Eating Psychology

with Marc David

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Conference Overview

Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating as he interviews over 30 cutting edge experts in eating psychology, embodiment, weight, health, and nutrition. They’ll share key insights into our relationship with food and present new ideas to advance our understanding of eating in this one-of-a-kind virtual conference!

The Experts

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Eating Psychology: The Big Picture

with Marc David

Marc David is the Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom, The Slow Down Diet, and Mind Body Nutrition.  His work has been featured on CNN, NBC and numerous media outlets. His books have been… More


Women, Food, God and More

with Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Women Food and God. She has appeared on many national television shows including: The Oprah Show, 20/20, The NBC Nightly News, The View, CBS Early Show, The Doctor Oz Show and Good Mornining America. Articles about Geneen and her work have appeared in numerous publications including: O… More


Functional Nutrition and Eating Psychology

with Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Linus Pauling Award recipient… More


Hormones and Inner Health

with Sara Gottfried, MD

Dr. Sara Gottfried MD is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Hormone Cure. She teaches men and women how to balance their hormones naturally, regardless of age. She is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker and author of The Hormone Cure. Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, she is known for quoting Top 40 lyrics and bl… More


The Science of The Hunger Fix and Food Addiction

with Dr. Pam Peeke

Pam Peeke MD, MPH, FACP is the New York Times bestselling author of Body for Life for Women, Fight Fat After Forty, and Fit to Live. Dr. Peeke is a Pew Scholar in nutrition and metabolism, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, and a nationally recognized expert in nutrition, fitness and public health. She is WebM… More


Nourishing the World

with John Robbins

John Robbins is author of the landmark international bestseller Diet for a New America, of the newly released Voices of the Food Revolution, and seven other books that have between them sold millions of copies and been translated into 30+ languages.  He is co-founder of the 100,000+ member Food Revolution Network, and one of the most sought after… More


The Deep Politics of Food, Women and Global Health

with Vandana Shiva

A world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), Shiva has authored several bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shi… More


Health at Every Size

with Dr. Linda Bacon

An internationally recognized authority on nutrition, weight and health, Dr. Linda Bacon has published her work in top scientific journals as well as the highly acclaimed bestseller, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight. A nutrition professor and researcher, she holds graduate degrees in physiology, psychology, and exercis… More


A Powerful Look at Binge Eating Disorder

with Amy Pershing

Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW began her career treating the spectrum of eating and body image disorders at the Center for Eating Disorders (CED) in Ann Arbor, MI, in 1991. In 1993, she developed “Bodywise™,” a comprehensive treatment program to serve a growing population of clients coming to the center with binge eating disorder (BED). Pershing became … More


Beyond Food As Medicine

with Sayer Ji

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is widely recognized as the world's largest and most referenced health resource of its… More


The Gift of Our Compulsions

with Mary O'Malley

Mary O’Malley is a speaker, group facilitator and a counselor in private practice in Kirkland, Washington, and the author of Belonging to Life: The Journey of Awakening and of The Gift of Our Compulsions: a Revolutionary Approach to Self Acceptance and Healing, The Magical Forest of Aliveness: A Tale of Awakening, and What’s In the Way IS the Way… More


The Frontier of Nutrition

with David Wolfe

David Wolfe is the rock star of the superfoods and longevity world, America’s TOP CEOs, Global Ambassadors, Hollywood celebrities, busy professionals, and even the most powerful buying influence in the nation—Moms—all look to David for expert advice in health, beauty, herbalism, nutrition and chocolate! David is co-founder of o… More


The Yoga of Personal Transformation

with Seane Corn

Seane Corne teaches at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, Calif., and travels extensively teaching workshops, conferences and retreats internationally. She is a devoted supporter of programs for at-risk girls and women and has joined with her friend Ashley Judd in supporting fundraising and awareness-campaigns for the educational nonprofit YouthAIDS.


