Updated: Sep 4
Is it possible to overcome Food Addiction?
At the heart of recovery is self-acceptance.
That is, guiding your client/patient in truly knowing their worth, adequacy, deservedness, belonging, and lovableness as a human being.
Willingness is another critical component.
That is, the willingness to experience (and cope effectively with) painful feelings in service of a bigger life.
At the INFACT School, we provide proven therapeutic techniques to guide your client/patient in living a happy, productive life free from the obsession with food.
Our approach to food addiction counseling training is
to teach you how to guide your client/patient in discovering the root of the issue,
help balance what is out of balance, and
focus on strategies to regain power and feel in charge.
The goal is to enjoy foods without feeling addicted or out of control.
In reality, there is not one cause for food addiction, nor is there one solution.
A combination of factors is more likely to help your client/patient overcome food addiction:
identifying physical, mental, and emotional triggers and underlying needs
coping with emotions
reducing and responding effectively to stress
mindfulness vs. numbing or distracting
compassion vs. judgment and fear
increasing confidence and trust in self
balanced eating behaviours vs. restrict-binge behaviours
reducing black-and-white thinking
learning to set healthy boundaries
balancing hormones, blood sugar, and vitamin/nutrient deficiencies
Participate in the INFACT Treatment I and II Practicums to get a first hand experience of recovery from food addiction in a treatment setting with trained professionals and students in training for Certification as Food Addiction Professionals.