How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach?
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting “compelling story,” that brought me to where I am today – coaching people like you who are struggling with food and body image. That defining moment in my life happened in 2010.
At the time, I owned a successful business as an importer. During this time, an eating disorder showed up at my family door. My 12 year-old daughter was struggling with her weight and body image. She was suffering in silence for one or two years before being diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa.
The first treatment approach recommended by her therapist was The Maudsley approach, a family-based treatment that required me to feed my daughter at home every 3 hours to restore her weight. I had no hesitation to stay home and help my daughter recover, however the business suffered from my absence. I restructured the business operations, but eventually had to close. After seven months of trying this treatment approach my daughter’s health deteriorated and she had to leave for in-patient residential treatment. The eating disorder took away my daughter’s health, our family’s harmony, our business and every ounce of joy. I knew that after residential treatment I had to be physically available to take her to doctor’s appointments to continue her path into recovery. In order to do this, I needed a more flexible career, therefore I became a real estate agent. Becoming a Realtor allowed me to have my own schedule and be present for my daughter.
Deep in my soul, I felt that something was missing in my daughter’s treatment. Her weight was being restored, her psychological issues were being attended, but the root cause or causes of why she developed an eating disorder were never addressed. Eating Disorder is a complex disease that affects the entire family system. As a parent and caregiver, I didn’t receive any support or coping strategies to deal with the situation. This uncertainty and unease led me to continue searching and seeking alternatives until I discovered a holistic approach which allowed me to begin the healing process of our broken hearts. I’ve been in this healing and spiritual path for seven years, studying different healing modalities and applying what I’ve learned to my own recovery and that of my family.
Even though we had come a long way as a family overcoming many challenges and restoring our health and faith, the eating disorder came back five years later, but this time affecting my other child. My other daughter was diagnosed with a Binge Disorder. Thanks to the healing work that I had already begun I was in a very good place emotionally, psychologically and physically to be able to effectively help and support my daughter into recovery. It was at this moment that I decided to become a Life Coach and an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach. Eating Disorders affect the entire family, not only the person suffering the disease. Everyone is left broken in a state of despair and hopelessness not knowing what to do or how to act.
I know the pain, guilt, shame, confusion, loneliness, and anger that people go through because I’ve been there, I understand. Healing myself and helping my daughters in their recovery has made me passionate about helping others affected by this terrible disease. I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my life to helping others who are struggling with food and body image and their families heal in a holistic and powerful way from the damage caused by an eating disorder.
Since then, I have been living my dream of being happy, fulfilled and empowered by helping others restore their well-being and that of their families. I have created a 90-day coaching program called 90 DAYS TO BREAK-FREE™, a Self-Healing and Transformational Coaching Program consisting of a series of 11 calls over a period of 3 months that everyone who’s struggling with food and body image needs to apply to transform their lives from hopelessness to empowerment and become the best version of themselves.
Who are your clients?
What makes you different from other Coaches?
I transformed my life from a complete state of despair and disempowerement to a joyous, fulfilled, empowered life, and I can help you transform yours. I know and understand your pain, struggles, and the emotional roller coaster that you and your family are going through. I walk the talk! You have me as your confidence and empowered expert and consultant. I work on the core issues underneath your disordered eating and behavioral patterns.
Doing these two things will really help you get primed for our work. When you’re ready, call me and I’ll get you started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you need me.) As human beings, we consistently make excuses for not getting our assignments done. I understand that at times it feels like the disordered eating is taking the life out of you, but you still need to be fully committed to transforming your life. We can’t make excuses and have results at the same time. I’ll help you overcome any challenges that may arise and keep you on track to get you the results you want in the shortest amount of time.
What exactly is 90 DAYS TO BREAK-FREE™ program and what does it include?
I have created a 90-day coaching program called 90 DAYS TO BREAK-FREE™. It’s a holistic, self-healing, and transformational coaching program that will teach you specific skills and coping strategies to help you transform your life from pain into forgiveness, hatred into love, anger into peace, doubt into faith, despair into hope. By healing your emotional wounds and working deep into your heart’s and soul’s desire you’ll make peace with food. A healthy weight will be a natural outcome of your emotional healing recovery. This program is based on Dr. Dorie’s McCubbrey, MSEd, PhD, LPC, CEDS treatment approach called Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy EDIT™.
90 DAYS TO BREAK-FREE™ consists of weekly coaching sessions for 90 days completely customized to your needs. For more information about the program and to find out if it’s the right treatment approach for you please call me.
Here’s what the Program gets you to do:
WEEK 1: AWARENESS
During this call I’ll guide you to become aware of where you are in the emotional scale and the patterns of thoughts that you’re currently having. Our thoughts create our emotions, therefore becoming aware of your thoughts is the first step of transformation. We’ll also work on identifying your core beliefs and those limiting beliefs that aren’t serving you anymore and are holding you back from reaching your goals.
WEEK 2: ACCEPTANCE & RESPONSIBILITY
We’ll work on recognizing your values, credo or guiding principles of how you want your life to look and the meaning of your current experiences. Accepting your experiences and challenges is a necessary step to take responsibility and move forward in your recovery. As complex, difficult, and painful this journey may be, it’s very important to accept your current circumstances. It’s not your fault.
WEEK 3: TAKING YOU POWER BACK
Self-blame and blaming others keep us stuck in a negative state of mind and prevents us from effectively recovering. We’ll work on transforming blame into forgiveness. You’ll learn a set of coping skills to act instead of reacting to the urges. You’ll increase your confidence level and effectively create and implement a new set of healthy boundaries.
