It’s not what you’re eating. It’s what’s eating you.
Hi, I’m Stephenie.
I support women dealing with the crushing weight of disordered thoughts, patterns, and behaviours that can remain after eating disorder (ED) treatment. Holding a safe space, I help them reconnect with and inhabit their bodies, process their feelings, and give them the tools, guidance, and skills to support themselves through future setbacks.
I was raised in an emotionally barren home and looked to food for the love, connection, and safety that I desperately craved. Yearning to find the love that I never got, I ricocheted between anorexia and bulimia for years.
Conventional treatment at the hospital treated my ED symptoms but didn’t address the root cause – my attempt to feel safe, worthy, and in control. After attaining a “normal weight” I was no longer considered medically disordered. However, those thoughts, behaviours and patterns would always pop up.
I went on a mission to find the tools and training to help me untangle my emotions and have a healthy relationship with food and with my body.
Now, I’m a mentor and guide, uniquely equipped to help you connect with and inhabit your body and process your feelings, and to give you the tools, guidance, and skills to support yourself.
“I’m able to understand why I struggled with my ED for the past decade…why I had the thoughts and routines……for the past ten years my ED was always treated as the main issue. We were able to treat my ED as a symptom for the first time, which was life changing for me.”
Eating disorders are multi-causal and often times misunderstood. I use tools and techniques that deal with the disordered thoughts, patterns, and behaviours that can persist after eating disorder treatment.
Using scientifically validated Energy Techniques, I help you release negative emotions, change limiting beliefs, and address your ingrained patterns.
My approach goes deeper than regular talk therapy and gives you faster results. Each tool we introduce is something you can incorporate into a daily routine to build your resiliency, reduce your stress, and keep you grounded and centred in the face of everyday challenges.
Therapeutic Training and Certifications:
- Intuitive Eating Counselor
- Conscious Emotional Freedom Techniques
- Emotional Freedom Techniques
- EFT Tapping Out of Trauma
- Matrix Reimprinting
- Emotional Success Coaching
- iRest Informed Yoga Nidra
- Trauma-sensitive Yoga
I’ve got the necessary qualifications, but what REALLY matters is that I’ve been there, and know what it is like to struggle with, and overcome, an eating disorder. I can hold a safe space and I am uniquely equipped to untangle your emotions, help you reconnect with and inhabit your body and help you move into a positive, healthy future.Contact me for a free call