Do you feel like you’re riding an emotional roller coaster when it comes to food and your body?
I can help you get your feet back onto solid ground.
I know you want to feel more connected, confident and in tune with your body. It is possible. I've done it. Now I help women leave the body and food-based thoughts behind so they feel free to move forward and focus on what they love.
Hi, I’m Stephenie, a Trauma-Informed Intuitive Eating Counsellor and Body Confidence Coach.
Yeah, that’s a mouthful, I know. So let me break it down a bit.
Trauma-informed. This doesn’t mean I’ve read about trauma. It means I’ve experienced trauma. For example, I spent my life enduring severe criticism from my narcissistic mother. When I was a child, she would feed me cake and say, “You’d be so pretty if you just lost weight.” How confusing is that to a five-year-old? I was bullied, teased, and humiliated by classmates at school because I was bigger than they were. As an adult, I spent far too many years in abusive relationships with self-absorbed men who could not truly love me because of their own trauma. This brought up childhood wounds of feeling “not good enough” or “worthy enough” of being loved. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it was suffering from complex post-traumatic stress from all the abuse. This trauma caused and maintained my poor body image and disordered eating.
Intuitive Eating. Thankfully, I discovered a way to forget dieting, bingeing, and my rigid food rules. No matter how desperate you feel your case is, it is possible to tune in and trust your body knows what it needs and when it’s had enough. Rather than eating your emotions and feeling out of control, Intuitive Eating allows you to rediscover the pleasure that comes from nourishing and reconnecting with your body.
Body Confidence. I went through most of my life feeling “less than” and “not enough.” I don’t want you to stay stuck there as long as I did. When we get to the root and heal the impact trauma has on you, you can let go of the food, feel safe in your body, reclaim your confidence and self-trust.
It’s not about what you’ve been eating. It’s about what’s eating you.
Credentials. I’ve walked the path of recovery, and I’m certified in the brain, mind, and body-based techniques that have transformed my life. So I’m uniquely equipped to help you heal your relationship with food, your body and the past, AND I’ve got the training to back it up. Need to see a list of my professional qualifications? I get it. Just scroll to the bottom of the page for my credentials.
This is oh-so-familiar territory for myself and the dozens of amazing women I’ve helped along the way.
So if you’re ready to nourish yourself with what you really need instead of punishing your body for how it looks, I’m your girl.
I’m thankful every day I found the way to transform my post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth and awaken to my purpose.
I can help you make a positive and lasting change in your relationship with food, your body and yourself.
"For the past 10 yrs, my ED was treated as the main issue, but we treated it as a symptom for the first time, which was life-changing."Mikayla Shaw, Lindsay, ON
"Before working with Stephenie, I felt unhealthy and ashamed of my body and my habits around food and exercise. Now I choose movement that feels good to me rather than what I think I should be doing. I feel more empowered, like I have the choice to be healthy rather than this being something that is fixed for me."Hayley Stanton Truro, United Kingdom
"Stephenie really helped with being able to connect to my emotions again in order to release things from my past that were no longer serving me. She is very compassionate and made me feel very comfortable and safe to express myself!"Michelle Kirk, Port Huron, Michigan, USA
Here's a list of my professional qualifications
- Lived Experience
- Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor
- iRest Informed Yoga Nidra Instructor
- Tapping into Wealth Coach
- Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
- Tapping into Trauma Certification
- Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner
- Yoga for Trauma & PTSD
- Restorative Yoga Instructor
- Yoga Instructor 200 hr
- Certified Emotional Success Coach, NeftTi
- Bowen Practitioner
- Homeopath DSHom., Med., Hons