What is Eating Psychology?

As an Eating Psychology Coach, Integrated Therapy Services approach is positive and empowering. Integrated Therapy Services does not see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you”- but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that impact food, weight, and health.

What is Eating Psychology Coaching?

Eating Psychology Coaching is an exciting and cutting edge approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, and various nutrition related health concerns. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationships, family, intimacy, life stress, and so much more. Integrated Therapy Services looks to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.

What Training Does Integrated Therapy Services Go Through?

At Integrated Therapy Services, our coaches received certification at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world’s leading school in Nutritional Psychology. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating’s internally acclaimed program trains their coaches to utilize powerful cutting-edge tools and protocols that enables the ability to work with overall weight issues, body image challenges,  and a variety of fields of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind-Body Nutrition. The skills that Integrated Therapy Services’ coaches use from this training are a combination of practical coaching techniques, clinical nutrition, 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 is designed for anyone who eats. Every one of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever changing relationship. Our challenges with eating, weight, and health are not as an indication that we’re broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. In the past, eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. However, Dynamic Eating Psychology is for everyone. It affirms that if we choose to listen, our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us. It also 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, Mind-Body Nutrition goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the 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 psychology, awareness, meal timing, and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. It offers practical and results oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times

How is Integrated Therapy Services’ Approach Different?

Far too long, we have been inundated by negative messages about food, weight, and diet. We’ve been told that we are willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism.

At Integrated Therapy Services, we combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology, by eliminating all the “should” and “shouldn’ts.” We focus on what’s right for your body and your personal style. As we work together, eating and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating gave Integrated Therapy Services the tools to help clients reach their highest goals through strategies that nourish.

 

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