The Freedom Steps

The Freedom Steps offer complete and lasting recovery from any compulsive or addictive cycle you may be experiencing. 
I invite you to embark on this journey to offer structure and direction for your individual sessions with me.  Alternatively, you can take the Freedom Steps as a Self-Study program. 
For more information about this option, please
send your enquiry here

I have bought together three elements that were essential in my own recovery from addictive compulsive behaviours: Internal Family Systems therapy, body-awareness-healing,
and the 12 Step program of recovery. I see this three-fold approach as a stable three-legged stool, enabling lasting freedom from addictive processes at the level of body, thought, and spirit.  

Dr. Richard Schwartz is the founder and creator of Internal Family Systems (IFS), and has been Naomi’s own guide and mentor over her many years developing this program. 

Richard endorses the Freedom Steps and the
Food And Body Freedom Steps Programs in this video.

For more information about IFS, go here:

What Are The Freedom Steps?

This process of inner transformation will allow you to finally welcome ALL parts of yourself.  You will get to know your addictive parts as the hard-working inner protectors they are and send them the appreciation that springs naturally from this awareness. 
From here, you will be able to collaborate with these parts of yourself to discover wholesome new ways to discharge and heal negative emotions,
so that you’re no longer harming your health & happiness, creativity, life-purpose, or relationships.

This program is suitable for anyone: those with previous experience seeking and finding freedom from addictive cycles, or with none.  I will facilitate and guide a journey of transformation fuelled only by your simple readiness … readiness to bring curiosity to your own unique experience of compulsivity … and an openness to journey within at your own pace to the site of both burdens and freedom.

What's The Difference Between the Freedom Steps and the 12 Steps?

Although there are 12 Freedom Steps and also 12 Steps in the original fellowships, the Freedom Steps are in no way an attempt to change or improve on the original program of recovery.  The Freedom Steps simply draw on these timeless spiritual principles and combine it with a new way of viewing ourselves, a way which includes the body’s role in healing.  This allows recovery to be accessible for as many people and parts of ourselves as possible. 

As a therapist working in the field of eating disorders and addictions for many years, I have found that sometimes only certain parts of us want to go to meetings, get sponsors or ‘work the Steps’.  It can sometimes be tempting to only align with the proactive and enthusiastic parts of ourselves and others.  However, true recovery can only blossom when we include, understand and appreciate the role of every part of us: the parts that want us to change,
and those that don’t.

The Freedom Steps include and embrace every part of us: the parts that are excited about change, those that fear it, and those that try to sabotage it.  It is a way to journey through the Steps to lasting freedom from addictive cycles where all parts of us can be welcomed, included and supported to relax when they are ready.  This journey is one for our wholeselves.

To include our whole selves in our journey of recovery is the only relaxed path of sustainable positive change.

To hear more about how the thinking behind integrating IFS with 12 Steps go here.

Your Companion Guide

Naomi Nygaard is Founder of FAB Freedom, a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist and Somatic psychotherapist, and a coach and healer with over twelve years experience helping people individually and in groups to identify and release their inner blocks to achieving freedom from compulsive and addictive cycles, and discover the joy and peace of a freed-up life.

Naomi herself became free around all addictive substances and then food and body-weight obsession over a span of three years 18-15 years ago, and after that proceeded to free herself from compulsive cycles in romantic relationships, and around work and money.  She has been increasingly thriving from these roots of freedom ever since, and her programs and offerings are based on the simple principles she applied in her own life. 
Find out more about Naomi here.

“The FAB Freedom process filled me with energy and inspiration, and set me on my path to total food freedom. I loved the facilitated sessions with Naomi, and I loved the rhythm of pairing up with others in the group to share experiences and stay connected between sessions, as we did. I’m so delighted with the change in my relationship with food. After many years of struggling in this area of my life, I am finally treating myself with compassion. I love my body, and I’ve lost half a stone (7 pounds) as a welcome byproduct of becoming free from negative cycles with food. Thank you to Naomi and all in my group.” Natalka Webster, Manchester, UK

“I just completed Naomi’s online course and I want to say a huge “Thank you.” The sharing was deep and personal and all delivered in an incredibly safe environment under Naomi’s adept skill as a facilitator … Naomi’s soft and effective style of presenting was exactly what I was looking for. I feel I am now more of a deliberate creator with how I choose to fuel this wonderful body and I thank Naomi and the exceptional group who all came powerfully together.”

Marie Ruzicka,
Transformational Story-teller
and Best-selling Author,
Seattle, U.S.A.