Testimonials: Our Eating Psychology Graduates
Thinking about taking the next step to become an Eating Psychology Coach™? Check out what our many talented graduates have to say about this groundbreaking and unique Training:
It is hard for me to put into words just how much this work has meant to me. By far, the training I have received from IPE has been the best thing I have done for myself both professionally and personally. It has completely changed the way I coach and connect with my clients, not to mention how I show up in my own life. I knew I wanted to take my clients to a whole new level with their relationship to food and body, but felt really limited in how to make that happen. I struggled with how to take them out of the diet mentality and into feeling more trust and compassion with themselves. That was until I discovered Marc David. I knew I had found my teacher, my mentor, and HAD to study with him, but I could have never imagined just how rich this training would have been. What Marc and IPE have created is unlike anything out there. It is a soul-level kind of training that asks you to look deeply and honestly at yourself, life, and the cultural connections we have about the body, food, and health. Covering everything from fatigue to weight-loss to how to show up fully for your clients, they have left no stone unturned. I can say from the bottom of my heart that I am a better coach, person, daughter, and partner because of this work. I feel so excited to share these teachings through my work because I know first-hand how powerful they are. It’s a one-of-a-kind training that I feel so lucky to have experienced.
Holistic Health, Eating Psychology + Body-Food Relationship Coach
When I made the decision to enroll in IPE I was already a certified Health/Nutrition Coach, but felt the need to go deeper. I knew this was my life calling, but I lacked the understanding and confidence to work with clients in the meaningful and profound way that I knew I needed to. It is difficult to sum up in a few words how grateful I am for IPE and how much it has impacted my life. Simply put, it has been life-changing. Marc David is one of those rare teachers and mentors who has the ability to share his heart and soul with his students so generously and with so much authenticity, wisdom and insight, that you can’t help but pour yourself into this work. He shares himself and his wisdom in such an open, sincere and transparent way that he holds nothing back. His enthusiasm and passion for his life’s work shines through and is so powerful, so inspiring, so deeply valuable that it is truly priceless. I can’t express my gratitude to him and his staff enough, and my only regret really, is that I will miss them dearly when I graduate.
Holistic Health + Eating Psychology Coach
I cannot begin to express my gratitude for Marc David and his teachings. Throughout IPE’s Professional Training and after reading, The Slow Down Diet, I experienced a personal transformation that was so profound and affected me in many facets of my everyday life. After years and years of reading all the books and looking for answers from the “experts”, I finally learned to listen to the true expert, my inner nutritionist. I am liberated from the constant search for the “right” answers and come from a place of clarity and connection to my own body that was once missing for me. I am now able to use my energy and focus in a more productive manner. On a professional level, Marc’s words of wisdom and language have empowered me to create a platform for my workshops and one-on-one coaching. I never give a talk or work with a client without delving into the missing piece of the puzzle that became evident during the IPE program: It is not just what we eat, it really is about how we eat. My clients are fascinated and achieve long-term results when they slow down, take pleasure in the eating experience, and become fully engaged in the nourishment process. They usually come to the realization that feeling nourished is not just about the food. I have the skill set and am able to guide and encourage this mind-body connection since studying at IPE. I love what I do not only because it is my passion, but also because I can work with people in a meaningful and transformative way. As I continue to grow personally and professionally, I will hear Marc’s voice and always have him to thank as one of my greatest and most influential teachers.
Eating Psychology + Nutrition Expert – Founder of “Kale & Chocolate”
When a dear friend suggested I sing up for IPE’s new training, I was rather hesitant: wasn’t I already a Health and Life coach? Didn’t I know enough about nutrition already? Hadn’t I taken other top-notch classes? Was the investment really worth it? Looking back, I needn’t worry. During our first class Marc David promised us to give us back every penny’s worth of tuition, and oh, did he over-deliver! Marc is both a passionate and compassionate teacher, gladly sharing every nugget of wisdom that has come his way – and trust me, with over 25 years of experience in the field, that’s not to be taken lightly. The personal and professional growth I have experienced during my time with IPE is unlike any other: it’s been a deep and joyful journey, and it’s still bearing wonderful fruits. Before starting this training I knew I was a good coach. Now, thanks to Marc and his team, I know I am a special one.
Eating Psychology Coach + Founder – “Smart Girls Don’t Diet”
I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind-Body Nutrition Training. It has truly been one of the best choices I’ve ever made as it relates to education and training in the field of nutrition. Marc truly revealed the root cause of many concerns that millions of people deal with daily. When I signed up it was with the idea to learn more in order to help my clients. However, I soon realized there were areas in my own life I needed to address around weight, stress, and learning how to relax. Because of this training I’ve made changes in my life and I’m empowered and more encouraged than ever before to do what I love most – to bless others by sharing knowledge. I now feel the freedom to have an open mind to look into the deeper issues with my clients than what shows on the surface. I certainly believe clients need more than just a regimen of supplements, exercise, and diets full of restrictions; but instead we should embrace the body, mind and spirit. I highly recommend this training for anyone who is seeking to better themselves and for any practitioner who wants to guide their clients to a place of total health and wellbeing.
Consultant + Founder of Toi’s Natural Health Center
Even though I had great doubts about doing an online education, the IPE program turned out to suit me extremely well. I so appreciated it because I could listen to the lessons at a time that suited me and at my own pace, and take my notes without missing any part that I deemed important. I value group exchange immensely and making genuine connections with others is important to me. In this regard, I had plenty of opportunities to interact with my colleagues in the online forums. I was also fortunate to meet most of them personally during the two gatherings organized by IPE in Boulder. In addition, as a book worm, I delighted in reading the recommended books for the program. Some of these books were written by authors who were unknown to me, thus bringing new and refreshing views on old subjects as well as giving me a better and deeper understanding of the principles of Dynamic Eating Psychology. As for Marc David, the founder of IPE, he had been teaching me through his books and blogs long before I became his “official” student. Marc is a nutrition alchemist and one who infuses the mundane and seemingly irrelevant events of life with the sacred. His views of the world are intense, inspiring and, above all, he can be quite fun! He is a passionate being, a man who “got it”! Marc has also a great and eclectic wisdom. Somehow, he has managed to collect and sew together all that really matters in life in a sort of exquisite patchwork quilt design! Marc’s impact on people’s lives is so great that I even wonder if he will ever be truly able to grasp the extent with which he can touch others and be an instrument of transformation in their lives. One thing for sure: if he would die today, he could go with the absolute certainty that he has changed the world for better! Be prepared though: as you go along the course material, life will be the one “testing” your knowledge of everything you learned during the program. If you are not willing to evolve, don’t apply! Capacity to change and expand as well as to step out of your comfort zone are main requirements to a successful completion of the program. Last but absolutely not least, I had all support that I needed from everybody who works at IPE. They stand on their own right as very special, loving and caring people! It was a wonderful and fulfilling journey for me. I feel very privileged that I could do this training and highly recommend it to anyone who is willing to leap both professionally and personally!
Junia Pais Macedo van Overbeek
As someone who has lost and kept off a significant amount of weight after years of yo-yo dieting, I knew when I started on my coaching career that there was something missing in my training. The technical skills of holistic nutrition and the life skills of coaching seemed to leave out the most important part of the equation – the PERSON. My nutrition training taught me how to make meal plans, and my coaching training taught me to ask the client “what” they were going to do, but none of it ever taught me to ask “WHY”. In fact, most traditional coaching programs tell us NOT to ask “why”. We’re taught to pull the client out of their story, and to focus on “what” they’d like to do and create an action plan. While this approach works for business and career, when it comes to something as deeply complex as food and body image, simple instructions and goals just don’t work. There needs to be something more, something needs to shift INSIDE the person first - but none of my training equipped me for that. I was ecstatic when I found Marc David and the Eating Psychology Coach Training. It was so refreshing to be in a program that “got it”, and where my teacher and mentor shared my deeply held core values that, as humans, we are so much more than “calories in, and calories out”. I learned that when it comes to a person’s relationship with food, it is such a personal journey and that their story is truly THE most important aspect of the whole journey. Finally, I have the tools to really help my clients learn to make the internal shifts they need to make. I feel like my eyes have been opened, and just that portion alone well worth the investment. As I serve a corporate market, this has totally changed my approach with clients, as slowing down and relaxing into life is truly the first place I need to work with them, not just on a meal plan! On a personal level, I would also like to add, that I LOVE food, I express my creativity in the meals I prepare, I share love in the meals I share, and going through this training, it was so wonderful and liberating to finally be able to celebrate that relationship and to know it’s not only okay, its beautiful. I am forever changed both personally and professionally. For anyone who really wants to truly serve their clients, I cannot say enough about this training. Do it, it will change your life!
