About The Author

 

~  Becky Henry ~

Mission: Becky Henry's Hope Network empowers caregivers to guide loved ones with eating disorders through recovery allowing them to reclaim joy.

About Becky Henry, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)

Current title and affiliation: Founder and President, Hope Network, LLC and President Infinite Hope Publishing

Publications: National Award Winning Author of: Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders, Jan 2011 Infinite Hope Publishing, Distributed by Itasca Books ISBN 978-0-9845489-0-3

Relevant organizations:  On board of F.E.A.S.T.-e.d.  

Becky Henry, CPCC is an Author, Speaker and Professional Certified Coach providing tools and support and oxygen to those caring for people with eating disorders. Becky became an “unwilling expert,” as she and her family went down that challenging road that is an eating disorder.

As a parent who has lived with the impact of eating disorders for over 12 years now Becky Henry has made it her mission with Hope Network, LLC to empower other parents & caregivers and reduce their sense of isolation during a loved one’s eating disorder.

Interviewing dozens of families, Henry filled her book, Just Tell Her to Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders with personal accounts from over 40 different families.

Through her book, speaking, coaching, tele-classes and other events, Becky also educates both families and health care providers about eating disorders to help more people get the treatment they need to recover.

Since the release of her book Becky has launched her speaking career and has spoken across the United States. She looks forward to speaking internationally as this is a world-wide epidemic. 

Becky’s philosophy is that joy and hope are both possible and necessary for families facing these devastating illnesses.  She is on Facebook daily, encouraging families throughout the world to find joy, hope and resources including their own oxygen masks. One parent said, “Thank you Becky for being the oxygen!”

Becky brings over twenty years of experience in leadership, organization, meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, fundraising, time management and real estate redevelopment. Becky studied psychology at Gustavus Adolphus College and is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA. She is a member of the Minnesota Coaches Association and the International Coach Federation.  She is a volunteer member of the Board for F.E.A.S.T.-ed (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders), Schools and Communities in Partnership (SCIP) and the National Eating Disorders Association.

 

 

 

Speakers Packet

Services  & Programs For Caregivers, health providers & communities:

  • Caregiver Conference Classes and Group Coaching– 3 Levels of connecting with other families, learning how to help child in recovery and ongoing support
  • Individual Coaching – Caregivers reduce overwhelm and gain confidence in supporting loved one in recovery
  • Retreats for the caregivers of those in recovery to amp up ability to support loved one’s recovery
  • National speaker on eating disorders, body image and the family role in these biological brain illnesses.
  • Author of Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders, Becky Henry is passionately committed to education about eating disorders and helping families reclaim joy. As Becky feels strongly about mental health parity, a portion of the book proceeds support the work of the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC).
  • Funding Scholarships for research in collaboration with Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) in the 1 Family/$1 Campaign.  Asking every family in the world impacted by eating disorders to donate $1 with the goal being reaching 1/2 of the 70 million families affected by these deadly illnesses.
  • Date Without ED (D.W.E.D)  Facebook group for reclaiming joy and learn to enjoy life again. Families get to claim, “I Ate Without ED” and practice essential self-care.

 

Clients say coaching with Becky helps them connect with their strength, get out of the dark woods of an eating disorder, more effectively support their loved one’s recovery and save financial resources all while reclaiming their own lives.

 

No One should face an eating disorder alone.

 

No One should cope alone with the chaos, confusion

and isolation that comes with the challenge

of a child with an eating disorder.

 

Through education and support it is possible

to find sanity, fun and even joy in everyday family life.

 

We understand. We’ve been there.

 

This is the philosophy that drives HOPE Network, to offer education,

support and resources

for families coping with eating disorders.



Coaching

Dancing with the client, Becky helps uncover the answers within to help parents get their oxygen mask on and firmly in place. Extreme self-care is imperative while caring for a loved one in a health crisis.

Clients come away with:

  • Tools for coping
  • Practical skills for self-care
  • Deep knowledge about eating disorders
  • Renewed peace, calm and confidence in parenting their very sick child
  • Hope for the future
  • Increased confidence in caring for loved one with an eating disorder
  • Peace for the ongoing journey
  • Reclaimed JOY!

 

Rates and packages (clients find value in packages as coaching usually lasts about 3-9 months to as much as 2 years or more and the savings are significant):

 

4 sessions at a time  = $400

20% discount on more than 4 at a time

8 sessions at a time = $640 ($160 savings)

12 sessions at a time = $960 ($240 savings)

16 sessions at a time = $1280 ($320 Savings)

 

All fees paid prior to beginning each group (basically a month but some months have 5 weeks) of weekly sessions.  Each weekly call is 45-60 minutes.

