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Free Recovery Webinar: Navigating the Path of Recovery this Holiday Season

December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Navigating the Path of Recovery this Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST) 

The holiday season can be the “most wonderful time of the year,” but it can also be the most worrisome and difficult for those struggling with or recovering from an eating disorder.

In this webinar, Johanna Kandel, The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness CEO and recovery advocate, along with Laurie Yurchuck, Renfrew Alumna, will discuss how to navigate the path to recovery during this holiday season and throughout the new year. At a time when it is customary to give to others, this webinar will address the importance of being self-considerate and setting boundaries, provide helpful tools in remaining present and explore why being vulnerable may be the key to connection.

About Johanna Kandel:

After recovering from a ten-year-long battle with various eating disorders, Johanna founded The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. Since its inception in 2000, The Alliance has brought information and awareness about eating disorders to more than 300,000 individuals nationally and internationally. In addition, Johanna runs free weekly support groups, mentors individuals with eating disorders and their families, and helps thousands of people gain information and find the help they need. As a passionate advocate for mental health and eating disorders legislation, Johanna has spent a lot of time meeting with numerous members of Congress, and was part of the first-ever Eating Disorder Roundtable at the White House.

Johanna is the immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the Eating Disorders Coalition, member of the Academy for Eating Disorders Advisory Board, and a member of the Eating Disorders Leadership Summit. She has received many awards including the Jefferson Award for Public Service© and Harlequin Enterprises’ More Than Words Award. Johanna has appeared on national television programs including NBC Nightly News and The Today Show, and profiled in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Glamour Magazine. Johanna’s book, Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder, was released by Harlequin Nonfiction in September 2010.