... MEET CELIA
Relational healing from a place of compassion and curiosity
Tired of spending so much of your time feeling fear, guilt and shame around food and your body?
Tired of returning to the same old patterns and not knowing why?
Tired of being so hard on yourself and feeling unable to stop?
Tired of your worth being defined by your body weight and shape?
Tired of feeling stuck, frustrated, and unable to move forward?
... THEN I HAVE GOOD NEWS!
I'm here to help so you can...
Feel connected and safe, trusting in your body
Nourish yourself, free of fear, guilt and shame
Feel confident in yourself taking up space in the world
Focus your energy on living your best life.
HEY, I'M CELIA
I'm looking forward to supporting you!
After overcoming my own challenges with Disordered Eating and through my work as a Disordered Eating Specialist, Therapist, Consultant and Trainer, I've developed a compassionate and holistic approach to working with Disordered Eating.
If you want to be living your best life instead of spending your time and energy consumed by thoughts about food and your body, I'm here to help. Together we can get you unstuck so you can finally heal your relationship with food and your body for good.
Did you know that each of us is multiple?
By multiple I mean that we all have Parts. Can you remember a time when a Part of you has wanted, felt or thought one thing when another Part of you something different? For example:
Part of me wants to visit a friend this evening but Part of me wants to stay at home curled up in the couch.
Part of me wants to eat less but Part of me wants to eat everything.
We each have many Parts and these Parts of ourselves have often been around a long time. They each have good intentions and value and in their natural state are very supportive.
However, as we grow and change in response to our environment and our experience, our Parts can take on different and sometimes more extreme roles in order to try to protect us from uncomfortable or overwhelming feelings, the lack of safety we experience in our body, our low self worth, or the lack of love, connection and sense of belonging we seek.
In Disordered Eating our Parts take on roles that often include a focus on:
Purging (Self-Induced Vomiting, Over Exercising, Taking Laxatives)
Traditional approaches to working with Disorder Eating view Disordered Eating as one bad Part. The focus is on getting rid of the bad part so that it no longer causes a problem.
In my experience that's like trying to cut our hair and expecting it not to grow back.
Our Parts, including our Disordered Eating Parts, make up who we are. Attempting to get rid of them may work for a week or two, maybe even a few months, but they often return with even more intensity than before.
Disordered Eating is not driven by one bad Part. It's developed and maintained by a group of Parts and each of these Parts has its own unique role and intention. For example, my Restriction Part was attempting to control my body size as it was fearful that if I took up space, I would draw attention to myself and face judgement from others.
My Binge Eating Part was attempting to protect me from the deprivation I experienced through food restriction but also from the deep sense of disconnection I felt. It believed the best way to meet this need was through food.
My Purging Part was attempting (through self induced vomiting) to expel my emotional experience that had built up inside, as I didn’t feel safe enough in the world to share my distress.
By getting to know these Parts and their intentions, I discovered how tirelessly they had been working on my behalf.
As I spent time with these Parts, trust and safety developed inside and they led me to the earlier wounds they were attempting to protect me from.
It has been in the building of these internal relationships and the healing of these wounds that my Disordered Eating Parts have been able to soften back. They now have new roles in my system and no longer drive the focus on food and the body that was once so all consuming.
My time, energy and resources are now focused on supporting others to heal using this approach and to train other professionals to do the same.
WHICH ONE SOUNDS LIKE YOU?