 

Coaching Testimonials

(more at www.HopeNetwork.info)

 

“I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the time you spent with me on the phone when I called about my child’s newly diagnosed eating disorder. You were so helpful and it was so reassuring to talk to someone who understood.” ~ Client

 

“Thank you so much for the important work you do, I am so grateful that you were there when I needed to find help for my daughter.” ~ Client

 

“Becky, you are an awesome coach. Your intuition is right on and you really push me to take the steps I need to take to create the life of my dreams! Your ability to listen without judgment is amazing and you are so kind and compassionate. Thank you for believing in me and helping me to believe in myself!” – Client

 

“This is such a valuable resource in our community, thank you for the caring & important work you do!” ~Client

 

 

Speaking Topics

Purpose

As a national speaker Becky Henry will entertain and enlighten your organization about eating disorders from the family perspective.

 

What Audiences Will Learn

o      Red flags for diagnosis and treatment

o      Impact of shame and secrecy behind eating disorders

o      The role of biology in eating disorders

o      How families need to be included in treatment

o      What is Health At Every Size and what does that have to do with eating disorders

 

Benefits to Your Organization

  • Educated Staff on the basics of recognizing and referring eating disorders
  • Improved communication skills for working with eating disordered populations
  • Your school’s graduates empowered with the knowledge of eating disorders
  • Knowledge of the latest research on causes, treatments and prevention of eating disorders
  • How to include and respect families impacted with eating disorders

 

Time Increments

Becky’s presentations are available in the following time segments:

  • Presentations: 30 – 60 minute presentations
  • Keynotes: 60-90 minute.
  • Workshops: 2-hour, 3-hour, 4-hour, or full-day workshops.
  • Seminars: Can be customized for 2-3 day segments.
  • Retreats: Can be customized for 2-day, or 3-day segments.

 

 

Presentation Style

 

Becky’s presentations combine substantive eating disorders content with humor, entertaining her audiences while engaging and informing them.  A mom who has done her research, Becky fills her presentations and workshops with stories and examples relevant to her topic.  Supplementing her use of Power Point, Becky frequently incorporates interactive activities to enhance the experiential learning of her audiences. 

 

Presentation Titles

  • The Lowdown on Eating Disorders From The Trenches
  • Empowering Caregivers; Tenacity and Thriving
  • Staying Positive During Your Child's Illness
  • What grad school may not tell you about eating disorders that could save a life
  • Tools for recognizing and referring eating disorders in clients and patients
  • Parents and Denial
  • Burying Myths - The biology of eds
  • Speaking to a friend/colleague/family member who has an eating disorder
  • Including parents in the treatment team; what are the benefits to your organization?

 

Supplementary Materials Available

  • Book: Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders
  • Tele-class materials for 6 week parent support class

 

 

Speaking Testimonials

As nurses we were taught minimal if any information about eating disorders.  Now we have valuable information to help us do our jobs so much better.  Not only did we learn useful tools for our patients with eating disorders but we had a fun time being entertained with Becky’s stories and joyful spirit. ~ MN LPNs

Becky Henry joyfully busts apart the preconceived notions about eating disorders and through stories helped us learn that these old ways are wrong and that each case is different. ~Health professional

 

Hearing Becky speak at the treatment center helped me understand that my illness not only impacts me, it has a huge impact on my parent’s lives.  This is the first I really got that.  ~Patient in a treatment center

 

Who knew a talk about something as serious and deadly as eating disorders could be enjoyable, entertaining and funny?  Becky’s sense of humor and positivity are a testament to walking the talk.  She really does find joy in tough circumstances. ~ Parent

 

Not only does Becky know this subject inside and out but her grace and calm with the technology failures at our church had us laughing and smiling.  The moms in our group were eager for the information she shared and got so many of their urgent questions answered. ~ Coordinator of Moms of Teens Church Group

 

 

Workshops

 

Half-Day Workshops

For Families/Faith Communities/Colleges/Community Centers

  • Eating Disorders From the Trenches – The Parent Perspective

o      The basics of eating disorders and how I got here.

o      Speaking to a friend/colleague/family member who has an eating disorder.

o      Finding a new perspective other than fear.

o      Self-care for Caregivers; how this helps the patient.

