When you hear the phrase "coping skills," it may conjure up in your mind the normal images and rhetoric that you typically hear from nutritionists.
For example, when you say, "I use food for comfort," you generally hear things like:
◾ "Take a warm bath."
◾ "Nurture your self with a massage."
◾ "Read a good book."
◾ "Get your hair and nails done."
The fact is, while that may all be good advice, it isn't going to work!
At IEM, we understand that the process of self-change can be difficult. However, we also know that before you can change anything about yourself, you must change the way you view your problem. By showing you ways of putting your problem into a different perspective, change becomes possible.
The goal of each session at IEM is to develop problem-solving strategies that will really work.
Together, you and your nutritionist will work to:
◾ Develop new coping skills and strategies that actually feel positive; and
◾ Create ways to change without adding more stress to your life by considering your lifestyle
and unique situation.
We want you to learn that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive experience...not a negative one.