I am on a mission
to educate and inspire
tens of thousands of people
in cultivating greater
health, wealth, and happiness
Hey there, how are you?
I created this site and coaching service to serve you as best as I can...
I am so grateful for life and all of the opportunities and challenges that have transformed me along the way. Here I am offering a distillation of all of my studies over the past 10 years - combining psychology, coaching, counseling, nutrition, fitness, and spirituality.
We can work together on just one area - for example the arena of health / the body and eating. Or we can focus on your whole life. The choice is yours. I have the tools to work specifically and generally.
*Health relates to the body, Wealth to the mind, and Happiness to the heart and spirit.* Distinct yet connected dimensions.
My deepest passion is awakening our sense of self-love, wonder, and connection with the world. If we can discover more joy or clarity, we can truly change over time with practice. Here is our opportunity to practice together!
- “My Life as an Eating Psychology Coach” Interview by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating on being an eating psychology coach. http://psychologyofeating.com/my-life-as-an-eating-psychology-coach-peter-craig/
- "How to Feel Closer to Your Partner in 8 Steps, Based on Neuroscience" Article I wrote on Austin Professional Counseling's blog. https://www.austinprofessionalcounseling.com/peter-craig-feel-closer-to-partner-neuroscience/
Learn more about using Essential Oils to bless your health, home and family with my mentor Judy De La Rosa and Young Living!
MY PSYCHOLOGY OF EATING STORY, MAY 2015
When I signed up for this coaching program, my main goals were to learn more about nutrition, psychology, coaching, and business. Now as I certified coach in the psychology of eating, I am proud to say that I have achieved my goals! I am starting a new business, have my first coaching clients coming in, and feel that I have learned much about my own relationship with eating.
As a health-conscious person for many years I assumed I didn't really struggle with eating challenges the way that many do, but taking this program I realized that I had some unhealthy behaviors including some binge eating...The weekly study offered me compassion and curiosity for my (unhealthy) eating habits and allowed me to refocus on what's important - loving my self and body, eating *high quality* ingredients, and taking more time for the whole eating process - grocery shopping (farmers markets!), preparing meals, and savoring the food!
Now I feel more inspired about and engaged in my health than ever before! It's becoming more and more clear to me how absolutely essential it is for us to inquire into what we're putting into our bodies...we can CHOOSE greater health, and when we have a supportive community (thanks to the IPE facebook community! and all of my friends), a compassionate approach, constant education, it makes it easy and fun to make positive changes.
...Good news - with all these benefits, I just ran my first triathlon and placed in the top 5%! [ RookieTri '15 ]
Thank you so much for everything Marc David, Emily Rosen, and all of IPE!
All the best,
Here's a short business bio:
I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and shortly after got a job in online media software sales. I Iearned as much as I could for 15 months, then quit. Looking for change from a fast-paced corporate environment, I left to delve into my passions for fitness, poetry, and relationship. I then joined Go Local Austin in sales to help local businesses with their loyalty and marketing programs. During this time, I began using and sharing therapeutic grade essential oils (from Young Living). They have truly raised the quality of my life and now I am a leader in Young Living as an independent distributor. I took a Kundalini Yoga Teacher training and began teaching at Black Swan Yoga, a donation-based yoga studio. I published Why We Keep Breathing: A book of 43 Poems in 2011 and then joined an annual spirituality development group in 2012 that still meets biweekly. With this deepening foundation, I joined the Institute for the Psychology of Eating's Coaching Certification Program and graduated as a coach in May of 2015, overlapping with the beginning of my graduate studies in Counseling Psychology at St. Edward's University. I am now a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern as of October of 2017 and look forward to serving you in any way that I can.
* MASTERS IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY FROM ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY BY 2017 (2015 - 2017)
* CERTIFIED COACH, INSTITUTE FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EATING WITH MARC DAVID (2015)
* SPIRITUALITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP WITH JOHN HOWARD (2012 - NOW)
* 250-HOUR KUNDALINI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING AND TEACHER AT BLACK SWAN YOGA (2011)
* LOCAL BUSINESS CONSULTANT WITH GO LOCAL (2010 - 2016)
* ESSENTIAL OILS EDUCATOR WITH YOUNG LIVING (2010 - NOW)
* SELF EXPRESSION AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM GRADUATE (2009 - 2010)
* B.A. IN PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (2004 - 2008)
"How can the heart in love ever stop opening?"