“This workshop was a nice surprise! I thought it was going to be about literal nutrition, not spiritual nutrition. Loved that!”
About Cheryl Berkowitz, CHHC, HC
Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Health Coach
Our Philosophy and Passion for Working with You
Cheryl sees clients in private practice, teaches, gives presentations, and consults with organizations. She works with women to address health concerns and improve the quality of their lifestyle. Cheryl guides and supports her clients to shift their eating patterns, make their best food choices, understand the role stress plays in their lives, and look at the other sources of nourishment (or lack of nourishment) in their lives: work, play, physical activity, creativity and spirituality.
One diet does not fit all, which is why having a personal nutrition counselor is so beneficial. Cheryl is trained to sort through the vast array of dietary information, the “scientific evidence,” and “expert advice” about how to eat for proper weight and good health. She helps you determine what nutritional lifestyle is truly best for you.
Many factors determine what might work for an individual at any given time. Food is more than a list of nutrient constituents. Food is energy. Food is our vital connection to Mother Earth. Food brings us together. It’s how we celebrate. It’s culture. It’s comfort. It’s pleasure. There are so many ways we can enhance and enjoy our relationship to food and eating as well as with ourselves, the eater.
Cheryl’s approach is holistic and incorporates a mindfulness-based approach. She will not hand you USDA Food Pyramid based menus and wish you good luck. Instead, she starts where you are and takes you where you want to go, easily and simply, in the context of your busy real life, focusing on gentle but effective dietary and lifestyle adjustments that create deeper balance.
Cheryl loves what she does and looks forward to working with you!
Cheryl Berkowitz, CHHC, HC
is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Health Coach offering nutritional and lifestyle counseling to women of all ages. Cheryl provides nutritional healing support with a mindfulness-based approach, helping clients to improve and sustain good eating habits, shift underlying imbalances, reduce stress and overcome health issues to achieve vibrant health.
Cheryl supports women with Natural Bone Health, to prevent and reverse osteopenia and osteoporosis, and she leads seasonal cleanse and weight loss programs.
She teaches in the Rest and Rejuvenation program at the Omega Institute and offers private health and wellness consultations at Omega's Wellness Center. Cheryl also teaches local workshops and national teleclasses, serving women in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts and across the nation, in-person, by phone and Skype.
Cheryl completed the Professional Training Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied all the major dietary theories, eastern and western nutrition, modern health issues, personal growth and development, and health counseling. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition based in New York City is a cutting-edge leader in holistic nutrition education, featuring world-class faculty.
Cheryl has studied nutrition with diverse natural health luminaries including Andrew Weil, M.D., Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D, Paul Pitchford, Marc David, M.A., and John Douillard, D.C., PhD.
She is a board certified member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners; certified in Spiritual Lifestyle Training by the Kripalu Center; and certified as a Polarity Therapist from The Polarity Institute in Watertown, MA. Cheryl has a B.A. in English from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Cheryl has been in private practice as a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Health Coach since 2006. Earlier in her career, Cheryl developed and managed holistic education programs for a 400-person staff at the Omega Institute, the nation's premier retreat center offering workshops on lifelong learning, inspired holistic living, and creating community to over 14,000 people annually. She has worked in program and project development and management in nonprofit organizations making a difference in the world over the past 25 years.