Hi! I’m Heather . . .

Christian Body Image Coach

Helping You Find Healing & Hope for Your Body Image Issues.

Body Image Issues

Whether you’ve struggled with the scale and the mirror for days or decades, I’d love to walk with you on a journey to new freedom. My approach is based in the truth of scripture. I call it coaching, but it’s more like discipleship. We’ll uncover the areas where you are “stuck” in relating to your body, and look for solutions from God’s truth.

Group Coaching

Coaching groups are held 3 times per year and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. In coaching groups, I only work with women over the age of 24 who are serious about the pursuit of body image freedom and committed to actively participating and completing the work assigned. Plan on committing 2 hours a week (About 20 minutes a day) plus the one-hour weekly meeting.

Helping You Find Freedom!

You don’t have to fight body image issues alone.

You’ve tried the diets. You’ve tried the workout plans.

Now try something different.

After all, isn’t the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and again and expecting different results?

How would your life look if you were free from body image bondage?

 

Improved body image leads to better relationships.

How would it feel to be free from the dieting cycle?

Freedom from comparison frees you to pursue God's purpose.

Body image issues are passed on to children. That's another reason to find freedom.

Why group coaching?

Group coaching offers the unique experience of being part of a small group of women who are also experiencing the challenges of body image and comparison issues. Group coaching is incredibly effective because clients see that they are truly not alone in the ways that they struggle.

Many clients have developed friendships through group coaching which has offered them supportive relationships long after the group ends.

Groups offer accountability to stick with the program all six weeks.

Groups develop camaraderie and friendships so you know you're not alone.

Groups offer the opportunity to mutually encourage others as they walk the same path.

Celebrating your victories in your body image struggles is more fun with a supportive group!

Step 1: Personal 1-on-1 Consult

Before your group begins you’ll have a one-hour session with Heather so she can learn more about the ways you struggle and pinpoint arenas of focus.

Step 2: Your Plan

After your meeting with Heather, you’ll receive a personalized, 6-week plan. You’ll have reading and listening assignments along with journaling and other exercises to do between group sessions. Heather will be available via text or email to answer any questions or problems you have as you go. During the six weeks you are invited to reach out for additional support at any time.

Step 3: 4 Group Meetings

Your group will meet one time per week at a consistent time that meets every group member’s schedule. (Groups are assigned based on scheduling needs.) During the one-hour zoom calls, you’ll discuss assigned homework from your plans, go through specially created exercises and share your battles and victories.

Step 4: Exit & Prepare

One of the goals of coaching is to equip you to battle on your own after the coaching season is done. You’ll leave coaching with a tool kit you can use to continue to fight and win your body image battles for life. After the four weeks of group calls, you’ll have one final exit interview (30-45 minutes). You may also decide to keep working with Heather on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis at a special reduced rate.

What Is Body Image Coaching?
Who is Coaching For?

Body image coaching is for every woman who is tired of obsessing over her appearance and ready to live a life free from stress over every pound or wrinkle. My ideal client is between the ages of 20 and 70. (You’re never too old to find freedom.) She’s tried all the diets and believed that she would someday be free of body image issues when she lost the weight or turned a certain age. My ideal client is a follower of Jesus, believes his Word is truth, and is looking for spiritually-rooted truth and solutions to her body image issues.

You never grow out of body image issues.
I’ve had the pleasure of coaching many women over the age of 60 who, after decades of dieting, were ready to find a better way to stop stressing over the scale and their appearance. We’ve had great success in changing lifelong patterns of thinking and behaving.
Body Image Issues Don't Go Away When You Get the Body You've Dreamed Of.
Most of us believe the lie that if we just looked like we wanted to look, then we’d be free not to stress over body image anymore. But, it doesn’t work that way. Body image issues don’t release you when you reach your goal weight, get the plastic surgery, or achieve the look you thought would bring you freedom. If you’ve found this to be true-coaching is for you.
Our Children are Watching
More is caught than taught when it comes to helping our children navigate body image issues. Even boys are struggling now at rates previously unheard of. If you have no other motivation to get free from the cycle of body shame, constant dieting, or body obsession–do it for your children.
Your Husband Will Approve
Even if you’ve never talked to your husband about your body image issues, there’s a good chance they’ve had an impact on your marriage. Whether it’s arguing with him when he tries to compliment you or refusing to be intimate because you feel fat, body image coaching can and will positively impact your marriage.
Seeing This Issue Spiritually Changes Everything
This coaching course is different than anything else out there. Heather is not a psychologist, counselor, or dietician. She’s just a woman with a passion for helping others find the spiritual roots of body image issues and break free. Think of his coaching as mentorship or discipleship. Heather will lead you with spiritual truth and wisdom to help you break free from the shame, guilt, and condemnation body image issues bring.

About Me

I’m an author, speaker and host of the Compared to Who? podcast and I’m on a mission to see women set free from body image issues and body shame.

I’ve been coaching women for four years, since the release of my first book, “Compared to Who?” It’s been an honor to work with more than 100 women and watch God begin a journey to body image freedom in their lives.

