Hilton Head, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
A three-day food addiction workshop is being offered June 28-30, 2012, at Hilton Head Health in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The workshop will be led by the weight loss retreat's Director of Behavioral Health, Lisette Volz, MSW, LMSW.
Having personally experienced a 50 pound weight loss and having kept the weight off, Volz joined the Hilton Head Health team knowing that she would have the opportunity to help others recognize, understand and take action against the food addiction she once faced herself.
“People don’t recognize food as an addiction since it is vital to life, and for that very reason, people don’t know where to go or how to handle their feelings towards food,” says Volz.
“I have found that those who struggle with food embrace the term ‘food addict’ despite its misplaced negative connotation.”
Volz has designed F.A.R. to be somewhere between a 12-step program and a clinical treatment program. Through lectures, group discussion and an opportunity to practice newly learned strategies, participants will gain insight into what food addiction is, how to appropriately reconnect with food and gain the necessary tools for managing eating habits. Session topics include Getting Honest and Gaining Insight; Setting Rules for Managing Food Addiction; Living with Food Addiction—Mastering Social Situations; and a dining out experience at one of Hilton Head Island's favorite restaurants where participants can put their new found skills to use.
Volz says, “Food addiction can be regarded as a flaw in the brain reward system, just like any other addiction, and can be managed quite successfully just like diabetes or heart disease. At fifty pounds lighter for six years now, I can say with certainty that food addiction is treatable.”
About Hilton Head Health:
For over 35 years, Hilton Head Health has been recognized as the premier weight loss and health retreat in the United States. Most recently, Hilton Head Health was featured on A&E’s weight loss docudrama HEAVY, which aired in spring 2011. Voted as “Best for Weight Loss” for the past five consecutive years by SpaFinder and “Top 5 US Health Spas” by Lisa Drayer on the Today Show, Hilton Head Health is an exclusive weight loss resort delivering individualized experiences in the areas of Fitness, Nutrition and SELF (Stress Management, Empowerment, Longevity, Fulfillment). For more information, call 800-292-2440.