Hear From our Graduates of the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training
To learn more about The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training go HERE. We’d also love for you to read some of the amazing graduate testimonials below!
From the moment I was introduced to the material from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. It ties together all the loose ends from my own spiritual, physical, and mental practices, affirming many of the ideas I suspected to be true and debunking the toxic nutritional beliefs that kept me and my clients from experiencing true peace and lasting body confidence. The Mind Body Eating Coaching Certification is one of the best trainings I've participated in. As a lifelong learner and avid workshop attendee, I know when someone delivers on every promise they make. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating definitely does. Marc, Emily, and the entire staff are prepared, professional, and responsive to the needs of the participants. They've thought of everything and then some. Many times throughout the training I was moved to tears as I listened to case studies and compassionate conversations around issues that have mostly been banished to the therapist's couch or confessional chambers. Listening to these stories and witnessing the results of this kind of whole-person approach to eating issues has forever altered the way I approach my work with clients and the work I do on myself. One of the greatest contributions you can make to the health of your business, your clients, or your community is to first make this investment in yourself. Become the example and let your life be your message.
Penny Plautz - Mind Body Eating Coach
The training provided by the IPE is impressive, inspirational and ceaselessly generous in content and delivery. Each module throughout the course felt a little like the best book you have ever read or like the most exciting adventure you might have ever taken. The depth of perspectives that Marc David and Emily Rosen guide you in learning, is something I will value, apply and refer to, in perpetuity, both professionally and personally. The subject matter is Eating Psychology, but the training looks to the whole human experience - we all eat, we all have a body, so it's about every nuance of human health - all the interrelation of physical health, mental health, spiritual health and planetary health. I came to this study as business owner and long held personal interest in nutrition and wellness, and would not stop at recommending this training for anyone who collaborates in any way with other people. I particularly took a lot of value from it as it applies to workplace health and wellbeing. The superb course content and delivery is never narrow and never self occupied or judgmental. Marc David and his IPE team provide the expert training with an ease and calm that makes it very easy to examine the the human response, and develop thoroughly, skills which to help and heal in a wide range of settings or a specific range of settings. The content is sometimes mind blowing. The course reaches far and takes you for the ride that provides dimensions in learning that I never expected when I set out to do the training.
Tania Aafos - Mind Body Eating Coach
Thank you Marc David and your incredible staff at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating for creating this life-altering training that has touched me on both a personal and professional level. I knew the moment I read Marc’s books, The Slow Down Diet and Nourishing Wisdom, that this training was exactly where I was supposed to be. The beautiful, kind, honest and authentic way of communicating via each module helped me to feel connected to this great work. This program is brilliant. The Mind/Body Nutrition and Dynamic Eating Psychology Principles are exactly what have been missing from the health and wellness industry. As a cancer survivor I have spent years learning about how the quality of food you choose can help you achieve optimal health but I always felt like something was missing. This training helped me tap in to my inner wisdom, trust what my body was telling me, listen to the messages that the universe was sending me through symptom and find the courage to go out and share my gifts with the world. I am the Founder of Anchors & Adventures, a wellness company that teaches women about the anchors they need to have in place so they can go out and start living their adventures. You have touched my heart with your training, allowed me to connect with others on the same journey and have forever changed me as a coach and a woman who is now Living Life on Purpose!
Marietta Goldman - Mind Body Eating Coach
The training is a groundbreaking body of work that is so needed in the world. Any approach to working with people in the realm of food, diet, and body would be incomplete without it! It has given me a much greater context for my own journey and allowed me to increase my compassion for myself and others. Professionally, I feel so much more confident in my capacity to provide value to my clients. It has provided me with great inspiration to create impactful messages to share in the world, which has attracted new clients! I have a deeper understanding of various challenges and more tools and places to go with my clients. The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training will literally change your life! It’s an amazing community of thought leaders, and the content is well structured and easy to absorb. First class all the way.
Michelle Leath - Mind Body Eating Coach
This is an amazing training for anyone looking to enhance or begin a coaching practice. It was absolutely worth the investment of time, energy and money... I would recommend this training to anyone looking to deepen their relationship with food, their body, and their purpose. I thought the content was very, very thorough, interesting, well presented and inspirational. It was well organized and easy to understand. I felt the notes were very helpful. The site was easy to navigate. The student support from the staff was absolutely there. I feel that the Institute thought of everything. I kept saying, they just think of everything from the content to the support. Very impressive!
Angela Freeman - Group Personal Trainer + Small Gym owner
The training truly changed my perspective on LIFE. I can now see food as something I nourish myself with, rather than just something I have to put into my body to keep going. I have started loving my body again, and giving myself permission to receive pleasure – I feel reborn! The training benefited me professionally by allowing me to be able to start a business on my own! Everyone who I’ve talked to about what I am studying is instantly enraptured and wants to become a client.
Melissa Story - Dance teacher + Mind Body Eating Coach
I have received so much healing through this training that I feel like I am a more embodied whole functioning version of myself – better equipped to serve. I cannot wait to transition into a more full time coaching and counseling role. One of the most important aspects of this program that helped me decide to go through with it was the business coaching module. I’ve gone through a health Educator program which taught me a lot of information – but didn’t give the support as I required in how to start a business. I am so grateful for the IMMENSE amount of support and LOVE I have received as a student and as a blossoming leader in this Training.
Danielle LeBeau - Registered Nurse
It is hard to put into words why this training is worth doing! It was the greatest gift I’ve ever given myself, and I feel so much more connected to my purpose, truth, and clarity. It has helped me make sense of my life in a way that is freeing -- realizing the commonalities and universal truth that I can share with others. Thank you for this gift that I can keep on giving! I had so many personal insights and heart-openings with the support and wisdom from the community. I would absolutely recommend the training to others!
Sean Svoboda - Neurofeedback Practitioner
The investment I put into this training was equal to the reward, wisdom, and change in career path that this training gave me. I was able to form irreplaceable connections with people who truly understand me. I evolved further along healing my relationship with food and also began helping others do the same. I have a solid ground of worksheets, audios, and tribe to take with me after the program. I know that I will forever be supported by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and I’m so grateful. The training has personally helped me heal my relationship with food, but it’s still and always will be, a work in progress. More importantly I understand myself better and have more compassion towards my struggles with binge eating and emotional eating. The training has given me the tools to be more present, aware, and giving. It allowed me to change my career path, to do work that I love, to find my niche, to build my own business, to help heal the world through relationship with food, to help others who I compassionately understand, to become a deep listener, to slow down, to breathe deeply, to hold space for myself and my clients. Whether you are attracted to the training for personal development or to further your professional practice… it will do both. I don’t know one person that was disappointed or let down. It will further evolve you as a human being, and will change the way you look at the world and yourself. It’s the best personal development/leadership program I’ve ever taken, and is relatable at any adult age.
Macy Migchelbrink - Wellness Coordinator, Yoga Teacher, Mind Body Eating Coach
The training helped me to ask the real questions around food, body image, and symptoms and it has given me a coherent language and guide to pursue this inquiry. This was the missing piece in my academic training. The training has benefited me personally by helping me tease out my own toxic belief around my relationship to food and body image. Professionally the training has given me a language, a direction, and the tools to transcend working at the symptom level of my patients. It has given me the opportunity and courage to communicate on a level of intimacy that I believe to be more transformational. I would recommend the Certification Training to others because I appreciate the concrete tools, the integrity of the work and the importance of working on a level that I believe people are hungry for.
Colleen Keene - Doctor of Chinese Medicine
During the many years I practiced as a personal trainer and nutritionist, my un-fulfillment with the nuances of “calories in and calories out” left me wanting to further explore my “purpose" in the realm of health and nutrition. So, when my partner suggested I sign up for the Eating Psychology Symposium, I enrolled in the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training instead, and was offered more than I ever imagined. Studying with Marc David at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating has inspired me to be the best person I can be. It has given me confidence to inspire others through individual transformation and healing, and to love selflessly while embracing uncertainty. I have been exposed and held accountable through compassion and acceptance, and have learned how to affirm my wholeness while accepting my imperfections. This has allowed me to hold an open and loving space for my clients on their journey to reconnect with self, mission, and their goals. The content of the IPE Eating Psychology Training is rich with soul and authenticity, and beautifully weds the science of nutrition with the psychology of eating. In other words, it not only looks at what we eat, but how our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs affect us as eaters. The training is transformative, on both a personal and professional level. It has helped me to reestablish my “purpose” in this ever-changing field of health and nutrition, empowered me to be more present in my relationship with my world, body, and food, and has ignited my relationships with my clients. I highly recommend this training if delving deeper empowers you, if transformation in self inspires you, and if integrity influences your action. It’s genuine, life-changing, and educational. I walk away transformed and am grateful that I leave with the confidence to transform others. In Growth…
Dameda J. Finney - Mind Body Eating Coach
During the training, I really had the chance and took the time to look at myself. I feel so much more comfortable in my skin after these 8 months -- freer, more hopeful, and happier…This is a movement, and I would be doing myself and the planet a dis-service by not sharing it. I am excited about life again! Professionally, I am having breakthroughs with clients, specifically around binging and chronic dieting that are blowing me away. People are actually working through these behaviors at such a faster rate than I’ve ever seen before. I would recommend the Certification Training to others because this information is so soulful and profound to those who eat, which is EVERYONE. I feel everyone could take this training and feel freer and more at peace -- to come back home to body wisdom.
Erica Ingier - Mind Body Eating Coach + Wellness Coach
The nutritional training I got in medical school was worthless. I asked every week for recommendations on managing weight and other medical issues. I saw one of the Institutes videos and had never seen anyone address this from a mind-body-spirit approach. The Training has transformed the way I practice and has given me tools to use in situations where I really didn’t know what else to offer. I have gotten amazing results! The Training has increased my satisfaction and my work and has made me excited to have conversations that I would never have had before. I would recommend the Certification Training to others as it is so totally transformational! I can’t say enough about it, and I would love to encourage others, especially doctors, to learn more!
Celedonia Yue MD - Physician
The training was worth doing as it allowed me to move easily into a new career. It gave me the opportunity to help others and has given me tremendous hope for my future. It’s a bit hard to put into words how much this training has benefited me personally because it’s been a catalyst for changing my entire life. It’s given me the confidence to move forward and the feeling that I can finally make the difference in the world that I know I came here to make. The training has allowed me to continue working, doing something that is fulfilling and qualifying. After becoming ill and having severe digestive difficulties I had to abandon my career as a chef and was really left without much hope about my future. I can honestly say that at 55 I’m as excited about my future as I was at 19! Thank you! Without reservation I would recommend this training to others, assuming that I feel that the person and the training are a good match. I have had 4 years of university and 2 years of culinary school, and this is by far the best educational experience I have ever had. I also feel that it’s a good value for the money because it allows someone to completely retrain for a new career in 8 months.
Lynn Jennings - Conscious Eating Coach
I have been searching for the information provided in this training most of my adult life. The training was worth doing on so many levels and has transformed the person I am in a very meaningful way. It gave me an opportunity to look at “my stuff” in a gentle and compassionate way. I am finally making forward movement in loving the body I have and developing a healthier relationship with food. Professionally, this was a fabulous complement to my life coach training and health coach training. I now have the tools and vocabulary to effectively work with and support women to love themselves and their body and develop a healthier relationship with food.
Randi Shuster - Mind Body Eating Coach
The training gave me so many insights, ideas, and spiritual lessons to use with my clients. I got practical strategies to help people with their eating struggles. I also added credibility to my practice. Personally, I have grown info my feminine, become a better listener, and developed more empathy for others. Professionally, I’ve expanded my practice and seen growth in my clients. I feel that I have so much more to give them. I would recommend the Certification Training if you are called to this work - you won’t be disappointed! This is the real deal and there is such a need for The Institute for the Psychology of Eating’s message in the world.
Carissa Ferro - Mind Body Eating Coach
This training is what I have been seeking for a long time now. The content is so powerful, inspiring, moving, and complete! The way Marc speaks has a tremendous impact. Before I enrolled in the training I thought it was expensive. But now I think it was so worthy, and was much better than other training programs I took at the university level! Personally I grew so much in these 8 months. It was much more powerful than 20 years of therapy and centers. I became the woman that I always wanted to be. It made me feel like I was not alone in this journey and gave me the tools to make a strong body-mind connection. I would strongly recommend it because of its tremendous value to help people personally and professionally. It is so worthy! It gives us so many tools, so much information, and effective ways to use it.
Fabiana Makon - Mind Body Eating Coach + Economist
The training was worth doing because it was personally and professionally transformational. It has helped to take me to a high place of growth, insight, empowerment, spirituality, and happiness in both areas of my life. The training helped to reconnect me with my spirituality. It has also helped me to improve my relationship with my wife and kids as well as my extended family. The training has energized me with a new level of growth and really inspired me to relax into my life. It reconnected me with my gratitude throughout the day, not just some of the time. Professionally, the training allowed me to have the skill set, a road map, and insight to work with clients at a much deeper and more meaningful level. It taught me to see the higher/bigger goal and how to start to help people get some of that right away. It inspired me to keep getting better and made the work more exciting, purposeful, and meaningful. I would recommend the Certification Training to others for its profound material and delivery. It is life changing personally and professionally. Marc David is a Master, a thought leader, and a pioneer that will go down as an icon. I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to take the course. It has made a profoundly positive impact on me, my work, and my family. It will span generations I believe.
Pete Monchek - Fitness and Nutrition Consultant, Mind Body Eating Coach + Life Coach
The training was worth doing as it transformed my perspective around food, eating, and everything else we covered. It has opened my mind to different and larger ways of thinking and seeing myself and my clients. This training has opened a whole new approach for me in everything I do with other therapies as well. I am a different person today than I was when I began – my spirit, my energy, my emotions, my love and acceptance of my whole self, including my body image. I feel more “cohesive” and grounded and I am extremely happy and relieved... I am much more confident as a therapist/coach and I love my new “toolbox” of knowledge. My clients are loving the approach and are responding in some truly profound and amazing ways. I am no longer afraid to encounter certain topics and areas with my clients. I have already recommended the program to several people.
