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Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching

Holistic alignment of body, mind and soul

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My name is Sarah Thom. I see you and I understand the struggle that has brought

you to my website. Please know there is hope and full recovery is possible.  

You don't have to do this journey alone.

About me: Before embarking on my calling as a Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, I worked as a critical care Nurse for over 20 years. During this period I became acutely aware that our modern healthcare system failed to address all parts of self; body, mind, soul. Allopathic medicine treats illness and disease; however, there are limits to this approach.  Wester medicine emphasizes care of the physical body yet often neglects underlying mental health issues, trauma, and fails to provide each person with tools that lead to self empowerment and self authenticity.  With this awareness I began exploring other healing modalities that included mindfulness practice, sound healing, meditation, assertive communication and self empowerment training.

I understand from my own personal struggles the pain, devastation, trauma, shame and isolation that eating disorders cause.  Although many said I would not recover, I know from first hand experience that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible.  After battling my own eating disorder for decades, I was told by health professionals I would not survive.  When I reflect, I remember not wanting to survive ; however, a major shift happened when I entered Ai Pono Residential.  When receiving treatment, I began to feel different, physically, mentally and somehow began reconnecting with parts of my authentic self.  I went from waking up each day with the feeling of dread and exhaustion, to living a life that I didn't think was possible.  Now, 10 years later, I have the honor to work at Ai Pono as an RN and Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach.

On the other side of recovery I met my soulmate and gave birth to our miracle son.  I was inspired to launch my other soul company; Maui Sound Healing.


My history of disordered eating, healthcare profession and passion for holistic wellness provides me with a unique, broad and effective skillset that deeply understands the inner condition and turmoil of eating disorders. I received direct training from world-renowned eating disorder specialist Carole Costin and hold a certification from The Carolyn Costin Institute,   I believe my soul purpose is to assist others on their journey towards wellness and rediscover their true authentic self. 

I'm blessed to live on the beautiful island of Maui Hawaii. In my spare time you can find me surfing, drumming, offering sound healing therapy sessions and hiking.

Education & Experience:


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Coaches work in conjunction with the client’s treatment team, coaches help “in the moment” during real time day to day struggles. A coach can assist with the daily, practical, hands-on aspects of recovery such as, ongoing text support, eating meals together, grocery and clothes shopping, and cooking, all of which coaches can do in person or virtually. Coaches might even accompany clients to social functions to help them get through the event without resorting to eating disorder behaviors. In essence, coaches can provide support that licensed treatment professionals cannot or don’t want to provide due to time constraints or ethics.

- Carolyn Costin

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What does it mean to be recovered?:

“The person can accept his or her natural body size and shape and no longer has a self-destructive or unnatural relationship with food or exercise. When you are recovered, you do not use eating disorder behaviors to deal with, distract from, or cope with other problems. When recovered, you will not compromise your health or betray your soul to look a certain way, wear a certain size or reach a certain number on the scale.” – Carolyn Costin

One-on-one Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching

*Available via phone, in-person, or virtually through zoom.

*In between session support offered as needed, at no additional cost.

Meal & Shopping

This can be combined with Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching or can be book as a one time experience.

Parent Support & Resource Guidance

*Available via phone, in-person, or virtually through zoom.

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What is the meaning of Mana?

In the native Hawaiian culture, the sacred term mana is known as spiritual energy of power and strength.


We all have this power and strength within, but often eating disorders can lead us away from our authentic self and we loose our personal power.  My goal as a coach is to uncover and work through obstacles to reignite the mana from within, so you can live a fully empowered life in which you are thriving not surviving.

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Sarah Thom

Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach

Registered Nurse 

Makawao, Maui HI, 96768



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"Sarah has made a huge difference in my eating disorder recovery. I could not get through this rough journey without her experienced advice, perceptive observations, non-judgmental questions, and extensive knowledge on the psychology and day to day difficulties of recovering from an eating disorder. Having her as my coach strengthens my belief that full recovery is possible and that support is always there for those who ask."--MR (Client)
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