NEW Online Eating Disorder Training for Dietitians and Dietetic Students

  • posted by Marci Evans
  • Wednesday, June 01, 2016

 

10% off until August 1st!

 

I am incredibly excited to announce the launch of my Eating Disorders Online Training today!

Whether you’ve been practicing for 20 years, or you’re a dietetic student or intern, the chances are high that you’ve received zero training on how to counsel people with eating disorders. Given that nearly 10% of the US populations falls along the ED spectrum (not to mention subclinical EDs) this is a huge problem!

I am Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian and IAEDP Approved Supervisor. I developed this 5 part series because I know that clients with eating disorders NEED a skilled, confident, and capable dietitian. And the purpose of this 5 part series is to lay the groundwork for you to start to develop the necessary skills to begin working with this population.

You’ll get 7.5 CEUS in this 5 part series during which I’ll cover topics including:

  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Integrating therapeutic techniques appropriately into nutrition counseling
  • How to effectively communicate and assert yourself within the context of a treatment team
  • Developing a nutrition prescription and food plan
  • Dealing with co-occurring medical and mental health diagnoses
  • Food exposures
  • Body Image
  • Metabolism
  • Exercise
  • And so much more!

Don’t have time to watch all 5 training videos sequentially? No problem--you can also pick one specific topic you want to focus on, rather than purchasing the entire series. You can also choose whether you want to rent or buy each video for future reference.

My hope is that you will find the training as helpful as the other dietitians who have already taken my online and live courses. My goal is that you walk away feeling more confident, more capable, and more empowered to treat people suffering from eating disorders.

You can learn more about my online training by visiting my site: https://marcird.pivotshare.com/
 

The Mindful Eating World Summit

  • posted by Marci Evans
  • Monday, March 23, 2015

I was honored to participate in The Mindful Eating World Summit. It felt like a great way to share, with a larger audience, my thought and experiences as a nutrition therapist. My interview airs on Wednesday, March 25th so please follow this link to catch all of the details.

Mindfulness is a catchy word used with so much frequency, many of us have stopped thinking about what it actually means. In my interview I share with listeners:

1. How mindfulness informs my work.

2. How I became interested in integrating mindfulness-based practices into my work as a nutrition therapist.

3. The mindfulness experts that have had an impact in changing the way I work.

4. How the practice of mindfulness has the capacity to improve one’s relationship with food.

5. One of my favorite mindfulness based practices.

6. My thoughts on how mindfulness can (and is!) transforming some of our cultures unhealthy standards of beauty.

7. How the practice of mindfulness facilitates self-trust.

And below I am providing my freebie! A gift to all listeners. It’s a guided mindfulness experience that will help you practice identifying hunger and fullness. I hope you’ll enjoy it and would love your feedback on my interview and guided meditation. Did you learn anything new? Was it helpful? Do you have any follow-up questions.

Thanks for tuning in.

http://marcird.com/_literature_139404/Mindful_Eating_Summit_Guided_Experience.m4a

Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Living Workshop

  • posted by Marci Evans
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I am thrilled to announce the first Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Living Workshop that I will be facilitating with Amber Barke LICSW, RYT. On a day to day basis I am reminded of the number of people struggling with food, exercise, and their bodies. Amber and I have developed a workshop to address these very challenges. 

Registration and workshop details can be found on the Event Brite page. If you have any additional questions don't hesitate to send us an email or give us a call! Registration is limited to 12 and the early bird rate of $250 is only available until September 21st. After September 21st the rate will increase to $300.

I am really looking forward to joining with Amber to work with you on finding peace in the process of better self-care.

Marci marci at marcird dot com

Amber bodyandself at gmail dot com

Balanced Living in Today's Culture

  • posted by Marci Evans
  • Friday, April 08, 2011
On Wednesday, April 13th I'll be speaking at Harvard on the topic of "Balanced Living in Today's Culture" with two esteemed colleagues, Deb Schachter LICSW and Sheila Reindl EdD. The event is open to the public. I hope you can join us! Please see the Harvard Alumni events website for more details!

We'll be discussing how to navigate nutrition, emotional health, and body image issues in a culture that values extremes. Here is an introduction to what we plan to talk about:

Despite our best intentions to live a life that leaves us with a sense of wholeness, agency, and vibrancy, many of us, at one time or another, can find ourselves behaving in ways that leave us bewildered by and frustrated with ourselves. We know that we're out of balance, but knowing that is one thing, and actually living a balanced life is quite another.

William G. Perry, Jr., founding director of the Bureau of Study Counsel of Harvard University, used to say something to the effect that, “When you’ve got smart people who know perfectly well what to do and they aren’t doing it, you know you are in the presence of forces more powerful than intelligence or knowledge. And it’s time to get curious about those.”

This program will engage our curiosity about those powerful forces through presentation and discussion. We will consider what it means to make room for balance in the realms of nutrition, body image, and self acceptance in a world that seems to value

Interview on Weight Loss Website: Thintopia

  • posted by Marci Evans
  • Thursday, February 03, 2011
Recently I was contacted by Micah, weight loss blogger. He manages the Thintopia blog. This man is on a mission to find what really works when trying to lose weight. Anyone who knows me, knows that I look at food and weight pretty differently than a lot of other health experts. I'm a believer that it's important to focus on finding balance and consistency with nutrition and exercise.  (Not such a glitzy message, eh?)  I'm more concerned with finding habits that last a lifetime rather than weight loss and numbers.  I truly believe that when we eat well and exercise in a moderate way, our weight finds a place that is healthy.

You can check out the interview on the Thintopia Blog.  But here's the take-home:
  • Food is meant to fuel our bodies and brains. 
  • I believe in enjoying food. So let's take the time to taste it rather than gulp it.
  • Eliminating foods and food groups leads to an endless pattern of restricting and binging. Learning how to eat moderately is a process and may require outside support.
  • Food journals can be a great tool to understand your eating patterns and provide accountability

The interview is about 20 minutes. If you watch or listen, let me know what you think!