There are now two ways to engage in the Befriending Your Body Program!

1) Purchase the online program to engage in, on your own, at your own pace. Once the program is purchased it is yours to keep referencing back to whenever you wish!

2) Join me virtually as I teach and guide the full 8-week program! You will have my expertise along with the support of others along the way (See dates below for the next virtual program)

The Befriending Your Body Program (BFYB) ™ ® is a unique 8-week Somatic Self-Compassion Recovery program teaching you the skills of embodiment and self-compassion for disordered eating and making peace with your body and self!

This program is a unique therapeutic program based on the brain-based knowledge of eating disorders and the world of neuroscience. The first of its kind, based on the polyvagal theory and evidenced-based practices of interoceptive awareness, self-compassion and mindfulness. This program will offer you a new view on recovery and help you to develop a new respectful and trusting relationship with your body, food, and self for integrated and lasting healing and freedom!

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 somatic practices and self-reflections to build the necessary skill of embodiment in each phase to move you forward in your self-discovery, and your relationship with your body and food.

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.

I am a member of ASDAH (Association of size diversity and health) and this program follows the HAES guidelines and principles within the recovery framework. For more information, please visit their website here:


COST: $299.99

ONLINE (self-guided) PROGRAM

Cost: $299.99 (limited scholarships available for the online version only. Please email me for info.)

Purchase the Online Program Here:

*Professionals looking to train in the BFYB Program MUST participate in the virtual program to qualify for the Level 2 training.


  • "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.

  • "I have been searching, for some time, for a program that would resonate with me in order to address my relationship with food. My very logical side was always well aware of my issues, but my negative side always seemed to take over. This program allowed me to address that negative side and how I spoke to myself, allowing me the opportunity to address those issues and change the way I received them and myself. If you are thinking about taking this course, I not only highly recommend, but I also recommend that you do the work. Take your time, and work the process. Allow yourself to linger in areas that need extra attention, and the results will begin to appear. It is not easy but change, habits, and self-discovery never are."

  • "I just want to send another thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in your program. I am truly grateful and amazed at how much this has made an impact on me. I felt so hardened and angry at the amount of time and life I spent in and out of inpatient and outpatient programs. My behaviors were corrected but I didn't feel like I was living my recovery. I came across your book at a really low point, I had just exhausted my options of programs. I was searching the internet for some hope and inspiration when I came across your podcast on the recovery warrior website "Staying motivated after setbacks" It truly moved me and when I heard you had a book I immediately ordered it. I got an email that said you were offering scholarships (for the program), normally I wouldn't reach out but again, something was really drawing me to your approach. I am so grateful for you allowing me this opportunity."

  • "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"

  • "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."

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

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

  • “I feel very positive and hopeful.”

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

  • “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.” 

  • “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.)”

  • “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.”

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

  • "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.

  • “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!”

  • “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.”