Diane is a psychotherapist and an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology at Naropa University. Her experiences as a world-class runner and triathlete led her to specialize in body image. She assists clients in celebrating their true selves, practicing self-care, and healing through mind-body integration. Diane offers consulting in the areas of personal aging and caring for our aging family members. She is a Trustee at Passageworks Institute, supporting educators with practices and principles that integrate social, emotional and academic learning.
Diane produced the award-winning independent documentary film, Beauty Mark. The film examines the race to perfection and has reached thousands of viewers through the Media Education Foundation. It is also endorsed by the National Eating Disorders Association, the Women’s Sports Foundation, and the Dove Self Esteem Fund.
Diane Israel on KGNU
Listen as Diane Israel speaks with Carmen Cool and KGNU host Lize Britten about eating disorders and body image.
Like many of us, Naropa feels like home to me. It is a place where I am continually inspired. At Naropa, there is opportunity to create new models for what is possible on the planet. Here, we co-create these possibilities through relationships with a community of learners. Naropa is a microcosm - an incubator for transforming the perils of the world through the dedicated practice of leaning into the struggles we face as humans.
Naropa Board of Trustees
Passageworks Institute Trustee
Grief Support Network Trustee
Jewish Family Services, Advisory Committee
“Beauty Mark,” award winning documentary film that examines the race to perfection and has reached thousands of viewers through the Media Education Foundation. It is also endorsed by the National Eating Disorders Association, the Women’s Sports Foundation, and the Dove Self Esteem Fund. The Beauty Mark website is recognized as one of 2013s “100 Top Women’s Empowerment Websites” by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
KGNU interview on the topic of eating disorders and body image
Somatic Arts Scholarship Dance Performance 2015, 2016
“Shadow and Light” Contributing author, In Press
Group Community Skills
Human Growth and Development Throughout the Life Span
Group Dynamics & Leadership
Marriage and Couples Therapy