Body Peace 2019

Lived Experience is Evidence Too

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.

ORGANIZERS

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).

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Innovation

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.

Representation

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.

Collaboration

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.

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TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS

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ACCESSIBLE VIRTUAL SESSIONS

42

SPEAKERS

SCHEDULE

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.

Zoom Webinar
09:45

Eating Disorder Hell to Recovered and Well: Redefining Recovery

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

Laura Phelan

Phelanwell

Zoom Webinar
11:30

Do No Harm: Why Weight Loss Can’t be a Therapy Goal

SPEAKER This session will discuss solution-focused approaches to engaging in conversations around weight loss without doing harm.

Annina Schmid

Annina Schmid Counselling

Zoom Webinar
12:15

Language of Hope: Using Ordinary Words in Extraordinary Ways

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.

Dr. Haesun Moon

Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching

Zoom Webinar
13:00

Eating Disorders 101 For Caregivers: Now what?

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!!!!

F.E.A.S.T

In-Kind Sponsor

Lisa Burns

F.E.A.S..T

Zoom Webinar
14:45

Innovative Treatment Options for Adults: Doing More With Less

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.

Lateef Habib

Calgary Eating Disorders Program

Zoom Webinar
16:30

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.

Dr. Blake Woodside, MD, FRCPC

University of Toronto

Zoom Webinar
10:30

Eating Disorders and Visibility

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.

Body Peace Website
11:45

ACTIVISM WORKS

(PRE-RECORDED SESSION WITH LIVE INTRO) A short riff on my unexpected victories on the road toward justice.

Zoom Webinar
13:00

Peer Support and Recovery

WORKSHOP But what exactly is Peer Support? Can this modality be helpful for those with eating disorders? How can it be leveraged? What can go wrong?

Eating Disorders Nova Scotia

Eating Disordes Nova Scotia

Shaleen Jones

Eating Disordes Nova Scotia

Zoom Webinar
14:45

Trans(cending) Recovery: Discussions with Trans and Non-Binary Folks

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...

Zoom Webinar
15:45

Yoga for Everyone: Why Representation and Diversity Matters

How can we all share the experience of coming to the mat together?

Dianne Bondy

Yoga For All

Zoom Webinar
16:30

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.

Katie Haneke, RD (she/her)

Grand River Community Health Centre

Zoom Webinar
09:00

ParentED: Meaningfully Engaging Caregivers in Eating Disorder Prevention

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.

Nancy Main

NEDIC

Ary Maharaj

NEDIC

Zoom Webinar
10:30

Eating Disorder Sensitivity for Movement Professionals

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.

Amy Kate Bowe

The Brave Space Academy

Jo Gale

GOODBODYFEEL

Annina Schmid

Annina Schmid Counselling

Zoom Webinar
12:15

Reconceptualizing Sexuality to Better Understand Eating Disorders

SPEAKER Come explore the taboo topic of sexuality in a safe space. It’s time to relearn the birds and the bees.

Zoom Webinar
14:45

Community Work With Gloria Lucas

SPOTLIGHT SESSION

Gloria Lucas

Nalgona Positivity Pride

Zoom Webinar
15:45

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.

Zoom Webinar
16:30

Eating Disorder Sensitivity Training for Healthcare Workers

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)

Therese Kenny, MSc (she/her)

University of Guelph, Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition

Suzanne Dietrich, RD (she/her)

Gut Instincts Nutrition Counselling, Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition

Body Peace Website
00:00

The Power of Embodiment: Moving From Exploitation to Empowerment

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.

Body Peace Website
00:00

ARFID: Nutrition Interventions – Supporting Without Pressuring

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

Shawna Melbourn, RD

EDs for RDs

Body Peace Website
00:00

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.

Amanda Raffoul, PhD Candidate

University of Waterloo

Body Peace Website
00:00

Fatphobia is a Social Justice Issue

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.

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METTAMADE

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.

Body Peace Website
0:00

Sheena’s Place

In this poster session, you'll learn about innovative charitable organization, Sheena's Place in Toronto.

Kaitlyn Axelrod

Sheena's Place

Kelsey Johnston

Sheena's Place

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

IS ACCESSIBLE

OFFERS A SPACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN COLLABORATE

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