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Our  journey together

The stuff dreams are made of

As a self-compassion practitioner and clinical nutritionist, I’ve helped thousands of people heal — physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually — over the past 25 years.

To schedule your time with me, please select the appropriate option below. Whether you’re seeking a free exploratory call to discuss a Self-Compassion for Disordered Eating group class or looking for additional time to discuss your personalized nutrition plan, feel proud of yourself and confident in this next step because today’s a new day.

 

Here’s the low down!

Three ways we can work together

1:1 Coaching

Self-compassion centers on the skill of consciously and purposefully extending kindness to yourself in the face of struggle. Through group classes or 1:1 appointments, learn to harness the power of your compassion to heal and transform your relationship with food. Great if you want a new perspective, fresh eyes on your current approach, or speed up what you have already accomplished in therapy. 

 

Functional Medicine Nutrition

With more than 25 years of experience as a functional medicine clinical nutritionist, my practice offers specialized and progressive nutrition services that target the whole-body impact of restrictive dieting and gut restoration, including sensitivity/stool testing and lab interpretation. My specialties are SIBO, IBS, IBD, food sensitivities and gut dysbiosis. 

Self-Compassion for Disordered Eating Course

This evidence-based class was developed while I was at Stanford studying compassion. Come join my 6-week class (part class, part support group) that meets two hours each week. We dive deeply into how you can do simple (but powerful) things to be kinder to yourself and your relationship with food. In my study, participants showed a 30% increase in self-kindness and body trust, which are powerful healers to heal from disordered eating permanently.

Want to know more about this class? Details are here.

The Science Behind Self-Compassion

According to Emma Seppälä, Ph.D, Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the author of The Happiness Track (HarperOne, 2016)

She says: 

“Many of us believe being self-critical and hard on ourselves is a good thing.

We mistakenly think that being competitive and pushing ourselves hard is required for success. Research, however, is proving these theories wrong. Most of us don’t stop to consider whether our self-critical and competitive attitudes are helping us achieve our goals. We don’t realize that they are actually standing in our way.

Scientific data shows that self-criticism makes us weaker in the face of failure, more emotional, and less likely to assimilate lessons from our failures. Studies are finding that there is a far better alternative to self-criticism: self-compassion.

Though the term “self-compassion” may sound like self-indulgence or may feel like a weakness, it is actually the secret to resilience, strength in the face of failure, and the ability to learn from mistakes and to bounce back with greater enthusiasm.

Self-compassion involves treating oneself as one would a friend, being more mindful, and understanding our situation in the context of a larger human experience. When we can be more understanding and gentler with ourselves, identify less with the emotions that surround our mistakes, and understand that failure is a normal part of the larger human experience, we become stronger and more successful in the long run.”

Why Compassion For Healing?

Dr. James Doty, founder of Stanford’s School of Medicine CCARE Applied Compassion Training program discusses the immediate need for compassion-based healing in the world as well as the scientific evidence showing its efficacy.