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A Scientific and Sustainable Approach to Weight Loss

Empowering teenagers and young adults to live physically, mentally, and emotionally healthier lives

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Our Story

Empowered Wellness is a health and wellness organization for teenagers and young adults that is reinventing the weight loss space by helping individuals break through the frustrating cycle of unwanted weight gain and achieve sustainable results by teaching repeatable skills, habits, and brain training based in scientific and clinical research.

Co- Founder and clinical leader, Eliza Kingsford is a licensed psychotherapist with over 10 years experience working in the health and wellness space, helping people change their relationship to food and body. She has been featured on Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, CNN.com and Mental Health Weekly. Eliza is also the author of the renowned book, Brain Powered Weight-loss, featured in Shape Magazine, Parade Magazine and Live Naturally Magazine.

Empowered Wellness offers camps and other health and wellness services specifically geared towards teenagers and young adults looking to change their lives through sustainable weight loss, fitness habits, and personal growth.

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“Eliza Kingsford is working to make kids happier and healthier. As a clinical leader in the pediatric obesity initiative, she is taking the “bull by the horns”, and using the new science of obesity, redesigning the weight loss and health promotion protocol to benefit all children who come to Wellspring.  I’m in complete support of her efforts.”

Rob Lustig, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco

“The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has had the pleasure of working with Eliza for many years. As an expert in the field of childhood obesity, Eliza has helped the OAC develop a clear understanding of childhood obesity, its causes and impact. Eliza encompasses a true passion for helping children impacted by the disease of obesity, and we’re thankful for her support of the OAC and its efforts.”

Joe Nadglowski, President and CEO, Obesity Action Coalition

“Eliza Kingsford understands that a critical part of health is emotional wellbeing. She sees the importance of addressing both physical and emotional health of children affected by obesity. I applaud Eliza’s efforts to address the social challenges that youth face because of their weight, such as teasing and bullying, and to provide support to children and adolescents who often face these battles alone.”

Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Deputy Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, University of Connecticut

Empowered Wellness camps are rooted in physical activity, personal growth, and lasting friendships

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Empowered Wellness camps are rooted in physical activity, personal growth, and lasting friendships

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How We Help

Unlike other programs with a singular focus on losing weight, Empowered Wellness takes a broader focus by enabling individuals to develop a positive and healthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image.

This happens through a combination of two approaches:

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The Empowered Wellness Camps offer an unforgettable experience for teenagers and young adults who want to change their lives and have a lot of fun doing it.

Located in sunny Santa Barbara, camp participants will find themselves immersed in an incredible camp environment that promotes physical activity, personal growth, and lasting friendships.

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Camp Dates and Rates

4 Weeks

$7,000

Session 1
June 17, 2018 – July 14, 2018

Session 2
July 15, 2018 – August 11, 2018

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6 Weeks

$9,900

Session 3
June 17, 2018 – July 28, 2018

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8 Weeks

$12,000

Session 4
June 17, 2018 – August 11, 2018

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Family Camp 1 Week

$1,995/person*

Session 1
July 15, 2018 – July 21, 2018

Session 2
August 12, 2018 – August 18, 2018

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Our Mission

Our goal is to empower teenagers and young adults to not only live physically healthy but to live emotionally and mentally healthy as well – not just for a day, a week, or a month – for the rest of their lives.

After attending one of our camps, here’s how our campers say they’re empowered:

A more optimistic and positive outlook on life

Incredible community and friendship

Higher levels of self-esteem and self-confidence

A fitness or exercise routine they enjoy

A better relationship to food

Tools to overcome challenging situations back home

Our Camp’s Location

Campers couldn’t ask for a more awesome location than the campus of University of California – Santa Barbara. We are located just across the street from UCSB with our own closed facility. Complete with spacious suites, a movie theater, outdoor swimming pool, work out rooms, and hang-out areas.

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Change Your Relationship With Food

At it’s heart, Brain Powered Weight Loss helps you examine the way you think and feel about food and alter the ingrained habits that drive your food decisions.

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Praise for “Brain-Powered Weight Loss”

“Eliza Kingsford has helped thousands of people lose weight and get healthy for good. Now thousands more will learn the key to sustained weight loss with her revolutionary book, Brain-Powered Weight Loss”

Nicole Avena, PhD, author of Why Diets Fail and What to Eat When You’re Pregnant

“I consider Eliza Kingsford a national leader in weight management. The reason: What the rest of us have discovered in academia, laboratory, and clinical settings, this pioneer has actually put into practice. The culmination of all her knowledge and successful hands-on experience in helping people find the solution to their weight loss issues is in the book Brain-Powered Weight Loss”

Dr. Mark Gold, MD, DFASAM, DLFAPA, coeditor of Food and Addiction and chairman of the Scientific Advisory Boards at RiverMend Health

“Eliza Kingsford understands that a critical part of health is emotional wellbeing. She sees the importance of addressing both physical and emotional health of children affected by obesity. I applaud Eliza’s efforts to address the social challenges that youth face because of their weight, such as teasing and bullying, and to provide support to children and adolescents who often face these battles alone.”

Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Deputy Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, University of Connecticut

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  • 844-280-1190

  • admissions@empoweredwellness.com