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 have been a Christian therapist for more than 27 years and I have worked with many women over the years with eating disorders and I am continuing to work through my own disordered eating issues. When I found Finding Balance's curriculum five years ago I was blown away by how relavant and Christ centered the materials were. I came to a new understanding of how profound my distorted self-view was and how closely linked it was to my disordered eating that started in my early formative years.
Constance opened me up to exploring my own unhealthy patterns and how I was helping others but not uncovering my own shame, and lies that I had hidden deep within. I felt like God did a surgery of sorts on me that cut below the mask I was wearing that I didn't even know I had on.
As I led women through the curriculum I saw how impacted they were by the truth within the Finding Balance message and more importantly God's truth arising out of it all.
When Constance asked me to join the Board of Finding Balance I was more than thrilled to say YES because I believe in the message of helping people Heal from the inside out and to walk in Freedom. I feel passionate about getting this message out to a much larger audience and therefore I volunteer a geat deal of time to helping this organization grow and flourish for the Glory of God.
I would definitely endorse this organization and give it five star rating.

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

I would like Finding Balance offer online support for both the Gathering Leaders and the people we serve. I would also like to Finding Balance to shorten the curriculum from 13 weeks to about six or have it broken down into two six week studies given the busyness of individuals and their fear of long commitments. It could be offered in a level one, level two format. I would also like to see the Gathering leaders go through a certification process to augment the quality of care provided.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was blown away when I saw the effect FindingBalance and it's message had at a Girls of Grace event on a Saturday in the autumn of 2012. Roughly 3,000 girls and their mothers were taught, encouraged and inspired about very difficult topics facing all young women. While FindingBalance's scope reaches beyond young women, this particular event truly revealed to me the impact this nonprofit can have on an individual's life.

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

Expand it's reach so even more people could be helped.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I knew very little about FINDINGbalance when I sent in my resume, but when I met Constance Rhodes, she was somebody I knew I could trust with my story. Being in business has taught me that any business is only as effective as its leader. Constance is the founder and the energy of FINDINGbalane, but she has also made it a team approach, and everyone around her feels her passion and energy for this work. It's contagious and inspiring. The depth of the team is so evident in the website and the people supporting FINDINGbalance. The content on the website is comprehensive and relevant. I am grateful to work with them.

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

Education about eating disorders and how I can apply what I'm learning to balancing my own life.

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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