The Family Table is a cutting edge healing experience for those who struggle with eating issues, want to enjoy eating more or experience personal struggle.
Consider this: Our families unwittingly carry life stress to the table. You hear and feel it, and watch it being acted out. We react to this stress by developing a protective response. We are positioned at a place that we don't want to leave because we might not be able to eat 'enough.' We choose to stay and eat, and thendissociate, or "go away," from eating or eat fast.
These eating habits establish themselves unconsciously, and these eating rhythms and movements continue into the present day. Although unscientific, this is what I have found in 100% of the clients with whom I have applied this modality. It is my contention that since our eating patterns establish themselves during our early years, during infancy and even in utero, learned eating rhythms can be revealed, and ultimately healed through a mental reset of current lifestyle and desires.
Consider these questions:
- Was there family conflict and arguing during mealtimes?
- Did you eat together as a family?
- Was there physical or verbal abuse at the table?
- Who was drunk?
- Who died (and left the table)?
- Did one or both of your parents show up for meals drunk or on drugs?
- Were you forced to eat foods that you did not like and to "clean your plate"?
- Were you punished for eating or not eating?
- How was food used?
- What did you hear at the table?
- Did you feel nourished, fed and cared for?
- Did you feel as if there was never enough food?
This table work centers around a table, and is set as the family meal time, although the family is not physically present. Family table scenarios are endless in possibility. From competition to starvation to dad's alcoholism and hostile outbursts to irrational family philosophies handed down from generation to generation.
It is through this table experience that patterns of growth are revealed.
Current eating issues parallel childhood stress and strains. You might go 'unconscious' when you eat, meaning you do not realize that you even ate food. You might feel as if there is never enough food or avoid meal times by eating irradically. Some people think of eating and feel sad, and they do not understand why. Some people overeat and can't stop, and don't know why.
This Family Table work is of my own design and is done in a one session experience.
Call for your appointment (412.344.2272). Ask to experience Family Table Work.
Return to the table in peace.