AINC’s longest-running program, Year of Conversations presents topics related to the brain, the mind, and the body along with their application to mental health and well-being. These workshops emphasize experiential, non-verbal ways of knowing and learning. We gather in a spirit of sanctuary, community, and renewal to explore pathways to helping others heal and thrive. Presentations focus on the work of helping professionals but all are welcome.
CEUs are available free of charge for Austin IN Connection members, and $20 for non-Members. A list of our previous speakers can be found here.
January 10th, 2020 – Due to inclement weather and high winds expected in the Austin area, this Year of Conversations has been canceled. Please look for an email with details on a rescheduled date coming soon!
The Embodied Practitioner: A Journey of Self Compassion and Body Respect
with Neathery Thurmond, LCSW, CGP
The New Year’s season of reflection can be generative, but it is often co-opted by messages that promote dieting, exercise, over working, and other practices that disrupt our connection with the wisdom of our bodies. Join us in a liberatory process aimed at dismantling these oppressive systems to cultivate a world where all bodies are respected. We will explore our body stories, unpack the paradigm shift of Health at Every Size, and cultivate a space of self compassion so that participants can experience deeper levels of embodiment in their own skin. As we turn towards reclaiming our truth and identities, we’ll hold space for contemplative meditation practice suited for all levels of experience, partner discussions, and large group processing.
Neathery Thurmond (she/her/hers) is a clinical social worker, certified group psychotherapist, board approved supervisor, certified meditation teacher, and owner of a group private practice in Austin, TX. With strong roots in Health at Every Size and social justice, she specializes in eating disorders, body image, LGBTQ+, trauma, and substance use. Neathery runs a process group for adults with food and body image struggles and runs a training group for clinicians wanting to specialize in working with food and body image issues. For more about Neathery and her practice, visit: www.neatherythurmond.com
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Twin Oaks Library
1800 S. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78704