HAES Workshop with Linda Bacon, Lucy Aphramor

What Do I Need to Know?

Why should I take the facilitator training?

After years of living our own personal journey with HAES, facilitating HAES awareness in others, bringing HAES into the public domain, and teaching professionals strategies for incorporating HAES into their work, we’ve learned an important lesson: theory and data by themselves don’t facilitate change. Instead, we’ve learned that knowledge co-creation is key to understanding information and being able to facilitate change in others, and that’s what you’ll get from this workshop.

What will be covered in the workshop?

We’ve got tons of info to share with you on classic HAES topics such as body acceptance, mindful eating, and active living, all integrated into a social justice model, and that will come out during the course of the 5 days. But more important than the “facts,” or specific topics we cover, know that you will be participating in a learning community with peers who are passionate about making a difference in the world, and that we as facilitators will be using this energy.

How will the workshop be structured?

Small-group explorations will build on ideas, personal experiences and vulnerabilities, and infuse back into large-group work. We’ve got exercises and discussion points to engage you, body and soul, and are committed to creating a safe background to foster challenge and transformation.

What will I take away from the workshop?

Expect magic to occur as we open ourselves to engagement. You’ll leave feeling more empowered to live and share the positive messages of self-care and respect embodied in HAES principles. You’ll also have new perspectives on what HAES offers as a deep movement to advance social change.

What do others say about this workshop?

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from participants in past workshops. We encourage you to read their testimonials.

I’m not a health professional, am I eligible to attend?

This is a “facilitators’ training,” intended as a broad title for people who want to facilitate HAES change in others. We welcome people who fit this broad definition and appreciate that we attract people with a diversity of experience and goals. This is part of what makes the training powerful.

Is the workshop eligible for CE credits?

Yes, this program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 31 CPEUs. To apply for CEUs from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, you may also contact your state organization. An additional opportunity is to become a licensed Well Now facilitator. As a Well Now license holder you’ll have access to all the resources you need to publicize, deliver and evaluate the structured HAES course Well Now.