Health, Not Diets
Training and workshops in the Non-Diet Approach

Health, Not Diets

Training and workshops in the Non-Diet Approach

Face to Face Workshops Australia and New Zealand

Fiona Willer presents at dietitians workshop

For Dietitians

The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians: 2017 Workshop Series

Due to the success of the 2016 series, Heath, Not Diets will continue to offer two types of non-diet approach workshops designed especially for dietitians. The first is a full day foundational workshop for dietitians who have not previously attended non-diet approach training, or who may like some revision and an update on research.  The second workshop is suitable for those who are looking to extend and consolidate their skills. The workshops are on consecutive days so that you can choose to come to day 1, day 2 or both.  Both workshops are presented by Fiona Willer, APD and Fiona Sutherland, APD.

Day 1:
With a thorough explanation of the evidence base as well as hands-on activities, this professional development event will help you to develop foundational competence in using this mode of treatment with your clients/patients. This practical workshop is perfect for dietitians working in private practice, weight management clinics and hospital outpatient services. Includes your own copy of The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Dietitians.

Find out about:
·      The Health at Every Size (HAES) ® movement
·      The five core components of the non-diet approach
·      Strategies and worksheets to use with your clients
·      Evidence base, current research and practice based research potential
·      How to integrate the non-diet approach into the Nutrition Care Process,
including nutrition diagnosis and PESS statement development

Day 2:
This full day workshop is designed both as a next step from the foundational training as well as ongoing skill development for advanced non-diet approach practitioners. Each series includes two new deep-work case studies with a variety of medical conditions and the application of principles to practice in real world situations.  We spend a session addressing practice issues encountered by workshop participants (so bring your questions and quandaries and we will work through them).  There is also an opportunity for experienced practitioners to discuss one of their own cases in more depth for group reflection and learning. We also explore ways in which you can integrate mindfulness-based approaches, including mindful eating practices. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t integrated HAES into every element of your practice (or if you only learned about it the day before!), this workshop will help you to build confidence and work through sticking points. For advanced practitioners including those who have previously attended our advanced workshops, this workshop offers new in-depth case studies, an opportunity to reflect on your practice, hone your skills and network with other fantastic dietitians in your area. 

Day 1: $245 (includes morning tea, lunch and your own copy of The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Dietitians)
Day 2: $200 (includes morning tea but please bring your own lunch)
Day 1 and 2: $400

Dates and locations for 2017

Perth 21st and 22nd June (register here)

Sydney 18th and 19th of September (register here)

New Zealand 12th and 13th October (register here)

Melbourne 16th and 17th October (register here)

Brisbane 21st and 22nd of November (register here)

If you would like to be notified when bookings for these workshops open or if you would like to 
book us to come to you please use the form at the bottom of this page.

Louise Adams and Fiona Willer present at health and fitness professionals workshop for weight concern

For Health and Fitness Professionals

Working with Weight Concern: The Non-Diet Approach 

You are invited to a day of learning about self-compassion, the non-diet approach and how to use these constructs with people suffering from body image and weight concerns in your work.  This practical workshop is perfect for psychologists, counsellors, social workers, General Practitioners, nurses, nutritional therapists, fitness professionals and health coaches who work with individuals in private practice and weight management settings. This workshop is presented by Louise Adams, Clinical Psychologist from Treat Yourself Well and Fiona Willer, Accredited Practising Dietitian.

Helping clients to reduce their weight permanently is notoriously difficult. Traditional weight focused approaches maintain that weight loss is possible for most people in the long term, and that weight loss will lead to similar health outcomes seen in those people who have never struggled with their weight. On the contrary, the vast majority of dieters regain lost weight, and often more so, following lifestyle modification regimes. Furthermore, many dieters develop disordered relationships with food and exercise following such interventions. Low self-esteem and a sense of hopelessness are frequently reported by chronic dieters as they experience repeated cycles of weight loss and regain. Body shame and withdrawal from life activities are common responses to being dissatisfied with one's weight and shape.  

The non-diet approach has been developed in response to such difficulties, and is increasingly being incorporated into clinical practice. Several randomised controlled trials have been conducted using the non-diet approach, with promising results. Importantly, the non-diet approach appears to help support people to build lasting health behaviours without the accompanying psychological disturbances observed in weight focussed approaches. This workshop introduces participants to the five core principles of the non-dieting approach to weight management which are self-compassion, mindful eating and letting go of food rules, body respect, joyful movement and non-diet nutrition. It examines the psychological harm which can come from weight focussed approaches and, through small group exercises, role plays and whole-group discussion, explores applications of the non-diet approach in clinical practice. 

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should understand the:
  • Development, principles, practices and applications of The Health at Every Size (HAES)® movement underpinning the non-diet approach as an alternative paradigm to working within the weight focused approach to health management;
  • Potential harm engendered by weight focussed approaches;
  • Core principles of self-reflection and self-compassion, including scoring and interpretation of the self-compassion scale; 
  • Teaching of hunger-fullness awareness and mindful eating techniques; 
  • Techniques to improve body image;
  • Techniques to improve people’s relationship with exercise; and
  • Appropriate use of different weight management strategies, worksheet tools and assessment techniques with individual clients.

Using role play activities, participants will experience a 'felt' understanding of the difference between being weight centric and weight neutral.

Australian workshops
Full Registration $179 
Bring a friend and get a discount! Two for $330 (saves $14 each)
New Zealand workshop
Full Registration $190AUD
Bring a friend and get a discount! Two for $350AUD (saves $15 each)

Register for this workshop now!

Sydney, Wednesday 20th September 2017 (register here)

Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday 14th October 2017 (register here)
Athol Syms Hall, 11 Griffin Ave, One Tree Hill

Melbourne, Wednesday 18th October 2017 (register here)

Tailored presentations and workshops for your workplace or community group

I'd be pleased to come to you and present about my areas of expertise - just ask for a quote!

I provide professional development workshops for health and wellness professionals which include assessed content and evaluation.  Perfect for groups of dietitians, psychologists, counsellors, exercise and fitness professionals, GPs, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, health coaches, nutrition counsellors or naturopaths. Here is the flyer and current list of topics to choose from.   An itemised quote is provided on request so that you can apply for funding or calculate your running costs.  

I also provide fun and interactive health and wellness presentations for community groups.  

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