We believe that weight discrimination exists and impacts health.

The Be Nourished Training Institute provides training and support in the Art and Science of Behavior Change Counseling. We know the conversations that occur between health care providers and their clients are powerful ones, capable of supporting or inhibiting the innate change process that is alive in all of us. We also believe helping professionals do the work they do because they want to be agents of change. Our institute, which is grounded in the empirically validated treatment modalities of Motivational Interviewing and Health at Every Size® can help you create well-balanced, meaningful relationships with your clients. These modalities share some key strengths that will enhance your practice:

  • They are based on research about what helps people move towards health.
  • They harness the innate motivation and wisdom that are already present in your clientele.
  • They make your job easier because they teach you to draw on your clients’ desire to move towards health so it isn’t coming from you alone.
  • These modalities leave your clients feeling supported and excited about returning for your services.

We believe that through these trainings you will be reminded of the very reason you entered the helping profession. Are you ready to love your work more than ever?

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Promoting Body Trust® in Your Work
An E-Course for Helping Professionals

Promoting Body Trust® in Your Work equips you with the knowledge base, language, and practical resources to challenge weight stigma; connect the dots between weight stigma and negative health outcomes; and support clients in moving towards Body Trust and weight-neutral self-care.

Promoviendo Confianza Corporal en Tu Trabajo
Un curso en linea para profesionales del bienestar integral

Promoviendo Body Trust® en Tu Trabajo te equipa con la base de conocimientos, lenguaje y recursos prácticos para desafiar el estigma en torno al peso; conectar los puntos entre el estigma en torno al peso y los desenlaces negativos en salud; y apoyar a tus clientes para avanzar hacia la Confianza Corporal y el auto-cuidado neutral con respecto al peso.

Body Trust® Provider Certification Training Program
Six-Month Training (Applications for Fall 2018 will open this summer)

Our greatest hope is that, together, we create a world safer for people of ALL shapes, sizes, colors, gender identities, and abilities; a world more inclusive of body diversity. We’d like to see the powerful paradigm that is Body Trust® available to people who need it everywhere. We are creating this certification program to support your growth and depth in this work and help you bring this work to others.

Beyond the Basics: Advanced Training in Motivational Interviewing
June 3-6, 2018

Held at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Stockbridge, MA
Becoming skilled in Motivational Interviewing (MI)—a practical, evidence-based approach for supporting people in making and sustaining behavior change—is like learning to play an instrument. It takes time and practice. This dynamic training is ideal for individuals who have learned the basics of MI and are using it in their professional settings, including social workers, coaches, counselors, clergy, dietitians, care managers, yoga therapists, physicians, and many others.

Beyond the Basics: Advanced Training in Motivational Interviewing
June 14-15, 2018

Held at McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, OR
Becoming skilled in Motivational Interviewing (MI)—a practical, evidence-based approach for supporting people in making and sustaining behavior change—is like learning to play an instrument. It takes time and practice. This dynamic training is ideal for individuals who have learned the basics of MI and are using it in their professional settings, including social workers, coaches, counselors, clergy, dietitians, care managers, yoga therapists, physicians, and many others.

Motivational Interviewing: The Art & Science of Behavior Change Counseling
September 30 – October 3, 2018

Held at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA
The conversations that occur between helping professionals and their clients are powerful ones, capable of supporting or inhibiting the innate change process that is alive in all of us. Many helping professionals choose the work they do because they want to be agents of change. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling that elicits and strengthens intrinsic motivation for positive change.

The Embodied Practitioner: Reclaim Your Own Body Trust®
November 11-14, 2018

Held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA
Sweeten your relationship with your own body while improving your effectiveness as a body-positive practitioner. When you view your body in a connected, trusting, and compassionate way, you can more effectively help people who struggle with disordered eating or internalized body shame.