My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Jessica Uys

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? As a BodyTalk practitioner, I’m fascinated by the MindBody connection and the impact of thoughts, emotions, and belief systems on the human body. After working in this area for a few years, the field of nutrition became an obvious area of enquiry for me – clients would ask questions about it, and I became curious about the impact of nutrition on their wellbeing. I resear [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Stella Metzner

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? After I had some very stressful and strenuous times in my life I began to have a lot of health issues. I couldn’t figure out what it was. I gained weight and started having skin issues among other things. I changed my diet many times and tried so many different fad diets and shakes, and remedies and exercises, and at a certain point I just did not know what to even put [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Fran Patoskie

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I was helping people lose weight by working out and dieting, but I saw over and over again how frustrated they would be after their program ended. It seemed as if they didn’t learn anything at all that would create lasting change. My heart would break when all they focused on was the amount of weight lost as success. I knew there was something more. What do you l [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Lynne Bowsher

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I had been searching for a program for some time related to nutrition and the body. The moment I discovered Eating Psychology I knew it was exactly what I had been looking for! As a long time yoga instructor, the Eating Psychology work helps to augment my knowledge of yogic philosophy and the mind body connection for my students/clients. I felt that this program would allo [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Louise Jeffrey

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? My own struggles with emotional eating, overeating, and binge eating, led me to seek out ways to help heal my relationship with food. I found Marc David and absolutely loved the principles and concepts of Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. I then decided to study to become and Eating Psychology Coach. What do you love about being an Eating Psychology Coach?

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Lisa Bojarski

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I am an Eating Psychology and Holistic Nutrition Practitioner living and working in Auckland, New Zealand, though I am originally from the United States. Becoming an Eating Psychology Coach and starting my own practice has felt like the most natural and organic extension of who I am as a person and how I want to show up in this world in a professional capacity. With my bac [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Rachel Barach

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I struggled for years with health, weight and negative body image and as soon as I felt the transformation in my own relationship with food and body, I knew I wanted to help others on their paths – to let the wound become the gift. I wanted to take a holistic approach in my work with clients and the language of Mind Body Nutrition really resonated with me. In my most des [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Mónica del Valle

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? Forty-four years struggling with weight and body image in which no matter what I did I was always thinking that the goal was “almost there” but “failing” at the end… gaining and losing between 30 and 40 pounds, always feeling that there was something wrong with me, though at the same time deep inside knowing that there had to be another way of approaching thes [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Susan Hannigan

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I had been coaching for about a decade when I came across Marc and the Institute. I was looking for something to add to my practice that I cared about and shake things up. Things were fine but kind of flat. I think that was a reflection of where I was personally. I was in need of reawakening and maybe a bit uncomfortable. I, like most American females, have been dealing [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Christie Rosen

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I became interested in being an Eating Psychology coach after a decade of struggling with my own health concerns, including digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and anxiety. In my search to heal myself, I became passionate about helping others heal from similar issues because I knew from my own experience how difficult it is to feel that you don’t have the guidance you ar [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Teri Lynn

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? Because it's a super sexy title! But, seriously, I was seeing the same things that Marc David was seeing; even if people had the tools to make progress, most couldn't employ them at all or for more than a short period of time. There was a disconnect but I didn't have the education to know how to approach them in a way that would bring more success. I also noticed other coaches [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Lena Degtyar

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I have been interested in personal growth since I accidentally ended up attending a Mind-Body Awareness group when I was 24. I have been going to that group for nearly two years and it made me appreciate the power of psychology and how it can contribute to building healthier communication and relationships. Six years later, when I moved to a different country, due to stress [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Laura Moss

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? Prior to participating in the certification training with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I had been exposed to many of their cutting-edge philosophies and soul-based teachings via social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. The way those truths spoke to and affirmed the beliefs and practices by which I’ve strived to live my adult life made my decision t [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Amy Woods

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I fell in love with both Emily & Marc’s inspiring energy for this work. What they were suggesting just made so much sense and awoke a passionate curiosity in me. I began to understand that my body wasn’t against me, but trying to communicate with me. It completely changed my life. I knew it was my calling to do the course and support others on their journeys. What do [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I became aware of Marc David and The Institute for the Psychology of Eating after I completed my certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I felt at the time that Marc’s teaching and the certification would better enable me to secure the niche I was determined to work with – women and men whose relationship with food is mired in fear and confu [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Melissa Story

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I wanted to become an Eating Psychology Coach because it was time for me to stop hiding in shame from the suffering that I had been through with my own disordered eating, and instead step into the light and start helping others who were currently suffering. What do you love about being an Eating Psychology Coach? What I love most about being an Eating Psychology [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Dawn MacLaughlin

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I enrolled in the Psychology of Eating Certification program in order to find some answers to my own battle with food. I had no intention or idea of becoming a coach. However, as I experienced the truly transformational nature of this work, as I experienced how my own life was changed, I felt a calling. I knew I had received a gift that I needed to share with others. I [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Susan Taylor

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I didn’t know I wanted to be an Eating Psychology Coach! Having been in practice as a holistic health coach for 5 years, I had always known intuitively that clients needed so much more than just advice on nutritional protocols and lifestyle tips. By nature, I have always listened with my heart to the deeper messages clients reveal in a session. When I became aware of the [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Nina Manolson

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? For over 25 years, it’s been my privilege and honor to help women reclaim themselves and make peace with their bodies. Becoming a Certified Eating Psychology Coach put the pieces together for me and finally created a complete picture with all the modalities and techniques I’ve accumulated over the years. In my work, I’ve witnessed women struggle with trying to change [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Amy Bondar

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? In my nutrition practice I have always been drawn to working with people on the mental and emotional level. I feel that nourishing the mind and soul and helping people resolve the stresses that are often at the root of their eating and weight challenges, are significant components to helping them make long-lasting change. I’ve done a lot of work over the years with many cli [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Julia Curry

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I was consumed with food and body image challenges for much of my life. In my quest for healing, I sought counselors, nutritionists, and read numerous spiritual psychology books, while praying that somehow I could be freed from these struggles. When that didn’t work, I would bargain with God, hoping that the next diet, supplement protocol, and cleanse would resolve m [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Bridget Jane

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? I had come to a place in my life, both professionally and personally, in which I KNEW that weight, health, and energy were NOT just about food, exercise, calories, and equations. I KNEW these things yet I had no “evidence” to back me and I felt obligated to teach what I had been taught as a Dietitian and uphold the values of my professional body. I was looking for answe [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Cynthia Lehew-Nehrbass

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach in the first place? After over three decades in professional dance education, and many additional years of experience dealing with my own body image and eating issues - as well as those of other dancers I’ve worked with - I felt called to expand my knowledge and teaching into a different arena. I was looking into Master’s programs for holistic nutrition, dance thera [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Jenna Abernathy

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? What propelled me to become and Eating Psychology Coach is my lifelong struggle with disordered eating. In particular, there was one moment though, when I was so full of inner turmoil and hopelessness that I made a vow to myself that if I ever got off this roller coaster I would help other people. I searched for how to do that for a long time and studying at The Institu [...]

  • My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach: Anita Avalos

    What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach? Having had my own struggles with my relationship to food, chronic dieting, and a less than loving relationship to my body, I know just how painful and frustrating this can be. As a result, I have made it my mission to help as many women as possible create both body confidence and freedom from dieting so they can fully express their gifts in the world. Although I was helpi [...]

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