PROFESSIONAL trainings

Individuals suffering with eating and body image problems are the canaries in the coal mine of a culture that is increasingly out of balance. Combating these issues is strenuous, often frustrating work. Whatever your role is in helping people make peace with their bodies, you’re working hard to fight negative body image, which is linked to poor self-care and overall life quality, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, weight cycling, and relationship violence.

Positive Resources for Professionals

There is hope! We train professionals to use our Be Body Positive Model, which combines skills of self-compassion, intuition, creativity, and social connection to help people reclaim their beauty, purpose, and the joy of living in their unique bodies. Join us for an experiential and practical training to learn the Five Competencies of our Be Body Positive Model for use in your professional practice with clients who struggle with eating disorders or body image problems.

Research conducted at Stanford University in 2014 showed that this model is
strongly associated with self-compassion, healthy eating and exercise, more satisfying relationships, emotional wellbeing, and lower levels of anxiety. Cornell University is currently conducting a more comprehensive study, with data to be available in the spring of 2017.

At the Be Body Positive Professional Training, you will:

  • Receive our research-based Be Body Positive Facilitator Manual and Group Curriculum with step-by-step instructions for teaching our powerful Competencies in individual and group settings with clients.
  • Experience the power of this Model to enhance your relationship with your own body, improve your self-care, and prevent burnout.
  • Gain confidence and invaluable skills to work with people struggling with eating and body image problems.
  • Engage in dialogue to understand the impact of intersecting identities on body image and self-care.
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“Center for Discovery had the opportunity to bring our program directors and clinicians together to participate in The Body Positive training with Elizabeth and Connie. In my more than twenty years of experience working with eating disorders in residential settings, I can honestly say that I have never been a part of something so transformational.

Body image has historically been a place where even experienced clinicians get “stuck” with clients and feel a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. The concepts and tools taught in The Body Positive training gave our group instant access to powerful interventions that they immediately began using with clients. Additionally, our clinicians felt personally energized and nurtured by the experience. Going through the exercises together resulted in increased trust and closeness within our team. Months later, we continue to use and benefit from the concepts and spirit of the day we spent with Connie and Elizabeth.

I highly recommend The Body Positive training for anyone who works with clients affected by eating disorders. You will experience powerful and life-changing concepts delivered with wisdom, humor, and compassion.””
— Jen Gorman, MC, Director of Operations, Center for Discovery

Be Body Positive
Professional Training

May 12-13, 2017
9 am - 5 pm
*Rudramandir Center
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
Take advantage of early bird pricing through february 28th!

We've just extended our early bird discount through February 28th. Register with the promo code may2017discount to receive $150 off the training tuition.

Once you're registered, we'll keep you inspired with engaging readings, stories, and videos. 

The discount will be subtracted from tuition, which is separate from the curriculum license.

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Questions about the training? Download the agenda, or send us a message and we'll set up a call to share more information.

*Rudramandir Center is wheelchair accessible

MASTERS LEVEL MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS, dietitians, and social workers:

  • 13 CE hours available for Be Body Positive Professional Training

  • 10 CE hours available for Body Positive Psychotherapy Online Course

The Body Positive has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6698. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Body Positive is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Body Positive's courses for professionals have been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for CPEUs. CDR Credentialed Practitioners are responsible for choosing a learning need code (LNC) for this course that best meets their individual goals.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886690420-8629) for 10 continuing education contact hours.

Body Positive Psychotherapy Online Course

The Body Positive Psychotherapy 10 CE hour online course provides health professionals with cutting-edge tools to help their clients who are struggling with eating and body image problems. Psychotherapist Elizabeth Scott, LSCW, teaches professionals to support clients to listen to and trust their own internal wisdom, and to take responsibility for their own self-care, starting at the most fundamental level—feeding themselves.

This online course is appropriate for any member of a treatment team who works with individuals with eating disorders, including social workers, counselors, dietitians, nurses, psychiatrists, and psychologists.

This online course is appropriate for any member of a treatment team who works with individuals with eating disorders, including social workers, counselors, dietitians, nurses, psychiatrists, and psychologists.

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This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886690420-8629) for 10 continuing education contact hours.