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GIVE ME YOUR HUNGER -
HEALINGGROUP FOR WOMEN WITH FOOD ISSUES

WHEN OUR RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD HURTS

"I could say that I ate up a house - I spent that much money on food between ages 13 to 20."

 

"Eat until iI almost burst, vomit until my bile comes out, take a brief break, go mad with anxiety again and off I go again - sometimes 6 to 10 times a day."

 

"It starts innocently with"healthy foods". And suddenly, maybe because I ate a bite "too much", a switch is flipped and there is no stopping - I eat my way through bread, butter, cake, cheese, sugar until I can no longer walk, until I can no longer walk and find myself crawling on the floor. "  

 

"I refused to lick off a stamp because I couldn't be sure wether there might be calories on it."  

 

"I eat and eat and eat - and the next day I have to swim, or jog, or go to the gym: one, two, three hours, with compulsive determination, in the hope of burning the calories I gorged the day before."

 

What is food addiction?

 

Eating disorders can take different forms: anorexia (also called anorexia), bulimia (food addiction usually followed by self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives or compulsive exercise), eating bouts more or less controlled by diets and fasting, and obesity.

They all have one thing in common: the relationship with food is complicated, painful and omnipresent, and categorically prevents those affected from getting into their strength. For people with eating disorders there is no "innocent food", no enjoyable food, no social food. The relationship with food is always existential, desperate, cruel - and annilihates all other needs from the lives of those affected. Like all addicts, victims pay the highest price without resistance to serve their supposed master, their own destruction, on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

Can food addiction be cured?

 

In the final analysis, the supposedly insatiable hunger that drives the food addict is a healthy hunger, a good hunger, an enormous hunger for life and vitality, which our family, society and/ or our environment and ultimately we have denied ourselves. It is up to us to earn and claim this power and to wan to stand and be visible with it.

 

Food addiction is a very physical phenomenon. It pulls the body of those affected into unimaginable and sometimes fatal suffering. That is why the focus of my work in the healing group is on physical expression. I use elements of dance, theater and music, in short physical expression, to connect with the life instinct of those afflicted, and I use the distressed body as a source of hope and strength. Even in the darkest of times, it remains attached to spirituality and to “the big picture”, as a temple of our mind and soul. With him we face our dreams and visions.

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

 

The Healing Group Give-me-your-Hunger will then take place on one weekend once a month from February til the end of the year (click here for dates ), with a summer break in July and at the beginning of August.

Continuity is a fundamental and essential aspect of healing and of my work, thus participation in the Healing Group is designed for  4 Healing Weekends en suite. If there is a valid reason, an exception can be made: we may negociate you joining the group later or missing a date.

At the closure of your four  Healing Weekends , you are welcome to extend and take part in the next 4 Healing Weekends.

Or you may book the healing group together for 8 Healing Weekends (for the best deal - click here).


For mothers of young children or for others whose schedule is already very full, there is the option to participate in only one day. This option is valid for Saturdays only (best offer - see here).

Before participating in the Healing Weekend Seminar in January or the Healing Group Give-me-your-Hunger, we will have a free introductory one-on-one consultation.

Register now via email to juliakratz3@gmail.com or phone 0176 2394 7640 or here.

 

Since participation is limited to 8-10 participants, it is best to register for your free consultation right away to secure your place.

Shame-free payment plans are readily available.

If finances are a hurdle, I first encourage thinking creatively. How might you fundraise or otherwise acquire the money? Who might help you pay for this work? Who do you have in your network with access to funds?

No one turned away for lack of funds; contact me for other options at juliakratz3@gmail.com

+49 176 2394 7640

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