FINDINGbalance

Rating: 4.94 stars   107 reviews

Address:

PO Box 284 Franklin TN 37065 USA

Mission:

To be a Christ-centered community helping people find balance with food, weight and wellness.

Results:

Over a million people reached since 2002 via events, articles, web resources and online support programs. Members of "Lasting Freedom" online support program show significant declines in anxiety (-18%), depression (-33%) and unhealthy eating concerns (-35%) 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:

People find Christ-centered help for eating issues.

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:

Anywhere someone has access to a computer.

Programs:

"Lasting Freedom" - online support program featuring weekly webinar, weekly "Freedom Team" support group, and 24/7 moderated peer-support website. www.findingbalance.com - world's largest video-on-demand website for eating and body image issues, featuring 700+ free videos, articles, books and more. Christian Eating Disorders Collaborative Network - the first Christian resource and referral network for professionals working with eating disorders. http://www.cedcn.org "Daily Vitamin" - eDevo - an inspiring verse and 6 lines of text to help you find daily freedom. www.findingbalance.com/dv "Hungry for Hope" premiere Christian conference for professionals and community members impacted by eating and body image issues. http://www.findingbalance.com/hfh "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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been beyond blessed by this nonprofit, Finding Balance. I am a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor who works with clients who struggle with their weight and their negative view of themselves. Not only is this helpful for my work with clients, but this organization has helped me personally, as I also have struggled to have a healthy, and godly perspective of myself and my weight. I have personally been most encouraged by Finding Balance's "The Daily Vitamin" that they email out each day to their subscribers. Whenever I read these emails, I am so encouraged by what I read because the words that are being spoken are based on the Word of God. These words have great impact each day I read them, whether I am struggling with my weight that day, or another struggle. I am so grateful that there is an organization like Finding Balance in existence to help people remember what is the Truth!

 
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Thank you for sharing this! It is an honor to serve and to network with people who share a like-minded passion for helping others find freedom through Truth.

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1 person found this review helpful

FindingBalance is the only place that offers Christian eating disorders information,support, education, references for treatment, and hope for both those struggling with eating disorders as well as those treating eating disorders. They are the leading resource for daily help with eating and body image issues. They host a variety of programs, networking, and conferences. They offer wonderful volunteer opportunities as well. Their online support networks are incredible!

 
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As a clinician that works with eating disorders I can honestly say that we are blessed to have finding balance as a resource. The volunteers are amazing at helping and putting together meaningful experiences where those that suffer from eating issues can have space to heal. God uses this non profit to heal the hearts of many. We are blessed too have this resource, that.can be used all over the world,

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Serving many years as a Christian clinical professional in this area of eating disorders, I have been incredibly blessed to discover FINDINGbalance. There is simply no other non-profit organization of its kind! FINDINGbalance is uniquely multifaceted in reaching many different populations both affected by eating disorders as well as those Christian professionals working to treat and serve the needs of eating disorders and negative body image. Now when a client first begins seeing me, one of the first things I do is to make sure they get signed up for the “Daily Vitamin” to be delivered to them via email. Their response to getting these daily “truths” is overwhelmingly positive and a great benefit to myself as a Christian counselor when our clients get to hear “truth” from two-fronts.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I first came into contact with Constance Rhodes and FINDINGbalance when we were both launching our respective ministries. Over the years she has impressed me time and again with her incredible work ethic and steadfast commitment to providing life-changing, and often life-saving, support for those struggling with eating disorders.

In addition to creating world class resources, Constance also makes herself personally available to those the organization serves, sharing counsel and even praying with those who are wrestling with these issues. Having someone who really understands take the time to listen and invest in a young woman's life can be the difference-maker; the doorway to real hope for those caught up in anorexia or bulimia.

If you are a person who has a heart for women finding freedom from eating and body image issues, FINDINGbalance is truly one of the most innovative organizations out there, and the only national organization focused on these issues from a solid, Christ-centered perspective. As a non-profit founder myself, I can tell you that work like this relies on the generosity of others. I hope you’ll see the great reviews on this page and consider giving to this tremendously worthy cause.

