To better serve the needs of the chronically ill, Maribeth Baxter has two certifications that apply to health coaching:
- Certification in Mind-Body Nutrition & Dynamic Eating – Institute for the Psychology of Eating – Marc David
- Certification in Essential Oils – by Essential Oil Institute – Dr. Josh Axe
Mind-Body Nutrition & Dynamic Eating Mindfulness
What is a Certified Mind-Body Eating Coach?
Mind Body Eating Coaches are trained in an exciting and cutting-edge approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, and various nutrition-related health concerns. As a Mind-Body Eating Coach, my approach is positive and empowering. I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you” – but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions of life that impact food, weight, and health. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more. By working on the places that are most relevant to you, success is more easily achieved. As a Mind-Body Eating Coach, I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.
About My Training
I trained at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world’s leading school in Nutritional Psychology where I received my certification as a Mind-Body Eating Coach. In IPE’s internationally acclaimed program, I learned powerful cutting-edge tools and protocols that enable me to work with weight issues, body image challenges, overeating, binge eating, and a variety of nutrition-related health concerns such as digestion, fatigue, mood, immunity, and others. My work combines the powerful new fields of Dynamic Eating Mindset and Mind-Body Nutrition. The skills I use from this training are a combination of practical coaching techniques, results-oriented mindset, clinical nutrition, body-centered practices, mind-body science, and a positive and compassionate approach to challenges with food and health.
How is My Approach Different?
For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight, and diet. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating mindset. By eliminating all the “shoulds and should not’s”, I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal style. As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. In my training at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I’ve learned to help clients reach their highest goals not by strategies that punish, but through strategies that nourish.
What is Dynamic Eating Mindset?
Dynamic Eating Mindset is an important new field originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It’s a positive, empowering and transformational approach that’s designed for anyone who eats. Each of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever-changing relationship with food. Dynamic Eating Mindset affirms the primary importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight, and health not as an indication that we’re broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. Previously, eating mindset has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. Dynamic Eating Mindset though is for everyone. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. And it recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight, and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationship, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfillment, and so much more. Dynamic Eating Mindset is a powerful breakthrough approach.
What is Mind-Body Nutrition?
Mind-Body Nutrition is an exciting and timely new field that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. It goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between brain, body, and behavior. Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more profound influence digestion and calorie burning. And it offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.
Mind Body Eating Coach, Maribeth Baxter, MBEC
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Certified Essential Oil Coach
The certification I received from Essential Oil Institute falls under the “American Association of Drugless Practitioners”
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board was established in 1990. The AADP is dedicated to promoting an enhanced professional image and prestige among practitioners of traditional and non-traditional therapies and methodologies.
The AADP’s national and international membership body of over 21,000 is made up of MDs, NDs, DCs, OMDs, PhDs, RNs, Health Coaches, and other “drugless” practitioners. The AADP does not cater only to one field or practitioner, but unites all professional holistic health practitioners.
Part of the certification training included:
My certification in Essential Oils was obtained through Essential Oil Institute by Dr. Josh Axe:
“I needed someone to help me. I was suffering from nearly 20 years of having MS. Maribeth Baxter has been a gentle guide to help me with both my physical needs as well as grasping positivity for my emotional needs. Even my family has witnessed and embraced the changes she has facilitated.”
“Magical would be one word to describe what Maribeth Baxter has done with me. I still have a ways to go but I’m definitely on the right road and she keeps giving me more information to make my health even better. To know her is to love her.”
“She is an inspiration! Always very helpful and encouraging. She understands how hard it can be and always does her best to find ways to make things as affordable as possible, but in a way that can work. Maribeth is a sweet and caring person, I would not have known where to start without her.”
HEALTH COACH DISCLAIMER Health/Wellness coaching is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. It is not intended to substitute for the advice, treatment and/or diagnosis of a qualified licensed professional. Trained and certified Health Coaches may not make any medical diagnoses, claims and/or substitute for your personal physician’s care. As your health/wellness coach I do not provide a second opinion or in any way attempt to alter the treatment plans or therapeutic goals/recommendations of your personal physician. It is my role to partner with you to provide ongoing support and accountability as you create an action plan to meet and maintain your health goals.