Freedom From Food & Body Image Hang-Ups
Program: 4 days
Do you stress about food? Do you judge things about your body? Do you imagine that other people are judging things about your body, as well? Do you criticize yourself for “sabotaging” yourself by eating certain foods?
Wouldn’t it be great to spend your mental energy enjoying your life, your friends, and your family – instead of spending it on self-criticism, eating issues, or concern about whether people are looking at you and judging what they see?
You can follow a regimen that focuses on changing the outside (diet, exercise, weight loss) in an effort to feel good on the inside. Or you can step off that never-ending physical and emotional treadmill and find out how to change the inside first.
Transform Your Relationship With Food & Eating
- Fill the Void: Feed yourself emotionally so that you can stop using food as a love proxy.
- Food Fallacies: Learn how to change some fundamental beliefs you didn’t even realize you had about food.
- The Care & Feeding of You: A unique 4-step process you can use during all meals to make eating a much more satisfying, relaxed, and guilt-free experience.
Shed Long-Standing Judgments About Your Body So You Can Truly Love It
- Body Reboot: Enjoy your body now – before you change it.
- The Myth of Self-Sabotage: Let go of self-criticism by understanding how your behaviors (even over-eating or under-eating) are really acts of kindness and self-preservation.
- Become Other-Wise: Unplug from the endless fixation on what other people think!
“Weigh Happier was everything and more than I expected. I was able to find, explore and reach places in myself and attain a comfort I never thought possible. Rock solid tools for living a life that’s so full of love and respect for myself.”
-Karen Healey, Senior Administrative Assistant, New Hampshire
“I have achieved everything I hoped for this week in Weigh Happier. Coming into this program I wondered what class designs could possibly break through my continual battle with my weight and my love and attraction to sugar and dairy. I thought it might be impossible for me to get really comfortable. I am so excited that not only do I love me exactly the way I am but I have no doubt that I will continue to eat healthy and take wonderful care of my body. Unexpectedly I have also deepened my relationship with my husband. I am amazed and delighted.”
-Mary Church, Business Owner, Indiana
“Best program yet! The principles in Weigh Happier are clear and really hit home with me. Great, specific methods of how to eat! I wouldn’t have believed that my beliefs and attitudes could play such a role in how I nourish myself, but I am a believer now! Thank you all for this deep, thoughtful and well-constructed program!”
-Keith Hindmarsh, Caterer, Canada
“Weigh Happier for me is a full body experience. It gave me the tools to look at my body in a different way and changed my relationship with food in a way that everything tastes so much more and better without the desire to eat as much.”
-John Zuiker, Podiatrist, Netherlands
“The Weigh Happier Program is not about pounds – losing or gaining. It’s about how we relate to our bodies and food. This isn’t a way to diet. It’s a way to look at our hang-ups we may have about food and our bodies. After this week, how I see food and my body is radically different. It’s like starting over, but this time choosing how I want to see them both in the most comfortable way.”
-Sid Diamond, Consultant, Maryland
“Anyone who has tried weight programs,centers, resorts, physician supervised weight loss programs, surgery, pills and so on…must do this program. The approach is weigh different and allows a person to connect to loving themselves and bodies without being dependent on the way we eat or look!”
-Melissa Hamilton, Self Employed, USA
“This is the best programme I have ever taken, anywhere, on any subject. I have tried so many approaches for my eating and weight and always come back to despair. I feel more at peace with my eating than I have since I was 13 years old. Even though I’m currently really big, I feel no shame anymore about my body. I never expected the scale and wonder of the changes I’ve made this week. The whole world needs to do this programme.”
-Anne-Marie Grafton, User Researcher, United Kingdom
“The Weigh Happier Program, I can honestly say, gave me literally life-altering, huge changes that have already changed both my method of losing weight and immediate and concrete results!”
-Brian Ellis, Film & TV Producer, California
“This is a fabulous opportunity to find out what your real (specific) issues are around food and body issues. For me, one of my discoveries is that I am afraid I will not have enough to eat which is just a belief that I can change. Significant realizations for me that have profound effect on how I behave around food.”
-Hilary Shaw, Texas
“The Weigh Happier Program has surpassed my expectations! I know that The Option Institute successfully creates a loving, safe and supportive environment which was the perfect place to look at my anxiety around food and how I felt about myself. I now know I have solid principles and perspectives in place to take home and experience lasting change.”
-Jenn Nickel, Special Ed Teacher, Michigan