Events and Trainings
Improving Outcomes with Larger-bodied Patients
WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 12P - 1:30P
WHERE: KWAN YIN HEALING ARTS CENTER EAST - MOVEMENT ROOM
3115 NE SANDY BLVD, #231, PORTLAND
COST: $35, SNACKS INCLUDED
This 90-minute workshop will be an introduction in how to optimize your provider relationship with larger-bodied clients/patients. Most education for health care professionals doesn’t address cultural competence in higher weight communities or cultural humility. Sarah will break down barriers to building trust with patients, provide tools on how you can improve trust, thus improving outcomes. It is possible to support your clients in improving wellness outcomes without focusing on weight. We will explore how you can integrate health and wellness recommendations independent of BMI.
Many people in larger bodies avoid every kind of health care at all costs, because of previous negative experiences in healthcare. I can help you make important shifts in your practice that will completely change the experience for your patients with larger bodies, improving compliance, retention, patient satisfaction and word of mouth referrals. You chose your field to help others. Let’s work together to help you reach even more people.
This workshop is for you if:
You suspect you may be missing something about how to help your clients/patients in larger bodies.
You want keep more of your current clients/patients coming back to you.
You are wanting support on how to welcome celebrate people of all sizes.
You are curious about wellness independent of BMI.
You have ever wondered about incorporating body positivity into your work.
You are tired of seeing patients not be able to keep weight off.
Sarah J. Thompson is a Certified Body Trust® Provider, consultant, trainer and writer. After leaving acupuncture school due to systemic weight bias, Sarah started Resilient Fat Goddess to educate health care professionals on how to improve the wellness of larger-bodied clients, and eating disorder awareness. They have spoken at NUNM, Gender Odyssey LA & Seattle, and the Association for Size Diversity and Health international conference. \
"I feel lucky to have heard Sarah speak to students and healthcare
providers about weight-inclusive medicine, weight stigma, eating disorders, and Body Trust®. Every person in a body can benefit from learning about these concepts from them. Everyone working with people in bodies, especially those that have been impacted by stigma and oppression, can increase their positive impact and reduce inadvertent but real harm. Most importantly, everyone living in a marginalized body deserves access to these ideas and to peers and providers who understand them."
-Tracy Bitz, PMHNP, consultant and educator