12 Week Program To Healthy Eating
Overeating Help! Emotional Eating Help!
How to Overcome Problematic Eating for Good
Congratulations! You have just taken the biggest and most important step in your journey to healing your relationship with food. The next 12 weeks will be life-changing for you and I invite you to acknowledge the willingness you have shown in giving yourself a life free of emotional eating and compulsive eating.
WHAT IS PROBLEMATIC EATING?
Problematic Eating is a term that describes any situation whereby a person is compromised due to an inability to eat in a way that does not cause stress physically, emotionally and/or mentally. Usually this involves an over-concern with weight and shape, or general concern about how one looks. A person with Problematic Eating will experience emotional, cognitive and/or interpersonal triggers that will lead them to act out in behaviours that are destructive around food. Emotional eating, eating in response to feelings rather than hunger, is one factor that may exist. Eating compulsively, in a way that feels ” out of control” may also be present, periodically consuming food past the point of being full.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
- You think “today is the day” I will start eating mindfully and in a healthy way..but you can’t get started or you sabotage before the day is done.
- You are often saying ” tomorrow it will be different” but nothing seems to change
- You turn to food to deal with emotions
- You eat unconsciously and wish you hadn’t once its over
- You have a very critical inner voice that judges you for eating or not eating the “right” food
- You have an eating disorder
- You have tried every diet out there, and nothing works permanently
- You are sick and tired of being on the roller coaster
- You must loose weight and you want to do it in a healthy way that will last
- You think and/or obsess about food a lot of the time
- You cannot seem to loose the weight you need to regardless of what ” diet” you have tried
- You are ready to look inside and change the thoughts that are affecting true recovery
- You are ready to heal…for life
- You are ready to make peace with food ( It is not the enemy)
In the 12 week course, the focus is on emotional and compulsive eating exclusively but be aware that other disorders with food may be present also. It is important that self awareness and honesty are at the forefront of each individual’s recovery.
As a Problematic Eater, it is common to feel like there is no “off “button. We struggle with the ability to use food as its true purpose rather than a tool to mask what is really going on.
Our instincts are to take care of ourselves. Eaters who eat instinctively are able to choose foods they want and they eat to live rather than live to eat. Essentially, their thinking around food is not distorted. The exciting news here is that this thinking can be adjusted and therefore complete healing is possible for anyone. In the next 12 weeks we will begin to look at what is weighing us down or eating at us… What are we really craving? Other than physical hunger, the other greatest hunger in life is not for food, money, success, slim this, safety, or even love. What we are really hungry for most is for transformation and a connection or unity with a force bigger than our conflicted being. What we are actually hungry for is a connection to our deepest self. When we stop trying to fill our empty spaces with food, we make room for the foundation for the rest of our lives.
“In order to be generous with others, you must first learn to be generous with yourself. – Bob Thurman”
This 12 week program is designed to take you through a proven method to healing emotional and compulsive overeating for good. Each week focuses on a specific elements in the healing process. There are no rules in terms of sticking to what is outlined in each week although the modules are shared in a sequence for a reason. This is a step by step journey and I have given you every step to heal.
This program is laid out sequentially because healing compulsive overeating eating does not happen overnight and is a process that must be taken with much nurturance, patience, and understanding.
You have already taken the first and most difficult step in the journey, so know that you will be guided and supported as you continue on the path
You will receive 12 Modules over the 12 weeks as well as 12 recorded calls from previous live groups who are working through each module. This way you will get a chance to listen to others struggles along the way and how they have used the program each week. I give feedback on these calls as well and then I read through the module for the following week on the calls.
After the weekly session, you to read and complete the homework for the following week. For example after listening to call #1, you will read the first module and work on that for the week. The next week you listen to the 2nd call, then read the module. All of the assignments are tools for you and you may find that some come easier, and more comfortably than others.
There is no “right” or “wrong” way to complete the program but your openness and willingness to show up 100% each week will provide a solid foundation for your long-term healing.
THE BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM
- Get “conscious” and come out of the “trance”, the ” highway hypnosis” around food!
- Learn how to identify the distorted thoughts that leave you trapped
- Develop a daily mindfulness and meditation practice that will shift your patterns with food and weight
- Learn how to LOVE who you are
- Access to a lifetime of tools resources to combat Problematic Eating and any time
- Let go of the prison of food and weight FOR LIFE
- Get off of the DIET roller coaster once and for all !
- See life and your place in it in a whole new way !
- Let go, once and for all, of the behaviors that keep you stuck
- Learn how to take care of your body nutritionally
- A 12 week manual and several handouts/worksheets to use long after the course is over
- Email support with me through the 12 weeks and 1 call 1:1 at any time though the program, with the option for more.
