ARE YOU READY…
… To Stop Obsessing About Food and Your Body?
… To Change Your Mindset About Food and Exercise?
… To Create Healthy Habits For LIFE?
Meet your Coach
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Meet your Coach
Hi friend, I’m Amparo.
I’m a licensed clinical mental health counselor (with over 20 years experience) and a health & mindset Clini-Coach©️. I’m originally from Raleigh, NC and now live in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC with my husband and school-aged kiddo.
I have a deep passion for helping people learn to find balance in their lives and develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
I experienced over 20 years of yo-yo dieting, frustration with my body, and searching for “the magic pill” to end my complicated relationship with food and my body. It was also difficult to find resources out there for a person of color or someone from other marginalized communities.
This is not something to do alone, so I worked with my own health coaches to heal my relationship with food and my body and it was a game changer for me. And now I’m paying it forward by helping others who are on their journey to their best selves!
You can also check out my mental health therapy website at: www.amparopennytherapy.com for more information on my clinical services.
Fun Facts about me…
- I am an avid weightlifter and kickboxer, getting interested in boxing 25 years ago by watching all of the Rocky movies with my dad on repeat.
- I have seen every episode of Law and Order (original and SVU) multiple times.
During my sessions, I usually find a way to quote something from Michael Jackson, The Golden Girls, or RuPaul.
What is Health and Mindset Coaching?
As a Health & Mindset Clini-Coach®, I can help you learn new ways of thinking about food and your body, using my combined skills and training as a licensed clinical mental health counselor and a coach. I’m also:
Your Accountability Partner
No one should go on this journey alone; trust me, I didn’t. I had the support of two wonderful health coaches (shout out to Liz and Becca!) who supported me on my journey, and I want to do the same. As a coach, I can provide you with support and accountability (including humor and tough love, if needed) to help you reach your health goals.
I have always believed that people know how to solve their own problems, they also need someone to help them sort through all of their options. That’s where a coach can come in, to help you arrive at the solutions to some of your issues around your relationship with food and your body and help you figure out your next step.
My clients don’t call me “The Cheerleader” for no reason – I actually have a pom-pom in my office! We as humans thrive on positive reinforcement (i.e. praise), so you’re in the right place. I love to cheer people on for their growth, and I cheer on the baby steps (because that’s how we should evolve anyway)!
A Health and Mindset Coach is NOT…
While I am a licensed clinical mental health therapist, in this situation, I am not YOUR therapist. I will be utilizing information from my clinical training, and yet, I will not be conducting a mental health therapy session. If the coaching sessions dig into something that would be better addressed in a therapeutic setting, I will recommend that you discuss this with another licensed clinician.
Our coaching sessions will feel easy and relaxed because I enjoy connecting with people; however, I am a licensed professional and hold to a code of ethics that discourages dual relationships with my clients (even if you’re super-cool and I would love to have coffee with you).
Our sessions come as a package for a reason – there is a start and end date so that I can “work myself out of a job”. The goal of coaching is to give you the skills that you need and gently nudge you out of the nest. I want you to be able to take it from there and put your new tools into action. Sure, you’ll have some stumbles, and if you need to check in with me, you can, although my hope is that you won’t need me (because you’ve got it)!
$277 or $97/3 months
12-lesson course on intuitive eating, mindset shifts, and developing healthy habits for life. This course is full of helpful lessons, practice worksheets, and videos to help you learn the concepts and practice the habits. Work at your own pace and on your own time!
Join the food and body mindset evolution! Take the first step towards a healthier and more balanced life and join the community of like-minded individuals who are on the same journey as you. Each month, you’ll get helpful tips, handouts, challenges, and videos to help you stay on track and motivated.
ALSO AVAILABLE: 12-WEEK HABIT TRACKER – ONLY $7!
This 12-week spiral-bound habit tracker is designed to get you in the routine of tracking daily healthy activities so that they can become more automatic, which leads to building healthy habits!
The habit tracker includes spaces to track the following:
- daily mood
- quote of the day
- water, gratitude
- hunger/fullness level
- and weekly reflection.
The habit tracker will be shipped to your door so you can put it to use immediately!
