Body Trust® Professional Training
Weight-inclusive care should be the norm.
A training designed for professionals to help develop the language, analysis and skills for deeper conversations around bodies, food, weight, and health—both individually and institutionally.
We will do better.
About our Body Trust
The world doesn’t need more weight-loss coaches, therapists recommending WW or Noom, teachers and school curriculums colluding with diet culture, organizations upholding anti-fat bias, or fatphobia in eating disorder treatment centers.
The world needs you.
Your brave voice. Your radical presence. Your bold advocacy.
Through our TWO unique training paths, prepare for shifting paradigms around weight and health, and access the tools necessary for evolving your work.
Complete BOTH paths and identify yourself as a “Body Trust Provider” or “Body Trust Trained.”
Then join our Registry of Body Trust Specialists so people seeking compassionate, weight-inclusive models of care can find you.
Almost everything I have learned about body freedom and body trust – radically accepting my body – I learned from Dana and Hilary.
As a fat black woman society has always told me I am too much, and less than, at the same time.
Body Trust and the folks at Center for Body Trust helped to teach that my body, and being just as I am, is powerful, needed and necessary.”
– Desiree Adaway,
The Adaway Group
A note about
Automated closed captions are available during live meetings.
Sign language interpreters are available upon request.
Transcripts and closed captions will be provided for program video recordings.
Please reach out to us with any additional accessibility needs or questions.
For providers who want more
for their clients and communities
Experience one live webinar every month with guest teachers, panels, and roundtable discussions.
Monthly webinars will be co-facilitated by Sirius Bonner, Hilary Kinavey, and Dana Sturtevant.
Quarterly BIPOC affinity group with Sirius Bonner and Body Trust Provider Rachael Ringwood.
Groundwork course modules are a required component of this certification.
Why do we call it “certification?” Read our response here.
As an executive in healthcare where she leads equity and inclusion efforts, Sirius Bonner is a fierce advocate for health equity and social justice.
Her knowledge and expertise mixed with her lived experience make her an ideal partner on this journey.
We are honored to have spent the last couple of years revisioning our Body Trust Professional Training Program with Sirius.
This training is offered once per year
Pricing – $4000
For those who have sufficient resources and can cover themselves
PLUS – $4500
For those who have enough resources to cover themselves and donate to increase access for marginalized folks and those in need
Pricing – $2500
For people with marginalized identities and those in need; limited to 25% of registrants
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What to expect
Learn to translate theory into praxis
Strengthen your liberatory consciousness
Practice activities for skill-building using breakout rooms.
Explore a deeper analysis of what disrupts embodiment and body trust
Get clinical relational training and develop interpersonal skills
Join a large community of practitioners to feel less alone and lean on for support
Gain exposure to thought leaders and liberatory thinkers/teachers/scholars
Get plenty of opportunities for Q&A
Receive exclusive bonus content
Certification Topics and Themes
We Will Explore
Navigating Health Care Like a Boss
Counteracting the Dominant Weight Paradigm
Body Trust & Trans Experience
Eating Disorder Treatment
Helping Without Harming
Have additional questions? Read our FAQ
With Special Guests
Desiree Adaway, Shilo George, Sand Chang
“Be Nourished has changed my life through their work. I appreciate the focus on whole-person healing, the acknowledgment of the realities we are faced with, and the holistic integration of nutrition and therapy — all taught with compassion. I personally move throughout this world with more confidence and hope because Be Nourished exists.”
Author, Coach, Speaker
Coming this Fall!
For folks in search of radical change
Standard cost: $1000
Equity cost: $600
Standard plus: $1200
What to expect
Learn online at your own pace
Develop a different way of thinking about food, weight, health, bodies and healing
Access the language to help change culture
Gain a deeper understanding of your own body story and a stronger analysis on what’s disrupted your body trust
Explore the theoretical underpinnings of our Body Trust Framework
Feel more confident in your ability to speak to and advocate for an alternative to the status quo
Access supportive resources
Groundwork Topics and
Themes We Will Explore
Exploring Your Body Story
Anti-Fatness and Health Equity
The Foundations of Body Trust
Body Trust for Trans and Nonbinary People
But What About Health?
Deepening Your Roots into Body Trust
Reckoning with Your Eating
Preserving Body Trust in Future Generations
Communication and Conversation strategies
Plus…expect exclusive surprise bonuses