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EAT BREATHE THRIVE™

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MISSION

Eat Breathe Thrive™ aims to prevent unhealthy eating behaviors and to help individuals fully recover from disordered eating and negative body image, by offering evidence-based programs that integrate yoga, mindfulness and community support. 


VISION

We envision a world in which individuals no longer suffer from disordered eating and negative body image, and thus are able to more meaningfully contribute to themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.

 

PROGRAMS

Eat Breathe Thrive™ has two programmatic components:

Clinical Program: Our clinical program, Yoga for Eating Disorders, (taught as a 3-day, 3-week, or 6-week series) is offered in eating disorder treatment centers around the country. The program teaches patients critical skills for developing a more compassionate relationship with their bodies, coping healthfully with difficult emotions, and tuning into hunger and fullness signals.

Learn more about our clinical programs.

Community-Based Program: Our community-based program, taught by EBT-certified facilitators in yoga studios and universities around the country, creates community-based support networks that help people overcome food and body image challenges. These small groups, or “Thrive Tribes,” are especially needed in areas where eating disorder treatment is hard to come by.

Learn more about our community-based programs.

 


TRAININGS

Eat Breathe Thrive™ offers 15-hour, 30-hour, and 100-hour trainings. Our trainings give educators, mental health practitioners, and fitness professionals knowledge, skills, and practices for working with clients struggling with eating disorder issues.

Trainings focus on a variety of practical, hands-on skills needed to effectively serve clients who struggle with disordered eating and negative body image — including how to teach a trauma-sensitive class, lead meditations for tracking hunger and fullness signals, and help clients learn practices for coping with difficult emotions and calming the nervous system. The trainings also provide an insider’s perspective on eating disorders, including how to recognize warning signs of eating disorders, have a conversation with a client you’re concerned about, and help clients get help.

Find a training near you.

 

GOALS

Our goals over the next three years are to bring Yoga for Eating Disorders™ programs to 25 treatment centers; to build Eat Breathe Thrive™ groups in 50 yoga studios; and to train 100 teachers and facilitators to share Eat Breathe Thrive™ programs. Your generous donation can help us to realize this vision.

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HOW YOUR MONEY WILL BE PUT TO WORK:

  • Bringing Yoga for Eating Disorders™ to new treatment centers. For every $5,000 raised, we can bring Eat, Breathe, Thrive’s clinical program, Yoga for Eating Disorders™, to one more treatment center. Your contribution will fund materials, support staff, curriculum development, teacher stipends and training programs.
  • Supporting an evidence-based study. Researchers at UC San Diego are currently partnering with us to determine whether Yoga for Eating Disorders™ measurably improves treatment outcomes. Our hope is that this research will bestow greater legitimacy to yoga-based interventions in medical settings, and ultimately pave the way for offering the program in centers worldwide.
  • Preventative programs in schools. More than one half of teenagers use unhealthy control behaviors (e.g. fasting, vomiting and taking laxatives) to control their weight. With your support, we can bring programs to young people at high schools and universities, helping them to develop healthy relationships with their bodies and emotions. We can also teach educators how to stop eating disorders before they start.

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