Illuminated: 1:1 Coaching
This is for the woman who is ready to stop turning to external, quick fixes and look underneath her relationship with food.
She understands that she needs to go deeper but isn’t sure where to start.
Maybe you’ve been reading books, listening to podcasts and consuming information, but are finding you’re not experiencing shifts like you’d hoped.
Illuminated is the journey of bringing your shadow out of the dark and shining light on the parts in your subconscious you’ve been rejecting.
It’s a journey of self-acceptance and compassion.
It’s a journey of coming back home to your body and learning how to really feel.
It’s a journey of building emotional intimacy and learning to expand your capacity to be with all parts of your internal experience.
As you come back home to your body, it’s a journey of accessing your own innate wisdom and learning to trust yourself.
This is for the woman who wants to be able to flow with the ups and downs of life with more ease.
This is for the woman who is willing to believe and have faith that she can change her relationship with food and her body.
This is for the woman who is done trying to become something and is ready to step into who she already is at her core.
This is for the woman who wants to understand what is underneath perfectionism and people pleasing, so she can move towards shifting those and other behaviours that may have kept her safe, but now hold her back from living life in the way her soul desires.
This is for the woman who is done with the spiritual bypassing, good vibes only B.S. and is ready to feel her emotional pain.
This is not for the woman who wants a quick fix.
This is not for the woman who is only focused on weight loss. In fact, it’s not something we focus on at all.
This is not for the woman who is looking for someone else to fix her (hint: you’re not broken).
On the Illuminated journey for women, I guide you to look underneath the food, because food is just the symptom of deeper issues. I want to help you peel back the layers of what is no longer your truth. I want to uncover all the reasons you turn to food as a coping mechanism. I want to guide you back home to your body so that you can relearn how to feel fully and reconnect with your intuition. I want to guide you towards real self-acceptance and compassion. This journey is about bringing light to the pain you’ve been avoiding, learning how to stop using food to numb it and feel it fully in your body. This then allows your true essence to shine through. We can’t access our full potential for joy and lightness until we also dig into our pain and darkness. If you’re ready to illuminate your life and end the battle with food and your body sign up for a discover call so we can both decide if we’re a good fit to work together!
How I work:
I see each client as unique and entering our coaching relationship in a different place on their journey. Often we are beginning with growing capacity to turn towards the inner experience. This might look like more talking and making sense of experiences in the beginning. This provides co-regulation and helps develop trust and more of an inner sense of safety. Over time this gives us more space to be with your inner experience and we might begin to turn towards exploring different parts of you that are showing up from a more embodied place. My work is about supporting you in building awareness, understanding and then changing your relationship with different parts of yourself. My work is also embodiment work as we’re deepening our relationship with the felt sense. My work is relational, meaning that I explore and get curious about what comes up in sessions between us as well. This requires time, which is why my 1:1 coaching and programs start at 6 months. We can see patterns in how you relate and self-protect in the way that you interact and engage with the container and myself. This gives us an opportunity to approach these experiences in a different way, which is where so much healing occurs.
What it involves:
-6 months coaching with option for bi-weekly or weekly calls.
-60 minute weekly/bi-weekly video call over Zoom.
-Access to me throughout the week with email and/or Voxer, to which I will respond within 24 hours Monday to Friday.
-Weekly personal inquiry work and somatic practices.
-Tools and Frameworks to help you build emotional intimacy.
-Concepts covered include but are not limited to building presence, inner child work and reparenting, mother wounding, father wounding, attachment theory, the abandonment wound, the worthiness wound, the stress response cycle and how to mobilize emotions, conscious communication, needs and boundaries, intuition, stories and belief work, inner critic, perfectionism, people pleasing, self-trust, identities, masks, protectors, body image, different types of hunger (physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual), anger vs aggression, core emotions and inhibitory emotions, etc.
-Journal prompts, meditations and somatic practices to guide you through the process of coming back home to your body.
-This is not a cookie-cutter approach and each session is individualized based on what is present in that moment and intuitively led, although we do cover a deep array of topics and concepts.
-You are required to bring something you would like support with to each session. From there we may flow in many directions. This supports our process and helps you develop the muscle of personal responsibility. It also supports in the process of learning to communicate your needs, your challenges and express yourself.
Option 1 with weekly calls- $3000 CAD (+ GST if in Canada). Monthly payment plan available at $500 CAD (+GST if in Canada) for 6 months.
Option 2 with bi-weekly calls- $1700 CAD (+ GST if in Canada). Monthly payment plan available at $283.33 CAD (+GST if in Canada) for 6 months.
To inquire please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A journey to inner wholeness through meeting at the intersection of shadow and light, for women who want to end their fight with food and their body.
This is a 6 month, small group (6 women max) program. For more information click here.
