Events

Primary Intensive©

Primary Intensive© is a 5-day structured residential workshop experience, patterned after the first weeks of inpatient treatment for food dependency.

Please Note: Cost includes meals. Lodging is an additional $225 for 5 nights.

Start DateEnd DateCostLocationContact Details
May 17, 2019May 22, 2019$1,950/$1,700Bradenton, FL
*Discount available if registering for multiple events.
Raynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
July 12, 2019July 17, 2019$1,950/$1,700Bradenton, FL
*Discount available if registering for multiple events.
Raynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
September 13, 2019September 18, 2019$1,950/$1,700Vancouver, B.C.
*Discount available if registering for multiple events.
Raynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
October 11, 2019October 16, 2019$1,950/$1,700Bradenton, FL
*Discount available if registering for multiple events.
Raynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
November 22, 2019November 27, 2019$1,950/$1,700Vancouver, B.C.
*Discount available if registering for multiple events.
Raynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122

3 Days with ACORN

This is a 3-day workshop led by an ACORN facilitator.

Please Note: Cost does not include meals or lodging.

Start DateEnd DateCostLocationContact Details
April 12, 2019April 14, 2019$1,500Bradenton, FLRaynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
June 21, 2019June 23, 2019$1,500Bristol, VTRaynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
August 2, 2019August 4, 2019$1,500Boston AreaRaynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
November 12, 2019November 14, 2019$1,500New Jersey AreaRaynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
December 27, 2019December 29, 2019$1,500Bradenton, FLRaynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122

Living In Recovery

The goal of the “Living in Recovery Workshop” is to enable participants to take home what they practice during their stay. The workshop is less structured than the ACORN Primary Intensive and provides two process groups each day for attendees to address their individual recovery issues and attend relevant educational lectures.

Participants will stay in a residential home; prepare their own meals following their individual, abstinence-based food plans; participate in Twelve Step meetings; and have a daily practice of reading and writing.

Please Note: Cost includes lodging. Meals are participant's responsibility.


Start DateEnd DateLocationCostContact
May 24, 2019May 28, 2019Bradenton, FL$1,500.00941-378-2122
*Discount available if registering for multiple events.
July 18, 2019July 23, 2018Bradenton, FL$1,500.00941-378-2122
*Discount available if registering for multiple events.
October 18, 2019October 22, 2019Bradenton, FL$1,500.00941-378-2122
*Discount available if registering for multiple events.

ACORN Professional Training

This is a three-year experiential program focused on learning food addiction recovery from the inside-out, assisting experienced food addiction professionals, and developing ways to make a unique contribution to food addicts and the field of food addiction.

Please Note: Cost includes meals. Lodging is an additional $225.00 for five nights.

Start DateEnd DateCostLocationContact Details
January 18, 2019January 23, 2019$1,950/$1,700Bradenton, FLRaynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
July 12, 2019July 17, 2019$1,950/$1,700Bradenton, FLRaynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122

Alumni Retreat

Join ACORN staff for an an amazing weekend as we delve into vital aspects of ongoing recovery.

Relapse Prevention Weekend
Explore the whys, the hows and, most importantly, the “how nots!!” The Relapse Prevention weekend is an eye-opening and lifesaving event, providing participants the tools to actually “STOP” a relapse process in its early stages—meaning before they pick up the food! I believe that all of us in recovery can benefit from this work. One recent participant stated, “This relapse work was the missing piece for me.”

Blocks to Working Steps 4 - 9
ACORN has received numerous requests for a workshop that focuses on working Steps 4-9. We begin in the usual way with secrets about food and Step work followed by an exercise in which everyone will do a piece of work on Step Four – looking at resentments, fear and relationships (sex conduct). Next will be guidance for Steps Five through Nine. In a process group format, we will focus on the difficult emotional and spiritual issues which come up for each person. Please note: Our assumption is that it remains best to actually do the inventory Steps in a food-related Twelve Step fellowship of your choice, and the workshop is not meant to replace such work.

The groups are led by ACORN facilitators who have experience in helping with the deeper emotional and spiritual issues that often come up in the course of serious food addiction recovery.

Body Image: Living In the Beauty of Who You Are
This workshop is designed for anyone struggling with his or her relationship with food and/or body. Participants will explore the impact body image has on self-esteem and how distorted thinking, so common in food addiction, hinders self-acceptance and peace of mind. The environment will be safe and non-judgmental, and you will leave with your own emotional toolbox!

ACORN Facilitators Mary Foushi and Amanda Leith have over 30 years of combined abstinence and recovery from food addiction. They share personal struggles with accepting and learning to love and appreciate their bodies. Please join them for a weekend offering deeper emotional and spiritual healing.

Please Note: Cost includes meals and lodging.

Start DateEnd DateCostLocationContact Details
May 31, 2019June 2, 2019$550 Body ImageBradenton, FL
Raynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
September 20, 2019September 22, 2019$550Vancouver, B.C.
Raynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
November 29, 2019December 1, 2019$550Vancouver, B.C.
Raynea McCumber
rmccumber@foodaddiction.com
941-378-2122
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