Build confidence in having conversations with your athletes, teams & communities about body image
Develop foundational skills which can strengthen body image work
Get clear about how to do the tougher parts of this work
Be an advocate for your athletes
As health professionals, we have suspect, or already have a good understanding that the way people feel about their bodies is a significant issue, but it may be the case that we don't actually know what to do to help them.
Athletes in particular can get caught up in cultural messaging about bodies which can be conflicting and confusing, leading them to be drawn into "Dr Googling" and/or undertaking behaviours which are unhelpful, or harmful in an effort to change their bodies.
We can make a difference by more deeply understanding the WHAT, WHY and HOW of body image work and become better advocates for our athletes.
This course is suitable for all health professionals working with all athletes or active people.
Fiona is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and Director of The Mindful Dietitian & Body Positive Australia. She has been practising for over 15 years primarily in the areas of eating behaviour, eating disorders, body image, sports nutrition & education/training. She has been integrating the Non Diet Approach into Dietetic practice for over 12 years, and is passionate about supporting Health Professionals to develop skills in understanding more about the complexities of client presentations, and how we can focus on wellbeing. As an Eating Disorders specialist, Fiona has a particular interest in binge eating and finding evidence-based, compassionate ways of working with people in larger bodies.
Fiona is also a Sports Dietitian, working with emerging professional dancers at The Australian Ballet School and host of The Mindful Dietitian Podcast.
Fiona is a dedicated mindfulness practitioner and Yoga Teacher, bringing a particular emphasis on mindful eating and the intersection of food environment, eating psychology and body image into her work and training. She has trained in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), MSC (Mindful Self Compassion) and MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training). Fiona is guest lecturer within Deakin University Dietetics course within the areas of eating behaviour, Body Image, counselling skills and the Non Diet Approach.