Body Trust® Certification 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.

Are you disillusioned with the dominant weight paradigm?

 Ready for an alternative to diet culture?

Watch the video to learn how we can help.


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 Be Nourished helped to teach that my body, and being just as I am, is powerful, needed and necessary.”

~Desiree Adaway, The Adaway Group

Now’s the time to connect the dots between social justice and the work of healing 

—and learn to love your work more than ever. 

Our Body Trust Training

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 unique training path, prepare for shifting paradigms around weight and health, and access the tools necessary for evolving your work.

Complete the training 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.

Your Trainers

As Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, Sirius is a fierce advocate for health equity and social justice. We are honored to have spent the last couple of years revisioning our Body Trust Training Program with Sirius.

Hilary is a licensed professional counselor who advocates for a renewal of healing frameworks that externalize the problem focus from the bodies of people and are informed by a relational, systemic and social justice lens.

Dana is a registered dietitian whose work focuses on humanizing health care, advancing health equity, and advocating for body sovereignty and food justice. 


Here’s what you can expect from our Certification Program:

Experience 12 live monthly webinars with guest teachers, panels and roundtable discussions.

14+ self-paced online learning modules to support your learning and unlearning.

Quarterly BIPOC affinity group with Sirius Bonner and Rachael Ringwood.

16 CEUs with the National Association of Social Workers and the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Space is limited, but this will be a larger group training cohort of 100-150 people.

Our Certification training is offered once per year.

Why do we call it “certification?”
Read our response here.

Once you’ve completed the self-paced online learning modules and attended (or watched) the 12 live webinars, you will have the option of identifying as a “Body Trust® Provider” or “Body Trust® Trained”. The benefits of Certification include:

Recognizable training process

Listing on our Directory of Body Trust Specialists

Access our Professional Tools for your work, including group activities and curriculum

Ongoing learning via exclusive community calls, in person events, webinars, and bonus modules

Discounted pricing on other trainings and programs

Why train with us?

Learn to translate theory into praxis

Strengthen your liberatory consciousness

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

Certified Body Trust Provider

Monthly Webinar Topics & Themes

 Held once a month for 90 minutes for one year.


These webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the learning platform if you are unable to attend live.

Body Sovereignty

Navigating Health Care Like a Boss

Counteracting the Dominant Weight Paradigm

Body Trust & Trans Experience

Eating Disorder Treatment

Reclaiming Movement

Helping Without Harming

And more!

With Special Guest Speakers

Desiree Adaway
Rebecca Cokley
Sand Chang
Shilo George
And more!


(for those who have sufficient resources and can cover themselves):


(for those with marginalized identities and those in need; limited to 25% of registrants):

$500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot ($200 for Equity)
Option to pay in full, or three payment plan options (pay in three, six or ten months)

Additionally, we have 10 low or no-cost spots available each year for low- or no-cost participants who are on a limited income and or unable to earn income, or whose currency and exchange rate make the program inaccessible.

Registration has closed for our 2022 Certification Training Program. However, there will be another option in September 2022 to get started on the self-paced online training modules (what we will be calling our Groundwork Program), and then you can register for the 2023 Certification Program (Dates TBD) to participate in the year-long webinar series and complete your certification. Sign up below to receive updates.

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.

~Jes Baker – Author, Coach Speaker


Have questions or want to know more?
Check out our
Frequently Asked Questions.

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