My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Macy Migchelbrink

What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach?

I wanted to become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach to explore the deeper meaning behind binge eating and overeating. These unwanted symptoms began in college for many of my girlfriends as well as myself. I was also craving a career change after struggling with my first job out of college. It became clear to me, after Yoga Teacher Training, that the next phase of evolution was to become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach.

What do you love about being an Eating Psychology Coach?

I love helping people arrive at that ‘ah ha’ moment after explaining mind-body nutrition, dynamic eating psychology, the relaxation response, etc. It’s like the darkness has been lifted and they can finally see and understand why their unwanted habits are showing up in their lives. I love stepping into my role as a teacher, healer, and role model for a positive relationship with food and body. If I can help someone overcome, or even better understand why binge eating and overeating are present in their lives, I feel fulfilled and grateful for sharing what I’ve learned.

What does your practice look like?

I offer my clients different options to work with me depending on their stories and lifestyles. I specialize in binge eating, overeating, and negative body image. Often I use yoga, mindful movement, and meditation practices in conjunction with eating psychology to address these concerns. If my clients are in the Denver Metro area, we will most likely meet in person for the initial consultation and other special assignments. I have also found that coaching on the phone is effective, convenient, and powerful for both my client and myself. I offer one-on-one sessions, 60-90 minutes long sessions that run weekly or bi-weekly, and require at least a 90-day commitment to my coaching. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation for new clients interested in working with me. I will only coach people who have an open heart to healing, are committed to working on themselves, and are ready to transform their relationship with food and body.

How did your education at the Institute prepare you to work successfully with clients?

My education as a Certified Eating Psychology Coach provided me 250 hours of life changing wisdom, content, and knowledge about how to successfully work with clients. I have that information available to me for the rest of my life, and review it often to keep my practice fresh. The Institute also understands the importance of community, and provides all the eating psychology coaches an online forum and live events to share ideas and network with each other, so we can remain on the cutting edge in our field.

What was your favorite aspect of the Training?

My favorite aspect of the program was learning the content and going through the modules. It was the most time intensive and impactful part of the program.

How has being an Eating Psychology Coach impacted your professional life/financial well-being?

Being a Certified Eating Psychology Coach has helped me transition into the holistic health field from a corporate management position. It has transformed my personal relationship with food and body, and has given me a wisdom I never would have found without the program. In terms of my financial well-being, it is hard to do good work in the world today. I believe that the universe will work for me, not against me if I keep putting myself out there and sharing my wisdom in whatever outlets that I can. Then the energy of money will flow freely.

How has being an Eating Psychology Coach impacted you personally?

My personal life has transformed in the best of ways. I now understand my own relationship with food and body, which I’m so incredibly grateful for. Without this wisdom, I would be stuck in my own mind, putting food before my personal relationships, reaching for food to numb those ‘tough to handle’ situations, and stuffing my emotions down with food. Now I can drop into relaxation, feel through the tough emotions without self-sabotaging, and see with eyes of compassion.

What do you see for yourself in your future as an Eating Psychology Coach – where is your work evolving towards?

I see myself building a group retreat program that includes yoga, meditation, nature, eating psychology, and lifestyle design all brought together to transform people’s lives. I am working with clients one-on-one now to see what works best in order to build a group program. I want to hold travel teaching workshops at yoga studios and other venues for potential clients to get a sense of what the group retreat program would be like. I can envision building an online Hungry YOGA community, and building virtual programs that will reach people internationally.

Why would you recommend the Training to others?

Yes! I only recommend Trainings that I believe in, and that have made a positive difference in my life!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I feel so grateful that I have the consciousness of a Certified Eating Psychology Coach.

NAME:Macy Migchelbrink

BIO: Macy Migchelbrink is an Eating Psychology Coach, Yoga Teacher, and holds a degree in Business Management and Leadership from The University of Kansas. Her specialties include binge eating, overeating, and negative body image. Hungry YOGA® infuses methods using eating psychology, yoga philosophy, and living mindfully.

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