Mind-Body Nutrition Coaching
What is Mind-Body Nutrition Coaching?
Mind-Body Nutrition Coaching 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 Coaching reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. And it offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.
What is the difference between psychotherapy and coaching?
While there are some similarities between coaching and psychotherapy, they are very different activities. Psychotherapy is a health care service and is usually reimbursable through health insurance policies. This is not true for coaching since the focus of coaching is development and implementation of strategies to reach client-identified goals of enhanced performance and personal satisfaction. The primary focus of psychotherapy are identification, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and nervous disorders. The relationship between the coach and client is specifically designed to avoid the power differentials that occur in the psychotherapy relationship.
How will Mind-Body Nutrition Coaching help me?
Mind-Body Nutrition Coaching will transform your relationship with food with lasting results. It is an integrative approach that addresses mind, body, and spirit. It is not a quick fix or a calories in-calories out method created to make you eat less and exercise more. There is no food deprivation in Mind-Body Nutrition Coaching. It is a breakthrough approach to your challenges with food and health. Dr. Katherine guides you beyond the food into a space of exploration of the personal dimensions that affect your weight, health, and eating behaviors. She provides you with nutritional strategies that nourish, not punish. Mind-Body Nutrition Coaching will release you from toxic nutritional beliefs and free you to experience food and body in a positive, compassionate, and empowering way.