Introducing Jean

Jean Fain, MSW, LICSW, is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist and the author of “The Self-Compassion Diet.” In addition to seeing individual clients and providing consultations, she runs groups and workshops on self-compassion for eating issues. She also writes about food and body-image issues for newspapers (from the Boston Globe to the LA Times), magazines (O: The Oprah Magazine, Shape, Self...) and on-line publications (NPR, WBUR, Huffington Post). To learn more about Jean, click here.

Happenings: Support Groups To Transform Eating


Why go it alone when good supportive company is available on-line and in person?

For individual attention, nothing beats individual psychotherapy. Unless, of course, you’ve been trying and failing to get a handle on your eating all by your lonesome. If that’s your case, Jean Fain now offers groups for the range of eating issues, from yo-yo dieting to binge eating. If you’re serious about improving your eating, a group makes it a whole lot easier. With good supportive company, it’s also far more effective and fun to change your eating habits.

Jean Fain’s in-person and on-line groups teach you how to curb overeating, feel your hunger, trust your taste buds and become deeply satisfied with the quality, rather than quantity, of food. All of which helps you eat less and weigh less without dieting. The in-person groups are for participants local to Concord, MA. The on-line groups are conducted via Skype for everyone, everywhere with everyday eating issues as well as those who prefer meeting on-line.

With a choice of instructional groups and ongoing support groups, you can have as much or as little support as you’d like. The introductory instructional group teaches newcomers the basics of self-compassion meditation and mindful eating. The intermediate instructional group is a chance to dive deeper into mindful eating and self-compassion practice, plus boosts skills for handling everyday eating challenges. The mindful eating support group provides a safe forum for addressing personal eating issues, discussing assigned readings and continuing the practice of mindful eating and self-compassion. Most groups meet weekly, but some are offered as intensive workshops on select weekends. To learn more, click here.

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