My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Caitlin McCarthy
What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach?
Two main things, really. Firstly, I am an Accredited Nutritionist and always felt like there was “something missing” in my training. I looked into studying herbs, and becoming a Naturopath, but that didn’t feel right. I then stumbled across the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Everything I read about the Certification Program and the content totally resonated with me. It just clicked and felt right! Secondly, I have suffered from an intense eating disorder in the past. Helping women to bypass that completely, or at least get out of that space faster than they could on their own is what makes me feel fulfilled.
What do you love about being an Eating Psychology Coach?
I learn just as much from my clients as they learn from me. I love that I can help people anywhere in the world who have an internet connection and a desire to better understand that where they are currently in their lives is not where they have to remain. I love the integrity and purpose of the amazing tribe of Certified Eating Psychology Coaches. I love to witness positive changes in my clients and the way they transform and grow! Believe me, I could go on and on.
What does your practice look like?
I offer a 5 month program. Each session is conducted via Skype. There is a one day VIP intensive which is done in person. My clients tend to be females under the age of 40. They seek my help with any/many of the following issues: not feeling good enough, having food obsessions, constant dieting, confusion about what to eat and what not to eat, additions to sugar, feeling super overwhelmed, exhaustion and stress, binge eating, feeling “stuck” in life, just feeling a bit disillusioned, and so “over it”
How did your education at the Institute prepare you to work successfully with clients?
Throughout the Training, Marc David used many real-life clients/case studies to illustrate how we could apply all the knowledge we were learning to a variety of different situations. Not only were these really interesting, but they were also very informative. Marc is such a wealth of knowledge and experience – this was very valuable. Emily Rosen also did a whole module on the business side as well – supercritical information!
What was your favorite aspect of the Training?
I loved the downloadable audios in the course. Given that everyone is so busy these days, the ease of being able to “study” – while driving, going for a run, working, anything really – is so amazing. However, my absolute favorite part was the live event at the end of the Training. This event really was the “icing on the cake.” The vibe and atmosphere, being able to put faces to names, basking in the knowledge that you’ve completed the Training, and actually “done it” – wow, such magic.
How has being an Eating Psychology Coach impacted your professional life/financial well-being?
Professionally, I feel as though I’ve found my missing link. I love food and nutrition. Always have and always will. But the heart and soul of the eater can no longer be ignored. I know this from working with my clients and from my own self-knowledge. On areas that would have stumped me previously, I now have so many incredible tools. I feel much more well-rounded in my business! The Training also provides a refreshing and empowering perspective on financial compensation for services. This helped me to feel a lot more at ease in the business area.
How has being an Eating Psychology Coach impacted you personally?
I can’t even begin to explain it. Just knowing that I am making an impact on how the female population lives amazes me. Playing my part by serving and encouraging women to establish boundaries, look after themselves, be at ease instead of stressed, reconnecting to themselves, educating them about pleasure – love it all.
What do you see for yourself in your future as an Eating Psychology Coach – where is your work evolving towards?
My work is evolving into life coaching, not simply Nutrition and Eating Psychology Coaching. I’m helping my clients really learn how to connect to the Divine – to themselves – and learning how to use this in their everyday lives. It is fascinating, rewarding, and challenging, and it really lights my fire.
Why would you recommend the Training to others?
I cannot personally recommend another organization on the planet that runs with such integrity and soul as the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. The content that you get with this Training is fantastic. The staff support is fabulous. Marc David is really easy to listen to and understand. The personal growth you will experience during the Training is amazing. And the continued transformation that follows the Training is both challenging and fun! I couldn’t recommend the Training more. Regardless of whether you want to use this Training professionally or if you just want to do it for personal interest – DO IT! You certainly will not be disappointed.
NAME: Caitlin McCarthy, Transformational Speaker, Nutritionist & Coach
BUSINESS: My Divine Life
BIO: Caitlin is the founder of Divine Diva Day and My Divine Life. I am an Accredited Nutritionist, Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1, Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Personal Trainer. I currently coach clients 1-on-1, predominantly via Skype. I absolutely love serving, and sharing my passion for food, health (on all levels), pleasure, connection, and play with the world!
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