Trailblazers in Body and Mind Wellness Announce ‘Suffolk first’ for USA Conceived Yoga Course
A GROUNDBREAKING approach of using yoga in tackling low body confidence, and overcoming eating disorder issues, is to run for the first time in Suffolk.
Conceived in the USA, the Eat Breathe Thrive initiative provides a six-week programme combining neuroscience, mindful movement, meditation and psychology to help challenge previous patterns around eating distress and body dissatisfaction.
As from April, the course is to be delivered in Suffolk by qualified Eat Breathe Thrive facilitator and British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, Hannah McCarthy, and will be staged in conjunction with not-for-profit eating disorders organisation, Wednesday’s Child.
Hannah, who has previously overcome an eating disorder, is the first in the region to have this targeted yoga qualification and has many years of experience in teaching emotional resilience and positive body relationships.
“This is such a unique approach to body movement and emotional wellbeing, and I know from my own experiences that it is the kind of programme which is useful for anyone who has previously had difficult relationships with eating, their size, or general dissatisfaction about their body,” she said.
“I’m so pleased to be working with Wednesday’s Child to deliver this in Suffolk for the first time, as the ethos of the organisation is all about encouraging healthy relationships with food and the body.”
The course runs from Sunday April 26th at Felixstowe Conservative Club and involves two-hourly sessions – commencing 10am – for six weeks. It is most suited to those who have recovered from an eating disorder, or are seeking to prevent or reduce harmful relationships with emotional eating and exercise.
Debbie Watson, founder of Wednesday’s Child, commented: “The Eat Breathe Thrive course is such a welcome concept, and is something we’re delighted to be running in partnership with Hannah”.
“Those who have difficult relationships with food and eating, also have a hard time understanding what exercise or movement is right for them, but we know that the right routines of physical activity and body awareness can revolutionise how someone feels about themselves”.
“The course is particularly sensitive in its structure, with only a maximum of 10 people participating in each session, so it’s not at all intimidating and is appropriate for anyone keen to relearn their relationship with eating, their body, or seeking to improve their general self-esteem.”
The limited participant course costs £145 for all six sessions, although a minimal number of scholarship places are available. All additional profits will go toward supporting Wednesday’s Child in helping those contending with eating disorders.
For more information about the course, you can email Hannah on hannah@firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Eat Breathe Thrive:
Eat Breathe Thrive is a not-for-profit organization that aims to prevent and help individuals overcome eating disorders. Our mission is to provide skills and resources for healthy eating, emotional resilience, and positive embodiment.
Eat Breathe Thrive programs have four integral aims:
Eat Breathe Thrive was founded by Chelsea Roff, a yoga and mindfulness instructor, research collaborator, and thought leader in neuroscience and integrative health. An eating disorder survivor, Roff has an intimate understanding of the depths of human suffering and the conditions necessary for individuals and communities to thrive. Her vision in creating the program was to ensure all people have access to the resources they need to recover, and thus are able to more meaningfully contribute to themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
About Wednesday’s Child:
Wednesday’s Child is a social enterprise ‘purpose driven business’, reinvesting profits into supporting those with eating disorders, and other mental health issues.
Born out of the founder’s experiences of adult mental health care and anorexia, it has at its core a subscription and gift box model, enabling the purchase of carefully curated gifts for those who need a wellbeing boost or gesture of kindness.
The business also delivers events, training, certification programmes, supportive coaching activities for those in the midst of an eating disorder, and a vocational portal to enable a supported return to work or education.
Our approach ensures enhanced global understanding about eating disorders and aids the ability for others to become cheerleaders in someone's desire for mental health recovery.
Wednesday's Child's curated boxes are equally beneficial to those experiencing any level of mental health frailty or wellbeing vulnerability. We work with GPs, charities, schools, universities and HR professionals in commercial organisations to ensure our considered gifts could serve a purpose in their effort to convey empathy.
IN A NUTSHELL: Launched in Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, Wednesday's Child is a social enterprise, providing gifts, services and training in an effort to support those experiencing an eating disorder.
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- Mar 2020