This is about you WAKING UP and HEALING- for life !!!
What is Included?
- A 12 week working manual you will have for life – each module is sent weekly. This is a published book and is incredibly comprehensive.
- 12 recorded calls that are live group sessions conducted in the past and correlate with each module.
- Unlimited email support.
- Unlimited Access to all calls for duration of the program.
- One private sessions with Shelley before program start-up and at any time through the program (with the option of more).
- Tools, resources and handouts to change your distorted thinking around food- for good!
- Meditation and mindfulness training (You will leave the course with a daily practice!)
12 Week Outline
- Food Diary
- Connection and Commitments
- Costs/ Benefits
Restriction and Healing
- Food Diary
- Throw Away the Scale
- Inner Perfectionist
- What’s the Payoff/ Benefit ( What’s the Reality)
- Relaxation Response
- Change Your Thinking to connect with your deepest self- and improve relationships in all areas of life
- A Spiritual Solution
- Crowding Out
- Cravings and Deficiency
- How to “Nourish” and Replenish/span>
Mindfulness and Food
- Stress Management techniques
- Yoga as a healing modality
- Breath and Connection
Stress and Recovery- Why You Do It
- Evaluate Your ” Should’s”
- Black and White Thinking
- Self or Other Blam
Triggers and Food- A Deeper Look
- What DRIVES it- What are you HUNGRY for?
- Visualization and Cognitive Process
Boundaries, Co-dependence and Food
- Are you a ” Caretaker”?
- Do you ” Self Sacrifice”?
- People Pleasing
Self Esteem and Your Thoughts
- What “story” is keeping you stuck
- Selfish versus Self Serving
- CONTROL and Disordered Eating
Guilt, Shame and Your Thoughts
- Updating old thinking files
- Guilt and Recovery
- Being okay with ” Emptiness”
- Long Term Stress Management
- MASTER the anxiety and stress that lead to disordered eating..not just COPING !
What people are saying about Shelley....
I started working with Shelly the summer of 2014 for my problematic eating. From the first time I spoke with her she “got it” she truly understood what i was struggling with! I’ve tried talking to others in the past but they did not get it like Shelly did! It was such a refreshing change. During her 12 week program she helped me a lot with teaching me about self care, meeting my needs and learning new patterns to break the food cycle. Shelly was always warm and kind, she was available to us whenever we needed her. She really fully got what we were going through and is a great instructor to help break free! Shelly has helped me heal so much already and has lead me in the right direction for further healing. I also wish Shelly all the best in her journey to helping and healing others! Thank you Shelly for caring and the great impact you’ve made on my life and the lives of others.Jenae
Shelley started coaching me in August 2014 for an eating disorder. From the start of our interactions, Shelley was calming & reassuring. She helped me commit to her Problematic Eating Program and it was the best decision I have made for myself. She coached me through my struggles and each week, provided modules to work through and taught us tools to use for our recovery. I learned about self-care and honouring my inner self to create a strong, vibrant relationship with myself. I understand the root causes of my old disorder and am able to recognize patterns and prevent relapses. Shelley was always timely, organized and patient with us and really created a little network and safety net for us to open up and start the healing process. I have learned so much from Shelley and couldn’t have made it to where I am (binge-free!!!) without her. I am so thankful for her program and for the confidence it has given me to let go of all the things that no longer serve me in my life. I wish her all the best and hope she continues saving other people’s lives by empowering them to break free of their eating disorders!!Emilie
I have found Shelley Ugyan’s 12 week Problematic Eating Course to be very helpful. I have struggled for years with this issue and finally decided there has to be another way – I mean other than the normal dieting regime. This course is helping me to see that it is not the food that is the problem but my thinking around food. This program focuses on one little change after another, it is not a ‘diet’ that you will either succeed or fail at, but a return to a normal pattern of eating and thinking. It is not easy but when has anything worthwhile come easily? I highly recommend this program for people who want to stop torturing themselves with food and the weight gain/loss roller coaster.Janice Partridge
I’m so glad I found and began working with Shelley 3 months ago – in this short time, I’ve come so far. I have struggled with latent anxiety manifested as disordered eating, binge drinking and other compulsive behaviours for the past 12 years. Shelley has guided me through open discussion, collaborative analysis and self-directed logging of thoughts and feelings, to uncover the root psychological causes of my unhealthy behaviors. We have partnered to develop new thoughts and behaviours to replace my automatic negative patterns. I am profoundly excited to continue on this path that Shelley has helped put me on, and become the positive and powerful woman I have always been underneath my destructive constructs. Finally, for the first time in my life, I feel empowered to take control of the way I think, feel and move in the world.Maya
I have worked with Shelley one on one and I can say I am officially in recovery from BED. For the first time ever (and I’ve worked with MANY counsellors/therapists) I am getting to the deeper causes of my eating disorder. I have given up the dieting, restriction, binge cycle – all with Shelley’s intuitive guidance. I am in self/care and working on the deeper thoughts that have kept me stuck for SO long. I have found Shelley to be knowledgable, needs based and as I said earlier incredibly intuitive. I cannot recommend her highly enough. I have so many tools/strategies to use as well. She is always close by if needed. If you are wanting to get out of BED and begin to experience freedom with food or you have gotten stuck and need help, then I truly encourage you to reach out to Shelley. She’s been there, she knows, she understands and she knows how to get out of it.Annette H.
