Online Conference Presenter – Jena Morrow, CADC
Jena Morrow, CADC is the Alumnae Coordinator at Timberline Knolls. She develops and maintains relationships with former TK residents after they return home. This is accomplished via phone, email, social media, and other avenues of communication.
Jena is responsible for producing and facilitating various alumnae events, including monthly on-campus gatherings as well as an annual retreat in the Chicago area. She is constantly striving to grow and evolve the alumnae program, which she helped create, and manages an active Alumnae Board and network across the country and world.
In 2010, Jena authored Hollow: An Unpolished Tale (Moody), which chronicles her battle with an eating disorder since her teenage years. In her second book, Hope for the Hollow (Lighthouse Publishing), she offers a practical and relevant devotional guide/journal to gently encourage and inspire women who struggle with themselves and their bodies.
As a national eating disorders awareness advocate and professional speaker, Jena has traveled throughout the country sharing her recovery story and delivering a message of hope and freedom from disordered eating and distorted self-image.
Online Support Groups
Lift the Shame
For pregnant women and moms struggling with eating disorders, Timberline Knolls is pleased to offer Lift the Shame—a free monthly, one-hour telephonic support group facilitated by Jena Morrow Margis, CADC, Alumnae Coordinator, Timberline Knolls—on Friday, December 21, 2018, 3- 4 p.m. EST, and every third Friday of the month thereafter.
Participants have the opportunity to express their feelings and share concerns about body image and eating behaviors. Women are invited to share personal successes and challenges, beliefs, fears, and anxious feelings about pregnancy or being a mom during a time when they might be struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating, or unhealthy thoughts and emotions.
All are welcomed to join; participation is not required. Simply listening to and learning from others often helps alleviate guilt and shame, reduces stigma, and eradicates the feeling of being alone.
For more information or to register, please contact [email protected].
“Virtual Hope for Eating Disorder Recovery”
“My Eating Disorder Recovery Story & Creating A Life of Substance”
30-Day Makeover From Within:
Hope for the Hollow is the second book written by Jena Morrow. Hope for the Hollow is a book that offers a 30-day makeover from within that is based on God’s truths about how they apply to a woman’s battle with her body image, gaining weight, and personal value. Many women struggle with anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating, and this book is an inside out renovation combating the lies of the enemy with God’s truth in scripture and the importance of understanding that our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit.
Hope for the Hollow is a useful, applicable devotional guide and journal to tenderly support and motivate women of God to believe in His love and what He says about them. The book helps fight against worldly arrogance and vanity as these struggles are central issues for many women in the church while struggling to be grateful for and taking care of their bodies, even for those who love and serve the Father.
Jena is the Alumnae Coordinator for Timberline Knolls and involved in their Christian program.
This is not a polished tale of victory but an honest, true story of fragility. Hollow recounts Jena’s daily struggle with anorexia and the God who is able and willing to reach down into the dirt. A central theme of Hollow is the surrender of control to Jesus Christ. His Word is interwoven throughout the story as rebuttals to the lies that besiege those engaged in any addiction. In addition to her point of view, Jena includes those of her friends, family, and former therapists providing an undercurrent of hope. Written in an easy conversational voice, Hollowwill resonate with those in the midst of a struggle and those who stand beside them.” Timberline Knolls is a treatment center where Jena is the Alumnae Coordinator and involved in their Christian program.