Authentic Eating Therapy Group

The Authentic Eating Therapy Group is a 12-Week Online program based on Internal Family Systems (IFS) on Wednesday nights from May 8 to July 31, 2024 from 7pm – 8:30pm EST via Zoom. The Cost is $350 per person (See refund policy below). Thank you for your interest. This group is currently full. Please fill out the form below for interest in the next session.

This Authentic Eating Therapy Group is for men and women who have a basic understanding of Internal Family Systems by Richard Schwartz (2001, 2020, 2021), and are struggling with extreme behaviors of overeating, binging, purging, restricting, obsessing (about sugar, calories, body weight and size, health, dieting, etc.) and over/under exercising.

According to the Internal Family Systems Model, these extreme behaviors are often the result of “firefighter parts” who are trying desperately to extinguish the pain and suffering from “exiled parts” who are burdened with extreme feelings of shame, overwhelm, terror, and rage; often as a result of trauma. According to Dr. Gabor Mate, “Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you.” From an Internal Systems Family point of view, inside you there is a dis-connect between “Self” and “parts.”

In this group, we will be focusing on understanding burdened parts related to food, exercise, and health. Your Authentic Self can heal the burdened, wounded parts by connecting to them, appreciating their good intentions, and demonstrating compassion. There are no bad parts, as Dick Schwartz says! We will be using the book, Self-Therapy Workbook by Bonnie Weiss (2013) which you can order here.

Tammy Sollenberger interviewed me on her podcast, The One Inside about 12-step programs and my healing journey with IFS and food/sugar. You can listen here.

Refund Policy: Once the participation fee is paid and the group has begun, it is non-refundable regardless of whether the participant completes the program or chooses to withdraw early. Exceptions to this no-refund policy may be considered on a case-by-case basis for situations such as emergencies or other unforeseen events that significantly impact the participants ability to continue with the group. In that case, the situation will be assessed to determine if a partial refund is warranted.

Compassion Based Healing - Authentic Eating Support Group


  1. Self-Therapy Workbook (An Exercise Book for the IFS Process) by Bonnie Weiss, LCSW, 2013
  2. Self Therapy Vol 3 by Jay Earley – Chapter 3 – Eating Issues with Bonnie Weiss
  3. IFS Innovations and Elaborations by Martha Sweezy and Ellen Ziskind – Chapter 3: IFS and Eating Disorders by Jeanne Catanzaro 
  4. An IFS Guide to recovery from ED by Amy Yandel Grabowski
  5. IFS Wisdom Journals – Living From My Centered Self, by Elaine Casquarelli and Karin Lubin (2019)
  6. Dirty Genes by Dr. Ben Lynch
  7. The Candida Diet:
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