MARCELLA FRIEL is a mindful eating mentor and natural foods chef who helps health-conscious women love and forgive themselves, their food, and their figure.
Marcella leads online and in-person workshops on mindful eating and works privately with clients from around the world.
Her writing can be found in Elephant Journal, Sivana East, The Tapping Solution Blog, Shambhala Times, and elsewhere. Her online courses, "Lose Emotional & Physical Weight with Tapping" and “21 Tapping Meditations for Emotional Eating and Beyond,” are top-40 bestsellers on DailyOM.
In 1994, Marcella discovered an escape clause in the rat-race contract and left corporate America to cook for cloistered meditators at Gampo Abbey Buddhist monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, under the guidance of Pema Chödrön.
Known for her playful humor, laser-like insight, and deep kindness, Marcella's ability to guide women through their odyssey of healing comes from more than 3 decades of Buddhist meditation practice, 20-plus years of 12-Step recovery, and nearly 10 years as a client and practitioner of Tapping (also called EFT), one of the most outstanding transformational tools ever created.
Marcella is certified in EFT through Tapping the Matrix Academy in Santa Rosa, California.
“I am forever grateful to Marcella, a jewel of a healer”
–Judi W., New York City
What Is Tapping?
The main tool I use in my work is Tapping (aka "Emotional Freedom Techniques" or "EFT").
Tapping is a gentle, powerful self-help tool that reduces the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger stress.
Tapping combines coaching techniques with acupressure in the form of fingertip tapping on acupuncture points. The tapping acts as a circuit breaker on the electromagnetic signal of the stress and diffuses its emotional trigger.
Tapping can be extremely helpful in dealing with food-related issues, such as
Binges and cravings
Food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances
Undesirable food habits
Confusion about what and how to eat