My name is Grace Bell and I once suffered from an absolutely horrendous eating disorder: binge-eating, starving, weight up and down, unstable and incredibly anxious and angry when it came to eating, food and my body image (and really, many aspects of life).
To access powerful complimentary programs to help you change your eating permanently (yes, you can) please join me in a webinar, my home study Eating Peace ebook (Seven Beliefs to Question), or my free one-week course to do The Work of Byron Katie from start to finish.
Eating Peace Immersion is a program I created in 2016 that facilitates people to end their crazy, compulsive, wild, violent, despairing relationship with food, eating, weight, and their bodies.
The Work of Byron Katie is our primary inquiry tool, and the focus of the Eating Peace Process is transforming our behaviors with food and eating from the inside out–-in the mind. The "religion" of food, eating and body image can dissolve.
Entering eating peace means we are calm, relaxed, happy and enjoying the pleasure of eating, stopping eating when full, and feeling unafraid with food. We end our crazy relationship with eating. We end the frantic flip-flop behaviors of dieting or falling off the wagon, binge-eating, hiding, feeling ashamed, getting back on the wagon again. We stop thinking about eating and fixing our eating. It stops. What a relief.
EATING PEACE BASICS 101: An 8-week course in identifying and questioning the painful (and sometimes unconscious) beliefs that drive off-balance eating behavior of any kind.
With looming thoughts in our minds and hearts about eating, foods, diets, weight management, food dangers, bodies, perfection vs mediocrity…..as we try to navigate our lives, we become anxious, suspicious, defensive, fearful, angry, or lonely.
And then? We eat even more.
For me, my angst with eating began around age 14, although I felt stressed about weight and awareness of the fear of fatness at age 8.
My trouble with food….just happened to coincide with a driving passion….for thinness. And in direct opposition, a driving passion that seemed almost beyond my control….for eating!
Thus began a battle with food, eating and my body for many years. Never peaceful, never enough, often too much, never just right.
My stressful thinking went like this, and you might relate:
What I know now is that anyone can end the fight, struggle, argument or stress involved with eating, food, or body….It’s your birthright to live peacefully with the experience and joy of eating.
Eating was not created to hurt.
If you don’t feel peaceful with eating, then likely somewhere in your life, like me you began to believe painful thoughts about thinness, fatness, weight, attractiveness, joy, love, foods, connection and eating.
There is a way to enter into the experience of peaceful eating, permanently.
How do I know?
Because it happened for me.
I was a binge-eater, bulimic for a decade (binge-eating and vomiting or over-exercising), borderline-anorexic for several years, and constantly tortured by violent thoughts about food, weight, and eating. I weighed too much, then too little, yo-yo’d up and down, and hated my body. I felt nervous around large quantities of food. I said things like “I can’t keep x in my house!!” because I’d think about it obsessively until I ate it.
But it’s over now.
Food can be wherever it is, including covering a huge buffet table in my presence, and it doesn’t scare me or create anger or make me say things like “careful! stay in control!”
That kind of unrest can be over for you, too.
I used to isolate, stay home, avoid gatherings with large amounts of food, go to gatherings with food just to eat it instead of pay any attention to people. I felt lost, lonely, terrified and thought I was going crazy.
I spent hundreds of dollars on binge food. I drove into fast-food restaurants for meals one after the other trying to act “normal” to the employee working behind the counter instead of desperate and almost in tears.
I went to Overeaters Anonymous, weight watchers, therapy, in-patient treatment for eating disorders at Porter Memorial Hospital in Denver, completed Living Binge Free program, People House, more therapy, Beyond Dieting program, Course in Miracles, Alcoholics Anonymous, est, Context Trainings and group therapy.
All of these helped a little, my eating slowed in its excessiveness, but nothing cured my compulsive thinking.
And then, between a very powerful group therapy program and learning The Work of Byron Katie, I found a lightness and freedom from eating wars I always dreamed of but never thought possible.
This approach to Eating Peace gathers three vital and important principles together, and lives out of them:
You don’t have to figure out all your feelings, resolve dilemmas, or feel good all the time. (You won’t). But you can stop overeating or eating or starving obsessively or thinking about food or your weight….and bring your focus to where else you don’t feel free, and question your mind.
The Eating Peace Process approach dives into changing at a profoundly deep level, so you actually become free and find a balanced weight without any dieting. We work in the realm of mindfulness, feelings, questioning our old beliefs, and living in freedom–we address our eating obsessions at the root level.
You do not have to be controlled, or to follow, the directives of your unquestioned thoughts. You can end the cycle of insanity. Your life includes the possibility of joyful, balanced eating.
It is possible to end your obsession and concern with food, forever.
I’m living proof. So are other people who have done this work.
No control or rigid plans are necessary. (Although you will learn how to review, refine and clarify your own eating and continue to stick with peace).
Eating Peace Experience Live Online Program: Along with the video presentations each week we have a Q&A and a smorgasbord of ways to stay connected. Come and go as you wish and need. You can’t do it wrong. Your inquiry leads to peace. Eating Peace.
To read about the program in it’s entirety when it’s open, or to make sure you’re on the mailing list so you can be alerted when it opens again, please head over to this page HERE.
Gather in a group online to completely shift your thinking about food, eating, body image, dependency and cravings. EPE is a very high-touch program. you'll have pre-recorded video lessons you follow on your own time, connected contact with the group, live lessons, live weekly Q&A calls, and active participation in a private forum. The intention is to get the job done: question your beliefs, change your eating. Program lasts 5 months.
A five night retreat offered in Seattle and other places in the world where we sit together, eat together, and investigate our ancient thoughts about food, eating, weight, body shape, fear and unhappiness....and experience the eating peace that is our birthright.
Individualized sessions just for you and your eating peace journey. Sign up for one session or choose ten. Write to Grace if what appears on the calendar for scheduling does not work for you and we'll find the perfect time; firstname.lastname@example.org
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