Executive Health & Success Coach
In all of the other nutrition and coaching programs I have participated in, I felt like something was missing. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but I always felt hungry even after the last meal of the course was served. As a Health and Wellness Coach, I knew I could inform my clients with the health and nutrition knowledge I possessed, but I also had a feeling that it wasn’t necessarily enough to create change and transformation. That was 6 months ago. Today it’s a different story. Why? Because I studied at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and it changed everything. This program is the real deal. The introductory classes were full of “aha” moments and pages and pages of notes for me. Although, it was just the beginning, my perspective on nutrition and healing was completely changed. In this training, I have laughed, cried, jumped for joy, and gazed up above and said thank you. One of the most important messages I connected with from the very beginning of the training is the idea of looking at unwanted symptom, disease, and habit as a message from the divine to be listened to, embraced, loved. By using this metaphor with clients, I have seen amazing transformations. The main teacher- Marc David, possesses an enormous amount of experience, training, and insight into this work and it shows. He is not only very well trained and educated, but also an effective teacher. My perspective and coaching philosophy changed because of his teachings. And my own life and the lives of my clients have been forever touched. I would recommend the IPE training to anyone looking to fully understand issues related to food, body, and weight and who want to work with clients to create lasting transformation. The modules cover everything and anything you will need to know to do this work. The community is very supportive. The weekly calls with Marc are alone worth the value of the program. It’s everything you need to be an effective coach, an inspired, fully-alive human being, and more.
Lauren Noreen M.Ed., R.Y.T.
Eating Psychology + Wellness Coach | Beyond Food Wellness
My experience with the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training has been life changing. I entered the training following my deep intuition, not knowing exactly what to expect, and at the same time knowing that I was exactly where I was supposed to be. This work has not only enhanced my professional work, it has been personally transformative as well. My own relationships with food, eating challenges and body image issues have been given a voice to express a full, vibrant life in each moment. The timing of the training was perfect for me both personally and professionally. The structure of this training is so similar to the work I do as a Samyama Practitioner. I now have deeper places to work with clients. Samyama, a heart-centered practice of presence and embodiment, dovetails so perfectly with everything I have learned. I have a whole new understanding of how challenges with eating can be a portal into a person’s soul. The success of the program is transmitted through the gifted people who bring this work into the world, Marc David and Emily Rosen. Their dedication to the integrity of this work sets this program apart from most other programs of this kind.
Center of the Hearts Longing-Psychology of Eating Coach, Samyama Practitioner
When I first found the Institute for the Psychology of Eating I was floundering as a Holistic Health Coach, wondering if I had made a mistake. I loved what I was doing but something was missing, and my clients were not getting the long-term results that I had hoped for. I felt like a fake and a fraud and, as a result, the weight that I had fought so hard to release was coming back and I didn’t know why. During the Eating Psychology Coach Training, I learned the power of stress physiology and how so many factors can place you into stress, especially one’s thoughts. Marc David also confirmed what I had suspected: sugar, caffeine and alcohol are not necessarily the devil, and they can be enjoyed in moderation. Slow eating, deep breathing and gut wisdom gave me the tools to help my clients increase energy, release weight and keep it off. As I finished my Eating Psychology Coaching Certification, I am stepping into my mission in total confidence that I can help women transform by sharing tools that allow them to heal and grow. My need to “fix” my clients has left, and I am full of relief that I don’t have to be the perfect eater while strutting the perfect body. Through my experience with IPE I am continuing to heal myself and that healing makes my work with clients so powerful.
Holistic Health + Eating Psychology Coach
My experience at IPE has been a major catalyst for my growth as a human being on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level. Not long after beginning the program, I felt an instant shift in the way I negatively judged my eating habits and body weight. Instead of seeing my compulsions around food as a horrible and shameful behavior, I began to see them instead as a doorway into a deeper understanding of what truly hindered me from loving myself as I am. IPE has opened my eyes to the many ways that our culture helps create an unhealthy view around food and body. We are trained to value physical appearance over our innate authenticity – which leads to a host of common issues, like negative body image, binge eating, chronic dieting, and feelings of unworthiness, to name a few. In acknowledging how our values have been skewed, IPE teaches us to realign with our highest goals – which should be to become our true authentic selves. In becoming the person we are meant to be, the body will inevitably become what it is meant to be. Through taking this training, I have developed into an informed, awake, and inspired healer. IPE has also helped me to develop a more solid understanding of the Divine – the belief in something beyond what I can see with my own two eyes. For a long time, I considered myself an agnostic, in that I acknowledged that something greater than myself existed, but I wasn’t quite sure what it was. I now hold a more trusting, magical, and inspiring view of the world (or the Universe), and hold the belief that every physical symptom experienced in the body is a Divine message nudging us in the direction of self-evolution. As a final comment on the program, Marc David presents the material in a way that is engaging, fluid, and natural. He is inspiring, piercing, and light-hearted all in one breath. I have such a deep appreciation and respect for him, as a healer and as a revolutionary in the world of nourishment and nutritional science. Having the ability to call in and ask questions via live teleclass bi-monthly has been such a connecting and integral part of my IPE experience. I am beyond satisfied with my training at IPE. Not only has it prepared me for a career in the healing profession, but it has also empowered me with the internal guidance and wisdom to align my mind, body, and soul with my highest goals.
Nourishment Psychology Coach
If you are looking to grow and evolve, both personally and professionally, look no further. The Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training is full of refreshing insights, cutting-edge nutritional wisdom and practical and powerful tools. This Training goes far beyond foundational nutrition. It soars into the heart and soul of the eater. It is an exploration into how we can transform our relationship with food, our bodies and ourselves, and help our clients to do the same. I have been practicing for 10 years and have never found this nutritional wisdom anywhere else. This course has inspired me, energized me, reignited the love for what I do and has made me a finer Nutritional Therapist. Marc David is truly a Nutritional Sage and one of the greatest mentors and teachers I have had on my journey.
Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Nutritional Therapist + Eating Psychology Coach
I ﬁrst heard Marc David speak several years ago and was absolutely fascinated by what he had to say. I bought his book The Slow Down Diet and have referred to it many times. When I heard about his Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training and saw the wide range of topics covered in this program, I knew I wanted to dive in deeper and learn more. The training more than exceeded my expectations. I have not come across the information taught in his program anywhere else. IPE has been hugely transformational in my life and allowed me to understand areas of my past where I had undigested life experiences as well as how important it is to experience the wide range of emotions that we all have.The training goes way beyond looking to physical food to nourish us and outlines how we are nourished as a whole person, in our life experiences, our relationships, our careers, our spirituality and with our own body. I was impressed with the abundance of counselor tools that were offered through this program and feel more than equipped with the skills I need to work with a wide range of clients. I highly recommend this training to anyone who wants to expand and grow both personally and professionally.
Eating Psychology Coach
Thank you, Marc David, for offering this fabulous training! The material covered along with your amazing presentation skills were well worth my investment on every level. I appreciate the clarity and frankness of your approach along with your sincerity, love for others, and respect for the human condition that you so radiantly emanate. Your depth of knowledge and perspective is a rarity in this arena. I wholeheartedly recommend this work for everyone!
Eating Psychology Coach + Owner of Good Chia, LLC
Marc David is rare and precious. He is a Teacher’s Teacher, a Coach’s Coach. He is singularly gifted in his ability to convey complex material in an easy to grasp, and easy to use manner. I have had the great fortune of taking two excellent trainings with Marc. The second training was the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training. Marc is a modern sage, sharing his deep wisdom and how he uses working with eating and food and the body all as an entry point to what is really an opportunity for an ultimate and deep spiritual and personal transformation. As a result of the training, I learned the central importance of being whole, authentic, and integrated, and bringing this lived experience into my coaching. By simply listening to Marc and how he teaches from the depths of his experience, it modeled a powerful way for me to coach and teach. I discovered how to present material to my clients at different levels and to be able to share the science and facts that really help support what I am teaching my clients. And I came away with so many great and creative examples of homework assignments and exercises for clients. I cannot recommend his training highly enough! The material is comprehensive, and presented it in an engaging, easy, and comfortable style. I loved my time with the Institute, and I incorporate the teachings on a daily basis in my life and work.
AnaLisa Rutstein, MA, CHC, CHT
Certified Eating Psychology Coach
Participating in IPE’s Professional Certification Program was a transformative experience for me both personally and professionally. Having spent the last 25 years in the arena of health and wellness, I was transfixed by the depth and wisdom Marc David brings to his Professional Programs. There is no doubt that he is the international leader in the world of Eating Psychology. His body of work is a critical additional to anyone working in the world of nutrition, nourishment and wellness. I was a changed woman upon completion, and my client base has deeply benefited and flourished as a result.
Cook, Health + Nourishment Coach
My experience with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating was both personally and professionally transforming. Marc David’s revolutionary yet timeless concepts and thought-provoking exercises resonated deeply with me. They revealed many profound insights about what shapes my beliefs and behavior, as well as my clients’, regarding our relationship with food, weight, health and body image. As a result of the inner work I did in the course, I began cultivating a more soulful, loving relationship with my body—one full of ease, grace, gratitude and acceptance. Thanks to the knowledge, experiences and wisdom that Marc, the IPE team, and my fellow students so graciously shared, I have become a more confident, creative, effective and relaxed coach. I feel more empowered to help my clients cherish and honor their beautiful bodies just as they are. My calling has become more clear—to help women understand, accept, bless and release their life-alienating struggles with food, weight and body image so they can relish a more joy-filled, carefree, peaceful and present-moment life. I am tremendously grateful for all the gifts I have received, and continue to receive, from IPE.
