I understand the challenge to find balance given the fast paced world we live in. I assist and support my clients in their transformation as well as to find the balance they need in their lives. Pulling from my extensive education, I combine my knowledge with the principles of holistic health and life coaching to treat and nourish the whole person.
I too have suffered from a variety of health and emotional issues in my life. My health and spiritual journey is what led me to my passion for holistic health and wellness counseling. I have struggled and conquered digestive issues, adrenal fatigue, food intolerances, hormonal imbalances and emotional eating. Emotionally I have faced negative thought patterns, social anxiety, self-limiting beliefs and body hatred. I view these challenges as a blessing in disguise. It has led me to my life's purpose, to help others conquer their challenges, and to step into full expression of who they are. I understand how you feel because I have felt that way too. My experiences have helped me become a better teacher and mentor. I continue to live this journey which is why I'm confident I can help you too.
My career in nutrition started on the traditional path. I received my Bachelors of Science in Food and Nutrition at the University of Connecticut. I then went on to complete my Masters of Science in Nutrition and became a Registered Dietitian. I began my career working in the clinical hospital setting and later moved into foodservice and dietary management. I always felt that there was something missing. I was yearning for a role in nutrition that would make a difference in people's lives. I wanted to inspire, motivate, and guide people in living the best life they could. I also knew there was more to this practice than just food.
During this time, I encountered personal struggles with my health, energy level, and emotions. I eventually found clarity on what I was searching for. My traditional education failed to teach me the value of treating the whole person. Someone can eat all the right foods, but if they are stressed, unhappy, lonely, and/or tired, their well-being is far from optimal. I finally found the missing piece and began down the path toward holistic health and life coaching.
I received my training to practice Health Coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the only nutrition school that integrates all the different dietary theories - combining the knowledge of traditional with modern concept. I learned how to integrate my extensive knowledge in nutrition with the principles of holistic healing and life coaching.
My passion and enthusiasm for this field grew the more I learned and the more I witnessed this approach helping people, and myself. There was still something missing though. I was still struggling with some health and emotional issues I just couldn’t get a handle on. I felt like I was doing everything “right”, yet I wasn’t living an optimal life.
So, I kept seeking. I dove into personal growth at this time. I found a number of resources and groups where I learned about energy psychology, spirituality, belief systems, and meditation.
As the saying goes, “when the student is ready, the teacher appears.” It was at this time, that I met a mentor that I worked for almost two years. She was a blessing and came into my life at the most perfect time.
My world changed when I started working with her. She led me to a deeper level of my emotional and personal journey. With her guidance and wisdom, I learned valuable transformation tools and practices. The impact these powerful tools had on me, ignited my passion for mastering them in order to support others in their own transformation.
I found my life's purpose and joy, and I hope that I can help you discover the same.
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“When you cultivate the courage to be in full expression of who you truly are, you step into the joyful flow of life.”
Faith Shevlin, MS, RDN, HHC
Holistic Wellness Counselor
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Bachelors Degree in Food and Nutrition
Masters Degree in Food and Nutrition
Holistic Health Counselor
Level I Theta Healer
My struggle with food and my body began when I was very young. I was an emotional eater as a young child. I used food to deal with my emotions. Being a sensitive and shy little girl, food became my coping mechanism.
My body issues started in the sixth grade when I was the first girl to develop curves. Being so shy and sensitive, the attention I got because of my changing body was traumatic. This led to years of dieting, body bashing, and obsessing over food and my weight.
My battle with food and weight propelled me into a career in nutrition. I thought becoming an expert in nutrition would be the answer. Once I knew everything about nutrition and food, I would know exactly what to eat to have the perfect body....then I would be happy and could start living my life. But it wasn’t the answer. Learning about nutrition and health didn’t address the emotions and beliefs at the root of my issues.
So I went searching and exploring new philosophies and modalities that could help me.
In the process I became a holistic health coach and dove further into personal growth and spirituality. Through my exploration, I learned life-changing tools that healed the root of my food and body image struggle. One of the most transformative and effective tools I found on my journey was EFT tapping.
I know what is possible for you. I have reached the other side of the food and body image battle. I am here to teach you how to achieve the same. By combining my expertise in nutrition and health, with EFT and life coaching, I guide and support my clients through their own transformation and healing journey.
“Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what
we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.”
