Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Life coaching for eating disorders

I've always wonder how life coaching would be for eating disorders. Several well known eating disorder recoverers have ventured into this field. Caroline Miller comes to mind. In this snippet from The Democrat and Chronicle out of Rochester, NY, a transition program will begin in mid January for those who've finished eating disorder treatment but are still having trouble reconstructing a normal life. The program runs for eight weeks, is free, and will be led by Cindy Bitter, an anorexia survivor, certified life coach, author, and educator on eating disorders.

If anyone is in the east Rochester, NY area and participates in the program, I'd be interested in hearing your comments.

5 comments:

Gaining Back My Life said...

I wished 1) I lived in NY, and 2) I was recovered enough to participate! It's free??? Sounds actually like a really interesting program. I wonder if there will be a long term study afterwards to track progress.

btw, Happy New Year's to you :)

Tiptoe said...

GBML, I agree, it does sound interesting. The transition time between after treatment and reconstructing life is a difficult one and more support needs to be available.

suziq said...

I am in training to become a life coach with my specialty in coaching eating disorders. I am recovered from anorexia and i'm 58 yrs old. I feel that there isn't enough helpfor men and women of a certain age. Thisis my passion, and I want to "pay it forward". I can't think of a better thing I would rather do.

Tiptoe said...

Suziq, that is great both that you're recovered and am becoming a life coach. Much luck to you!

Professional Development said...

Very good to read about life coaching!!!!!