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Symbolic Substitutes

Have you ever known something was bad for you, but felt compelled to go for it anyway? Maybe you had an overpowering craving for a food, and you knew it wouldn’t make you feel very good, but you just couldn’t resist the temptation. If you’ve been there – and so many of us have, at some point in our lives – please don’t beat yourself up. You simply experienced the power of a symbolic substitute, a psychological process that’s part of our complex and beautiful human nature. In this new video from IPEtv, I explain where these powerful urges come from, and how you can redirect their energy toward fulfilling your most cherished dreams.


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P.P.S. If you are not familiar with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, where I am the CEO, we are an educational organization on a mission to forever change the way the world understands food, body and health. We offer trainings for professionals, programs for personal development, online events, live workshops and conferences, as well as plenty of free online content and inspiration. The Institute is the world’s first and only teaching organization dedicated to a forward thinking, positive, holistic approach to eating psychology and nutrition. Our students, friends and tribe come from all walks of life and many different countries with this one common goal – to learn a better way to heal our relationship with food, body, planet, and soul. It’s time for a fresh new approach to our eating concerns that’s truly nourishing and empowering. Learn more here.