Emotional Eating Course

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.

Course Overview
24 modules with 20 case studies
to help you apply what you learn to real-life experiences
42 downloadable handouts
to print and use directly with clients
66 instructional videos
with over 15 hours of content

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

In this course, we’ll provide you with in-depth knowledge on what emotional eating is, and the triggers, cravings, and feelings associated with it. You’ll learn coaching strategies to help loved ones and clients get to the root of their compulsive eating patterns, so that they can break the cycle for good. You'll lead others on a journey of self-awareness and self-empowerment by guiding them on how to find nourishment beyond food.

Your healing journey with food starts here.

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.

What You’ll Get in the Emotional Eating Course...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any prerequisites for enrolling?

The only prerequisite is that you are a current student or graduate of IIN’s Health Coach Training Program.

How long is this course?

The Emotional Course is a seven-month course, which includes pre-course orientation materials, 24 modules of content, and holiday breaks (when new modules are not released).

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 for students who pay in full. We offer three payment plans for those who prefer to pay their tuition in installments. You can choose between two payments of $550, three payments of $375, or $99 down with six installments of $175.

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 support@emotionaleatingpsychology.com. A member of our Student Success team will get back to you shortly! Support hours are Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm Eastern Time.