The Befriending Your Body (BFYB) 8-Week Program Of Recovery Now Available Online!

The Befriending Your Body Program (BFYB) ™ ® is a unique 8-week program of embodiment and self-compassion skills training for disordered eating and making peace with your body! The first of its kind, offering you a new view on recovery and healing your relationship with your body and food through building the skills of self-compassion and embodiment as support. The program is based on my book, Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself From Disordered Eating. Each week you will engage in a lecture by me as I teach you the primary principles of each phase of recovery and a new view along with guided practices and self-reflections to build the necessary skills in each phase to move you forward in your self-discovery, and your relationship with your body and food.

This program is a unique therapeutic program based on the brain-based knowledge of eating disorders and the world of neuroscience. You will develop a new respectful and trusting relationship with your body, food and self for integrated and lasting healing and freedom!

Through learning the necessary skills of embodiment and self-compassion for emotional regulation and self-discovery, you will learn how the internal workings of your body and nervous system can actually help you to regulate the tough emotions that block recovery and keep you stuck such as anxiety and fear. You will also learn how self-compassion soothes the toughest moments and keeps you moving forward.

This program was developed through my doctoral research, the writing of my book, a pilot study on the program, and over 27 years of clinical knowledge working with those struggling with disordered eating and body image issues. I am so excited to bring this new integrated form of recovery out into the world. The skills you will learn can be integrated alongside any other recovery program you may be doing. You will learn to never leave your body or self behind again!

Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself From Disordered Eating is the companion book to the program. Please purchase the book ahead of time and plan to read a chapter a week along with the program.


  • “As a male who has struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for most of my life, Ann’s approach was life changing.  The revelation that I wasn’t “broken” or “unfixable” fell way to an understanding that  imperfection is what we all are – despite constant societal messages to the opposite.  From learning greater self-acceptance and development of a practice based on self-compassion, the judgmental mind focus fell away and was replaced with an ability to hear and embrace the messages from the body with true understanding.  Those messages (true embodiment)  became the way to understand what I needed to heal.   I’m on my way.”

  • “This is truly the missing piece for anyone who has relentlessly suffered from the cycle of self-criticism and harmful behaviors described in the book’s description.  The practices aim to bring you from “feeling broken” to “growing into self-love” with the recognition that “…out of fairness…this is hard!”

  • "Dr. Biasetti provides you with the program, and you will provide yourself with the practice.  You can come back again and again to the various parts of the book that speak to you at each step of your journey.

  • "You will find compassion, acceptance and a path to understanding in this book that I recommend you give as a beautiful gift to yourself.”

  • “I have noticed big changes in my life and recovery. I am frequently returning to my body for wisdom on what I need in the moment, I use my breath to guide me, and my self-compassion is the strongest it has ever been. I feel incredibly connected to my body and am so much more accepting of it. I am taking care of my body in the best way I can rather than adhering to society’s mandates about my body. Trying to live by cultural norms only immersed me further into disordered eating.”

  • “When I started this book, I was unsure of what I was looking for. What I found was myself.
(I was lucky enough to be part of an 8 week group program based on this book, led by Dr. Ann Saffi Biasetti. The book alone is powerful and invites you to dig deep to embrace yourself in all of your beautiful human messiness. The group changed me and every person I have close contact with, for the better.)”

  • “Ann’s approach to disordered eating offers an effective, yet non traditional approach to the recovery process.  There are many mind first approaches that focus on therapy, yet de-emphasize the role that the body plays in offering wisdom on that journey.  Others are body first approaches that focus on diet and exercise, but they ignore the underlying emotional and spiritual causes of dis-ordered eating.  Such approaches also offer harsh subliminal criticism(from self and others) of those who struggle.   Ann’s approach is revolutionary from two perspectives; 1. mindful self compassion is one cornerstone of her approach that removes the sabotage of unkind judgment; and 2. The concept of embodiment which offers methods to use our body’s inherent(yet often blocked) wisdom to move away from overthinking and into compassionate, body first healing.” 

  • “This program was not clinical. It was like coming home to a friend.”

  • “I feel very positive and hopeful.”

  • “This has been tremendously supportive. I feel peaceful.”

  • "The 8 weekly sessions of embodiment classes have supported and enriched my life in ways that I could not have foreseen."

  • "The Befriending Your Body Program teaches short, concise, simple practices to cultivate self-compassion and embodiment that have a huge impact over time at allowing the brain to re-wire and heal negative habit patterns around food and any other habits one might wish to apply them.  The weekly program gave me an opportunity to explore the practices and concepts from the book in depth at a pace that was easy to digest and apply to daily life.  Ann Biasetti is an extremely supportive, clear, and knowledgeable teacher drawing on her own experiences with disordered eating as well as years of personal mindfulness practice rooted in the Buddhist tradition and regular yoga/embodiment practices."

  • "I was very fortunate in that I was able to take her 8 week seminar that walked us through the book and the daily practices she encourages. The seminar was amazing and I was able to take an in depth look at myself, which wasn't always easy, and see why my eating was disordered. Ann gives the tools needed to begin a journey that will forever change your life....for the better. I am just beginning my journey but I couldn't have done it without this book"