Principles

Whether you are trying to heal eating and body image issues for the first time or attempting to prevent a relapse studies have shown that there are some core issues that need to be addressed. Revision Recovery Coaching is designed to help develop these principles into your recovery through coaching sessions, assignments and the daily practice of new habits.

The core principles of Revision Recovery Coaching are:
The core principles of Revision Recovery Coaching are:

1. Emotional Awareness
2. Honest Relationships
3. Understanding Urges
4. Challenging Core Beliefs
5. Developing Identity & Purpose
6. Spiritual Maturity

Emotional Awareness
In order to change your behaviors you need to develop some awareness of what functions they serve in your life so that you can begin to meet your needs in healthier ways. A key to this is developing the ability to be more aware of your emotions. Often called “Mindfulness”, this skill grows both through examining your behaviors as well as intentionally developing the practice of paying attention to yourself. People who struggle with addictive behaviors generally tend to either avoid their difficult emotions or have little ability to regulate them. Emotional awareness means learning to both name your emotions AND realizing that you don’t have to act on them in destructive ways. Revision coaching will assist and encourage you in learning to do both.

Honest Relationships
Eating disorders grow in secrecy and those who struggle with them often isolate from and avoid others. However, to overcome compulsive behaviors one needs to be connected to supportive and understanding people. This may mean a support group, a few close friends or family members and a treatment team. This also means talking honestly about thoughts, feelings, urges and behaviors. You can’t go this alone. Working with a coach will be a powerful starting point for you to become more honest in relationships.

Understanding Urges
Compulsive behaviors can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you are trying to quit them and start new behaviors. At times, the urges to act on behaviors such as restricting, compulsive exercise, bingeing or purging, can seem to be directly connected to your circumstances. At other times they seem to come out of nowhere. A coach will help you begin to understand the core beliefs, patterns and vulnerabilities that lead to these urges as well as address the shame that often results.

Challenging Core Beliefs
Core beliefs about yourself and the world around you determine much of how you relate to food and your body. If you have already done counseling we can help you continue to challenge the core beliefs that are not true and trust the ones that are. If you are seeking help for the first time, coaching will help you uncover these basic beliefs and equip you in breaking free from how they trap you in destructive behaviors.

Developing Identity & Purpose
Many with eating and body image issues struggle with poor self-image and a lack of identity and purpose. Not only do doubts about your identity make you vulnerable to disordered eating but the behaviors themselves lead to more shame, self-hatred and hopelessness. A key to freedom is growing confidence in your identity and a knowledge that you are a person of value and strength. Coaching will help you both uncover the truth about you that is already there and give you a new vision for the person you can be. Specifically we offer help through utilizing many of the principles of Donald Miller’s Storyline.

Spiritual Maturity
The importance of spiritual maturity is increasingly being recognized by the professional community who treat eating and body image issues. It also plays a key role in developing a healthy relationship with your body. Revision founder Travis Stewart has known this for a long time and brings to his coaching both personal and professional experience in leading others in spiritual growth. Bringing a Christian perspective to his work he has helped people (from many different faith backgrounds) understand the importance of finding meaning and hope, healing shame and developing an identity based on something more powerful and beautiful than food and body image.