Beta round started June 22nd, 2020.
2nd Beta round starting October 8th 2020.
Next round: TBD
Food Freedom Workshop Series
March 18, 2019 (online)
November 22, 2018 (In-person)
Healing my relationship with food meant healing the relationship I had with myself. It has been almost nine months since I completed a 6 month program with Richelle, and I am still in the process of healing. Every day I chip away at the layers of stories, wounds, and “should” so I may one day be able to look in the mirror and see my reflection free of judgement, shame, or guilt. Every time I felt as though I was sliding backwards, Richelle reminded me that the journey is far from linear. Her wisdom, compassion, willingness to be vulnerable, and ability to challenge me when I needed it gave me the tools to continue my healing journey and the courage to dismantle the emotionally charged thought patterns the lead to disordered eating long after leaving the program. ~Amanda
Before working with Richelle I had spent several years in therapy attempting to heal my relationship with food. While therapy was initially somewhat helpful, I kept feeling stuck and I had resigned myself to merely managing my eating as well as I could. Richelle brought the piece I had been missing: learning how to integrate back into my body and feel emotionality. This completely transformed not only my relationship with food and my body, but also my relationships with everyone in my life. I feel so much more at ease with food and no longer have unexplainable binge urges. I am able to communicate my needs to my partner and have been able to feel more intimacy in my relationship. I had forgotten what it was like to truly be present and enjoy life, and I am grateful to Richelle for coaching me and giving me the tools I needed to fully step into my body. ~Elizabeth Silver
“When I started working with Richelle I was feeling completely defeated with trying to heal my relationship with food & my body. Suffering through years of disordered eating & just recently becoming a diet culture drop out my anxiety was at an all-time high & ability to cope with the fall out of trying to navigate NOT dieting & binging was completely overwhelming me. I felt I had done it ALL. READ ALL the self-help, did so many programs, therapy, listened to all the podcasts, and I KNEW all the facts, information & resources. The missing piece for was INTEGRATION. I realize now my frustration & defeated feelings were coming from “spiritually bypassing” – I was consuming information & never. actually integrating it into my body.
Working with Richelle has been so incredible. I’m so grateful for our calls each week. She asks such amazing questions & helps reframe things in a way that redirects you to the root & allows you to really uncover things on your own, a lot of the time it’s a surprise to me too! She’s so intuitive, compassionate but also really clear. I love that she has also been through all of this herself & totally GETS it. She’s in the trenches too doing her own work & it gives me hope as to the freedom I can also come to have in the future. This has shifted SO much for me in such a short time. I’m completely amazed. It’s like night & day. I no longer feel defeated, I feel empowered & more connected to my body & my intuition than I ever have. I’m reconnecting to myself in a way that I never knew was possible.
I am able to access a feeling of safety in my body that has always been missing for me. I have so many tools & resources to help me access my highest self – the self-awareness I have now is really such a gift. That ability to take a step back, take yourself off autopilot & make decisions from a place of real clarity & connection – from your truth – it’s priceless. One of the biggest things I’ve gained, that I didn’t even really expect or realize I needed, is compassion & acceptance. For myself & others. It’s completely changed everything. I have recommending Richelle to anyone who will listen to me! I honestly thing EVERYONE should have access to this work & Richelle is SO amazing at what she does. I honestly feel like working with her is the best decision I’ve ever made for myself & my well being. I can’t express my gratitude enough. I know this is just the beginning & I can’t wait to continue to SHIFT.” 🙌🙏❤️ ~Rayna Graham
“I have spent a lifetime struggling with my weight, my body image and distorted thinking that came along with believing that arriving at the perfect weight, would allow me to achieve happiness and joy in my life. As the years progressed I knew that this cycle was not only unhealthy but was depriving me of the happiness and joy I so desired. This began the search for a new way of “weight loss”. What I found was something so much more. I believe it was through divine intervention that a lifelong friend happened to post on their Facebook site a message that resonated with me, and with that I found Richelle. I began to follow her and her message spoke directly to the heart of what I was searching for. We booked a discovery call and with further information about her cognitive approach to the way women view food and our distorted thinking about body image and food, I signed up for her program. At the beginning, I was hesitant and have to say I feared this being another “program” that just might lead me further into the cyclical patterns of the past. But with Richelle’s guidance, this program brought me enlightenment, growth, insight, and helped to put me on a path to healthy thoughts, healthy movement, and a beginning of an incredible journey that brings with it new consciousness and understanding each day. Is this easy, NO, is it worth it YES, if you are ready to move away from that cycle of lies and untruths and move toward embracing yourself, loving yourself, and accepting yourself, then I wholeheartedly recommend this program. It has brought a self-awareness into my life that has allowed me to begin to LOVE me.” ~Sharon DeVries