Redeeming Food & Body


March 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am – March 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
2501 Elliott Ave
Seattle, WA 98121


Clinician registration $300 (includes 14 CEUs) | $250 Regular registration | $175 Student registration


Katie Metzger

Redeeming Food & Body is a two-day workshop birthed out of a response to the impact of our fragmented, weight-obsessed, food-confused, disembodied culture.  Facilitated by an interdisciplinary teaching team comprised of a mental health therapist, dietitian, and theologian this workshop explores an embodied and restorative approach to our relationship with food and body.

Facilitators create an experiential, relational learning environment offering a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to the pursuit of health and wholeness. Participants will be invited to enter their own stories around food and body through reflections, small group dialogue, and shared meals.

Redeeming Food & Body offers robust training for counselors, nutritionists, dieticians, pastors, chaplains, and practitioners. Moreso, Redeeming Food & Body is a transformative experience for anyone seeking an embodied, holistic, and restorative relationship with food and body.

Due to the experiential, relational nature of this workshop space is limited. Breakfast both days and lunch on Saturday are provided and are just as vital to the teaching as they are nourishing.

14 Continuing Education Units are available with Clinical registration.

Students are eligible for a reduced rate of $175 and active students at The Seattle School may charge the fee to their student account. Email for the student registration code or additional information.


About the Facilitators

Diane Summers, RD, CEDRD
Eating Disorders Dietitian at Hope Nutrition Therapy

Diane Summers is a registered dietitian treating the full spectrum of eating disorders, including chronic dieting, night eating, and orthorexia to the more commonly referenced struggles of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 2002 and subsequently completed her clinical nutrition internship through the University of Washington in 2003. Diane has worked at the intensive inpatient, residential, partial, and outpatient levels of eating disorder care, in the sacred process of returning individuals and families to a more nourishing relationship with food. In addition to client work, she comes alive at the opportunity to provide training on the art and science of eating disorder nutrition therapy. She has a deep passion for conversations that work to shift the insidious cultural norms of weight stigma and the thin ideal. Diane maintains a private practice north of Seattle, Hope Nutrition Therapy. Outside of her nutrition work, Diane enjoys traveling, hiking, beach combing at low tide, and cooking at a local women’s shelter.

kate-edited-1Kate M. Sweet, M. Div

Kate comes to this work with a passionate belief that the Gospel invites us to live with freedom and peace in the relationship with our bodies and food. Kate studied psychology at the University of Wisconsin, and went on to receive a Master of Divinity from The Seattle School in 2013. She continues to be fascinated by the intersection of the human psyche and theology. She  currently serves as a hospital chaplain at The American Center in Madison, WI and as the Director of Discipleship at People’s United Methodist Church in Oregon, WI. Kate is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). As a minister, she seeks to invite others to encounter God’s love as it is revealed through the embrace of all of our embodied experience. In 2015, Kate and her family relocated back to her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. These days she especially enjoys exploring the world with the playful presence of her young son as a guide, reacquainting herself with the Midwest, and sharing delicious meals with family and friends.

Matt Tmatt-1iemeyer, LMHC
Eating Disorders Therapist at Blue Harbor Counseling

Matt Tiemeyer is a husband, father, therapist, and reluctant/occasional writer. Matt left a software development position in the Midwest in 2002 and earned his MA in Counseling from The Seattle School in 2004. He and his wife, Shelly, have a private counseling practice in the Seattle area. Matt has worked with clients struggling with eating disorders since 2004 in outpatient clinics and private practice settings. He has been a group facilitator for various workshops with The Allender Center since 2009, joining formally as a Fellow at The Allender Center in 2013.

Matt is devoted to engaging the interplay of grief and gratitude as they enhance each other to form us more honestly and beautifully in the image of God. He intentionally pursues the dynamics that often occur apart from our awareness of our relationships with our physical bodies to create paths for blessing and room for the gospel. In addition to his work with eating disorders, Matt’s work as a therapist includes helping men and women move toward healing from sexual abuse and freedom from sexual addiction.

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