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Johanna Hazan is a narrative therapist, coach and dietary counsellor who specializes in working with issues such as addiction, disordered eating and unhelpful food behaviors, low self-esteem, identity issues and difficulties arising from alterations in spiritual/ religious expression. If there is something in your life that is causing you difficulty or distress, that you don't seem to be able to process or shift by yourself, be in touch. You can experience life differently, if you want to! Is your relationship with food or with your body causing you distress? Do you find yourself eating, or not eating, in unhealthy ways, because of uncomfortable feelings or confusing emotions? Johanna will work with you to identify what changes you would like to make, offer you dietary analysis to work out where your nutrition can be improved and support you to process the thoughts and feelings causing you to act out with food. Using a narrative approach to therapy, Johanna will help you to identify the things that are standing against your goals and your values; and together you will explore alternative narratives, helping to shift and alter the things you would like to let go of, so that you can move forward into a preferred way of living. Johanna has over seven years experience working with addictions and eating disorders in both the UK and Israel, with both the Jewish (religious and non-religious) and non-Jewish populations.
Institute of Health Sciences
Certificate Introduction to Coaching Skills Making Change Work, ILM - 2011
Jerusalem Narrative Therapy Institute - 2016
Diploma Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching/ Nutritional Counselling (Institute of Health Sciences) - 2017
I feel frustrated when people dismiss lesser well-known disordered eating behaviours. My experience has led me to very confidently believe, that no one ends up in these sort of patterns, without there being something else going on, something that feels as if it requires some sort of distraction from, or total obliteration of. These things need healing. If they aren’t, they persist and the behaviours (coping mechanisms) developed to deal with them become harder to shift out of, thus limiting a person’s life ever more destructively.
I’ve met many young women who obsessively dieted and restricted food intake only to then binge or eat compulsively (often against their will in a sort of uncontrollable impulse), who are miserable and full of self-loathing, who’s entire existence revolves around what they can and cannot eat – but who don’t believe they have a real problem because they’re BMI is in the healthy range.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)