My therapy practice is grounded in the Health At Every Size® (HAES) philosophy.
Health At Every Size is a social-justice movement working to promote size-acceptance, end weight-based discrimination, and lessen the cultural obsession with weight loss and thinness.
Health at Every Size® Principles
Accept and respect the inherent diversity of all body shapes and sizes and reject the idealization of thinness as superior.
Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional and other needs.
EATING FOR WELL-BEING
Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.
Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.
Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.