Renee Pletka, CHHC
Eating Psychology + Holistic Health Coach
Eating Psychology + Nutrition Counselor
My history as the manager of a high end catering company in fast paced New York City had left me facing issues around my health prior and during my studies with IPE. Marc David is a master teacher and gave me solutions for my health concerns far beyond the standard medical approach. As a Health Coach and “health nut” I knew about the importance of good nutrition. But what IPE provided me was a whole new understanding of how the thoughts we think and our stress levels have a profound impact on our health. The Training imparted a lesson I will never forget – “The way we assimilate our food is usually a direct mirror of how we assimilate life.” And no matter how many amazing supplements and how much organic food we ingest, if we can’t digest it we aren’t able to assimilate it. The IPE team wove together an extraordinary learning experience, some of which was quite unexpected. I received a whole new perspective on women and their relationship with food and body image that’s distinctively different from my own. Since incorporating what I learned at IPE, I have become a much more compassionate communicator and coach. I will be forever grateful to Marc and his work and recommend IPE to people everywhere I go.
KB Nau, EPC, HHC
Eating Psychology and Health + Wellness Coach
The Institute for the Psychology of Eating has radically changed my life and has given my practice the cutting edge approach that so many fellow professionals desire, both for our clients and our business. Marc David’s brilliant appreciation of women’s healing around food and body is unprecedented. It’s easy to see why he is the world leader in mind-body nutrition. Marc is an absolute rock star without the ego, sharing his wisdom with enormous deep generosity, love and enthusiasm. The most powerful insight I learned was how to tap into pleasure to heal and nourish the body. The slow-down effect has radically changed not only my relationship to body and self, but it’s also been the core of my rockin’ new love life. Why? Because this course grounded me and cemented my divine feminine. When you discover how the body, mind and soul really work, the sense of liberation is one of the greatest gifts. If you want to become a force to reckoned with and boost your business you must study with IPE. You deserve it!
Holistic Health Expert + Founder of Body Love
I knew this program was going to be powerful, as I have followed Marc David’s work for some time. Little did I know the profound impact this work would have on not just my business, but my life, as well. As a personal trainer and Holistic Health Coach, I came to the program with wonderful tools to help people change some of the habits and behaviors that caused them frustration and excess weight. What I’ve come away with is an incredibly enriched tool set and a sense of freedom in my own body that I’ve not felt for many years. Taking the stigma out of excess weight and reframing it as a beautiful message from your body was a paradigm shift in my work. No woman is broken. There is nothing to fix, but rather awareness to cultivate. One of the biggest gifts from the program is the clarity I now have in WHO I’m here to help, HOW I help them and that being FREE in my body allows me to be the best coach I can be. The puzzle of my own story has come together into a mission to heal women from body unhappiness. From this training, I understand that when the spirit heals, the body heals. As women open up to the truth in the messages of their bodies, they can become who they are meant to be. THEN . . . the body can become what it is meant to be. This program is so much more than a certification. It is a journey in healing for the coach and all of the lives he/she will touch.
Julie Felsher, CHHC, CPT
Body Transformation Coach
From the first time I heard Marc David speak, I knew this was an approach I needed to learn more about. At first, I tried pushing away the training because I was involved in too many other programs, but it kept appearing in front of me. I was nervous making the investment at first, but that didn’t last long! I cannot imagine my coaching career without the knowledge I have gained in the Eating Psychology Coach Training. The authenticity, truth, and integrity delivered in this training has been a life changer for me. I finally let go of old patterns and am now free in ways I didn’t realize even existed. I am free from dieting, free from the scale, and free from toxic thinking that has surrounded me my whole life. I’ve now learned to truly step into my body and build real awareness to living a full life – and I’m thrilled to bring this to my clients. I have the confidence to help each and every person that comes to me. The logistics of the course delivery itself provided a seamless experience throughout. I really appreciated the ease of use of the website, and the labeling and descriptors of all the content making organization of the downloads very easy on the computer and iPod. Help was always available in a heartbeat for all questions. There was definitely not a shortage of content! And I LOVED every bit. I am so happy that I plan to go through the material again and again. I could not offer a higher recommendation of this training for anyone coaching clients in the realm of nutrition, food, disordered eating, weight loss, energy, stress, immunity and more! My only regret is that the course has ended. I am honored to be able to help spread this life-changing message to the world. Thank you to the IPE staff for awakening a new me, personally and professionally. And thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this amazing community.
Eating Psychology Coach
When I started practicing nutrition advice and therapy, I quickly realized that nutritional knowledge could only take me so far with obtaining long term healthy results with clients. While the clients I was seeing did not have eating disorders, the majority of them had challenges around food and body image. So I looked for a training program to complement my nutritional expertise and address these challenges. Initially, I could only find traditional nutritionist programs or eating disorder courses, until I discovered IPE’s Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training. As I was reading the details of the course, I felt I had landed on my feet. I enrolled and have not looked back since. My practice is busier than ever and I feel I am making a real difference in my clients’ lives. The training also turned out to be extremely beneficial on a personal level too. I would go as far as saying that this training has changed my life. I learned to love and accept my imperfections, to have a free and peaceful relationship with food and with my body and to relax more into uncertainty. IPE’s professional training is much more than a training program, it’s a personal growth journey and a community of skilled and experienced practitioners based all around the world. I could not recommend it highly enough.
Nutritional Advisor and Eating Psychology Coach
For me, the community and the resources are some of the most memorable part of the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training. I remember the sense of peace and release that joining the training gave me. I signed up a day after an intense episode of bulimia. That episode was the last time the symptom came in my life. The most powerful lesson was the one regarding binge and compulsive eating. I was able to understand under a new light and perspective the wholeness and sacredness of the symptoms. I also found great resources regarding nutrition. Personally I’ve graduated from the symptom of compulsion. This was the most radical healing I had in my life. Professionally I feel empowered and whole, and now I am able to guide my clients also from an emotional and nutritional perspective. I really understand the role of food, not only in body and mind, but also in emotional life. This has been a great experience in my life; one that was full of wisdom, compassion, and growth. I really recommend you to join IPE training – this is not only cutting edge perspective, but has been my golden ticket to home.
I have several academic degrees and have participated in a variety of traditional and eclectic trainings over the years – and what IPE has to offer is totally unique. I learned so much, on all levels – physical, emotional, and spiritual. Marc is a true teacher and sage. He is way ahead of the cultural curve, yet is grounded enough to take into account the day-to-day struggles we encounter with what true nutrition and nourishment really mean.The professional training program is worth so much. It has expanded how I work with my patients and enabled me to approach food and healing in a fresh and profound way that I never thought possible. Marc David is an incredible lecturer. He presents the science and the soul of nourishment with equal passion, and imparts valuable information that facilitates personal transformation. This training can be a path to enhancing your already existing practice in the healing arts, as well as a powerful passage to a new level of being. I fully endorse this training, and Marc’s work!
Elena Giulini, MA
Licensed Acupuncturist + Eating Psychology Counselor
In 2009, while working with one of my health coaching clients on his digestive problems, I inquired about his “eating rhythm.” He immediately asked if I read the Slow Down Diet by Marc David. I told him I hadn’t heard of the book or author, however my curiosity was piqued and planned to look it up my next opportunity. I landed on the Psychology of Eating website, loved what I read and purchased the book immediately. I couldn’t put it down - I loved the content and resonated with Marc’s style, which was very near and dear to my heart. I then read Nourishing Wisdom. Again, another fantastic book. I knew then I would be taking the training. My ‘world of health,’ through this training, has taken my coaching practice and my personal practice to a whole new level and depth in the areas of digestion, energy, fatigue, eating disorders and challenges, weight loss, and immune health to name just a few. Through Marc David’s work, education, experience and passion he has created a program like no other. He has developed a comprehensive eating psychology training along with a fantastic team of people that are as committed to the mission and doing this unique work. They have impacted the world with this training and have made my experience all the better as a result of their passion and dedication. Thank you!
