I speak on a variety of subjects taking a size-inclusive and non-diet approach to health promotion. My talks and presentations are great for corporate wellness events, community organizations, schools and colleges, and even local gyms and Crossfit affiliates. My topics and talks can be customized to meet each group's specific needs or interests.
If you'd like to book me for any workshop described below or for a podcast or guest blogging opportunity, please contact me directly.
Workshop Topics + Information
The Body Project
4-Part Series for Adolescents and Young Women
The Body Project is a body image and body acceptance program for adolescents and young women.
This evidence-based program meets for one hour weekly for 4-weeks. The typical group size is 8-12 young women.
The Body Project is a dissonance-based body-acceptance program designed to help high school girls and college-age women resist cultural pressures to conform to the appearance ideal standards of female beauty and reduce their pursuit of unrealistic bodies. The Body Project is supported by more research than any other body image program and has been found to reduce the onset of eating disorders.
Bodies and Beauty: Exploring the Standards and Ideals
4-Part Series for Adult Women
Kortney's own adapted program of "Body Project" for adult women. This group meets for one hour weekly for 4-weeks. The typical group size is 8 to 12 women.
"Bodies and Beauty" is a dissonance-based body-acceptance program designed to help adult women examine their internalized core beliefs around bodies, appearance, and beauty. Through group discussion, written exercises and activities, and even brief take-home challenges, this program is designed to empower women to resist cultural pressures to conform to the appearance ideal standards of female beauty and reduce their pursuit of unhealthy or obsessive means to attain unrealistic bodies. "Bodies and Beauty" is adapted from a body image program, the "Body Project", that has been supported by more research than any other body image program and has been found to reduce the onset of eating disorders. "Bodies and Beauty" has been designed to create lasting and deep shifts in self-perception and self-image.
Bodies and Beauty Workshop Intensive
1/2 Day Workshop for All Women
For interested groups who are short on time, this consolidated 4-hour workshop distills the lesson, exercises, and concepts covered in the full 4-week program into a half-day event. This group workshop is ideal for adult women and is also effective for adolescents and college-aged women who experience body dissatisfaction. The "Bodies and Beauty Workshop" has been carefully designed to promote positive self-perception and improved self-image.
Intuitively Fueling Strength Intensive
1/2 Day Workshop for All Women
This workshop is a 4-hour workshop designed to explore the interplay of mindfulness, hunger, fullness, and satisfaction factors while challenging food rules and restrictive dieting or "healthy eating" principles. This workshop includes written exercises, group discussion, and experiential eating practices. Appropriate for a variety of audiences, anyone who has ever found dieting to be a challenge or feels addicted to dieting will benefit from the food freedom developed through participation in this program.
Bodies and Beauty / Intuitively Fueling Strength Workshop Combo
Full Day Workshop for All Women
These two signature workshops are the perfect compliment and can be conducted across 2 consecutive days or combined for one FULL day of food and body freedom empowerment! This is the BEST value, covering all the bases around body image concerns, beauty standards and ideals, and the interplay in how these impact our eating behaviors and attitudes. Tying positive body image, intuitive and mindful eating strategies, while challenging existing core beliefs, this highly engaging workshop experience is a life changer for women who feel captive in their bodies and their diets.
Ditch the Diet - Eat to Feel Good
1 Hour Workshop for Everyone
An hour long intuitive and mindful eating presentation, this talk introduces key concepts around a non-diet approach to health-promoting eating habits. Tailored to suit a broad audience demographic, this engaging and interactive presentation covers the basics of HOW to eat. This talk includes an added bonus of interactive strategies and ideas to troubleshoot typical day-to-day eating and meal planning roadblocks and encourages audience participation for practical take-home solutions to common issues of resource management: including time, money, or motivation.
Other Speaking Topics include...
- Crossfit and Weightlifting: How intuitive eating and intuitive movement intersect with "extreme" fitness
- Crossfit and Exercise Obsession: When healthy becomes unhealthy
- Beating Binge Eating
- The Darkside of "Healthy Eating"
- Size Inclusive Fitness and Wellness
- Intuitive and Mindful Eating
- Breaking Free from Dieting
- Eating Disorder Awareness, Prevention, and Recovery
- Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating in Sport, Fitness, and Crossfit