Your Inner Nutritional Selves (Eating Psychology Class)

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Date(s) - 04/11/2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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For those committed to healing and deepening their relationship to themselves and their eating:

Join me, Laura Burkett, on Sunday April 11th, for an encouraging and educational class focused on the ways the multiplicity of the personality system expresses itself through our eating habits.  We’ll be taking an in-depth look at the most common inner eating personalities that influence individual’s eating habits. Learn your own inner polarizations (for example, the Controller/Rebel dynamic) along with the unspoken fears and positive intents of each side of you and what you can do to help.  You’ll also learn the shifts and archetypal “selves” that will help find more clarity and confidence in relationship to eating.

Date: Sunday, April 11th, 2021 (Now an encore class home-study class available all day May 1st and May 2nd)

Format: Tele-class (comfy clothes, just call in to join)

Cost: $20*


I’m looking forward to our time together!
~ Laura

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Ayurvedic Nutrition for a Healthy Spring Body

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Date(s) - 03/21/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Join me for this fun and life-affirming exploration of Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, with a specific focus on Spring renewal, eating habits, and physical health.  Ayurveda helps us align with self-care and nutritional practices that honor our unique constitutions and help us move downstream with the natural flow of nature and seasonal change.

Benefits include: improved sleep, better digestion, weight regulation, natural detoxification, more trust in the body, and feeling more connected to Nature.

Together we’ll explore:

- What Ayurveda is
- The importance of the lymphatic system & digestive system
- Wise Seasonal Eating & Lifestyle recommendations for the Spring
- Considerations for your specific body type
- Q &A

Date: Sunday, March 21st

Cost: $25

Time: 10:00am-11:30am EST

Format: Tele-class  (over the phone, comfy clothes, handouts provided – recording available for 48 hours)

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I’d love to have you!Warmly,Laura

One-Day Eating Psychology Retreat (Postponed)

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Date(s) - 03/21/2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Somewhere deep within the modern health-conscious woman, there’s a knowledge that eating is not meant to be so consuming, defining, or polarized with lists of permitted foods and forbidden foods. Somewhere deep…in her aboriginal mind, she knows…this is not what this life is about, nor is this the embodiment of real health.

Without a wiser sense of the nutritional terrain (that carves out space for both the salivating animal and the focused will of the spirit), she’s got a real ordeal ahead of her. If she blindly turns toward diet culture for guidance, anything but perfection or control may feel like failure. She either strives even harder or delays starting anything.

But following a less trodden path, she learns a new and counter-culture way that is guided by her heart and preferences, and stokes her metabolism by moving toward Nature instead of against it. – Laura Burkett




On Saturday, March 21st, I will be offering a day-long eating psychology retreat in my Eastown office in Grand Rapids, MI.  Generally, this retreat 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” and want to learn how to transform this pattern or simply 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 client case studies over 10+ years.  We’ll address the deeper dimensions of perfectionism, nutrition culture in the West, common fears that arise in this work, personal evolutionary steps toward more empowered eating, and specific practices to heal your eating in a personal way, deeply rooted in the Feminine.

Prepare to feel uplifted and encouraged!  Though my language is primarily leans towards women, class is open to anyone who feels drawn to the themes presented here.


Location: Real Food Wellness (1430 Robinson Rd. SE, Suite 219, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)
Date:  Saturday, March 21st
Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $95

(CLASS IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED in lieu of COVID-19 in an effort to care for our community  - new date announced once it is more stable to do so.  Be well!) 



Laura Burkett Gutierrez 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 theory to fully support clients.  Read more at

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12:00 am

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