Imagine being able to enjoy your meals free from shame and overthinking.
If you had asked me to imagine this ten years ago, I would have told you that’s impossible. I would have told you I would never have a “normal” relationship with food.
Today, I know in my bones that having freedom from food suffering and actually savoring and enjoying a meal is not only possible, but it’s also your sacred birthright.
In my work, I see that at their core, people are capable, strong, and resilient. I see that buried deep under all the years of food suffering, there is an unbreakable gem waiting to be unearthed. This gem is your innate ability to attune to yourself, heal from the impacts of the past and take care of yourself in the present.
When your relationship with food is filled with daily and unrelenting pain, it can make you doubt yourself and whether your body can be trusted. You may think that the emotional eating, bingeing, and restricting are “the issue,” and if you can only stop them, you will have a right relationship with food and finally love and accept your body. The truth is that beneath each one of these behaviors there are underlying trauma imprints that need your attention and ask for healing and resolution. The healing will never come from dealing with the food itself and you already know that.
I believe your body is not broken or the source of your problems. On the contrary, your body is the path to the true freedom you seek.
How I work with emotional eating…
My book, online workshops, and the 6-month transformation group programs all acknowledge that your relationship with food tells an important story about your earliest life and the ways you learned to cope with overwhelming events and unmet needs. My approach honors that your nervous system is doing its best — always responding to your developmental history and present challenges.
When you can finally understand what your behaviors are communicating and how to support yourself to start responding in new ways with more capacity and proper care, you can finally have peace with the choices your body had to make and have access to new options and ways of being.
“Galina’s program is truly one of a kind, in its intention, content, context, potency, integrity and relatability. It is fully practical; it will change all areas of your life in the direction of truth and peace. I stand here more in my body than ever before and loving it. Galina is a true master, mystic and a wizard of embodies neuro-regulation. She holds space with so much love, grace and gnosis that you will not find elsewhere. Give yourself the gift of working with Galina and her team. It is an experience that reshapes your inner world so your outer world becomes a reflection of the true you.”
Aleksandra FilipovicMD, PhD, London, UK
A little more about me
I live, work and play in Longmont, Colorado, surrounded and held by the beauty of the Rockies.
I was born and raised in the Rose Valley of Bulgaria and immigrated to the US in my early 30s. I greet each day with gratitude for another chance to become more of myself, as a human being, a partner, a friend, an educator…
I founded Pure Belonging in 2019, after several years of teaching this work in retreat format, with the dream to get the peace with self peace with food message to more people who needed freedom from the trauma adaptations that lead to food suffering.
It has taken the incredible support of many mentors and teachers, and the generous trust of countless brave students, so that I can stand here today and offer you a steady hand on the path to peace with food.
Wherever you are in your food journey – I can meet you there.
There are three ways to begin learning with me. For most students, it makes sense to start with reading my book, but if you are ready to dive deeper, then you are welcome to join a workshop or come on a Clarity Call and see if a group is right for you!
I’ve been fortunate to train in multiple modalities that support the body and the nervous system.
Here are a few of them.
Neuroaffective Relational Model Practitioner
NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is a model for working with attachment, relational, and developmental trauma. It focuses on the early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior, and relationships.
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a naturalistic form of healing that helps you learn how to contact, contain and free up physiological activation from your body. SE supports people in moving through the imprints of shock trauma. Examples of these events include birth trauma, medical trauma, car accidents, war, natural disasters.
Somatic Practice Practitioner
Somatic Practice was developed by Kathy Kain and introduces various forms of touch support to the body, blending the psycho-emotional with the physical. The work is not mechanical, but relational, and the practitioner can offer touch both in person and energetically from a distance to support all aspects of nervous system development, and especially to foster co-regulation and self-regulation.
Trauma-Informed Certified Coach
Having a great coach means we can look forward, forge new paths and stay connected to the most genuine and capable parts of ourselves. I am happy to be a part of a family of coaches trained by Moving the Human Spirit, who understand that we have everything it takes to change, grow and heal already inside of us.
Restorative Exercise Specialist
Restorative Exercise increases the capacity to move in a way that supports all systems and organs to heal from the effects of injury, stress, and the modern environment. It rests on a biomechanical and developmental approach and introduces gentle exercises to improve well-being and restore whole-body function.
Change your state, change your story
You can meet the world (and a meal) with a settled and capable body! Let me show you how.
Disclaimer: the content taught here is not meant to be a replacement for professional support from a licensed mental health professional. Galina Denzel is not a psychotherapist or counselor, nor should any information shared here be construed as therapy. If you are actively in treatment for a condition involving food-related behaviors, or addiction, please consult with your treatment team about whether working with the content offered on this website is suitable.