Steve Siler
Founder & Director
Music for the Soul
P.O. Box 159027
Nashville, TN 37215

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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FINDINGbalance is an amazing resource for anyone searching for solid answers to their food and body image questions, plus much more. I really like that it offers personalized options. Whether you're in the throws of your own deepest pain, or you're a professional looking for tools to recommend to others, you'll find it here!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Great organization that is working hard to help people in need of education and support in the area of eating disorders and body image issues.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

talking to clients who have received help.

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

encourage more volunteers to help them reach their goals.

 
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Finding Balance is a nonprofit organization involved in providing free support and education to people (especially women) who are struggling to overcome very difficult challenges with eating and body image issues including anorexia and bulimia. I have seen thier passion in what they do as well as showing great integrity as they try to bring professionals and others in their field together to make a difference. They have a creative and artistic approach which is appealing and they have great understanding of the issues they are working to address. This is a top-notch organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been involved in some of their community outreach programs and have had testimonials of women they have been a great source of support and help to.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Constance Rhodes, the founder of Finding balance, has created in my opinion, one of the most impressive resources that exists within the eating disorder community. The depth of information and extensive list of topics found on her website is second to none. What many people may not realize, is that most clients with an eating disorder struggle with EDNOS, not anorexia or bulimia. This diagnosis, Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, is one that even practitioners find difficult to treat. This is partly due to the lack of resources available for clients with EDNOS, as well as minimal training opportunities which focus exclusively on this topic. This is why Fb is such a crucial resource. It is the only organization that works to not just inform the community about what EDNOS is, but more importantly, it gives a voice to all of those that are truly suffering from the negative effects of having this disorder.

Another unique aspect of Finding balance, is the faith-based component of their work. This allows those seeking support from God, to have some guidance in how their faith can get them through all of the challenges that lie ahead in their recovery. The group curriculum developed by Constance, incorporates this approach, and it has proven effective in encouraging clients to break free from the years of struggle with body image concerns and disordered eating.

However, what I find most impressive is the passion and dedication with which Constance operates. The phenomenal website is only part of the picture. The existence of an annual conference, along with the desire for collaboration with other non-profits, will only strengthen the important work that is currently being done within Fb. I believe the organization they have created, should be a model for all of us in the eating disorder field.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have received positive feedback from clients and professionals alike, who have found tremendous benefit from the resources offered through the Fb website. It has proven an effective tool in aftercare plans, as an additional level of support for clients between therapy sessions.

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

I wouldn't recommend any changes to their organization. My only thought is to find a way to inform the entire eating disorder community of this important resource.

 
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Findingbalance provides some of the most thorough, relevant and practical information and training in the field of eating disorders and body image. Through the Findingbalance.com website, videos, conferences and curriculum and books Constance Rhodes and her team continue to act as a resource to both professionals and laypeople who are concerned with these issues. I regularly offer these resources with the greatest confidence to the patients, clients and families I work with as a professional counselor and ministry leader.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I regularly offer these resources with the greatest confidence to the patients, clients and families I work with as a professional counselor and ministry leader.

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

Continue to take advantage of other professionals and experts in the field.

 
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Findingbalance as an organization is one of a kind in its field...I don't know of another nonprofit that offers such an array of resources from so many experts in the nutrition and counseling arena in such an accessible way to the public. I've been personally involved in Fb as a young woman struggling with disordered eating and body image attending both the support group Gatherings and 12 week small group bible study. Because of the healing and wisdom I gained there, I went on to become a masters graduate of therapy, and now refer many of my clients to FINDINGbalance to help them find support and solid truth that they aren't getting anywhere else. I love showing clients how to access the video commentaries, interviews, and articles to help them on their own journey toward health and wellness. It's so easy to benefit from Findingbalance through the interactive website but it's nice to also go a step further by using the tools to be part of a small group gathering to share the journey with other women. So thankful that this kind of help is out there!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

gaining wisdom, truth and encouragement to help me on the healing journey to freedom from eating and body image issues.

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

get the word out so that there are Gatherings in every city for women to attend.

 
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