be body positive

FACILITATOR TRAINING

San Diego, California

February 22 - 23, 2019

FriDay & Saturday
February 22 & 23, 2019
9am - 5pm
Double tree san diego downtown
1646 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Join us in sunny San Diego, California for a life-changing weekend with The Body Positive. It's a perfect place to be during the cold days of winter. You'll leave filled with light, not just from the sun, but also from the connections you'll make and the transformational work you'll learn.

“The Body Positive is important to me because I struggled in high school. Disordered eating and negative body image ruined a large portion of my teenage years. If it weren't for The Body Positive, I never would have let go of my negative habits or self-hate. Now, I am in a much better place and have the confidence to reach out and help others. Who knows how long I would have struggled if it weren't for The Body Positive!”

— Hanna Caisse, Be Body Positive Facilitator

At this Be Body Positive Facilitator Training, you will:

  • Receive your own copy of our comprehensive 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. Click here to download samples of the Curriculum.
  • Experience the power of our 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, discrimination and privilege on body image and self-care.
  • Build relationships with other treatment professionals, educators, high school and college students, and athletic trainers who are passionate about ending eating disorders and creating Body Positive communities.
“Connie and Elizabeth provided a good balance of explaining the curriculum and allowing participants to experience it. They established a safe and nurturing environment and allowed for multiple viewpoints and opinions.”
—Be Body Positive Facilitator Training participant, Berkeley, CA, May 2017

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Pricing

We look forward to working with you.
See you in San Diego!

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Need to spread out the cost?

Pay your registration fee in five installments for a small processing fee of $5 per charge.
Get Started

Are you a student? Please email naomi@thebodypositive.org for student pricing.

Scholarships Available!

Due to the generosity of Sarah Brightwood of the Szekely Family Foundation, and our event sponsors, we are happy to say that we are offering scholarships for students and adults working with youth who need assistance to attend this training.

Logistics

We want it to be easy for you to get to the training, so we’ve provided the logistical details below. If you have any questions, email MD Spicer-Sitzes, our Associate Director, at md@thebodypositive.org, and they will be happy to help.

Places to stay

The following list of hotels is offered as a place to start your search. You may also want to look into Airbnb or other home sharing sites.

DoubleTree San Diego Downtown (Training Location)

1646 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-6800: 8am-5pm PST
1-800-222-TREE: 24 hours a day
Thanks to our sponsors, we have a block of rooms held here for the training. The group room rate is $179. To receive the established Group rate, you must identify yourself as a member of the Group "Center For Discovery" initially when making your reservation. All reservations must be made by the cut off date of February 1st, and guaranteed with a one night’s deposit in the form of credit card, check, or money order. Parking: The Doubletree is offering a discounted overnight rate of $16.00 for our group.
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Less than 10 miles from Conference site

Found Hotel San Diego (.3 mi)

505 W Grape Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 230-1600
Starting at $39 per night in the Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room. Queen Room with shared bathroom is $99 per night.
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The Bristol Hotel (.4 mi)

1055 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-6141
Starting at $193.50 per night in the Fab Double Room.
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The Sofia Hotel (.4 mi)

150 W Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-9200
Starting at $179.40 per night - check website for how to get discount
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront (.5 mi)

900 Bayfront Ct
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 831-0225
Starting at $222 per night in the Suite, 1 King, Sofa bed.
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Hotel Z (.9 mi)

521 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(866) 866-7977
Starting at $161 per night.
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Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast (2.2 mi) (LGBTQ friendly)

3845 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 990-2441
Starting at $159 per night.
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Blue Heron Cottages (6.5 mi) (oceanfront)

1685 Cable Street
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 736-3985
Starting at $169 per night.
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Blue Heron Cottages (6.5 mi) (oceanfront)

1685 Cable Street
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 736-3985
Starting at $169 per night.
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Ocean Villa Inn (6.6 mi) (oceanfront)

5080 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 223-7191
Starting at $159 per night.
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Getting there // getting around

Click on the website link below for a great list of modes of transportation in the san diego area, including airports.

Eat and Drink

Breakfast and snacks are provided at the training, so you’ll want to plan for lunch and dinner out. Here are some suggestions close to the DoubleTree and in other parts of San Diego.

queenstown public house (.1 miles)

Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. First come first served, no reservations. Great for happy hour, 3-6pm, featuring delicious house made sangria.
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Prep Kitchen (.2 miles)

Focuses on delivering farm-fresh and seasonal cuisine at an everyday-eats price. The menu consists of thoughtfully sourced products from artisans and farmers. Open seven days a week during lunch, social hour, dinner and Saturday and Sunday brunch.
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Craft & Commerce (.2 miles)

Amazing cocktails and wood fired seasonal faire in a low key environment. Features small plates as well as a variety of wood fired and hand-prepared entrees made with ingredients from local farms.
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ironside fish & oyster (.2 miles)

Good for lunch. Raw oyster bar and thoughtfully prepared seafood with a Portuguese influence.
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kous kous moroccan bistro (hillcrest neighborhood)

Chef Moumen Nouri is renowned for his outstanding cuisine. Accepts reservations. LGBTQ+ friendly area.
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cucina urbana (Balboa Park/Bankers Hill neighborhood)

Happy hour. Great for sharing and late night dining. Wheelchair accessible. Wine shop inside, all wine is retail price with a small corkage fee. Fun fact: Our associate director, MD, used to work here!
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urban solace (North Park neighborhood)

Modern American Fare, produced with only natural ingredients, hormone and antibiotic free meats, sustainably caught or raised seafood, boutique wines, handmade crafty cocktails and a unique selection of beer.
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ob noodle house (ocean beach)

OB Noodle House comes from humble beginnings in the heart of Ocean Beach. Having immigrated from Southeast Asia through a sponsor family, the Yeng brothers grew up in OB working at his parents’ donut shop, OB Donuts. When the opportunity to open a restaurant of their own arrived, OB Noodle House was founded with a simple mission: simple, delicious meals, served quickly.
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