Say Good-Bye to Dieting - Find Peace with Food
If you were drawn to this post, I assume that you are ready to say good-bye to dieting and restrictive calorie counting. You are curious about a different way of being and living. If you don’t have another diet in you, this blog post is for you! You may have grown tired of restrictive eating and worrying about food from morning to night. I understand. Research confirms that dieting increases a person’s inner critic and can leave a person feeling more hopeless and frustrated than ever.
Thankfully there is another way! You can learn how to keep your inner self-love reservoir full and create new life-enhancing rituals that will take the place of “eating instead of feeling”.
My therapeutic treatment model is designed to help you make peace with food and your body. My counseling approach is gentle, compassionate and helps you tap into your own inner wisdom. During each session I will give you little self-care assignments and gentle exercises to practice, so you can start putting more self-love and self-compassion strategies into your self-care toolbox right away. You will be introduced to short mindfulness meditation practices, which can be easily implemented into your daily life. You will keep a Food & Mood journal in order to keep track of emotional triggers - without judgment.
I want to inspire and empower you to say ‘no’ to what no longer serves you and to be YOU, unapologetically. I will teach you how to speak your truth from the heart, not swallow your feelings and set healthy boundaries without feeling guilty. After all, kindness starts with us.
Mindful eating is not a diet. It is part of Mindful Living ~ being aware and paying attention to how you feel, both physically and emotionally, and to not ignore the messages from your body or you heart. My counseling approach is the opposite of a diet and does not serve as a nutritional guide. I believe that you possess a lot of inner wisdom and knowledge around what to eat or how to eat. Instead we will explore the underlying reasons and emotional triggers that make you reach for food when you are not physically hungry. The following questions will lead to a deeper exploration of:
"What is my heart hungry for? What am I truly in need of in this moment? What am I numbing? What is so painful that I need to escape from it?"
My passion and life's calling is to help my clients let go of old patterns of thinking about their body, their weight, their self-worth, and shed negative beliefs that have been harming them in the past.
My wish for you is that you’ll be able to let go of many years (or decades) of body shame, self-loathing and hopelessness. You can be at peace with food and your body; it may be a longer healing process. Be gentle with yourself. Give yourself time to heal, explore and grow. Allow yourself to be curious and trust that you can let dieting be a thing of the past. I believe that we don’t need more discipline. We need more nurturing. Let me be your guide. Schedule your initial complimentary consultation today.