I trained at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating (2017), Health Coach Institute (formerly Holistic MBA) (2015), and Institute for Integrative Nutrition (2014).
I am also a proud holder of a Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Lingusting Programming) certificate, which I was awarded after learning NLP from its co-creator Richard Bandler, as well as John LaValle, President of the Sociaty of NLP, and Kathleen La Valle.
I have extensive knowledge of holistic nutrition, health and life coaching, preventive health strategies, and psychology. Drawing on my training and life experience, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
In the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
The Transformational Coaching Method (delivered by the Health Coach Institute) is an advanced professional coaching skills training that combines concepts and methodologies from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), cutting edge psychology, shadow work, family systems work, neuroscience, and spirituality.
I received my certification as an Eating Psychology Coach in the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world’s leading school in Nutritional Psychology. At the IPE’s internationally acclaimed program, I learned powerful 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. It brings together practical coaching techniques, results-oriented psychology, clinical nutrition, body-centered practices, mind-body science, and a positive and compassionate approach to challenges with food and health.
What is Dynamic Eating Psychology?
Dynamic Eating Psychology is an important new field originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It’s a positive, empowering and transformational approach that’s designed for anyone who eats. Each of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever changing relationship with food. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms the primary importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight and health not as an indication that we’re broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. Previously, eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. Dynamic Eating Psychology though, is for everyone. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. And it recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationship, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfillment, and so much more. Dynamic Eating Psychology is a powerful breakthrough approach.
What is Mind-Body Nutrition?
Mind-Body Nutrition is an exciting and timely new field that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of 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 much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. And it offers practical and results-oriented strategies for some of the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.