Connie Davis - BioEnergetic Practitioner + Mind Body Eating Coach
This training was an amazing and affordable way to completely shift the way I look at food and body image. It was so nice to hear Marc’s amazing wisdom over the last 8 months and I can’t wait to do more! Through this training I have been able to slow down and trust my intuition much more. It helped me to feel even more confident in myself and my skills and it has given me confidence that there really are great leaders in our world and that positive change is coming. Professionally, I feel much more confident and radiant with my clients and students. I have SO many more skills regarding mind body nutrition and eating psychology, and I am even more motivated to share my gifts and skills with the world. I would recommend the Certification Training to others because it was enjoyable, smart, intuitive, and I know this work can dramatically shift the lives of ANYONE who is ready and willing to open up.
Christie Rosen - Yoga teacher, Mind Body Eating Coach + Health Coach
This training has been worth its weight in gold. It has fed my mind, body, heart, soul, and spirit in immeasurable ways. So much cutting edge information delivered with so much wisdom, heart, and soul creates powerful alchemy!! I have experienced tremendous growth through this training in terms of my self-acceptance, self-confidence, and personal power. Not to mention amazing integration of my own life story. This course has infused my life with purpose, vision, and passion to serve, and I feel so powerfully that I have also been gifted with the tools necessary to do so effectively through this course. Overall, this course is a powerful source of healing that is SO deeply needed in this world. Healing and empowerment and training for the coaches who can now take the message out into the world to offer an opportunity for growth and healing in others. AMAZING!!
Beth Scheel-Pearson - Employment Attorney
Nothing else like this Training exists. I have been searching for a group of people who think the same way I do and for a program and a teacher who can put it into such a good vocabulary. This training is transformational, both personally and professionally, which makes it totally worth doing. This training helped me personally by teaching me to grow, to become embodied, to be okay with my body and so much more. I am so thankful that Marc was able to put the words in my mouth. And I am so thankful for the growth I have made and all the amazing people I got to hear and meet. Professionally this training has given me the certification to share things that I have felt and thought all along but haven’t had the authority to share or talk about. This is my third certification and it has enabled me to coach clients in a holistic way through many aspects of life. I would recommend this training to others because it is so truthful and authentic. The information provided in this training is so unbelievably powerful. I feel that everyone deserves to know all of this good stuff, as opposed to what everyone learns through the media and culture.
Tyler Smith - Personal Trainer, Mind Body Eating Coach + Health Coach
The training was worth way more than I paid. It allowed me to help others in a deeper way than other programs I know of. It has almost 100% completed my loving and beautiful relationship with food that has been in the works for years. I can now raise the vibration of friends, family, clients, and the whole collective – I can help heal the whole world. Personally, I feel like I am where I have I been trying to be for a long time. I feel happy and complete and in a madly loving relationship with FOOD. This program integrated the past 10 years of spiritual work and I am grateful BEYOND language. Professionally, I now have the words and tools to explain what I have always known in my heart, but didn’t know how to articulate. I feel confident that I can help people in the most real way possible to become who they are. I feel like I will be trusted and respected and sought after. I would recommend the Certification Training to others because it has incredible value personally, professionally, and collectively. If people truly want to help from a place of service this would be perfect and highly recommended. I would stay in this program for 10 years and would take any program offered by the Institute.
Brittany Clippingdale - Mind Body Eating Coach
This training has so opened my eyes to possibilities of truly helping humans gain back the power to be happy, to be healthy, to love themselves. I have grown so much as a person. I am still a work in progress, but have been given the tools to grow and evolve. Professionally, I no longer am teaching my classes that the only way to weight loss is LESS food, MORE exercise. I am looking forward to seeing clients and helping them evolve into what God has called them to do. I would recommend this training to anyone who truly wants to be a shining light in a world of darkness. We need more people aware and awake to what is happening around obesity and our toxic food chain.
Sandi Ashlock - High School Cook and Land & Water Aerobics Instructor
The training is worth doing as it gave me a profession in my retirement that allows me to give back. I’ve had so much personal growth from the training. I now love my body! I’ve looked at my bigger issues, not just the symptoms. I’ve learned so much more than I ever expected. I will have a new career in my retirement, one where I can contribute and give back. It’s setting the stage for this stage of my life. I have the tools to work with clients in an effective and compassionate way. I would recommend the Certification Training to others because it’s leading-edge and life changing.
Laurie Thompson - Mind Body Eating Coach
The training furthered my learning via the superstars who are the students. It allowed me to build connections and relationships with my tribe here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, to heal my relationship with food, and project me on a path of giving my true gift to the world. I transformed my relationship with myself, specifically relating to binge eating… I realized there is more to life than what I’m currently doing. The training benefited me professionally as I am more of a “whole” person overall, and I’m re-evaluating where my passions lie, and the life decisions I’ve made, and am now making, based on my career. I truly desire a different direction and value things other than the way I’ve spent my time. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating has brought that out of me. I would recommend the Certification Training to others because it will change your life. It’s far more valuable than any dollar amount. The experience is really inexplicable.
Vanessa Rogers - HR Practitioner & Mind Body Eating Coach
The training was worth doing because it really helped me a lot with dealing with my clients- being able to understand them on a deeper level and really be able to prescribe exercises to my clients and write up food programs that they really “needed.” On a personal level, the training really helped me deal with my own body image issues and my disordered eating patterns, which were quite severe before starting this training. It really helped me work through those problems on a level which I wasn’t aware of previously. It has helped me find triggers in my diet which were causing my mental states, which I had just previously assumed were just all external issues. Professionally, I have now being able to expand my personal training and wellness coaching business. It really has helped me gain a better understanding of the people that I come into contact with and I am able to better work with them on a deeper level. I now really understand the importance of mind-body nutrition and how it really does impact every aspect of someone’s life when there is an element that isn’t quite right. I would recommend the Certification Training to others, because it has helped me tremendously! Even if I never use the training to a full professional capacity, it has still transformed my life for the better and changed my mindset around what I eat, how I eat it, and how food affects me on a mental, physical and spiritual level.
Sade Cristinelli - Personal Trainer + Mind Body Eating Coach
I always knew there were deeper issues beneath my struggle with weight and also the ability to love myself and take care of myself. This training gave me access to forgive myself and begin to really heal. Professionally, the training gave me a surge of purpose and potential as well as a new career. I would recommend this training to others because I believe this is a vital piece of the puzzle when talking about health and the body. It’s more than a training, it’s a call to action.
Natalie Baack - Film Market Research Analyst + Mind Body Eating Coach
The training was a catalyst for necessary healing in my life as well as a playground to safely explore many issues I have not fully dealt with or digested. I am more fully me. I am empowered. I have become more comfortable owning my own womanhood and femininity as far as my strength and ability to stand up for myself, to know what I need and want, and to reclaim my voice in the world. Professionally, I have been able to take a big step towards a goal I’ve always had -- to be able to help others in the issues of health and nutrition. This training has been the fiber that has woven my past experience and story into a future as a coach and healer. The Certification Training is more than just training on how to be a good coach. It is a life transforming experience on so many levels. It is nourishment for the soul and a rebalancing of self, it’s food for loving and self acceptance.
Cindy Lehew-Nehrbass - Dance instructor/Studio Owner + Mind Body Eating Coach
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.
Anita Avalos - Holistic Health, Eating Psychology & Body-Food Relationship Coach
This training surpassed all my expectations. There was a continuous flow of game-changing concepts and invaluable insights on the interconnection between food, people, and environment, for the duration of the training. This program has given me a fresh new perspective on how to connect with clients, and also helped me to better understand myself. With all the brilliant knowledge given to us I feel more at ease and confident going forth on my new journey as a Mind Body Eating Coach. I am more equipped to help future clients become their best selves and help them fulfill their deepest desires because we were handed the lifetime tools to guide them through their journey of optimum well-being. I am very grateful to Marc David and I highly recommend this program.
Lauren Rosenzweig - Mind Body Eating 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.
Nina Puckett - Holistic Health + Mind Body Eating Coach
Thank you, Marc and Emily, for the life changing work that you do! Taking the Mind Body Eating Coach Training at IPE has changed my life in ways that nothing else could do. I have more self -respect and more self – confidence now. For the first time in my life I truly believe that I have a gift to share with others and that I am good enough, just as I am, to share it. Having struggled with binge-eating my entire life, I feel that I now have the tools to help myself and my clients. More than that, I now have a tribe of my own, of people who really understand me. Blessings to you as you continue to evolve your business and yourselves to become the best that you can be.
Loyce Bushey - Mind Body Eating 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.
Elise Museles - Eating Psychology + Nutrition Expert; Founder, Kale & Chocolate
Standing in awe, I submit to you a heart-felt “thank you” to Marc, Emily and all the staff at IPE for this amazing training! While I knew I was going to enjoy and be changed by it, I could not have known the extent. Marc was so correct when he said we would get more than our money’s worth; I know I certainly have. Honestly, I have to tell you that I literally cried my way through the first 3 modules as concept after concept hit home for me and truly resonated in me. I actually journaled and journaled…something I have never felt inclined to do. The catharsis and enlightenment were remarkable! Having completed the program, I presently feel about 1,000 pounds lighter, although I am, in actuality, only 15 pounds lighter. I now understand that most people have experienced the types of disappointments, sadness, betrayals, etc. as I have – only many have experienced much worse. (This was so HUGE for me!). I now feel justified & grateful for my emotional eating/overeating tendency, and joyfully empowered by the wisdom that I have gleaned from it…while simultaneously relinquishing it. I am more grounded, more relaxed, more grateful, more joyous, more loving, more patient, more positive, more energetic, happier, healthier….ah, the list goes on! Truly, I was in such a deep, dark hole when I started this program, and now I have a renewed zest for life, a new exciting and meaningful career path to embark upon, and a dramatically improved level of health and overall well being. Anyone who is looking for a unique, transformational, and totally uplifting experience should not think twice about completing this training. It is comprehensive , organized, fresh, original, enlightening, and empowering. You will not get anything like it anywhere else!
Carla Finney - Mind Body Eating Coach
When I signed up for this coaching program, my main goals were to learn more about nutrition, psychology, coaching, and business. Now as a certified coach in the psychology of eating, I am proud to say that I have achieved my goals! I am starting a new business, have my first coaching clients coming in, and feel that I have learned much about my own relationship with eating. As a health-conscious person for many years I assumed I didn't really struggle with eating challenges the way that many do, but taking this program I realized that I had some unhealthy behaviors including some binge eating...The weekly study offered me compassion and curiosity for my (unhealthy) eating habits and allowed me to refocus on what's important - loving my self and body, eating HIGH QUALITY ingredients, and taking more time for the whole eating process - grocery shopping (farmers markets!), preparing meals, and savoring the food! Now I feel more inspired about and engaged in my health than ever before! It's becoming more and more clear to me how absolutely essential it is for us to inquire into what we're putting into our bodies...we can CHOOSE greater health, and when we have a supportive community (thanks to IPE Facebook!), a compassionate approach, constant education, it makes it easy and fun to make positive changes. ...Good news - with all these benefits I just ran my first triathlon and placed in the top 5%! Thank you so much for everything Marc, Emily, Stephanie, and all of IPE!
Peter Craig - Mind Body Eating Coach
The MBECC training opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at eating, nutrition and the body. For years I put restrictions on myself with food, but now I know better. Learning what stress can do to the body was a very powerful lesson and it is a lesson that I never forget. The training also helped me become a better listener. I recommend IPE Training because it is life changing. You cannot take this training and not have your life transformed personally and professionally. There's a lot of information, but you also walk away with nuggets of wisdom that you will carry for a lifetime. Marc David is an amazing teacher, a man full of infinite wisdom who brings out the best in people and in the world. I thank God for the opportunity to be one of Marc's student. My life has forever been changed because of this training. Thank you, Marc David and the IPE team!
Evelyn Parham, M.S. - Mind Body Eating Coach
To say this training is life-changing would be an understatement. I originally enrolled hoping to better my own relationship with food and body. I got that and so much more! Not only have I found a joy and peace that I had forgotten was possible, but I have also found a new, inspiring career as a Mind Body Eating Coach! The video lectures are very comprehensive, informative, compassionate, and authentic - and at times they made me laugh. The handouts provide a great set of tools to use both in your studies and for your own coaching practice. The Institute staff are extremely responsive to questions, the teleclasses provide valuable opportunity for interaction, and the support and sharing through the Facebook group has been invaluable. I feel like I have found a new family. I highly recommend this training to anyone who is in a wellness field, in fact, to anyone who is an eater! It is well worth the investment! Just be prepared - you will not emerge the same person as when you started, and that's a good thing.
Dawn MacLaughlin - Mind Body Eating Coach
Having just completed the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, I have to say my overall feeling is, "I couldn't feel more fortunate for having participated in the Program!!" Honestly. I've been a Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years. I've worked in clinics as well as had a private psychotherapy practice. I've attended seminars too numerous to list; have an advanced post-graduate certificate in working with clients with addictive disorders, and have graduated from a psychotherapeutic, psychoanalytic institute in NYC. In short, I have a lot I can compare to. The training I've received through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I can say with enormous confidence and enthusiasm, was "outstanding!" One of the first things that struck me once I started to listen to Marc's sections of study, was how clearly he spoke, how warm and nurturing he was and what a powerhouse of information he was and is! I became very interested in working with people who wanted to lose weight. Marc puts everything together so carefully and succinctly. His attention to detail and care in explaining his points is absolutely phenomenal and unlike any other training I've ever attended. I've integrated the material in both my personal life and professional world. I was a tight, controlled eater before I began this training. I was also uptight about any kind of weight gain. I now have a better quality of eating. My body is grateful! While I was for many years quite aware and focused on consuming high quality food with regard to nutrition, I now luxuriate in the addition of nourishment, warmth and soothing of my body and soul with food and love. Professionally speaking, I've redirected my private practice from "The Paleo Shrink" to the "The HealthShrink". Yep, new name, new logo, new website, new practice! I've already given a health seminar with the knowledge I've gained which went over incredibly well! I'm truly excited to be able to give people information and hope from what I have learned throughout my career and especially now topped with the phenomenal training at IPE. How fortunate am I? I'm very grateful for the gift of the Institute! So, in short, run don't walk to register for this Training. It is mind blowing, life changing and soul evolving! I promise!
