Inside SHIFT, I help you harness the power of your attention, to carve out the self-care and body that you desire.
We do this by helping you :
Understand your body’s signals of hunger, fullness and desire for food
Respond to them with compassion and
Apply this attitude into how you move, rest and take care of yourself.
Inside SHIFT, I help you relax into becoming a Mindful Eater and someone who takes care of her health, out of love rather than as a to-do.
As you practise the skills of building mindfulness and self-compassion into your eating habits, you become a person who’s so deeply attuned into her body, that eating mindlessly starts seeming unnecessary, even alien. And the attitude of awareness and self-kindness seeps into how you choose to move your body, how you rest, how you talk to yourself… so that, taking care of your body happens naturally, lovingly and consistently, rather than from a distant set of rules and dictats.
Over time, you start to trust your body’s signals of hunger, cravings and desires… as teachers to be listened to and received, and not as noises to be dismissed or avoided.
What you learn and practice inside
I believe that just changing what you eat is like treating a symptom. Inside SHIFT, we go way deeper and peel off the layers inside, that influence our food choices. We’ll work on building these key skills to become a mindful and self-aware eater and self-carer:
Self-Compassion and Self-Talk Skills
As you think and feel, so shall you act. Research shows that having a healthy self-compassion promotes lasting change and sustenance. And yet, in the pushing-and-achieving narrative, it can feel hard to be kinder to oneself and be truly mindful of our needs. Ironically, in times when self-criticism fails to get you to move your butt, it is this very self-compassion that nudges you to show up.
Mindful Eating & Building deep, body awareness skills.
All humans come equipped with automatic calorie-metres that dictate the amounts of food they need. These are your hunger and fullness levels. But like all things nature made, these signals are subtle and to truly tune into them, one needs to slow down and listen, through mindful eating. You’ll learn all of these inside "SHIFT"… as these are the core skills on which a compassionate eater is made.
Cultivating the magic of a well-rested body.
As you sleep, so shall you reap. We live in a sleep-deprived world today, where late nights and early mornings are normalised and celebrated. They may not be “bad”, but if you’re continuously denying your body the rest it needs, then you’re making its job of staying healthy and disease-free way tougher. Not everyone needs to sleep for eight hours. But everyone does need to know how to inject rest, self-soothing and recovery practices into their day. When you’re well rested, your brain is sharper, you have more self-awareness and way more emotional resilience.
Enjoying movement as self-care, not as punishment
Human bodies are MEANT to move. Having a working set of limbs is a privilege that most people enjoy. Yet, somewhere, staying active went from being a natural state to a forced state. Inside SHIFT, I help you rediscover the joy of moving your body, on your own terms. Throw away the “shoulds”, the “fasted cardios” and the “spot reduction exercises”. Welcome a way of moving that’s aligned with YOU… and never find it a chore again, to move your body.
Choosing nourishing foods, minus the rules.
Inside SHIFT, I encourage you to draw a vision for yourself…. What does a healthier, fitter, happier YOU look like? What foods does she enjoy? How does she choose foods that help her stay energetic, mentally sharp and strong? And from those values, we help you design your plate.. On YOUR terms. We lay down what different foods do for you, and we encourage you to experiment with your plate to arrive at a template which works for you, given your unique preferences, tastes, family tradition, culture and your goals. There are no diet-plans prescribed and nor is there any style of eating considered as superior to another.