After struggling through my teens and into my late 20’s with sickness, eating disorders, depression, and low self-esteem, I reached a point where I knew I needed to change the way I was living or I might face a lifetime of the same suffering and drudgery. Already a massage therapist, and very interested in self-development, I threw myself full force into how to holistically heal my mind, body, and soul.
I did that by learning to build new relationships with food, exercise, and myself through self-love and compassion. I studied nutrition – how to actually nourish my body and not rely on food as an escape. I learned how to exercise because I love it and it makes me feel good, instead of to keep me thin and get validation. What had the most impact on me, however, was that I took training in various alternative healing modalities to learn how to shift beliefs, identify negative self-talk, and implement self-loving behaviors. I have since become a personal trainer, yoga instructor, and coach people on shifting their beliefs and creating better relationships to themselves and food and exercise.
Learning to create change by more compassionate means is a practice that means showing up in your life in a way that might be completely foreign to you. As your beliefs and inner world shifts, the outer choices around selecting healthier foods and exercise become that much easier to make. It becomes a process of allowing transformation to occur rather than beating yourself into submission or forcing yourself into something you “should” do. I can’t wait to help you do the same.
I was so drawn to MBT because the approach is different than what other programs offer. It allows for one on one interaction; working together we can get into what’s happening behind the scenes in your mind and beliefs, instead of just treating the symptom of unhealthy eating habits.
MBT is based on accountability, and at first it’s helpful to have that accountability to another person. But in the end, you come out having accountability with yourself, and that’s where sustainable practices really happen.
I’ve never interacted with such a dedicated group of people who really care about the results of each client. Its uplifting to be part of something that has so much meaning, inspires change, and creates more passion in the world with each success story. And the success comes not from following a diet but each individual learning their strengths and being the best person that they can be.