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Sat, Sep 11


Grand Rapids

Eating Psychology Retreat


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Eating Psychology Retreat
Eating Psychology Retreat

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Grand Rapids, 1430 Robinson Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, USA

About the Event

Many people try to fix their food and body challenges using nutrition/diet. When nutrition is the right intervention, it really does work.  But often the root of the eating challenges people find themselves facing lies in psychology … the thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that influence or limit us...

On Saturday, September 11th, Laura will be offering a day-long eating psychology workshop in her Eastown office in Grand Rapids, MI. Generally, this workshop will be a good fit if you tend to find yourself experiencing a split with your eating or attitude toward eating, meaning you might go through periods of dietary restriction followed by periods of dietary "indulgence" or "rebellion" and want to learn how to transform this pattern or feel drawn to learning the deeper dimensions of nutrition, eating, and body weight.

During our time together, you'll learn sound dietary principles that support metabolic functioning and learn exactly what needs to happen to reduce polarized eating patterns based on patterns observed in client case studies over the past 12+ years.  We'll address the deeper dimensions of perfectionism, nutrition in the West, common fears and reactions that arise when working with diet, personal evolutionary steps toward more joyful eating, and specific practices to heal your eating in a personal way.  

Our morning session: build awareness and guidance around effective nutritional interventions for challenges that are physical in origin. Learn what common nutritional practices backfire and how to set things up with diet so the body synchs up with its natural rhythms and appetite. 

Our afternoon session:  learn eating psychology principles and how to work with influential forces of the personality system that can transform and heal your eating habits sustainably. We explore the impact of emotional metabolism, personal boundaries, the deeper split in the psyche, the need for conscious ritual, and more...

Prepare to feel uplifted and encouraged!  Class is open to anyone who feels drawn to the themes presented here.  (Have a question about attending? Reach out here)  As of now, class is open to vaccinated individuals

Location: Real Food Wellness (1430 Robinson Rd. SE, Suite 219, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

Date:  Saturday, September 11th

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $120


(Not in Michigan but would love to attend? I'm taking note of interest for a virtual version of this retreat.  You can share interest here)

Laura Burkett Gutierrez (she/her) has been serving West Michigan as a coach, counselor, and teacher since 2009. She bridges ancient and modern nutritional science, eating and depth psychology, and Internal Family Systems therapy.  Read more at

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