Susan D’addario - Mind Body Eating Coach
Since starting this training in fall 2014 I never regretted even once that I invested my time, energy and finances in taking it. I am confident that I have a unique skillset to offer to the world. IPE´s training consisted of many many hours of videos created by the most mind-blowing teacher that I’ve had the honor to study with. We had to chance to ask any questions during teleclasses, we received great printable handouts and we were exquisitely taken care of by a team of dedicated and very friendly student service staff. The facebook group was an invaluable resource of information, support, inspiration and just plain human warmth and love. In the beginning I didn’t fully understand what Marc meant by the term "tribe", but now I know what it feels like to be a part of an amazing circle of like-minded individuals who are out there to help transform the consciousness of the world. Don’t be worried that you won’t learn enough during this training - there is a wealth of tools and distinctions that will make you able to handle many different types of clients. Marc´s engaging and crystal clear teaching style will not leave you confused and uncertain about which way to go once you’re done. But I should mention that this training is not for those who only want to study an interesting subject and become certified coaches. You cannot go through this program and come out as an unchanged person. You will be forced to look at hidden parts of yourself and examine your own relationship with your body, food, the people in your world, your past and much more. The transformation that you will undergo as a human being doesn’t have any price tag and the money invested in the training doesn’t even come close to the true value of becoming a more conscious and open person. I am forever grateful for the decision to join the holistic health movement initiated by the IPE.
Michaela Pavlikova - Mind Body Eating Coach
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.
Elisa Markhoff - Mind Body Eating Coach + Founder of Smart Girls Don’t Diet
I was drawn to this training by an inner obsession with having the perfect body and eating the perfect diet. I had attempted to heal my inner conflict through meditation, self help books, and therapy, to no avail. I was in search of answers, and I knew and felt that somehow I would find them here. In this training I found a support group that spoke and understood my language of toxic nutritional and physical beliefs . As the program unfolded, I began to notice not only how I came to be who I was, but also that there was more to me than I realized. My biggest "A-Ha" moments were in realizing how much I had been living on the surface without ever going deeper. I quickly discovered a world inside of me where soul, depth, silence and awareness resided. Marc's love, tenacity and wise teachings have helped me re-wire my thinking and change my life story. Some of the big life lessons I've learned here at IPE have been Speaking the Truth, Embracing a Positive Spirituality, and Embracing the Masculine. I am closer and closer to being perfectly okay with who I am. I am no longer tightly controlling my looks and food intake to distract from the areas in my life that I was avoiding. What started out as a mission to become a Mind Body Eating Coach, quickly became much more than that. I found myself on a journey to inner healing. I found myself being one of Marc's clients, while at the same time empowering myself as a potential Eating Coach. Today, I am a proponent of slowing down with food and life. My gift is to help people look deeper within themselves, because that's where the answers lie. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who has an open mind to receiving an education unlike any other. We're not learning just about food here at IPE, we're learning how to live life in a much more enriched way. Be prepared to learn a new language. It's a language of love, truth, awareness and surrender. Today, eight months later, I know myself much better, I'm happier and I live more on the inside than on the outside.
Michele Meloni - Mind Body Eating Coach
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.
Toi Holliday - Consultant + Founder of Toi’s Natural Health Center
The training has been so powerful!!! It’s helped me reframe my history of drug addiction, binge eating, and rigid dieting and learn about eating, and emotional regulation. It’s helped me make sense of my story. I’ve experienced profound healing in mind, body, heart, and soul. I’ve been touched to the core by my own self. I’ve been touched to the core by Marc, too. I’m beyond grateful and so healed. Professionally, the training has given me tools and distinctions to address emotional wellness, body-mind connection, and spirituality with clients and students. I intend to rebrand my business to more truly convey my holistic learnings. This training gave me a platform to stand on for this!
Laura-Maria Hornsby - Wellness and Weight loss Teacher and Health Coach
I Didn’t Want it to End! I just would like the opportunity to share how much I have learned and grown from this training. It has been truly inspirational. Right from the start I have had so many ‘aha’ moments – sudden realisations to so many unanswered meanderings of the mind as well as formed questions. Some of those answers have come to questions that I had occurred to me to even think about. I recommend this program most absolutely.
Weston Baker - Mind Body Eating Coach
The amount of in-depth information offered in such a comprehensive format has been worth the cost of admission. Even though I haven’t suffered from eating or weight issues, the scope of this body of work has been transformational. The training benefited me personally by bringing to the surface the issues of control I have around my entire life, which are reflected in my relationship with the symptom called controlled eating, using food metaphors to open up my sexual healing; embracing my own femininity and being okay with it. Astonishing. The benefits to my family from this training have been incredible. I have been able to be the hub of healing for our family constellation. I would recommend the Certification Training to others because it is comprehensive, in-depth, and wise beyond words. Moving and ground-breaking. Worthy of being shared.
Bethany Kiele - Mind Body Eating Coach
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 - Mind Body Eating Coach
I can't even begin to describe how much the Institute for the Psychology of Eating Coaching Certification program has meant to me. Not only has it inspired personal changes in my life and my relationship with food, but I feel totally prepared to take on coaching clients (and I have a background of corporate finance not nutrition OR coaching). There are really three components of the program: nutrition, psychology and business development and together you will learn enough information in all three of these areas to start a successful business. People are fascinated with the concept of "the psychology of eating" and I have picked up several clients during the training without doing anything other than having a conversation about what we were learning in our current module. Marc is a wonderful teacher and I will truly miss his audio lectures. I took this certification training while working full time and juggling two kids, two dogs and one husband and a busy workout schedule - so it is possible to fit into just about any lifestyle. Well worth the money on so many levels.
Julie Siegel - Mind Body Eating Coach
While this work is so beneficial for what I do with clients, the therapeutic value for myself has been unexpected and invaluable! As I dig deeper for myself, I know my work with clients is going deeper. The world needs us to share our gifts in this area. Personally, the training made me feel like the missing piece to the puzzle of my life has been found. The training benefited me professionally, by allowing me to dig deeper with my clients who experience food, weight, body image issues, as well as depression and anxiety. I have had many personal “aha” moments, and I am seeing the same with my clients. This work has helped me to find passion again for the work I do. I would recommend the Certification Training to others because this work is SO NECESSARY! I truly believe it is a gift we give to ourselves and others.
Pamela Peldo - Therapist + Mind Body Eating 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Nancy Loeffler - 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 Mind Body Eating 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Maureen Wielansky - Holistic Health + Mind Body Eating 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.
Arielle Brown - Nourishment Psychology Coach
If you are looking to grow and evolve, both personally and professionally, look no further. The Mind Body Eating 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.
Amy Bondar - Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Nutritional Therapist + Mind Body Eating Coach
As a woman in recovery from bulimia for nearly 20 years and now a depth psychotherapist who specialises in the field of eating disorders for the last 15 years - I often despair at the state of treatment for eating difficulties. The soul is still largely neglected in modern psychology and in the treatment of eating difficulties where the focus is largely about treating clients from an illness, disease and medical model perspective. As a former sufferer of bulimia and a professional within this field, I personally find this pathologising and suspect it is one of the reasons that recovery is traditionally so difficult. We need to find a new language around this work - at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, they are doing just that - this is soul work at its best! I can't praise this training and the wonderful staff at IPE high enough. Thanks for all of your support in deepening my own journey, both personally and professionally.
Jodie Gale - Mind Body Eating Coach
Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training was one of the best investments I've ever made. It has helped me with my own personal journey and equipped me with awesome tools to help others. I've been active in natural healing, bodywork and coaching for many years and this training helped me create a solid foundation and bring together all that I've done and learned before in a new and innovative way. I'm excited to continue on my life's mission and be able to help others reach their goals. Marc David has a way of presenting ideas and concepts that reaches to the core. I ended up losing that last little bit of weight that was hanging around refusing to budge. I'm more at peace with myself now than ever before. I would very enthusiastically encourage anyone interested in helping others, and themselves, to invest in this training.
Michael Griffin - Mind Body Eating Coach
I have to say that I absolutely LOVED this training! As someone who has been interested in the body and health, healing and food for a while and has read all sorts and tried all sorts but nothing ever felt 'right' and tuned in to my beliefs. When I finally found Marc David and read his book I felt like I FINALLY found THE resonance I was looking for. Everything I believed, he wrote about! It was 'right' from then on and I love that this training exists and is something that can take my knowledge and intuition to the next level. I love that I now have the tools with which to help others find their centre, accept themselves fully and release excess through love and kindness, not stress and strain of the body and mind. This training is truly a revolution and I am so happy to be a part of it! It is something that I happily carry alongside my other trainings and I am so excited to be able to now have a new angle on health, food, body image and weight. It truly is transformational! And I am going to enjoy the course for years to come, I am sure! Personal transformations, professional development - it has it all! Loved it! Thank you!!!
Danica Karic - Mind Body Eating Coach
I loved every minute of this training: from Marc David's passion for his subject and his loving and compassionate teaching style to the unconditional support I felt from the other students via the Facebook page. The most powerful teaching for me was to embrace my symptoms rather than to fight against them, to treat myself with love and kindness and look for the deeper meanings hidden in any eating challenge I may be facing at any given time. Professionally I have a toolbox of powerful skills to work with that will give clients real results. I can let go of trying to "fix" clients and turn instead to the wisdom of a Higher Power and my own intuition by really listening to what's being said as well as what's running deeper underneath the surface of things. Personally during the training I lost 15 lbs because I learned to relax and let go of stress by radically changing my environment to one that nourished my soul and gave me joy. I learned to slow down and savour life in the moment. I would highly recommend this training to anyone interested in Mind/Body Nutrition and the Psychology of Eating because it doesn't just impact you for the 8 months you are in the training, it will be working on you and those you come across for years to come if you truly learn to listen.
Iris Ztarr - Mind Body Eating Coach/SoulCollage® Facilitator/Artist
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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Ronda Bartley - Mind Body Eating Coach
Completing the certification for Eating Psychology course has been a powerful and inspiring experience for me, both professionally and personally. I have learned so many tools to use for my clients as they reclaim a fulfilled and healthy life. I feel more prepared and more relaxed; not feeling the need to "fix" my client, but instead help guide them and offer them solid tools they can take from our sessions and build upon to empower themselves. I love being on the cutting edge of helping others attain optimal health in ways they may never have experienced previously. Being in the medical profession for many years, I have seen the results of care being provided in a dictatorial way. The IPE training affirms what I have seen be more effective, and is much more rewarding both for the professional and the client. I have always known that there is more to a client's weight (and sometimes medical) issues than simply food and activity. I appreciate this more after Marc David's training, as we delved into the many components that make up the whole person and why we do what we do. I highly recommend IPE Training for anyone interested in enriching the lives of those they touch in their practice, as it is like no other training I have encountered. It truly takes into account the whole person. It encourages the counselor to use techniques that bring out the best in the client, and gently invites them to find in themselves the power to heal themselves. How fulfilling!
Nancy Martin - Mind Body Eating 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!
Marilyn Aspen - Mind Body Eating 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 Mind Body Eating 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 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Nancy-Thompson - 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 - Eating Psychology + Holistic Health Coach
Marc David’s teachings are nothing less than profound, deep, comprehensive, innovative, complex, inspirational, and full of love and wisdom. Through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating’s Certification program I have not only acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective and compassionate counselor, but I have gained the thorough understanding of our inner world’s profound effect on our outer expression, relationship with food, metabolism, health, and happiness. If your desire is to facilitate the healing and transformation of people on this planet in a meaningful and lasting way that transcends the standard mentality of “fixing” people who are “broken”, if you want to be part of a necessary shift in the way our modern day culture narrowly defines beauty and personal worth, then I wholeheartedly recommend this program. Marc’s many years of experience as a leader in the field of nutritional psychology make him the ideal teacher in this realm. IPE provides a stellar educational experience that is accompanied by tremendous support. From the staff to the private online community there is always someone there to hear you out. The value of this program far exceeds the monetary realm. If you are committed to igniting that internal spark of personal realization and growth for you and your clients, then you have arrived at the proper place. IPE has given me the tools to continually assess my own life in order to live it as fully as possible, as well as be a counselor to those who are in need of an inner awakening.
Alana Morrison - 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 to 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 - Mind Body Eating Coach + 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!
Julie Felsher, CHHC, CPT - Holistic Health Expert + Founder, 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.
Ingrid Arna - 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Annelise Woitulewicz - Mind Body Eating Coach
The training from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating has been a beneficial bridge between my work as a Psychotherapist and Naturopath. I would recommend the training for any professionals wanting to sharpen their edge and widen their scope into some cutting edge material; specifically with regard to the inclusion of the soul.
Christie Wilson, N.D - Mind Body Eating 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Florence Cameron - Nutritional Advisor and Mind Body Eating Coach
For me, the community and the resources are some of the most memorable parts of the Mind Body Eating 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.
Jessica Vazquez - Mind Body Eating Coach
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
When I first learned of the Mind Body Eating 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!
Ashly Torian - 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.
Maria Montemayor - Holistic Health + Mind Body Eating 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 its 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Autumn Smith - Mind Body Eating Coach
I can absolutely recommend this training! It is worth every penny - no, you get much more than it costs. Already in the first of seven modules I learned so much about personal growth, about how to deal with uncertainty, about masculine and feminine psychology, about soul lessons, about what healing really is, about the stress response and of course about Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. And it is not just bare information; it is the perfect combination of wisdom, science, humor, case studies and Marc David's enormous experience. And this astonishing curriculum goes on for each and every one of the modules. I really didn't expected that I would get so much out of this training, especially not so much challenge, pushed buttons, and personality growth boosters, and so I can especially recommend the training for people that are looking out for a combination of personal transformation and ground-based knowledge and science. And the best thing about the training is that you can keep the recordings of the training for a lifetime and redo the training over and over again.
Ich kann dieses Training voll und ganz Empfehlen! Es ist jeden Cent wert - nein, man bekommt viel mehr als es kostet. Schon im ersten von sieben Modulen habe ich so unglaublich viel unerwartetes über Persönlichkeitsentwicklung, den Umgang mit der Ungewissheit, über männliche und weibliche Psychologie, über Seelenlektionen, über das was Heilung wirklich ist, über die Stressreaktion und was sie im Körper auslöst und natürlich über Ernährungspsychologie und Geist-Körper- Ernährung gelernt. Und das erstaunliche ist, dass geht dann jedes Modul so weiter. Das besondere an dieser Ausbildung ist auch, dass nicht nur nackte Informationen, sondern die ideale Kombination aus Weisheit, Wissenschaft, Humor, Fallstudien und Marc Davids riesigen Erfahrungsschatz gelehrt wird. Ich habe wirklich nicht erwartet so viel aus dieser Ausbildung ziehen zu können, vor allem nicht so viele persönliche Wachstumsimpulse. Deshalb kann ich diese Ausbildung vor allem jenen empfehlen, die eine Kombination aus Persönlichkeitsentwicklung und wissenschaftlich fundiertem Wissen suchen. Das Beste an dieser Ausbildung ist aber, dass man die Aufnahmen der Ausbildung für immer behalten kann und so immer wieder die Teile der Ausbildung nachhören kann in die man sich vertiefen möchte oder die man noch nicht vollständig verstanden hat. (Munich, Germany)
Sebastian Weber, M.A. - Sport Scientist + Logotherapist + Mind Body Eating 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.
