Work With Me

Want to know why you are doing what you are doing with food?

Tired of hating your body?

Do you want to break free from the struggle?

After over 35 years, I continue to be passionate about working with women from around the world who are seeking freedom from struggles with eating and body image.

I have seen thousands of women fully and completely recover. I know it is totally possible and I feel so fortunate to have a front row seat — where I get to see them step into a life beyond their wildest dreams. So if you are someone who wants to learn how break free from negative body image and transform your relationship with food…

 

Come work with me.

Individual Sessions

I am available for one on one video conferencing sessions for individuals who want to find the deeper meaning to their struggle with eating and body, gently exploring the underlying issues through the lens of metaphor, and discovering what’s behind their urges or fears around particular foods. I guide them in listening to the body’s wisdom, to free themselves once and for all from the misery of what they are doing with food or exercise.

As a Certified Eating Disorder Supervisor, I provide professional consultation to those interested in my approach.

Sessions are offered virtually via Zoom or Phone

Cost is $185 per 50 minute session

Workshops & Retreats

I offer a variety of soul-filled Day-long Workshops and Week-long Retreats designed to nurture your body, feed your soul, and transform your personal and professional life beyond your wildest dreams. When women gather in circle they step into the field of immense possibility.  Magic happens.  Healing occurs.

In Women’s Circle Workshops, we access the archetypal Inner Feminine to connect with ourselves and others at the deepest levels — so we can be truly nourished and healed in all aspects of our lives.

Professionals Training Retreats include cutting edge teachings to take your work to a whole new level, geared to advanced and beginning practitioners in the eating/exercise/body image field.  These intellectual infusions, combined with a direct connection to the deep Feminine, allow you to return to your practice with renewed vitality and techniques and approaches to use one-on-one or in groups.

Workshops & Retreats

I offer a variety of soul-filled Day-long Workshops and Week-long Retreats designed to nurture your body, feed your soul, and transform your personal and professional life beyond your wildest dreams. When women gather in circle they step into the field of immense possibility.  Magic happens.  Healing occurs.

In Women’s Circle Workshops, we access the archetypal Inner Feminine to connect with ourselves and others at the deepest levels — so we can be truly nourished and healed in all aspects of our lives.

Professionals Training Retreats include cutting edge teachings to take your work to a whole new level, geared to advanced and beginning practitioners in the eating/exercise/body image field.  These intellectual infusions, combined with a direct connection to the deep Feminine, allow you to return to your practice with renewed vitality and techniques and approaches to use one-on-one or in groups.

Speaking & Training

I am available to do professional trainings and in-services to treatment centers, conferences, professional organizations, colleges and universities, and also offer speaking to the general public.


Some of the topics I have offered in the past include:

  • Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Neuroscience in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Using Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling to Treat Eating Disorders
  • Body Talk: Using Metaphor to Treat Negative Body Image
  • Finding Hope and the Joy of Recovery
  • Why Can’t I Stop Eating?

Eating Disorder Treatment

I am the Clinical Director of Ai Pono Hawaii Eating Disorder Programs which I founded in 2001.

Ai meaning “to eat, nourish” and Pono meaning “with ease, naturally, in perfect order and wholeness.”

At the ‘Ai Pono Eating Disorder Program, we recognize that eating disorders are complex problems with psychological, emotional, nutritional, and biochemical components, but we do not view women who struggle with these problems as irreparably damaged. Rather, we see them as highly intuitive, sensitive beings who have developed an obsession with food, fat, and dieting as a way of coping with social and psychological stress.

Eating Disorder Treatment

I am the Clinical Director of Ai Pono Hawaii Eating Disorder Programs which I founded in 2001.

Ai meaning “to eat, nourish” and Pono meaning “with ease, naturally, in perfect order and wholeness.”

At the ‘Ai Pono Eating Disorder Program, we recognize that eating disorders are complex problems with psychological, emotional, nutritional, and biochemical components, but we do not view women who struggle with these problems as irreparably damaged. Rather, we see them as highly intuitive, sensitive beings who have developed an obsession with food, fat, and dieting as a way of coping with social and psychological stress.

Offering residential treatment, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) on the islands of Maui, Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Residential:

We have a small eight bed, ocean front, residential eating disorder treatment program on the beautiful island of Maui which which uses my approach along with other evidence based treatment approaches and includes a trauma track and neuro-feedback. We accept most insurance and have a dedicated staff that can help you find out is this is the right place for you to heal from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder.

Outpatient:

I am proud that our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) on the island of Oahu is the very first free standing eating disorder IOP in the country, which I developed based on my approach set forth in Eating in the Light of the Moon over 20 years ago. Evidence-based research on the program demonstrated statistically significant improvement on all scales of the EDI (Eating Disorder Inventory). We have IOP’s on Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii.

“There’s a moon inside every human being.
Learn to be companions with it.
Give more of your life to this listening.”

Rumi

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Wisdom Tales

Traditional folk tales and multicultural myths can be used as powerful tools in the treatment of eating disorders because they are repositories of ancient wisdom about the human condition and because they teach the language of symbolism, imagery, and metaphor. These...

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