We believe there is beauty and worth in EVERY body, and that benefits when we see a healthy body only as a thin body. Unfortunately, many helping professionals don’t look at the research on weight and health with a critical eye, and they also aren’t immune to the onslaught of media messages promoting the thin ideal.In our practice,…

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Motivational interviewing is a strengths-based model. We seek every opportunity to affirm, compliment, and reinforce the client’s past successes and future hopes, their efforts to change things, and their humanity, character and spirit as a fellow human being. We recently heard this story about a Florida special education teacher who spends 10 minutes at the start of…

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