Holistic Health and Mind Body Nutrition
I've been in the health and fitness field for about 20 years and have seen tremendous improvements in my own life using the same resources and applications I now share with others. Holistic health isn't a 1-size-fits-all approach, there are many factors at play, including mind-body connections. I am a certified "Eating Psychology Coach" finishing coursework with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world's leading school in Nutritional Psychology. In IPE's internationally acclaimed program, I learned the 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 Eating Psychology and Mind-Body nutrition. The skills I use are a combination of practical coaching techniques, results-oriented psychology, clinical holistic nutrition, body-centered practices, mind-body science and a positive compassionate approach to challenges with health and food. I meet my clients where they are and let them set the pace as we keep moving forward. You walk, I walk, You run, I run. You are the captain of your own ship and I am your map.
In my professional practice I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology. By eliminating the "shoulds and shouldn'ts", I focus on what's right for YOUR body and lifestyle. My style is meeting my clients where they are and proceeding with a good-better-best mentality. Through strategies that nourish together we explore eating and health issues as a beautiful doorway meant to teach instead of seeing challenges as the enemy. I am especially adept at goal setting and through client interaction I help identify a client's specific needs and wants and then together we formulate a plan. We set short and long term goals and tweak the path along the way. A personalized dietary plan, lifestyle improvements, fitness routine and mind-body coaching in the form of talk sessions and/or homework can be implemented, if applicable.
I am passionate about personal growth and I love to see others excel in their own lives while overcoming challenges. As I started to casually coach people I knew I noticed that even if people had the tools to make progress most couldn't employ them at all or for more than a short period of time. There was a disconnect but I didn't have the education to know how to approach them in a way that would bring more success. I knew I was missing something unique in my emerging practice. I realized that getting into the mind of who the eater is when they eat or the exerciser when they move their body opens a plethora of opportunities to move past challenges. I now know through my coursework how to delve into the relationship my clients have with food and body. Even if that is just a small amount of the work we do together it makes every other tactic I use more valuable. This knowledge coupled with my own desire to help others inspired me to make my practice a professional one as opposed to only casual.
My clients describe their first visit as a sort of discovery session. I need to get to know them and their concerns before we can set solid goals. I ask alot of questions, listen closely to their answers, read body language and incorporate any medical records they have provided. My initial assessment is as thorough as possible. At the end, together we set preliminary goals and these are tweaked along the way as we begin to see results or lack thereof.
Meditation is like brain therapy! It can propel you in so many positiive directions that it's like a magic elixir. If not having enough time is an issue my comment to that is "Ah, yes, gotcha. If you don't have time for a half and hour a day then I want you to do an HOUR a day". ; )