Clinical and Spiritual Insights into Women’s Health

with Dr. Joel Evans

Joel M. Evans, M.D., a board certified OB/GYN, is the Founder and Director of The Center for Women’s Health, where he practices Integrative Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also the Chief Medical Officer of, a start-up technology company funded by Eric Schmidt and Jim Held designed to provide the latest health information to health care … More


What Can Myth Teach us About Disordered Eating?

with Anita Johnston

Anita Johnston, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, certified eating disorder specialist, and storyteller who has been working the field of disordered eating for over 30 years. She is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling, which has been publishe… More


Orgasm, Women, and Waking Up

with Nicole Daedone

Nicole Daedone is a sought-after speaker, teacher, and author who has spent her groundbreaking career redefining orgasm from a woman’s point of view. Nicole is the author of Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm and is the founder of OneTaste, a company that offers training in orgasm, communication, and man-woman relationships throu… More


Trauma, Attachment Theory, and Somatics

with Pat Ogden

Pat Ogden is the innovative force behind Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She founded the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, located in Boulder, Colorado, and acts as the director of the school that focuses on educating clinicians in the various somatic approaches used to address developmental, attachment and trauma issues. She also co-founded the … More


Eating Challenges and the Power of Tapping

with Nick Ortner

Nicolas Ortner is CEO of The Tapping Solution, LLC, a company with a mission to bring simple, effective, natural healing into the mainstream through Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or “tapping.” Tapping is a healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.

Nick’s goal is to empower people to create heal… More


Gut and Psychology Syndrome

with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

She is well known for developing a concept of GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome), which she described in her book Gut And Psychology Syndrome - Natural Treatment for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression and Schizophrenia, now in its second edition. Thousands of people around the world follow the highly successful GAPS Nutritional Protoco… More


Exercise, The Mind and Eating Psychology

with Dr. John Spencer Ellis

Each week, over one million people enjoy a fitness and personal development program created by John Spencer Ellis. His programs are used in the top resorts, spas and fitness centers. John is the CEO of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching Association… More


Compelling Insights from Body Ecology

with Donna Gates

Donna Gates is the international bestselling author of The Body Ecology Diet, The Baby Boomer Diet: Anti-Aging Wisdom For Every Generation, and Stevia: Cooking with Nature’s Calorie-Free Sweetener. Her mission is to change the way the world eats.

Over the past 25 years, Donna has become one of the most loved and respected authorities in … More


Love, Relationship and Healing

with Daphne Rose Kingma

An undisputed expert on matters of the heart, Daphne Rose Kingma has been a therapist for more than twenty-five years, and is a frequent guest on television programs like "Oprah," "Sally Jessy Raphael," and "Leeza." She is the author of six previous books, including the bestsellers Finding True Love and Coming Apart. Kingma lives in Santa Barbara… More


Yoga, Emotional Healing and Recovering the Body

with Ana Forrest

Ana Forrest is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. The creator of Forrest Yoga, a unique fusion of traditional yoga, new poses and sequences created by Ana, Eastern wisdom, and Native American medicine. She is a contributing expert to Yoga Journal internationally as well as leading Asian and European wellness publ… More


The Cleansing Experience

with Dr. Alejandro Junger

Founder of the Clean Program, Dr.Junger was born in Uruguay. He graduated from medical school there in 1990 and moved to New York City for his postgraduate training. He completed three years of training in Internal Medicine at NYU Downtown Hospital and three more years of fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Lenox Hill Hospital.

The … More


The Wellness Warrior and the Journey to Wholeness

with Jessica Ainscough

Jess Ainscough is a writer, speaker, health coach and cancer kickin’ Wellness Warrior. When Jess was 22, she was diagnosed with incurable cancer, and was told that her only chance of prolonging her life would be to amputate her left arm. In the midst of all the angst and pain, Jess heard something within her telling her that there was a better wa… More


A Developmental Neurological Perspective on Neuroplastic Physical, Mental and Emotional Habit Patterns

with Martin Rosen

Martin G. Rosen, D.C. is a 1981 summa cum laude graduate of Life Chiropractic College.  He lives and practices with his wife Nancy Watson, D.C. in Massachusetts. He has two daughters Emily and Erin, both accomplished professionals. For the past 30 years Dr. Rosen has run a successful family oriented wellness care practice in Wellesley MA. His pra… More


Healing Through Embodiment, Presence, & Authenticity

with Diane Israel

Diane Israel is currently a psychotherapist with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado and a professor of transpersonal psychology at Naropa University. Her experiences as a world-class runner and triathlete led her to specialize in body image, eating struggles, and our issues around the race to perfection. Her life’s work has been to help indi… More


Food and Spirit

with Dr. Deanna Minich

Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS. Health Expert Dr. Deanna Minich is a dynamic, and internationally known, body-mind-spirit health expert, yoga practitioner, and author. Her twenty years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit (, which spans the physic… More


