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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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

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Life-changing

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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My experience with FindingBalance, Inc. has been excellent. I find them to have a wealth of information on eating disorders, treatment, and resources for families and those suffering from eating disorders from a Christian perspective. They are the first organization that I have come across that does such a good job networking between professionals, the community and those who need help. They bridge the gap for those who don't have clinically diagnosed eating disorders but need information and resources for subclinical disorders with which they struggle. FindingBalance has found part of it's niche in educating family members and friends of those who struggle with an eating disorder. It has also networked to build a community of people seeking to build their identity on the validity of Christ's claims through the True Sisterhood. It is an encouraging, humorous, caring website and podcast.

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

I've personally been encouraged by this organization through a personalized written response to one of my inquiries about different kinds of treatment, especially from their board member who is a dietician.

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

I would encourage them to continue finding ways to raise funds so that more people can be included both in their conferences, small groups, and podcasts. I would try to find a way to get the word out about their podcasts (which are so helpful) to a more local level of therapists so that they can pass the information to their clients. The resource is available and I would want to make it available to as many people as possible because the benefits to the fb gatherings and podcasts are so worthwhile.

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

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

It's ability to network between professionals, the community, and people who struggle with eating disorders.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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FINDINGbalance is an organization that I have used as a resource with clients in my counseling practice. This site has been extremely useful for me as a mental health clinician because it is a place to refer clients where there is a plethora of information to inform them and answer questions about eating disorders or disordered eating. In addition, this site provides practical weekly encouragement from bloggers who bring their heart and wisdom to the table. FINDINGbalance is run by a CEO with experience, passion, and expertise in the body image, eating disorder/disordered eating arena, who also brings the faith-based focus that many of my clients need and want as they walk their own healing journey. I consider Fb to be a partner with me in my psychological counseling practice because I can refer to their site as a resource, knowing that my clients will gain credible and excellent information to assist them in their recovery as they use the materials that are provided there.

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

using it as a resource for clients to find information and encouragement for their struggles in the areas of body image, eating disorders, and disordered eating.

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

love to see more funding for them so that there wouldn't have to be any fees for viewing videos on their site.

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