Intuitive Eating Counseling

Intuitive Eating counseling sessions usually last 50 minutes. $140. $160 if EMDR is used. EMDR sessions last 60-90 minutes. Sliding scale available on a limited basis.

During that time you will learn how your thoughts about food may be interfering with your ability to listen to your hunger fullness and satisfaction cues and causing havoc with your relationship with food. 

I use the 3rd Edition of the Intuitive Eating book by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch and their Intuitive Eating workbook to guide you through the process of learning to trust yourself with food and improve any body image issues that may be troubling you.

My Approach

I use the concepts of Health At Every Size® and Intuitive Eating in my work.

Health At Every Size®

Health at Every Size® is an evidence-based shift away from the idea that people can or need to control their weight through dieting. It includes the following components:

  • Respect (including respect for body diversity)
  • Compassionate self-care
  • Supports people in moving toward:
    • Attuned movement, eating, and other self-care strategies
    • Mindfulness (non-judgmental attentiveness)

— An edited excerpt from Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Leave out, Get Wrong and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, by Linda Bacon, PhD., and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD.

To find out more about Health At Every Size®, go to: www.sizediversityandhealth.org

(Health At Every Size® and HAES® are registered trademarks of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and used with permission.)

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind, and body—where you ultimately become the expert of your own body.   You learn how to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings, and gain a sense of body wisdom.   It’s also a process of making peace with food—-so that you no longer have constant “food worry” thoughts.  It’s knowing that your health and your worth as a person do not change, because you ate a food that you had labeled as “bad” or “fattening”.
— Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch, IntuitiveEating.com

"The underlying premise of Intuitive Eating is that you will learn to respond to your inner body cues, because you were born with all the wisdom you need for eating intuitively. On the surface, this may sound simplistic, but it is rather complex.  This inner wisdom is often clouded by years of dieting and food myths that abound in the culture. 

For example, “Eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full” may sound like basic common sense, but when you have a history of chronic dieting or of following rigid “healthy” rules about eating, it can be quite difficult. To be able to ultimately return to your inborn Intuitive Eater, a number of things need to be in place—most importantly, the ability to trust yourself!" 

To find out more go to: https://www.intuitiveeating.com/

 

Want to start Intuitive Eating counseling?

I would be happy to answer any questions you might have, and help you book an appointment.