I’m a pastor’s wife, a homeschooling mom of four, and a former fitness instructor– a title I acquired because I thought it would somehow fix my body image issues. I’ve worn 5 different sizes in the last 15 years and feel more freedom now, wearing a larger size, than I did when I wore the smaller.

I’ve tried every diet, and bought every fitness gadget. I’m still sometimes tempted by the magic diet pills that promise a new body in 30 days. But, I know that my real battle is the battle to believe that my worth and value come through Christ alone–and that no size or body “achievement” can bring me the peace and rest that He does.

I’m just a real woman, who’s fought a real body image battle and found some victory. It’d be an honor to share what I’ve learned with you and to help you find new freedom. Send me a message if you’d like to know more.

 

Testimonials

“This is one of the few times I’ve paid for a program and I’m fully satisfied. I’m pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the work we’ve done.”

“I love my counselor but I’m so glad I paid for this. It was so much more valuable. This was exactly what I needed.”

“My husband can see the difference. He said it’s like I’m finally able to relax and just be me. What a gift to our marriage.”

“This personal training is absolutely one of the best and most beneficial things I have ever done! Every time I talk to Heather, I learn. Coaching is worth every dollar!”

It was great to hear Heather’s stories and how so many stories were similar to mine. It helps to get to know someone who has “been there, done that” and has come out on the other side of it. Heather always pointed me back to Christ and encouraged me to dig deep and think about the heart of the issue (not just fix the symptoms).”

Heather is a real woman who openly, honestly and humorously shares her struggles with body issues and helps find path to overcome themI rated my struggles as a “1”on a scale of 1-to-10 (awful) at the beginning of our session. After our six weeks I feel like I’m a “7”or even an “8”, on my way to freedom.

“I’m literally amazed. I’ve been ‘working’ on these issues for years, but no one has ever showed me truth in the same way you have. Thank you, Heather, for your willingness to walk with me through this trial and for showing me the path to freedom!”

It has been God’s gift to me to bring me freedom from an almost life-long struggle in the area of body image. Heather came alongside me, took my hand, and walked with me down the road to freedom she herself had walked down, pointing me to Christ and the Gospel and the freedom He died to give me. She skillfully directed my gaze off of myself and onto my Savior and His precious work on the Cross on my behalf, using the application of the Gospel to demolish body-image idolatry...”

As a result of this training, I have a new sense of identity that is found in Christ and not rooted in my body image or in the approval of others and it’s a glorious feeling.”

What’s the investment?

There’s no way to measure what the freedom of not obsessing over your body and your food feels like. But, as you consider group coaching, think about what you’ve spent on diets, exercise plans, supplements, or even other freedom plans that were not based on biblical truth.

Every month I talk to clients who know they’ve invested literally tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime and yet still feel stuck.

Thinking about what you’ve already spent may make you feel frustrated at first. It’s scary to think about investing another dollar. What if this fails too? I understand that fear and offer a money-back guarantee. But, I’ve never had to issue anyone a refund after six weeks of working together.

Because this is a ministry, not an industry, I try to keep coaching as affordable as possible. For this same reason, I’m selective as to who I work with each session. I only want to work with women who know they need extra support and are ready to jump in with both feet to find freedom!

Group coaching costs $747 for six weeks when paid in one installment. Or, you can make two payments of $385. If at the end of all six weeks, after completing the homework and participating in each session you feel no change at all, I’ll refund $500 of your investment.

You really don’t have much to lose except: the weight of comparison, body image bondage, the stress over every meal, the worry that your children will also struggle, the awkwardness in your marriage because you don’t like your body  … and so much more!

How much have you spent on diets?
How many exercise programs have you tried?
How many books have you read?
There’s no shame in having tried all the things. Sometimes we just need a little specialized help to get unstuck. That’s what Heather offers through group coaching.
Freedom is worth it.
There’s no way to calculate how good freedom feels. Yes, you will still have work to do when you exit the program–body image issues don’t give up that easily. But, you will have all the tools you need to fight. As you gain victory, you’ll find that you obsess a lot less and feel lighter, freer, and more joy in living and being–no matter what your body size.
Leaving out Jesus misses the point.
If you try to find body image freedom in the world’s way–without the truth of the Gospel and scripture, you’ve missed the point. Our lives aren’t about just loving our bodies or feeling body confident. When you leave out the spiritual aspect of the body image struggle, you miss the most important part. Confidence or “positivity” that comes from liking your body will eventually leave you feeling empty. Instead, we focus on knowing and understanding who you are, why you were made, and how accepting your body plays a role in finding your God-given purpose. Confidence and identity rooted in Jesus is unstoppable–even on days when the scale or mirror may try to bring you down.

You can be free from body image issues. Why wait?

If you’re ready to ditch diets, find freedom from the opinion of the mirror and scale (and other people), and find the joy to “just be” in your body–then consider group coaching with Heather.

In just 6 weeks, you could experience the joy and freedom that comes with no longer obsessing and stressing over your body and appearance. How would that feel?

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