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Welcome to Human Concern Be-LeeF!

Our clinical booster program Human Concern Be-LeeF! is available to everyone with an eating disorder starting January 2023, both our own clients and external and international clients. Below you can find detailed information about the program and financing. If you're already interested, you can also sign up for a digital information session where we will explain everything in person and you can ask any questions to one of our team members!

Finding yourself again

Do you deeply want to get better, but don’t know how? Does the road to recovery seem endless and hopeless? Our years of experience show that our unique clinical booster treatment Human Concern Be-LeeF! is an important step in the recovery from an eating disorder. In our 12 years of existence, we have helped almost 600 clients from 58 groups on the way to sustainable recovery. Under the guidance of highly educated Experience Professionals® you will start “the journey to yourself.”

If you struggle with an eating disorder such as Anorexia NervosaBoulimia NervosaBinge Eating Disorder (BED) or Niet Anderszins Omschreven (NAO), then the Human Concern Be-LeeF! boost treatment can create a breakthrough. As part of our program, you will stay at our location in Portugal for six weeks and together with your group and the team, you will embark on the challenge to find yourself again and regain control over your life.

Without your external and supposedly trustworthy anchor points, you have no choice but to return to yourself, your own compass!

Carmen Netten - Oprichtster Human Concern

Where there's a will, there's a way

Recovering from an eating disorder is a process of falling and, most importantly, getting back up. It is a process of doing and believing that what you are doing has meaning. Learning from your mistakes. Gaining trust in yourself and others. Faith and hope are necessary for that. And taking all those difficult, sometimes frightening steps requires strength and courage. So, a strong intrinsic motivation is something you cannot do without.

Recovery therefore starts with doing, practicing, learning and gaining trust. Believing that recovery exists and that you can achieve it. Unfortunately, this is sometimes something people have lost in their more or less long search for recovery. Sometimes recovery seems so far away that you no longer think you can get better and then you give up. Or you keep running in circles because you don’t know what’s holding you back.

The Human Concern Be-LeeF! program is specially designed to break through in your recovery. To give you hope that recovery is possible again. To practice with everything that is scary and from which you no longer believe that you can or will handle it. To give your self-confidence a boost so that after treatment you can look at yourself, others and especially your eating disorder differently.

Carmen Netten – Founder of Human Concern

Safely practicing, falling and getting back up.

The goal of the Human Concern Be-LeeF! program is to provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals can gain insight into their eating disorder and learn alternative ways of coping with problems, needs, and emotions. The program also focuses on exploring one’s identity, relationships with others, and aspirations for school, work, and relationships with loved ones. The aim is to normalize eating patterns and correct negative thoughts about food and weight. The program is led by a team of experienced professionals and eating disorder specialists who have overcome their own eating disorders and helped hundreds of others recover. Their transparent sharing of their own experiences allows individuals to feel less ashamed and more confident, thereby increasing hope and trust in the process of recovery.

Learning to navigate with your own compass.

The goals of the Human Concern Be-LeeF! program include:

  • Gaining insight into the way and why you use the eating disorder (the so-called functions of your eating disorder);
  • Learning alternative ways of dealing with problems, needs and emotions;
  • Exploring your own identity (who am I, what do I want, what do I not want);
  • Your relationship with other people, practicing social contacts, interaction, assertiveness, boundaries, connecting;
  • Exploring desires and wishes regarding school, work, and in relation to important stakeholders;
  • Normalizing the eating pattern;
  • Correcting thoughts about food and weight.
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