Befriending Your Body (BFYB)

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The Befriending Your Body Program (BFYB)™® is a unique virtual 8-week group program of somatic and self-compassion skills training for disordered eating and making peace with your body. The first of its kind, the program is based on the evidenced-based practices of interoceptive awareness, self-compassion, and mindfulness. This group will offer 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 BFYB program was created by Ann Saffi Biasetti and is based on her 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 is a unique therapeutic group 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 also will learn how self-compassion soothes the toughest moments and keeps you moving forward.

This program was developed through Ann’s doctoral research, the writing of her book, a pilot study on the program, and over 27 years of her clinical knowledge working with those struggling with disordered eating and body image issues. I am so excited to help bring this new integrated form of recovery out into the world. The skills you will learn as part of this group 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.

First week of this group begins on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 6pm-8pm and ends on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The price for the 8-week group program is $399 per person. Click here to contact me for registration information and further details. Please register by January 13, 2022.

>> Related link: Downloadable participation form
(PDF to be completed upon registration)