Esther Helga Gudmundsdottir MSc. Director of INFACT, from Iceland.
Esther Helga Gudmundsdottir is a pioneer in the field of food addiction treatment. Once an opera singer and opera teacher, Esther was battling food addiction for most of her adult life until she discovered a twelve-step program that changed her life.
Once in recovery and had studied and acquired education in the field, she opened one of the world’s first food addiction treatment programs. The MFM program in Iceland has treated about 3000 clients; some of them had tried multiple diets and even surgery in an attempt to live a healthier life. Esther’s program gives them hope and the tools to achieve long-term recovery. With abstinence-based treatment and support from the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, their long-term success rate is much higher than any other medical intervention.
After establishing the treatment center, Esther realized that not only the patient’s needed help with food addiction but also the professionals. She then founded the International School For Food Addiction Counseling And Treatment (INFACT), an international training program for any type of professional willing to learn about food addiction and how to help those suffering from it.
Esther’s credentials include the following;
Master of Managing Health Services.
IC&RC and European Certification Board Certified in Addiction Counseling, Food Addiction and Clinical Supervision, and an ACORN Food Addiction Professional.
Clinical Hypnotherapist Dip.CH., CPTF, ST Cert.
Specialty: Treatment for Food Addiction/Codependency/ Addictions.
Chair of the Food Addiction Institute;
Founder and Director of the INFACT School (International School for Food Addiction Counseling and Treatment),
Founder and Director of the MFM Food Addiction Treatment Center in Iceland.
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