In This Revolutionary Book, You Learn How To Help Your Clients Heal Their Relationship with Exercise.
In this book you will learn:
How to develop a clear roadmap to help your clients shift from dysfunctional exercise into embodied movement (chapter 3)
The neurobiology and psychology behind compulsive exercise; why your clients exercise compulsively and why it’s so hard for them to stop (chapter 4)
Questions you can use to screen for compulsive exercise and how to dive even deeper into exploring your client’s relationship to exercise (chapter 5)
How to effectively evaluate for medical risk and explore the mental and social consequences of compulsive exercise (chapter 5)
Experiential practices you can use with clients to help activate the rest-relax and social responses to help rewire brain patterning (chapters 7-10)
How to explore sensory integration with clients to help them better understand their systems and how this relates to preferred forms of exercise (chapter 9)
How to effectively use experiential practices to co-regulate with clients to create a sense of safety and connection, setting the foundation for change (chapter 10)
Specific types of movement that encourage mindfulness and body awareness (chapter 11)
Tools you can use with clients to monitor and journal about their movement experiences (chapter 11)
A template for creating a movement and mindfulness plan (chapter 13)
...and so much more!
Hi, I'm Amy Gardner.
...I am a certified eating disorder registered dietitian and yoga teacher from Boston. I combine over twenty years of clinical experience and personal recovery experience with psychology, mindfulness, sensory motor and yoga training to help my clients move into full recovery. I am the owner of Metrowest Nutrition, LLC, a multi-disciplinary group practice where I supervise clinicians around helping individuals heal their relationship with food, movement and body image.
I am the author of the book iMove, Helping Your Clients Heal from Compulsive Exercise. Through the iMove program based on my book, I lead movement groups and trains other clinicians how to use the iMove method in their own work.
“Amy Gardner has written a personal and poignant account of how she has healed from compulsive exercise, expanded her life opportunities, and has moved into a place of peace with intuitive movement. But this is not simply a recounting of her experience—it is a clear and precise, scientifically-based template for any healthcare professional who would like to help their clients find the joy that comes with healing their relationship with movement. I highly recommend this book!”
— Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, FAND,
Nutrition Therapist, author of The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens and The Intuitive Eating Journal— Guided Journey for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food, Co-author of Intuitive Eating, The Intuitive Eating Workbook, and The Intuitive Eating Card Deck—50 Bite-Sized Ways to Make Peace with Food
"Amy Gardner's book is a superb resource for clinicians and clients. I learned so much reading it and will recommend it to every clinician who sees clients with compulsive exercise, with or without a comorbid eating disorder. Thoughtful, vulnerable, inclusive, and offering clear strategies to use tomorrow, this book will help countless people!"