 

 

For Health Professionals

  • Serving patient populations with the latest in eating disorders research.

o      Tools for recognizing and referring eating disorders in clients and patients.

o      Burying Myths - The biology of eating disorders.

o      Including parents in the treatment team; what are the benefits to your organization?

 

 

Full-Day Workshops

For Families/Faith Communities/Colleges/Community Centers

  • What I learned about eating disorders from the ground up and how it will help you.

o      The basics of eating disorders and how I got here.

o      Parents and Denial.

o      Self-care for Caregivers; how this helps the patient.

o      Speaking to a friend/colleague/family member who has an eating disorder.

o      Learn skills for staying positive during your child's illness – And why this is important.

o      What to say to family and friends who don’t understand.

o      Holidays and other nightmares with eating.

o      What is Maudsley FBT – the three phases and outcomes.

o      Finding a new perspective other than fear.

For Health Professionals

  • Serving patient populations with the latest in eating disorders research.

o      Tools for recognizing and referring eating disorders in clients and patients.

o      Burying Myths - The biology of eating disorders.

o      Including parents in the treatment team; what are the benefits to your organization?

o      What grad school may not tell you about eating disorders that could save a life.

o      Creating an ongoing parent support program to increase outcomes and referrals.

o      What are the current evidence based treatments for eating disorders?


 

Program Fees


All topics and titles can be customized to meet the needs of your group.  Standard presentation units:

            Presenter for Non-Profits 30-60 minutes             (fee negotiable)

            Keynote (up to 1.5 hours)                                     $1,500

            Half Day Training/Workshop (up to 4 hours)            $2,500

                        Up to 30 attendees*

            Full Day Training/Workshop (up to 7 hours)             $3,000

                        Up to 30 attendees*

            Workshops (over 30 attendees)*                            call for special pricing

            *Does not include the cost of materials

 

 

Deposits and Cancellation Fees

 

Deposit is 50% of total agreed fees for your program, and is required upon confirmation of the booking.  If a program is cancelled within 5 business days of the presentation schedule, Becky Henry will rebook the program on a mutually convenient date with no penalty.  If a program is cancelled by the client in less than 5 business days prior to the event, and not rescheduled, the deposit will be retained by Becky Henry as a full and complete settlement.

 

 

Travel Expenses and Accommodations

The client will cover the speaker’s airfare, hotel accommodations, and travel-related expenses.  Airfare and hotel accommodations will be billed directly to the client.  All additional expenses will be invoiced after the program has been completed.

 

To book Becky, please contact:

Hope Network, LLC

Becky Henry, Founder

13033 Ridgedale Dr., #102

Minnetonka, MN  55305

952-451-5663

Becky@hopenetwork.info

www.HopeNetwork.info

www.JustTellHerToStop.com

 

Book Summary:

“Just Tell Her To Stop; Family Stories of Eating Disorders”

 

By Becky Henry, CPCC and foreword by Laura Collins, Founder of F.E.A.S.T.

 

As a parent who has lived with the impact of eating disorders since 2000, Becky Henry has made it her mission with Hope Network, LLC to empower other parents & carers and reduce their sense of isolation during a loved one’s eating disorder.

Interviewing dozens of families, Henry filled her book, Just Tell Her to Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders with personal accounts from over 40 different families.

Through her book, speaking, coaching, tele-classes and other events, Becky also educates both families and health care providers about eating disorders to help more people get the treatment they need to recover.

Since the release of her book Becky has launched her speaking career and has spoken across the United States. She looks forward to speaking internationally as this is a world-wide epidemic. 

Becky’s philosophy is that joy and hope are both possible and necessary for families facing these devastating illnesses.  She is on Facebook daily, encouraging families throughout the world to find joy, hope and resources.

 

Book Reviews

(more at www.JustTellHerToStop.com)

Becky Henry has done a great service by providing this resource for those who are enmeshed in the confusing and terrifying world of eating disorders--the families grappling within this unfamiliar territory to save their loved ones--and the health care providers who are helping to create the pathways to healing.

Becky has given a platform to families to share their triumphs and tragedies and, most important, the lessons they have learned as they care for loved ones with eating disorders. Perhaps most helpful is the distilled advice passed on by these brave "unwilling experts"--practical advice about how to love the sick child while hating and fighting the illness that causes so much havoc, how to do damage control when family or friends make unhelpful or triggering comments, how to deal with the myriad appointments, paperwork and insurers, while at the same time caring for yourself, the care-giver who is also traumatized by the experience.

