Barbara Birsinger - 1440 Multiversity

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Barbara Birsinger, ThD, MPH, CEDRD

Healing eating specialist, creator of The Behavior Decoding Method

Barbara Birsinger specializes in the spirituality and soulful purpose in eating and weight issues. She has worked with individuals and groups for nearly three decades to promote intuitive nutrition, size acceptance, compassionate self-care and health promotion. Dr. Birsinger helps clients feel at peace with food, experience joy and vitality in their body, and find true nourishment and passion in life.

Creator of The Behavior Decoding Method™ (BDM), within the context of the Health At Every Size® Principles, her approach is based on research and clinical best practices, the healing of her own eating disorder, and others’ shared experiences.  Dr. Birsinger offers a robust online course and is writing a book for the public based on the BDM™ research and practice—she is presenting this material at 1440 Multiversity.

She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-RD Nutritionist and Certified Clinical Supervisor (IAEDP), Licensed HeartMath® Biofeedback Coach, Certified Master Transformational Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, and Licensed Spiritual Health Counselor. 

She maintains a private practice (in-person in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area, and virtually across the globe), trains other health professionals in her approach, and serves in leadership positions on the boards of several nonprofit health organizations.


Previous Programs

Decode Your Relationship with Food

January 5 - 7, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

How might your life be different if you didn’t have to watch your eating or your weight? Transform your relationship to food and your body by decoding the meaning and purpose in your hungers, food cravings, body talk, and weight. Learn to interrupt unwanted or detrimental behaviors with The Behavior Decoding Method™, an innovative step-by-step...