BEYOND EMOTIONAL EATING ONLINE COURSE
Sometimes we think food is a problem. A weakness. If we could just find the right diet, the right regimen, the right food, everything else would fall into place.
But it doesn’t. I know you’ve struggled with food, and I know those struggles spill over into body image, self-worth, and self-esteem.
Do I eat this or avoid it? Do I share this with others or keep the plan to myself?
The truth is, turning to food when you’re anxious, overwhelmed, unhappy, or emotional, is an excellent coping strategy. It goes back to our earliest memories as babies: we’re upset, and our loving parent sweeps us up and nourishes us.
Nourishment. Intimacy. Safety. Love.
That’s what we’re truly craving.
FOOD IS NOT YOUR PROBLEM; IT’S A SUBSTITUTE.
So what can you do about it now?
When we address the needs underneath food cravings – the body image struggles, tension with your family, job stress, desperation about weightloss, anxiety about the future – it becomes much easier to step out of the emotional eating spiral.
In this 8-week course, we will begin by:
- Exploring stress and its impact on digestion, nutrient assimilation, and calorie-burning potential (or, why you can eat perfectly and exercise daily and still not look the way you expect).
- Delving into dieting myths and Toxic Nutritional Beliefs.
- Harnessing the power of relaxation, pleasure, and rhythm to come back to a relationship with our bodies that is truly nourishing.
Then, we’ll move beyond literal food and nutrition and into soul food and nourishment. We will:
- Work with the Shadow, the dark, “negative” traits and qualities that are keep us in the spiral of control, rules, self-hate, and “screw it!” followed by shame and guilt.
- Explore the hopes and dreams lying underneath the weight or size focus you have for yourself
- Use pleasure to tap into metabolic power
- Make plans for where you’ll direct your excess energy once it’s no longer obsessed with food. Your Soul, your true self, has bigger goals than the number on a scale. What are they?
What will you get?
- 8 weeks of lessons, writing prompts, and videos from me. Each week we will focus on a new topic, getting honest with ourselves and excavating our personal wisdom.
- 2 conference calls where you can ask me anything. The calls will be recorded, so you can submit questions and listen later if you can’t make it in person.
- A private Facebook page and a group of people who are walking similar paths. We’ll explore this together.
- A new relationship with yourself, one where you’re on your own side and you give yourself what you truly need.
IT’S TIME FOR A NEW PARADIGM.
IT’S TIME FOR A NEW WAY OF RELATING TO YOUR BODY, YOUR HUNGER, YOUR DESIRES.
This class is about you getting to know yourself, standing on your own side, and cultivating a relationship with yourself that doesn’t involve self-hate, negative self-talk, or sneaky hate spirals.
It is crucial to your Soul health that you name and explore your desires, what you’re reaching for, where you’re trying to go. We will make sure your emotional needs are heard, witnessed, and honored, so that you can release old patterns that no longer serve you.
I think you know the truth:
IT WAS NEVER ABOUT FOOD. NOT REALLY.
It’s about you showing up for your life.
It’s about you having your emotional experience.
It’s about you agreeing to be here, on planet Earth.
Food is the entry point.Class begins Monday, January 9, 2017. Cost is $197. .