Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse

Dr. Gregg Jantz founded The Center for Counseling and Health Resources – A Place Of Hope nearly three decades ago. The Center for Counseling and Health Resources helps patients confront eating disorders, depression, and many other conditions. He is the author of Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse, among other books.

Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse addresses how easy it can be to overlook the telltale signs of emotional abuse, and how the scars left from emotional assaults can be just as damaging as those left from physical abuse. Because the pain inflicted by emotional abuse cannot be seen, individuals suffering from emotional abuse often remain silent about their hardships and allow their distress to grow over long periods of time. Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse offers each reader the chance to confront his or her own emotional scars, learn to accept them, and begin a true process of healing.


AED – Supporting the Advancement of Eating Disorder Treatment

For 30 years, the Center for Counseling and Health Resources has provided clients with treatments for a wide range of traumatic issues, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Founded by Dr. Gregg Jantz, the Center, regarded as “a place of hope,” belongs to the Academy for Eating Disorders.

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is committed to the education, treatment, prevention, and research of eating disorders. Striving to provide professionals and the public with access to the best treatments for eating disorders, the AED provides information by combining expertise from its members on eating disorders. The Academy also promotes the sharing of knowledge through training and publications and supports future eating disorder specialists through scholarships. Each year, the AED hosts an international conference that brings together professionals and researchers from around the world to share information and build connections.

The training opportunities provided by the Academy for Eating Disorders cover a variety of topics. Through its Clinical Teaching Day Workshops, professionals advance their knowledge of treatments while improving their skills. The AED also allows members to access educational programs on early detection and prevention. Through the continued support of its members and the public, the AED supports the advancement of the treatment and prevention of eating disorders around the world.

Book Offers Hope for People with Eating Disorders

The Center For Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., and its founder, Dr. Gregg Jantz, aim to assist clients at their Seattle-area facility in overcoming anorexia, bulimia, addictive and compulsive behaviors, depression, and a variety of other conditions that affect emotional health. With a focus on the whole person, the Center offers not only a place of hope, but also a variety of therapeutic strategies designed to put each client back in touch with his or her spiritual values and to develop the strength to rebuild a productive and satisfying life.

As a popular author and the founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Gregg Jantz has appeared as a speaker in a range of media venues, including CNN Headline News and Dr. Phil. His books include Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders, published by WaterBrook Press in 1995 and available in an updated edition.

The book is based on its author’s work with numerous individuals who sought help for eating disorders. It brings a broader vision to discussion of the topic, positing the term “disordered eating,” defined as an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead of keeping food in proper perspective as a means of nutrition, individuals experiencing disordered eating use it as a substitute for love, affection, or personal success.

Healing involves seeing food as an ally in maintaining good health, and moving forward in coping with the inappropriate patterns of behavior that led to disordered eating in the first place.

Helping Boys Process Emotions

When Dr. Gregg Jantz envisioned The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, he saw it as a place of hope for those in need of healing from eating disorders, addictions, and emotional difficulties. The Center’s inspired approach to whole-person care addresses every aspect of recovery, including emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual concerns. Through highly personalized treatment plans, The Center for Counseling and Health Resources offers patients and their families insights into the root causes of psychological and emotional distress.

In Raising Boys by Design: What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive, Dr. Jantz and his co-author, Michael Jurian, explore the unique challenges boys face in dealing with their emotions. Based in part on his own experiences as a child and as a parent of boys, Dr. Jantz outlines eight methods to work with the emotional design of young males, giving counselors and parents tools to help boys process their emotions without anxiety.

Two of the methods are action-release and crying. While girls often attempt to verbalize their feelings, boys are more likely to respond to strong emotions by physically releasing energy. Recognizing this, parents may help their sons process their emotions by allowing them to storm from a room, so long as they insist on verbal respect. The crying method provides parents with guidelines for offering their sons strong models of male tears, and a safe environment in which to cry without experiencing recrimination.

These methods, and the other tools introduced in Raising Boys by Design: What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive, can help boys retain their emotional wellbeing as they move into adolescence and adulthood.