I’m Kathryn Hansen, and I stopped binge eating for good in 2005. Since then, I’ve been dedicated to educating and empowering women and men who struggle with all forms of binge eating. My first book, Brain over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn’t Work, and How I Recovered for Good (2011), became a goal of mine during my worst days of bulimia. I vowed that if I ever found a way to recover, I’d write about it in the hope of helping even one person struggling with the same horrible problem.
I was overwhelmed with the response I received from readers of Brain over Binge—women and men who found complete recovery using the same brain-based concepts that helped me stop binge eating. I also received many requests for more information, which solidified my desire to write a second book on the topic. I completed my second book, The Brain over Binge Recovery Guide, in January 2016.
In addition, I started the Brain over Binge Podcast in 2016, in order to share more ideas and discuss many topics that often come up in recovery. I also began coaching women and men individually and in groups. Although I’m no longer offering personal or group coaching, I compiled everything I taught and every question I answered and created the Brain over Binge Course, which offers 17 hours of structured online guidance.