Our relationship to food often represents our relationships in other aspects of our life. When we are able to learn to eat in a way that nourishes body, spirit and mind, we experience a more peaceful and compassionate relationship with our Whole Self.
Through our sessions, we will help you create an individualized plan that will assist you in:
Developing awareness of your specific behavioral patterns.
Using tools and practices of mindful eating and intuitive eating through a non-diet, Health at Every Size (HAES), holistic approach.
Understanding and acting in alignment with your body's needs.
Feeling more empowered in building a healthy and integrated relationship with food, eating and body image/Soul self.
Finding a stronger sense of self-worth and confidence through the understanding that you are worth both receiving from and giving to back to others.
The initial session is a nutrition assessment that usually lasts 60 minutes. During this session, we will go over your medical, health and eating disorder history (if applicable). We will go over your food history and preferences, eating patterns/current challenges, as well as nutrition goals. The initial session is also a time where you can bring any questions or concerns to me about the nutrition therapy process so that we can begin to collaborate as a team and develop a plan that makes sense for you.
Subsequent nutrition sessions typically last 45 minutes. We will work together to follow up on your specific nutrition and behavioral goals, bringing mindfulness and compassionate awareness as we look more in depth at daily food choices, beliefs and eating patterns that may be holding you back.
Our practice specializes in the treatment of eating disorders & disordered eating, including but not limited to:
Binge Eating Disorder
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Body Image Concerns
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
Pregnancy/Postpartum + Eating Disorder Recovery
Meal Support Therapy
Meal support therapy is a way to provide emotional support for those who have difficulty with eating and completing meals. A meal support session includes modeling, supervising and therapeutically processing meals and snacks.
Through meal support, you will:
Feel a sense of support identifying emotional and physical hunger & fullness cues.
Begin to overcome any fear foods and/or food rituals you may have.
Meal support can be part of a nutrition session or scheduled separately. Sessions may include eating in a local restaurant, going to a grocery store or eating in your home.
Ayurveda, the science of life and sister science to yoga, is the ancient holistic medicine system originating from Kerala, India. Ayurveda is based on the five elements, from which "doshas" or constitutions are derived. Kapha (earth & water), Pitta (water & fire) and Vata (air & space) are the three doshas which make up each unique individual as well as the world around us.
In an Ayurvedic consultation we will focus on:
Your individual body's constitution (prakriti)
Your current state (vikruti)
Lifestyle through nutrition, movement, mantra, pranayama/breathwork, and meditation to move towards balance
Creating a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan to help you find balance, health and prevent dis-ease.
Supervision is available to Registered Dietitians, including those interested in obtaining their Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) credential. Please contact Anastasia directly for more info on supervision firstname.lastname@example.org