Emotional Eating Course
Advanced Course - Emotional Eating - Priority List
Learn Strategies to Better Handle Your Triggers, Emotional Eating, and Mind-Set
Understanding Your Emotions (emotional eating)
Our relationships with food and ourselves are two of the most important relationships we have. Learn to honor your body and trust its cues by understanding what drives compulsive eating patterns, allowing you to find greater joy and fulfillment in all areas of your life and guide others to do the same.
The Emotional Eating Course is for you if...
The Emotional Eating Course is for you if
- You’re a Health Coach looking to earn a certificate in a niche area of health.
- You've developed a pattern of dealing with your emotions by reaching into the fridge or pantry even when you're not hungry, triggering feelings of shame and guilt.
- You struggle with body image and want to live in a body you love.
- You want to empower your clients in developing enjoyable and sustainable habits around food that support overall health and well being.
At one point in our lives, many of us have found ourselves stuck in a cycle of unhealthy eating patterns. From daily stressors and family traditions to cultural norms, fad diets, and perceived body ideals, we may have used or currently use food in a variety of ways including:
- For a purpose other than nourishment or satiation
- As a coping mechanism for emotions that you don’t want to feel
- To feel better, self-soothe, numb, or fill a void
- To feel some sense of control over our lives
Advanced Course - Emotional Eating - Download Syllabus
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What You'll Learn
What is Emotional Eating?
Get clear on the signs of emotional eating, including using food to self-soothe or fill a void, for comfort, as a coping mechanism, or using it to feel some sense of control. We’ll also dive into the key differences between emotional eating and eating disorders, so you have a clear understanding of why it's important when addressing your client's concerns, and how it relates to your scope of practice as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Root Causes and Triggers of Emotional Eating
Understanding why you use food in response to your emotions is often the hardest part on your journey towards better health. From stress and lack of sleep to perceived body “ideals” and our diet culture, we’ll break down why fad diets don’t work and deconstruct common biases and norms that fuel unhealthy habits. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of how you view, perceive, and feel about food and ultimately yourself – especially in connection to your weight.
Cravings, Sugar, and Listening to Your Body
We’re biologically hardwired to receive pleasure from sweet foods, and we associate cakes and treats with celebration and fun. This mind-set also leads to cravings, which are signs of emotional or psychological hunger. This behavior can stem from dehydration, boredom, social situations, hormones, and more. We’ll ask you to dig deep, connecting your current eating habits with emotions, while shifting your mind-set away from behavior that can cause weight gain, high blood sugar, and more serious health conditions.
Nourishment Beyond Food
Sometimes we get sidetracked by thinking food is the only way to truly feel nourished. While this course focuses on helping you implement mindful eating strategies, there are many things found off your plate that can nourish and fulfill you more than just food alone. We’ll encourage you to create a more vibrant life through a variety of self-healing tools, including nurturing relationships, physical activity, self-care, and more. A well-rounded you is a more balanced you!
Integrating Emotional Eating into Your Practice
You’ve dug into your own history with food, and now you’re ready to help others do the same. We’ll teach you how to take the concept of bio-individuality one step further in your coaching sessions, giving you the tools you need to dig into why your clients use food in response to their emotions. You’ll confidently navigate this complex topic and lead clients on a journey of self-empowerment and healing.
Advanced Course - Emotional Eating - Priority List
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What Students Are Saying
Students Are Saying (Emotional Eating)
“In the beginning, I thought it was going to be very challenging to navigate emotional eating. After reviewing all the modules, I have found that there is a pattern as well as bio-individuality, the power of history, and self-awareness, all of which enable us to discover our path of healing. I also notice already that in my coaching sessions, something is shifting – I'm not coaching the same way anymore, and I’m becoming aware and putting aside my biases. I not only focus on foods but offer a space to talk about emotions. I feel so empowered to explore within myself personally as well as in my coaching practice.”
“I loved the Facebook community, where I received warming support all the time and met amazing human beings. It was such a safe place to be brave and vulnerable. I was able to learn the clear boundaries between eating disorders and emotional eaters and how to help them. I have a clear guideline for my emotional eating clients, and I’m supporting them in great confidence. While I was taking the course, two new clients signed up with my 1:1 Coaching Program, and I have a few people on a waiting list from around the world.”
“I learned so much about where my own problems with eating lie and thus am now slowly working toward a kinder, more tolerant attitude with regard to myself. What really sticks in my mind is using food to deny or ignore emotions! This resonates a lot for me and my clients. Having learned so much, I would like to take the course all over again to gain a deeper perspective, coming from a place of knowledge (albeit small) rather than a complete beginner. Thank you, IIN!”
FAQ Emotional Eating V2
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for this course?
In order to successfully take and complete IIN's Emotional Eating Course, you must speak English as this course is entirely in English. Aside from that, this seven-month course is open to anyone! While we encourage students to have a foundational knowledge of what health coaching is, you don't need to be an IIN student or graduate to enroll.
How long is this course?
Will this course be graded?
The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Upon successful completion of the course (70% or higher on both tests), you will receive a certificate of completion.
How much is tuition? Do I have payment plan options?
Tuition is $995 and we offer three payment plan options. You can choose to either pay in full, pay $399 per month, or pay $199 per month.
What do I get when I complete the Emotional Eating Course?
At the end of the program, you’ll receive a digital certificate of completion and digital badge to publicly showcase your education. Because the course does not alter your scope of practice, your title won’t change. The information provided in this course (including info about nutrition and eating disorders) is for educational purposes only and will help you work effectively alongside doctors and other healthcare practitioners.
Who should I contact if I have further questions or assistance?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of our Student Success team will get back to you shortly! Support hours are Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm Eastern Time.