Findingbalance

Rating: 4.98 stars   65 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 284 Franklin TN 37065 USA

Mission: To be the leading Christian resource for DAILY help with eating and body image issues.
Results: Over a million people reached since 2002 via events, articles, web resources and online support programs. Members of new "Lasting Freedom" (2014) online support program show significant declines in anxiety (-23%), depression (-21%) and unhealthy eating attitudes (-25%) after just eight weeks. Our twelve-week "Finding Balance with Food" curriculum and downloadable "FINDINGbalance Gathering" small group tools have been used around the world, including groups in Canada, New Zealand, Ecuador and the UK as well as the US. "Daily Vitamin" eDevotional provides truth and inspiration 5 days a week to thousands of readers. Annual "Hungry for Hope" conference has been attended by nearly a thousand people in the last seven years. New Christian Eating Disorders Collaborative Network (CEDCN) helps connect those who struggle with Christ-centered providers. And we're just getting started...
Target demographics: Our primary efforts are focused at reaching the three out of four women (and girls) who have eating issues, including chronic dieting, obsessive exercising, organic food obsessions, secret eating, and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.Those seeking Christ-centered recovery solutions.Those who love someone struggling with an eating disorder.Professionals working with eating disorders.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 73 women find freedom from eating issues through our Lasting Freedom program, and served 192 people at our annual conference. All this in addition to thousands we serve monthly through our video-on-demand site.
Geographic areas served: The World! (But primarily the US...)
Programs: www.findingbalance.com - world's largest video-on-demand website for eating and body image issues, featuring 700+ free videos, articles, books and more. "Lasting Freedom" - online support program featuring weekly webinar, weekly "Freedom Team" support group, and 24/7 moderated peer-support website. "Hungry for Hope" premiere Christian conference for professionals and community members impacted by eating and body image issues. http://www.findingbalance.com/hfh "Daily Vitamin" - eDevo - an inspiring verse and 6 lines of text to help you find daily freedom. www.findingbalance.com/dv "FINDINGbalance Gathering" small group lesson program for individuals or groups seeking balance with food. http:www.findingbalance.com/gathering "More Than a Number" campaign and event to help women know their value so they can change their world. Includes a partnership with Compassion International to help shift dollars from diets to end world hunger. http://www.morethananumber.net. .
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Rating: 5 stars  

I finally have my life back! I have struggled for so many years to "get rid of" my eating disorder, but it wasn't until I became involved at FINDINGbalance that I truly know what it's like to live free from it. The support and encouragement I receive from my online group has far exceeded any community I've experienced from my church, my friends, or my family. FB has inundated me with the truth of God's Word and shown me that my value is not in my physical body. Everything about this ministry is rock solid!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our daughter struggled with a severe eating disorder and I found the "finding balance" website one day as I was searching for information and possible resources to help us. My husband and I attended the Hungry for Hope conference in Colorado Springs, Co and were introduced to Constance Rhodes, Travis Stewart, and many other caring professionals. We learned a great deal there and found resources to help us navigate the nightmare of an eating disorder. After 5 years, 3 residential treatment facilities, a month in the hospital and a series of relapses, we are so thankful that she is now walking in recovery. The support we received was a lifeline in a very dark, stormy season! God has given these folks such skill and compassionate hearts for people struggling with ED and BI issues AND the ones who love them!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love a way to connect with other parents, specifically, who are living with ED in their home. The struggles we face are not ones our friends often understand. "Just tell her to eat more"..."it will pass, she just wants attention"..."she will be fine"...

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a father of a 19 year old daughter struggling with an Eating a Disorder, Finding Balance was a God-send and an excellent resource for parents who are totally overwhelmed and needing assistance, advice and information about Eating Disorders and the treatments available! I am incredibly thankful that we turned to Finding Balance & Constance for help when we did. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this group to ANY person or family struggling with ED.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand its size to include more cities and areas of the US.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

i am SO abundantly grateful to Constance Rhodes, founder of FindingBalance & Jeanette Henriques, group leader of the LastingFreedom program via Fb. i have experience unending encouragement as i journey toward healing and wholeness and away from my eating disorder. the video library has been an incredible resource in that many of my questions have been answered solely thru the videos. Fb is a safe place for me to share my story and the Lf program has been the first community ive experienced where people are real about their struggles & victories. i appreciate that Fb is done with purpose. i appreciate that Fb is a faith-based ministry. this is an organization that has experienced what it is purposing to fullfill.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so thankful to the Finding Balance organization. I have been participating in their Lasting Freedom Program for the past six months. During this time, I have experienced a freedom from the bondage of my eating disorder that I never thought was possible. It is a place where I can be real and honest, without being judged. It is a place where truth is spoken into me, and encouragement is found. This program has changed my life. I will be forever grateful.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so very thankful for Finding Balance...a place where I can trust others with the truth of my story. A place where I don't have to perform or buck up. A place where vulnerability is valued and change doesn't have a time-line. A place where I don't have to look good. A place that won't try and fix me...but instead love me. A place where I can expose my deepest shame and be called beautiful. A place where I can bring my broken pieces and fragments and process them and mend. The resources at Finding Balance seem limitless. At anytime of day or night I can search a topic that is relevant to my recovery from food issues and find encouragement and help. I can't even put into words how useful/helpful this has been in my recovery. In the time I have been involved as a client of this non-profit organization I have found so much freedom and hope from my food/eating and body image issues. To say I am grateful doesn't begin to describe the depth of my hearts joy and freedom.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our journey begins with being reunited with one of our treasured friends who we met over 20 years ago, not knowing how our lives would be reconnected. Findingbalance Founder Constance Rhodes vision to help, heal, educate those striken with many forms of eating disorders, addictive compulsions, identity issues and more has given LIFE to my wife who has battled Anorexia & Bulimia for over 35 years to most recently dead without hope and the fight to live. Because of Findingbalance we are encouraged daily from the unconditional love, support given through this ministry. When Constance offered to fly to my home with her team to minister and bring life and hope to my wife not knowing the outcome we would face together, truly examplifies the commitment, passion Findingbalance has to healing, wellness and completion. Today through the Leadership of Constance my wife is alive and in treatment getting back what was lost and creating a pathway to Live Life once again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Begin to Partner with those who share the vision and grow this ministry to the next level. Begin to ask for donations support $$$$ from corporate companies who catch what the mission truly is. Begin to expand Partnerships in faith based organizations to allow for larger exposer.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am not quite sure how I got hooked up with FINDINGbalance, but I am so very thankful for this organization. Monday through Friday, I get an email that refocuses me by asking the right questions.. down to the very core of me.I have been struck by Constance's insight and ability to challenge me without condemnation more than once, and my heart/ mind are being changed, one day at a time.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not much as of right now! :)

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Finding Balance is an amazing organization and to my knowledge the only organization in this space with more video content than any other organization in the country regarding body image issues, eating disorders, self worth, and self value. Finding Balance also has curriculums for small groups to help with daily, weekly, and monthly accountability.

I think Finding Balance should be a nationally recognized organization with representation and small groups in every state.

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Very Well

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2013

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1 person found this review helpful

Finding Balance has been such a blessing to me. I first heard of the organization 2008 when was looking for resources during a difficult time in my life.... I was very excited to find people/info that encouraged me and strengthened my relationship with God. Through the different options, videos, guides and groups, I have enjoyed utilizing Finding Balance... And especially the Hungry For Hope conferences.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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