What is Body Peace?
Body Peace is a first-of-its-kind virtual body image and Eating Disorders conference that seeks to create a space where individuals can receive practical training and information about eating disorders and body image. Focusing on the value of lived experience as evidence, this year’s conference will bring together survivors, caregivers, and health professionals to learn from keynotes, speakers, and panels, as well as from each other.
Non-profit organizations Body Brave, National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED.ca) have teamed up to bring you Body Peace 2019! This conference was made possible by incredible sponsors including CFIR (Diamond Sponsor).
The first day of Innovation will highlight clinical and nonclinical innovative approaches, fresh ideas, and new perspectives in the realm of body image and disordered eating.
Focusing on Representation will highlight the dynamic and diverse voices of those with lived experience, caregivers, and clinicians. Body Peace 2019 is a space to uplift and magnify the voices of those who have been underrepresented.
On the final day, Collaboration will focus on the ways we can all collaborate, joining our voices to break down stigma and promote empowering approaches to healing.
Body Peace has sessions for healthcare professionals, caregivers and people who are struggling with an eating disorder! All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST) 24-hour time.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER "My mission is to help people who are in the transitions period of their recovery or who are seeking help for disordered eating before it progresses into a full-blown eating disorder. " Laura Phelan
SPEAKER This session will discuss solution-focused approaches to engaging in conversations around weight loss without doing harm.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER In her presentation, Haesun will introduce a simple dialogic framework used in the Solution Focused Brief Coaching that one can use immediately after the presentation.
Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching
WORKSHOP My hope is that you leave today knowing the answers to a least a handful of your questions AND the most important thing I want you to take away is this: This is NOT your fault. We are Here because we've Been there and You Are Not Alone!!!!
SPOTLIGHT SESSION The Calgary Eating Disorder Program will be presenting on Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) offers a more intensive treatment option for adult patients who would benefit from more regular support.
Calgary Eating Disorders Program
Diagnosis and Management of Eating Disorders in Family Practice (open to all primary care providers) Accredited
TRAINING SESSION This interactive training workshop will build your confidence in working with people with eating disorders. In the first hour of the session, an expert in the eating disorder field will review the approach to diagnosis and management of these complex illnesses.
University of Toronto
PANEL DISCUSSION Seeing only one type of eating disorder sufferer in the media can lead to others to feel that their experience isn’t valid or even real. Representation matters. Visibility matters. Anyone can be affected by disordered eating or an eating disorders and anyone can seek recovery.
SPOLIGHT SESSION Focusing on the narratives of transgender and non-binary folks, who identify as experiencing a form of eating disorder, this presentation seeks to trans(cend) the current understandings of recovery...
How can we all share the experience of coming to the mat together?
Yoga For All
Weight, Body Image, and Eating Disorder Sensitivity Training for Dietitians: Helping without Harming
ACCREDITED TRAINING SESSION This interactive workshop provides guidance on how to share nutrition information in a way that minimizes the risk of triggering disordered eating, and reduces weight stigma.
Grand River Community Health Centre
WORKSHOP Attendees will learn about how NEDIC creates safe spaces to acknowledge and address caregiver needs and reduce the stigma they experience, while empowering them with supports they can take and use at home.
PANEL DISCUSSION Panelists will discuss how to bring greater awareness and sensitivity to movement spaces, in order to promote healing rather than sickness disguised as health and wellness.
The Brave Space Academy
SPEAKER Come explore the taboo topic of sexuality in a safe space. It’s time to relearn the birds and the bees.
Rage Against the (Eating Disorder) Machine: Harnessing Collective Anger to Make Change in Eating Disorder Treatment and Representations of Recovery
KEYNOTE SPEAKER In this talk, we will explore the “machinery” of eating disorder treatment-as-usual and some key spaces where harms can occur.
ACCREDITED TRAINING SESSION This workshop is open to any health-care professional who may have interactions with individuals who have eating disorders (including those who work in mental health)
University of Guelph, Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition
Gut Instincts Nutrition Counselling, Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition
POSTER SESSION- (Available to watch anytime Oct 4, 5 & 6) Jolie will speak about trauma, coping with food and body, abuse reenactment, and how she put her past to rest by altering the poison of her pain into potent peace. A process that was aided by understanding the neurophysiological implications of trauma and how such corresponds with eating disorder symptoms and recovery.
POSTER SESSION- (Available to watch anytime Oct 4, 5 & 6) The purpose of this training session would be for health professionals to identify what we know about this disorder, what we don't know, and most importantly, how to best support our clients/patients who are diagnosed with this disorder
EDs for RDs
Beyond the numbers: Young adults’ lived experiences of calorie labelling in relation to disordered eating
POSTER SESSION- (Available to watch anytime Oct 4, 5 & 6) We conducted qualitative interviews and assessed risk of eating disorders among a sample of young adults who had been exposed to a calorie labelling intervention.
University of Waterloo
POSTER PRESENTATION- (Available to watch anytime Oct 4, 5 & 6) Grounded in anti-oppressive principles and intersectional feminism, this presentation aims to include how various intersecting identities create very different experiences for those who suffer the impacts of fatphobia and other oppressions.
Take Up Space Forever
METTAMADE is a size-inclusive clothing brand based in Hamilton, Ontario. Founded by mother-daughter team Carol and Morgan, METTAMADE aims to empower humans to both feel good and look good, by creating size-inclusive bamboo basics that are timeless, comfortable and that flex with them at any moment in life.
Why Body Peace?
Because we wanted to create a conference that...
UPLIFTS AND MAGNIFIES UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES
HIGHLIGHTS THE VOICE OF LIVED EXPERIENCE
BREAKS DOWN STIGMA
EQUIPS PEOPLE WITH TOOLS FOR CHANGE
OFFERS A SPACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN COLLABORATE
Sliding scale options available! Apply today.
- Accredited Training Sessions
- Networking Room
- Accredited Training Sessions
- Networking Room
- All sessions
- Networking Room
We don’t want finances to be a barrier for anyone. Apply here for sliding scale options.