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The Powerhouses Behind Mind over Eating

Some may call them change makers, others may call them life changers. Either term would accurately describe the powerhouses behind Mind over Eating, Prudence Ticknor and Rachel Handley. They have partnered to develop a program dedicated to supporting long term weight loss, Mind over Eating.

At the heart of bariatric surgery is the primary catalyst to healthy living, Mind Over Eating. It is a program that goes beyond the surface to help you achieve long-term weight loss success. Together, Prudence and Rachel will take you through a process to help you step back and gain a fresh perspective, make transformative changes…ultimately counteracting a history of ineffective lifestyle patterns.

Prudence Ticknor, Co-founder & CEO

Prudence Ticknor is a registered dietician, neuro-linguistic practitioner and health and wellness coach. She has more than ten years experience in developing local, countywide and national nutritional and wellness programs for schools, institutions, corporations and medical practices. As Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Mind Over Eating program and Lifestyle 2 Wellness LLC, Prudence utilizes her skills and extensive bariatric background to help individuals get to the heart of their problems relating to foods and overeating. Having mastered the art of mindful eating, Ticknor’s keen insight into understanding her clients’ mindset and everyday challenges emanates from her personal experience and struggles with obesity as a child.

Prudence is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), Center for Mindful Eating, American college of Lifestyle Medicine and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Passionate about cooking and spirituality, she is also an avid runner, cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. She also enjoys reading and maintains a daily meditation practice. Prudence resides in California with her daughter Felise.

For more information or to connect with Prudence Ticknor, visit her LinkedIn Profile by clicking here.

Rachel Handley, Co-founder

Rachel Handley’s wide-ranging professional training and experience lie in psychotherapy, social work, bariatric counseling, crisis counseling, as well as drug and alcohol counseling. From hospitals to public sector to major firms and medical clinics, Rachel has helped numerous overweight individuals finally get off the roller coaster of frustration and failure.

As Co-Creator of the Mind Over Eating program, Rachel is instrumental in providing behavioral assessments and counseling via a strategic approach that combines the concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Transactional Analyses Therapy, Group therapy, Stress Management techniques, Relapse Prevention techniques, and guided imagery and mediation techniques to assist each member with long-term behavioral change.

Rachel is a member of the National Association for Social Workers (NASW) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). She is passionate about her spirituality as well as her volunteer work with homeless and abused children of Brazil. Along with her three children, she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling all over the world, reading and especially her daily devotional and meditational practices.