Emma Teitel - 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.
Thoby Solheim - LifeCoach 2.0 + Mind Body Eating 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.
Jenna Abernathy - Mind Body Eating Coach + Founder, Divine Hunger
IPE's Mind Body Eating 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.
Diana Bohan - Personal Nutrition, Embodiment, + Mind Body Eating Coach
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!
Cynthia Stadd - CEE, Chief Empowered Eater
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 Mind Body Eating 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!
Julia Curry - Mind Body Eating 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Nick Cedarlund - Mind Body Eating Coach
Speaking from my body and my soul, the Mind Body Eating 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 completely under-prepared for the amazing education IPE provides! Truthfully, I have a hard time not talking about it. Even though it was 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.
Katie Holmes - Health + Wellness Mind Body Eating 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.
Teri Foley - Mind Body Eating 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 Mind Body Eating 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!).
Karen Schachter - 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 been 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Alexandra Diaz - Mind Body Eating Coach + Embodiment Counselor
Taking part in the Mind Body Eating 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.
Wieslawa Rusin - Mind Body Eating Coach Poland
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.
Most of us have heard the saying "opportunity knocks." When I registered for the IPE Professional Mind Body Eating Coach Training, I knew that I was signing up for a unique program taught by Marc David and that the content would be very interesting and valuable to me. But what I didn't know was that I would also be given the opportunity to heal my own relationship with food, become part of a community of smart, like-minded individuals, and graduate with a tool kit of advanced skills to help others in my coaching practice. This program exceeded my expectations on every level. Each module was interesting, well organized, professionally delivered, and full of supplemental materials and recordings. The IPE staff is very accessible and supportive, making this distance learning program feel very personal. My heartfelt thanks to Marc and Emily for creating a wonderful program and to the IPE staff for all you do in support of it. This valuable information can now travel around the world and back. I hope these brilliant teachings, full of wisdom and insight, help heal all who are still waiting to learn these lessons. Thank you again to the Institute for so generously sharing this work with me.
Susan Beckman Reagan - Founder + Director of Defining Nutrition
Thank you so much for all of your dedication to this training. The detail and subject matter has been so very interesting, and LIFE CHANGING. I came into this program as a Water and Land Aerobics teacher thinking that all these years I have been helping all of my students with the right advice. Wrong! I now know that less intake and more output is not the correct way to lose weight. What an eye opener.
A few of the most powerful moments for me is now realizing that if "WE" do not start taking care of each other with kind words, with touch, with tenderness, that "we" as the human race will go extinct. We will become just another number is the massive amount of just numbers and fade into the dark hole. We must stand for one another no matter of color or size or gender. Marc David is such a great teacher, and advocate for every human’s rights.I am new to the field of coaching, and will just be starting my own practice, and I am looking forward to spreading the word of kindness, and understanding, and LISTENING. If you are at all on the fence about what this training can do for you, remember it is not just for you, but for all those you can help. We must turn the thinking of this planet around, and quickly. Put your faith and trust in this program, it is a LIFE changer. Thank you again to Marc and his wonderful staff.
Sandi Ashlock - Mind Body Eating Coach
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.
Shelby Frago - Mind Body Eating 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.
Andrea Radi - Mind Body Eating Coach Saudi Arabia
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!
Stacey Morgenstern - 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.
Lauren Raines - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Mind Body Eating 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Carey Peters - 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.
Alexandra Jamieson - 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!
John Sanchez - Mind Body Eating 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.
Csilla-Laura David - Mind Body Eating 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.
Rachael Codina - Mind Body Eating 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 + Mind Body Eating 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Debra Dennis - Founder + Nourishing Sage at Indigo Lifestyle Solutions, Inc.
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 - Mind Body Eating 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 Mind Body Eating 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.
Susannah McAlwey - Nourishment and Mind Body Eating Coach + Founder of Full Spectrum Healing Perth, Australia
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.
Mary Craumer - Mind Body Eating 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, Psy.D. - Mind Body Eating Coach
My heart is so full it feels as if it could explode in love. I was divinely guided and called to this amazing body of work and this training. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating has forever changed my life in the most beautiful way. It has empowered me to fully step into the strength and truth of who I am as a coach, healer and counsellor allowing me to shine my light more brightly and has given me the confidence in helping others to shine theirs. This training has helped me to grow not only as a practitioner but as a being, a spiritual being. I have grown in my heart and soul and taken a giant leap into deeper self awareness and a deeper understanding of my practice. This training has accelerated me as a healer and has given me more tools to better my work, to serve, and to give my gifts more fully. I have a greater trust in my own journey and feel more empowered and confident in walking alongside my clients on theirs. This experience has been a beautiful, magical dance of awakening and remembering back to myself and the truth of my wholeness, of who I am and what I was meant to do here on planet earth. I am filled with so much gratitude and am forever thankful.
Jessica Hughes - Mind Body Eating Coach and Conscious Thoughts Counselor
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.
Diane Schnier - 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 Mind Body Eating 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, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist + MindBody Nutrition Coach
The Mind Body Eating 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 every day.
Tara Crawford - 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.
Nina Manolson - Health Coach + Psychology of Eating Coach
IPE’s Mind Body Eating 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.
Stepheny Antrobus - Nutrition Consultant + Mind Body Eating Coach
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 Mind Body Eating 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, it's 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!
Nafissa Shireen - Executive Health + Success Coach
I knew I wanted to go back to school and learn about nutrition and how our body and mind work together, but I was looking for something different, exciting, with a new approach. A program that would change people's lives on the long term and work with them on a deep level. Needless to say, I found just that. The education I received was beyond any of my expectations. It not only gave me the tools I need to start my new practice but it also changed me on a level that I never could have imagined. Marc David is an amazing, inspirational and extremely knowledgeable teacher and if you have the choice to choose any training in the nutrition and mind body fields, I recommend this one! Life changing indeed. Thank you.
Coralie Medrano - Mind Body Eating Coach
This training is everything I hoped it would be! I have experienced so many subtle changes in my own relationship with food as a result of Marc's shared wisdom, and look forward to helping my clients to experience such breakthroughs in the future. I would recommend an IPE training to anyone who wants to help people with concerns around weight, food or health to achieve real and lasting change.
Olivia Righton - Nutrition and Mind Body Eating Coach
This training is for the world’s mavericks, for change-makers and for forward thinkers. Marc’s teaching style is compelling; his passion for this work, his insight into the psychology of eating, and his unconditional caring and kindness for every one of his clients and his students, is profound. The wisdom in this training is life changing, on many levels, as I have personally experienced. From simple nutritional strategies to deep psychological transformations, the work will touch everyone in some way. I have experienced a personal evolution in the way I relate to my body. My heart has been opened, my Spirit is soaring, and my mind has been changed. I’m learning to see life through a new lens of peace, self-acceptance, trust, surrender and Truth, whilst nurturing a new and arousing sense of self-empowerment and excitement for what this life has to offer, and indeed what I have to offer. This training has been the most captivating work I’ve ever studied, and it has inspired me into further growth, evolution and learning.
Charlotte Sinclair - Mind Body Eating Coach
I discovered Marc David among 50 other nutritionists during a webinar. His approach to the subject of emotions and who we are as humans and our eating habits resonated with me deeply. I wasn't imagining at the time that I would be taking his training because I already had a master's degree in mind body wellness. Studying the psychology of eating and mind body nutrition with Marc David was a gift from the universe for me. Through his many years of working with individuals, he has brought forth a point of view that addresses the concerns of the individual, the nation and the world all with heartfelt wisdom. He answered questions about eating behaviors that had challenged me for a lifetime. Its difficult to put into words the impact of this course. It's perfectly organized, completely supportive, impactful, important and fulfilling. The training provides essential information around all the different areas of being an eating psychology and mind body nutrition coach. Every lesson was like a private session that helped me to not only look at what is happening in the world but also how I've been affected by the world view. Working with Marc is a gift that he shares with complete authenticity. His compassionate point of view was the most powerful lesson that I learned. It never flinches no matter what the client’s challenge.
Susan Gerrish - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has completely changed my life for good! It has not only opened my eyes regarding my relationship with food and my body, it also gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to start helping other women to find their own true and happiness. All my gratitude to Marc David and the Institute team!
Isabel Blanco - Mind Body Eating Coach
I am a personal trainer and I have always believed that every individual is unique. Therefore, there is no one size fits all program or diet that I could make use of. To help guide my clients with their weight issues I would mix and match much of the knowledge I had acquired along the way. Even though I have had many successes there were still some I could not help. Then the question "WHY?" How many times have I asked that question…What else could I be doing? The answer came to me while I was listening to a podcast I had recently subscribed and Marc David was featured there. Listening to his words and wisdom, it really felt as if I had discovered a new world and it made me all excited. The Training brought me together with like minded people from all over the world and wisely guided me to find the answers to my questions even more. It helped me see my true calling, and for that I am forever grateful. I am still in awe of this approach to food and how much it is profoundly connected to our inner beliefs. I wish this wisdom could be shared with as many people as possible. In the personal realm, I became more grounded, confident, positive and in a strange way sure about my future by learning to relax into uncertainty. And today I am a very proud professional to be a certified Mind Body Eating Coach. I would recommend this training to anyone who wishes to understand people and their relationship with food. Thank you to everyone at the Institute.
Akane Gushiken - Mind Body Eating Coach
After getting to know Marc David and The Institute for the Psychology of Eating through their Online Summit last year, the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training was in my sites and I just had to grab it. Eight months later I can tell you my world has been turned upside down and I don't want it 'right' way up ever again. And yes, there were tears. The ideas in this training are magnificent. They're pure and they're simple and that's what makes them so beautiful. The content was new and fresh for me - and it works! Marc's delivery style is delicious. I could listen to him speak every day - in fact I have for the last eight months and I think I'll start it all again very soon. Delivery style in an online course is important to me. It's this delivery that makes or breaks the learning and for me, the Institute absolutely delivered. Now it's my job to go into the world a little wiser and a little clearer. I'm launching my own online portal called The Nourish Affect. It'll be a place for my audience to be inspired around their relationship with food.
Cordelia Vecchio - Mind Body Eating Coach
Taking the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification has given me a way to make a difference in people's' lives. It has been a way of giving back. It has also changed my life. I have learned over the past few years how to be healthier, cook, and shop better. But, I didn't have the knowledge I needed to get this across to the people who need it. This course has given me the tools I need to help people.
I have learned for the first time how to talk to people about their lives and health in a professional way and to be able to see places in their lives where they can make a change to have a healthier and happier life as well as improve their health. I am taking the concepts I have learned in this Training and am putting them together with what I know already about food, herbs, and the knowledge I have from being a medical transcriptionist. I am now able to help the people who come to me. I was really worried about being able to take tests after so many years of not being in school. However, the way the Institute for the Psychology of Eating handles it, I have been able to work my full-time job and do the Training.
I have had chronic stress most of my life. In the past 20 years, I have lived as if I needed to run through life to get more done. It simply doesn't work. It affects every aspect of our lives. I wanted to be able to deal with life like my grandparents used to and to pass on good eating habits and healthy habits to my granddaughters. Now that I am seeing clients, I can see what Marc talked about when he says you attract the clients you need. So far, every client I have had has chronic stress and similar issues to those I have faced. It is so wonderful to talk to them, hear their issues, and see the transformation in their lives when they see it isn't as difficult as they had feared.
I would recommend this to other people because it is a good fit with many types of alternative health strategies such as herbs, essential oils, and nutrition. It is also great for those, who like me, want to give back and have a way to support themselves at the same time.
Katherine Davis - Mind Body Eating Coach
This Training has been more than I could have ever expected. I researched a lot of health coaching programs but was drawn to the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training for many reasons. The approach is unlike any other; it's soulful, positive and empowering. I honestly did not anticipate the personal growth and development that has come along with doing this body of work. Having done the exercises and used the tools provided in this Training myself, I feel confident recommending them to clients as I have seen the transformation that has occurred in my own life. If the reward stopped there, it would still be worth it. But, nothing compares to the feeling you get when you help your first client!
I truly believe that the connections made during this Training with fellow classmates will last a lifetime. The staff at IPE is very quick to respond to questions and has offered a safe and supportive space for all of us to share, learn, and grow together. The format (audio/videos) has made it easy and doable to work at your own pace. The deadlines also help to keep you on track, which has been very beneficial for me. Whether your interest in this Training comes from a personal or professional standpoint, don't hesitate as it is sure to have a positive impact in both areas!
Chandra Spillman - Mind Body Nutrition Coach
A year ago I would have never believed that learning about nutrition could get you on such a spiritual journey. Before the Training I already considered myself a very open minded person. Marc proved to me how small my worldview in fact was and that there was more to discover and to understand. The most important thing I had to learn was that all the knowledge that I have is worthless if I am not able to convey it in a loving and compassionate way in a space that serves the other person. My goodness, after what I have learned in this Training about working with people I can´t believe what a cavewoman I was before! I think EVERYONE who works with people should undertake a coaching training in some form.
I am so forever grateful about all the personal growth that I was allowed to experience thanks to this Training. Before the Training I had already healed a lot physically, but there were so many old psychological wounds that still needed my attention and that were now able to show up in a safe and bearable manner. I am now able to deal in a more relaxed, compassionate and understanding way with my own body. I don't see eating and health challenges in a threatening way anymore, but as a valuable feedback from my life when I stray from my right path. This is so valuable when it comes to working with clients with health challenges. I know that their body is always right, we just have to ask the right questions.
Implementing all these strategies that I've learned in the Training has already brought so much healing in my personal relationships and I can’t wait to bring some light, hope, and healing into the lives of my clients.
