Cover photo
Institute for the Psychology of Eating
2,075 followers|822,000 views


WE IMAGINE THE BODY - with Emily Rosen
Imagination is an incredibly powerful force, and this is very apparent when it comes to the human body. With focused and repeated thoughts, we literally shape our physical experience. As a direct result of the beliefs we hold in our minds, some people can walk across hot coals or heal from illness by means of an unexplained “placebo effect” - while other beliefs can lead to damaging behaviors that undermine health. Most of us are continually shaping our physical bodies through our unconscious beliefs - but what if we could use our minds to consciously change our bodies? Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she explores the very tangible power of imagination to impact our body in this fascinating video from #IPEtv! In the comments below, please let us know: How do you imagine your body, and how does this image influence the foods you eat? We love hearing your thoughts!
Barb Hughes's profile photoDeanna Smith-Powers's profile photo
 - "but what "IF" we could use our minds to consciously change our bodies?"
Sometimes I imagine being able to completely heal my whole physical body without needing to provide any energy in the form of (money, water, food & supplements).  But then what would be the purpose of having a physical body made of (3 buckets of water, a couple of handfuls of dust, a little gas - with a spark inside)?
Add a comment...
We've all experienced food cravings in one way or another. Perhaps chocolate or sugar or pizza or chips or any favorite food. Are these cravings just another quirky part of our human experience? Or do they have a powerful biological and emotional basis? In this fascinating article, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating discusses the 3 Kinds of Cravings. Once you learn about this unique way to see your cravings, the lights will come on and you’ll have a whole new way to work with the foods that seem to be most challenging for you. Our food cravings are speaking to us in a hidden nutritional and emotional language. It’s time to decode theses secret messages and empower yourself as an eater. Learn more about your cravings here, and let us know what type of craving you feel you experience the most!
Discover three types of food cravings and what our cravings have to teach us. Lessons that go deep into our nutrition soul.
Add a comment...
Barb Hughes's profile photoNature ForAntiAging's profile photo
Add a comment...
These days, a lot of people are talking about “mindful eating” as a way to become more present with our meals and more aware of food’s effects on us. Here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, we believe that our whole bodies have important information to share when it comes to making the eating choices that best support our health and wellbeing. Many of us are in the habit of distrusting our bodies’ signals, especially if we’ve struggled with our relationship with food. But no nutritional expert, no matter how famous, can give us better feedback about how to nourish ourselves than we can get when we finally become aware of our bodies’ innate wisdom. It all begins when we start making conscious choices about what to eat, when to eat it, and how much to consume. Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute, as she shares five simple but powerful ways to practice “whole body eating” in this inspiring video from #IPEtv! In the comments below, please let us know: When you check in with your body’s wisdom, what do you hear? We love hearing your thoughts!
Add a comment...
Is there someone in your life who's struggling with good nutrition? Check out Marc David's blog where he reveals 5 steps that help bring us into a healthier relationship with food. Take a look at the link below.
In this blog, discover 5 steps that will teach you how to be a successful coach and help your clients know the best ways to feed themselves.
Nature ForAntiAging's profile photo
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
2,075 people
Fatima Abbas's profile photo
Ranjana Verma's profile photo
Wendy Myers's profile photo
Patrick Sonnenberg's profile photo
monique potts's profile photo
Jesse Lyjay's profile photo
Amie Valpone (The Healthy Apple)'s profile photo
Solution Innovators's profile photo
Kathleen Grant's profile photo
Despite what the world of nutrition would have us believe, metabolism is so much more than just what goes into our body. In this blog article, Marc suggests a fresh understanding of how we look at the metabolic process. Come take a look. We'd love to hear what you think.
Do you know what metabolism is? Let’s take a look at the old definition of metabolism, and come up with a newer one that’s more crispy and fresh.
Barb Hughes's profile photoRonald Cofield's profile photoSammy M.'s profile photo
A New Definition of Metabolism.  I haven't read the blog/article yet - the first thing that popped into my mind:  the vital importance of personal (emotional state) on metabolism.
Add a comment...
Nature ForAntiAging's profile photoEva Maria Christen's profile photo
Add a comment...
Back in school, when we took a test, we were usually stuck with whatever grade we got - we didn’t get a “re-do.” Luckily, when it comes to the life lessons our souls are here to learn, we can have as many chances as we need to figure out what we need to do to grow. Often, when we find ourselves struggling with the same eating-related challenge over a long period of time, this is exactly what’s happening. Our relationship with food is offering us a chance to learn something about ourself and our life: love, family, career, purpose, spirituality, or even sexuality. If we notice that we keep doing the same behaviors and running up against the same walls over and over again, it might be time for us to review our notes and try approaching the homework assignment from a different angle. Join Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, for a little after-school tutoring as he explores some of the life lessons that food may be teaching us in this thought-provoking video from #IPEtv! In the comments below, please let us know: What has your relationship with food taught you about other areas of your life? We love hearing your thoughts!
Add a comment...
There’s a fascinating phenomenon that psychologists call “symbolic substitutes.” Simply put, when we want something that’s a bit too difficult to attain, we’re hardwired to reach for the closest approximation, or a “symbolic substitute. So, for example, if we want to have more intimacy in our lives or a loving relationship, and we can’t seem to find it, we’re likely to reach for something that can most closely approximate that - which for many people means food! Such a strategy makes perfect sense, but the drawbacks can be problematic for sure. Check out this eye-opening article by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as he reveals the details of how we use food as a symbolic substitute, and how we can turn that around and have a more empowered relationship with eating. Learn more here!
Discover how to resolve inner conflict by letting go of symbolic substitutes and embracing who you really are.
Add a comment...
Nature ForAntiAging's profile photo
Add a comment...
TRUE NOURISHMENT - with Marc David
What nourishes you? We nourish our bodies with good nutrition, but there’s so much more we need to truly thrive. We nourish our dreams, our relationships, and our passions, and in return they give us the intangible gifts of hope, connectedness, and personal satisfaction that are so important for our wellbeing. And if we dig a little deeper, we find that all of these forms of nourishment are related intimately related. As we look at the ways we receive nourishment, we may realize that our habits around food mirror our attitudes toward love. In this uplifting video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the intimate relationships between the food we eat and the other forms of nourishment that make our lives fulfilling and complete. In the comments below, please let us know: What are your best sources of nourishment? We love hearing your thoughts!
Add a comment...
The World's Leading School in Nutritional Psychology: A School Uniting Nutrition, Nourishment, Science and Soul.

