What does it mean to move from the head to the heart? And how does this movement heal separation, and foster healing, and hope?
When we look at overeating through the head, we tend to fixate on behavior, “shoulds,” and “doing it right.” We discount our human experience with all its messy, “irrational” behaviors. There’s often an undercurrent of frustration towards our imperfection, like overeating.
It’s an energy of, “just get over it already.”
When we move into the heart, we’re moved by different energies – love, compassion, and understanding. Looking through these eyes, we look behind and underneath overeating behavior to see the vulnerability that’s there. We touch something tender, and this tenderizes us. Rather than responding with frustration or attack, we respond with warmth, kindness, compassion and courage.
Paradoxically, the warmth of the heart is much more helpful than “getting over” the overeating. Through compassionate understanding – validating and coming alongside how we feel – our feelings can move and shift. Something in us quickens and stirs, and new behaviors arise.
Watch the video below to learn more. Enjoy!
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This video is an excerpt from my course, The Heart of Food, a course to soften anxiety, shame and self judgment with food. If you’ve been interested in my work, but were unsure where to start, this course may be a great fit for you.
It will help you in 3 key areas: softening shame, self judgment and blame around your food struggles; gaining understanding and practice in caring for the key emotions and needs that drive you to food, and growing resilience, where you feel more capable, and less victimized, by food.
This do at home course includes monthly Q&As where you can ask questions, connect with others, and get support. The next Q&A is September 19.