Grace Wong, RD on finding courage in discomfort, the importance of tough conversations both with our clients and within our communities and the confusions around HAES and client-centered practice.
Thanks for joining to me hear the inspiring Grace Wong from Calgary, Canada who is a registered dietitian specializing in eating disorders, mental health nutrition and parent-child feeding relationships. Graces advocates for the non-diet approach, HAES and weight acceptance in her practise and campaigns for a supportive community where practitioners can engage in respectful disagreements and ongoing professional and personal develop to broaden perspectives and strengthen and advance our work.
Here Grace shares:
- ‘Renting & Venting’ - meeting on The Mindful Dietitian FaceBook page and the importance of giving our emotions a safe space.
- ‘Weight/Food’ = Emotions. Why and how we need to move emotionally with our clients.
- Working with Ellyn Satter - Models and Attitude in practise;
- Understanding the entire development process and behaviours and how they progress.
- Being clear, assertive and confident in our work.
- The importance of talking through our disagreements with other professionals.
- Exploring discomfort; how to become comfortable with conflict and how it can advance our work.
- Emotions continued; making room for clients to experience the full spectrum of emotions for change and healing.
- Patient Centric Care in HAES/non-diet approach and the confusion around motivational interviewing
- ‘Focussing not only on the approach, but discussing the science with clients means weight loss will not stand’.
- Uncertainty and perfectionism in practise and hopes for the future.
Connect with Grace here.