Deborah Van de Grift, CPC, PCC
iPEC Coaching, Owner/VP
Being Health Coaching, Founder
When I first learned of the Eating Psychology Coach Training, I knew intuitively that this is what I had been looking for – the missing piece not only for my clients success, but also for myself. I was in awe of all the tools, materials, methods, and information Marc David shared in this course. My own health was feeling the effects of operating in a stressed state 24/7. As a Personal Trainer for more than 24 years, I have seen clients lose weight and reach their goal only to gain it back a year later. This was not fair to them – there was a huge flaw in the calories in/calories out method. This training presented the missing piece to the lifelong success my clients were looking for. During the training, I was able to completely immerse myself in this process of stressed state vs. relaxed state living, and realized why I and so many others struggle with food, body and life issues. This one tool of the many I learned allows me to guide and inspire my clients in a whole new way. No more “surface” training for me. Now I can really dive in and help my client get to the root of their issue. I know I’ll continue to review this material and learn something new each time. This training has truly made an impact on me personally and professionally – a big Win-Win! I highly recommend this program if your heart is led to helping others on a deep level, and if you want to truly make a difference in your work and in the world. Thank you Marc and IPE staff, your program is awesome!
Body Balance – Mind + Body Fitness
I can’t thank Marc and Emily enough for putting this wonderful program together. IPE’s training has profoundly impacted the way I now understand health and its challenges. Not only have I found powerful tools that have helped me heal my own journey with food and body, I have also received amazing skills and confidence that have enabled me to help transform the lives of people around me. The Training is a must for anyone interested in being at the forefront of a new revolution that is transforming our understanding of food, weight, body and health. I’m honored to be part of this powerful movement.
Holistic Health + Eating Psychology Coach
When I think about my training at IPE I am amazed at all that I have learned and how much I’ve changed in the past few months. In all of the courses I have taken in the past, I have learned facts and details, but Marc David has taught about how our and our client’s issues are more than just a tweak of a diet or more exercise—they are present to teach us about our personal journey through life. The most powerful lesson for me was about the stress response and how it changes our body chemistry, our inability to lose weight, causes digestive difficulties, leads to fatigue and a host of other body issues. “Slow down” are the key words to live by and have an enormous impact on our overall health and wellness. This training has benefited me both personally and professionally. Personally, I was ‘stress’ walking around—inability to lose weight, digestive issues and sleep issues. When I began practicing mindfulness, I found that I could minimize the stress effect in my own body and without changing how I ate (which was good nutrition), the weight has decided to depart on it’s own. My digestion has improved along with my sleep. Professionally, I am changing my entire coaching program. I am listening to my clients and allowing their journey to be at the forefront, allowing them to be who they are and to reach their highest purpose, without trying to fix or give them a list of ‘shoulds.’ I would, and I have, highly recommended the IPE Training to anyone who asks. I feel that IPE is truly a holistic approach to health and it values the client and their journey above all else. The training gives incredible insight to being a magnificent counselor which leads to incredible improvement in the life of our clients.
Wendy Martens, MA, NCC, CHHC, AADP
Founder – New Pathway to Health LLC
I am incredibly grateful for the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training. It completely transformed my beliefs about what it means to have a healthy relationship with your body and with food. As a culture today, there seems to be the pervasive idea that when you lose weight you become happy. I can honestly say that before this program, part of me still ascribed to this notion. Due to our current health and psychological crisis, we can no longer ignore the psychology of weight loss. When Marc David mentioned that “true innovation comes from the fringe,” he could not have been more correct. He is leading the charge with a revolutionary approach that transforms the pervasive grief, suffering and frustration that so many people experience around food into peace, happiness and nourishment. The strategies taught at the Institute positively impact all areas of life and are designed to create sustainable change. I began this program as one person and left as quite another. I learned lessons and techniques that gave me the tools to transform my client’s relationships with themselves first, then food later. The training taught me to stay committed to my client’s highest goal and to remember that this is all about service. Because of what I learned, I feel confident that I will be an agent of positive change in the lives of those I work with. This program is for anyone who truly aspires to serve others effectively and I could not recommend it more highly.
Eating Psychology Coach
I started IPE’s professional training program when I was at a crossroads in my life. I knew that I was ready to start working with people to support healing, growth and transformation, but I didn’t yet know how I was going to get there. I had many different skills that I acquired over the years, but something about IPE’s training and approach resonated deeply with me. Through my education at the Institute, I was able to put together so many different pieces about counseling, nutrition, food and the mind-body connection. Not only did I experience profound personal transformation around my relationship with food and body image, but I also gained invaluable skills that allow me to work with women and teen girls around these very issues. The clients I work with have experienced miraculous changes in their lives because of the way I am able to understand and guide them. I love the work I do. Having such passion for my profession is one of the greatest gifts in my life.Marc David is a true expert and a pioneer in the field of Eating Psychology. His decades of clinical experience and masterful teaching style empower professionals to go out into the field with greater confidence, immense skill and a huge heart. I am profoundly grateful that I found IPE. This program will change your life and infinitely enhance your ability to work with people and support them in meaningful life changes.
Teen Girl Mentor + Eating Psychology Counselor
In early 2012 I decided it was time for a complete career change and I started looking for an online course that would offer me both an academic training and a skill set I could use to fulfill a desire to work, and help others. I have been in recovery since 2009 and my role as a sponsor in AA kindled a deep interest in helping people overcome their problems with addiction. I started looking for a course that would combine my interests in mental and physical health and nutrition with coaching – a training where I would be able to learn practical strategies to work with people and help them live happier, more balanced lives. Its is always tempting when changing careers to cling to the need to retrain academically, to chase professional qualifications, and I started looking for online psychology degrees. It was a search for “nutrition and the brain” that brought me to the IPE website, and I will be forever grateful for that. The foundational concepts offered in the Eating Psychology Training (EPC) are centered on a Mind-Body approach to helping others, and redefining nutrition from a set of numbers to the ideal of nourishment: nutritional balance, pleasure and relaxation and using eating as a means to heal. I have been startled by the similarities with eating and weight issues and addiction, and indeed the principles of recovery run deep in the work. The teaching encompasses both enough simple science for the layman, practical experience and real world coaching to enable one to work as a counselor around a plethora of real world complaints: after all we are all eaters. Marc’s assertion that one’s relationship with food mimics our relationship with life echoes through the course. I was initially concerned about the online classroom. Would it stand up to the lecture halls of Cambridge University where I was an undergraduate? I am happy to say it does: the lectures are clear, succinct and annotated. The delivery system really works: the forums offered as discussion groups for each topic allow one to recreate the classroom discussion. The Facebook group too, has opened me up to a totally new group of people and motivated me to operate well outside of my comfort zone, highlighting to me how insulated my male-dominated, insular, professional world as a private schoolboy cum investment banker has been. Communicating daily with a global classroom of varying ages and backgrounds in and around the training has been a wonderful learning experience! I would recommend this program to anyone who is interested in coaching others in any capacity. After all, we all have a relationship with food, but so many of us have eschewed the simple pleasures of eating in favour of a life of stress and fast food, to the detriment of our health. The practical training and fresh approach to eating and the eater, the simple science and the case studies all come together into a very detailed course that demands full commitment and is truly mind opening.
LifeCoach 2.0 + Eating Psychology Coach
As a health coach and food psychology coach, my business is all about helping women evolve their relationship with food, body and desire. What was so memorable about the Professional Certification Training is how thorough and deep we were able to dive into the concepts around all the life factors that surround one’s relationship with food. It was powerful to watch how much my own relationship with food and even my partner’s transformed in this time. Through my own transformation, I am now able to more authentically walk clients through their food issues with much more relaxation, grace and trust in the process. I no longer feel the need to “fix” them. I would wholeheartedly recommend this training for so many reasons! For one, Marc David is by far the foremost thinker and speaker on these subjects. If you are helping people or yourself with food related issues – you want to be tapped into his completely positive messages around weight and eating behavior. With so much pain in our culture around weight, we need a fresh way to see things and work with people. I can’t think of a more sane, intelligent or soulful approach than what you will find at IPE.
Eating Psychology Coach + Founder – Divine Hunger
My experience in the IPE Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training has been nothing short of wonderful. Going into the program, I wasn’t sure what to expect at all. I knew that I wanted something more from a training than just different reviews of diets and programs. I wanted to understand more about the whys – the psychology behind it all. The depth of material – starting broad and then getting specific with case studies and real life examples – was so powerful. Marc David’s message is a breath of fresh air in a field overrun with far too much focus on the wrong things – cutting calories, exercising more, and having more willpower. This training has benefited me both personally and professionally on such a deep level. In my personal life, my own relationship with food and my relationships with loved ones have been transformed for the better. Professionally, I now feel confident that I can help other women who have challenges with weight loss, body image, low energy, digestion, and more. Coming from a corporate marketing and business environment, this training has been the foundation for the work and message I want to share with others. I recommend this training for anyone who is thinking about it. Honestly, even if I never wanted to go into professional practice, this training would still be more than worth its value. I love the videos, audio, and supplemental materials that can be done around a busy lifestyle. I felt completely ready to work with clients at the end of this training.
Eating Psychology Coach
IPE’s Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training was the best educational investment I’ve made both in terms of time and money. I have gained a greater understanding of how our thoughts and beliefs about food and body image affect our ability to lose weight, love ourselves, and enjoy eating. Marc David’s knowledge and his authentic passion taught me that there are so many ways to address challenges with weight , binge eating, fatigue, digestion, and body image by turning upside down the prevailing methods that practitioners have used in the field of contemporary nutrition with unsustainable results. Not only did I love the content of this course, I also loved getting to know others students through the private networks and class forums. This communication was vital to the learning experience, as all of the discussions brought more clarity to the class modules each month. I highly recommend this training to anyone who has a passion for helping others in this unique way or to learn more about their own body and healing journey.
