The benefits of Art Journaling are innumerable. Visual imagery reflects one’s personal story. An image from a journal may inspire a written narrative or even a single word to encapsulate a felt sense. “Gendlin gave the name ‘felt sense’ to the unclear, pre-verbal sense of ‘something’—the inner knowledge or awareness that has not been consciously thought or verbalized—as that ‘something’ is experienced in the body.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focusing). Combining narrative with images can be a process that stimulates self-inquiry and personal growth.
Free from fear
Awakened Self is present
Do your emotions relate to your food choices? Do your food choices affect your emotions?
New research shows the relationship between brain chemicals such as dopamine to affect our motivational drives and behaviors with foods that are high in sugar, fat and salt. Do you choose to eat a candy bar or junk food when you feel tired and want a quick pick-me-up? Sugary-fatty “quick food fixes” provide immediate comfort but soon after eating these foods, your blood sugar crashes. When this happens, you may not be able to understand why you are suddenly feeling tired, sluggish or depressed.
What is this junk food habit really costing you?
This eating style not only controls your actions but your food choices. Exposure to these foods stimulates connections to our neural circuits that cause us to want more. It also poses an obstacle to weight loss and puts your health at risk.
Learn new coping strategies
In our work together, I will help you to acquire new individualized tools to overcome roadblocks around your eating habits and emotional patterns. You will learn a new approach to selecting healthy natural foods that will not affect mood-triggered eating.
Experience another method to handle your stress, anxiety or mild depression with mind-body therapies.
Become fully engaged and motivated to reach attainable goals
In my “Lighten-Up” program, the benefits are many, as you will soon develop new insights that are uniquely yours. You will learn a new eating style to feel healthy, balance your energy, and feel better about yourself rather than to feel deprived. Eating and weight loss counseling helps you see things more clearly, and perhaps from a different perspective. By exploring ways to transform confusion, self’blame and judgment to self-compassion and self-discovery, you develop positive strategies to experience your feelings with acceptance. With these insights, you will be better able to have new choices and take action.
Experience new ways to handle emotional eating that have stopped you from moving forward.