Dorothee Rund M. Sc. - Illustrator, Biologist, Mind Body Eating Coach
Taking MBECC has meant allowing myself a lifestyle overhaul. It has helped me re-evaluate what I am practicing in my own life and what I am contributing to my clients. I now “get” that every conversation can make a difference in someone’s life & well-being. I have gained confidence to practice from my heart, where I always felt was natural and easy. MBECC has encouraged and made it ok for me to do so.
Since I started the Training, I have come back to the path I was meant to be on all along, being myself and speaking up loud and clearly what I feel to be true. What worked for me was Marc’s calm, collected, truthful, and passionate delivery. I felt his heart and passion in every sentence and module. I also felt held all the way through the Training. The reminders and consistent emails letting me know that the staff was there to help me, the Q&A live calls and recordings (as the times were not always ideal), and the multiple choice exams helped me revisit the heart behind the lesson in the module. The course stimulated my thinking and my heart. I was excited to dive in with Marc in each module. I stepped away from practicing for many years because I felt talking meal plans and diets was not helping my clients get results. I just wanted to be their friend and allow a safe place for them to open up as well as talk about improving their diet.
When I listened to Marc’s videos and heard how he approached various issues, I knew I hit the jackpot and signed up for EPCC. I feel Marc and his staff have over delivered. Having experienced (and completed) EPCC, I am a better person to my friends, family, and clients. The world can get distorted in our minds and hearts. It is important to find the truth in everything we do and MBECC has helped me ask questions to get closer to that truth. I also want to add that I felt supported with the podcast, Facebook videos, and Emily’s beautiful Facebook poems she shared - they all contributed to my experience with MBECC Training.
Portia Tresselt, B.S. Holistic Nutrition - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career as a health coach and dynamic eating coach. It was an amazing honor to even be considered for the scholarship and having been a part of this intensive program opened my eyes to some of the most powerful insights. I was able to spot, in my personal journey, various groundbreaking perspectives on how we relate to food on a day-to-day basis and how we annihilate the emotional aspect of our interactions. The Training allowed me to empathize with prospective clients and because I was in the middle of my writing process for my first book "It's not about the Broccoli", I was able to fill in many gaps in the mind and body nutrition arena. It's opened my eyes to the possibility of engaging in the healing process with a more loving approach instead of "do this" or "do that" exclusively. And, having worked directly with Marc on a podcast made it all the more real to me. Relating to close friends and family also became a healing process for me when I started working the Training into my own life. When I started this Training, I was deeply undernourished emotionally and spiritually. I was deciding whether or not I should end my marriage and after a podcast session with Marc and his compassionate yes, I realized it was something I needed to make happen out of self love and self compassion. So, I got divorced, I quit my job after 10 years of "settling," and started losing the 25 pounds I had as a constant reminder of it. I am now on a very personal journey of healing and reclaiming my personal power as a woman which is one of the biggest things I take with me. The compassion with which Marc emphasizes we use as a tool of engagement with prospective clients was very powerful. And, when put to good use, our Training becomes all the more effective, especially with ourselves. The platform made the Training so much easier for me. It was easy to work with and social media interactions made it more real and personal. I have to thank the staff because everybody is always so warm and kind. My learning experience was enhanced with the flexibility of hours and the easy access to the entire content of the Training. I think you nailed it! The books, the modules, and the bonus modules were more than what I expected by far! I loved every minute of it. I felt like I was never alone through this entire process because, to me, it wasn't just a Training to help others. It was the beginning of a self empowering process and the knowledge that came with all of it is priceless. To anybody who is willing to take a close look at themselves and begin a healing process, I would say go for it! You cannot go through it all without having these amazing Aha! moments. It's very powerful information that comes in all shades of enlightenment and the simplicity behind every piece of crucial information is worth the time and investment. It's an investment in you!
Amanda Midence - Mind Body Eating Coach
For me, the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has been an extremely valuable and eye opening experience with many, many light bulb moments. Each module delivers fascinating insights into the power of our body wisdom and the undeniable connection between body and mind when it comes to dietary beliefs and our chosen actions. I am so excited to now be able to share with weight loss clients a very different approach to finding their natural body weight. This is an approach that turns what we know about weight loss upside down taking into account all areas of a person’s life that can affect weight gain and related health issues. This Training goes well beyond the superficial and narrow practise of restrictive diets and harsh exercise. I found that Marc’s knowledge, style, and delivery of the Training was an extremely supportive learning environment. The release of each module was well paced, the depth of information was truly mind blowing, and the support system that was in place gave everyone the best opportunity to learn, to question, to reflect, and to connect with others in the Training. This Training has certainly changed the way I think about weight loss and has given me such an in-depth understanding of how to truly support people to not only find their natural body weight (also to heal many associated health conditions), but also to truly connect to who they are and to live their best life possible. I would have no hesitation recommending this Training. If you want to be a truly successful coach/practitioner and are looking for the most effective holistic approach that can make an amazing difference to people struggling with weight loss challenges (and related health issues), or you are searching for real answers to your own personal journey, then you would not find any other Training to match what this Training offers. It will give you many, many aha moments and the tools to truly impact others’ lives in a very positive way, far beyond just weight loss.
Kerrie Cox - Mind Body Eating Coach
I never could have imagined the personal growth I would experience when I signed up for the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training at IPE. I am a better person, a more compassionate human because of the Training I received at IPE. I am more aware of how I was "doing" life and have been on a healing journey because of this awareness since day one. I will be forever grateful for that. I was desperate when I signed up. I hoped that I would get an "answer" or better solution to my 25 plus years of "dieting" and "trying to lose weight" that not only could I benefit from, but that I could help others with as well. This Training was so much more and is hard for me to even put into words. The Training itself was easy to follow and even easier to evolve with, yet very informative and detailed. It introduced a new way to be in relationship with self, food, and body. It is setup to flow not only so you learn the information, but so you grow both personally and professionally. I have learned so much and cannot wait to share it and do my part to make the world we live in a better place. The techniques are simple yet extremely effective. I have a much better relationship with my body, the food I eat, and am self-accepting of who I am. That is priceless! Thank you Marc David for introducing this body of work to me! I cannot wait to get out and share this with the world!
Michele Carducci - Behavior and Nutrition Coach
The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has been a powerful, transformative learning experience for me. When I came into the Training I had "mind body connection" as a concept, but was unable to apply any of its truths to my life, let alone others. I knew for a long time I had a passion for working with other women around holistic weight loss and overall health, but felt powerless to do this work in a meaningful way. I honestly thought this Training would give me some good tools to take into the world and help me figure out if this work is for me. Not only have I accomplished those goals in this training, but the Training has been the catalyst for me to make peace with food and my body and know how to "be" with others so they can achieve this peace as well. The depth of this training has shown me how deep, complex, and interconnected this work really is. I've gone from seeing symptoms in my life and others' lives as something to fix and solve, to listening for the hidden messages, wisdom, and lessons behind the symptoms and knowing how to do the deeper work. I feel empowered to work with others in a transformative way that I didn't even get in my Masters counseling courses. I appreciated the way each module in the Training built upon the previous module and created distinction upon distinction that have contributed to a wealth of applicable knowledge. I was grateful for the self-paced format with deadlines in between. Life can get in the way, but knowing that an exam was waiting for me with a deadline helped me make the Training a priority. I loved the peer coaching. I was connected to a great woman who has contributed to this experience in a way I could not have predicted. The case studies also helped me see how the lessons can work in the real world with clients. The way the content was delivered with love, playfulness, authenticity, and passion was really the thing that set this Training apart from any I've ever seen or have been a part of. This Training has created a lasting difference in the way I see myself and others, and I will use this in every aspect of my life. It's not just a certification that I have gotten, and a new title to add to my name. I now have an even deeper passion for the world of holistic, interconnected health, and the means to make this a career and way of life. I am so grateful to IPE for having put these truths into the world and empowering us to use them. For anyone considering a job or career in nutrition and health, please take this Training. It is worth every cent and every minute invested. You will not be disappointed.
Lynn Ingram, MA, LPC-C - Mind Body Eating Coach
There are not enough words to express my gratitude for this Training. It was a life changing experience, not just another Training. Personally I have been able to have a growth spurt like no other in my lifetime. It was painful, delightful, and all-encompassing at the same time. It was time to grow up and out of things blocking me from being who I was created to be. This provided an unexpected transformation in how I see myself, which created better physical, emotional and spiritual health progressively during each of the 8 months of the Training. I have found my purpose/assignment in life, without any question or hesitation. I have gained a self-confidence that regardless of where my own health is at the moment, I have much to share and give to others in the form of service. My desire is that my gratitude for what this Training has done for me can be given to others through me. There is much work to be done on this planet and I hope I can be a drop in that bucket. As part of the human race, I came to this Training with baggage. I had no idea the amount of work on myself that could be accomplished through this Training. Working through a difficult "past" has brought a new light to the situation. Over the years my past has drawn in an array of others to hear my story. This Training allowed me to see that I can be used not in spite of my past but because of my past. It has taken a ton of fertilizer to grow this solid oak tree! I could not be more tickled to say that with a smile, with great forgiveness of the past, and a passion to use it all for empowering others. Marc David and the staff have been exceptional. I have been around long enough to have experienced many programs and people. I must say that every person associated with the IPE Certification Training stands out as professional yet loving and caring and beyond kind in every way. Although I have not met Marc David in person yet, listening to him for 250 hours left me with a big brother. Without a positive male influence in my life, I was able to hear his strong voice of wisdom and grow from that. The encounters with the staff were actually a bit shockingly timely, responsive, thorough, and very kind every single time. There were no questions left unanswered and I felt like all of my needs were taken care of fully. I could not be happier with the Training or the staff. It was far grander than what I ever expected. As far as the technical aspect of the Training, it also left me feeling like I am equipped to be a Health Coach. Marc David has provided far more tools than I expected to work with clients. The range of topics included were comprehensive. I was happy to have the business module included in the Training to help with some of the details of starting a coaching business. Including Emily Rosen in this Training through the business module created a different aspect that perfectly rounded out the Training. I feel equipped, confident, and empowered from this Training to get started and continue my education and personal growth to better serve others, while serving others as a Health Coach. I am excited to show others great compassion as they are empowered to find their passions in life, their peace, and inner joy. May Marc David's work be shared with love through generations to come to make a difference.
Maribeth Baxter - Holistic Health Coach
Graduating from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating at the end of May will be one of my greatest accomplishments aside from giving birth to my children and surviving the death of my daughter. Working through the modules over the last 8 months has given me the tools I have been searching for over the years to live the rest of my life. Not only will it be included in how I will survive financially, this learning has enlightened me to a new and exciting path to follow. I am truly thankful for Marc David's determination to teach us from the core of who he is and what he lives everyday.
Leslie McCoy - Mind Body Eating Coach
I believe everyone and anyone concerned about their own health and the health of others (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) would benefit from this program. I enrolled for the education as my spirit had been calling me for years to do something more of service in the world. However, I never would have imagined that in doing so I'd be led down a path of such enlightenment regarding my own body image and personal esteem levels. Marc's approach is straight up, direct, and scientific (which I know I need in order to get onboard most of the time). Yet he has such an admirable air of compassion, spiritual understanding, and wisdom that is uplifting and inspiring. The forum, teleclasses, and coaching calls make the connectedness within our tribe feel very powerful. I feel like I have a whole other family, and they are from all around the world! These newfound relationships I will cherish forever as the journey we go through can be challenging. Stephanie, our online support leader, has offered us much insight, guidance, and non-judgemental support. The IPE tech team was always there for us answering questions and offering guidance. I love to travel and helping people is my life's mission. The wonderful part about this profession is that I can do both as our new digital age provides that freedom to work remotely. I plan on journeying around the globe one day visiting as many members of my new family as possible in connecting with their beautiful spirits and learning of all their very different, very fascinating cultures. However, as great as social media is for some things, I believe it's damaging in other areas. There are positives and negatives in connecting the world. This relentless and persistent pressure to look perfect, body image shaming, undigested life experiences, and unreleased stress has become such a global epidemic that it's creating a negative physical impact on our bodies, and unfortunately manifesting as making us sick. The women of the connected world culture are especially privy to this unnecessary body image suffering and energetic draining. I believe IPE is in large part spiritual medicine for the world in healing many toxic nutritional and self beliefs that hold us prisoner within our own minds. Marc and this training has given me the gift of hope. I will be forever grateful for all I have learned.
Melanie Ferguson - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has been everything that I hoped it would be and more. There is true wisdom in simplicity. Marc brings his vast scientific knowledge, his many years of experience, and his deep-seated intuition and weaves it into the most profound and wise nutrition coaching available, distilling everything into principles that make so much sense. The Training has given me valuable tools that I feel confident using in my nutrition practice. Relaxing into the unexpected and trusting your intuition is very powerful, and certainly not taught anywhere else. It has blown my mind every time a pearl of wisdom lands, and it is so spot on. But it is not just professionally that I have benefited. Everything you learn can be applied to self as well. It has been a journey of deep reflection, soul searching, and progress. I have grown so much. Thank you. The reading list is superb. I bought a lot of the books on Kindle or audible and then bought the hard copies because everyone is a complete gem. I would recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in nutrition - for themselves and to help others.
Lynne Krog - Mind Body Eating Coach
I am a Life Coach and, before taking the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, I was coaching women in a weight loss program. Most of my previous clients were losing their extra weight, but they were struggling with re-gaining weight and expressed feelings of failure. I couldn't continue to lead them down this dead end road. They are too precious! Just in time, the Divine dropped information about MBECC into my life. Instantly, I knew this program was what I had been missing. This was what my past clients were needing. Now I feel confident that I have the tools to assist my clients in reaching the true "life" they are searching for. My personal growth has been remarkable. The personal work that I am focusing on has had the "butterfly effect" on those I am coaching and my family members as well. I believe I am moving in the direction of my true purpose now more than ever before. The Training was delivered in a platform and schedule that enabled me to learn when my schedule permitted and to review as much as I needed. Because of the scholarship made available to me, and the payment program, I was able to afford this valuable program. For that I am truly thankful. The clients that I have now have remarked repeatedly that the information and questioning have helped them address some of their hidden and suppressed confusions and hurts. Because of this Training, I can evolve into the coach I am meant to be. I would recommend the Training to others who are willing to shift their thinking to see more of the true picture of food, body, and self.
Peggy Hinman - Certified Life Coach and Mind Body Eating Coach
Taking the MBECC Training has benefitted not only my personal stance on food and eating, but it has increased my confidence as a coach! Before taking this Training, I was hesitant about my ability to coach clients in certain areas, such as body image. I silently hoped and prayed in my sessions that my client wouldn't bring anything up that I didn't know how to solve (but they always did). After taking this Training, I am no longer afraid of ANY subject and I cannot wait to see what my clients will ask me about because I know that I've now got the resources and knowledge to tackle any topic. Not only that, but the Training has taken my level of expertise to that of a very skilled coach and mentor which has enabled me to feel confident about raising my prices. I would highly recommend this Training to aspiring and practicing coaches as it fills those knowledge gaps that you might have from other programs which raises the bar for your practice! This Training is a complete game-changer for any professional looking to take their practice to the next level.
Maureen Witten - Emotional Eating Coach
This Training is unique and unlike any other nutrition and health training available. When I first stumbled upon the Institute it was just a dream to be able to be part of it. With the help of the IPE team, they made my dream a reality. I had an idea in my head about my future career but wasn’t sure about how to take the first step. This Training not only let me take the first step but led me through the doorway and down a path that opened my mind and heart to a new approach around nutrition and health. I can take everything I’ve learned from this Training and start transforming people’s lives. Being in my early 20’s, I often thought that I was too young to be giving advice and to be coaching clients. This Training has now given me the confidence to share my story and coach potential clients who are ready to build a happy and healthy relationship with self. I now live by the motto that as soon as healing takes place in oneself, you are ready to go out and heal somebody else. I am no longer ashamed of my story because I now know that it can inspire others. The Training accommodates students from all over the world and brings students from all different backgrounds together on an online platform for them to discuss the Training openly. You are never alone during this Training. The online lectures are easily available and allows students to access the information during and after the Training for future reference for when the term ends. The support team and fellow peers are always willing to help with any queries and questions that a student may have throughout the Training. This Training offers a different approach to healing and I would recommend this Training to potential students who are open-minded and ready to take the next big step in transforming not just their lives but others as well.
Amanda Booth - Nutrition and Health Coach
Taking the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has been a fantastic journey to understand how my patterns of behaviour and thinking have a deeper story to tell. I can now help read others and find a door to help them grow in their healing and self-acceptance. This Training has discovered a bigger dimension to work on. I feel this is a first step of something greater for me, the beginning of a new path where I can build a career helping others and myself to grow in this journey called life. I have too much hidden inside myself and the Training has been an eye-opening experience. I am starting my own healing process that had been awaiting for way too long. The Training has built the pillars to trust myself, the basis to hold myself and face the future with a different attitude, and I feel stronger and capable.
Mónica Ramos - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training was one of the most wonderful journeys I have ever embarked on. It's had a huge impact on my life so far. My gut feeling has always been that health and eating is about so much more than just food - it's about your life as a whole, it's about relaxing, different experiences and much more. This was a transformation I had gone through before starting this Training personally, but also a transformation I could not yet express in words. This was frustrating to say the least because I felt like I couldn't truly help people through my business as a health cookbook author and blogger. During this Training I found the right words and pathways to explain to others how to transform in their lives, how to feel better, and how to improve their health and simply enjoy life more. They could do this while being in a healthy, comfortable relationship with food. Needless to say, this also changed my take on my business quite a bit and I'm already starting to implement changes in my writing and advice. People are responding to it in a curious way and seem to be intrigued. Personally, this Training has not only helped me transform my own life a little more and having a healthier relationship with food. I think it has made me a better friend and a better wife, all while being happier myself. The Training was very accessible - the online platform is easy to navigate. I downloaded all audio files onto my phone and have walked many miles while listening to Marc's wise words. The handouts are really valuable and I hadn't expected there to be such an interesting reading list. Most books on the list I wouldn't even consider buying otherwise, but I did and found each and every book (that I have read so far) added great value to the teachings. The helped with implementing everything on a deeper level. To be honest, this was actually the first Training I ever did that I actually enjoyed doing. It never felt like I was stuck in useless material or in scientific facts that aren't realistic to apply. Everything in the Training is made to be used in real life and feels empowering. And should you have questions, want to share your story, or have a technical issue - you can always count on the MBECC staff who are very friendly, caring, and also quick to reply. I would recommend this Training to everyone who is interested in food, health, and/or psychology. Even when you aren't planning to become a coach, it will teach you how to coach yourself and give you a different take on life. People who have a chronic disease will definitely encourage their healing process by taking this Training on a much deeper level than what you'll (hardly) ever hear from a doctor/naturopath. And finally, when you do want to coach people, this Training definitely teaches you how to do just that.
Marinka Bell, BSc - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Mind Body Eating Coaching Certification course is, by far, the best educational experience I have ever encountered. The Institute delivered everything promised and more, including bonus modules on nutrition, building a Mind Body Eating Coaching business, and working with the client. I looked forward to each module in which Marc David shares his wisdom, knowledge, and experience in a clear, understandable, and passionate way. Woven into the new teachings of each module was a repetition of important points which truly impacted my ability to assimilate and remember the information. Any questions and concerns that I had during the Training were responded to by the IPE staff quickly and with care and compassion either through the supportive private Facebook page or direct communication with the Institute. This Training teaches tools and techniques to work with the individual rather than offering just a cookie cutter approach. My life has changed personally and professionally because of this Training. Personally, it is the first time that I am encouraged to practice self-acceptance and self-love in order to grow and evolve and become the best version of myself. I have been a nurse for more than 40 years and a health coach for 3 years and I have always enjoyed teaching the science of health but always knew there was so much more to it than just nutrition rules. This course provides that missing piece through teaching the understanding of the impact that our minds have on our physical health, well-being, and spiritual growth.
Phyllis Childers, RN CHC - Mind Body Eating Coach
This Training is exactly what I have been waiting and looking for since the start of my change in diet and change in dietary beliefs. It has been a culmination of years calling me to bring me to exactly where I need to be right now in my life; to help heal those in need, and in such a unique way. What a fantastic life calling! Our world, for many years now, has been desperately hurting, both physically and emotionally. Our work in this Training is so incredibly needed in this world. This Training is the most cutting edge style of health coaching, for those who need and want help, to gain their health and life back. Even though we do need our doctors, I feel as if we, as Mind Body Eating Coaches, are far better in many ways, for our clients, at getting to the core reasons for our physical ailments and emotional pain. I am very excited, empowered, and proud to be among this wonderful community of current and future Mind Body Eating Coaches. The entire staff at IPE have been so kind, informative, and thought provoking in this groundbreaking approach to the teachings of Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. You will find revelations within yourself that can help you to become an even better coach. Thank you Marc David, Emily Rosen, and IPE for all of your years of knowledge!
Laureen Merrill - Mind Body Eating Coach
This program is perfect for anyone seeking to understand the psychology of eating. The idea of "slowing down" during mealtimes has brought a new level of insight into my life.
Julie Hansen - Mind Body Eating Coach
As a registered dietitian, trained in the science of nutrition and given basic training in motivational interviewing,I was drawn to nutrition counseling and connecting with people and how they eat. So, that is where I started my career. I have always felt there was something missing from my practice. I felt like I was getting at the root of the problem or challenge with many of my clients and patients. I felt like a broken record telling them to eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, etc. When I looked into their eyes, I could see this was not what many of them needed. They needed somebody to talk to, someone to listen, someone that was on their side that came from a place of non-judgment. So I started to show up in this manner with my patients. I didn't know if it was helping them or not, but it felt real. Many of my patients would come in and out of care and I started to see them later on down the road and many of them would come up to me and thank me. I really started to see that their story, and how acknowledging that story in them, was helping them to see where they needed to go in life. In the search for more ability to connect and empower people to make lasting positive change in their life, I started watching online summits, webinars, and interviews online. I'll never forget the first time I heard Marc David speak. He spoke with such passion and deep understanding of what he called the other half of the story of nutrition. Once I found out about the Training that the Institute for the Psychology of Eating offered, I knew I had found what I was looking for, even before I started. As I was going through the Training and listening to the modules, I was blown away by the amount of wisdom and deep insight that this man, Marc David, has absorbed through his practice and life experiences. This Training has value far beyond what it is priced. It is more than a Training; it's about being part of an awakening process that is occurring in health care and every part of our human consciousness. I sincerely thank you all for sharing this work with the world.
Patrick West - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has simply given me a new perspective in my personal life. My relationship with food and nutrition was reborn. The Training really put it so simply; that there are things in life for which we should not put energy into, and that other things really matter. The program opened my eyes on a whole new world, a dimension which has never existed in my mind before. The values and discussion points are so in-depth, so deep, so focused, and as the training goes on, things start linking together and the big picture surfaces and tells you a story of how, as a collective, we miss our humanity, our sacredness, and our purpose in life. Professionally, there is no doubt, the program gives each student a new career and a new life. If someone likes coaching, community work, healing lost souls, nutrition, psychology, and to be fairly paid for that, then IPE is the right place to start. The Institute builds up real healers and mentors, teaches us the essence of what will be the future of personalized dynamic eating psychology and mind body nutrition. Simple and plain, IPE gave me the chance to have a personal practice at hand in just 8 months. Regarding the learning experience, it is a complete package: presentation, voice commentary, handouts, the Facebook group, and the peer coach program all contributed to make it a great experience without forgetting the great student support team who never delay a reply, so sharp and so spontaneous. I recommend this Training for every person who is searching for a crossroad in his/her life.
Tarek Aad - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has been an amazing experience. This training has been life changing for me. Marc's teachings are full of wisdom and understanding of what humanity really needs. My experience was to learn to love and accept myself with all my struggles and challenges around food and body. To show up and be empowered like never before. I feel so strongly, deep within me, this is the kind of work I was meant to do. All I want to say is ‘Thank You’. Thank you Marc and staff for putting out this wonderful and powerful message of Love. The Institute is truly a blessing to the world. I would recommend this wonderful training to everybody that is ready to grow and evolve into what they are meant to be in this world. The time and energy invested in the training were so fulfilling and joyful. I want to give everybody all the love that I received in this experience and more. I have no words how to express my gratitude to Marc and everybody in the Institute for all you do. You are really guided and touched by the most powerful force in the universe. God Bless you!
Linda Rivera - Mind Body Eating Coach
I had been following Marc and Emily for a while before I decided to sign up for the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification and had been umming and ahhhing about 'another course' (I'm already a qualified Nutritionist, Meditation Teacher and Health Coach). One day while I was on holiday in Bali and I suddenly decided to sign up! Even though I had no spare time and barely enough money, I just knew in my heart that I was ready for the program. I couldn't have been more right! This program has been the missing piece of the puzzle that I needed to authentically integrate the scientific with the spiritual. I absolutely love the casual way that Marc presents the modules as if we were having a chat over a cup of tea. When he laughs, I laugh too! This relaxed approach to this work has allowed me to relax more with my clients. I have developed a knowing that even if I have minimal time to prepare and I know nothing about a client going in, there will always be something for us to work on. It has helped me to let go of the need to be perfect first, and this authenticity has enabled me to instantly develop real, trusting relationships with my clients. The work is easy from there. But, it's not just my professional life that has benefited. I personally have experienced so much growth in this training. So many A-HA moments around my high expectations, perfectionism and body dysmorphia. I find myself more aware of the pressure I place on myself and I have softened as I make my way from Princess into Queen. My relationships have improved, I have been able to stand up for myself in a clear way, I no longer stress about things that previously would have kept me awake for days. Thank you Marc and Emily and Stephanie and the rest of the helpful team at EPCC.
Kerryn Nilsson-Linne - Mind Body Eating Coach
Wow! Where do I begin? The Eating Psychology Course has given me the tools that I never thought I would associate with a client’s problem. Being a professional trainer and holistic consultant, I am very well educated and have helped many clients. But what I have learned from the Eating of Psychology Program has caused me to do a re-evaluation of many of the things I thought would be the healing course for my clients. Applying the lessons learned in this course has made the non-believers and skeptics finally begin to realize why they have been struggling for so long. With my previous knowledge, now coupled with the psychology of eating, it's as if they have seen the light and the power behind who we are as eaters and not just the food.
I personally have gained a new level of respect for myself and forgiven myself in certain areas of judgement. When in a grocery store, I would see very obese people and their children with their grocery carts full of food that would make my head spin. Immediately I would judge them. I can tell you that this course has definitely corrected my behaviour towards that -- not realizing what pain others have, or are going through in their life. I have to admit there is so much information regarding the training and sometimes being confused as to where to start, I realized that just taking the time to really listen to the client, things would come to me naturally as to where to begin. When I had questions, the staff at the Psychology of Eating were quick to respond and deliver feedback that made it easier to understand and move forward. At first I was like "WOW" this course is expensive, but then realized that module 2 alone was worth the entire price of the course. As I moved forward through the remaining modules, I knew that everything I was learning could bring power and healing to a client with the most minimal help possible because I learned that I myself cannot heal a client or another, but the energy that exists around us can and will. Using the tools could help unlock the areas of the body of the client that have been closed off for so long and dissipate this energy field to them to create healing. I believe that every individual who is thinking of being in the health industry giving any form of advice should enroll in this course immediately otherwise they have no place to help people.
Steven Maverick Desantis - Mind Body Eating Coach
As an upcoming holistic nutrition counselor I was curious about learning more in this field with a deeper understanding of what actually holds us back from living the so called "right way" of eating and living for a healthier and sustainable life. What I did not know was, how this training would change my personal life. After a while of a transformational process, I've started to live my life with more vitality, vibrancy and connection to a deeper wisdom that I never thought I would. Marc David provides a unique view and wisdom of life. He helps us to better understand who we are as a person and how we can really nourish ourselves and loved ones. Well, it wasn't easy going through this shift and I am still on my path. The training material is easy to handle and I loved sharing my thoughts and feelings with my lovely fellow learners in the Facebook group. Here I felt always warmly supported, as well as from the IPE staff. I would highly recommend this training to everyone, not only in the professional nutrition and health care world, because it provides cutting edge principles for a profound understanding of people’s real needs. I feel so glad about my new knowledge which enables me to help other women embody and live a peaceful and de-stressed life.
Petra Knupp - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has been something I have been wanting to do for several years. Having been inspired by some wonderful health and nutrition mentors in the past, I knew that this was the direction I wanted to take. My passion lies with health and nutrition and I want to take people on a journey to discover and work with their own issues with food, and to work with them on leading the lives that they had always wanted to. What followed came as a bit of a shock to be honest, as it was me that went on the journey and me that went down a path of self discovery. My journey had been wanting to start for a long time and now was the time. Throughout this course I realised that I was deeply unhappy with my life - my work, where I lived, the people around me. As I listened to Marc's lectures and realised the impact that these issues were having on my life, I realised that my own issues with weight and nutrition came down to self love and self worth. It was a revelation and one that inspired me to make some serious changes. As I prepare to move house and work and to live closer to the ocean, I know that the lessons I have learnt through the MBECC have directly influenced this. It hasn’t been easy and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to make these changes. One day, my learning will help others - maybe I will redo the course when I am able. But right now, this course was about me, without a doubt. Personally it has changed the way I think about food, eating and nutrition which is liberating to say the least. But this course will continue to enhance my life by the changes I have made now to ensure a brighter and happier future. And, to make the journey so much easier has been my wonderful peer coach, Kerrie Cox who is a mentor to me in the way that she lives and the lifestyle that she has. She's living the dream (my dream) and I am so grateful that I could be a part of it.
Nandini Ray - Mind Body Eating Coach + Lecturer in Social Work
I took the training because I had a great interest in psychology from the beginning on (very early in my life). For different reasons I couldn’t follow a career path that fitted me, so I ended up doing a job I did not like and that made me sick over time. I struggled with disordered eating for many years, I did my own research, found answers, but no helpful solutions. The course gave me even more answers, in some areas -- confirmation of my own research and beliefs and especially a different view to look at problems, symptoms, unwanted habits, disease and much more....I have learned a lot from taking the training for my personal life. It helped me to understand myself and others better. I really like and appreciate the big picture approach from Marc. He covers so many topics and areas and connects them in a brilliant way. It’s challenging to take a fresh look at familiar topics, and at the same time very encouraging. The approach is delivered from the heart and one can feel that through distance. IPE has wonderful people on their staff team, always friendly and ready to help. I really liked the private Facebook group where you can discuss certain topics and benefit from ideas, insights and wisdom from others. One member of the IPE team is mostly present in that group (Stephanie Mara Pollock) and gives priceless advice! I met some amazing new people and feel very close to them, though we did not meet personally. I also loved interacting with my peer coach. We met regularly on skype, we discussed the training and personal issues, cherished each other’s progress and gave comfort when needed. The interaction with others made the training very lively, although it is an online course. I cannot express how much the training means to me, I see it as a ticket to finally do what I am passionate about, and at the same time being able to help others and give my gifts to the world (which I couldn’t do enough before). I can highly recommend the training to anybody who is willing to spread their mind and awareness. It is so much more than eating psychology! It is not possible to do the course and not evolve on a personal level. To me, this is the key to also develop professionally and by doing so, we can contribute to the world, which is so much needed in these times!
Sandra Wölfel - Mind Body Eating Coach
This training has been for me, not only a lot of new knowledge, but also a journey to the soul.
The mind, body, nutrition approach that is used in every subject, really gave me the tools to help my clients from a holistic perspective, and to help them achieve their highest goals. The learning experience was so enriching, giving me the opportunity to connect with students around the world that contribute, too -- to learn more, not only for my clients, but for my own life. Taking this training was a gift. I'm so grateful to have given myself the opportunity to invest my time and energy at IPE.
Fabioloa Name - Mind Body Eating Coach
The Training at the Eating Psychology Certification has finally given me the answers and the tools to work with clients in a way that I knew had to exist but that until now, I hadn't found. It all finally makes sense to me. Professionally, the Training has given me the trust, the confidence and many tools to find my own direction as a holistic health coach. This Training connects all the meanings that food has: nutritional, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Now, when I'm with a client, I can help them dig in deeper into their relationship with food and with their bodies and accompany them into a journey of betterment. My job has turned into a privilege. Personally, the Training at IPE has given me the confidence to trust my instincts, to allow myself to not be perfect, and to not try to fix. It's put into words how valuable love is in everything I do, and how even with situations and people I don't care for, I can still be compassionate. The staff is incredibly helpful and their responses are practically immediate. Marc has been my most amazing teacher and I love how the program has been delivered, as it is well organized and it keeps adding up. This Training was what I have been looking for for the last 20 years! I would recommend the Training to others, because it brings the "whole" into holistic health. We all know that diet, relaxation and exercise are crucial for health, but this program teaches how to help clients actually include them into their life.
Alexandra Zohn - Mind Body Eating Coach
This training helped me to complete more deeply my understandings and beliefs around eating. I was working with changes in my eating habits, and food selection, but I felt this program gave me the tools I needed to ground and strengthen my changes. Professionally, the training gave me the necessary practical tools to start a new career as coach. The Certification has benefited me personally, allowing me to reflect on my own body and my relationship with food, in every module. The program is created in a very simple platform, where you can hear the modules from almost anywhere. The staff always answers my questions very fast. The Facebook private group provided me the opportunity to connect with other Latin students, and then we joined a group. In this group, we discuss and share our learning experiences, thoughts, doubts and our clients approach. The peer coach experience provided me the experience to share personally with another student, our learning experiences and practice one-on-one. I would recommend this program if you want to have an opportunity to reflect on yourself, while at the same time getting a certification.
Susana González Vilanova- M.A. - Mind Body Eating Coach + Social-Community Psychologist
As a Biomedical Engineering Consultant, I have spent the last 43 years as a facility designer and equipment planner, a hospital surveyor, and the CEO of Global Medical Technologies. However recently, since all three of my younger siblings died from lifestyle related diseases and complications resulting from treatment at medical institutions, I decided to become a personal trainer and life coach in hope of really helping people with the root cause of their health challenges. That is how I came to learn about the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Their Mind Body Eating Coach Certification training program looked like it might be useful, so I decided to take the course as part of my new career path. I cannot express strongly enough how beneficial this program was in giving me insight as to the root cause of so many chronic illnesses facing our community these days. Marc David and his team were absolutely a pleasure to work with, and of all of the people I have met or read about, Marc seems to have the most grounded and holistic approach to helping people reach their fullest and healthiest potential in life. Over the last 65 years I have met and known many great human beings and teachers, and I can honestly say that Marc David ranks amongst the top. This program does much more than teach about nutrition and its impact on the mind and body. In fact I hesitate to describe the content because it is so full and rich with information and insights that can help anyone who truly wants to be part of improving the lives of others. For me, I can't wait to learn more from Marc and then play my part in helping others to reach their fullest potential as human beings on planet earth. Thank you Marc and the whole IPE team, it has been a truly inspirational experience.
David Hadley - Biomedical Engineering Consultant + Mind Body Eating Coach
I am so blessed to have been a part of this amazing training. For 2 years this training has been on my mind and the timing was perfect for me to start this great work. Freedom has become a part of my theme. This work has challenged me to shape myself into the queen in training. Loving myself through every process has aided me to grow in character and to listen to The Most High's spirit, (whom some people call the Universe) to guide me into the wisdom, and extract and embrace the gifts that are within me. I've had to let go of toxic nutritional beliefs, thoughts, and most of all religion that has held me captive. My best self has been revealed throughout this training and there is more to come.Some of the doors that have opened up to me...teaching food and wellness classes to elementary students, teaching life skills to teens, online presence encouraging moms that have children with food allergies, and sharing eating psychology with local platforms. This cutting edge training is truly a treasure that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Hicunni Chandler - Mind Body Eating Coach
Taking the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training has meant more to me than I could ever possibly put into words. I never in my wildest dreams thought it would have such an immense impact on my life - mentally, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. When I initially signed up to do this program, I knew I felt it was my true calling to become a health coach, but there was still that tiny bit of doubt inside. Having officially completed the Training I can honestly say that all of my doubts have completely vanished. For the first time in my life, I have finally discovered a deeper understanding around my struggles with food and body and see them in an entirely new light. I can now relax into my journey and find comfort in knowing that it has all been for a very beautiful reason. From a logistical perspective, the modules were super-easy to navigate and follow. The Training videos were insanely interesting and educational on so many levels, and all of the course materials attached were very beneficial. Questions and concerns were answered at lightning speed! IPE could not have made the process any smoother or more enjoyable, in my opinion! Though I am a beginner on this coaching journey, I am incredibly excited for the wonderful opportunities to share all of the amazing wisdom and knowledge I have learned through this life-changing experience. The confidence I have gained, the friendships I have cultivated, and the love and guidance I have received from the staff and fellow students is immeasurable and truly priceless. Not only has it opened my eyes wide to the field of Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition, but it has given me the most valuable gift of all, which is the ability to find self-love. I will be forever grateful to Marc David, Emily Rosen & the entire IPE family for creating this enlightening, revolutionary Training program and would recommend it to others in a heartbeat. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your tribe, IPE! You've touched my heart and soul in infinite ways. It has been a true honor!
Christine Malkmus - Mind Body Eating Coach
Upon completing my Eating Psychology course, while I am elated and excited about my future plans for my evolving practice, I must say I am somewhat saddened by its conclusion. Throughout the entire course I have looked forward to each month’s new topic, the wealth of information, wisdom and guidance that unfolded before me in such an eloquent, inspiring and thought provoking manner. This course is SO much more than an online certification class. It is a lesson in the human psyche, the heart and soul of human behavior and how our thoughts and emotions impact our health, our bodies and our lives. It is a place for self exploration & personal growth as well as learning and developing coaching skills. I not only have developed tangible counseling techniques, coaching skills and knowledge of mind-body nutrition, but I also have a deeper understanding, compassion and clarity about how I can better serve my clients on their journey to lasting, sustainable health, weight loss and ultimately a joyful, fulfilling life. With 9 years experience as a Personal Trainer & Weight Loss coach I became painfully aware that sustainable weight loss was about so much more than diet & exercise. As I searched for answers to better help my clients, I found the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. This is exactly where I was meant to be and the best experience I have had in my professional and personal life. This is not just a school, it is a supportive, caring community that becomes an extended family. Marc David, the Founder and Emily Rosen, the CEO are wildly passionate about sharing their knowledge and wisdom with the world. The staff is incredible, caring and always readily available. Their bonus Business Development Module is excellent and delivers above and beyond one's expectations. If life has brought you to this place that you have discovered the Institute for the Psychology of Eating for whatever reason, it is a blessing. With complete certainty, I recommend you embrace this extraordinary opportunity and make room for it in your life. You will not regret it.
Karma Lewis - Mind Body Eating Coach + Owner, Fit & Flourishing Over 50
The Mind Body Eating Coaching Training has had a positive and lasting impact on me both personally and professionally. When I first decided to delve into the area of coaching, I had thought long and hard about what to do and where to go. This certification was hard work, it wasn’t easy. But rarely is anything worthwhile ever easy. I have gained so much knowledge on the nutrition and eating psychology end of coaching. Not only have I learned many “scientific mind cookies”, but I have also improved my own personal relationship with food, and discovered that the holistic approach to self-care is truly remarkable. I am more embodied and trying to stay present in all that I do. This is not who I was before this program. I am a busy full time single mom, who works a full time job, takes care of three kids, and don’t forget the pets. Slowing down and being in tune with my body was a foreign language to me. I would look at those that were Yoga-loving and mindful people as if they were unattainable. But slowly, slowly, I started to become closer to my truth. My truth that I can have a relationship with my body that isn’t loathsome, and that I can practice being mindful and embodied, and see nutrition and the psychology of eating as a whole approach to being healthy. I was actually doing yoga and deep breathing! ME! Someone who couldn’t sit still unless she was binge watching a Netflix show. What I have gained from this experience can never be taken away. I have a better understanding of myself and I am so excited to be able to share it with others. I am a teacher, and this certification is going to allow me to branch out and help the world in another impactful way. I see a bright future ahead and the start of an amazing revolution in mind, body, and nutrition. I am glad I get to be a part of this transformation! Marc David and his team have done an excellent job of relaying information and helping at a whims notice. I loved the video and audio components of the class. I was unable to be a part of the tele-classes, but the beauty is I can still listen to them even after they were done! I also love that I can re-listen and look over the handouts forever. With so much information given, I need to be able to go back and revisit these concepts.
Michele McKendry - Mind Body Eating Coach
I enrolled into the Institute of the Psychology of Eating because I wanted to extend my health coaching knowledge to better serve my current & future clients, and to tap into a higher personal awareness. IPE helped me professionally by relaxing into every session past resistance with clients, and how to be an example of the energy my clients need. IPE also has helped me personally tap into more consciousness through my thoughts & emotions, and continually practice trusting myself (and the Universe) that my life journey will always give what it receives. The result(s) were a fundamental understanding of why my clients and my own eating challenges & body image challenges occur and how to implement simple & healthy techniques that involve the mind, body, and nutrition together. One thing I liked was the discussion of the archetypes, especially feminine and masculine. We are created from both equally, which means we have feminine & masculine in our bodies. When we deny or belittle one over the other that is when we become unauthentic and maybe even ill. I found the experience incredibly enlightening and empowering. It creates confidence for every practitioner, which leads to the attraction of confident clients. I would recommend the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to anyone who needs a combination of scientific facts and spiritual understanding of the human's relationship with food & with our bodies. When both work is in unison, the successful impact on humankind is limitless. Thank you for this professional & personal transformational experience.
Anna Hilty - Holistic Health + Mind Body Eating Coach
This program has been a pivotal event in my life. My life is beginning to transform, and happily, there's no turning back. I'm so excited! The content of this program is profound. It's like these truths about our relationship with eating and food have been there, hovering around us in the ether. Nobody but Marc David has spoken them, manifested them and put them into a workable, usable format to help us understand and relax into our bodies, our rhythms, ourselves. I feel validated, reinforced, safe, happy, empowered and inspired having completed this course, and I can't wait to start seeing clients and doing workshops. I can just see the eyes of my clients lighting up when presented with these concepts and tools. I'd recommend this training to anyone, whether they want to become a coach or not. The teachings are life-changing either way. Thanks to all at IPE for helping me to blossom into a new awareness and a new life!
Heather Hampton - Mind Body Eating Coach
This training was a wonderful experience and confirmed my personal intuition about the link between food, mind and body. Marc is an inspirational tutor, coach and counselor. He shares generously all that he knows and gives all the necessary tools to start a practice. The team behind him is great, supportive, always present and reactive. I can only recommend this training to anyone curious about food and who wants to have an unconventional look into the subject. Trust me you will not be disappointed. I can only say, well done and merci for a very special journey which is only starting.
Anne Gineste - Mind Body Eating Coach + Entrepreneur
It has been such an incredibly rich journey full of so much learning and wisdom about nutrition, science, psychology, the spirit and most importantly, myself. I feel like I've already learned so much and yet somehow am still skimming the surface with so much more to learn and depths to plumb. I will always be grateful to Marc, Emily, Stephanie and the rest of the staff for their kindness, knowledge and generosity. Thank you for getting me started on this journey that has gotten me so excited and continues teaching me every day to be kinder and gentler with myself and where I am right now. I find myself inspired to take my food business into new directions and develop a line of healing foods that support the lessons we've both learned and want to share. As an alternative healer, I find myself developing a specialty, so to speak, with a focus on mind-body nutrition that not only differentiates me from my peers here, but also one that I've found my clients very receptive too. I have learned so much and come so far in terms of body acceptance, self love, mindful eating and untangling the deep-seated beliefs that have made my disordered eating issues so stubborn. I may not be where I want to be just yet (and after all, who is, ever?), but I'm learning not to wait until I get there to be happy and to be okay with who and where I am right now. There was just SOOO much information, bordering on overload, but to me that was a good thing. Marc said something about wanting to make sure we got more than our money's worth, and that's exactly how I feel. The self discovery and healing alone was worth the price of admission. Since there was always so much information, I tended to feel like I didn't really absorb that much. But now I realize I've learned and absorbed so much more than I realize. When I share some information with my friends, they are incredibly receptive and appreciative, which leads me to believe the time is right for what I'm doing next, i.e., developing a two-day class based on the principles of the Slow-Down Diet, as well as launching my mind-body nutrition coaching practice. If you struggle with food, body image, digestive and weight issues (and I don't know anyone who doesn't), this course will help you to heal yourself and heal others in countless profound ways. I can't think of a better reason than that or a better use of your valuable time and money.
Johanna Garcia - Mind Body Eating Coach
This training has been a wonder for me both personally and professionally. I learned more than I had ever hoped to learn. I am feeling very excited and confident to start working with clients and to share this beautiful body of work that is so needed in our world right now. Personally, I had many profound insights into my own healing journey around food and body image and am feeling much better overall in my own skin. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is looking to deepen their relationship and understanding of themselves and their relationship to food & body, as well as for anyone wishing to counsel others in this realm. IPE really covers it all in a clear and beautiful way. I had always been skeptical of online training programs like this, but I could not have been happier with my training at IPE! Everything was laid out very clearly and was very easy to navigate.
Mackenzie Cohane - Mind Body Eating Coach
One day I typed "Psychology of Eating" into Google search, not knowing that the Institute existed. What serendipity! The Institute for the Psychology of Eating was a perfect match for my decision to extend my professional practice after a decade of contemplation. The philosophy fit perfectly into my own personal beliefs about food and life, and the 'Mind Body Eating Coaching Certificate' was the ideal opening into my new career. The content was comprehensive, and the audio-visual resources suited my learning style like it was a gift from the Universe. Another excellent feature was the friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt support team, who gave seamless assistance to overcome any obstacle I encountered. An absolute highlight for me was Marc David’s dynamic and passionate delivery of the material. Ultimately, the course gave me the confidence and skills to offer my professional services as a Mind Body Eating Coach. I couldn’t be more thankful for this incredible gift, and I recommend it to anyone who has a passion to help others.
Steve Hunter - Mind Body Eating Coach
I came to this training as a practicing psychotherapist and someone who has worked in the field of health and care since being 16 years old. That was a long time ago, as I'm now 70 years. When I first heard of Marc David and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating I was very excited; I never even knew such an organization existed. I listened to Marc and Emily's introductions to the Institute and looked at some of the materials available. I knew that the Mind Body Eating Coaching Certification Program was something unique and something I had been searching for. Why was this the program for me? As a therapist, issues of weight and body image had always interested me; I'd had my own struggles of this nature and knew the road a little!! I've had a long time interest in nutrition and a belief that good nutrition is part of the road to good mental health. I've had a forever belief that body and mind are inextricably linked and last, but not least, for a long time I had been striving to integrate a spiritual dimension to the work I do. Even though everything I wanted was contained in this course, I hesitated to enroll; why?? Because I wasn't confident that I had sufficient IT skills to do a substantial online course. Well, I really didn't need to worry about that at all; student services at IPE are amazing, and answered any and all of my cries for help really quickly. Enrolling was efficient and hassle free. The journey has been incredible. I have been a teacher of a variety of health training programs in my working life and I know just how much time, effort, knowledge, understanding and skill it takes to develop teaching materials and present them in a way that will inspire students to learn. IPE does this brilliantly. I have learned so much on this training program and I have grown emotionally and spiritually. The way I work with clients is most definitely enriched and I feel more and more fulfilled as I integrate my new learning. I would recommend the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to anyone who wants to work in one of the most challenging areas of health in the world today and who wants to take a unique and compassionate approach to their work.
Christine Lafferty - Mind Body Eating Coach
As a practitioner in mind-body coaching around the issues of eating and body image for many years, I'm incredibly grateful to you, Marc, for creating a body of work that's supported me in pushing my edges and expanding the scope of my work in such fascinating and empowering ways! I understand so much now that I'd been subtly struggling with; I have a cleaner, stronger context as I speak to potential clients about my work, and language that is compellingly clear. So much has been so strongly resonant; I now have a powerful set of new tools that I love that align naturally with the ways I've been working, and I've been able to raise my own bar in a big way as a result. I feel the work I do now is energetically worth more, that I am serving my clients with their highest goals more deeply, and I am more fully landed in my ability to attract those I can best support. I'm more relaxed about whether my clients are "successful" because I've redefined what success really means to me, on their behalf. And because of this I feel a newer, more radically honest freedom to do my best work, and I'm claiming the more non-conventional ways I like to work. This training has helped me more fully trust my ability to go into the uncomfortable places that have always intuitively drawn me in when working with clients. I am more real, vulnerable and transparent....at the same time having more fun, and truly falling in love with the incredible people I'm working with!
Marina Francis - Eating Authentically© Mind Body Eating Coach
I have always been passionate about nutrition and how to treat diseases by food, but once I graduated from university as a clinical dietitian and began to work, I realized that I need to learn more about psychology to help my clients overcome most of their struggles in their lives - not by just changing their diets. Hence, I was amazed when I saw this certificate since it is exactly the piece that was missing in my academic training! Well-understanding the link between mind, body, and nutrition through an intensive course is not an easy thing, but after finishing this course you will realize how this can benefit you both personally and professionally to be a pioneer in your community! Thanks Marc for all the information that you gave us and thanks for all your team who supported me throughout the course. I hope you will do more courses that I can register for again!
Maryam Alwedaei - Clinical Dietitian + Mind Body Eating Coach
I always believed that the way health and wellness is approached or taught was wrong over here, so i tried my best to educate myself more and more to prove that. I tried my best, but i was always stopped when I was asked about my background. People won’t believe you unless you have a paper proving that you know what you are talking about. When I came across IPE, my perspective changed. It’s a certification of the practice I’ve always tried to implement. Today I hold the certification where i can proudly start my practice with my head held high. Not only that, the tools, skills, and the business model has elevated me to a higher level. I can now join any clinical centre, hospital, gym, you name it and share this wisdom and knowledge that i have gained from this outstanding institute. The type of program Marc created is beyond ordinary. It is different and unique where the healing and development starts with oneself to be able to understand everything within so that it could be reflected to others, “The Clients”. Personally I became a much better listener and wiser, created a stronger bond to my own religious beliefs, I love life and try to spread more love and care to the world around me. The material is so rich, the knowledge is very vast and am glad that we have the website to download everything from. Overall the website is super user friendly, the staff always ready to respond and support -- making it very easy and there was always a helping hand. Also, there was the FB page where you get to hear all the other students stories, making things so much easier and reminding me that I am not alone. The first reason why I joined IPE is that the Institute matched the mindset I had - that food is not only numbers and to lose weight is far beyond calories in/calories out. The psychological aspect of it is groundbreaking. I have done a few psychology classes just to add to my knowledge in nutrition, but how this program is put together has made my life easier and will help develop my practise. I already started spreading the word about IPE since day one. The world needs healers, not another calorie counter who makes people eat less to lose weight. We need better health coaches to improve the life and well-being of a lot of people in a world that is filled with an unhealthy environment, toxic food, hate and anger. It’s more than just a certification, it’s a movement.
Hamad Al Saad - Mind Body Eating Coach
I've struggled with weight and body image my whole life, started dieting very early on and was on diet pills at the age of 11. In my mid 30’s I finally woke up and realised that dieting is overrated, it makes me miserable and I don’t want to have anything to with it. Yet I still wasn’t happy with my body and wanted to lose weight, so I started looking for alternative solutions. My search led me to the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and enrolling in the coaching certification program was a present for myself for my 40th birthday - I thought I owed it myself. Taking this training was such a wild ride! It pushed me out of my comfort zone with every module, made me examine my own life and beliefs. At the same time it confirmed my conviction that there is another way and dieting simply doesn't work. I have started healing my relationship with food, my body image is the best it has ever been and I feel I have truly stepped up in my life. Marc David is a genius of a teacher and i must have written down nearly every word he said. I so valued the opportunity to speak to him regularly on the phone, as well to have my questions answered. He is funny, warm, knowledgeable, and at the same time gets straight to the point and often sees things that others missed. The IPE team and customer support are second to none and they always responded to any queries in a timely manner. Professionally, it is my 3rd coaching qualification but only now I finally feel confident to have distinctions, protocols and tools to work with clients on any weight, health and body issues. I feel this is a master level training and I could not recommend it enough. A word of warning though: it is not for the faint hearted - it is a lot of work to put in in the 8 months, you will be challenged and triggered but I would do it all again in a heartbeat.
Joanna Fiminska - Mind Body Eating Coach
Doing the eating psychology training has been the most enjoyable journey of self discovery that I have taken in many years. Marc's depth and insights has shown me another side to our relationship with food, eating and health that will serve me both personally and professionally for many years to come. Marc has deeply challenged my preconceived ideas about food and diet. I have now adopted a new and stress free way to navigate the nutritional world which used to be so confusing to me. Before this course, food and eating was a source of constant stress. After this course, I have dropped into listening to and trusting my body wisdom. No diets, no calorie counting just noticing what works and what does not. My new relationship with food has given me the freedom that I was looking for. I am excited that I feel confident to start helping others move through their personal struggles. Thank you Marc and support team for a life changing eight months.
Mark Cave - Mind Body Eating Coach
I had been looking at applying to IPE for a few years before I finally decided to take the plunge - and since I did, I couldn't be happier. The program has not only been life-changing for my clients, but my personal relationship with food and body as well. The program has broadened my perspective on so many topics - energy, mood, immunity, body image - and I understand them at such a deeper, Soulful and psychological level. The way that Marc teaches is incredible. He speaks with so much conviction and passion and it's magnetic. And it makes sense!!! I can't even express how many a-ha's I had in this program and how many pieces of my own food puzzle I was able to put together. I appreciate so much the depth of the information, going way beyond what our culture teaches us about health, and getting to the core of food and body issues. I now see much quicker results with my clients because of this training. This training really is one of a kind. Marc is on the cutting edge of eating psychology and I recommend this training to anyone who is wanting to deepen their knowledge about health further and take their health coaching to the next level. You will not be disappointed!
Ashley Looker - Mind Body Eating Coach
Firstly, thank you for all your support, assistance and guidance during this journey. You have all helped to make this learning journey as smooth as possible. A huge thank you to Marc for providing such incredible information and a well orchestrated course. His dedication, time, attitude and passion is commendable and it’s been an honor to be part of. The MBECC has been a life changing process. I have been passionate about the wellness industry for years. I have read, followed, watched so many different views on "what’s right and what’s wrong" for us and have followed a few myself along the way. All of which have helped in having an awareness, but none have explored the wellness industry as Marc has done with this MBECC training. This training has opened me up to seeing wellness, us as humans, food and the connection to our lives in a whole new way. It all makes sense and is so clear once he explains it all. I personally loved the fact that there are NO right or wrongs, that each food affects us all very differently and this varies at different stages throughout our lives and needs reviewing on a regular basis by using our own body wisdom, not relying on "facts" (which are often questionable) to dictate what we should and should not do. This training will be my main focus when working with clients. I feel a lot more confident, aware and prepared to work with my clients. On a personal level, this training has changed how I see food, helped me to work on my eating style (slower with more awareness) and to be less judgmental of myself and others. To "nourish" myself more and let go of the need to "control" it all so much. To relax into what, how, and when I eat with love and acceptance. I found the training system perfect for me. I live abroad, so my hours are very different to the USA. I have found that being able to listen to the trainings in my own time very helpful. I really liked the fact that there are deadlines to complete each module and that it was made a little harder to complete if that deadline passed, this made me ensure I completed each training in time. The timing of each module I found was fair too. The delivery of the training through videos and audios was great. I personally watched all the videos and took notes. I liked that I can pause it at any time needed. The supplementary materials are very adequate and useful. Although I still have a lot of reading material to go through, the recommendations are well thought out and very useful. I found the journaling exercises great to do, to really do my own personal work and to help me recognize some of my own work that needs doing. I fully appreciate that this course allows for each individual's own journey into authenticity and healing whilst being able to help others. I believe that this awareness is critical for what we all need today, especially the way the media and wellness industry is going. Stress is a symptom of nearly everyone and it is increasing, along with the rise of so many diseases and illnesses that can be resolved. I feel that it is our duty to share this information with as many people as we can and start to implement the change we want to see in the world, not just for ourselves but for the generations to come. I would highly recommend this training because of its insight into our mind body connection and how powerful the two can be in helping us to find our own sense of what "wellness" means. MBECC offers an insight into the world of wellness that no other training does. It is innovative, inspiring, encouraging, insightful and an incredible journey for us as coaches and as individuals. Once again many thanks to everyone. I am sorry not to meet some of you and especially Marc at the end of this training as I can not make it to the USA, however I know that we will all be connected energetically.
Dawn Mattinson - Mind Body Eating Coach
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