Healing Your Hungry Heart

with Joanna Poppink

Joanna Poppink, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist with an active Los Angeles private practice. She specializes in eating disorder recovery and women's issues, is in private practice and is a speaker.  She authored Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder, Conari Press. Her internationally acclaimed interactive website is r… More


Re-Wilding and the Power of Nature

with Daniel Vitalis

Daniel Vitalis is a Leading Health, Nutrition, and Personal Development Strategist. Awakening vigorously healthy, highly survivable, adaptable and instinctive individuals through a strategically balanced, systems-approach to purposeful living. Encouraging us to “ReWild Ourselves”, he teaches that Invincible Health is produced by a life aligned wi… More


The Self Behind the Symptom

with Judith Hendin, PhD

Judith Hendin graduated from the University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa, in cultural anthropology, and she received a fellowship to study in Asia with anthropologist-philosopher Gregory Bateson. Judith Hendin also contributed research and co-authored a chapter with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi for his first book on flow. She served on the Voice Dialogu… More


WomanCode: A Practical and Powerful Approach to Health

with Alisa Vitti

Alisa is an integrative nutritionist who teaches women how to use their hormonal and neurochemical patterns to create extraordinary lives .  She is the best selling author of WomanCode and the founder of, a virtual health center that supports women’s hormonal and reproductive health. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the In… More


Why Dieting Doesn't Work and What to Do Instead

with Marsha Hudnall

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD, is co-owner and president of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a pioneering women’s healthy weight retreat in Vermont.  Green Mountain was founded 40 years ago to help women stop dieting and learn how to truly take care of themselves to reach and maintain their natural healthy weights.

In addition to overseeing a pro… More


The Transformative Power of Weight Loss

with Philip McCluskey

Philip McCluskey is a sought-after motivational speaker, author, host, spokesperson and weight loss expert who inspires and educates thousands worldwide about the raw food lifestyle, after he lost over 215 pounds naturally. After thirty failed diet attempts and the looming prospect of gastric bypass surgery, raw food saved Philip’s life, transfor… More


Food as Lover: Evolving the Addictive Process and Become Available to Create Healthy Happy Love

with Katherine Woodward Thomas

Katherine Woodward Thomas is the author of the national bestseller Calling in “The One”: 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life. She is a licensed psychotherapist, and a highly acclaimed transformative educator who has worked with over 100,000 people throughout the world in her live and virtual courses. She is the co-creator of the Calling in T… More


Ayurveda and Eating Psychology

with Dr. John Douillard

Dr. John Douillard, DC has written and produced numerous health and fitness books, CDs, and DVDs. He has been teaching and lecturing internationally for 25 years and publishes a free wellness video-newsletter filled with the latest studies and research. He was the Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets in the NBA and currently dir… More


The Gabriel Method

with Jon Gabriel

In 2001 Jon Gabriel weighed 409 lbs. He’d tried almost every popular diet available without success. Not only did he fail to lose weight—he was steadily gaining. Overweight, overworked and unhappy, Jon was ready to give up.

Then on September 11th 2001, Jon received a wake-up call. He was scheduled to fly from Newark to San Francisco that… More


The Virgin Diet

with JJ Virgin

JJ Virgin is one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts, an accomplished public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned JJ recognition as the go-to weight loss expert who can unlock the door to lifelong weight management … More


Love and Liberation

with Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson is utterly unique in the world of human potential. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, his life work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. Kute’s own background and experience lays out the blueprint for his approach to liberating othe… More


Fresh Insights into Eating Psychology

with Emily Rosen

Emily Rosen is the Chief Operating Officer for the internationally acclaimed Institute for the Psychology of Eating, where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and PR, and keeps a pulse on the fields of nutrition and eating psychology to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide.

With an ex… More

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Marc David

Marc David is the Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom, The Slow Down Diet, and Mind Body Nutrition.  His work has been featured on CNN, NBC and numerous media outlets. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, and his approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, inspiring and innovative messages about food, body and soul. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is the world’s only teaching organization dedicated to a forward thinking, positive, holistic approach to nutritional psychology. IPE is unique and revolutionary in its approach – teaching students and professionals how to effectively work with the most common eating challenges of our times in their internationally acclaimed Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training. Learn more here:

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