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Join us for the Friday Night Lecture Series
at the Marin Healing Collaborative
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Beyond Hunger’s multi-media classroom presentation is helping to bring an end to Body Hatred and Eating Disorders!
A group of young women between the ages of 15-25 meet bi-weekly to train as peer educators. Together with professional facilitators, the peers present Beyond Hunger’s multi-media Powerpoint presentation to Middle and High school classes, as well as other youth, parent, and teacher groups.
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Beyond Hunger philosophy is based on a three-pronged approach to combating the current eating disorder epidemic. By speaking about Body Image, Intuitive Eating and Emotional Intelligence, we bring awareness to the both the issues that give rise to body hatred and eating disorders, as well as the tools to free ourselves from the obsession with food and weight.
"Our school is in West Marin, Bolinas-Stinson Union school. We have about 35 middle school students (6-8 grade).
You came last year and did a Fantastic Presentation for the students, they wore the [Love Every Body] stickers on their clothes for days and talked about the issues you discussed for weeks after you left. I know the information you presented to them made a difference in how they see themselves and others."
Contact us today to schedule a Beyond Hunger Prevention Presentation for your school or agency!
-Maud Zimmer, MFT
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*made possible by generous funding from The Freitas Foundation,
The Heffernan Foundation The Henry Mayo Newhall
Charitable Association, The Rotasa Foundation and individual donors
Drop In Support
Drop in is located in our office:
523 Fourth Street, Suite 100, San Rafael
9:30am - 11am
Weekly Group Topics
Ten Principles of Beyond Hunger
#1- Compassion is the foundation of all recovery. Love is the most fertile ground for change.
#2- Becoming conscious of our behavior, thoughts and feelings, in the moment without judgment opens the door to understanding our struggle with food and weight.
#3- Returning to our innate wisdom by eating intuitively (i.e. eating when hungry, stopping when full, eating what is satisfying) reconnects us to our physical integrity that lies buried beneath the diet mentality.
#4- Accepting our bodies exactly as they are right now allows us to make peace with our bodies, thereby empowering us to take better care of our bodies.
#5- Feelings are emotions that come from the core of our being and are essential parts of knowing our needs and taking care of ourselves.
#6- By going beneath the body hatred, diet thoughts, and disordered eating behaviors, we can learn to experience our feelings fully and therefore live fully.
#7- At the heart of every eating disorder is the desire to awaken, embrace our whole selves and experience our divinity.
#8- Recovery from an eating disorder is not a linear process. It requires any layers of learning that unfold uniquely, spontaneously and independently.
#9- Each obsessive thought and each disordered eating behavior is a thread that, if followed, can lead us back to our own truth.
#10- Complete recovery is possible!
© 2006 Beyond Hunger, Inc.
Open to adults and teens struggling with
food and weight issues,
their friends & family members
Cost: $25 (scholarships available)
For more information:
Drop In Group Meetings will be held at 523 4th Street Suite 100
in San Rafael.
Our suite is the right hand door on the ground floor of the building.