Stay tuned for upcoming (re) Define Health Conversations!

Did you miss one of your past webinars? Don’t worry as you can catch the replays below.

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(re) Define Health Conversation with Diana Dugan Richards, Certified IFS Practitioner / Nutrition Therapist + Rebecca Ching, LMFT

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There is so much noise in our culture about what it means to be healthy, rules around ‘good food/bad food’, and weight. Which is why I am excited to continue the conversation here on (re) Define Health Conversations with Diana Richards, Certified IFS Practitioner / Nutrition Therapist, who will talk about how she approaches Internal Family Systems and yoga in her work with her nutrition and wellness clients who are seeking support with their food and body issues. Diana’s extensive experience combined with her compassionate heart will offer a dynamic and informative conversation.

About Diana:

Diana Dugan Richards is a certified IFS practitioner / nutrition therapist in private practice in Watertown MA. IFS and yoga therapy inform her work as clients move through challenges of eating well, dysfunctional / disordered eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, digestive health issues, and vegan/vegetarian lifestyle guidance (omnivores welcome too!). She incorporates www.GoodMeasures.com, a state-of-the-art digital, dietitian-driven platform to help support behavioral change related to eating and movement. Visit www.NamasteNutrition.net for more info.

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(re) Define Health Conversations Secrets from the Eating Lab Author Traci Mann, PhD + Rebecca Ching, LMFT

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Confused by all of the health claims about food and weight? Worried about your own health or the health of a loved one? Have you been on the diet roller coaster? At war with food + your body? Obsessed with eating healthy? Feeling hopeless about weight loss?

I am hard pressed to find someone not struggling to figure out how to best feed, move and rest their body and what it really means to be healthy.

There is a lot of noise and scarcity on the interwebs – along with brilliant marketing and misinformation which plays on true pain – and can lead to dangerous physical and mental health struggles.

When I first read Traci’s book, I was both thoroughly entertained (she is hilarious while dropping truth bombs) and immensely grateful to read how the results of her gold standard research validated what I have seen in my work with clients over the last 15 years.

Who this is for:

Parents, health/wellness professionals, educators, coaches, those in recovery – really anyone who desires to make sense of all of the mixed messages about health, dieting, obesity and willpower.

About Traci:

Traci Mann is Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD in 1995 from Stanford University, spent ten years on the faculty at UCLA, then moved to Minnesota and started the Health and Eating Lab. Her research has been funded by NIH, NASA, and USDA, and  she is the president of the Social, Personality, and Health Network. Her book, Secrets from the Eating Lab: The science of weight loss, the myth of willpower, and why you should never diet again, was published in 2015 by HarperCollins. 

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Feeding Well During Times of Stress: Why Does It Matter?

Date: TBC

It is not uncommon for people to exhibit poor self-care during high-stress periods/seasons. We will address some common habits to develop during times. What participants will learn:

1) What might ‘feeding well’ look like during seasons of stress? Impact of stress on wellness.
2) Exercise and Stress: What does research say about this?
3) Other stress management techniques (i.e. mindfulness, meditation, the role of movement, yoga and more).

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How to Talk About Food + Your Body In Your Circles of Influence

Date: TBC

Fat talk and body bashing has become a past time and a form of bonding. Learn how to navigate these common conversations with respect, understand how contagious negative body talk can be and how to lead the way with those you care about in empowering others to lead conversations that build up and do not break down.

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The Family Table: Navigating Meal Time + Feeding Your Family Well

Date: TBC

The family table is one of the most powerful places in the home. Family meal time is positively correlated with higher learning outcomes and good mental health. Participants will learn:

1) What are the most important guidelines to follow during meal time
2) How to handle conversation and conflict at the table
3) how to respond to picky eaters and energetic children during mealtime.

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Fasting + Cleanses: Are They Effective + Safe?

Date: TBC

There is a lot of information about fasting and cleanses these days and it can be confusing and sometimes dangerously misleading. Participants will learn:

1) Why people participate in cleanses and the emotional/mental health connection .
2) The safety concerns with fasting/cleanses.
3) What does research says about fasting and cleansing.