the research to provide safe and ethical services. Many of the studies finding a correlation between weight and health have not controlled for things like SES, weight cycling, fitness, stigma, oppression, trauma,…

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Reflecting on a Client Encounter

August 23, 2017

Learning Motivational Interviewing is likened to learning to play a musical instrument—it takes time and practice. Attending one or two MI trainings does not make for a skilled MI practitioner. One of the ways we learn is by reflecting on our client interactions. If you have the ability to record and listen to your encounters,…

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