Synergy Health & Wellness Announces Spring Healing Body Trust Series


Synergy Health & Wellness (“Synergy”) is launching a new Healing Body Trust Group Series starting on February 6, 2020 from 5:30-7:30pm every Thursday through April 30 at Synergy, 361 NE Franklin Ave., Building C, in Bend. The 12-week series will help attendees explore a different approach in viewing their body in 2020. They will be able to join the conversation and explore what it could be like to make peace with food and their bodies, and release body shame at the same time.

Synergy Health & Wellness, a comprehensive center for diabetes and nutrition counseling and massage therapy, has an AADE Accredited Diabetes program team that includes four Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and one CDE RN. Synergy is the largest private clinic in Central Oregon to serve those with diabetes. This specialty is one of several that Synergy is known for, while the clinic also treats gastrointestinal and kidney disorders, hypertension, eating disorders, body image and weight concerns. Popular programs include WalkStrong, a 12-week training program, group classes such as Healing Body Trust​ and private shopping and cooking instruction.

“The group setting was conceived as a place where individuals can gather, discuss and explore a liberating approach to health and vitality,” said facilitator and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Body Trust Provider RanDee Anshutz. “The Body Trust approach to healing will revive and heal the wise voice within you, quiet the noise of diet culture and help you to reclaim your right to occupy space in the world,” added Anshutz.

​Together, attendees will practice

  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Healing through Pleasure
  • Making Peace with Food and Eating
  • Deconstructing Shame
  • Quieting Your Inner Critic
  • Healing Body Shame
  • Your Body Story
  • Joyful Movement
  • Weight-Neutral Self-Care

“When I realized that everyone in the group had some variation of the same story, that meant it wasn’t just me. None of us had ever met, yet our backstories had frightening similarities. That’s when I realized the forces moving us to “diet” were external, not anything we’d dreamed up on our own. We aren’t broken; societies’ messages are harmful,” said one participant from the Synergy Spring 2019 Healing Body Trust.

As an introduction, interested parties can attend a free Intro to Body Trust webinar on January 23 at 6pm. Register at To register for the Healing Body Trust 12-week group, register at Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. • 541.323-3488


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