Personal Nutrition + Embodiment Coach | Eating Psychology
When I started IPE’s Professional Certification Training, I had been a nutrition practitioner for about 8 years. After working with so many clients, I was frustrated in my ability to guide them in overcoming the true obstacles that were affecting their weight, health, and body image. I knew that learning more about food and nutrition was not the answer. What I needed was a new set of counseling tools to really get the core of our eating issues. Thank goodness Marc David launched this program! To say I was blown away is an understatement. It has changed me personally and professionally. I really thought I had my food stuff “handled”, but as I went through the program I was intrigued to see how the exercises and homework assignments revealed things that were not so apparent to me on the surface, but were affecting my day-to-day life around food, and my love for myself. The container that Marc created to explore these experiences was safe, relaxed and so insightful. Professionally, I have launched an entire new brand as a result of this training. I now have solid tools in my toolbox to work with food and body concerns on a deeper level – tools that I have since used with much success in my practice. Clients still come to me for the same reasons as they did in the past- weight loss, digestive health, meal planning, etc – but my ability to guide them in the permanent changes they’re looking for has become truly effective and enjoyable. I can’t recommend this training highly enough. Marc is the real deal as a teacher, motivator, leader and innovator. The material is so unique – and truly the missing piece in the modern nutritional world! I also developed juicy, fulfilling and beautiful relationships with many of the classmates I shared time with during the program. It may just be impossible to go through this program and not make friends and colleagues for life!
CEE, Chief Empowered Eater
Dameda J. Finney
Eating Psychology Coach
It was not an easy decision at first to choose between a traditional graduate school experience and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. I knew that I wanted to help people work through problematic issues surrounding food and body image. I also was hungry to explore more of my personal struggles in this arena. For over a decade, I struggled with a compulsive relationship with food. My logical mind said to choose graduate school, but my heart drew me to IPE. The first teaching brought me to tears of relief and ignited passion, because I quickly realized this was the perfect blend of what I needed and what I wanted to give away to others. The traditional “addictions” model had value, but it really never spoke to my struggles with food. I knew something was missing. Finally, It found me! Marc’s soulful approach is like nothing I’ve ever experienced in a training or in life. My relationship with food and my body has been transforming in the past several months in a way that daily keeps me in a space of gratitude and wonder. My husband continues to be impressed with how much I have evolved as a woman since the onset of the program. He watched me over the years exhaust every resource while finding little change. The Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training has led me to turn the corner and see my struggles in a whole new way! I am just starting to coach women and stand amazed at how well equipped I feel to work with them. I believe in this work because it is changing my life! The flexibility of this program works into my busy life with two kids and a massage therapy practice. The staff is so professional, yet you feel like you are sitting at a table sipping hot tea with them when you correspond or listen to the teachings. I am so thankful for Marc David’s work and I am honored to share it with a world that desperately needs this approach to liberation!
Eating Psychology Coach
The Institute for the Psychology of Eating has completely changed how I live my life. I’d been interested in what I thought was health and wellness for a long time. What I began to realize as I went through the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training was that I was completely stuck in a hateful and judging relationship with my own body. I learned that my interest in being healthy was driven by fear and shame way more than it was being driven by my love of health. It’s hard to put into words what exactly I got out of the program, but what I can say is that I’m a different person now. These teachings are the wisdom of the future and this should be a required training in higher education everywhere.
Eating Psychology Coach
Speaking from my body and my soul, the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training with IPE fed me just want I needed. I took the training because of an interest that would hopefully become a future practice. I was I completely under-prepared for the amazing education IPE provides! Truthfully, I have a hard time not talking about it. Even though it as an online training with some live components, I was surprised to feel such a personal connection with the school, the staff, the instruction and even the other students. Marc David and everyone who has helped have created a very warm yet universal way of teaching. It is a saturating experience, full of understanding, care, personal growth and humor. One of my favorite results is to see a new view of the world’s beliefs, attitudes and thoughts. I have a more positive understanding of everything, including myself. When the truth is laid on the table in such a refreshing approach, it is easy to see how much better we can do at this thing called life.
Health + Wellness Eating Psychology Coach
I can’t put into words how much this program has affected the course of my life. I was a personal trainer for 8 years, and had lots of knowledge about nutrition and exercise, but I felt like no matter what I did, my own health seemed to continually be deteriorating. I was exhausted and frustrated. I was referred to Marc’s program and intuitively knew this was the missing link for me. It felt as if a wise part of me that I had forgotten about a long time ago was reawakened by Marc’s teachings. His insights and perspective have profoundly shifted the way I relate to my body and life in general. This work is sacred and so needed by our world, and has allowed me to help people on an entirely different level in my Health Coaching practice. Marc’s ability to hold space and meet people exactly where they are is so healing. I am grateful to have found this training, and honored to be part of this growing movement.
Eating Psychology Coach + Founder – True Vitality
I first heard Marc David speak a few years ago when I was a student at IIN, and I was blown away by his wisdom and the way he was able to weave his knowledge into such profound and real-life insights. I knew I wanted to learn more. I enrolled in IPE’s seven-month Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training so I could deepen my knowledge and skills even further. The learning continues to unfold in layers, and I feel as though I could be a student of this work for years because it is not only fascinating, but it continues to strengthen my own work as a therapist and a coach. Because I have been a practicing psychotherapist (with tons of training!) for 17 years, I wasn’t sure how much I really “needed” this program. I felt I understood the psychology of eating and how to work with people. But I wanted to be part of a community that spoke this language and wanted to work with a teacher and mentor who could help guide me more deeply in this work. Well, I was in for a surprise! Although I did have a handle on some of the psychology around disordered eating and body image concerns, Marc has provided a whole new way of thinking, working and understanding clients. His teachings offer lovingly-guided solutions and strategies, grounded in theory AND compassion, that has absolutely made me a more powerful healer on so many levels. Not only do I love the “psychology” aspect of this work (which is more expansive than any I learned during my therapy training), but because Marc integrates nutrition and mind-body strategies into his teachings, it makes the work more accessible and useable in the real world with clients. In addition, I am more confident in my work and more effective with my clients, and I have become one of the “go-to” therapists in my city for this kind of work. People are willing to pay more because of my unique expertise, which is a nice side bonus. I would highly recommend IPE for anyone who is interested in taking their nutrition or therapy practice to a whole new level. Not only will you be gifting your clients with your new skills, but you will find yourself absorbing Marc’s teachings in your own life (another incredible bonus!).
Founder – Dishing With Your Daughter
When I first joined IPE, I thought to myself, “Now is the perfect time because now I am at a good weight and now I feel comfortable in my body. I can now help people that are facing the same issues.” I can honestly say that if I hadn’t felt that way, I would have never signed up to take these classes. It is so sad for me to think of what I would have been missing. What I have learned has forever changed my life. Please allow me to explain: You see, it has always been my thought that I would never go to a hair stylist that has bad hair. I would never go to a gym trainer who was overweight, nor see a mental health counselor that I believed had personal problems. I was stuck in the “surface of things” mode. I looked upon people as nothing more than their superficial exterior instead of seeing into that deeper human dimension. That is the way I saw myself as well. I was stuck in “perfectionism”. The sad part is that it isn’t just my issue, it is a collective one. What if I happen to stumble upon my hair stylist on a “bad hair day”? And what if the trainer I was seeing at the gym had a killer body, but was a chronic dieter and was miserable for it? And why isn’t a psychologist allowed to have personal problems?! We are not machines, we are humans after all. When I let go of the need to be perfect, there was a tremendous shift in my life. By knowing that people are not perfect, I let go of my need to be perfect. I let go of the need to be who others wanted me to be and I began doing things MY way. I AM perfect–for me. There is no other mold like ME. There has never and will never be another Alex, like me. Just like there will never be another hair stylist, trainer, or counselor like the ones I’ve met and will meet. This realization was so profound that it completely shifted the way I view myself and others. The road to self discovery is definitely an adventure! However with IPE, I have never felt alone. I have met many others that have or are going through my same experiences. We share our vulnerable, raw, naked selves and there is always someone listening. It was because of the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training that I have learned to be kind and caring to myself. I have grown both as a person and as a professional. I truly believe that you will feel the same shift. You will forever be changed by your experiences within the program and you will have a much more profound view of the world. I recommend the Institute’s training to whoever feels like there is a need for making peace with your body and your plate. If you are hesitant to join because of the money or the time commitment, do it anyway. I promise you that what I got out of the program is worth more than 10 times what I paid for. I found myself. And that my dear friends, is priceless.
