Revolutionizing Recovery. That is the focus of this year’s virtual Body Peace conference coming in November.
Body Peace is a first-of-its-kind international virtual body image and Eating Disorders conference. In its second year, Body Peace creates a space where people can gather and learn about Eating Disorders and recovery through engrossing keynotes, knowledgeable speakers, accredited trainings and pertinent panel discussions. The conference is unique in that it brings together Eating Disorder survivors, caregivers and medical professionals in a supportive atmosphere where they can not only learn from the conference materials, but also from each other.
This year’s theme ‘Revolutionizing Recovery’ will highlight the vast array of experiences people with Eating Disorders have dealt with on their recovery journey. Participants will hear from those representing the Black, LGBTQ+, indigenous, fat acceptance and disabled communities, all of whom have very different perceptions when it comes to Eating Disorders and recovery. Body Peace also aims to review the mistakes different treatment modalities and professionals have made in the past, and how healthcare systems across the globe can actively advance in a way that is more supportive and inclusive of all people needing support.
This year Body Peace will also be offering accredited trainings for family physicians, dietitians and psychotherapists who want to learn more about how they can support people with Eating Disorders in their practice. For caregivers there will be an opportunity to attend a training focused on Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) which will help them both practically and emotionally support their loved one’s needs in recovery.
Body Peace 2020 will be held on November 19 and 20 over Zoom. It is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Eating Disorders and is a non-profit event organized by charitable organization Body Brave, and with support from NIED, Eating Disorders Nova Scotia and Bridgepoint Centre for Eating Disorders in Saskatchewan. All proceeds from the conference go towards life-saving treatment to those affected by Eating Disorders. Registration is offered on a sliding scale, and group rates are also available.
To register and learn more about the jam-packed schedule and thought-provoking speakers visit the Body Peace conference website.