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Why a trauma informed approach

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

Why Trauma-informed is important

My mission is to help you understand that life is for living. Your life does not need to revolve around food or diets or calories.

Diet culture is a life thief; it robs you of your time, energy and health. A life which revolves around thinking about food and your body size is much more likely to leave you feeling “out of control”. Micromanaging every bite and seeing your weight fluctuate is going to leave you miserable and wishing you spent less time diet-focused and enjoying more of the meaningful things in life.

I spent years in a toxic relationship with food and my body. It took away so many precious moments and kept me stuck in an abusive marriage. I was a victim of generational trauma and when it dawned on me that this is not what I want to teach my children about life, I decided to turn my pain in to power and break that cycle.

Many of my clients are ambitious in the traditional sense and have built very successful careers, yet they realise that true ambition is about bringing greater meaning to the things they do day in and day out, and the kind of life they want to experience.

This means being the first person in your family line to prioritise your mental health and well-being.

More Than Nutrition acknowledges that people have and do experience trauma. This could be generational, systemic, childhood and/or food-related trauma. This directly impacts how we think and how our bodies respond which can result in poor relationships with food and reduced health.

When thinking about Nutrition, people usually picture food labels, the Eatwell Guide and having 5 a day. They tend to focus on what we SHOULDN’T be consuming, on what should be LIMITED thus labelling foods as good or bad for our bodies.

MTN challenges this mindset through a trauma-informed approach.

Our relationships with food, and our bodies, are complex; they are intrinsically linked to our culture, mental and physical health, as well as our community. Our food choices are almost always a result of our beliefs which drive our thoughts and feelings. They reflect the world we live in and its societal structures.

Trying to rebuild a healthy, intuitive relationship with food cannot happen without acknowledging a person’s whole health along with their individual experiences. This is why generic diets or food plans just never work in the long run and usually end up leaving a person much worse off.

Real healing requires a safe, open space. My honest, non-judgemental approach facilitates this which enables my clients to be vulnerable and their whole, authentic selves. This is where the deep, inner growth that supports true happiness occurs.

My hope is to create a better future for the next generation, one where we are able to listen to our own intuition, able to trust our bodies and transcend the conditioning of the system


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