Eating Psychology Coach + Embodiment Counselor
Taking part in the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training was my great life-transforming experience on both a personal and professional level, and perhaps the best gift I gave to myself in all of my life. The material in the Training showed me some new (though deeply suspected) dimensions of spirituality and personal growth, and a totally new approach to body and health challenges. As a result, I became a much more skilled mother and partner, and a better listener for my own body. Professionally, I feel confident to help people with challenges related to body image, weight, digestion, mood, energy and more. After the Training, I have so many tools and skills for coaching people to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life, along with greater self-accepttance and a well-nourished body. My big thanks for Marc David, Emily Rosen and the IPE staff.
Eating Psychology Coach
I found the website for the Institute for the Psychology of Eating completely by chance, and those fateful clicks of the mouse that brought me to IPE changed my life for the better. The minute I found the site, Marc David’s message resonated with me. He put into words (very eloquent words, I might add) feelings and intuitions about food and eating that I had been aware of for a long time, but was never able to articulate. As I was considering signing up for the training, I noticed that I already owned Marc’s book, The Slow Down Diet. I took this as a sign that I was headed down the right path. I cannot begin to express how informative the training is. Immediately, I was able to start putting lessons from the training into practice in my own life. My relationship with food and my body has been greatly improved. And, I’m excited by the fact that I will be able to share these insights with others and help them in their healing.
Susan Beckman Reagan
Founder + Director of Defining Nutrition
My experience at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating has been profound, powerful and life changing. The Professional Certification Training has provided me with a road map and practical tools for how to navigate my personal and professional life. I have learned so much about the complexities and nuances that shape our relationship with food, self and so much more. I am indescribably excited to apply the principles I learned to my professional practice and I am confident they will help my clients heal at the deepest level. Being in this training has truly been one of the biggest blessings. I would recommend it to anyone who is seeking to truly heal and expand their appreciation for their bodies, and all the energies that impact healthy, nourishing decisions around food. You will never think about food and the connection to how we care for ourselves in the same way again. Marc David delivers his message with so much passion, deep knowledge and compassion for the individual. I am so grateful to have this education to guide me in my practice.
Eating Psychology Coach + Founder – Evolve to Joy
I am so grateful for faith pointing me in the direction of IPE. The Training far exceeded my expectations. The format is very user friendly – I have three young kids and a busy social life, so I really appreciated the flexibility of time spent on the lectures. What I especially liked were the live calls with Marc. I never participated live since the time was not convenient, but I could listen to the recordings at any time suitable for me. Another great feature was our online group. It was a very lively forum for discussions about the course topics, sharing personal stories and getting valuable advice from other participants; many of them experienced professionals already. IPE staff is very sweet and helpful, they always answered questions promptly and helped with any problems that we might have with technical or other issues. The value of this training is of course in the content. Honestly, it changed my life. The concepts discussed, new approaches to weight loss, body image issues, and coaching blew me away. The presentations provided so much useful information about various topics and extraordinary views and I do not think you can find anything similar in other coaching courses. Marc presents in a light and understandable manner, while at the same time challenging our intellect by putting new perspectives on old nutrition dogmas. My personal benefits from the program are many-fold. First of all, I feel confident to start working with clients and I feel I have the tools to help them in a truly sustainable manner. Secondly, the course changed the way I see myself, my body; and how I feel about eating. It’s as if I got a new pair of eyeglasses that work better and I can see the world and modern culture with its twisted attitudes toward food and people in a much sharper way. This training in my view is essential for anybody who wants to be a health, nutrition or diet coach, or for already practicing professionals that feel the techniques they use are not yielding sustainable results.
Eating Psychology Coach
Marc taught me that it’s not just about what you eat, it’s about HOW you eat. And when we engage all the senses, our pleasure goes up and we are way more satisfied with less. I used to binge when I was frustrated, bored or depressed. Food was punishment, a method of self-destruction versus self-nourishment. Marc made me realize that it’s impossible to be fully mindful when you are binge-eating. In fact, the only way to fully binge is to check out and eat behind your own back. Now when I’m tempted to binge, instead of shutting down emotionally, I stay present and listen for what wants to be healed. This is a way more honest, empowering, and loving way to relate to my body. IPE will change the way you work with clients. Some trainings focus on how to work with clients on a physical level, some trainings focus on the mental, Marc includes both of those and then takes it all the way to the soul and spirit levels. Just listen to Marc teach for 5 minutes and you’ll know that you’re in exactly the right place. I am so grateful for this work!
Founder of Holistic MBA
Marc David needs a flowing robe and a rock from which to share his wisdom, as he is a modern day prophet. His lessons are insightful, engaging, humorous, thoughtful and compassionate. There are programs that focus on dietary systems, programs that pertain to the science of nutrients and ones that preach fear of food, fat, sugar, meat and toxins. The wisdom that Marc so generously dispenses cannot be found anywhere else. He covers familiar topics in the field, but approaches them from a refreshing, common sense, scientific, yet spiritual angle. He presents an enormous amount of information, and layer upon layer weaves his lessons into an incredible tapestry of knowledge, leaving his students informed, enlightened and prepared to practice. Marc shared a dream with us, that whoever he mentors, “becomes the fullest and most beautiful creative human expression of who they can possibly be on planet Earth.” This training provides both practitioner and client a giant step forward in attaining that goal.
Eating Psychology Coach
The Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training changed my life both personally and professionally by empowering me with the principles of Mind-Body Nutrition and Dynamic Eating Psychology. What I learned from Marc David and IPE changed my life when nothing else that I had tried did. What I learned not only shifted me as an eater and changed how I approached food and what I ate, but it also helped me to begin to evolve again after many years of being stuck and navigating my life from a place of fear and feeling the need to fix myself. After taking the training, I have stepped into a place of empowerment in both my personal life, and my coaching practice has mirrored that growth and exploded with clients. One of the most powerful concepts that I learned is that our personal power is equal to our metabolic power. So if we want our body to be all it is supposed to be, first we have to be all that we are meant to be. Wow, now that’s a different way to approach the collective weight and body issues that we see! Thank you Marc, for freeing us all from the outdated and toxic nutritional beliefs that we have to eat less and exercise more, be afraid of food and see fat as the enemy – in order to have the body that we desire. Marc elevates the conversation to a soul level that is so much more inspiring and effective. The training provided many useful and unbelievably effective
Emily Kaplan M.A., CHHC, CYT
Health + Body Transformation Coach for Professional Women
Founder, Soulful Weight Loss™
Being a student at IPE has been both personally and professionally transformational for me. The team is professional, helpful, and insightful. The culture they have created supports integrity, learning, and is a safe place to share ideas and ask questions. On a personal level, I have really been encouraged to work on myself. As we go through different symptoms, situations, and client case studies it has encouraged me to reflect, practice, and to explore my own core beliefs. I continue to slow down in my life, and work on relaxing in to the unknown. Professionally, I have new tools to use when working with clients with binge eating, over-eating, and body image concerns (among other areas). This is such important work! I can’t imagine not feeling like I was able to help people with these common and universal concerns. Attending IPE has made me a more complete and well-rounded practitioner and human being.
Katy Draper, N.C. E.P.C.
Certified Eating Psychology Coach + Holistic Nutrition Consultant
IPE’s professional training was PRICELESS – both for my own personal growth and comfort in my skin, and for my business. I was able to integrate powerful concepts about weight loss, body image, emotional eating and digestive issues into my coaching right away. The Institute’s training is REVOLUTIONARY and a must-have for all practitioners who work with clients on their health and well-being. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Certified Holistic Health + Business Coach
When I first read Marc David’s book Nourishing Wisdom, I was introduced to his revolutionary ideas about nutrition and metabolism – that how we eat and who we are being when we eat is as important as what we eat. These ideas have become a cornerstone of my health and weight loss coaching business. The professional training program through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating is unparalleled. My own health and evolution have benefited from the training, and I infuse the wisdom of IPE into working with my own clients. The training program through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating is truly unique, and invaluable for anyone who stands for deep health and wellness. I highly recommend it to any nutrition or health coach interested in growing their skills to help heal others.
Certified Holistic Health Counselor
I can’t say enough great things about the experiences that I’ve been through while taking this training. Learning the material is great, but integrating what I learned into true lifestyle transformation was my goal. And this program has literally shifted, transformed and expanded me personally and professionally in ways that I am eternally grateful for. So, Thank you all so much!!!! I learned the “art of languaging”, teaching and communicating mind/body principles in a clear, focused and understandable way that produced results. I gained a better understanding of how the body, soul and spirit communicate with each other to create an environment of wholeness. Because of the rich content of this program, your practice will grow through positive and enthusiastic client referrals. If you’re wanting to expand and deepen your physical, emotional and spiritual life: this school is for you. Tired of hearing the same information in different ways? The tools, techniques and concepts in this training are truly new, practical and innovative in ways that are life changing!
