What made you want to become an Eating Psychology Coach?
I became an Eating Psychology Coach because of the frustration not only in my personal relationship with food and body but also those of my clients. My own personal struggles with anxiety, body image, and fear of food led me to seeking the answer to this un-invited visitor. I wanted to help with the disappointment my clients experienced: getting results, only to lose them when life started to happen. This became very frustrating for me as a personal fitness trainer. I wanted more for them. I wanted to see them have lasting success.
What do you love about being an Eating Psychology Coach?
I love to see the “surprised” look on a client’s face when they realize that it isn’t their fault. I give them a completely different outlook, one they had never considered before. I love watching them release what they don’t need to hold onto any longer and seeing the results through the joy that is so beautifully displayed on their face.
What does your practice look like?
I offer one-to-one coaching along with group coaching and an online home-study course. I am venturing into 1 day events and hope to offer 3 day events in the near future. I have a radio show on Pegasus Netwaves and a speaker with Women’s Information Network. I am determined to get this message out there to the masses. I see women who are professionals that are tired, low energy, some binge eat and overeat. They feel disgusted with their body and they have tried every diet under the sun and don’t know what to do next.
How did your education at the Institute prepare you to work successfully with clients?
Studying at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating gave me deeper insight into the true issue that women face both individually and collectively. It also released me from the need to “fix” them, allowing me to relax and open myself up to hearing what they “are not” saying. This education taught me to listen deeper.
What was your favorite aspect of the Training?
My favorite part of the Training was every aspect of the Training! Each piece played an important role in teaching the concepts and watching them in action. The tele-classes with Marc, were the icing on the cake, as we were able to witness how the coaching process works. The staff was always very helpful and quick to respond to questions.
How has being an Eating Psychology Coach impacted your professional life/financial well-being?
Being an Eating Psychology Coach adds credentials to my experiences. It’s impacted greatly my ability to coach my clients effectively. It has given me opportunities that I didn’t have before: creator of a signature program, author, speaker, and radio-show host. I am sowing the seeds at this point in my business and I truly believe that harvest is coming my way.
How has being an Eating Psychology Coach impacted you personally?
Because of the struggles I faced prior to this coaching, it’s paramount that I continue to practice the teachings that I’ve learnt from the Training. I am confident in my ability to help others because of the familiarity with all the tools I use personally. By practicing what I preach, I am better able to serve others in their desire to overcome their personal struggles with food and body relationship.
What do you see for yourself in your future as an Eating Psychology Coach – where is your work evolving towards?
I love to speak about the transformation that is possible through these teachings. I see my work continuing to include one-to-one and group coaching, 1 day events but I plan to hold 3 day retreats 1-2 times per year and I see myself speaking to large venues as an Inspirer about the life changes that can take place when they release the need for dieting, perfection and judgement and reside in peace with their body and with themselves.
Why would you recommend the Training to others?
I have recommended the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training to several people seeking further education and I continue to do so because of its authenticity; the education, the real life demonstration of what a session looks like, and the engaging Institute family. All of the staff want to see others excel and that is very evident in the way they work with the students. I am extremely grateful and feel truly blessed to have have taken this training. They truly go above and beyond. The abundance of information in the Training is truly astounding. It’s filled with education, information and insight. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating truly over-delivers.
NAME: Ashly Torian
BUSINESS: Ashly’s Bio~Balance, Speaker/Author/Holistic Eating and Body Love Coach
BIO: Ashly is the founder of Bio-Balance. She began her Holistic Eating and Body Image coaching business in 1991, committed to inspiring others to live a fulfilling, joy-filled life. Bio-Balance was born out of Ashly’s passion for fitness and healthy living seeded with her own personal challenges with anxiety, weight and body issues. Ashly is a Texan, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Corporate Fitness from Abilene Christian University. She is the author of Join Me in the E.N.D. Zone, Show Host with The Women’s Information Network, Advisory Board Member with le femme FOCUS, radio show host on Pegasus Net Waves, and is an instructional video developer. Ashly’s active lifestyle within her own community, her message and her speaking skills resonate with all ages and genders.
P.S. 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.