Elka (Malamud) Cubacub is a yoga teacher and Psychology student born and bred in Chicago, where she currently resides with her husband and daughter.
For years, Elka struggled with Bulimia/Binge Eating Disorder that first began when she attended seminary in Israel. As she struggled with restrictive eating habits and bingeing compulsions, she began to understand that at the root of her unhealthy behaviors were underlying emotions and a sense of disconnect. What followed were years of ups and downs as she delved deeper into her inner self, weathered bouts of depression and disordered eating, and began the journey toward healing.
Over time, Elka utilized self-help tools such as journaling, meditation, mindfulness techniques and talk therapy to discover the wholeness within that became the foundation for her eventual recovery.
Today, Elka is an assistant facilitator for group Psychotherapy sessions at a residential recovery facility and has launched her own organization called Soul Substance, which helps members foster healthy relationships with their bodies.
You can learn more about Soul Substance or contact Elka by visiting her website, soulsubstance.org.
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