Thank you to the following individuals and groups who have allowed their content to be included in the HAES Kit:


     

 

 

ASDAH is an international professional organization composed of members committed to the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Principles . Their mission is to promote education, research, and the provision of services which enhance health and well-being, and which are free from weight-based assumptions and weight discrimination.


Dr. Linda Bacon, a professor, researcher, and the author of the groundbreaking books, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About your Weight, and Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, is changing lives through her teaching, research, writing, public speaking and the transformative Passing the Message On multi-day Health at Every Size® (HAES) workshops. Dr. Bacon combines academic expertise and compassionate clinical experience to bring together scientific research and practical application. She shifts the focus from WEIGHT to WELL-BEING, giving doctors, dietitians, therapists, and people of all shapes the tools for achieving better fitness, health and even happiness – all without dieting.

 


Dr Rick Kausman is a medical doctor who is recognised as the Australian pioneer of the person-centred approach to healthy weight management.  Dr Rick has written two books including the award-winning 'If Not Dieting, Then What?', he is the creator of a number of other resources, and has had several articles on healthy weight management published in peer-reviewed journals.  Dr Rick has been the Chairperson of Body Image and Health Inc. for 3 years, and a board member for 12; and was an Executive Council member of the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity for 9 years.  He is currently a Fellow of The Australian Society for Psychological Medicine, a Lifelong Fellow of the Obesity Prevention and Treatment Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the Butterfly Foundation. 


The Endangered Bodies International Campaign is a groundswell movement that is wreaking havoc on the status quo around the globe. Women are fed up with the sea of visual images that do not reflect and represent the diversity of our bodies.  Their mission is to take a stand against the toxic culture that teaches women and girls to hate their bodies. 

The love your body sticker campaign is the first public initiative of Endangered Bodies NY. Thousands of stickers have been distributed throughout NYC and have been seen in Germany, Australia and on Lady Gaga's website as part of #Abodyrevolution. 


Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel are the authors of The Diet Survivor's Handbook. If you are tired of being caught in the diet/binge cycle, this compassionate book will reaffirm that you haven’t failed diets; diets have failed you.  This easy-to-read guide gives you a step-by-step approach to effectively end overeating and to become an attuned eater, making peace with food. 

Each of the 60 lessons teaches how to experience a positive, satisfying relationship with food, your body, and ultimately yourself.  Lessons include an activity to practice or integrate the concept, and a quote that is either humorous or inspirational for diet survivors to let go of shame and begin the healing process. 


Ragen Chastain has published two books, including Fat: The Owner's Manual, and is a three time National Dance Championship winner. In 2011 she left a career as a consultant and turnaround CEO to do Size Diversity Activism full time to help me reach my goal to make sure as many people as possible know about the Health at Every Size and Size Acceptance options.

Her greatest accomplishment has been learning to love herself and her body, and to be truly happy living completely outside the cultural beauty norm.  As a plus-sized professional athlete, she practices Health at Every Size and as a human being she is an an unwavering advocate for Size Acceptance – the civil rights truth that every body deserves respect and that the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable, not contingent on size, health, or dis/ability.


Tiina Veer is the Founder of Yoga for Round Bodies™ and the Steward of Halcyon Health in Toronto.  She is passionate about sharing simple self-care, and about making yoga more accessible to more people.  An established Toronto Registered Massage Therapist for fifteen years, Tiina has helped hundreds of massage clients find well-being and balance through bodywork, education and simple self-care.  Tiina's warm personality, cheerfulness and genuine desire to facilitate "permission to be oneself" are immediately disarming and set a perfect stage for change, healing and learning to play out.

Inspired by her own experience living and practicing yoga in a round body, informed by her manual therapy practice and anatomy knowledge, Tiina shares yoga with students and teachers in a way that is accessible, sensitive and safe for all practitioners.  With a no-nonsense, non-dogmatic approach to teaching, Tiina integrates the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern anatomy knowedge and clinical experience, in a context relevant to everyday life.

Tiina often refers to herself as "the Unlikely Yogi" and a "self-proclaimed anatomy geek."  Some of her hobbies include:  kite aerial photography; intuitive archery; relaxed camping; hiking; and regular forest appreciation for "plugging back in."  She lives in Toronto with her partner David and their rescue dog Taco.