COR Retreat Announces Food Addiction Retreat November 13-17, 2011 in Wayzata, Minnesota

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After three successful retreats, COR Retreat will host its fourth food addiction recovery retreat at the McIver Center for Spiritual Development in Wayzata, MN, November 13-17, 2011.

This is unlike any other food recovery program out there,” says Michelle Goldberger, COR Retreat Program Director. “It is a nurturing program of hope and recovery passed on to participants by those who have used the solution in their own lives.

COR Retreat, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, announces a five-day, four-night food addiction retreat November 13-17 at the McIver Center for Spiritual Development in Wayzata, MN. The program, founded by recovering food addict Burt Nordstrand, costs $650 per person and includes program materials, lodging and meals during the retreat. During the retreat, attendees transform their lives by learning to live free from the obsession with food and the excess weight it causes.

Food addiction is a cause near and dear to Nordstrand’s heart. The obsession with food and weight is a nemesis he struggled with for years. He was in his 40s before he finally was able to apply a solution that works in his life. Thirty years later, Nordstrand works a 12-Step program similar to the one that will be offered at COR.

In his award-winning memoir, Living with the Enemy: An Exploration of Addiction and Recovery, Nordstrand shares his success story in overcoming his addiction to food and other compulsive behavior. “Everything that is important to me in my life today, is directly related to taking a wonderful step 30 years ago,” he said. “That step was asking for help.”

The journey of self-discovery that Nordstrand recounted in his book formed the basis for his commitment to helping others suffering from compulsive overeating. The idea of a residential food recovery program turned into reality when the McIver Center for Spiritual Development in the Big Woods of Wayzata, MN became available to host the COR Retreats.

Program director Michelle Goldberger explains the goal of COR, which is a Latin word that means “heart” or “soul,” is to nurture the body, mind and soul while helping participants acquire the knowledge, skills and insight needed to redirect and improve their relationship with food.

“This is unlike any other food recovery program out there,” she said. “It is a nurturing program of hope and recovery passed on to participants by those who have used the solution in their own lives.”

Like Nordstrand, Goldberger struggled with the obsession over food and body image for many years before finding her own path to recovery. With Nordstrand’s guidance, she and a group of faithful, recovering volunteers will pass on a solution of hope and recovery at COR Retreats for those suffering from food addiction.

COR’s next Retreat is scheduled for November 13-17, 2011. To register, please visit http://www.cormn.org.

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