WEEK 4: SELF-COMPASSION AND IMPROVE BODY IMAGE
You’ll learn specific strategies to develop self-compassion and improve your body image. Step by step you’ll discover how to love your body and find a Soul-Heart-Mind-Body balance.
WEEK 5: BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF
You’ll learn to trust yourself and your intuition. When you feel doubt about your decisions and abilities, the disordered eating recognizes that and takes advantage of you. You’ll learn how to lower the volume of the critical voice and raise the volume of your true self. You’ll start trusting your inner voice and use it as your guidance system.
WEEK 6: INTUITIVE AND MINDFUL EATING
You’ll learn to apply your intuitive abilities when you eat. You’ll learn specific tools to listen to your body and what your body truly needs. Maintaining a well nourished and healthy body is essential to successful recovery.
WEEK 7: THE CREATIVE YOU
We’ll safely explore and resolve the core issues that are keeping you stuck and/or paralyzed, preventing you from freely expressing yourself. You’ll tap into your creativity and learn healthy strategies and how to set healthy boundaries with others which will allow you to stop walking on eggshells without feeling shame or guilt.
WEEK 8: SELF CARE
We’ll go over the importance of self care and how to implement Holistic self care morning and evening routines. You’ll create an emergency self care kit that works for you.
WEEK 9: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
You’ll learn a set of skills for strengthening your self-esteem and trust in yourself and the recovery process. You’ll embrace hope with a new sense of confidence, strength, and power. Believing in yourself is essential for a sustainable recovery.
Does this really work?
Yes! The result of my work is a holistic approach to transforming your relationship with food and your life from hopelessness to empowerment. You’ll learn new skills, tool and strategies to heal not only your relationship with food, but with your heart and body too. As a result, you’ll make peace with food for once and for all while still reaching a healthy weight.(See Testimonials)
What results can I expect?
You can expect to:
- Reach a healthy weight that will be sustainable
- Learn proven techniques you can apply right away to effectively act instead of reacting to urges
- Break free from the vicious cycle of dieting and bingeing
- Dissipate anxiety and welcome peace
- Strengthen your self-esteem
- Gain unshakeable confidence in yourself
- Love and accept yourself and your body
- Become aware of your thoughts and emotions
- Connect with your intuition
- Hope and trust in yourself and in the recovery process
- Be at peace in your life and hold yourself as a high priority
- Repair broken relationships
- Manage stress effectively
- Forgive yourself and others
- Restore your well-being
- Let go and release trauma in the body
- Creating new standards for yourself
- Fill your gas tank and learn how to self-nurture
- Feel empowered and excited about the future
- Fall back in love with yourself
- Breakout in creativity
- Vibrate as a loving being, and become truly unconditionally loving with all your relationships (even the most intense ones that normally trigger you)
- Develop more compassion for yourself and others
- Be clear, concise, and honest in your communication
- Create healthy boundaries
- Have more ease and grace in your life
- Truly love the version of yourself that shows up to play this game called life
- Learn how to say NO and honor your yeses and nos
- Find your happiness
- Watch your best life unfold with ease
- Create deep intimacy and meaning in your personal relationships
- Open your heart and expand into your TRUE being
- How to see your relationships as mirrors and open channels for transformation
- Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies so you can take action and start living your passion and purpose with ease
- Receive specific tools and templates for you to use: “just add water”
How quickly can I expect results?
That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to go and transform their lives in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few weeks while others have a bit more work to do first.
How can I guarantee myself that I will transform my life from hopelessness to empowerment, in record time?
Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your transformation. Understand that this is a process, a proven one that works if you take action and implement all of the steps. All my clients who have diligently applied every step of 90 DAYS TO BREAK FREE™have successfully transformed their relationship with food and their lives from hopelessness to empowerment in much less time than they would have on their own.
Anabella, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?
Congratulations on making a decision for living a healthy life! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your healing goals. The best way to work with me is in my 90-day HOLISTIC HEALING SYSTEM TO FREE YOURSELF FROM THE STRUGGLES WITH FOOD AND BODY IMAGE™. Here’s some of the results you can expect:
Reach a healthy weight that will be sustainable.
Learn proven techniques you can apply right away to effectively act instead of react to urges
Dissipates anxiety and welcome peace
Strengthen your self-esteem
Gain unshakeable confidence in yourself
Love and accept yourself and your body
Become aware of your thoughts and emotions
Connect with your intuition
Hope and trust in yourself and in the recovery process
Be at peace in your life and hold yourself as a high priority
Repair broken relationships
Managing stress effectively
Forgive yourself and others
Restore your well-being
Let go and release trauma in the body
Create new standards for yourself
Fill your gas tank and learn how to self-nurture
Feel empowered and excited about the future
Fall back in love with yourself
Breakout in creativity
Vibrate as a loving being, and become truly unconditionally loving with all your relationships (even the most intense ones that normally trigger you)
Develop more compassion for yourself and others
Be clear concise and honest in your communication
Create healthy boundaries
Have more ease and grace in your life
Truly love the version of yourself that shows up to play this game called life
Learn how to say NO and honor your yeses and nos
Find your happiness
Watch your best life unfold with ease
Create deep intimacy and meaning in your personal relationships
Open your heart and expand into your TRUE being
How to see your relationships as mirrors and open channels for transformation
Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies so you can take action and start living your passion and purpose with ease.
Receive specific tools and templates for you to use: “just add water”
OK, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?
Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me directly at 786-800-6047 and I’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which one will be the very best for you. I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honored to be the one to help you. Let’s get going.