Working Together

If you’re worn out after becoming an expert at dieting, reading up on all the latest health & wellness trends and knowing what you’re supposed to be doing but are having a hard time sticking to it, then it may be time for a new approach.

Many of my clients know what they should be eating but have a hard time sticking to it. Whether working towards leading a healthier lifestyle or changing the foods they eat due to a food intolerance, they are “good” for a couple days and then something happens and takes them off track. They end up “falling off the wagon” and find it hard to get back on track but when they do they are “good” for a while and then fall off again. It’s a vicious, frustrating cycle. What is helpful is having an empathetic, non-judgmental partner to help navigate the changes in a sustainable way while exploring the real reasons they are stuck in the cycle. Since everyone’s lifestyles vary with different needs and unique goals, all of my programs are customized based on where you need added support and could include:

Private Coaching

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    DISCOVERY SESSION (60-Minutes)

    Each program beings with a Discovery Session where we will get to know each other to ensure it’s a good fit for both of us. During this session we’ll discuss:

    • Your goals
    • Your current situation
    • What’s been keeping you from reaching your goals to date
    • Where you want to be in the future

    Together we’ll determine the best approach moving forward.

    Cost: $155

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    Do you know the right steps to take in order to eat healthier? Can you stick to your plan for a couple of days or a couple weeks but then something happens and you fall off track? Do you think lack of willpower is to blame and you wish you could just stick to what you know works?

    For years I lacked motivation to eat healthy, exercise and lose weight, even though I knew what I needed to do. I would tell myself that I'd get started tomorrow but for years tomorrow didn't come. I was waiting for someone to show up on my doorstep with the magic pill and who would do the work for me. At the beginning of my journey what I was really missing was the right support to help guide me through taking one step at a time to make small changes based on where I was in my life. I needed someone I could check in with and who would help cut through the overwhelm and break down the steps to take along the way while helping me course-correct when I felt I was losing my way. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I have been working with clients to do just that. I help provide tips, tricks and suggestions they don't know to think of, because when they are in a routine it can be easy to stick with what they know.

    If what you have been doing isn't working for you anymore, have no fear! You don't have to give up, you just need the right support. Having an empathetic partner to support you every week can be the difference between success and staying stuck.

    Program Details:
    We’ll meet weekly for 30-minutes over 3-months. These sessions are for those who would like:

    • Accountability
    • To keep your willpower up
    • Address any hurdles you encounter along your journey

    What Others Are Saying:
    After working with me, one of my clients said, "Your genuine-ness, openness, acceptance, and of course your knowledge and wisdom, has allowed me to tread with confidence and insight."
    ~Sara F.

    Not sure if this program is right for you? Schedule a complimentary 30-minute Q&A call with me to find out. There is no obligation because I want to make sure it will be the right fit for both of us.  

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    GAIN CLARITY (4 Months)

    If you’re sick of quick fixes that don’t fix the issue and aren’t even sure what’s keeping you stuck, this program is for you. You may have had success with a specific diet or weight loss program in the past, but over time you find yourself falling back into old habits.

    It may feel like you’re willpower has disappeared, which is frustrating since you’re successful in so many other areas of your life. You say you’ll start again tomorrow but somehow you end up in automatic pilot around food and tell yourself it’s OK to indulge because you ‘deserve it.’

    I can relate to this pattern because even after I lost 60 pounds and was maintaining my weight, I found myself in this exact cycle. At the time I had no idea what was causing me to be consumed by the thought of food to the point that it felt like it was the only thing I thought about. It wasn’t productive and in fact it was extremely frustrating and exhausting. That was until I started working with my own Health Coach who helped me realize I was in automatic pilot around food. Through our work together I learned that I felt my willpower had dwindled because I was starting a business, had left a corporate job I was comfortable & confident in and there was an immense amount of uncertainty and vulnerability associated with the transition. Realizing I wasn’t broken and there wasn’t anything wrong with me was extremely freeing. I then felt empowered to understand what I really needed at the time so I didn’t end up turning to food as often.

    When you’re consumed by the thought of food it’s exhausting to begin with. Then top it off with a constant internal soundtrack of negative self-talk, leading to feeling like you’re sabotaging your efforts. No wonder you’re likely feeling depleted! After going through this program clients often say they feel lighter, have more awareness & understanding of the patterns that were keeping them stuck and start to find balance in various areas of their lives.

    Program Details:
    During this 4-month program we’ll meet for 30-minutes once a month and 60-minutes once a month.
    As a result, you'll*:

    • Gain clarity around the external factors causing some of your cravings because once you’re aware of them the pull to food can be released.
    • Make small habit changes while establishing balance without deprivation.

