Hey There! I'm Luz...

Luz Chacon, MPH

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Languages other than English: Spanish

Email: Luz@anamwellness.com

Owner: Salud y Alegria Wellness

Website: https://saludyalegriawellness.com/

I am a Wellness Coach and EFT/Tapping Practitioner passionate about helping people who struggle with stress, cravings, and emotional eating to heal their relationship with food and with themselves. After becoming a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013, I recognized that most of the people I was coaching struggled to stick to healthy eating because they had an ingrained pattern of soothing their stress and/or escaping from their emotions with food. 

My Focus Areas

  • healthy eating 

  • weight management

  • chronic disease prevention

  • fitness

  • sleep

  • stress management

  • burnout, and compassion fatigue

  • workplace wellness

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Ideal Client

  • Someone who feels stuck and wants to get out of their comfort zone.

  • Someone who has struggled with self-care and is now ready to prioritize themselves.

  • Someone who values personal growth and wants support with their emotional healing.

  • Someone who is ready to release limiting beliefs, emotional blocks, and old patterns that are getting in the way of the life they want.

 

Goal/Approach

I integrate EFT/Tapping into my practice as a way to address root causes, such as stress, anxiety, trauma, and unhealed emotional wounds. As a holistic, mind-body practitioner, I recognize the importance of helping clients with both physical and emotional symptoms. I also take a trauma-informed approach, recognizing that trauma is stored in the body and can be released. Traumatic early life experiences can result in emotional blocks, limiting beliefs, unhealthy habits, and stuck patterns that originally developed for valid reasons, but no longer serve us. I approach this with empathy and compassion, meeting clients where they are while supporting them to get to where they want to be. 

Qualifications

My academic background includes a Master’s degree in Public Health, Certification as a Health Coach, Certification in EFT Levels 1&2, Certification in Tapping Out of Trauma, and Certification as a Lactation Educator. Having worked for 30 years in the maternal and child health field, I also have expertise in attachment theory and developmental trauma, which informs my current practice in helping clients with healing childhood wounds. I used to support moms with nurturing and nourishing their babies, and now I support women to nurture and nourish themselves. 

Education

  • MPH, Master's in Public Health), California State University, Northridge

  • B.S., Health Science, Community Health Education, California State University, Northridge

 

Memberships

  • EFT/Tapping Mentorship Program

  • Biology of Trauma Providers Network

  • CSUN MPH Alumni Association

Trainings and Certifications

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Certification Level I & II, Center for EFT Studies

  • Tapping Out of Trauma Certification, EFT/Tapping Training Institute

  • Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Completion of Level 1 Functional Medicine Training, School of Applied Functional Medicine

  • All Parts of Me, Trauma Healing Accelerated

  • Healing Trauma through the Chakras, Academy of Integrative Medicine

  • Motivational Interviewing, AIM for Change

 

Personal Information

 I am bicultural and bilingual (in Spanish) and understand how culture, community, and family play an important role in health and healing.