Eating Psychology Coach
This training “trained ” a new version of me. So much of the information was so profound and interesting that I couldn’t take a bath without my laptop and my notes. English is not my mother language, but I will try to express myself clearly. The whole training was profound for me, probably more profound than for many persons, because it was entirely different from what I was used to at school or university. It changed my life. I felt that I was taken seriously, that my opinion and thoughts were important, even if I’m a shy person and I didn’t speak English so well. The benefit I received from this training is that I’m a different person now, in a good way. Since this training started my digestion improved 70%. I’m more happy with myself, I love my body more, and of course I still have to learn more about my myself, to understand more why am I binging or overeating, but all these take time, and I learned that with patience everything can be resolved. Professionally, I can affirm that this training helped me more than I imagined at the beginning. I would recommend it for everybody who wants to help others change their life. The training is profound, intense, true, and the most important thing that any student would need is to be willing to listen with an open heart.
Eating Psychology Coach
From my first day of class in IPE’s Professional Training Program, I was struck by the richness, depth, and relevance of the training. With a professional background as a holistic health counselor, I was thrilled to enroll at IPE as I had been looking to deepen my understanding of the mind-body connection and to find new ways to work with my clients. What I discovered was a soul-infused program that exposed me to a new paradigm for eating, health, and healing. In addition to learning new resources to use in my professional practice, I also experienced a personal transformation. I resonated deeply with Marc’s postulation that anything that nourishes us is “nutritional.” In a culture with so many “hard and fast” rules about eating, it was refreshing to hear a preeminent nutritionist teaching about the importance of listening to one’s own body wisdom. To top it off, my classmates enriched my experience at IPE profoundly. I am so appreciative of the presence and reflections that each of them offered me as I journeyed through the program. Thank you to Marc and the entire team for their dedication, energy, and wisdom that made this ground-breaking course a reality!
Kerrie Martin, CHC
Founder – Live in Rhythm
When I first began my holistic health counseling practice, I had what seemed like hundreds of dietary theories swimming around in my head. I found myself thinking, “I can’t do this work. I can’t be one more practitioner teaching women how to lose weight, feel good in their clothes, detoxify their bodies, curb their cravings, beat the sugar blues, and wrestle their bodies into their little-black-dress.” I knew I needed something deeper. The women entering my office knew all about those dietary theories. Only they hadn’t “studied” them. Like me, they had lived them. I came to the Institute’s Professional Certification Training with a mile-long list of credentials, and with the trust that somehow, this program would be different. I wasn’t disappointed. It was one of the most deeply profound studies I’ve ever undertaken – and I’m no stranger to academia. The reading list alone was awe-inspiring. I’m a bookaphile, and I was in heaven. At IPE, we didn’t study dietary theories. We studied the nature of eating: why we eat, how we eat, our stories around food and nourishment. But even more important was the space we created to reflect on our own nutritional stories and explore the nuances of nourishment… IPE gave me the tools and the language to nurture and guide my clients into a more nourishing relationship with food and their bodies. This course of study should be a prerequisite for all health and nutrition counselors.
Sue Ann Gleason
Nourishment Counselor + Strategist
Marc’s philosophy that “How you do food is how you do life”, was something I had not heard in all my many quests for the perfect way of eating. I wanted to learn more about this because it felt like I was missing something very simple, but also profoundly wise. I had tried many radical diets in my search for “perfection”, and was now ready for a totally new approach. My education at IPE has been life transforming. It has led to a beautiful unraveling of all the knots and twists I had generated over the years – both physical and emotional. Until this training, I didn’t realize the self-destructive path I was on in my relationship with food. It has helped me to reclaim my appetite for life – which encompasses so much more than just food. From a professional standpoint, I now have my own practice, called “Appetite for LIFE”, and I work with both adults and teens seeking relief from “food confusion” and digestive issues. The Professional Certification Training provided excellent “ahead of its field” business coaching, which helped me to get really clear about myself as a professional, and the gifts I have to share with others. It empowered me to make my passion for this work a business reality. One of the biggest gifts of this training has been to finally let-go of the need for “perfection” in my diet, and all the mis-guided ways of trying to control my life. I realized that simply showing up and accepting my “human-ness” in all its imperfect glory is the best way to navigate life, and from there, I could find peace in my relationship with food. I highly recommend this training for just about anybody who eats! Marc is an outstanding teacher with one foot firmly in the world of science and logic, and another in intellectual and spiritual curiosity, which makes what he has to say very authentic and powerful. There is something in this training for everyone.
Eating Psychology Coach + Founder – Appetite for LIFE
The curriculum at IPE turned out to be the missing link in my study of nutrition and wellness. Teaching clients what to eat can be easy, but helping them to stay the course is more much difficult. Enter IPE! The training guided us into the psychology of eating with clear and thought provoking teaching. Not only did we learn the underlying dimensions of health, digestion, overeating, dieting, and cravings, we were also taught simple, straightforward techniques and practices to implement change in our clients and ourselves. What I have learned at IPE has given me a completely new understanding of eating and the role food plays in our lives. It has provided me with the tools to approach my clients and their health issues in a whole new way, which is proving to be highly successful. Marc David is a dynamic speaker who leads every class in an engaging and articulate manner. This work is his passion and that clearly shines through when he teaches. The staff at IPE is warm, engaged, accessible, and interested. IPE offers the teaching resources of a large school but it reflects the personal touch and authenticity of a small school.
Staley C Sednaoui
Nutritional Counselor + Eating Psychology Coach
I have come to believe that where we are at any given moment in time on our life’s journey is divine nourishment. With my background in Mental Health and Holistic Nutrition, I understood which foods where healthiest and that having a positive attitude certainly helped the day seem brighter, and yet, something was personally and professionally lacking in my message and ability to coach and to help clients heal the constant state of stress around body image, weight loss and energy in a way that was sustainable. They say that when the student is ready the teacher appears. When I was introduced to The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I felt I had stepped into a world whose message was so unique, yet deeply resonated in me as truth. From the beginning, Emily Rosen and the IPE staff presented themselves as authentic, caring women who spoke from a place of experience and have throughout the training, provided genuine support, insight and guidance. IPE’s founder, Marc David is a “true thought leader.” He delivers his knowledge in a symphonic expression that is passionate, beautiful, open, compassionate, funny, compelling, loving, scientific, factual, spiritual, heartfelt, soulful, honest and sometimes so raw and touching, that I cried. The transformation I continue to experience awakens me to being a more effective coach, teacher and role model for my clients, family, friends, community and business team. The Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training at IPE dives deeply into the exploration of weight loss, eating challenge, body image, metabolism, mood, immunity and so much more, in a way that is joyfully digestible and sustainable. In a world where nutrition and dietary beliefs can be confusing and conflicting, where stress is a way of life and success is based on outward appearance, IPE has provided a learning and skill set that differentiates my professional practice in a way that deeply touches, moves and inspires others. Rather than locking onto the next new diet of the week or forceful, punishing exercise, my clients are learning to trust that extra weight, sabotaging behavior or chronic symptom is a divine wisdom, here to provide us something extraordinary, while gracefully pointing toward the direction of self-evolution. It is in the loving and accepting of whom we are right now on our journey, free of judgment and without the need to fix, that long-term inner and outer shifting occurs. I am so grateful for Marc, Emily and the IPE community for how you have shown up in my life and continue to create a loving, lasting shift in the world with your presence and through those who are called to train with you.
Founder + Nourishing Sage at Indigo Lifestyle Solutions, Inc.
I am classically trained as a chemist and have been working in the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years. I have always loved science and have seen the body as an amazing machine with beautiful and fascinating biochemical intricacies. I was drawn to take the Professional Certification Training with the Institute for Psychology of Eating after years of my own struggle with weight and food. I knew there was so much more to the story than the chemistry in my body. I knew that counting calories, taking vitamins, and checking off the correct hours of exercise was not working for me, or for so many others. This training brought taught me a much deeper story. I now see my own body through a lens of love and compassion. I look at every symptom as my body and soul reminding me of my quest for healing. And, as I see myself this way, I have a new capacity to see everyone in this same light as well. I am fiercely inspired to bring this work into the world with my own gifts. I am setting up my own business as a nourishment coach. I highly recommend the programs at IPE to anyone! If you already have a career in the healing arts or if you are interested in discovering a new way to experience your own journey as an eater, I believe you will be challenged and inspired by Marc David and all the IPE teaching staff.
Eating Psychology Coach + Scientist
My experience in IPE’s training was so educational. I was uplifted and energized after each session with knowledge that I could use not only for myself in the journey of healing, but even more for my clients…A major breakthrough or Aha moment for me came in really understanding stress response living, what the entire body goes through, the physiological changes, flight-or-fight. WOW. My desire from this program is to help my clients understand that by slowing down, savoring, breathing, being present in LIFE, a wonderful lifestyle awaits. Thank you Marc David and the entire IPE team for a lifelong learning experience.
