About Harriet Morris – The Warts and All Bio
My Bio In A Nutshell
I am a coach who can help you live the life you long for by dismantling the internal resistance that you don’t understand. Whether it is binge eating, trauma or other seemingly intractable obstacles, I use Possibility Shifting to soothe your inner self-sabotage rebel and open the field of possibility further than you could imagine.
The Longer Bio…
This is usually the bit where you see a squeaky clean success story, unblemished by failure or mistakes. In your shoes, I would prefer my guides to have a few life wrinkles and cracks showing, as well as the good stuff. So here is my warts and all bio. Welcome to imperfection!
1970s: Born. 1980s: Annoying teen. 1990s: Spend most of my twenties attempting to reinvent myself by living in 7 cities in 4 countries, blithely ignoring the truism that wherever you go, there you are. Favourite hobby of teens, twenties and thirties is eating. Scratch that – binge eating. Food compulsion is my number one frenemy.
Mid 1990s: Train to be a teacher. Spend over a decade attempting to inculcate the youth of Britain with the the joy of learning a foreign language. Do many hugely creative lessons, and get featured in the UK national The Times, but on the whole, fail spectacularly. Leave teaching, have kids. Embark on a range of doomed online businesses that also ensure I will never make any 30 Under 30 lists.
2012 My sugar addiction makes my life untenable and in 6 weeks, free myself from its grip using a counterintuitive mix of experimentation, lack of commitment and the heroine’s journey. Start making the same inroads into my binge eating, all the while falling off a few trauma release cliffs and surfacing self-hatred which is then able to be released.
2014 Qualify in eating psychology and start coaching food rebels. Over the next few years identify the massive elephant in the room of not just health advice, but personal development: Most people resist what they long for. Develop a whole host of strategies for food rebels. Many relieved and liberated clients.
2017 Start The Eating Coach podcast, which is immediately featured on iTunes New And Noteworthy. Over 200 episodes and 200,000 downloads to date.
2020-21 Everything falls apart in lockdown and, like a terrible Terminator sequel, my food compulsion comes back. Again, my life becomes untenable. This leads me to make some big changes and shift to a deeper level of putting food out of a job and embracing presence and self-acceptance. What I thought had been a disaster – COVID – turns out to be a blessing in disguise.
2022 Start experiencing Possibility Shifting and release trauma from my body. Begin training to lead these sessions myself.
What has Possibility Shifting done for me?
I have released a great deal of the trauma that was stuck in my body for decades. I feel relaxed and safe in my skin now.
I started to document my changing relationship with my body and appearance in this podcast episode and this video diary.
I gave up my last addiction – gluten, or should I say bread (which has a mildly morphine-like effect on the brain) and I am finally living directly.
Living directly means…
Being able to challenge the self-censorship stories you tell yourself
Being able to tolerate difficult feelings without running to distraction or compulsion
Taking action to go where you are meant to in life, unfettered by shame and self-censorship
Interested in Working With Me?
Book a 20 minute coffee chat here
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Read more about Possibility Shifting Sessions here