Just because it is hard to do, does not mean it is impossible to achieve
Despite popular notions of diets and food plans, weight loss and eating regulation is a very complicated process, physically and emotionally. The challenge can be daunting, constant — and to top it off — may not go away even if you "succeed."
If you have succeeded in losing weight, you know it can be a hollow victory because often the "cure" is not authentic. If you struggle with weight regulation, you may lose weight and then gain it back. The unhappiness remains.
Whether you struggle with 20 or 50 pounds, similar dynamics are at work. Sometimes peoples' internal world, constructed from a legacy of experiences from long ago, keeps them trapped in the past and unable to move forward to get what they say they want.
B.I.T.E. The Body Image Transformation Experience® Workshop (B.I.T.E® Workshop) is specifically designed to help you create satisfying, healthy outside change that reflects substantial internal change — in other words, an authentic cure.
The B.I.T.E® Workshop is not a simple "fix-you-up" program with promises of fast fixes and easy answers. B.I.T.E® is a structured 20-week group experience in workshop form (two interconnected parts of one workshop), with an optional follow-up ongoing mentoring group. This workshop will appeal especially much to "pre-contemplators" — those who want to lose weight but who just can't seem to move towards action or who keep repeating a yo-yo pattern. Applying the latest research in neuro-affective developmental psychology, B.I.T.E® integrates the techniques of group psychotherapy with the skills gained from somatic psychotherapy. These include non-verbal body movement techniques, sensori-motor regulatory techniques, and mindfulness skill training. B.I.T.E® provides a challenge and an opportunity to appreciate, comprehend, and change your interaction with yourself, your self-perception, your body image, your eating, and food. B.I.T.E® works well as a complement to any individual psychotherapy, exercise, and/or nutritional programs you may already be involved in.
B.I.T.E® is for those seeking help to find the courage necessary to understand their interaction with food, honor themselves as they are, explore their self-regulatory issues and learn new skills for self-regulation, gain ownership of their bodies, and learn the somatics and "language" of their bodies. B.I.T.E® is for those who want to solve their eating regulation issues once and for all!
Workshop Part I, "Owning My Body My Self," is a concentrated group therapy experience (10 consecutive 1.5-hour weekly meetings) focusing on the underlying emotions and regulatory problems connected to your overeating, overweight, and self-perception. "Why can't I get onboard to do what I say I want to do?" "Why can't I regulate my impulses and change my eating patterns?" The focus is on understanding your personal roadblocks, respecting the experiences that formed them, and most of all, keying into your own power to manage destructive thoughts and impulses. The workshop will also help you grapple with issues of body image, shame, "fat as armor," and eating to mask emotional distress and anxiety.
Workshop Part II, "Transforming and Integrating My Body My Self," takes this to a higher level through skill building (10 consecutive 2-hour weekly meetings). Experiential somatic, movement, and regulatory techniques are taught that help you move towards attunement and mastery of your compulsions. You will be taught how to listen to your body, which is constantly changing in response to internal and external cues, and to regulate yourself in your response to the “call of food.” The B.I.T.E® workshop is offered once a year. Enrollments for Part II are currently being accepted for the winter/spring of 2016. Participation in Part I of the workshop is a prerequisite to participation in Part II.
Entry into the B.I.T.E® Workshop is subject to a pre-group 1-hr individual consultation. The fee for this consultation is $199.00.
Workshop Part I consists of ten consecutive 1.5-hour weekly sessions. The cost is $1,081.00, which may be paid in three monthly installments of $360.34.
Workshop Part II consists of ten consecutive 2-hour weekly sessions. The cost is $1,287.00, which may be paid in three monthly installments of $429.00. Participation in Part I of the workshop is a prerequisite to participation in Part II.
Payment may be made by check or online here via Paypal using any credit card
If you are interested in taking part in my next upcoming B.I.T.E® workshop in winter/spring 2016, please fill out the contact form in my website or feel free to call my office directly at 212.362.6019.
Note: Insurance can be applied for under "outpatient group therapy."
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