There's a fascinating connection between our emotions and our relationship with food. Jenny was worried because she thought of herself as an "emotional eater." She weighed more than she wanted to, and she had developed a habit of using food to fill the gaps in her emotional life. Having been raised by a single mom, she learned to cook at a young age, and she loved it; food soon became her friend, her mother, her intimate partner, the only place she could count on feeling nourished. In her first breakthrough session, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Jenny to see that while her food "issues" were actually important coping strategies for her during certain periods of her life, she's now reached a stage of maturity and empowerment where she is able to rely on other sources of nourishment. Marc helped Jenny to revise her story about her past and understand that she has not been broken, but is right on track for personal growth. Tune in now to Jenny's follow up session and see how her new story is unfolding!
Bridie spent many years pouring all of her energy into her career as a professional actress - until she realized she was stuck in the real-life role of Ms. Perfect Helper. When she discovered that she was consistently putting others' needs before her own, and that her health was suffering as a result, she made the courageous decision to leave the stage so that she can truly take care of herself. In her poignant first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Bridie begin to let go of her acting career so that she could fully step into her own life. Tune in to Bridie's follow up with Marc and find out how she's feeling after a few months of putting herself first!
Iris spent more than 40 years hating her body, continually beating herself up for being 10 to 20 pounds overweight. When she looked at photos of herself from years ago, she could see that there was never anything wrong with her - but the habit of negative self talk was so deeply ingrained, she feared she'd never be able to shake it. In her powerful first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, gave Iris some straight talk, some tough love, and some solid life coaching around the deeper spiritual lessons at play to help her jumpstart a new, positive attitude toward her body. In this follow-up, find out how Iris has taken Marc's words to heart and see where her journey has led!
Joe lost over 150 pounds and went on to become a health coach, helping others to develop a positive self image and create the healthy body they desire. He practices consistent self care, regular exercise, and great nutrition, and knows that he will never never regain the weight he lost - most of the time. However, there is a part of him that has feared his weight challenges would always be with him, waiting in the wings to return the moment he lets down his guard. In his uplifting first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Joe to realize that the way through is to honor the part of his life cycle that he's in right now: a time to get more precise, to sharpen his inner sword, and to find the confident warrior within. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Joe, and see where Joe's journey has taken him!
Shalom has dealt with weight issues for two decades, and has gained and lost hundreds of pounds over the years. He struggles to feel comfortable in his body, and fears that he will not be able to find anyone to love (or anyone who can love him back) until he is able to lose the excess weight - but he's ready for a change. In Shalom's first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped him to see more clearly how he could finally start to feel empowered around food, life, and love. Tune in now to the follow-up and find out how Shalom has put these insights into action!