Stephanie Abbott CHHC, RYT,
Eating Psychology Coach + Founder – Live Well Yoga
I have loved my journey with IPE. It synchronistically showed up in my life as I was finishing my holistic coaching training with IIN. Marc David’s program was the piece I intuitively craved and was missing. His program has heart. You can feel it in the content, the delivery, and the integrity. Much of what he says is like “coming home” – like I know that information, and yet he weaves through the material in such a way that I am always looking forward to what’s next! Marc uses one’s journey with food as the doorway. The training is a transformational conversation unlike anything else that’s out there in the nutritional world that we’re all immersed in. It contains such great wisdom and invites us to relax into our journey, trust, get curious and listen. I learned the importance of giving every symptom and unwanted behavior a “voice”, and how in so doing we open up the possibility for healing magic to happen – allowing one to step into their truest life’s purpose. I LOVE this work. If any of this touches or inspires you, I’d totally invite you to sign up for the next training. I am so grateful I did.
Barbara G Smith
Eating Psychology + Health Coach
Out of all the many trainings I have completed, I can honestly say that IPE’s Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training was a supreme and transcendent experience. It was everything I needed to consummate my own healing journey, and everything I required for the actualization of my new journey in helping others heal. The depth of each and every lecture was empowering, unique, visionary and transformative. Marc David’s charismatic, engaging, energetic and genuinely passionate approach was a compelling combination! The organization of the training was superior – ten out of ten! The proficient and charming support staff seemed available 24/7, and overall I feel very blessed and grateful to have found IPE. If you want to immerse yourself and dig deeper in understanding food and body issues on a phenomenally profound and artful level, then this training will surely meet all your expectations. It definitely exceeded mine. If you feel a calling in this line of work, do yourself a favor and join IPE for an invaluable experience.
Nourishment and Eating Psychology Coach + Founder of Full Spectrum Healing
“The body is here, in part, to make us happy. Designed for pleasure. The body is its own gift to us.” Those are Marc David’s words from the professional certification program. And this is the message I have been seeking – or I should say my body and heart have been seeking. Feeling complete and done with dreary dieting and excessive exercise, I’ve wanted to study with Marc David for several years. When the IPE certification training went on-line this year, I jumped. A deep dive it is – intellectually stimulating, heart softening, soul welcoming. I couldn’t be more satisfied. Yes, I’ve been challenged mentally and emotionally, but I am having more fun as an eater than I can remember. I am a much happier eater. It’s contagious. I’ve caught a virus. A really good virus. I’m a happier person. My very favorite part of the training? I’ve found my tribe. I have a place to hang my hat. From Marc to Emily to every fellow student, we all speak the same language of positive transformation around food and body and health. “Truth spoken with compassion and love is heard.” Yes, more words from Marc. I am gathering a bucket full of reliable tools and intellectual understanding, but there is something so much more. It is Wisdom. The training helped each of us tap into our own wellspring of body and heart wisdom. I can’t wait to begin to share with other women like myself. Thank you Marc and Emily for being such wise guides. I wouldn’t have missed this journey for anything.
Eating Psychology Coach
I am a psychologist, and have spent my professional career consulting with parents and teachers of children in day care. A lifelong learner with multiple graduate degrees, I have taken many continuing education classes in the last 20 years, and I always find something useful to incorporate into my work and my life. I was drawn to IPE because I have struggled with food and weight for my adult life, and I have lived with MS since 1996. I embarked on the training more for my personal evolution than to boost my professional career. I hoped this training would provide me with the hidden wisdom to transform my body and health so that I could feel good about myself. Instead this training has changed my thinking and my life. After years of looking to books and experts for answers, I have begun to find the answers within myself. I am learning to embrace body, mind and spirit, and I have come to see MS as body wisdom to be cherished rather than shunned. Marc David is a gifted teacher who delivers his message with passion, grace, humility and humor. It is clear he has invested years accumulating knowledge and wisdom. Drawing on the science of biology and nutrition, archetypal and spiritual psychology, and an in-depth understanding of the human psyche, Marc augments theory with a rich reservoir of case studies which illuminate the successes and challenges of counseling and bring to life his theoretical constructs. I learned a new way to listen to clients, to relax into the uncertainty that is always part of counseling, along with the tools to nurture and guide clients into a more nourishing relationship with food, their bodies, and their lives. In addition to lectures packed with information, Marc has compiled a comprehensive reading list to augment his teaching. Many of the books inform the evolution of his message – to redefine how we, as a collective, approach food, eating, nutrition, nourishment, embodiment, and healing. The class boards and online group provide forums for participants to interact and support each other, and I feel blessed to be part of a community of like-minded individuals walking this part of life’s journey together. I recommend this course for its extraordinary learning experience to anyone seeking a unique approach which integrates nutrition science with mind-body psychology to advance a nutrition or therapy practice, and to anyone wanting to evolve personally.
Jayne Beker, PsyD
I want to express my gratitude to Marc David and the entire IPE staff for a truly unique and invaluable learning experience. While I’m accustomed to picking up new pearls of wisdom through various educational programs, emerging research, and from each new client I have the privilege of working with, your program was different in that it offered an entirely new terrain in which to work. Overall, it’s not just “change” that your program evokes – it’s more of an “elevation” to the highest degree. In other words, I rely on the same strong foundation I’ve spent years building for myself, but incorporating your principles of Mind Body nutrition has propelled me forward more than words can explain. Thank you for bringing humanity to the field of nutrition, and paving the way toward the future of wellness.
Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Consultant and Certified Psychology of Eating Counselor
I’ve worked many years as a Clinical Psychologist and have long felt a fundamental gap in my work. I would complain about insurance companies and medical model mentality—doing my best to work around it and keep it out of my sessions with “patients.” But there it was – I wasn’t truly happy. I was not aligned with… what?I stumbled upon the Institute or the Psychology of Eating while exploring ways to heal my own health issues – after meeting the obvious limits of my doctor’s prescriptive fix. I could see early on that I would be learning a wealth of practical information and interventions through the Eating Psychology Coach Training, but there was something more to this training. The process of this work holds a mystery and reveals itself, not so much through knowledge, but through direct experience and transformation. I put my trust in it because it resonated deeply with me, and I was able to enter wholeheartedly—not really knowing where I was headed.So much has changed for me during this time, both personally and professionally! A weight has been lifted, and I can simply do what I need to do to create the work I truly love. It’s a holistic, innovative way of working with clients – to discover that the problems we face are actually mirrors for exploration and a way home to being more fully ourselves. I’ve loved my time in the Training! I’ve learned that it’s never too late to shift and tap into a more joyful, energized way of working—and being.
Karin A. Connelly, PhD
Clinical Psychologist + MindBody Nutrition Coach
The Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training is both a personal and professional journey. Through each module, I was able to study the techniques to enhance my coaching skills while also closely examining areas of my own life along the way. Personally, my biggest “aha” has been the ability to embrace slowing down in life. Shifting out of high gear and dropping into the present moment has brought me greater peace and clarity everyday. Marc has taught me to really relax into uncertainty. That is far more than I could have ever expected to receive from this training. The case studies were an invaluable and illuminating piece of this training. Learning the techniques and then “seeing” them in action helped cement the concepts. As well, it provided countless examples of coaching languaging and applications of the content. This training has given me new confidence in my abilities as a health coach and my clients are benefiting from my studies with IPE everyday.
Holistic Health Coach
Studying with Marc David and The Institute for the Psychology of Eating has made me a more insightful and powerful coach. Frankly, I wasn’t sure if doing IPE’s Professional Training was for me. I have a Masters degree in Psychology, over 20 years of study and work in the field of Health and Wellness and I was already working steadily with clients. I wasn’t sure if I would learn anything new, but that wasn’t the case at all. Not only did I learn new and highly effective ways of working with my clients, but I deepened what I knew and put it into a framework that makes me much more confident about my work and it’s efficacy. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating has guided me and elevated me professionally and personally. IPE’s approach is clear, compassionate, authentic, grounded and scientifically based. The Professional Training is the key to helping clients develop a positive relationship with food and body. I highly recommend studying with The Institute for the Psychology of Eating if you know that “what” you eat isn’t the whole story when it comes to health and wellness.
Health Coach + Psychology of Eating Coach
IPE’s Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training is by far the best program I have seen or heard that supports people through meaningful changes concerning how we eat, why we eat, what we eat, and how to heal patterns that no longer serve us. It supports both practitioner and client in a more holistic and integrated way. The training created powerful shifts in my own life, which helped set the foundation to support others in a meaningful way. We may eat everyday, but it’s not easy for us to be honest about what is going on in our relationship with food. IPE’s program is highly sensitive to this fact, yet it provides clarity at the same time. I highly recommend this training and would absolutely take it again if I had to do it over! Marc, Emily and the IPE staff have been wonderful, patient and very supportive. Once potential clients hear about this professional training I’ve taken and how I am practicing, they want me to work with them. I love bringing this quality of expertise to the table. If you dive in and put what you are learning into practice for your own life, I believe you will be a powerful force for positive change! If you want to be on the leading edge of eating psychology, this visionary organization is the best.
Nutrition Consultant + Eating Psychology Coach