Perhaps as a professional you have a driving passion to help others heal and transform their health, but lately your business is just not what you want it to be. When you set up shop as a business owner you had visions of helping clients change their lives. But sometimes it can feel like you’re in a slump.

If you’re in a helping profession and your business has a hit a plateau, it might be time to consider up-leveling your offerings. Every day new coach trainings pop up in the market and the choices can be dizzying. It’s challenging to decide which option can best serve you in your efforts to expand and reach new heights as a business owner.

If you’re looking for new and powerful tools and skills in your efforts to make a difference in the world, one option you may want to consider is becoming an Eating Psychology Coach. This is a certification that can set you apart from the sea of health coaches currently in the marketplace.

Here are 5 reasons why becoming an Eating Psychology Coach can transform your practice:

1. You want to get results with your clients.

Whether you’re a dietician, nutrition counselor, a nurse, a personal trainer or other type of coach in the health arena the number one priority is to help clients get results. Perhaps you have clients who are trying to lose weight or let go of painful thoughts or put an end to emotional eating. Whatever the case may be, you need the right tools to help your clients make sustainable change in their lives.

Here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating we train coaches in the fields of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition, both cutting-edge fields offering powerful tools to help individuals address some of the most common eating challenges of our day – overeating, binge eating, chronic dieting, emotional eating, weight, body image, and others.

Getting results with clients requires identifying the root cause of a challenge and instilling them with the necessary skills to make change. Eating Psychology Coaches are trained to do this. They view food and eating challenges as a doorway of opportunity – a chance to go deeper to help clients unearth answers for themselves to transform current difficult habits.

2. You have sophisticated skills in nutrition science but something is missing.

You could be the world’s most knowledgeable nutritionist and still find yourself left scratching your head when it comes to working with your clients. You do your best to impart your wisdom regarding optimal eating, but nothing changes. This might be time to look at incorporating a more heart-centered approach to health and healing.

Eating Psychology Coaches are the only coaches in the world trained in the psychology of eating. They take the discussion of “eat this” and “don’t eat that” one step further by understanding who we are as eaters. It’s not just about “what” you eat – it’s more about the “why”. Eating Psychology Coaches help clients view eating and health challenges as opportunities into deeper relationships with food, self and body. By taking a heart, mind, body and soul approach to coaching, Eating Psychology Coaches can lead clients into powerful, personal transformation.

3. You want to expand the scope of your practice.

With more and more health coaches flooding into the market, it may be time to consider expanding your tools and skills. Training as an Eating Psychology Coach is a chance to empower yourself with new and unique knowledge and an opportunity to help current clients who have had difficulty with change. If you’re someone with a decent client load who is looking to add new offerings to your practice and expand even further, working as an Eating Psychology Coach could help take you to the next level.

In addition to being able to offer general knowledge in nutrition you can now coach clients to understand the psychology behind their choices, decisions, road blocks and goals. Clients can have a deeper look into why they make certain choices with food or why they have trouble letting go of a challenging habit, or why they resist exercise, for example. Working as an Eating Psychology Coach adds another layer of opportunity for both you and your clients.

4. You want to earn more money.

Training as an Eating Psychology Coach is a chance to be able to bring in more money as a practitioner. Sometimes, helping professionals and coaches are challenged by the thought of money. They’re drawn to the coaching profession because of the desire to help others, but there’s tension between that desire and the need to earn money.

The bottom line is anyone who is making a career as a coach or practitioner needs to earn a living. If you possess powerful skills and tools, you should be paid for what you’re worth. It IS okay to want to earn more money.

Adding a certification as an Eating Psychology Coach to your current practice may allow you to charge more for your services. Not only will you be able to provide nutrition coaching but you can add eating psychology services to your offerings. This will set you apart from other practitioners and make it possible for you to earn additional income.

5. You have a love of learning.

Sometimes you just have a desire to learn more. You are interested in cutting-edge tools in your field and looking to take your knowledge to the next level. Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition are both new fields in the health coaching arena that are changing the conversation regarding health, body, mind, food and self.

Training as an Eating Psychology Coach can breathe new life into your business and infuse new excitement into your practice. With a fresh outlook you may find yourself with newfound energy to spread your message far and wide and the result may be a chance to reinvigorate your business – and yourself!

So if you’re looking for new ways to up level your business – consider training as an Eating Psychology Coach. You’ll gain powerful new and cutting-edge skills, tools and knowledge to help your clients while watching your business grow.

Warm Regards,

The Institute for the Psychology of Eating
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About The Author
Emily Rosen

Emily Rosen is the Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations in addition to her role as Senior Teacher. With an extensive and varied background in nutritional science, counseling, natural foods, the culinary arts, conscious sex education, mind body practices, business management and marketing, Emily brings a unique skill-set to her role at the Institute. She has also been a long-term director and administrator for Weight Loss Camps and Programs serving teens and adults and has held the position of Executive Chef at various retreat centers. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to teach, counsel, manage, and be at the forefront of the new wave of professionals who are changing the way we understand the science and psychology of eating and sexuality. Emily is also co -founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship.