The New World of Health Coaching

what'syourmissionEveryday, we’re bombarded with information about what to eat and what not to eat. We are told to watch our cholesterol, our fat, and fiber intake, as well as our antioxidants, and so many others.

What’s more, we’re forever being harangued with new ways to lose those “last five pounds” – fast, cleanse, workout harder, run longer, and “have some self-control,” reverberates in the world around us.

With all this pressure, is it any surprise that one in every three women, and one in every four men are on a diet? In fact, it’s not unusual for someone to sit down and confess they’ve been dieting for a century or more.

This is why moving past the old ways of relating with food and into a whole new understanding is so important to the practice of Eating Psychology.

While this barrage of health information and focus on weight is meant to support us in creating a healthier life, or so we’re told, in reality – this obsession with ever-increasing health knowledge does very little promote true wellness. Instead, it often only serves to confuse and intimidate us, leaving so many to feel doomed at the thought of ever being truly happy and healthy. It can be so overwhelming that a lot of people simply check out or give up.

This over-load of confusion around the “right” thing to do has prompted the need for health warriors to battle the “High-Fact Diet” and guide us towards a saner, simpler, more pleasurable way to be health and happy.

Want to be a Rebel when it comes to holistic health?

  • We need people who know the difference between what is truly “healthy” when it comes to health and wellness choices.
  • We need educated professionals that can help us wade through the outdated and toxic nutritional beliefs that still permeate our society.
  • We want heart-centered folks who are committed to helping us have a healthy and positive relationship with food and body.
  • We’re ready for compassionate souls that can make healthy living accessible and do-able for every person’s unique lifestyle.

Within the last 10 years, a whole new world of health coaching has emerged. What’s unique and powerful about this field is the focus on putting your health back into your own hands. It’s part of the change in perspective needed for there to be anything new worth talking about when it comes to nutrition and personal wellness.

While our culture obsesses on the “quick fix” or how only the “experts knows best” — the job of a good health coach is to help clients become empowered and in tune with themselves. It’s to support people in working sustainably towards their goals, and towards something bigger in life.

These days, if you want to talk about our motivations and inner universe around food, the only recognized academic place to do so is in the realm of clinical eating disorders – which affect about 4% of the population. What about the other 96% of us?  What about the rest of us who overeat, or binge eat here and there, have a little extra weight we’re trying to lose, or have unique challenges around the simple facts of nutrition and health?

The new world of health coaching is being changed be the Psychology of Eating, which provides us a fresh and profound way to support those falling into the category of “non-severe eating issues”. After all, who really needs more of the “eat this” and “don’t eat that” paradigm?

This new approach to health coaching: Recognizes that our inner world can impact weight, overeating, binge eating, digestion, immunity and so much more

This new approach to health coaching recognizes that the mind, body, and soul are one.

This new approach to health coaching moves beyond the statutes of traditional science, into alternative and collaborative methods.

This new approach to health coaching uses a more cooperative “let me walk with you” style, rather than a top-down approach.

How many times have we fallen for the “I’m an expert and know best” – against our intuition, gut knowing, and better judgment – only to feel miserable all over again?

A Holistic health coach that’s been trained in Dynamic Eating Psychology participates in a non-judgmental partnership with their clients.

Our inspiration here at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is to help others discover how to live the life they desire – the one that belongs to them and them alone – and to support people in taking steps to lasting and positive shifts in perspective. Healing always begins in the mind.

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It’s time to put healthy living back into our own hands.

Some of the most skillful health coaches are beginning to understand the powerful component of Mind-Body Nutrition. This approach invites our whole being into collaboration with the bigger picture. This holistic process recognizes that health does not only exist in the realm of the body, but also includes our lifestyle, our relationships, our career, our sexuality and more.

Being healthy is a matter of creating harmony within our mind, body and spirit.

As our society continues speeding up more and more, and the demands on us are ever increasing, many of us are realizing that no matter how much we know about being healthy, it’s not making us any healthier. More and more people are realizing that they need the profound support that health coaching can offer.

Are you called into this work? If so, we invite you to join us in a Mind-Body Revolution: we need guides to light the way back home to feeling good in our bodies. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is at the forefront of this movement.

We’d love to have you as one of the Tribe.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training, or any of our other offerings please sign up for our free information packed video series called “The Dynamic Eating Psychology Breakthrough” here or email us at to learn more.

Warm Regards,

The Institute for the Psychology of Eating

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If you haven’t had a chance to check out our FREE information packed video series – The Dynamic Eating Psychology Breakthrough – you can sign up for it HERE. It’s a great way to get a better sense of the work we do here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. If you’re inspired by this work and want to learn about how you can become certified as an Eating Psychology Coach, please go HERE to learn more. And if you’re interested in working on your own personal relationship with food, check out our breakthrough 8-week program designed for the public – Transform Your Relationship with Food™ HERE.

About The Author
Emily Rosen

Emily Rosen is the Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations in addition to her role as Senior Teacher. With an extensive and varied background in nutritional science, counseling, natural foods, the culinary arts, conscious sex education, mind body practices, business management and marketing, Emily brings a unique skill-set to her role at the Institute. She has also been a long-term director and administrator for Weight Loss Camps and Programs serving teens and adults and has held the position of Executive Chef at various retreat centers. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to teach, counsel, manage, and be at the forefront of the new wave of professionals who are changing the way we understand the science and psychology of eating and sexuality. Emily is also co -founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship.