BEYOND BODY COACHING
Where full recovery is possible.
WHO WE ARE
Beyond Body Coaching is an eating disorder recovery coaching practice founded by Mia Findlay in 2018. We offer practical and compassionate guidance through the day to day challenges of recovery.
Whether you are working through fear foods, stopping disordered behaviours or working on your body image, we are with you every step of the way.
Our team of coaches have not only been accredited with The Carolyn Costin Institute, we have also fully recovered from our own eating disorders. So when we say we understand how tough recovery can be, you know it's true.
And when we say we believe in you, you know we really do.
WHAT WE DO
As accredited coaches and recovered eating disorder survivors, we work with people from all over the world to overcome eating disorders, make peace with their bodies and find their true sense of self.
Our role as recovery coaches is to help clients adopt new, healthy skills and tools to replace old disordered patterns. Whether in person, or online, we work with clients to help you:
Improve your relationship with food
Challenge and change disordered thoughts
Address and heal disordered behaviours
Challenge and neutralise fear foods
Implement and prioritise self care practices
Implement intuitive eating
Improve poor body image
Implement body neutrality
Explore mindfulness & meditation
Adopt an intuitive approach to movement
Our coaching practice offers the following important and practical services to clients who struggle with the following areas:
Food and grocery shopping
Eating at restaurants, cafes etc
Depending on each client's individual needs and stage of recovery, we can work as part of a wider treatment team or directly with the client. Text and email support is also available between sessions. Our aim is to facilitate a safe and secure avenue towards recovery, with a focus on setting achievable goals and moving towards life beyond an eating disorder.
We know from personal experience, and through our training, that recovery is achievable. We know that life without eating disorder thoughts and behaviours is possible for you , with the right support and guidance.
Working with Mia is life-changing. I tried every book, therapist and group I could find to break the 20 year ED cycle. Our sessions were solutions-based, engaging and interactive. Mia is witty and warm, making the sessions engaging and interactive. Rather than lecturing me or telling me the "right" answers, she taught me to listen to and dialogue with myself, as well as empowering me to combat diet culture. That approach transcended eating and food, and has seeped into other aspects of my life in profound ways.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
— Carol, San Francisco
Mia Findlay, Founder and Principal Coach
Mia is deeply passionate about helping others reach the same freedom she now enjoys without her eating disorder. She has worked in the eating disorder advocacy field for eight years and has been working with clients as a coach since launching Beyond Body in December 2018. Mia is based in Sydney and has worked closely with The Butterfly Foundation, Australia's leading eating disorder body, as their Ambassador for three and a half years. She takes a direct, compassionate and evidence seeking approach to recovery. Mia runs a YouTube channel and Instagram page dedicated to spreading recovery hope and awareness for eating disorders.
WORK WITH US
Our coaches can work with you no matter where you are located; we work with clients in person and via Zoom. Fill in the form below to give us some brief details and let us know which coach you would like to work with (Please note: Mia currently has a 12 month waitlist, but provides supervision to all coaches and personalised monthly check ins for all Beyond Body clients via email.)
Shelbye Schlange, Eating Disorder Recovery Coach
Shelbye has been working as an eating disorder recovery coach for more than three years and is based in Los Angeles. She takes an intuitive and personalised approach, as she understands how important connection is in the healing process. Shelbye specialises in adolescents, teens and young adults, but enjoys working with clients from all backgrounds. Her approach has been described as “gentle but consistent encouragement”. Shelbye's 10 year battle with an eating disorder ensures she is very compassionate and understanding towards clients. She knows first hand that full recovery IS possible, no matter how far away it may seem.