The Essential Recovery Skill
Do your feelings or relationships overwhelm you?
Do you want to be more comfortable in your own skin?
Would you like to stop restricting or stuffing your emotions with food – once and for all?
Then this self-study is the course for you!
““Assertiveness is a way I can directly honor my own experience and truth and speak it out into the world. It is also a way to honor and respect other people. It’s so freeing!””.
“This is new and exciting! I can now see how my communication style is related to my disordered eating. When I became aggressive I would just want to eat everything, like a monster eating a village. When I became passive I would just stuff food down to keep from speaking my feelings. Now, the odd thing is when I am in similar situations because I'm assertive those feelings are not there. I don't feel like I have to stuff food in my mouth to stay quiet or the monster eating the village up. It's freeing and odd because I haven't been like this in decades.”
Available 24/7 - 365 Days a Year
Learn how disordered eating and the way you communicate are directly related.
In this self-study course, I’ll show you how. There’s a simple “formula” to help you find your voice and:
Thousands have discovered how being assertive put their disordered eating out of a job. So can you!
““I felt that I lost my 'freedom' when my eating disorder returned, but with a little assertiveness and determination, I know I can balance things out without feeling like I have regressed in my life and without feeling guilty for taking care of my needs, while still being nice to others. Wow! I feel really good about this! I feel like I finally solved the mystery!”
What are the Hours? Always open 24/7 for your convenience. You can take this self-study course whenever you want, show up as often as you like, take part in all the activities at once, or do a little here and there. You get to choose.
What’s on the Menu? This Assertiveness: The Essential Recovery Skill course is one of a series of “mini-plate” offerings. It consists of four easy to follow lessons, with short teaching videos and audios, self-reflective questions, and downloadable practice worksheets and journal. So you can learn how to communicate in a way that honors your experience and the experience of others.
Take out Available? Once you sign up, the teaching videos are available for you indefinitely. You can watch them over and over if you like. The audios, worksheets, and journal can be downloaded into your personal library, and are yours to keep and review in the comfort of your own home. Forever.
Here is what You Get:
Digital Online Course w/Printable Material
“Wow -- I can assert myself and get my needs meet...and I do not have to do it in a way that is hurtful or damaging to others. I think the reason I rarely made the effort to assert myself is my fear of hurting others...but thanks to this course, I now know it is possible and can be done.”
Special Discount Code
If you are currently seeing a professional, ask them to sign up at LightoftheMoonCafé.com for a special discount code that they can give you.
*Refunds are not available for self-study courses.
FAQ's About Self-Study Programs
When do the courses start?
Self-study courses are available at any time. You can sign up for Cracking the Hunger Code
Do I have to do the course and complete assignments in a certain timeframe?
Because this is a self-study course, you get to pick your timeframe.
How much time does it take?
The ten videos and six audios are approximately four to five minutes long. You can take as little or as much time as you want to respond to the reflective questions for each lesson in the journal that will be provided. And since you can go to the course whenever you want, you can do them all the way through or do a little here and there. So, you get to decide how much time you want to spend -- and when. If jumping in and doing it all at once suits you that is an option; if you prefer to do a little at a time, that’s fine also.
How long will I be able to access the course?
Yes. Once you sign up you will have your own pass code and can watch the videos over and over. You’ll be able to download the workbook and the rest of the materials to keep for as long as you would like.
How much does it cost?
The self-study course is $197.00. You can get a payment plan through PayPal.
If you have a therapist, dietitian, or coach, ask if they have a promotional discount code to share with you. You can get a 20% discount from them!
How do I pay for the course?
You can pay online on for the e-course through our secure site or by PayPal.
What can I expect to get out of this course?
The course consists of four easy to follow lessons, the first three contain videos, audio stories and metaphors, and self-reflective questions designed to explain exactly what assertive communication is and to help you find your authentic voice. The fourth lesson has videos on how to put it all together. You’ll learn how to put assertiveness into practice in your life using the downloadable and online workbook and worksheets.
Is the course available worldwide?
Yes, it’s easy to register and hop on the Cafe from anywhere in the world! Because there are no specific times you have to “show up” at the Café, time zones are not a problem.
Can I take this course with friends and family?
Yes! You can get even more support if you do it with a friend or with a group you are already involved with. You can do it with a Book Club or a support group. Invite others to join the Light of the Moon Café and use the topics presented here as launching off points for group discussions.
What happens when the course is over?
You can sign up for the Moon Circle interactive courses.
I have three sequential eight-week interactive courses: The New Crescent Moon (beginning), Under the Light of the Full Moon (intermediate), and an advanced course, The Beauty of the Unseen Moon. These are interactive courses with participants from around the world who chat with me on a daily forum and in live calls. While chiming in on the forum is encouraged, it isn’t required. Just seeing what others write can be amazing. And the support from all the women who understand your struggle is incredible.
Because they are interactive, just like a class, we begin at a certain date and end at a certain date. But you can access the daily material whenever you want. If you are up at 3 am and can’t sleep – you can always go to the Café to see what is happening.
If you’d like to get on the wait list to be notified of the next beginning course, sign up –here_
Can I get a refund?
No. Refunds are not available for the self-study courses.
What if I have technical difficulties?
If you have a specific technical difficulty, you can contact Ruzuku directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions, please email us at email@example.com..
How do I signup?
How is this course different than other Light of the Moon Courses
First of all, it is a self-study course so, although you won’t have the daily interactive forum that I respond to in the Moon Modules or the live calls with me, self-study means you don’t have to wait for a particular time the course starts -- and you can begin whenever you want to. There is, however, a comments section so you can post your main “takeaway” for the activities and see how others are experiencing the course
I LOVED TAKING THE MOON MODULE SERIES AT THE LIGHT OF THE MOON CAFE (THE NEW CRESCENT MOON, UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE FULL MOON, AND THE BEAUTY OF THE UNSEEN MOON). IS THIS CLASS APPROPRIATE FOR ME?
Yes. While the some of the stories and metaphors may be familiar to you, the focus of this course is on how to find your voice and develop assertive communication. It introduces the reasons why assertiveness is such an essential skill for recovering from disordered eating and provides step-by-step instruction on how to be assertive in your life (so you won’t have to use food to communicate to you and for you) and consists of brand new instructional videos. So if you would like a quick review of some of those ideas, plus help in putting them into practice, this course would be perfect.
I AM NOT READY TO COMMIT TO AN 8-WEEK LONG MOON MODULE, COULD I DO THIS FIRST TO SEE IF THIS APPROACH IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The self-study courses like Assertiveness: the Essential Recovery Skill, and Cracking the Hunger Code are great ways to dip your toes into the water, get your feet wet, and find out how working with metaphor and story and developing assertiveness can help you with your struggle with eating and body image.
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