Thanks for everything you do.
Hello and welcome to Nourish - I'm happy you are here.
Nourish is a holisitic wellness Intensive for women of all ages designed to help you make the health and wellness changes you desire. Goals that are really important to you but feel impossible to attain, or patterns that you want to change but find yourself doing the same thing over and over. You may even be wary to try again because you have been down this road too many times.
Most women think it's about their lack of willpower, when the truth is it is more about how your brain keeps looping behaviour/reward patterns. The good news is that real change is possible without using harmful dieting cycles, and you don't have to do it alone! The key is learning the language of your body, and working with your brain, not against it.
Real health begins the moment you realize that your body is your home. Being aware and responsive to it by being mindful of your bones, muscles, heartbeat, hunger, mind, feelings, and ways of being in the world. This is how you become stronger, healthier, and your true self. Stop dieting, instead learn to listen to your body, and unwind your patterns of behaviour so you can change your habits for good.
Intensives are accelerated growth opportunities with high levels of support to help you learn and grow, and shift patterns by:
learning the language of your body
unwinding addictive patterns, and replacing with new habits that your body will love
identifying feelings, triggers and the symbolism behind patterns of behaviours like overeating
exploring what you are really craving
meeting your emotional and spiritual needs in new and positive ways
understanding the many parts of self, and exploring what is emerging for you
creating a holistic wellness plan for health at every size
learning nature-based mindfulness techniques to reset your nervous system, discharge trauma, and reconnect to goodness and meaning
One-to-one coaching sessions from wherever you live
Check-ins and follow up every week through text, email, and audio messaging. The frequent touch points are what makes all the difference when trying to shift patterns and allow new parts of self to emerge.
Effective strategies, road maps and templates for implementing new habits.
Nature wellness challenges and self reflection exercises.
Small actions, many times = results.
Repeating small actions, many times means that you can experience wins immediately. You will quickly begin to feel better, and more confident and hopeful as you build success. With all of the support and tools you receive in an Intensive, you will also see benefits in these areas:
Your relationship with your body - you will feel better about your health, and the body you are living in no matter your size or physical abilities.
Mood and Affect - finding your way out of looping patterns frees up so much energy so you can move your life forward.
Clarity - you will be able to say "no” to things that pull you away from the things you love ~ and “yes” to the things that bring you excitement, purpose and joy.
Well-being and confidence - you will feel more settled, grounded, and anchored in your day-to-day life and prepared to handle any obstacle that comes your way.
Connection with nature - you will enjoy the healing, calming, and restorative effects found in every season.
Nourish is a monthly one-to-one coaching program with high levels of support and encouragement so you can achieve the health and wellness goals you set. I work hard to keep value high and monthly costs manageable for a one-to-one intensive program. My role is to be there for you every week to help you achieve the results you desire.
I offer a monthly sliding scale of $385-$575 CAD plus GST depending on the frequency of one-to-one sessions and follow up per month you would like. I can support you in whatever way you need and want. This needs to work for your real life and budget.
If you have a group of friends that would like to do an Intensive together a discount will be offered, and group sessions will be added.
You can also renew monthly if you would like to continue with the work, or cancel at the end of your paid month.
You can pay each month with credit card, paypal or by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Schmidt BSW, PLC
Helping You Move Forward
Hi, I'm Rachel. I use nature based mindfulness, psychosynthesis, neuroscience, and contemplative arts to help women shift their awareness into self reflection and mindfulness so they can better meet their needs, integrate all parts of self - and live the life that is calling them. Because a calm and clear mind creates a deeply happy body and soul.
Many of the women I work with have an urge to be free. A vision of a life at the edge of their consciousness trying to emerge. A desire to live another story, a new version of self wanting to explore the world. If you feel this too then something is trying to get your attention. Are you listening, can you open space to allow these parts to come forward, to be in relationship with them? I would be honoured to help you do this work.
My studio is located in a forest in British Columbia, Canada surrounded by 150-year-old trees. I have a degree in social work with 30 years of experience, along with certification in a depth psychology coaching approach called Psychosynthesis, and a background in holistic wellness, teaching and visual arts.
Please be in touch if you are interested in an Intensive and working together. There is never any sales pressure so please feel free to ask questions.
I look forward to meeting you:)
“Learning to listen to the language of my body took some time but I kept practicing. With Rachel's help I learned how to become more mindful of habits that were no longer serving me, and how to work with my brain to establish new and healthier habits. Step by step I inched closer to my goals, until suddenly I was living them."
“Understanding where and when I started using food to comfort myself, and going back to heal and integrate these parts of myself, has allowed me to break free from the lifelong war I was having with my body. The key for me was staying true to the mindful practices I set for myself, and staying connected to what I was really craving. I really appreciated the attention and highly skilled support I got from Rachel during my 3 month intensive."