Barbara L. Holtzman, MSW
Barbara is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and lifestyle coach in Providence and Wakefield, RI where she sees adults who struggle with emotional eating and weight issues. She incorporates the mind/body connection, Buddhist psychology and mindfulness meditation in her approach to helping compulsive eaters get off the diet/binge cycle. Her personal experience and passion for this work led her to write, Conscious Eating, Conscious Living; A Practical Guide to Making Peace with Food & Your Body, a workbook with CD that guides people in eating consciously, listen to their bodies, and comfort their feelings without using food. Barbara found her own natural body weight through her “Making Peace with Food & Your Body” approach, which she uses in working with individuals and in workshops. Barbara teaches at local and national conferences, has appeared on radio and television and her articles have been published widely in newspapers, magazines and on the internet.