Are You or Your Child Struggling with
Deciding what to eat for meals and snacks
Feeling overwhelmed by preparing meals and making food choices
Being mindful when it comes to hunger and fullness
Resurfacing ED behaviors or symptoms and have relapse concerns
Struggling to eat or avoiding eating due to overwhelming anxiety and fear about eating
What is Meal Support Coaching?
Meal support coaching is about sitting down to a meal or snack with my client and giving them the emotional support they require to move forward in their recovery.
Emotional support can be defined as giving clients encouragement and reassurance and helping them cope with their anxiety and fears about eating. During the meal I help encourage my clients by highlighting their eating successes and give reassurance by emphasizing the physical and psychological benefits of re-nourishment. By doing this, it helps to lower their anxiety level by listening to them express their fears, distracting them with “healthy” conversation, and promoting relaxation techniques during the meal.
Meal support coaching helps my clients build vital eating skills so they can become competent, and confident eaters again so they can enjoy their lives to the fullest without the unhealthy preoccupation with eating.
Meal Support Coaching Teaches You To
Practice normalized eating and challenge your food fears & phobias so you can live again
Practice being mindful of hunger and fullness cues so you can become a competent eater
Discern factors contributing to food choices so you can stay honest in your recovery
Process thoughts and feelings in a safe, structured environment so you can feel safe and reduce anxiety
Meal Support Coaching Provides Support By
Meeting with you virtually, at your home, work, school or restaurant
Helping you strengthen your mental barriers through exposures and skill building sessions
Supporting you when your ED voice is distracting you from following your recovery plan
Meal Support Coaching Benefits
Decreases anxiety and fear around eating foods and dining at restaurants
Challenges disordered rules and eating rituals
Increases mindful eating practices and listening to one’s body
Ensures accountability for your meal/recovery plan
Provides ongoing private support as you grow more confident in your recovery
Enables you to continue with work or attend school during recovery
Provides symptom interruption for those concerned about relapsing
Ready to take the next step? Schedule a connection call with me today!