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WN4DC Mini-counseling Course

An accelerated introduction to weight-neutral diabetes counseling, using Motivational Interviewing

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Why This Course is Essential!

This course is an introduction to weight neutral counseling, and it is perfect if you are looking for guidance to increase your client’s awareness of body cues such as hunger, fullness, and satiety without attaching these behaviors to weight loss for people with diabetes.

Join me as we learn how to embracing weight neutral language and educational counseling for people with diabetes.

I am super excited to share with you how to reduce food fears and counsel clients on how all foods fit. Together we will discover how to overcome fears of weight shifting and weight gain by promoting size acceptance and exploring size diversity. This course will answer the question how to explore enjoyable movement for health, well being, and blood sugar control instead of weight loss! This is a really accelerated program which uses Motivational Interviewing as the counseling theory, and it will show you how to incorporate a non-diet, patient-centered approach to diabetes care.


You will get so much from this course!

This mini counseling course is loaded with information. First you will get five videos that explain the five common counseling aspects of weight neutral care as it related to diabetes.

Each video comes with a handout to identify the deep-seated desire of your clients, allowing you to hone your counseling skill. What makes this even better is that these handouts will let you practice the Motivational Interviewing skill of Reflection and Open Ended Questions, or OEQ to uncover lasting motivation!

Transform The Way You Counseling Clients

Connecting with your clients is the best way to grow your business, increase the value of your department, and evoke change. This course will show you how to remove the invisible barriers that prevent forming collaborative relationships which honor the client's autonomy and self-direction.

What are the 'basics' anyway?

Weight Neutral care can be something of an enigma if you are unfamiliar with core understanding. This course has identified five counseling themes which are explored by using MI. What is even better you will get a chance to watch and practice two key skills - Open-ended Questions and Reflections, OEQ. The intention of this course is to accelerate your practice by using the foundations of weight-neutral diabetes care and motivational interviewing.

How this Mini-Course will Help You

Using these five areas will help you hone in on the desire for change. Connecting with your client’s desire, without falling into the trap of diet culture, transforms your counseling session. Tapping into your client's motivation, and not into the expectations and pressures of society surrounding food, eating, diabetes, and body image is what this mini-course is all about.

Here is what you will get from this course

  • Five videos that explain the five counseling themes of weight neutral care as it related to diabetes.
  • Five handouts to identify the deep-seated desire of your clients, allowing you to hone your counseling skills.
  • A bonus Why Weight Neutral Approach to Diabetes Care is Essential, the ebook from the WN4DC Symposium which details the research supporting a weight-neutral approach.
  • An invitation to join the WN4DC professional Facebook group.

Your Instructor


Megrette Fletcher
Megrette Fletcher

Megrette Fletcher is a registered dietitian, diabetes educator, public speaker and author of a number of books, such as Diabetes Counseling and Educational Activities: Helping Clients without Harping on Weight, The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating: Professional Edition, Discover Mindful Eating for Kids, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes with Michelle M.D.; Discover Mindful Eating: A resource of handouts for health professionals. She is a mindful eating leader and cofounder of The Center for Mindful Eating, owner of WN4DC.com and co-host of WN4DCSymposium.com an online educational event to bring weight-neutral care to diabetes. She is a member of AADE and is on the planning committee of the AADE2019 and 2020. To learn more about Megrette, visit her website at Megrette.com.


Bonus Content!

When you enroll you will also receive this amazing ebook, that explains the research supporting weight neutral diabetes care.

Frequently Asked Questions


What can I expect from taking this course?
Answers when clients ask for weight loss diets and restrictive eating plans. Learn how to hear these requests and uncover a deeper desire.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What types of things do you talk about in this course?
There are five areas that are covered in this mini-counseling course. These are 1. Awareness of eating and body cues such as hunger, fullness, and satiety without attaching these behaviors to weight loss for people with diabetes. 2. Shifting weight loss desires by embracing weight neutral language and educational counseling for people with diabetes. 3. Embracing all foods and exploring how to reducing food fears for individuals with diabetes and counsel on how all foods fit. 4. Reduce fears of weight change for people with diabetes by promoting size acceptance and exploring size diversity.  5. Embrace enjoyable movement for health, well being, and blood sugar control instead of weight loss.
Why does this course use Motivational Interviewing?
Motivational Interviewing or MI is a patient-centered, evidence-based counseling model. MI is the counseling method that all of Megrette's courses use.
If I took an MI course will this mini-course help me?
Yes. MI by itself is not weight neutral. This course uses MI to bring weight neutral care into your counseling sessions.
I attended the WN4DC Symposium, so will this course still help me?
Yes, if you are looking for more opportunity to practice your counseling skills.
How long will this course take to complete?
The estimated time to complete this course is three hours.

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