Embodied Practitioner

Top 10 Mistakes in Behavior Change

January 18, 2017

Behavior change is a process, and people often approach change from all the wrong angles. BJ Fogg, a Stanford University professor, talks about 10 mistakes people make when trying to change their behavior: 1. Relying on willpower for long-term change. Imagine willpower doesn’t exist. That’s step #1 to a better future. 2. Attempting big leaps…

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Twelve takeaways from a recent MI training

January 5, 2017

I recently spent three days assisting a motivational interviewing training in San Francisco with the one and only Steve Berg-Smith. If you ever have a chance to attend a training with this gem of a human being, I highly recommend it! I thought I’d share some of my top takeaways with you…   Motivational interviewing…

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Handling Client Anxiety About Weight Gain

September 9, 2016

When someone breaks up with diet culture to focus on healing their relationship with food, body, and self, it is not uncommon for weight gain to occur. Chances are the weight of a person, after years of chronic dieting and disordered eating behavior, is not their natural set point. As they let go of their…

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What is Health-ism?

August 10, 2016

We have been researching the concept of health-ism in preparation for a webinar we are recording for the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). (We’ll let you know when it’s available!) We came across this definition of health-ism written by Lucy Aphramor PhD, RD for her Well-Now program: Health-ism is a belief system that…

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How to help someone get through a bad body day…

July 12, 2016

Summer can be a tough season for many of our clients. Folks feel less hidden by clothing, sometimes last summer’s clothes don’t fit, and being more in contact with their own skin can feel really vulnerable. It is a time when both external and internalized weight bias are heightened. Our client’s bodies may not have…

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