Do your coping skills involve checking out? Do you use your phone, social media, games or TV as a means of distracting yourself from negative feelings such as overwhelm or anger? Consider what might change in your life if you could tune into your relationship with food. Many people use food to avoid difficult feelings or comfort themselves in nonproductive ways. The sad truth is the discomfort you are avoiding is still there after you eat.
If you are an emotional eater, this subtle pattern of food as comfort may not seem obvious. We can become so accustomed to using our coping skills that we do not slow down to really process what is going on. You learned to cope this way a long time ago and most likely with good reason. The good news is…
COPING SKILLS CAN CHANGE!
You learned them when you needed them and with some work and guidance, you can unlearn them and replace them with a healthy relationship with food. Your best work with coping skill will come AFTER you have healed your inner struggles. If you attempt to make behavioral changes without making emotional changes, the odds are your new coping patterns will only last for a short period of time. Before you know it, you will be back to eating an entire bag of chips in from of the TV without even realizing it.
In my programs, you will heal patterns hidden underneath the coping skills you have been using for years. Once healed, we will create new and different ways for you to successfully tune in to your life, relationships and food choices. You can and will eliminate the fear that you will never be able to enjoy food without guilt or shame.