Areas of Concentration and Specialization 

Life + Empowerment Coaching

Life + Empowerment Coaching is a resource for people who may be feeling stuck. Sometimes we feel stuck because the life we envision is not aligned with the life we are living. We feel anxious, depressed, apathetic, irritated.. you may feel as though you aren't able to navigate your personal or romantic relationships or you are have difficulty expressing your thoughts, feelings and needs. Coaching can be an extremely valuable resource to help you address these concerns in a way that leaves you feeling informed and empowered to create a more rewarding life. 

 

Life + Empowerment Coaching may be for you if you experience the following:

  • Overall feelings of being stuck and uncertain

  • Recent feelings of sadness, worrying, irritation or apathy

  • Experiencing a "desire for more," and not being sure where to start

  • Difficulty transitioning after an event (relocation, change or loss of job, loss of a relationship, becoming a parent, death of family or friend).

  • Concerns with specific thoughts or behaviors, often accompanied by concerning patterns

  • Lacking interpersonal skills to the extent that it's impacting your life negatively

  • Relationship and Dating Concerns​ (unsuccessful dating attempts and recurring unhealthy patterns in dating)

  • Difficulties with setting boundaries and limits with yourself or others personally or professionally

 

Parent Coaching For Eating Disorders

You suspect or have found out that your teen / young adult child has an eating disorder. Now what? Outside of reaching out to a treatment center directly, which can be intimidating, resources are usually very limited in regards to getting education, information, resources and answers about taking the appropriate next steps. That's where I come in. As your coach, I will walk through the treatment/recovery process with you, regardless of what stage your child is in.
Our sessions are aimed to leave you feeling more informed and empowered to support your child against their eating disorder. Parents can be the key when it comes to healing these life threatening illnesses which is why having a coach to walk through the treatment and recovery process with you is so important. 

 

Parent Coaching focuses on the following: 

  • Consultation on treatment recommendations and appropriate referrals

  • Guidance throughout the many stages of treatment and recovery

  • Assisting parents in understanding Eating Disorders: symptoms, behaviors, the complexity of the disease, as well as the challenges their child faces

  • Education and recommendations to understand and maximize your insurance company's role in treatment

  • Support development of your own coping skills for the emotions that parents often experience throughout the treatment and recovery process (including feeling overwhelmed, anger, fear, confusion)

  • Differentiating the illness from your loved one

  • Re-directing disordered behaviors and setting limits at home with confidence and care

  • Education and solutions aimed at integrating home life with treatment team goals. Such goals can include weight restoration, re-exposure to restricted foods, development of healthy relationships with food and exercise, improved emotion regulation, development of healthy sense of self and improved relationships within the family

  • Assistance and modeling of appropriate meal supporting, understanding hunger / fullness, food rules and rituals and intuitive eating (in-home meal support is available)

  • Discuss, prepare and implement changes that must be made at home in order to create an environment where their child can meet treatment goals set by their treatment team.

  • Learning to manage stress within the marital relationship

  • Examination and understanding of unintentional acts that enable disordered behaviors

  • Relief from guilt, shame, self-blame 

  • Potential for coordination and assistance managing of a treatment team and plan (especially an aftercare plan)

 

*Parent coaching is most successful when used in conjunction with family-based therapy (including the teen / young adult diagnosed) with a licensed mental health practitioner, this is typically offered through their treatment center and is highly encouraged after your child is discharged from their program.*

 

Disordered Eating, Body Image and Self Acceptance Coaching

The truth is, it's hard to know when it's time to reach out for help. So much of what seems "normal," for adolescent girls and women can be just the beginning of an extremely complex journey with lasting health impacts. Wherever you are in your journey with self-acceptance and health, I am here to help.

 

Disordered Eating, Body Image and Self Acceptance Coaching may be for you if you experience the following: 

  • Actively dieting and restricting the amount of food with the goal of losing weight, changing body shape and size

  • Having thoughts or rare experimentation with purging after eating

  • Negative self talk, especially in regards to body shape, weight or size

  • Low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness 

  • Feeling as though you need to "earn" your meals through vigorous exercise

  • You only eat certain foods and are no longer able to eat a variety of foods without fear or anxiety

  • You have rigid rules for yourself when it comes to eating and exercising

  • Overeating to the point of physical discomfort

  • Feeling obsessed about food but unable to make decisions around meal time

  • Always trying new diets, successfully losing weight then gaining weight back 

  • Feeling exhausted due to an increased preoccupation with food and body image

 

 

Any questions?

danapeterscoaching@gmail.com

  Tel: 858-333-7980

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