Hello! I’m Josie, The Mindful Cook. Welcome!
I’m a food & eating psychology coach, award-winning retreat organiser and host, and recipe developer.
In 2016 I parted company with a career in TV and marketing to pursue my passion for food and well-being. I started out working at a retreat for women where days were spent creating recipes and preparing nutritious and delicious food for guests, and evenings were spent chatting to them about their health, well-being, weight, and relationship with food.
Many conversations echoed my own experiences of spinning around the revolving doors of weight loss clubs, and it is then I realised that I needed to re-train to create something that would help other women like myself to develop a better relationship with food, feel truly well within themselves and thrive.
According to statistics the average woman in the UK will try 130-189 diets at a cost of £25-£30,000 in a lifetime.
In 2017 I gained my diploma in Eating Psychology and began my study of Applied Nutrition with Sano School of Culinary Medicine. I launched The Mindful Cook in October 2017 and I run food and well-being retreats, offer food and health coaching and online courses, and teach a transformational online course and coaching programme called The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Programme.
What I Offer:
Online courses, coaching, residential retreats, and workshops.
Skills for improved eating habits and emotional well-being:
Dealing with emotional eating, mindful eating for improved digestion and health, mindset skills to improve how you think about food and inform better food choices.
Nutrition for weight management – managing blood sugar levels and stabilising weight in a healthful way.
Recipes and Meal planning:
Practical help with eating well. Recipes, guidance on how to plan and prepare nutritionally balanced meals, simple and fun cooking and food skills.
Managing stress, improving sleep, creating a system for self-care (eating/movement and mind health), techniques and skills to improve your well-being.
To read some kind words clients have written about me, take a look at the testimonials page.
I aim to empower you with mindset techniques to improve your emotional well-being and feel better about yourself. Show you how eating well for health can be simple and enjoyable, and provide you with some inspiration and tips on creating a healthy ligfestyle…..trust me, it’s life-changing stuff!
I have a diploma in Eating Psychology, accredited by the CMA, am a Silver member of the International Alliance of Holistic Practitioners and am studying Applied Nutrition with the Sano School of Culinary Medicine.