|Annual Eating Psychology Free Online Conference|
The world’s premier free online virtual conference in the science and psychology of eating is for everyone!
The conference will cover cutting edge ideas that can help participants take a big leap forward in their understanding of weight and weight loss, body image, overeating, binge eating, endless dieting, emotional eating, nutrition, health, personal transformation and more.
Taking an approach that honors all of who we are as humans who eat – body, mind, heart and soul, the following 45+ experts will engage in powerful and positive new conversations when it comes to the science and psychology of eating over a 5 day period:
Marc David (Host) - A New View of Eating Psychology
Marc David is the Founder of both the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind-Body Approach to Nutrition and Well-Being and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss . The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is the world’s only teaching organization dedicated to a forward thinking, positive, holistic approach to nutritional psychology. IPE is unique and revolutionary in its approach – teaching students and professionals how to effectively work with the most common eating challenges of our times in their internationally acclaimed Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training. The Institute also features cutting edge programs for the public.Dr. Mark Hyman - A Doctor's View of Food, Nutrition, and Health
Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician, an eight-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and a regular medical contributor on Katie Couric’s TV show, Katie. His latest book, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast addresses the obesity epidemic by providing a step-by-step approach to managing blood sugar levels, diabetes and a healthy weight.Amy Pershing - The Psychology of Binge Eating
Amy Pershing is the Founding CoExecutive Director of Pershing Turner Centers in Annapolis, Maryland and the Clinical Director for the Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is also the 2013/2014 Chair of The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Amy lectures internationally on BED and complex trauma, and maintains a clinical practice in Ann Arbor.Thomas Moore - A Soulful Approach to Food
Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. He has a Ph. D. in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University. Three of his books have won the prestigious Books for a Better Life awards. He writes fiction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin. He writes regular columns for Resurgence, Spirituality & Health, and The Huffington Post, and his most recent book is A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World , where he re-defines and re-imagines religion as the deep, personal process in which you deal with the mysteries of life. Much of his recent work has focused on the world of medicine, speaking to nurses and doctors about the soul and spirit of medical practice.
David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. After completing residency training in Neurology, also at the University of Miami, Dr. Perlmutter entered private practice in Naples, Florida. He is the author of the bestselling book Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers.Aimee Liu - The Journey Home from Anorexia
Aimee Liu's most recent book is Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders . GAINING is, in part, a sequel to Liu's very first book, Solitaire: The compelling story of a young woman growing up in America and her triumph over anorexia - which was also America's first anorexia memoir. Revisiting the questions of what really causes eating disorders and what it takes to fully recover, Liu interviewed leading researchers and more than 40 other women and men with histories of eating disorders.Dr. Sara Gottfried - A Deeper Look at Hormones and Sacred Chemistry
Dr. Sara Gottfried MD is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. She teaches men and women how to balance their hormones naturally, regardless of age. She is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker. Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, she is known for quoting Top 40 lyrics and blending the seriousness of women’s health with playfulness and humor. Take a free quiz at TheHormoneCureBook.comSayer Ji - Exciting Research in Nutrition and Food
Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is widely recognized as the most widely referenced health resource of its kind.Jessica Ortner - Tapping Meets Eating Psychology
Jessica Ortner is a co-producer of the breakthrough documentary film on EFT / Meridian Tapping, The Tapping Solution. She studied digital journalism with the New York Film Academy, in conjunction with NBC News, and has been interviewing experts in the personal development field since 2007, having conducted over 200 broadcast interviews to date. For the past eight years, Jessica has traveled the world working with and training under many of the leaders in the field of personal development. She is trained as an NLP Master Practitioner and is certified in hypnosis. She combines her experience in the field with her knowledge of tapping to create tap-along audios that have been used by thousands of people around the world, with great results. Jessica is the host, and creates content for, The Tapping Insiders Club and is also the host of the annual Tapping World Summit.Dr. Alan Christianson - A New View of Metabolism
Dr. Alan Christianson is a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Physician (NMD) who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He founded Integrative Health, a group of physicians that reverses complex and chronic diseases. Accolades include Top Doc recipient in Phoenix magazine. Dr. Christianson co-authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease and authored Healing Hashimoto's: A Savvy Patient's Guide . His numerous media appearances include CNN, The Today Show, The Doctors, Insider and Shape Magazine.Lori Galperin
Lori Galperin is a clinician, writer and teacher. She received her undergraduate degree psychology followed by a graduate degree in social work from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over the last 27 years of her professional career, Ms. Galperin co-founded 3 clinical programs treating sexual trauma, sexual addiction and related disorders, in addition to 3 residential eating disorder programs. She is trained in an array of clinical modalities including Hypnosis, EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Processing Therapies, and is skilled in psychodramatic techniques. Additionally, Ms. Galperin is trained in the original Masters & Johnson model of marital and sexual co-therapy, as taught by its founders. Along with co-authoring book chapters and journal articles, Ms. Galperin has lectured to, and done trainings with professional audiences in a variety of settings over the last 27 years.Fall Ferguson - Health at Every Size
Meggan Watterson - Getting Spiritually NakedFall Ferguson, JD, MA, is an educator and health activist. She teaches full-time in the Masters of Health Education program at John F. Kennedy University. "I am passionate about transformative health education. The best educators create a container for learning where experimentation with new perspectives feels safe—free from judgment and consequences. Unfortunately, most health and nutrition educators think their job is to get people to stop behaving one way and start behaving another way. I find that so limiting. My vision of health education is to help people make shifts in their lives toward meaning, toward purpose, toward connection, toward joy. Only meaningful changes, motivated intrinsically, will be sustainable and health-promoting in the long term." Ferguson has also served as President of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) since 2012. ASDAH is an international non-profit that promotes education, research, and health services that are free from weight-based assumptions and weight discrimination. ASDAH advocates for a Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach promoting weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, eating for well-being, and life-enhancing movement. "I am extremely proud of ASDAH’s recent expansion of the HAES model to address healthism, intersectionality, and social justice concerns. Any health advocacy group that is not confronting the social determinants of health risks becoming part of the problem." A regular contributor to the Health At Every Size Blog, Ferguson writes about a wide range of health policy and health activism topics.
Meggan Watterson is an author, international speaker, and spiritual misfit who inspires seekers to abandon their fears but never themselves, and to live from the audacity and authenticity of the voice of their soul. Her recent book with Hay House titled Reveal: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked is described as "ignited prayer" by Eve Ensler, "life-changing" by Dr. Christiane Northup, and "a blessing to the world," by Gabrielle Bernstein. She facilitates the REDLADIES, a spiritual community that encourages women to reclaim their bodies as sacred and to be led by the soul-voice inside them without compromise or apology. (Some break bread together; REDLADIES break dark chocolate.) She founded REVEAL, an annual event in NYC that’s a triumvirate of one part fiery soul-voices, one part ritual, and one part dance party.Emily Rosen - Mind Body Nutrition
Emily Rosen is the Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship, where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations. With an extensive and varied background in nutritional science, counseling, natural foods, the culinary arts, conscious sex education, mind body practices, business management and marketing, Emily brings a unique skill-set to her role as a consultant to corporate and professional clientele. She has been a long-term director and administrator for Weight Loss Camps and Programs serving teens and adults and has held the position of Executive Chef at various retreat centers. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to teach, counsel, manage, and be at the forefront of the new wave of professionals who are changing the way we understand the science and psychology of eating and sexuality.For more information and to sign up for free go to the Conference.