Client Archetype and Journey
Meet S, Gina and Leo
S, Real Estate - S gained and lost 100's of pounds over 2 decades while working in real estate. Great with people and business, S felt could never under why bingeing kept happening. Finally out of sheer frustration, S began journaling and healing the roots of bingeing. Now S is FREE!
Gina, Marketing Mother - mother to 4 kids while holding down a managerial marketing position, Gina had no time to herself. She only works and takes care of her kids. After decades of dieting, Gina decides to give Eating Enlightenment a try and now free!
Leo, Retired - retired software engineer who can't turn off his brain now that he's retired from working. Highly intelligent. Tries WW, Overeaters Anonymous, but finally starts to journal and brings down the binges!
S, Gina and Leo typify the busy professional. While Leo is retired, his mind still thinks endlessly from food to criticizing himself. Gina and S are currently thriving at work, but secretly struggling with food. Collectively they have been struggling with food for over 110 years.
All three have tried endless diets, plans, programs. Leo says has tried WW and Overeaters Anonymous while Gina and S have tried everything else between the two.
Step 1) Weeks 1-3 - Begin Journaling
They all begin journaling. Immediately they become more mindful and notice their cues and triggers. As Leo says, "this is the first time he is addressing the root of the problem". Gina begins to notice what actually triggers her bingeing. S says writing forces him to slow down so he actually notices what's really going on.
As they continue to practice journaling, they become aware of more subtle energies, thoughts, feelings and emotions. Journaling before they eat helps them process these and make wiser decisions before eating.
Step 2) Weeks 4-6
S, Gina and Leo begin to dive deeper into their thoughts and triggers. Triggers were the "trailheads" or "clues" that point them to seeing their subconscious and unconscious tendencies. They begin to map out their subconscious "parts". As S says, "you have to understand your thoughts and emotions to be free".
They are surprised how mapping out their "parts" like the Inner Critic and Inner child helps them with food in a way they've never experienced before.
Step 3) Weeks 7-9
Previously S, Gina and Leo had all tried "Intuitive Eating" before. Gina had tried to "let go of food rules" while S had tried to "eat when hungry and stop when full". Of course that went to hell!
But now S, Gina and Leo are naturally and intuitively understand their hunger cues, fullness, satisfaction, and how to cope with emotions without turning to food.