    What Others Are Saying:
    “Once I understood why I made the unhealthy choices keeping me stuck in a weight gain pattern, it was EASY to find healthier ways to satisfy those needs.“* ~Rebecca R.

    Not sure if this program is right for you? Schedule a complimentary 30-minute Q&A call with me to find out. There is no obligation because I want to make sure it will be the right fit for both of us. 

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    *Results vary from person to person.

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    BREAK THE CYCLE (5 Months)

    You have an overwhelming amount of information about what you should be doing and you know what has worked for you in the past. However, you feel you lack willpower and aren’t always able to stick to what you know works. You want to gain control over this “food thing,” yet something is holding you back but are unaware as to what it is. It may even feel like you’re in crisis mode and just need to “fix it.” Putting in more effort always produces results, right?

    It seems the more we try to get a handle on our eating habits, the harder (and more exhausting) it becomes. Do you ever say ‘screw it’ and eat what you want? Then the next day you beat yourself up over the unhealthy food choice so you start again and try to eat healthy. Before you know it you’re either back to saying ‘screw it’ or telling yourself it’s OK because you deserve to eat it. This is a common pattern my clients find themselves in and I experienced too.

    Even though I was maintaining my weight after losing 60 pounds, I struggled with my relationship with food. I would find myself eating well for a while and then I would stop caring and eat whatever I wanted because I felt I deserved it. After I realized what I was doing, I called it ‘working the system.’ I would find myself gaining two pounds and then I would rein it back in to get back to my goal weight. It was an exhausting cycle that didn’t seem right. From doing self-discovery work with my Health Coach, I was able to understand what was causing the cycle and I learned that it wasn’t really about the food. Not only was I seeing situations (e.g., dieting) as all or nothing, I also had a tendency to set idealistic expectations. Once I uncovered these patterns I was able to start to find the gray area and get clear on what I wanted/needed out of different scenarios. These are just two examples of my patterns but working through those alone created freedom and space to make food choices that were in alignment with my healthy eating goals.

    Program Details:
    During this 5 month program we will meet every other week for 60-minutes each so you can uncover why you’ve been in the same familiar patterns around food. As a result, you will break free from the general feeling of overwhelm and ultimately experience freedom from constantly thinking about food.

    What Others Are Saying:
    “Laura helped me unpack what was contributing to my "I must eat pizza now!" craving, which was where I tended to fall down. By realizing that I needed to balance my work stress in ways other than comfort food and allowing myself to slow down enough to take care of my needs in more fulfilling, lasting ways, I was able to make changes.Through this foundational work and by tuning into my spiritual practices I have found a sustainable way to enjoy food rather than feel controlled by it.”* ~Rachel

    Not sure if this program is right for you? Schedule a complimentary 30-minute Q&A call with me to find out. There is no obligation because I want to make sure it will be the right fit for both of us.

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    Programs start at $995

Wellness Packages

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    Naturopathic Doctor, Jen Stanley and Certified Holistic Health Coach, Laura B. Folkes have partnered to bring you this one-of-a-kind package. This three month comprehensive approach will help you sustainably reach your health, wellness and weight goals and:

    • Regain energy
    • Identify and overcome habit patterns
    • Improve mental clarity
    • Achieve an enriched sense of self
    The package includes:
    Month 1:
    • 1, 90-minute Naturopathic consultation to define your health goals, iridology analysis to assess body systems, a customized 3-month nutritional program, and appropriate bodywork that may accelerate the process.
    • A customized herbal cleanse based on your consultation.
    • 1, 60-minute Discovery Session where you will discuss your goals, what’s worked for you in the past, what your current challenges are, among many other topics that will provide more information to help Laura get to know you better so she can identify how best to support you.
    • 1, 60-minute Pattern Identification session with Laura where we will explore and identify the habit patterns keeping you from achieving your goals.
    Month 2:
    • 1, 60-minute bodywork session based on your needs.
    • 1, 60-minute Health Coaching session to discuss your successes, challenges and where you may be feeling stuck.
    Month 3:
    • 1, 60-minute bodywork session based on your needs.
    • 1, 60-minute Health Coaching session to discuss your successes, challenges and where you may be feeling stuck.
    Also included:
    • 2, 30-minute Health Coaching check-in sessions as needed throughout the program. These sessions will keep you accountable and provide an opportunity to discuss adjustments that may need to be made with the changes that are being incorporated.
    Cost: $1,120 (Original price: $1,345)


Ready to become unstuck?

Schedule a FREE 30-minute Q&A call to chat about your relationship with food and how I can support you to get the results you're after.