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Latest Testimonials

  • "BFYB is truly essential for anyone looking for a loving way to heal the relationship with the body and food. Taking parts of neurobiology, compassion and philosophy - Ann lovingly guided us through the content - which was approachable but eye opening as well. If you've looked through all the clinical approaches and feel there are some missing parts of the puzzle - this is what you've been looking for - thanks so much Ann!"

  • "I have grown ten-fold in awareness and have developed a kind, positive relationship with my body."

  • "Within two weeks of starting the program, my depression lifted. The knowledge that this is a nervous system issue was a catalyst for opening the door to not blaming myself for behaviors that were not aligned with advocating for myself. The self-compassion that followed and the action I have been able to take on my behalf has completely changed my quality of life."

  • "I am starting to appreciate, respect and love my body as I did as a girl. What a beautiful gift! Even at 60! It feels like: "Hello body, please forgive me! I'm here for you now. I promise to pay attention and give you all the love and care you need and so well deserve.""

  • "The BFYB Program has helped me understand the need to soothe and calm my nervous system and to pay attention to my body's signals for what it needs. I am now resting more, eating better, and moving in ways that make me feel good! The program is educational, instructional and supportive. Ann is a wonderful teacher who embodies compassion and kindness. The lessons on interoceptive awareness and self-compassion have been the keys that have unlocked the door to recognizing what I need and want and have brought me back to my authentic self."

  • "I cannot say enough about Ann and this program. I thought I knew a lot about embodiment and self-compassion but through Ann's teaching, her book, and especially the practices, I was able to take these concepts from my mind into my body and deep experiences that have changed my life forever. Through true embodiment and self-compassion I will continue to heal and embrace nourishing behaviors as my self-worth continues to grow through what I have learned in BFYB."

  • "It is amazing how disconnected I had become from my body even with a regular yoga practice and training.  I appreciated the personal historical review of this process and how, in turn, this helped me to reconnect with my body.  Re-learning how to listen to the body is essential.  The program was built with a strong foundation; it is methodical yet fluid and organic allowing for growth and revisiting different aspects or phases of healing at any time.  I am grateful that I took these steps so that I could begin to live within embodiment."

  • The Befriending Your Body course has given me the tools to enhance my body mind connection. It has also given me tools I can share with clients who are struggling with issues relating to eating disorders and body image. I am a mental health care provider and I have shared Anne's book with numerous clients. The feedback and progress are so positive. My clients range in age from 18 to 65, the exercises and meditations resonate with all age groups. By identifying our own needs Anne enables us to address and repair our thoughts regarding self, food and body image. We are taken on a journey of self forgiveness which allows us to re-train our thought process allowing self compassion. We are taught not just "fixing" a problem, but living a more fulfilled life. The expectations are realistic, allowing for our fears and setbacks to be accepted, acknowledged and worked on. I look forward to ongoing self compassion for myself and my clients.