IPE focuses on the fields of Mind Body Nutrition & Dynamic Eating Psychology. With its unique and revolutionary educational approach, the Institute is the only school of its kind that teaches students how to effectively work with the most common eating challenges of our times. Our graduates come away empowered around their own relationship with food and body, skilled in facilitating others, and confident to bring this knowledge out into the world. Learn more at:

Some Details About IPE's Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training 

Our Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training is a powerful, information rich, 250 hour program that certifies you as an Eating Psychology Coach and provides an unprecedented professional training that will leave you with a strong skill-set and the confidence to work with the most commonly seen eating concerns – weight, body image, overeating, binge eating, digestion, fatigue, immunity, mood and much more. We now offer this training in a distance learning format that you can take from anywhere in the world. The training spans over 7 months, October until May.

Download our comprehensive school catalog here: 

 Key highlights of the Training: 

  • Convenient distance learning format
  • A powerful blend of videos, audio, voice-over slide shows, handouts, and notes.
  • Maps, tools, skills, and protocols that will help you navigate the challenge of eating issues
  • A unique combination of nutritional science and psychology
  • Enjoy a style of teaching that's inspiring, grounded, and results oriented
  • Grow a new career - Become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach
  • Learn to help others by transforming your own relationship with food
  • Develop confidence to work with clients
  • Create a community of support with fellow students
  • Be part of a new movement in Health and Transformation
  • Enjoy a Training and Career that fits your lifestyle - that you can launch anywhere in the world

Some exciting additional features include: 

  • Live teleclasses each month with Marc David or a guest faculty.
  • Free admission to a special live event in May 2014 - The Future of Healing
  • A Bonus Nutrition Module designed by Hawthorn University
  • A Bonus Business Coaching Module to help you launch your practice 

If you haven't had a chance to check out our free information packed video series called The Dynamic Eating Psychology Breakthrough you can sign up for it below. It’s a great way to get a better sense of the work we do here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

We are now accepting admission to the training in 2013. Early enrollment is open, and admission is by application only. If you are interested, please go here:

Contact Information
Contact info