As a recovery coach, I’ve worked with people of all ages and from various walks of life. Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, knowledgeable in recovery or just getting started, I can help you set goals and offer support to take your recovery to the next level. I have helped people who were underweight, overweight and everywhere between to finally heal from bulimia and move on with their lives.
I take great joy in collaborating with people from around the world to create personalized recovery plans in order to achieve their goals.
My struggle with bulimia
My eating disorder basically started with a restrictive diet. I was trying to be healthy and thin, which seemed very innocent. I had drastically reduced my caloric intake while eliminating entire food groups. I was also exercising more than ever. I thought I was really on the fast-track to becoming healthy and beautiful. However, this new lifestyle was far from sustainable.
When I realized that I had a major problem, I had developed extreme food rules, my hair started to thin, and I had begun to binge and purge. I tried to eat normally again, but had forgotten how. You can listen to my in-depth recovery story here.
After several failed attempts with therapy and reading every self-help book I could find, I stumbled upon the Bulimia Help Method. I had finally found a practical, step-by-step approach to recovery, and it worked for me.
My journey through recovery
My recovery took approximately a year. I found the very most difficult part to be getting started because I was afraid and confused about structured eating. It scared me to eat every three hours for fear of gaining weight. I continued to relapse until I finally faced my fears and committed to structured eating. It wasn’t so bad! My weight fluctuated a bit until I was ready to eat intuitively. From that point, my weight and moods stabilized and I’ve felt amazing freedom as an intuitive eater.
My life after recovery
I enjoy many active hobbies, which wouldn’t be possible with bulimia. I love yoga, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping and dancing. After recovery, I’ve committed to living a full life, seeking to make the most out of each day. Through coaching, I express my gratitude for making a new start and living a joyous life without the constraints of an eating disorder. Helping others reach the same potential is my greatest reward.
What makes me qualified to be a coach?
Upon earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, I started coaching and knew immediately that I had found my passion. I have spent years studying various therapeutic interventions, as well as holistic approaches to wellness. I believe that a balanced approach to recovery is best. No two recoveries are the same, and people should be treated as individuals with specific needs.
By using personal experience, education and formal training, I have the skills and experience to help you reach a permanent recovery. My greatest asset as a coach is my passion. It brings me joy each day hearing someone’s progress, no matter how big or small.
My coaching style…
I take a practical, compassionate approach to coaching. By using my own recovery as a reference point, I share personal accounts of my past struggles and victories, which allow me to relate to others in recovery. I am knowledgeable about many therapeutic interventions, as I’ve tried several myself and studied them in my MSW program.
I also encourage those who are interested to try meditation, yoga and other forms of stress relief and self-care. By taking a balanced approach, I can help people find what works for them. I believe that there is no one perfect way to recover and that each person must find techniques that work for their unique needs.
How Jen’s coaching sessions work:
Jen will schedule a weekly Skype call with you. During these support calls, you’ll have the opportunity to talk about your struggles, share your accomplishments and monitor your progress. You can ask Jen questions about her own experience in recovery, ask for advice with upcoming challenges, or just speak openly about how recovery is going for you.
Alternating Check-ins and Calls
You have the option to set alternating Skype calls and online check-ins. This gives you the opportunity to type up a check-in and have a call the following week. This option is great for those with a busy schedule who need the ease of completing a check-in at a flexible time throughout the week, but would also like to have Skype calls available.
Each week you’ll have the opportunity to review and update your recovery goals. These goals are set in collaboration with your coach in order to ensure that they aren’t too overwhelming but are challenging enough to keep you moving forward.
What is the price of the program?
The program usually cost US $249.00 per month of coaching, but we are currently offering a 20% discount.
For a limited time only you can access recovery coaching for a discounted rate of US $197.00 per a month.
Try out Recovery Coaching with Jen at no risk
10 Day No risk refund period
It’s very important to me that you’re happy with the coaching service that I provide, so although you’ll pay for your first month of coaching when you sign up, we provide a ten day refund policy. This means that if you’re not happy for any reason (or no reason at all) within the first 10 days, you can request a full and immediate refund, no hassle, no questions asked.
Please be aware places are limited
As a coach I take my commitment to you incredibly seriously and dedicate a lot of time to each of my clients. For that reason I only ever work with a very small number of people at any one time, typically just 5-10 people, so places with me on Bulimia Help’s coaching program are quite limited (although if we are not able to allocate a place for you we can put you on our waiting list).
Give it a try and see if it works for you
If you’re interested in recovery coaching but you’re unsure of whether it’s going to be right for you the best advice I can give you is to simply give it a chance. Be brave, be open to change and give yourself the opportunity to see just how incredible life can be when you create a calm and peaceful relationship with food and your body.
- 1-1 Recovery Coaching with Jen Kneabel
Limited Offer: 20% discount
- Bulimia Help 1-1 Recovery Coaching. 10-day Refund Period. No Long Term Contracts. Cancel any time
- 4 In-depth Progress Reviews
- 4 Goal Setting Sessions
- Coaching emails
- 10-day Refund Period
Who is coaching helpful for?
Recovery coaching can be helpful at any stage of the recovery process, but it may be especially beneficial if you:
- Are just starting out on the road to recovery and feeling overwhelmed by the task ahead.
- Have little to no support at home or have not told friends/family about your bulimia.
- Are experiencing lots of relapses and believe full recovery is impossible for you.
- Have lost faith in the recovery process or feel you have hit “rock bottom”.
Can anyone sign up for recovery coaching?
As long as I have a space available for you then yes, absolutely! I’m happy to work with anyone over the age of 18 who feels they could benefit from 1-on-1 recovery coaching sessions.
How long does recovery take?
Unfortunately there are no quick fixes so total recovery wont happen overnight. While everyone is different, you can typically expect to see big improvements within the first 3 to 5 months. Recovery is challenging, but at the end of it all you will receive the greatest gift – your freedom – your recovery!
Is coaching the same as therapy?
No. This is a confusing issue for many as the two services are similar and may be used together.
A therapist, simply by nature of his or her work, does provide coach-like support to patients. However, therapy is a mental health service provided by a licensed professional who offers treatment for eating disorders and other psychological problems. A therapist must adhere to standards and guidelines that are regulated by state and federal licensing agencies. Therapy is covered under mental health insurance benefits.
Coaching is a non-clinical personal development service in which the coach works with the client to set the agenda, the goal, and the desired outcome.
“I would be honored to use my experience and education to help you leave bulimia behind, once and for all!”