My Aliveness Program experience has been extremely powerful. Recovering from an Eating Disorder requires work and maintenance beyond the initial treatment period that I did not have access to in Kuwait. The amount of support and resources that were available were not enough to sustain my motivation and I found myself alone and losing focus when it came to my recovery.
I knew I had to do something differently so when the opportunity came, I registered for the course. Initially, I had concerns about being able to commit to the 6 week course due to the time differences and a full time job but was also fed up with committing to everything BUT myself.
The team showed a tremendous amount of patience and understanding when personal circumstances got in the way of participating in any of the activities. Access to the group through social media made it easier to do the work on my own schedule, and the constant support from the wonderful and compassionate women in the community has definitely had a positive impact on me. I’ve been able to refocus on my recovery and start living beyond just the food and body struggles, so for that I’m truly grateful.
– Riham (Kuwait)