'A light to help you on your journey of health' Directors: Drs Martin & Sue Allbright
01684-893393 Complementary Health Centre

What is Nutrition and Health Coaching?

Nutritional therapy encompasses the use of carefully compiled individual recommendations for diet, lifestyle and nutritional supplements in order to alleviate or prevent ailments and promote optimal health.

Who benefits from nutrition? Nutrition and Health Coaching Professional Standards Fees Practitioner: Nutritional Coaching

Extensive research has shown that changing what we eat and how we live can be remarkably effective in addressing imbalances which underlie ill health. Nutritional coaching can benefit many people with chronic complaints, from the preclinical stage where there is a general feeling of ill health, up to the point where the body is no longer able to heal itself.

Who benefits the most from nutrition?

Whilst many people can be helped to improve their health, clients who do the best:-

Nutrition and Health Coaching

Nutrition and Health coaching, practiced by Sophie Jones, combines nutritional therapy and life coaching to enable people to bring about lasting change to their diet and lifestyle. The approach works because while addressing dietary issues, it also focuses how we think about food, our body and our lifestyle - recognizing how these factors change our biochemistry and influence our state of health as much as our diet. Individualized programmes for optimum health are developed with the client, they can cover areas such as; dietary recommendations, improved understanding, getting motivated, removing barriers to change and building practical skills.

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Professional Standards


The nutritionist at the Beacon Clinic in Malvern is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and follows their Code of Practice. BANT maintains standards of ethics and practice to ensure health and safety of the public.

Fees: Nutritional and Health Coaching

Practitioner: Sophie Jones

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Recommendations may include guidance on natural hormone balancing, methods to support digestion and absorption, procedures to promote detoxification, the avoidance of ingestion or inhalation of toxins or allergens and stress management.

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How does Mindful Eating nourish us?

Mindful eating switches on our “relaxation response” and

blood flow is increased to our digestive organs, flooding

them with the water, oxygen and nutrients they need to

optimise the digestion of our meal. And when we are

mindful with our eating our bodies are preparing for the

incoming food. Our digestive system is like a huge

orchestra of different musicians who tirelessly play

together following every meal, releasing into the

digestive tract many litres of watery mucous, hormones,

acids and alkaline substances, digestive enzymes,

immunoglobins and more…. Eating mindfully prepares

the body to receive the food, it is like tuning up our

orchestra before we start to play.

Another benefit to being more in tune with what our bodies are needing, is that we might find we eat and drink in a more measured way, without even trying to. When we really slow down and fully savour our 1st glass of wine and our 1st mince pie we may discover that is all we want. We might realise that that 1st one can be completely satisfying. We could find that one is far better in fact, than mindlessly consuming four or five of each without really noticing or enjoying them. Or we may not – it's a practice to play with and a journey to explore! Either way, relishing and appreciating your food through eating mindfully this Christmas will bring you greater health benefits than worrying or feeling guilty about over indulgence.

And if you don’t want to wait till New Year to think about nutrition and healthy eating

visit Nourish’s website for some seasonal ideas.

Sophie Jones

Nourish Nutrition and Health Coaching.


Eating and Mindfulness

Eating and digesting is about that transition from the world outside of ourselves to the world inside of ourselves. As we bring food into our body we are engaging in a most intimate communication with the outside world – we literally create our physical bodies and the physical substrate of our thoughts and feelings (our “chemical messengers”) from the food we eat.

Mindfulness practices reflect this transition, as we consciously move the focus of our

attention from the world outside ourselves to our internal world, we begin to notice our breathing and the thoughts, feelings and sensations in our bodies. This process enables us to slow down and relax, which brings about physiological changes in the body, specifically in our nervous systems. We switch from a ‘stress response’ (where our sympathetic nervous system dominates) to a ‘relaxation response” (where our

parasympathetic nervous system dominates).

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a method paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. It is simply a practical way to notice thoughts, physical sensations, sights, sounds, smells - anything we might not normally notice.

The actual skills might be simple, but

because it is so different to how our minds

normally behave, it takes a lot of practice.

It has been popularized in the west by Jon

Kabat-Zinn with his Mindfulness-Based

Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. It is

gaining a growing popularity as a practice

in both daily life and in the business world,

with many companies now providing

training programs in mindfulness.

Mindful Eating

If like most people, you think of

Christmas as a time of feasting and

indulgence, then you may be surprised

to know that you could increase the

nourishment your body is receiving

from your food while eating your usual

Christmas fare. You can also increase

your pleasure in eating into the bargain, simply by exploring mindful

eating practices. Mindful eating can not only bring you a greater

Enjoyment of the experience of eating, but can also change how your

body responds to what you are eating, enabling better digesting capacity.

Food as a dialogue with your body

A Healing Diet Support Group in Malvern

Food can bring us together, it can be a source of joy, health and happiness. It can also cause our body to stagnate, to degenerate, to disconnect us from the vital essence of who we are. More and more people are now recognising this relationship between how they nourish themselves and their health and wellbeing. People are discovering directly, through their own experience, how the foods they eat can influence digestive symptoms like bloating, wind or abdominal pain. And research is also now demonstrating how many health conditions throughout the body, such as arthritis and thyroid disease, can be affected by our diet.

Whatever your state of health, exploring and reconnecting to your body with the food you eat can be a simple everyday activity everyone can enjoy. However making changes to your diet can require planning and commitment, especially when we are surrounded by modern western ways of eating. This is why I decided to set up a Gluten-Free Healing Diet Support Group, to enable people who are making dietary changes to support their health to meet others who share their experience.

The group offers help in maintaining a gut healing diet and is also for those with multiple food sensitivities or ‘leaky gut’. It offers an opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and information with others and provides support for people in making positive changes to diet and lifestyle.

In leading the group I offer a whole person approach to nutrition, that recognizes and works with people on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I draw on the naturopathic philosophy that your body is always seeking to return to a balanced state of wellbeing and focus on helping you to develop your understanding of how you can work with your body, not against it.

I will devise each session with input from the group, offering everyone a chance to share their experience and develop their understanding, with themes including;

Come along to an introductory session from 7-9pm on Tuesday 6th January. Following this, the group will meet 7-9pm every third Tuesday of each month at the Beacon Clinic, Portland Road, Malvern, WR14 2TA.

Sophie Jones   

T. 07866 754038   E. sophie@nourishcoach.co.uk

For more information on the group and a whole person approach to nutrition visit www.nourishcoach.co.uk







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