I offer practical and usable nutrition education for those in recovery from eating issues as well as the parents and carers of people with eating disorders. I am a clinical and medical hypnotherapist and assist kids to reconnect with their inner guidance and develop the internal skills and resources to set them up for a life of emotional regulation, self-love, resilience, and happiness. The focus is never on body weight, shape or size, and always on mental wellness. I have 15 years of lived experience with anorexia nervosa and if there was one thing I could change it was that I found great treatment sooner. I am thankful to my parents for never giving up on finding that treatment and making appointments for me because I believe without it I would have lived the rest of my life holding onto moments of forced physical wellness but never quite mentally well.
I use the Ellyn Satter division of responsibility and work with families to identify barriers and blocks to providing new food experiences, assist with strategies to help kids come to the table in a calm, non-stressed mindset to help with gradually building food acceptance.
I work with parents of children living with eating disorders, as well as parents supporting their children to develop and maintain a healthy relationship with food. We work together to establish healthful nutrition practices for the household, helpful language around food and bodies, and developmentally appropriate strategies to foster their child’s relationship with food and their body.