Eat Breathe Thrive School Program
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The Eat Breathe Thrive School Program is an innovative program that combines yoga, meditation, and psychoeducation to prevent eating disorders in young people.
“Schools are in a unique position to stop eating disorders before they start. This program is all about giving kids the tools they need to eat healthy and feel confident in their own skin. The program is designed to create peer groups that support mental health, rather than bullying and other destructive behaviors. It’s about helping students help one another — they’re the only ones who can.”
What Students Are Saying
“The program helped me tremendously! I was able to connect with my body on a deep level. It has helped me become more aware of my hunger cues, and what my body is actually craving. It taught me how to distinguish between emotional or physical hunger, and gave me the tools to recognize my body’s needs. The teacher held a safe space for us all to dig deeper, realize our truths, and strengthen our relationships with our higher selves. I was reminded that I am never alone, and most importantly, that I am worthy and deserving of love. We all are.”
“I talked about my feelings and experiences in the group, without judgment or shame from others. I learned to express my needs... I learned to eat without stressing over every bite... I learned to recognize factors that make me question my right to take care of myself. Be prepared to feel nurtured and supported, to learn about nurturing yourself. Be ready to start living, to thrive!” — Patty
What Teachers Are Saying
“I highly recommend this training to teachers interested in learning how to identify and work with students who are struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating, or disordered body image. I would also recommend this to counselors interested in using yoga to supplement talk therapy when working with food and body image challenges.”
— Jamie, BA. M.Ed Counseling, and Certified Psychoanalyst
“This program is an amazing blend of education, experiential activities, and community building. As a therapist and teacher I found the training to be an invaluable experience that will enhance my work with clients, as well as students. Chelsea is a dynamic speaker who presents her material thoughtfully and passionately. I cannot wait to bring Eat Breathe Thrive to the community I live in.”
— Ruth Elliott, LICSW
Affiliate Schools and Colleges
Eat Breathe Thrive is proud to offer programs at the following locations:
- Emery Secondary School in Emeryville, CA
Bring Our Program to Your School
WHAT IS COVERED IN THE TRAINING?
Our training gives educators an opportunity to experience the program, as well as explore their own relationship with food and body image challenges. It covers a biopsychosocial model of eating disorders, yoga-based practices for emotional regulation, meditations for
interoceptive awareness, and psychoeducational activities for positive body image.
HOW DOES MENTORSHIP WORK?
Our mentorship program provides supervision and support for educators who wish to facilitate the program in school settings. The mentorship program is hosted online and includes instructional videos, a 350+ page facilitator manual, quizzes, assignments, and eight calls with a mentor. The program is self-paced and takes approximately four to six months to complete.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AFFILIATION?
Our Affiliate Schools and Colleges run ongoing programs and receive continued support and supervision. Eat Breathe Thrive uses grants and other sources of funding to support programs at our Affiliate Schools in under-resourced communities. Eat Breathe Thrive Affiliate Schools and Colleges are also listed in our online directory.