30 Intuitive Eating Affirmation Cards
(available for download)
12-lesson course – “Food is Not The Enemy”
This self-study course covers the following:
- Breaks down the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating
- Discuss the pitfalls of diet culture and how it has impacted your life
- Discuss why short-term, restrictive diets don’t work for weight loss or changing your body composition (if that is your goal)
- Discuss how disordered eating behaviors affect people of all ages, all gender identities, and all ethnicities (it doesn’t just affect young, white women!)
- Discuss how you can reframe your thinking about food and exercise
- Teach you a number of mindset shifts to change the way you view food and your body
- Unlearn a number of myths and assumptions about food and nutrition
- Challenge black-or-white, all-or-nothing thinking that can cause you to sabotage your progress towards your long-term health goals
- Develop a sustainable, realistic plan for change to help you achieve your health goals by developing small, manageable health habits that you can stick with!
- Includes! 12-week downloadable habit tracker to keep you motivated with your healthy habits
- Access to the Facebook Group – Food: Your New BFF (if interested)
30 Intuitive Eating Affirmation Cards
(available for download)
Free 12-Week Spiral Bound Habit Tracker
mailed to your home!
Welcome to the Mindset 2.0 Monthly Membership! We understand that achieving and maintaining a healthy body and mind can be a daunting task, which is why we are here to support and guide you every step of the way. This program is designed to help you learn about intuitive eating, mindset shifts, and building healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Each month, this membership will provide you with helpful tips, handouts, challenges, workshops with me, and videos to help you stay on track and motivated. This program is tailored to meet the unique needs of our members, and this content is always up-to-date and evidence-based.
You will have access to a community of like-minded individuals who are on the same journey as you. You can connect with other members, share your experiences, and ask questions of me and others for support. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can learn, grow, and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Also includes access to VIP Facebook Group for Mindset 2.0 Members ONLY!
Join the Mindset 2.0 Monthly Membership today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life!
Frequently asked questions
Q: Why do these programs take so long? Can’t I get this done faster?
A: This process could actually take longer, as there is a LOT of information to cover. This is a process that takes time, patience and grace to unlearn a way of thinking and learn new concepts. At the end of our time together, I will encourage you to continue to practice what you’ve learned in order to create lasting and sustainable change.
Q: Is this a diet program?
A: This is the opposite of a diet program; a diet is a set of rules around eating, that has a start date and an end date. These programs focus on breaking free from those external dieting rules that you have learned over the years and creating habits that you can keep for the rest of your life. We will discuss food and nutrition in neutral terms, taking the “good” and “bad” labels off of food to help you learn how to relax your rules around food, thus ending guilt and shame after eating.
Q: Do I have to live in NC to join these programs?
A: No, these are virtual programs – you can purchase the self-study program and join the Mindset 2.0 membership from ANYWHERE in the world!
Q: Will you recommend/endorse a specific way of eating?
A: No, I’m not a dietician, so I won’t tell you what to eat. We will talk about paying attention to how certain foods make you FEEL after eating them to help you make small adjustments to link certain foods with certain functions (such as energy or relaxation), or including foods for various occasions (such as birthday cake!).
Q: What will I need to get the most out of these programs?
A: You will need an open mind and a willingness to change. This is a mindset program, so we’ll be exploring thoughts and beliefs that are no longer serving you, and you’ll replace them with new thoughts and habits that you can live with. This will be challenging because you’ll have to confront limiting beliefs that you’ve held onto for a while that aren’t working anymore (definition of insanity, anyone?) and be willing to try something new, even if “you’ve tried it before”.
Q: What if I still want to lose weight?
A: Well, that’s totally your choice – it’s normal to feel that way! During this program, however, I will suggest that you shift your focus from a specific weight goal or number on the scale to a wider lens of who you want to be when this process is over (your identity).
We will then identify the healthy habits that you want to develop in order to achieve this identity (such as exercising on a regular basis, adding more greens, drinking more water, getting more sleep, etc.).
You will find that your body will adjust accordingly without having to focus only on the number on the scale.
There are so many other ways to measure progress – we call them “Non-scale victories“ – these include:
- How do your clothes feel?
- Have you gained more confidence and self-esteem?
- Do you have more energy?
- Are you sleeping better?
You might enjoy these benefits as well as the number on the scale changing!
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Q: Is there a money-back guarantee?
A: Yes absolutely! We swear by our programs, so much so we offer a 7-Day no-questions-asked money-back-guarantee.