Disordered Eating

Learning to nourish yourself in a way that “makes sense” to you leads to optimal, lasting health.  This process involves discerning when to go inside for answers and when to reach for external resources.  Diet culture, adverse experiences, parallel systems of oppression, chronic stress, and trauma can directly or indirectly create a disconnect between mind and body.  This disconnect can make it very difficult to go inside for guidance and to understand the feedback your body provides.  Lauren holds space for individuals to get to know their unique body, how it communicates, and honor the needs it has.  This process often involves re-learning how to listen to your senses with curiosity, building trust, repairing communication, establishing clarity, and resourcing the body’s internal compass.

Somatic Wellness Coaching 

Somatic wellness coaching is designed for individuals who desire to build self-trust, peace, and authentic connection with their own body. Support and education will be provided to help you reclaim your ability to honor your body’s fueling needs, including hunger, fullness, pleasure, and satisfaction. We will work together to deconstruct unhelpful beliefs and stress around food and body. Guidance will be provided as you explore reconnecting to your body in a way and pace that works for you using somatic body-based interventions. Together we will identify and work through barriers to your goals to learn (or relearn) how to nourish the most expansive life you desire.

* Individual coaching is not appropriate for people struggling with active and diagnosed eating disorders. Coaching is appropriate for people who are in stable recovery
from an eating disorder or who are working with another medical provider to manage their medical condition in certain preapproved circumstances.

Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy

Initial Consultation

Our first session together is dedicated to getting to know each other. During this time you will be invited to share more about your medical history, lifestyle, typical eating patterns, current and past relationship with food, movement, and your body. We will also discuss your desired outcomes and start to work together to create an individualized plan for moving forward.

Follow Up

Frequency and total number of sessions will be based on your specific needs. These appointments are to follow up on your nutrition needs, identify and process barriers, explore reconnecting with your body at a pace that works for you, and address any questions/concerns you may have

How do I know it’s right for me?

My services are an excellent match if you identify with any of the following:

  • I have a small list of “preferred foods” and I’m overwhelmed about adding to that list.
  • Have been told, or know I’m struggling with disordered eating, but I am not sure what I need to heal. 
  • I have been to higher level of care for an eating disorder several times, but nothing seems to stick.
  • I have the desire to stop the cycle of body shaming and pass on empowerment to the next generation.
  • I want to reconnect with where my true identity and destiny resides instead of turning to the size of my pants, appearance, fitness, health or in people pleasing. 
  • Urges to restrict, binge, or purge before, during, or after a meal
  • “food rules” are interfering with ability to connect with authentic self and/or others
  • Have a scarcity mindset around food 
  • Feel like you can’t stop eating 
  • Want to learn to eat from hunger and fullness while honoring your health
  • Uncomfortable eating around others
  • Need help learning to accept and be comfortable in your body
  • Gain clarity around why you emotionally eat and all the necessary tools you can use to care for yourself in a different way 
  • Taste, texture, and smell aversions to food has resulted in extreme picky eating 
  • You are overwhelmed by making daily food decisions 
  • Your body image is holding you back from fully engaging in your life
  • Lack of appetite cues

Trauma Informed Care

At times, the healing process may feel challenging or even impossible – as a trauma-informed and relationally oriented provider, Lauren won’t force you to dive into the deep end before you are ready.  We only go as fast as our slowest parts can handle, so some of our stepping stones together may look like wading in the shallow end. Utilizing body-awareness modalities such as Somatic Experiencing when we feel “stuck” can address the physiology of chronic stress and trauma stored in the body along with our body’s natural defensive responses: fight, flight, fawn, freeze.  This gentle approach helps restore balance in the nervous system, regain an internal sense of safety, and promotes resiliency.  Overtime, modalities that strengthen the mind-body connection can help us integrate past experiences and increase our capacity to connect with food and movement while also being present in our bodies in a safe and supportive way.

Free Online Resources

Resources for Sports Nutrition

Resources for Eating Disorders

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While working with Lauren she will observe where you are in your current journey, identify where you want to be, and empower you to take the necessary steps to get there. 

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Midvale, UT 84047

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Email Address

lauren@laurenparrish.com

Call Me

Phone | 913.274.9252

E Fax | 913.273.7743

Visit Me

1042 E Fort Union Boulevard #1079
Midvale, UT 84047