Dying to be Smaller,
Hungry to be Bigger

with David Bedrick, Ph.D.

This seminar is based on a research study David conducted with 21 women for his upcoming book, You Can't Judge a Body by its Cover


Watch David Guide an Innerwork

Working with Shame


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Each time a person goes on a diet and fails, they feel ashamed and out of control. This shame is compounded by messages from the media, medical professionals, rude passersby, and even friends and family. It’s a vicious cycle that is often downright deadly. Add to that the additional intersectional complexities of sexism and racism experienced by women and people of color, and we come face to face with endemic misery and a far-ranging sense of inferiority that stops people from not only following their hearts’ path but also redirecting all of that weight-loss-related energy toward what’s more effective and worthwhile: Advocacy. Career switches. Compatible, supportive relationships. Radical shift in how we treat ourselves. Spiritual growth.

Why is today’s diet industry pulling in 60 billion dollars every year, while when people go on a diet, only five percent of them succeed and the rest gain weight or stay the same? Here’s why: A heavy, shamed body is a body with an unheard message and a thwarted quest, and until the secrets are unlocked and the wisdom is harvested, that impasse will be unbreachable.

David Bedrick offers seventeen stories of individual women who open the door to their souls: stories of shame and self-love, victimization and empowerment, being small and being big, fear and hope. In his illuminating therapeutic interviews, you’ll witness women discover the secret behind their resistance to diet programs, the beauty of their bodies and hungers, and the redeeming insights of what moves them to reclaim authenticity, power, and grace. Get ready to be inspired. Get ready to see it all differently. Get ready to meet the life-changing secrets held within your body’s rebellion to living in a society that fetishizes thinness and shames authenticity. 

About Your Teacher

with David Bedrick, Ph.D.

Therapist with Individuals & COuples

David Bedrick, JD, Dipl. PW, is a speaker, counselor, and attorney. He spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Phoenix and is currently on the faculty of the Process Work Institute. He is also the founder of The Santa Fe Institute for Shame Based Studies, which offers a training curriculum for individuals and therapists.

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