Befriending Your Body (BFYB)

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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, food and self!

This somatic program is the first of its kind, grounded in the polyvagal theory and the evidenced-based practices of Interoceptive Awareness, self-compassion, and mindfulness.

This program is a unique psycho-educational program based on the brain-based knowledge of eating disorders and the world of neuroscience. 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 within your body and from the constraints of Diet Culture. 

The program is based on Dr. Saffi Biasetti’s 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 necessary somatic skills, and self-compassion, you will gain:

  1. Greater emotion regulation and self-discovery
  2. Knowledge about the internal workings of your body and nervous system
  3. Discover a “new language” about your body from the inside out which, in turn, helps you to grow true self-care and intuitive knowledge.
  4. How internal knowledge assists you in regulating the tough emotions, such as anxiety, fear and shame, that block recovery and keep you stuck.
  5. And how the powerful skills and practice of self-compassion can help soothe the toughest moments within your nervous system, your emotions and thoughts to keep you moving forward.

This program was developed through Dr. Saffi Biasetti’s doctoral research, the writing of her book, a pilot study on the program, and over 30 years of clinical knowledge working with those struggling with disordered eating and body image issues. www.anembodiedlife.com

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.

View the Testimonials page to read about others’ experiences with Steph’s BFYB groups. >>

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 currently am running a full group, but I’m accepting registrations now for my NEXT group, which begins on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 6pm-8pm and ends on Tuesday, March 13, 2023. This group will be live via Zoom. 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 17, 2023.

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