Our Approach

for Healing Anything Eating, Food, and Body Related

Healing Through Soul

Earth’s Edge is about believing the unbelievable. Thinking in a way that has not been thought of before. Earth’s Edge is a place you have yet to go.

Choose your own modalities and your ideal treatment team based on a schedule that works for you. Learn to create a long term support system so you can get back to living life.

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“Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome.” Source

“The SE™ approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.” Source

“Psychodrama is a holistic, strengths‐based method of psychotherapy in which people are helped to enact and explore situations from their own life ‐ past, present and future. The scenes enacted may be based on specific events in a person’s life, their current or past relationships, unresolved situations, desired roles or inner thoughts and conflicts. The method is typically used in group settings, with group members taking on the various roles in the drama as needed. Witnessing and participating in each others’ personal stories can generate feelings of deep understanding and trust amongst group members.” Source

“Bioenergetics rests on the simple proposition that each person is his body. No person exists apart from the living body in which he has existence and through which he expresses himself and relates to the world around him. If you are your body and your body is you then it expresses who you are. It is your way of being in the world. The more alive your body is, the more you are in the world.” – A. Lowen” Source

“Jungian therapy, sometimes known as Jungian analysis, is an in-depth, analytical form of talk therapy designed to bring together the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind to help a person feel balanced and whole. Jungian therapy calls for clients to delve into the deeper and often darker elements of their mind and look at the “real” self rather than the self they present to the outside world.” Source

DBT focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. Mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Mindfulness focuses on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Distress tolerance focuses on increasing an individual’s tolerance to negative emotion. Emotion regulation is the implementation of techniques to manage and change intense emotions. Interpersonal effectiveness is the implementation of techniques that allow individuals to balance relationships in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.  

“a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). Shapiro’s (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.” Source

Motivational Interviewing is a practical, empathetic, and short term process that focuses on where an individual is at the current moment instead of forcing change. MI focuses on embracing an individual’s ambivalent feelings and thoughts to the point where one’s true internal motivation is given the space to fully bloom!

“Health at Every Size (HAES) is a movement working to promote size-acceptance, to end weight discrimination, and to lesson the cultural obsession with weight loss and thinness. The HAES approach promotes balanced eating, life-enhancing physical activity, and respect for the diversity of body shapes and sizes… The framing for a HAES approach comes out of discussions among healthcare workers, consumers, and activists who reject both the use of weight, size, or BMI as proxies for health, and the myth that weight is a choice.” – quote from ASDAH – Source

Intuitive Eating is a self-care food philosophy of 10 principles created by dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. It involves learning to tune out diet talk about “good” and “bad” foods, while fostering your ability to perceive and trust internal cues, such as hunger, fullness, and satisfaction.

Plate-by-Plate approach is a Family-based Treatment (FBT) guide to nourishing a child with an eating disorder. It is a method and a book by dietitians Wendy Sterling and Casey Crosbie to “help parents navigate the high-calorie demands of malnutrition and weight gain, while helping them reacquaint their child with foods they used to love… No measuring or counting is involved. We find this approach is helpful at a time when kids are facing the challenge of reducing their obsessiveness with numbers and their rigidity, while working on becoming more flexible with food. In time, this approach eventually provides for a seamless transition back to normal eating.” – Source

Sports Nutrition – a subset of nutrition counseling that focuses on nourishing the body for optimal performance in sports, fitness activities, and any way that you like to move your body. Contrary to common belief, sports nutrition does not have to involve obsessive measuring or counting macros or calories. Proper fueling and nutrient timing for athletic activities can absolutely be practiced using an Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size approach!

The practice of looking at nutrition through a psycho-physiological lense helps revolutionize the way we think about food and health. The mind body approach to nutrition states that changing one’s attitude towards food and nourishment is the foundational step to cultivating a healthy body. Despite what mainstream dietary dogma would have you believe, health is more than the food on one’s plate rather its an accumulation of the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs we have about food that affect the state of our wellbeing. Together we will work on lowering stress and anxiety throughout meals, utilizing the power of pleasure to enhance the nutritional value of one’s food, cultivating a state of relaxation around food and so much more. This work will help you step into the appropriate nervous system state to better digest and assimilate food.

Dynamic Eating Psychology Technique is a positive and empowering approach designed for ANYONE who eats. It includes tools, techniques, maps, skills and protocols that are results driven and sustainable. It recognizes that our eating challenges are intimately connected to ALL of what makes us human – relationship, family, work, money, sexuality, spirituality, our search for fulfillment, and much more. And it sees our concerns with food NOT as an indication that we’re broken, but as a powerful opportunity to grow and evolve. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. And it recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationship, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfillment, and so much more. Source

A gender responsive approach focuses on creating an environment that reflects an understanding of the realities that people live when a certain gender. This includes but is not limited any sociocultural, biological/sex and sexualtiy norms and access to appropriate healthcare.
A trauma responsive approach includes not only the understanding of the impact of trauma but also the implementation of adequate changes throughout an individual’s entire body, psyche and those engaged with this individual. The specific approaches may possibly include but are not limited to, taking a more body oriented approach to heal the trauma, using creative resources to help piece back any shattered life stories or dreams, and the practitioner engaging in a way that promotes trauma renegotiation and mitigation of any post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
Visualization is the technique of using your imagination as a source of power to play out a certain desired outcome. This can be anything from setting a boundary or starting a business. In meditation, you sharpen your focus through utilizing certain breathing techniques or repeating a certain mantra, or phrase. When an individual uses these together they are able to access a deeper sense of clarity, purpose and energy towards their intended goal.
These practices will help you see your body in a more positive light. You will learn how to monitor self-talk and direct your thoughts towards a more neutral outlook on your body at first and then a loving outlook later on as you move forward in your recovery. If you are body checking frequently you will learn to let go of the intense emotions you have around your body size and shape and how to direct your energy towards more important things in life.
Mindfulness is the process of engaging in being present & aware of the very moment, including any sensations, feelings, or thoughts that emerge while accepting it all as it is.
A holistic approach takes into account all 8 dimensions of wellness: mental, spiritual, emotional, social, occupational, environmental, financial & physical.
Breathwork is a large range of breathing exercises that enhance physical, spiritual and mental health. Breathwork is often used in eastern approaches such as yoga, tai chi, qigong as well as psychotherapy to promote focus, health and self-awareness.