What is Mindful Eating?
Mindful Eating IS:
– Slow, sensory eating
-A “No Diet” approach
-Eating with your bio-circadian rhythm
-Sustainable for the long-term
-Focused on a healthy relationship with food and appetite
-Eating for physical nourishment
Mindful Eating is NOT:
-A rigid, restrictive diet
-A list of “Good” foods or “Bad” foods
-Focused on numbers (calories, grams, ounces, steps, pounds or points)
-A quick fix using the latest fad in diet and exercise
-Selling you supplements or pills
What makes DawnSong Rising Coaching different?
Mind * Body * Spirit
The foundation of my coaching practice rests on deep listening and trusting our bodies. I feel this is the only way to overcome the fear and self-loathing that years of chronic dieting, negative self-talk, and distorted body images have built up. I firmly believe that we can crack through this diseased shell of fear to experience prolonged and absolute Joy. The kind of Joy that is completely independent of what we look like, a number on a scale, the amount of accumulated stuff in our homes, or lists of professional or academic accomplishments.
I focus on what’s right for your unique body and lifestyle and promote finding a balance that is sustainable for you. Together, we explore disordered eating patterns and health issues as opportunities for growth that invite us into a trusting relationship with body wisdom and intuition. I acknowledge and am comfortable exploring and relaxing into Great Mystery – a knowledge and potential of something more powerful than social constructs, punishing diet and exercise rules, outdated gender roles, and the body shame we each experience daily – something that connects us to radical, unconditional love.
Why try Mindful Eating Coaching?
-Rev up your METABOLISM and find your optimal “set point” for weight and wellness
-Tap into your inner ENERGY source to fight fatigue and strengthen and support your immune system
-HEAL disordered eating and troublesome digestive issues
-Learn RADICAL SELF-LOVE: a positive, healthy relationship with your body and food
-EMPOWERED CONFIDENCE that only comes from deep self-knowing
-Experience sustainable ELEVATED MOOD and remain RELAXED, even in stressful situations
-Find PLEASURE in, and GRATITUDE for, the little things
Experiment! Give it a try!
Put the following tips into practice to tune in to your Mind Body Wisdom!
Observe and Stay Curious about your stress level, your breathing, your hunger, aches and pains
Use your Senses when you eat or move your body. Notice color, sizzle, texture, flavor, fragrance
Be Present by removing distractions that dilute your full attention. Turn off the TV, put down the phone and be in the moment
Notice your self talk and use of words like “Should” and “Need to” and tendencies to feel shame or guilt around your choices
What is Dynamic Eating Psychology?
Dynamic Eating Psychology is a philosophy that centers on how our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us, and recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight, and health are intimately connected to our relationships, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfillment.
Dynamic Eating Psychology is a powerful breakthrough approach developed by Marc David, the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms the primary importance of our own individual journey and ever-changing relationship with food. It sees our challenges with eating, weight, and health not as an indication that we are “broken,” but rather, as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. Previously, eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. Dynamic Eating Psychology, though, is an approach that is applicable for everyone. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us, if we choose to listen. Most importantly, it recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight, and health are intimately connected to other primary facets of our lives – relationships, family, work, sexuality, and our search for meaning and fulfillment.
What is Mind Body Nutrition?
Mind Body Nutrition is the exploration of how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health.
Mind Body Nutrition is an exciting and timely new field that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psycho-physiology of how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. It goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between brain, body, and behavior. Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, and meal timing profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. It offers practical, results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.
Health/Wellness Coach Disclaimer
Health/Wellness coaching is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any clinical disease or condition. It is not intended to substitute for the advice, treatment and/or diagnosis of a qualified licensed professional. Trained and certified Health Coaches may not make any medical diagnoses, claims and/or substitute for your personal physician’s care. As your health/wellness coach I do not provide a second opinion or in any way attempt to alter the treatment plans or therapeutic goals/recommendations of your personal physician. It is my role to partner with you to provide ongoing support and accountability as you create an action plan to meet and maintain your health goals.
What are people saying about DawnSong Rising?
”Learning how to eat slowly helped me get off a medication that was causing joint pain. Also, learning to love myself and letting life happen…”
“It took some of the crazy out of my thought processes and left me feeling more peaceful about daily life.”
“I feel less guilty when eating and my anxiety around food has decreased.”
“I’m not feeling bogged down by food choices and I’m giving myself permission to express my wants in my marriage.”
“My binge eating disorder improved immensely.”