Professionals

Working with Body Image & Eating Disorders

If you’re a professional wanting to:

  • Learn new ways to help clients with eating difficulties and body image distress
  • Expand and deepen the work you already are doing with eating disorders
  • Find extra support for clients who are stuck in diet culture or feeling all alone
  • Get clarity around your own eating and food issues

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How Professionals use Light of the Moon Cafe...

At the Light of the Moon Cafe, therapists, coaches, and dietitians can find courses based on my book, Eating in the Light of the Moon (translated into 6 languages and used in treatment centers around the world). 

Eating in the Light of the Moon

At the Cafe, Eating in the Light of the Moon comes to life as a multi-media "workbook". With lively audio and video recordings of me telling stories and metaphors. Drawing and writing activities. And brand new chapters and stories not yet published.

Do you have clients who need more support for recovery? But are hesitant about getting it? That think they are the only one who feels like they do? Who are steeped in diet culture and need help finding a community that isn't.

They can find it at the Cafe!

Because you're a  professional you can give your clients a 20% discount code. Click Here for Your Professional Code.

How can the courses help you with the work you are already doing?

The Cafe offers:

  • A safe place to help your clients deepen and expand the work they are already doing with you. Through reading, writing, art, and journaling. They can then bring it into individual sessions.
  • Recourse for clients whose insurance coverage is limited. Or terminated prematurely.
  • Support for clients in underserved areas.
  • Aftercare support for those terminating treatment or stepping down from more intensive treatment.
  • Group support for those clients who could use extra feedback and support but are hesitant to engage in group activities. Communication in the forum is optional.

"The Light of the Moon Cafe has been an integral part of my recovery process. Having the daily lessons keeps me reminded and connected to being conscious and focusing on my soul's hungers and my needs. It is so easy to get caught up in life's tumult and forget. This experience kept me grounded in the work and also connected with a circle of supportive woman who are on a similar journey"

H.D. New York, USA

  • A gentle introduction to the idea that they may be struggling with more than simply eating and weight. They can get all kinds of insights from reading the comments of others.
  • An opportunity for clients to explore the issues that may underlie the disordered eating behaviors. And develop a new perspective.
  • Participation in a Health at Every Size community that combats the toxic messages from the media, encourages positive self-image, embraces body acceptance and diversity. And supports making peace with food..

How would it feel to have your clients find motivation when stuck, become excited about change, and eager to explore the issues hidden beneath their struggle?

​"As a Clinical Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist and Restorative Yoga Teacher I highly recommend this course as an important and transformative resources for any woman who wishes to transform her relationship with her body and food.

Dr. Anita has created a unique offering of psycho-educational material using relevant and informative readings, simple expressive art, self-inquiry journal prompts, relevant and healing music and opportunities to interact with others in a meaningful way on a similar journey".

​J.K, British Columbia, Canada

In the interactive 8-week Moon Modules there is a forum with women from around the world. Monitored by me where I respond to all comments. And live calls where I answer any questions.

​"My relationship with food has changed. Before this course, I had fear and shame about eating certain foods - that I was “bad” if I ate them. Now I have a good relationship with all foods. The judgment around my body has diminished; I am full of gratitude for it. These classes have been the biggest life-changing event of my life."

E.P.C. Santa Fe, New Mexico 

"This has been a profound, stimulating and enjoyable process. I have loved uncovering the deeper meanings behind my behaviors and thoughts. I have loved unpacking the childhood experiences and messages, which were shaping so much of my present. I really have looked forward to writing and reading what everyone has written."

~ C.E. Dublin, Ireland

"Amazingly - I really don’t know how she does it - Dr. Johnston responds to all of our entries with such insight and clarity and hope…it is truly remarkable. What results is a great conversation among us"

M.I. New Jersey, USA

Imagine if your clients were able to find the community found in a book club (but here, the author chimes in and responds to all the postings.) And the connection of a support group. In the convenience of their own home. At their own pace.

​“One day my dietitian told me about Anita's Eating in the Light of the Moon online classes. She told me that Anita understood eating disorders better than anyone she knew. So I decided to give it a try. Becoming a member of a virtual circle of women who all understand having an eating disorder from their own experiences, and who support and care for each other and share their stories has been like no other experience I have ever had. The bonding we have done in this community has amazed me.”

D.M. Houston, TX

Self Study Courses

Clients can take a Self-Study Course, Cracking the Hunger Code, available at any time, which is an introduction to using stories and metaphors to find hidden hungers. Perfect for introverts – since there is no interaction. It costs $197.00 but with your discount code, your clients can get it for $97.00.

