If you’re someone looking to make a career change and feel a stirring in your soul to help heal others, it might be time to consider becoming an Eating Psychology Coach.
Eating Psychology Coaches are a special type of Health Coach trained in the fields of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition to help people transform their relationships with food, body and self. They possess powerful tools to help with some of the most common health challenges of our times, such as eating struggles, weight, body image, overeating, negative self-talk, poor digestion and challenged immunity.
Like general Health Coaches, Eating Psychology Coaches possess knowledge of nutrition, but what sets them apart is a specific, cutting-edge training in the psychology of eating. They are devoted, in large part to helping people put an end to painful struggles with food and body.
Making a career change is a big transition and you’ll want to be sure that you’re headed in the right direction. Here are 7 signs that you might want to become an Eating Psychology Coach:
1. You have a passion for food and health.
Being an Eating Psychology Coach requires a commitment to thinking about our best possible relationship with food and nutrition. You don’t have to be a pristine eater or exercise fanatic, but you should at least find the idea of musing about your best health to be fun and interesting. Eating Psychology Coaches have a deep passion for healthy living and personal transformation. Like them, you like to immerse yourself in the world of nutrition and health. You enjoy reading health magazines, self-help books, cook books and exercise journals. You also might be curious about emotional work, mindfulness and meditation.
2. You want to have a deeper understanding of human motivation.
Eating Psychology Coaches look to understand the human psyche on a deeper level. As a close observer of human behavior, you may have witnessed people who want to change, but struggle to get there. You have a strong urge to obtain tools that help you to tap into human motivation and inspiration so you can truly help others heal and transform.
3. You’re seeking powerful tools to help others transform challenging and painful eating behaviors.
Many Eating Psychology Coaches arrive in the profession because they want real answers when it comes to painful struggles such as overeating, binge eating, chronic dieting and emotional eating, to name a few. You might be someone who is tired of the current conversation on eating and nutrition and observe that it does little to truly help make sustainable change. You are looking for game-changing and powerful tools to help people finally let go of habits that do not serve them. Eating Psychology Coaches have the tools to help get the job done!
4. You have essentially “coached” others throughout your life.
Perhaps you are a born coach. Many Eating Psychology Coaches have been helping others since they were young. They’re the ones whose friends turn to them in times of need. Like them, you’re the type of person who knows what to say at the right time to help soothe broken hearts and troubled minds. You just feel like helping other people is part of who you are and you can’t explain it. It comes so naturally that it feels like a calling.
5. You’ve had or are going through your own challenges with food and body.
Some Eating Psychology Coaches come to the field after tackling their own challenges with food and body. Some are still working on themselves. And both of these qualify us to help others. We only need to be one step ahead of someone to be of service to them. Many coaches have walked through the fire and are now sharing the skills they learned with others. Perhaps you are someone who has struggled through your lifetime with your own body image. Maybe you’ve been overweight or struggled with challenging eating habits or talk to yourself in a negative way. Whatever challenges you have face when it comes to your body, health and food, you can use this experience to impart your newfound wisdom and knowledge to clients. It’s helpful for people who are struggling to see that they are not alone and to witness others who have used Eating Psychology Coaching tools to improve their lives.
6. You are empathetic.
You’re someone who has always possessed empathy for others. You’re the person who feels pain when others feel pain. You may well up when someone close to you sheds a tear. You have a reverence for all life – big, small, round, skinny, furry, four-legged, winged and human creatures. You feel deep in your heart that every human being deserves to live a happy and fulfilled life and you view health and a healthy lifestyle as vehicles to help them get there.
7. You are a good listener.
You’re someone who has a curiosity about people and their lives. You enjoy nothing better than sitting and listening to someone tell their life story. You feel comfortable sitting in silence with others when there is nothing that needs to be said.
Perhaps it’s time to honor the some of the signs in your life asking you to explore becoming an Eating Psychology Coach. Here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating we welcome anyone who senses the drive and urge to serve others. We train professionals, career-changers, game-changers and passionate people who want to take a fresh and innovative approach to health and nutrition.
If you feel a calling to help and heal others, please take the next step and make that reality possible. Becoming an Eating Psychology Coach is an opportunity to change the world – one person at a time. Don’t miss out on joining this powerful new movement.
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