Carolyn Costin

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Carolyn Costin is a world renowned, highly sought-after eating disorder clinician, author, and international speaker. 

Recovered from anorexia in her twenties, as a young therapist Carolyn recognized her calling after successfully treating her first eating disorder client.

Carolyn was first to publicly take the position that people with eating disorders can become fully recovered.

After 15 years in private practice and running hospital programs, Carolyn was determined to improve the relapse rate and recognized a gap in the eating disorder field. She opened Monte Nido, the first residential facility in a home setting, surrounded by nature, where standard treatment was combined with meditation and yoga and clients were “retrained” to shop for, prepare and cook food.   

Carolyn’s contributions to the field are extensive. She has written six books, the most popular being, 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder. Carolyn’s service in every major eating disorder organization, three decades of training professionals worldwide, free study groups and the outstanding success of Monte Nido all spurred Carolyn to international acclaim.

In 2016, Carolyn sold Monte Nido, subsequently left and created The Carolyn Costin Institute. The Institute’s main function is the training and certification of eating disorder coaches. Additionally the Institute offers continuing education for clinicians, educational support for families of those with eating disorders, and mentor training for organizations Carolyn continues to also offer  consultations to clients and clinicians and continues to speak at national and international conferences  

Carolyn is an active, passionate, inspiring force in the eating disorder field. 

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Yoga and Eating Disorders:

8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder:

8 Keys Workbook:

Your Dieting Daughter (2013)

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook: (2006)

100 Questions and Answers About Eating Disorders:

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