About Laura

Hello!  I’m Laura Lively.

I’m an Internal Family Systems (IFS) practitioner and Life Coach. You might be wondering what Internal Family Systems is (if you haven’t heard of it before). It’s a type of Parts Work that helps you get to know those nagging inner voices in your head so you can turn them into allies (instead of recoiling or trying to get them to shut up).

In November 2016 I was fat-shamed on a plane. My seatbelt extender barely fit and I wanted to curl up and disappear. I’d finally tipped the scale at a number I’d never seen before and never wanted to see again. It was awful, and if you’ve ever been fat-shamed, you know firsthand how bad it can be…

Not long after that incident, I joined a food program that changed my life. And that’s where I first met Parts Work. That introduction shifted my whole world.

By November 2018, I got to my right-sized body and have been maintaining that weight ever since.

What made this time different than any other attempt in my life to lose weight?

Parts Work.

In fact, it made such a powerful difference I decided to train to become an Internal Family Systems Practitioner. Internal Family Systems is an evidence-based healing model in Parts Work. I’ve facilitated over 300 IFS Sessions with clients and seen amazing changes in mine and my clients’ behavior as it relates to food, and other parts of their lives. If you want to learn how to befriend those inner critics in your head and find peace with your food, your body, and your life, I can help.

Parts Work changes lives, and I believe the world would be a better place if everyone knew how to acknowledge and embrace their parts.

I invite you to schedule a 50-minute complimentary Peaceful Eating Breakthrough Session with me to see if we’d work well together.