Feeling good in your body and freeing yourself from body shame is attainable for you.
This group is right for you if:
You're ready and want to make peace with food by taking away the shame, perfectionism and judgment out of your eating experiences.
You don’t want to go on this journey alone anymore. You want to connect with others that are experiencing similar struggles.
You know the basics of Intuitive Eating, but you need support implementing it into your daily life.
You are ready to take a step into action. You may still have doubts, but you know that something needs to change.
You are not sure if you are ready for 1:1 counseling.
What you can expect
To find support from participants in the group, hear your experience reflected in other’s, to feel validated and receive compassion for your lived experience in your body and your relationship with food, to receive guidance from me as you work through the tough spots, and to gather tools that will help you outside of weekly meetings.
$500 for 8 weeks group session + 1/2 hour follow-up individual session with the instructor
How the group works and what TO expect:
We'll meet WEEKLY VIA ONLINE VIDEO for 8 weeks, for a total of 8, ninety-minute group coaching sessions. Your individual private 1/2 hour follow-up session will be scheduled after the group is finished meeting.
Group is held on FRIDAYS from 10 am PST - 11:30 am PST, USA. The next group starts on Friday 10/04/2019 and lasts until 11/22/2019.
All materials (suggested homework, email prompts, worksheets) are included in the cost of the program and will be provided.
This group is interactive ( aka I am going to invite you to talk). What this looks like is the first 30-minutes of group includes individual check-ins, the next 30 minutes will cover the session's topic, and the concluding 30-minutes will consist of group discussion and individual takeaways from session.
This is a LIVE group only. If you miss a session, unfortunately recordings will not be sent out. Part of the therapeutic experience of being in a support group is having your fellow peers show up for you, hold space and support you in the moment of your challenges. If this does not work for you, please feel free to contact me for a 1:1 session.
Each group session will have suggested work to do in-between sessions. This allows you to begin experimenting with what you're learning in group and bring your challenges to the group.
Throughout the 8-week experience you'll have email support from the leader of the group, Non-Diet Dietitian & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Katherine Metzelaar, MSN, RDN.
Core Learnings In The Group By Week:
Week 1: Breaking Free of the Diet Mentality
Break the diet cycle, recognize and reject diet culture, and heal your relationship with food.
Week 2: Cultivating a positive Body Image
Learn the tools and skills to develop body respect, body appreciation, and a positive body image.
Week 3: Challenge food rules and restrictions
Cultivating unconditional food permission and honoring your hunger.
Week 4: Exercise and movement
Finding pleasure and joy in moving your body.
Week 5: Honoring your feelings outside of using food
learn how to know when food is distracting you from feeling your emotions and what to do instead
Week 6: Bring pleasure back into the eating experience
Rid yourself of the “food police” mentality, learn to appreciate food, recognize feelings of food guilt or shame.
Week 7: Self-care for your unique body
Exploring what self-care means to you and respecting your body’s experiences, both past and present.
Week 8: How to become a body image badass
How to continue to Build a trusting relationship with yourself and food beyond the group.
As a group, we will work together to help you to create a flexible relationship with food, to create a sense of self worth that is not based on body shape and weight, to create and discover pleasure in movement, and to take away the rigidity in eating.
About the Instructor
Katherine Metzelaar, MSN, RDN, CD - Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist
Katherine is a Seattle-based registered dietitian and nutrition therapist who helps people repair their relationship with food and body free from perfectionism, fear, and shame. She works with clients to help them create more flexibility and freedom with food and create peace with their bodies. She specializes in disordered eating, eating disorders and body image healing.