The follow up sessions are based on the goals determined during the initial nutrition assessment. The direction of the session is based on progress of goal completion; both successes and challenges are used to promote change. The frequency of follow up sessions is agreed upon in the first session, regularly assessed for necessity and ultimately is decreased as progress is achieved.
MINDFUL MEAL OUTINGS
There is a difference between discussing food, food habits, eating patterns, etc and actually having support during an actual meal or snack. These sessions are typically held at local restaurants/cafes.
Intuitive eating is an evidence-based model, an integration between mind and body that works by either cultivating or removing obstacles to body awareness, known as interoceptive awareness. The way in which people respond to this awareness can provide a powerful portal to tap into for identifying his or her needs at any given time or situation.
Clients can bring in challenging/forbidden foods to the session. Exposure means ‘facing your fears’ and is the opposite of avoidance. When we avoid a food that we fear, the fear only gets stronger: by avoiding we don’t get to learn anything about our ability to cope.