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.

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 pilot study of their adaptation of our Be Body Positive curriculum for colleges.

What we offer for professionals:


Join us for one of our experiential and practical regional facilitator trainings. You will 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.

At a 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. This curriculum is now being used by professionals worldwide with truly life-changing results.
    Download a sample 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 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.
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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

Upcoming Be Body Positive
Facilitator Trainings

Seattle, WA

April 13-14, 2019
9 am - 5 pm
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All trainings are wheelchair accessible.

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

  • 13 CE hours available for Be Body Positive Facilitator Trainings

  • Up to 25 hours for The Body Positive Institute online courses

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 online self-study 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.