a treatment program designed to assist individuals
who struggle with food addiction and compulsive eating.
95% of diets fail because they don’t treat the underlying cause of weight gain and obesity - addiction. Long-lasting recovery is more than temporarily losing weight. Effective therapy addresses the root issues in order to create a permanent lifestyle change.
The Lifestyle Transformation program is divided into 3 phases. Highly trained and licensed therapists lead each online group. Groups meet once per week . Workbooks, along with other materials and exercises, are used throughout the program and are included in the program cost.
+ Phase 1: Engage
A series of 6 weekly online classes. Learn about the underlying issues associated with food addiction, gain valuable tools for success, and develop a Recovery Plan for the work ahead. Spouses/Partners may attend at no additional cost. Each class concludes with a guest speaker.
How Did We Get Here?
This foundational class looks at how America was 'set up' for food addiction and obesity. Knowing how and why we got here will empower you to choose a different path forward. Our history does not have to be your future.
Am I Really a Food Addict?
Food addiction isn’t about calorie management, and it isn’t about willpower. Learn how overeating alters the brain, why you feel powerless to change and how every diet you've tried has actually made things worse.
Is Lasting Change Possible?
Heal your brain, heal your addiction. This class equips you with the best, research-driven tools and strategies, to heal your brain and start you on the path to true recovery and transformation with food.
Why Does Everything Make Me Want to Eat?
Identifying why you eat is the only way to effectively change what, when and how much you eat. This class helps you get to the core of your emotional and situational eating triggers, and teaches you to respond differently.
Once an Addict, Always an Addict?
Learn what it means to define your sobriety from food addiction. Develop valuable tools and insights for your recovery using mindfulness practices, custom bottom lines, and a growth mindset.
Can I Still Love Food?
Food is not the enemy. And, neither are you. Learn what it means to develop and maintain a healthy relationship with yourself and food.
+Phase 2: Immersion
Now that you have completed Phase 1: ENGAGE you are ready to start the second phase of Lifestyle Transformation. The ENGAGE Classes were largely educational - laying the foundation for your recovery. Moving from classes to group therapy, Phase 2 IMMERSION groups are more experiential and process-oriented. Focus is on the work of transformation (facing issues, dealing with barriers, breaking down old habits and building a healthier lifestyle).
Breaking through Denial - 6 Weeks
This first segment deals with the many facets of denial. Denial is when we avoid facing uncomfortable thoughts and feelings by reaching for food for comfort or to manage stress. This 6-week segment is designed to strengthen your recovery by helping you identify areas of denial that have kept you stuck. You will learn and implement more effective ways to manage stress and emotional pain.
Understanding and Overcoming Addiction - 4 Weeks
This 4-week segment serves to deepen your understanding of the addiction process. Knowledge is power, and the more you understand the nature of food addiction and what is happening in your brain, the more power you will have to stop the addiction cycle.
Transforming My Internal Messages - 4 Weeks
In this segment you will take a look at some of the internal messages you may have about who you are and what you are capable of. When you challenge the accuracy of these messages, you can free up your capacity to find more meaning and connection in life, overcoming your addiction to food and eating in the process.
Lean Into the Pain - 8 Weeks
We avoid emotional pain as though the pain itself is the problem. Pain is NOT the problem. Running from the pain is the problem! As food addicts, we run from pain with food. When we stop running and learn to more effectively manage our pain we can discover what is on the other side - joy, confidence and freedom from food addiction.
Developing a Relationship with Myself - 8 Weeks
During this segment you will come to understand how your relationship with food has kept you from having a healthy relationship with yourself. As you work on body image issues, you will come to recognize some of the powerful messages your body is trying to send you. You will also learn how to “get out of your own way” and empower yourself to get what you want out of life.
Transforming My Relationships - 3 Weeks
Our brains are wired for connection. We seek it, we need it, we long for it and when we can’t get it, we despair. Additionally, connection helps the brain to heal from addiction. In this segment you will learn some effective tools for better communication and deeper connection.
Healthy Anger - 6 Weeks
Understanding anger and how we respond to it helps us to stop “stuffing” it down with food. In this segment you will explore new ways to express anger, deal with resentments and take greater accountability for your own happiness.
Healthy Relationships - 4 Weeks
As you explore your own relational patterns, this segment will guide you through the healthy setting of boundaries in your relationships. Learn to accept what you can’t change, meet with courage that which you can, and surrender that which you cannot control as you find new freedom to be you.
My Life in Recovery - 3 Weeks
Reinforce your recovery during these 3 weeks as you review your progress, develop a Relapse Prevention Plan and put supports into place for future success as you complete the Lifestyle Transformation Treatment Program for Food Addiction
+ Phase 3: Freedom
For those who would like to continue their recovery work in therapy, Phase 3: FREEDOM provides a 6-month online-group therapy experience with a continued focus on your recovery from food addiction.
Not quite ready to join? Buy the self-guided My Recovery Plan workbook to get started today.