Rebecca Manley, MS, CTC, CCTP
I have a B.A. from Saint Michaels College in secondary education and English, and a M.S. from Boston University's Wheelock College in family studies with an emphasis on early childhood development and counseling. I am a trained coach and a member of the International Coach Federation as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) . I am best known for my work in eating disorder awareness and prevention. My published curriculum entitled, "Teaching Body Confidence" has been featured on the televised news programs World News Tonight on ABC News, 48 Hours news on CBS as well as many other national and local stations. In addition to body image, I also specialize in treating anxiety related to school, sports, family and social relationships. I am also a HAES practitioner. The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) affirms a holistic definition of health, which cannot be characterized as the absence of physical or mental illness, limitation, or disease. Rather, health exists on a continuum that varies with time and circumstance for each individual. Health should be conceived as a resource or capacity available to all regardless of health condition or ability level, and not as an outcome or objective of living. Pursuing health is neither a moral imperative nor an individual obligation, and health status should never be used to judge, oppress, or determine the value of an individual.
I am also the founder of MEDA, Inc, also known as the Multi-service Eating Disorders Association. MEDA is a national organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. MEDA serves as a resource to those struggling with eating disorders and their families. MEDA also serves as a support network for schools and universities as well as a training program for professionals offering a comprehensive internship program, supervision groups and a national conference held every spring. Now twenty-five years old, MEDA is internationally known for its unique treatment model as well as for its innovative educational programming. I have presented more than five hundred lectures and spoken to over 25,000 girls on topics relating to eating disorders, media influences, self-esteem, and body image. Most recently, I have been working with athletic team coaches to help them develop positive strategies for working with girls. I have recently received the "Top 100" award from Wheelock College as well as the Myra Kraft "MVP" award given by the Patriots Foundation.
Quotes from Parents:
"Seeing Becky, has been a tremendous help for my high school age daughter. Becky has helped her better manage her emotions and has helped her to develop coping strategies for her mood swings."
“Becky has helped us become better listeners and for thank we are grateful.”
Quotes from Teens:
“Becky has helped me so much, I am less anxious, more confident and stronger.'
“I look forward to my weekly coaching time. It prepares for my week and manage my stress."
"Becky helped me with my anxiety by giving me strategies that really work!"
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