Over the last 14 years of working with people who are struggling to find a peaceful, balanced relationship with food, I’ve met many who say they don’t “just” overeat.
Whether they describe their struggle as “bingeing,” “compulsive eating,” “emotional eating,” or “food addiction,” they all talk about shame and secrecy. They often say, “I thought I was the only one who did this.”
That’s why when Am I Hungry? Facilitator Kari Anderson, an eating disorder therapist with over 20 years of experience, asked me to collaborate with her to develop an Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Program and conduct research for her doctorate, I jumped at the chance.
The results have been nothing short of inspiring. I am still humbled and amazed by the power of mindful eating to heal a painful relationship with food. People who have been trapped in a binge eating cycle for years–or even decades–are finally finding freedom.
To make this life-changing work available to anyone who needs it, Kari and I co-authored Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating: A Mindful Eating Program to Heal Your Relationship with Food and Your Body and the companion Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Workbook and Awareness Journal. We also love working with small groups of individuals during the transformative five-day Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat!