Helping Individuals Heal Their Relationship with Movement

Compulsive exercise interferes with the ability to have fulfilling relationships and a meaningful life. iMove provides a clear roadmap you can use with clients to help them break free from disordered exercise patterns and finally feel at home in their bodies.

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“Amy Gardner has written a personal and poignant account of how she has healed from compulsive exercise, expanded her life opportunities, and has moved into a place of peace with intuitive movement. But this is not simply a recounting of her experience—it is a clear and precise, scientifically-based template for any healthcare professional who would like to help their clients find the joy that comes with healing their relationship with movement. I highly recommend this book!

Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, FAND, Nutrition Therapist, author of The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens and The Intuitive Eating JournalGuided Journey for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food, Co-author of Intuitive Eating, The Intuitive Eating Workbook, and The Intuitive Eating Card Deck—50 Bite-Sized Ways to Make Peace with Food

"Amy Gardner's book is a superb resource for clinicians and clients. I learned so much reading it and will recommend it to every clinician who sees clients with compulsive exercise, with or without a comorbid eating disorder. Thoughtful, vulnerable, inclusive, and offering clear strategies to use tomorrow, this book will help countless people!"

Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS-S, FAED, Founder & Medical Director, Gaudiani Clinic, and author of "Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders" (Routledge, 2018)

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Amy Gardner’s book, iMove, beautifully weaves together personal experience, with theoretical knowledge and practical applications of embodied interventions that are essential when helping clients learn to befriend their bodies and the self as they heal.”

 

- SMARTmoves Partners - Heather Finn, LICSW, Elizabeth Warner, PsyD, Anne Westcott, LICSW, Alexandra Cook, PhD

 

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About the Author

Amy Gardner, MS, CEDRD, RYT

Amy Gardner combines over twenty years of clinical experience as a registered dietitian and personal recovery experience with her psychology, mindfulness and yoga training to help her clients move into full recovery. Owner of Metrowest Nutrition, LLC, a multi-disciplinary group practice where she supervises 14 other clinicians and author of the book, ‘iMove, Helping Your Clients Heal from Compulsive Exercise’, Amy trains other clinicians how to use the iMove method in their own work.

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