AINC Proudly Presents:
Embodied Presence: Cultivating Body Trust® Within the Therapeutic Relationship
with Neathery Thurmond, LCSW-S, CGP
What’s between you and being at home in your body?
This presentation will explore body shame, embodiment, what disrupts Body Trust®, and the healing power of relationships. In this workshop, we will explore anti-fat bias within the therapeutic context and hold space for the helping professional to explore their own Body Trust® relationship so they may be able to deeply connect with their clients.
We all live in a society that is steeped in diet and wellness culture that teaches us some bodies are more valuable and desirable and that other bodies are not. An overview of the origins of fatphobia and the Health at Every Size® framework will be provided. We will also explore how diet culture impacts those most marginalized and will connect healing and anti-oppression work. We will experientially practice reclaiming Body Trust® by exploring our own body stories and explore the impact of fully being seen, heard, and witnessed.
The content of this presentation will be radical. Body liberation is revolutionary and not what has been socialized in mainstream media. You’re invited to come with compassion and curiosity as we explore this liberatory paradigm shift.
Neathery Thurmond, LCSW-S, CGP, (she/they) is a queer, Latinx, relational therapist, licensed clinical social worker and supervisor, certified group psychotherapist, and certified meditation teacher. Neathery is the owner of a group psychotherapy practice and specializes in working with LGBTQ+ communities, eating disorders, body shame, relationship concerns, trauma, mindfulness, and substance use.
Neathery is current President of Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialists, past board member of Austin Group Psychotherapy Society, and past board member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health.
Neathery and their group practice is rooted in Health at Every Size®, Body Trust®, harm reduction, sex positive, fat positive, and anti-oppressive frameworks. To learn more about Neathery, please visit: www.neatherythurmond.com.
3 CEU Ethics Credits will be provided for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and psychologists.