Date and Time: June 4, 2021 - 9:00 am to 4:45 pm EST
Credits: 6 CEs
Location: Live on Zoom
We are a culture preoccupied with dieting, wellness and devoted to maintaining unrealistic ideals of how we should look and function. Confusion and shame about our weight, size, and health are rooted in cultural messages become individual psychological burdens that can make clients lose touch with their innate wisdom about what their bodies need. This has been particularly evident during the pandemic, where messages about food and bodies have often been extreme or conflicting. The Internal Family Systems model offers an alternative to the endless quest for the “right” diet and exercise plan. The model offers a way to help clients reconnect with their core wisdom, the Self, so we can help them heal the many legacy burdens, cultural and historical inheritances, that shape their relationships with food and their bodies and contribute to systemic bias, personal suffering and ill health. The workshop will include an overview of the IFS model to ground the learning for new and experienced IFS practitioners. Teaching methodology includes: didactic learning, experiential exercise, meditations that can be used with clients, small group work. Particular attention will be paid to the way people with larger bodies are marginalized and mistreated in the health care system.
In this training we will address:
- How the impact of cultural conditioning and family legacy burdens, innacuracies from biased thinking about weight the body, as well as personal psychological challenges contribute to disconnection from core wisdom and capacity to manage food, access emotional wellness.
- How helping professionals' own inherited and accrued biases regarding weight and body shape/size impact our capacity to assess and treat our clients effectively.
- The importance of clients' capacity to heal psychological burdens and taking Self-led action to heal the systemic biases related to weight, size, health, and ability that keep them funtioning in a sub par manner.
- How to use IFS to help clients shift from an unhealthy parts-driven to Self-led relationships with food and the body, healing parts of themselves that carry painful and extreme beliefs.
- How clients can develop Self-led eating practices to incorporate into a more balanced and effective personal wellness plan to minimize psychological and physical health issues related to relationships with food and the body.
experience treating eating and trauma related issues. She has written articles
about IFS and eating disorders and is dedicated to helping people develop Self-led relationships with food and their bodies. Jeanne is a Certified IFS Therapist in addition to being trained in Somatic Experiencing, All levels, as well as EMDR, Level 1 & 2 training
therapist and certified Internal Family Systems practitioner. Since 2011,
IFS has been the primary technique used in her private practice for clients
with a wide array of disordered eating. She’s co-facilitated and taught Introduction to IFS for Nutrition Practitioners workshops, the IFS Continuity Program with Jeanne Catanzaro, and ongoing independent presentations for those new and experienced with IFS. She offers consultation to dietitians who have completed Level 1 IFS training.
- Participants will describe the impact of cultural and legacy burdens on clients’ acceptance of their body and relationship with food.
- Participants will explain how IFS is used to help clients identify and connect with their parts that hold extreme beliefs about food and body.
- Participants will identify how therapists’ personal burdens impact their assessment and treatment of clients.
- Participants will compare the differences between parts-driven and Self-led beliefs and behavior related to food, body size, and health.
- Participants will design a personal Self-led eating and wellbeing practice to insure they can assist clients in doing the same
9 am to 10:30 am:
• How the impact of cultural and family legacy burdens as well as personal burdens contributes to disconnection from core wisdom
• Introduction/review of the Internal Family Systems Model with examples of how it informs recovery related to food and body concerns
10:45 am to 12:30 pm
• How our emotional burdens impact the way we assess and treat clients
• The importance of healing personal burdens and taking Self-led action to heal the systemic biases related to weight, size, health, and ability.
LUNCH 12:30 to 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:45
• How to use IFS to help clients shift from parts-driven to Self-led relationships with food and the body, healing parts of themselves that carry painful and extreme beliefs about food and their bodies
2:45 to 4:30 pm
• How clients can develop self-led eating practices to incorporate into a more balanced and effective personal wellness plan
• Experiential exercise: participants will design a personal Self-led eating and wellness plan
4:30 to 4:45 Workshop evaluation
Group Registration: $130 per person for groups of two or more, $125 per person early registration for groups of two or more, received by 4.30.21. Groups must register and pay together to receive the discount.
Members of NEAFAST, Black Therapists Rock, National Association of Black Counselors and all BIPOC clinicians may access an equity rate of $120. Please contact us for discount codes. No application is required.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors can earn 6 contact hours as Therapy Training Boston has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6707. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Therapy Training Boston is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 6 CEs have been approved for Certified IFS practitioners.
PLEASE NOTE: Six continuing education credits for IFS Institute certification have been approved For more detailed information about CEs, read this.