Hello, I am Rebecca Johnston, and I am pleased to make your acquaintance, from the United States of America.
I am a Board Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a specialty in Integrative Women’s Health and Functional Nutrition with a B.S. in Psychology and also proud to be an Eating Freely Practitioner. As long as I can remember, I have been drawn to serving others in the health and wellness space. I am passionate about the empowerment and healthy lifestyle changes that are a result from the coaching-client relationship when both parties are genuinely committed.
In brief reflection, I believe this passion began by being an observer of my father’s multitude of diabetic complications and all of my childhood being an active participant in trying to help him maintain daily balance of his blood sugar. This began my lifelong curiosity in our human relationship to food. I was also drawn to the study of psychology so chose to major in these studies in my college years. I was fascinated by how our minds work “behind the scenes” so to speak. After several years working in the healthcare field and not feeling completely fulfilled, as well as suffering through my own health issues, I discovered the opportunity to pursue a career in health coaching, but not one that simply focuses on counting calories for weight loss as the means to that end, but one that could be so much more powerful for clients as they learn to truly know, accept and love themselves just as they are first.
Through my studies, serving clients and my own valuable life experience, I have a solid foundation in what it means to be “holistically well” and balanced in life (mind, body and spirit) and am filled with compassion for those who are suffering with feeling “less than whole” and specifically those struggling with finding that peaceful relationship with food, that we all deserve. I have learned the tenets of functional medicine and coaching, which include positve psychology, mind-body connection and seeking the root cause of illness, including the intregral role of nutrition and the gut-brain connection.
When I found the Eating Freely program, it was clear that this IS the well-rounded program that also digs deeper and will help others turn their negative relationship with food into a peaceful one. The structure and combination of the 4 pillars of CBT, Nutritional Therapy, Neuroscience and Mindfulness and Compassion made perfect sense to me, AND more importatinly, spoke to my HEART. It is now my specific passion to serve those in need of this specific program’s outcomes. I am honored to be part of the network of Eating Freely Practitioners who can offer this valuable program to those in need.
If you are struggling with emotional eating or binge eating to the point it interferes with your sense of peace, balance or sense of control in your life, please reach out. If you have struggled with yo-yo dieting with no positive and sustainable outcome, please reach out. If you are tired of feeling vulnerable with food, struggle with negative self thoughts and self-sabotage, and are seeking that trustworthy and knowledagle source to confide in, please reach out.
It is my mission to create a peaceful, non-judgemental space that you deserve and meet YOU with compassion, empathy, genuine curiosity and understanding.
Let go of fear that holds you back. Reach out. I will bring ALL that I have in knowledge, coaching skills and experience to meet you wherever you are now and help you move forward to where you want to be – in a conent, NOURISHING and rewarding relationship with food and a positive outlook for your future.
I look forward to meeting you on the other side.