Raising a community of individuals free of distressing eating
and body image concerns, guiding them towards finding
a life of connection, ease and joy.
to the stressed and the overwhelmed; to the yo yo-dieters, the body concious and the afraid; to the obsessive calorie counters and compulsive exercisers; to the event avoiders, the beach cover uppers, the anxious ones; to the food restricters and emotional eaters, the exhausted mamas and those desperate to be mamas; to the good girls and the perfectionists; to the ones that have been taught happiness is found within a body size and to the ones that have been told they aren't enough; to the overworkers, never resters and lonely ones; to the ashamed, guilt filled and the disconnected; to the unfulfilled and unsatisfied; to the hungry ones, to the intrigued,
welcome, you are safe here.
WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO?
We are a circle of clinical and health practitioners that include a Clinical Dietitian, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Eating Behaviour Coaches. We provide holistic, person centred care to support individuals heal from eating disorders, distressing eating behaviours, body image concerns, compulsive movement and yo yo dieting. We also provide personalised nutrition guidance for those wanting to improve the quality of their nutrition for health, medical or lifestyle reasons; as we all counselling to those desiring greater play, rest and joy in their life but struggle to embody this.
THE NURTURE CIRCLE WAS BORN AFTER 15 YEARS OF SERVING WITHIN THE EATING DISORDER AND BODY IMAGE SPACE. WE RECOGNISED THAT CONNECTION IS A PATHWAY TO HEALING AND THIS IS THE THEME THAT LEADS ALL THE WAYS WE SERVE. DEEPENING THE CONNECTION TO SELF, CONNECTION TO THE BODY, CONNECTION TO OUR FOOD, CONNECTION TO OUR EMOTIONS, CONNECTION TO OUR SENSATIONS, CONNECTION TO OUR POWER, CONNECTION TO OUR COMMUNITY, CONNECTION TO THE WORLD AROUND US.
"I have found working with Rachel very easy, calming and restorative. I've never spoken to someone and felt so heard, without judgement. Rachel's warmth, genuineness and clear passion for helping others radiates from her."
Rachel Anne Hobbs
THE NURTURE CIRCLE FOUNDER
Rachel is a clinically trained Dietitian and Personal Trainer with extensive professional development in counselling and therapeutic modalities and over 10,000 hours of clinical experience. She was voted one of the top 10 trainers in the world and worked within acute and forensic NHS settings, with the British Army and at the Olympic Games before setting up her own practice. She is a member of the Health Care Professions Council and is currently studying Medical Neuroscience at Dukes University.
Rachel has a lived recovery experiences so truly understands why a tender, compassionate approach is so crucial for healing and the creation of an expansive life.
Rachel is passionate about living a slower, simple life and lives by the ocean with her husband, two sons and beagles. She loves growing wildflowers, baking and sea swimming. To connect with Rachel find her at @Dietitian.RachelHobbs
Food Freedom Coaching
Food Freedom Coaching is our signature programme to support you end food and body obsession. It was developed after supporting 1000s of individuals experiencing distressing eating behaviours and body image concerns. We meet with you every week for 50 minutes via video or audio call to gently guide you through our integrative framework and give you the space to discuss and share your experiences, answer any questions you may have and set some gentle goals to work towards.
Food Freedom Coaching is for anyone who is experiencing eating behaviours and body image thoughts that are causing distress; this may include binge eating and emotional eating, rigid rules around food and exercise, experiencing yo-yo dieting, finding food and body image stressful, experiencing hypothalamic amenorrhea, preoccupied with food or finding eating or body image impacting life negatively.
Download our free Reflection Deck now.
Self reflection supports us to become more aware about ourselves and our world. It guides us to invite gratitude in to our lives and opens the door to understand if we are travelling down the path we want to be, or maybe we have lost our way slightly.
This self reflection deck can be used alone or with a partner, friends or family to prompt discussions and travel inwards together; or they can be used as personal journal prompts to pick out.
Online Course Library
Fortified with years of experience, our courses have been designed with compassion using the latest evidence based research to support you on your journey to find food freedom, body contentment and invite greater ease into your daily life
HOW TO STOP BINGE EATING / RESTRICTION
"The missing piece of the puzzle."
Nurture and Thrive is our signature 12 step evidenced based programme to support individuals end food and body obsession, recover from binge eating, emotional overeating, yoyo-dieting or restriction. Learn our integrative approach that delves into the science behind why we might keep turning to eating behaviours that cause them distress and how to overcome this gently and tenderly, using the body as ally, not an enemy
FOOD FREEDOM RETREAT DAY
NURTURE (verb) : "to care and protect something whilst it is growing."
We are inviting you to our in person nurture circle this summer; during this retreat day we will be exploring the concept of food freedom.
Our nurture circles include a variety of rituals to enhance your connection to your body, your food, your community and the world around you. During our Food Freedom retreat we will explore nutrition and eating behaviours with an opportunity to share and ask questions; engage in meditation, hypnotherapy, connecting to the body through somatic practises, engage in mindfulness and learn how to implement learnings in our daily lives.
All nourishment provided (plant based lunch and snacks)
Location: West Sussex
Date: Saturday 26th August 2022