Are you ready to reject what the world has demanded of you and find radical self-acceptance?
If you're looking for a relatable body image therapist who can help you find compassion and confidence in your now body, you're in the right place.Get started now →
Roadmap to Managing the "Not Good Enough Voice"
This free resource will provide you 3 simple steps to shift the shame and start your journey toward body and food freedom.
Ready to befriend your body?
In my body and food programs, I MEET YOU WHERE YOU ARE with compassion and curiosity.
I’m not selling some self-help BS solution that’s quick and easy. I'm not selling a coaching program all about "just changing your thoughts". I don’t believe simply changing your thoughts is enough for true body image healing. It is a total mind, body and heart healing process.
My programs are trauma-informed where we gradually work towards:
A gentle kindness for your body at any size
Courage to be seen and engage in this one life
A stronger understanding of what sits beneath the body image distress and eating behaviours (anxiety, depression, trauma)
Creating safety in your body
Helping you understand and engage in what a meaningful life looks like to you
Going out with friends and enjoying the moment
Moving your body in ways that bring joy like trying the new dance class
Learning to reconnect with your loved ones- whether physically or emotionally
Finally doing that thing that feels scary in your NOW body like a pottery class or that holiday you've been wanting
Finding peace with food without guilt, shame, rules and restriction
Eating at a restaurant without anxiety about calories or macros
Finding courage to set boundaries in your life that serve you and your body
BFF: Body Image Edition
This is a DEEPER body image dive that equips you to make changes long after the program ends. In this 12-week program, you learn about self-compassion, shame resilience, connecting to your deeper self and your values and learn radical self-acceptance and unconditional kindness for your body AT ANY SIZE. This truly is the program I wish I had in my own healing, and I would feel privileged to have you join us.Learn More →
BFF: Intuitive Eating Edition
Learn intuitive eating from 6 amazing experts in this online program! Intuitive eating is an evidence-based framework that has been shown to decrease negative self-talk, increase body satisfaction and decrease certain food behaviours, including binge eating. Start your journey towards less stress, MORE PEACE and more freedom with food!Learn More →
Curious Method Masterclass
In this one-hour workshop, I teach my C-U-R-I-O-U-S acronym that I believe are necessary parts of finding peace with food and our bodies. I teach about the inner body critic, where this comes from and a 4-step process you can start implementing TODAY to shift from self-criticism to self-compassion. This lays the important foundation for further body image work and I would be honoured to have you join!Learn More →
3 Tips to Stress Less About Food
In this one hour masterclass, learn 3 ways to stress less about what you’re eating. These strategies address 3 of the biggest roadblocks I see people experiencing that stops them from feeling at peace with food. Heads up….this doesn’t include tricks to curb your appetite, foods to avoid, food rules or any other diet culture you may have learned elsewhere.Learn More →
Hi there, I'm Vanessa Preston —
For me, self-compassion and curiosity are foundational to finding peace with food and your NOW body.
Girl, I’m sick of the world demanding that women shrink their bodies, take up less space and not be “too much”. I’m sick of a coaching space that offers these women toxic positivity or the idea that healing is a linear, quick process. As a down-to-earth therapist of 15 years, with lived experience with an eating disorder and body shame, I understand the complexities of healing. I know the process of body liberation requires more than just changing your thoughts. So I've created programs that understand this complexity to help women find true body acceptance and more peace with food.Learn More →
"Thanks for cheering me on, Vanessa 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 and helping me not talk shit to myself. Vanessa's course has truth bombs galore but also lots of practical tips on shifting my relationship with food and my body. None of which is rule driven. I have developed a deep sense of awareness when it comes to food and the way I view my body and why."
Yaz, student of BFF: Body Image Edition
Top 5 Reasons Your Diet Keeps Failing
Learn the real reason you're stuck on the on-off diet cycle and why it's not your fault. *Hint... it has nothing to do with lacking will-power or being lazy.