"Anita is so inspiring and so passionate about her work and has so much compassion with everyone she works with and meets. Being able to hear Anita crack the food code with metaphors is so amazing.... she is so spot on with defining what you are truly craving for in your life. It is so cool to find out that the food I was either restricting or craving had to do with things in my life now or in my childhood that I wanted and/or needed but didn't get"

K.C North Carolina, USA

Interactive Courses:

Your clients can join other women around the world in Interactive Courses to explore connections between eating and their emotions, food and their relationships, cultural messages and their bodies, and so much more .

There are three 8-week long courses. They are sequential and have a start and end date

The New Crescent Moon (Beginning)

The next beginning course, The New Crescent Moon, starts August, 2019. To find out about future course dates - click here-

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Under the Light of the Full Moon (Intermediate)

The next intermediate, Under the Light of the Full Moon starts October 2019. To find out about future course dates - click here-


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The Beauty of the Unseen Moon (Advanced)

The next advanced , The Beauty of the Unseen Moon  starts July 2019. To find out about future course dates - click here-


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Because you're a  professional you can give your clients a 20% discount code.  Click Here for Your Professional Code.

​I really enjoyed moon café. Even though I did not post, I enjoyed reading other people’s comments because I did not realize how many women out there are feeling and thinking the same way as me … It was healing and comforting.

​​M.Y. Japan

​After reading Eating in the Light of the Moon, I knew that what was described in the book was exactly what I needed to move on from my disordered eating. This course expanded on the information and helped me to understand it in new ways and to incorporate it into my own life. After 15 years of restricting, dieting, and bingeing, I am finally beginning to break free. The course has challenged me, opened me up to creativity, helped me to discover all of the needs that lie beneath my eating struggles, and helped me to discover ways to feed those needs. I am no longer a woman who is timid and afraid and constantly caring for others instead of herself. I am beginning to know myself on a level that I never knew possible. Thank you Anita for developing this course and allowing me to discover the person I was meant to be.

L.B USA

What Others Are Saying...

It is really hard to put into words the profound effect of being on this journey of discovery with Light of the Moon Cafe. I am happier, stronger, more joyful and more engaged in living my life. I no longer feel stuck. I have been given the tools and resources to make living my life in full recovery a reality. My Eating Disorder no longer rules my life. Thoughts of food and self-loathing do not take up most of the minutes of my day anymore. At the end of this part of the journey I feel like I am really living and breathing again. My once narrow life has expanded to include choices and possibilities I thought were lost to me. I feel human again. I am o.k. I have always been o.k. Now I truly feel o.k. thanks to Light of the Moon Cafe".

~CM, Squamish, BC, Canada

"After reading Eating in the Light of the Moon, I knew that what was described in the book was exactly what I needed to move on from my disordered eating. The Under the New Moon course expanded on the information and helped me to understand it in new ways and to incorporate it into my own life. After 15 years of restricting, dieting, and bingeing, I am finally beginning to break free. The course has challenged me, opened me up to creativity, helped me to discover all of the needs that lie beneath my eating struggles, and helped me to discover ways to feed those needs. I am no longer a woman who is timid and afraid and constantly caring for others instead of herself. I am beginning to know myself on a level that I never knew possible. Thank you Anita and Elisabeth for developing this course and allowing me to discover the person I was meant to be.”

~LB, Spring Valley, CA, USA

"During the past eight weeks in which I've participated in the Crescent Moon module, I have felt an expansiveness within myself. It seems as though I now have a greater capacity to experience emotions, the joyous ones - happiness, wonder, compassion, and empathy, as well as the painful ones - sorrow, loss, grief, and sadness. I understand that I tampered my fear of emotions with food. I feel less and less need to do so. I also have a greater awareness of and appreciation for my intuition, and a greater willingness to trust it."

~JH, Shoreline, WA, USA

Wow, I am so thankful for you both! I believe this to be one of the most important journeys I have taken in my journey to overcome my disordered eating patterns. I truly understand now that this has nothing to do with food or fat, but is an amazing and powerful teacher to wake me up to what is really going on underneath my challenges. I have so many more tools for processing my emotions in healthy ways and for listening to and speaking my truth with confidence, which truly has been transformative for me. Thank you for helping me step into my true self, let go of my attachments to unhealthy relationships and find and implement my true purpose here. All of these things have contributed to a much more balanced relationship with food and my body! I am forever grateful for the work you are doing to free women from the bondage of food addiction, emotional eating and body image issues. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”

~M.R. Bothell, WA, US

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