About Becky Henry

HELPING PARENTS & OTHER FAMILY CAREGIVERS:

Become more Effective
Reduce Hopelessness & Pain
Connect with other Caregivers

Becky Henry is an Eating Disorder Parent Coach/Retreat Facilitator, Speaker, National Award Winning Author.

 

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)

A National Award Winning Author, Henry first published, Just Tell Her To Stop; Family Stories of Eating Disorders  in 2011 to reduce caregiver isolation, expose the reality of eating disorders, and reduce stigma. The Revised Second Edition will be available in ebook and physical format here soon. Sign up for the newsletter to get updates.

Becky Henry uses her lived experiences and skills as a Certified, Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) to coach families to let go of fear and panic, tolerate a loved one’s distress, set effective boundaries and become effective supporters for their loved one in eating disorder recovery.

When families work with Becky they become, CALM, COMPASSIONATE, CONFIDENT CAREGIVERS.

Becky founded Hope Network, LLC in 2003 to change the way parents are supported when caregiving. As a mom & coach who has walked this journey since 2000, she saw a huge gap in supporting families and decided to be the change.

Memberships: International Coach Federation (on Minnesota Chapter Board 2015-2017), Board member; and Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA).

BECKY is: someone to talk to…

What do I do when my child has an eating disorder?

Sometimes the mom and dad just need to talk to someone who isn’t their child’s treatment provider. Worries about our other children can add to the burdens of parenting a child with an eating disorder.

BECKY provides: HOPE & HELP …

 to become a more effective caregiver.

When an eating disorder takes over the body and mind of your loved one, you want to have hope – hope that the person will want help to get better. You want hope that the eating disorder inpatient (or outpatient) treatment program will work.

BECKY connects you with: RESOURCES …

Becky has connections with resources all over the USA and helps family caregivers find the right ones for your family situation.  

BECKY provides: Education and information

Hard-earned information from families living with an eating disorder will benefit others. We provide help for the family impacted by eating disorders:

  • What works? What doesn’t work?
  • How do you find the right treatment center?
  • What causes an eating disorder relapse–and what does it look like?
  • What constitutes an eating disorder? See how to find answers on the FAQ page.

Mission Statement

Becky Henry’s HOPE Network empowers caregivers to guide a loved one with an eating disorder through recovery, allowing them to reclaim joy!

Purpose 

Everything we do is based on respect. We believe in caregivers being included in recovery. The way we include respect is by creating accessible programs that support, encourage and train caregivers of those with eating disorders.

Philosophy 

Joy and hope are both possible and necessary for caregivers dealing with these devastating illnesses.  We respect the role of the caregiver therefore everything we do is based on building respect. We believe that caregivers provide a vital role in recovery and our programs will educate and train them to be effective in this role.

  • No one should face an eating disorder alone.
  • No one should cope with the chaos, confusion and isolation that comes with the challenge of an eating disorder.
  • Through education and support it is possible to find sanity, fun and joy in everyday family life.
  • We’ve been there; we understand.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do to support your loved one? What works, what doesn't?

Learn as much as possible about eating disorders so you understand  what you are dealing with. Educating yourself will help you know what questions  to ask to choose the appropriate solution-oriented treatment for your loved one.  If you are wondering what questions would help in your particular situation, our group coaching classes or a complimentary 1-to-1 coaching session are both good places to start.

What doesn’t work: Ignoring the situation, isolating yourself, getting angry, hoping they will just stop, blaming yourself, and working with treatment providers who blame the family rather than helping the healthy part of the sufferer to grow.

What are the clues if your child is starving herself, has food phobias, or is restricting certain foods?

He or she may sit at the table with you and say he/she ate at a friend’s house or that he will take his dinner to his room. Going to the bathroom a lot, especially after eating, excessive exercise, passing out, slipping grades, social isolation, behavior changes, hair falling out, skin changes, sullenness, food rituals are just some. 

Any food phobias and restricting foods can quickly develop into a life-threatening situation in a genetically pre-disposed person. These are all big red flags that need to be taken seriously. A great resource for these red flags is http://www.familyfeedingdynamics.com/.

What can I read to learn as much as possible about this disorder?

Many great books and websites are available. Visit my RESOURCES page, and you may order my book here which shares other families’ stories you may identify with. The book also includes many references to organizations, websites, books, and resources.

How do we not neglect our other children?

Make a conscious choice that the eating disorder will not be in control of the household. Choose to make time for the other children, even if it means finding others to be with your ill child.

Coaching Reviews/Testimonials from Caregivers & Parents

Are you considering bringing Becky Henry’s Coaching to your treatment center to help parents and other caregivers get their oxygen masks on?

Here is what some of Becky Henry’s coaching clients have to say about how her 1: 1 coaching and group coaching have helped them!

“This journey would NOT have been as hard and tangled if I’d had your coaching right away when my child got sick.” ~ Individual Coaching Client

“Thank you so much for the important work you do, I am so grateful that you were there when I needed to find help for my daughter.” – Client

 

Hope Network, LLC 13033 Ridgedale Dr. #102    |    Minnetonka, MN 55305    |    Phone: 952-451-5663