Elements Behavioral Health and Gateway Wellness Associates present, as part of the monthly Elements of Wellness Workshop Series and networking lunch:

The Antidote to the Toxic Diet Culture: Health at Every Size

A 3 CEU seminar presented by KATIE THOMPSON, LPC, CEDS, national speaker on eating disorder recovery, trauma, anxiety disorders and recovery interventions

Ticket includes lunch

In this 3.0 CEU seminar, Katie Thompson will be deconstructing the myth of weight loss and the con of our toxic diet culture. This interactive discussion incorporates clinical experience and scientific evidence for tons of healthy myth-busting. SO MUCH FUN!!!

Katie will then introduce us to the antidote to these toxic beliefs and attitudes — the Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating (IE) models. HAES and IE offer the healing interventions we need to apply to ourselves and our clients in order to leave weight cycling/loss, eating disorders, disordered eating habits and toxic diet culture behind for good!

Participants in this seminar will learn about:

The Myth of Weight Loss
Internalized Weight Bias
Myth of Weight = Health
Set Point Theory
Truth about BMI, and other body measurement tools
“Ideal” Body Weight
Moralization of Bodies
The Con of Diet Culture
The Billion Dollar Industry (where the consumer is always the failure)
Patriarchy of Toxic Diet Culture
The Pleasure Chase of Dieting
Moralization of Food
Defining Health At Every Size HAES
The Science behind Health at Every Size (HAES)
Deconstructing Weight
Intuitive Eating — Freedom from Dieting, Restriction, Self-Hate and Food Related Self-Punishment
10 Principles of Intuitive Eating
Why it Works
Eating for Nourishment and Pleasure


The Antidote to Toxic Diet Culture