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Christian Conference Addresses Eating Disorders, Hope and Recovery

"Hungry for Hope: Redemption's Story" offers Information, Worship and Experiential Activities for Clinicians and Community Members

Contact: Mary Anne Morrow, Director of Communications, Timberline Knolls, 602-359-6989, mmorrow@timberlineknolls.com

NASHVILLE, April 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Millions of women struggle with body image issues and eating disorders in the U.S. Research indicates that three out of four women have eating issues. To help individuals, clinicians and those with loved ones affected by these disorders, FINDINGbalance, a leading Christian resource for eating and body image issues, and its sponsors, including Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, are holding a special conference, Hungry for Hope: Redemption's Story, June 19 – 21, 2014, at Building 8 at The Factory, 230 Franklin Rd., in Franklin, Tenn.

"I believe that God is building an army of truth-tellers and freedom fighters to radically impact the battle against eating and body image issues in a new and profound way," said Constance Rhodes, founder and CEO of FINDINGbalance. "This year's Hungry for Hope is an invitation for professionals and community members alike to explore God's role for them in this army, and to learn how their personal stories fit into the larger redemption story He is telling."

Hungry for Hope is aimed at both clinicians and community members, who work with or struggle with eating and body image issues. The conference hopes to awaken attendees to hopes and dreams that are long abandoned, and will focus on the power of God's mighty spirit and truth for healing and wholeness. Attendees will learn, pray, laugh, cry, listen, write and connect with others.

"Hungry for Hope is such a unique conference," said Juliet Caceres, PsyD, spirituality clinical director at Timberline Knolls, which offers a Christian treatment program for women and adolescent girls struggling with eating disorders, trauma, addiction, mood and co-occurring disorders. "It's a fusion of clinical teaching, story-telling, worship and the arts. This conference offers attendees a place to be with others who share similar values and goals, and come away feeling nourished, inspired, and most important, hopeful."

The conference will feature Dove award-winning musical artist Nichole Nordeman as well as the HisTown dancers, The Franklin Drum Corps, slam poetry and other creative expression to help attendees engage not just mentally, but emotionally.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit:
www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1289612

About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center:
Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 - 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders.  Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus.  Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy.  For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook - Timberline Knolls, and Twitter - Timberline Knolls.

About FINDINGbalance:
FINDINGbalance is the leading Christian resource for eating and body image issues. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, FINDINGbalance has been working for over a decade to provide Christ-centered videos, articles, curriculum, presentations and conferences that equip lay people and clinicians alike to help people eat well and live free from eating and body image issues. Learn more at their award-winning website,
www.findingbalance.com.

About Hungry for Hope:
Hungry for Hope is the premiere Christian conference for eating disorders and body image issues. Hosted by FINDINGbalance, this unique conference combines Christ-centered teaching with worship, experiential activities and the arts to refresh and restore those impacted by and/or serving those with eating disorders and body image concerns. Learn more at
www.hfhconference.com.