With loving hearts we remember
February 14, 2017
Hosted by Kathy Welter-Nichols
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Dedicating to the families that have lost loved ones to an eating disorder from around the world, our hearts are with you. Eating Disorders continue to hold the highest mortality rates of any of the psychological disorders - in fact 20% higher than all others. Today family members are here sharing their grief, their loss and how they are coping. Both these women were professionals; one a triple board certified psychiatrist, the other a bachelor of nursing. Both worked in clinics, and hospitals and both lost their lives to this. Marie-Claude's family had no idea their daughter was about to die, until they got the call she'd been found dead in her home and learned she'd had bulimia since the age of 14. Mary-Jane's family share the journey of over 30 years of treatment in centres, respite centres, home care, surgeries, all at a huge personal & financial cost. This is a powerful, thought provoking, emotional and heartfelt sharing of the high cost of eating disorders.
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One in three people knows someone suffering with an eating disorder. Chasing Hunger unravels the struggles of these issues offering real tools you can use to help reclaim your life from eating disorders.
What can I eat? Will I gain weight? What about anxiety? I can’t sleep. I’m having panic attacks and I’m bloated all the time. What about junk sugar and junk foods? I feel ashamed, I feel guilty.
These and many more behavior patterns are linked to eating disorders, along with beliefs and values that are often sacrificed in the secretive drive for thinness.
The ability to build new resources that support optimal self-care and self-love is a pre-requisite for lasting recovery, built on gratitude and forgiveness. Join us.
Kathy Welter-Nichols is a clinician and author; she runs a private practice in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Over the years she has helped thousands of people achieve positive results, which inspired her to create a specialized program called “The Bulimia Breakthrough Method.”
She is a published author of several books: Chasing Hunger: The 90-day Bulimia Breakthrough Challenge is the one that put her in front of a TV audience on the CBS-produced, internationally syndicated show “The Doctors.” Her other titles include: Meditation for Beginners, Mindful for Beginners and My Birth, My Way. She is also a birth coach and doula, and teaches weekly meditation practices. She is the winner of the 1999 Spirit of Community Award for her dedicated service in hospice work for patients struggling with a life threatening illness and their families.
Her expertise offers real insight into the challenges of eating disorders and its debilitating effects. Through insightful questioning, she has gathered knowledge and information that has been key in assisting people to achieve positive recovery.
Kathy’s passion and deep empathy for the human condition has honed her insightful intuition for understanding people. This combination of education, skill, passion and her unique approach make her a dynamic leader in the field of recovery from eating disorders.