Eating in the Light of the Moon: Assertiveness and Speaking the Truth

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Anita Johnston, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, certified eating disorder specialist, and story-teller, is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling, which has been published in six languages

Dr. Johnston is the Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Eating Disorders Programs in Hawaii and Clinical Director of the newly opened residential facility, 'Ai Pono Maui on the island of Maui. She is the Clinical Advisor to Focus Treatment Centers in Tennessee; and is also Senior Clinical Consultant to the EATFED Intensive Out-Patient Program in Sydney, Australia.

In her work, she uses metaphor and storytelling along with her training as a psychologist to explain the complex issues that underlie disordered eating behavior and other struggles with eating, weight and body image.

Her latest project is the Light of the Moon Cafe, an online e-course and support circle for women around the world struggling with eating difficulties.

You can reach her at

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