There is something that we don’t often talk about but is a real issue for many people in the health and wellness field: many health professionals struggle with their own food, eating, or weight issues–ranging from secret overeating, to chronic restrictive eating, or both.
I know, because I did too.
I tried many times to “change my lifestyle” only to go back to my old patterns when stress or deprivation kicked in. I saw my patients doing the same thing, but somehow, I thought that shouldn’t be happening to me because I “knew better.” I eventually learned that knowledge just isn’t enough.
What I needed-and as it turned out, what my patients needed-was a completely new mindset around food. I literally had to relearn to eat what I loved and love what I ate. This became the basis for not only a life of flexibility, freedom, and joy, but a process that I have now shared with tens of thousands of people.
Heal Thy Self!
This summer, while things are a little slower for those in healthcare, I’m going to work with a group of health and wellness professionals (by telephone) who are willing to take time to focus on their own health for a change. During our time together, they will learn how to eat fearlessly (without deprivation, guilt, or judgment) and mindfully (with intention and attention). We’ll explore the issues that are specific to them, and along the way, I’ll also share ideas and resources for helping them work with their patients and clients to apply these principles too.
I’m calling this series “Practice What You Preach and Preach What You Practice.”
If this is something you feel might benefit you–and you’d like to earn some continuing education credits too, send me an email and I’ll give you the details. But hurry; this teleworkshop starts right away!