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Why You Just Can’t Change

If you are reading this, you probably have a love/hate relationship with food. It can be a push pull relationship that takes you to your highest highs and lowest lows! If you are anything like I was in the height of my battle with emotional eating, you probably spend a fair amount of time trying […]

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Eating to Dissociate

Emotional eating is a form of dissociation. If you aren’t familiar with the term dissociation, it is the ability for the brain to separate from pain. When injured in an accident, your brain can block physical pain in order to survive. Our brain does the same thing with emotional pain. Life exposes us to a […]

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Food As a Flashback

In his amazing book Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Pete Walker discusses how trauma impacts a person’s ability to cope even years after the traumatic events in childhood. Even if you didn’t have your emotional or physical needs met in childhood, I strongly recommend reading this book. He has an excellent chapter on emotional […]

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What Need Does Food Fill?

If hunger isn’t the problem, food isn’t the solution. Easier said than done when it comes to emotional eating, right?! When you have struggled with emotional eating for years, food seems to be the solution for any emotion, even the positive kind (celebration anyone?). Why does this happen? More importantly, how do you do it […]

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You Can’t Be Trusted!

Woah. That seems harsh! If you knew someone who made you promise after promise and never followed through, would you trust them? If you knew someone who consistently spoke critically about you and rarely gave positive feedback, would you want to do anything for them? I sure hope the answer is no! If you are […]

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Unlocking Emotional Eating with ART

I am always looking for new and better ways to help my clients resolve emotional eating. When I became trained in EMDR Therapy, I felt like I had found my home. I LOVE EMDR Therapy. I use it to resolve past trauma that created an unhealthy relationship with food and then, I use it to […]

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Take Your Food Power Back

It can seem as though food is in the driver seat. Binge eating makes us feel powerless and weak. We don’t even necessarily want to eat many times, but like a moth to the flame, we can’t seem to stop ourselves. Does this sound familiar? Now, compound that with the many diets you have probably […]

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No Feeling is Final- How to End Emotional Eating

Most people struggle with emotional eating. More often than not, they probably have no idea they are eating for emotional reasons. Emotional eating becomes so habitual, we eventually turn off emotional cues before we even register them. Often, I will ask a new client what prompts their emotional eating episodes and they will say it […]

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