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Dismantling Body Shaming and Dieting

Dismantling Body Shaming and Dieting

Dismantling Body Shaming and Dieting

Sep 28, 2023 - 19:00 (EDT)
45 minutes


This webinar is for all healthcare providers who wish to offer their patients the best possible advice on weight loss to help them embrace health beyond weight.

Why are so many people obsessed with weight loss? 
Is it because of health? Looks? Acceptance? Self-esteem? Sense of social status?

A disheartening sad statistic is that up to 90% of women are dissatisfied with their bodies.
Annually, billions of $$$, time and negative energy are needlessly spent by millions of people around the world on weight-loss methods, and people become slaves to this obsession.

In this interactive presentation, I will discuss why ‘Fat’ is just another 3 letter word! I will defend the use of the word by referencing those who suggest the intentional use of the word 'fat' in order to reclaim the word, take back its power and eliminate the negativity that the society has placed on it.

We will also question the clinical use of the weight scale and the BMI, as they could potentially harm more people than be of benefit.
There will be a lively discussion on the sickening history of dieting and why trying to lose weight is a losing game.


Registration and Replays

There's a maximum of 500 seats available in the webinar room. If you cannot attend live, please do not register. This will allow people who can attend live to ask questions and interact with the instructor.

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This webinar will be recorded and made available as an on-demand course on Embodia Academy, free for all Embodia Members. You can learn more about our membership offerings here.

The instructors
Bahram Jam (he/him)

Bahram is a physiotherapist and founder of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). He's taught 1000+ continuing education courses to healthcare professionals across Canada & internationally.

He has instructed over one thousand post-graduate orthopaedic and pain science courses and has been a guest presenter at several physiotherapy and medical conferences across Canada and internationally.

His primary clinical approach is to identify relevant functional impairments and determine the best self-management strategy to maximize patient independence.

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