These peeks through the windows and behind the doors of families dealing with eating disorders will help other families know they are not alone in their confusion and frustration, and will help health care providers understand what happens within the homes and lives of their patients and their families. ~Katja Rowell, MD The Feeding Doctor

I HIGHLY recommend this book! As the parent of someone who has had an eating disorder for many years, I've read my share of books on this topic. One of my frustrations is how to tell those I'm close to what it's like to go through this experience. There have been many books with great stuff, but I was always afraid that my loved ones would think that our experience was exactly the same or assume we couldn't possibly be going through the horrors described by a particular writer. This book solves that frustration since each story in here had something in common with our story and the volume of very challenging accounts puts to rest the notion that our situation couldn't really be that bad. 

This is the perfect arrangement for a book on this topic--it shares so many different experiences, which alone provides comfort for those managing a disease which fosters so much isolation and shares resources, many of which I was not familiar with - even after all these years. It gives accounts from the perspective of mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, those who have recovered and those still struggling, whether they be male or female.

I have found this disease to be emotionally and physically exhausting and finding so much of what I want in one book was a miracle. I just hope Becky Henry doesn't stop with this one.

I have picked it up just to reread parts, as well as for reference reasons many times. By the way, when I finished it, I immediately ordered three more copies, because my copy isn't ever leaving my house. ~Robin 

 

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"Just Tell Her To Stop will help enormously in exposing and exterminating this manipulative, isolating, and dangerous illness.

In my recovery journey, a constant image spurred me on—that of extracting the eating disorder from the darkness of my mind. The families in this book write from the heart, bravely and candidly exposing the reality of eating disorders. Their words are a bright light shining, a beacon, a pathway, for anyone caught up in an eating disorder."

June Alexander, Australia - Author of My Kid Is Back: Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa (collaboration with Daniel Le Grange) 2010; A Girl Called Tim: Escape from anEating Disorder Hell (memoir) 2011; and A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders (co-editor Janet Treasure) 2011. Member: ANZAED, AED Patient-Carer Task Force Committee www.junealexander.com

 

 

 

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Book Awards

2013 - Los Angeles Book Festival - Just Tell Her to Stop won Honorable Mention in the General Non-Fiction category.

2011 Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) - Just Tell Her to Stop won in the National Category for Mental Health/Psychology May 23, 2011 Awards Ceremony in NYC. :
http://www.IndependentPublisher.com/article.php?page=1442

Speaking Events

October 22, 2012 - Twin Cities Orthopedics - "Preparing for Surgery. Does Weight Matter?" CEU's offered.

October 13, 2012 - Writers Rock! Workshop - Century College - Self-Publishing Panel

September 15, 2012 - The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis. Panel on Self-publishing and book marketing.

February 23, 2012 - NEDAW event at The Emily Program Foundation "Art and Eating Disorders" Open Mic night.

Nov 3, 2011 Moderator of Q & A with Dr. James Lock, Stanford Univ. at F.E.A.S.T. Symposium, Alexandria, VA http://www.feast-ed.org/Alexandria2011.aspx

Nov 17, 2011 Moms of Teens Group - Christ Presbyterian Church http://www.cpconline.org/index.php?content=momsofteens

Nov 17 & 18 Grand Rapids, MN Public Library 7pm & Itasca Community College 12pm present: The Lowdown on Eating Disorders From the TrenchesBoth open to the public.

October 11th & 12th - Timberline Knolls Treatment Center - Lemont, IL

August 22, 2011 - Common Good Books & The Emily Program Foundation host, "Joy and Hope - A discussion with Kathleen MacDonald of the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) Washington, DC & Becky Henry of Hope Network" Moderated by Kitty Westin.

The Emily Program Foundation Recovery Night - July 12th http://emilyprogramfoundation.org/community/recovery-night/

February 13, 2011 Eating Disorder Network of Maryland 5th Annual Eating Disorder Awareness Event Featuring Becky Henry

"Including Families in the Treatment of Eating Disorders-What difference does it make?"

 

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Becky Henry’s story of how she learned first-hand about eating disorders with an experience with her 14 year old daughter.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Testimonials

Read ‘Testimonials’ from families I have helped and inspired as well as support from healing experts.

"Hi Becky,
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all your help and support.  Your guidance and wisdom was invaluable during one of the toughest times of my life. You always listened to me and then made sure I had a goal each week to help keep myself sane through all the trials of having a child with anorexia. Your knowledge and network of information was very helpful.  I could not have gotten through it without you." ~ Toni C.

“Thank you for writing it.” I am honored to know you and am grateful for your wonderful book - which is a gift to parents.

~ Cathy Vee, Parent

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