The theme for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019 is Come as You Are.
We are joining together with the greater eating disorder community to acknowledge that we are all imperfect, we are all in process, we are all in different places on this journey, and we are all welcome to come as we are on this journey to heal our relationship with food and our bodies!
Maybe you need to begin by acknowledging and recognizing that your story is valid; or perhaps you are ready to speak out and share your experiences to inspire others who may find themselves in a similar situation.
Self-Help for the Most Common Eating Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder, affecting 3% of the population. What’s more, men are more likely to have binge eating disorder than any other eating disorder.
In 2013, the year BED was added to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM5). Here are the criteria for the diagnosis of BED; I reviewed criteria in this video too. That same year, Am I Hungry? launched our first Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Program and Therapist and Treatment Team Training to provide a path to freedom.
In celebration and recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019, we are announcing that the Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Workbook and Awareness Journal, the updated companion to Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating book, is now available to the public in order to reach more people who need help!
This combination set is an incredible tool for helping you heal your relationship with food and your body. Together, this book and workbook are a powerful path to cultivating your self-care voice to overcome the messages that leave you feeling guilty, defeated, and helpless.
Embracing Healing and Planning for Restoration
The Mindful Eating for Binge Eating book and workbook set is a first step to bringing healing into your life. If you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, and/or currently struggle with symptoms of past trauma, we strongly recommend working with a licensed therapist.
I would also like to invite you to consider one additional opportunity. In October 2019, we are hosting another retreat for emotional eating and binge eating in beautiful Carefree, Arizona. The details are available here.
It is my hope you will take time to consider attending this life-changing retreat. We’ll have the detailed information packet available soon; if you have questions about whether this event is right for you, it would be a pleasure to connect with you to help you receive the answers you need to take another step in the right direction.
Come As You Are and Connect with Your Community
The story that has brought you to where you are today is just a part of the story! Your story is my story and it is my pleasure to continue to produce programs and tools to help you eat what you love and love what you eat now and for years to come!
It is my hope that through National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, you can embrace the fact that you are not alone and that you are welcome to come as you are!