"Prior to working with Faith, I struggled with both binge eating disorder (BED) and multiple digestive problems. I had seen multiple medical doctors, dietitians, and therapists, to no avail.
In fact, I had come to accept my digestive issues as just part of being me. My BED seemed to be getting worse every year.
Then I met Faith through her EFT/Tapping for Weight Loss program, and everything changed.
In the past I have worked with other dietitians and when I set my appointment with Faith, I was expecting more of the same.
But that is not how it played out. Faith's approach to nutrition and health coaching has been a breath of fresh air and exactly what I needed. Almost immediately, after following her suggestions, my digestion improved 100% and my BED was almost completely healed.
Faith is incredibly knowledgeable, very inspiring, and very kind and compassionate.
I thoroughly recommend working with Faith if you have any issues around food, nutrition, emotional eating, or digestion."
– Kate, San Diego, CA
“I wanted to thank you for your help and support during our coaching. The changes weren't apparent right away. They were deep within me and emerged gradually into my daily life. Most important is the new confidence I have. I like myself, I like my looks and I like my body! I really do. I noticed the difference when I went shopping for clothes. I felt more accepting of my weight and it was fun to buy new clothes, new shoes and new jewelry. I appreciate your kindness, wisdom, love and support. I especially enjoyed your ability to listen deeply and pick out the important bits to work on. I would highly recommend you to anyone who wants real, lasting results!"
– Isabell, San Diego, CA
“Faith is wise beyond her years. She is an excellent and intuitive listener with a pure desire/intention to help each person she works with.
She is great at what she does, having both an extensive background and such natural talents. Having learned through her own personal experiences, she is both loving and courageous.
I have been counseled by many professionals, but few have made a constructive difference is my life. Faith has helped me understand who I am and the actions I have taken throughout my life history. I have been able to work through major life events with her.
Her guidance has allowed me to heal negative emotional/mental manifestations from my physical and spiritual body and life.
She has taught me very simple techniques that have greatly affected who I am and how I live. Faith has taught me to listen to and understand my actions, physical symptoms, and words. By listening, I can identify and meet my needs so that I can be happy.
Faith has changed my life for the better. Not only can I see it, but my friends and family comment on my growth and progress. I am forever grateful for her loving care.”
– Jane W, San Diego, CA
“I find I am no longer finishing the whole bag of chips like I use to. I can have a few and then I am done.
Food no longer has power over me. My food cravings were really messages pointing out to me what areas of my life needed my attention….and for that I am grateful.”
– Wendy B.
I noticed a big change in my level of anxiety around food. Before I started working with Faith, I was extremely strict with my diet, yet I still wasn't losing any weight. I paid hardly any attention to how food tasted or how hungry or full I was. Eating was a job and it was hard work. I still craved all the "bad food" but would rarely allow myself to eat it.
Now I eat whatever I want but listen to my body's cues for when I feel hungry and when I am full.
I have gained more confidence and acceptance of my body.
I appreciate what I am able to do and the improvements that I have made in mobility and endurance. I have also stretched myself to try things on my own that I would not have done before.
Thank you so much for everything. – Ally L.
“Thank you thank you thank you for yesterday!!!!! You are so gifted! Seriously Faith you helped me understand what I wasn't able to for the past months. Love you and all your gifts!"
– Jan K.
"Thank you Faith! I am grateful that you are facilitating as I go through this phase in my life. I feel as if God himself picked you to guide me. Your name says it all to me...Faith in the everlasting present moment."
– Molly G, San Diego, CA
“Faith has such wonderful and razor sharp tools that support me. I feel how much she cares and she is focused on the intention of our session. I left revived and so hopeful!
If you want to get to the core of a negative issue and you want to feel total support in revealing it and healing it then call Faith.
I am so grateful for her."
- Jennifer L, San Diego, CA
“I am now able to recognize whether I am feeling physical or emotional hunger.
When it is emotional, I can now recognize why I am having the craving. I am then able to appropriately address the “why” and I longer indulge in the craving. I feel so in tuned with my body and myself.
My relationship with food is forever changed. Yay!”
– Sara T.
Faith is such an amazing person to work with. She is intelligent, compassionate and inspirational. Most of all she is such a powerful and loving soul.
Faith does amazing work and I highly recommend her to anyone going through transformational change.
She will offer you all the support you need, to come out a stronger and brighter spirit! Thank you Faith!
– Val R.