Mind & Body Nutrition

What is Mindful Eating Coaching?

Mindful Eating Coaching is an exciting and cutting edge approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, and various nutrition related health concerns. As a Mindful Eating Coach, my approach is positive and empowering. I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you” – but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that impact food, weight and health. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more. By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. As a Mindful Eating Coach, I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.

About My Training

I trained at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world’s leading school in Nutritional Psychology where I received my certification as a Mindful Eating Coach. In IPE’s internationally acclaimed program, I learned powerful cutting-edge tools and protocols that enable me to work with weight issues, body image challenges, overeating, binge eating, and a variety of nutrition related health concerns such as digestion, fatigue, mood, immunity, and others. My work combines the powerful new fields of Dynamic Mindful Eating and Mind-Body Nutrition. The skills I use from this training are a combination of practical coaching techniques, results-oriented self inquiry techniques clinical nutrition, body-centered practices, mind-body science, and a positive and compassionate approach to challenges with food and health. 

How Is My Approach Different?

For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight and diet. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and mindful eating. With a client’s permission, I often incorporate hypnosis into my Mindful Eating coaching, as I am also a Certified Medical Support -Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner and a member of the International Board of Hypnotherapy. By eliminating all the “shoulds and shouldn’ts”, I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal style. As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. In my training at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I’ve learned to help clients reach their highest goals not by strategies that punish, but through strategies that nourish.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mind Body Nutrition?

Mind-Body Nutrition is an exciting and timely new field that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. Originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, it goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between brain, body, and behavior. Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. And it offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.

Do I have to come to your office for a coaching session?

No. Thanks to technology, you can be on another continent. I am available for both video and phone conferencing appointments, Another option,  weather and time permitting, is to meet at a park for a walk and talk, or a perhaps a juice bar or coffee shop if that is where you are comfortable.

One of the reasons I have not changed my diet is because I don’t know what to buy. Can you help me figure that out?

Definitely! There are some clients who feel overwhelmed with the idea of changing their diet and just really do not know where to begin. In that case, we can simply have one of our sessions be a tour of a health food store, where we can talk about the foods that may work best for you.

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