Food Psychology for Mind and Body
This course is designed to help you better understand your relationship to food and eating, mind and body. The course offers a mixture of theory around the psychology of eating, nutritional principles and practical tips on how to establish and sustain a healthy mindset around food and your body. It is not a diet or a meal plan.
It will guide you through a deeper understanding of your identity as an eater, as well as outline how to harness this insight, in order to create a compassionate, intuitive, healthy and freeing relationship with food, which will support your holistic wellbeing and sense of self.
Please note that the course is intended for educational purposes only; it is not a form of therapy. If you feel that you need therapeutic support for disordered eating, the course provides guidance on where to seek it.
You will Learn:
- An introduction to food psychology: the factors that underlie the what, how, why and when of our eating behaviours
- How to recognise your own food behaviours and mindset around eating through self-awareness
- How to make holistically healthier choices, based on intuitive, embodied insight into what wholesomely feeds and fuels your life
- How to cultivate a mindset of self-love around food and your body
- How diet culture has been unhealthily normalised in our society, and how we can healthily reject its influence on our eating psychology
- How intuitive eating as a practice can help you navigate a new, healthy and balanced relationship to food, as well as to life
- How your relationship to food and body is a mirror to your relationship with life
- How to get help if you feel you are struggling with disordered eating
Benefits of Taking This Course:
- Gain greater understanding of how you think, feel and behave around food
- Learn how to make your relationship with food more conscious and more aligned with healthy principles
- Foster an intuitive relationship with food and your body — one that is driven by what feels balanced, nourishing and satisfying at an embodied level
- Gain autonomy from diet culture and diet mentality
- Gain insight into where your relationship with food and your body reflects other possible areas of growth in your life, and step into those with newfound confidence
- What is eating psychology?
- How our eating and food behaviours do not happen in isolation from other events in our lives
- How emotion, cognition and social conditioning affect our relationship to food and our bodies
- How to cultivate a growth mindset around understanding your own food and eating psychology, in the interests of health and holistic wellbeing, at a level that is deeper than following a meal plan or a diet.
- The five main types of eaters and which one (or ones) you identify with
- Tools with which to uncover, explore and understand your unconscious relationship with food and your body, depending on your type and the presence of some limiting beliefs that may have been holding you stuck within a negative cycle
- Tools and techniques to guide you towards a more holistically healthy relationship with food and your body
- How to reach out for additional help and support, if you feel you need it
- How diet culture — and the belief system that we may have unconsciously inherited from it — is unhealthy and can damage our relationship to food and our body
- Why diets don’t work, and how living in a cycle of physical and psychological deprivation doesn’t help us move closer towards our goals, dreams or ambitions
- How to reframe diet culture beliefs for yourself and consciously redesign your relationship with food and your body
- Practical foundations for building a healthy relationship with food from a nutritional perspective: reliable, straightforward principles of healthy eating that you can trust and rely on
- What intuitive eating is: a way of eating and being that can free you from a dysfunctional relationship with food and your body, through mindful connection, self-love and intuitively responding to the body’s natural signals
- What the intuitive eater type looks like, embodied in a day-to-day way, and how to cultivate and maintain the habits that support intuitive eating for yourself
- Tips and exercises, to help you tune into your body, alongside healthy new beliefs to cultivate, to replace those that we may have unconsciously internalised from diet culture
- The importance of listening to your own body and signals
- How to consolidate the understanding that our relationship with food and our bodies serves as a mirror to our relationship with life and, therefore, that healing aspects of our food psychology can also lead to healing in other areas of our lives
- How to explore the kind of self-growth that opens up for both mind and body, as a result of working on improving our food psychology
- How to maintain intuitive eating and self-awareness habits, as well as optional prompts for further growth and reflection
Who can take the Food Psychology for Mind and Body Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Food Psychology for Mind and Body Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 4 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.