Eat Breathe Thrive: Positive Body Image & Overcoming Eating Disorders
Eat Breathe Thrive fosters positive body image and overcoming eating disorders, through yoga and community.
An estimated 24 million Americans suffer from bulimia, binge eating or anorexia — a disorder which has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. With the average cost of treatment adding up to $1,250 per day, only one in 10 individuals will receive treatment and 50% will relapse after discharge. Eat Breathe Thrive offers a complementary therapy that can facilitate long-term healing.
Eat Breathe Thrive was created by Chelsea Roff, a nationally-recognized author, speaker and survivor of anorexia who found healing from her own eating disorder through yoga and community support. Through skills like tracking hunger and fullness signals, coping with difficult emotions and cultivating a positive body image, Eat Breathe Thrive supports long-term recovery from disordered eating. Eat Breathe Thrive includes two components: a clinical program and a community-based program that offers transitional support through local “Thrive Tribes.”
The Clinical Program
An evidence-based system of healing and support for disordered eating.
The program’s clinical component, Yoga for Eating Disorders, is a 3-day to 6-week series offered as a complementary therapy at treatment centers around the country, with the goal of reducing relapse and giving clients skills for full recovery. Researchers at UC San Diego are currently partnering with Eat Breathe Thrive on an evidence-based study to evaluate treatment outcomes. Yoga for Eating Disorders is being offered in three American treatment centers.