Joanna Kortink has been coaching, motivating and supporting people with eating problems since 1987 and with excellent results. Her fascination with this subject is strongly rooted in her own personal life. She too, once had an eating disorder. Her encounter with serious health problems caused her to take a good look at herself. Gradually she gained profound insight into the relationship between eating behaviors and the physical and mental well-being of the whole person.
Compulsive eating and an obsession with food can lead to an abnormal and unhealthy lifestyle. Joanna developed a form of therapy that puts people in touch with their true self. From that starting point they can acquire skills to bring about change. People learn to listen to their bodies and to distinguish physical hunger from emotional hunger. This therapy is called The Consciousness Training, and is described in her first book, Breaking the Spell of Binge-eating. The therapy is based on the latest scientific findings. Joanna does research on self-sabotage in eating disorders in collaboration with the University of Leiden. The results have been published in Ending Emotional Eating that Joanna wrote with Dr. Greta Noordenbos (eating disorder expert at the University of Leiden).
Joanna is a bubbly and creative person who has inspired many people with her passion and enthusiasm. She works closely with professionals (in the Netherlands and abroad) from various health disciplines, who use her method of treatment in their practice.
A portion of the proceeds from her books goes to self-supporting, food projects in developing countries.
A network organization was founded to reach more people in the world and to make a difference. It is based on Joanna’s principles. The Joanna Kortink Foundation was established to financially support this cause.
Financial assistance to food projects in developing countries.
In keeping with her philosophy, The Joanna Kortink Foundation contributes to food aid projects for developing countries and other areas where food is scarce. The basic principle is that people learn to take responsibility for their own health.
Of course, if there is a food shortage or only a limited type of food available, emergency aid should be the first priority. After that, however, raising awareness is absolutely necessary to ensure food security. The Joanna Kortink Foundation wants to make a contribution to this last process.
The foundation does this by financially supporting one or more projects that employ this approach. These projects include stimulating nutritional awareness through education or by using farmers or housewives as spokespersons.
The Joanna Kortink Foundation is a recognized charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible.
If you would like to financially support the Foundation, we welcome your contribution. Please make your donation payable to Joanna Kortink Foundation, Triodos bank, account number 390 193 135.
For transfers from abroad please use the following bank account number: IBAN NL23INGB0001258472 BIC: INGBNL2A
We thank you for your support!