Throughout the years I’ve worked with a variety of coaches, therapists and tried out different programs related to my issues with food and it wasn’t until I worked with Shelley that I was able to identify what was at the root of my habits and patterns. By identifying the triggers, I was able to see clearly what was driving my crazy behavior around eating and dieting that had kept me in a painful spiral over the years and why so many other attempts at treating had failed. Shelley has a relatable and real approach to her work and she would be my go-to for anyone struggling with any food related issues.Ali V.
“I feel like before the program I didn’t have a clear picture of what I wanted my life to look like and why I wanted recovery. By working with Shelley, I now have a good idea as to what the compulsive eating was doing for me and now have alternative actions I can do instead. It’s all about progress, not perfection and I’m ok with that now. No more black and white thinking. The 12 weeks were challenging but doable. They were also some of the best weeks of my life because I dedicated them to learning more about myself and my triggers. I felt like the group calls and modules really helped to set me up for the week ahead. I really liked the idea of being gentle with myself through the process and realizing that this is a process. Honouring where I am in the moment and not beating myself up is something I have taken away. I also really like the ‘crowding out’ tool which allows me to be social with friends without losing control. I think the program was perfect. I liked the small group and that everyone really had a chance to get to know one another.”Christy H.
I am so thankful I found the program Shelley has put together for problematic eating. It has changed my life and the way I feel and interact with not only food, but other people. Shelley, along with her 12 week program has been a fantastic guide that really encouraged me to dig deep into my own mind, body and spirit to come upon recovery of my disordered eating. For the first time in years, I can honestly say I feel excited to continue with the self-progress I have made thus far. Shelley’s approach to healing from disordered eating is absolutely inspiring, she comes to the table with so much experience and support, guiding you past your personal barriers and set backs. In the 12 weeks that I worked with Shelley, I have learned more about myself, my thoughts and how I react physically and emotionally, than I ever have in many previous years of my life. I am beyond appreciative that Shelley has created this program to support people who are suffering with any form of disordered eating. If I had not of stumbled upon this program, I can honestly say my future would be a downward spiral of self-destructive habits. The information and guidance I received from this program is priceless & I will be forever grateful.Ashley A.
Starting the Freedom Food program with Shelley was one of the best personal investments I could have ever done for myself. The program has shed so much light and insight on why problematic eating occurs for me and that truly is the key I had been missing all along. Throughout my struggle with problematic eating, particularly binge eating, in attempts to correct the issue I would always try to go back to “self-control” and “self-discipline” tactics. I would take the diet approach and try to act based on the list of “shoulds” that I had created for myself based around eating. This never had a lasting effect and always left me falling back into the trap of uncontrolled binges and feelings of guilt, shame, and disappointment. Feeling like a failure left me in a continual viscous cycle of always reverting back to food for comfort. After going through the program and learning the reasons behind problematic eating I can truly say that I have learned the tools necessary to become free from problematic eating with lasting results. These tools have helped me to dig deep into the roots of my thought process which has helped me to understand my emotions and therefore my actions. I have learned different self-care strategies and the importance of why implementing these daily is crucial to the success of me becoming free from problematic eating. Shelley not only offered amazing material but also a caring and easy-to-approach attitude. Having had her own experiences surrounding this issue in the past made her a very compassionate and empathetic mentor in the program. I truly recommend this program to anyone who deals with any issues regarding problematic eating or has had a struggle with their weight – you will not regret it.”Kayla
Frequently Asked Questions....
Will I lose weight after the program?
Because everyone has a different healing journey with food, recovery time is not universal. This program is not a quick fix, diet regime. The weight loss you achieve during and after this program will be solid- not a roller coaster of gaining and losing based on calorie counting and dieting. Many people lose weight during and immediately following the program, for others it takes longer. Every single person who completes this program experiences a complete shift in their thinking around food, weight and shape and therefore have the tools to lose weight- and keep it off for life! You relationship with food will be transformed after this program.
How do I know if this will work? Nothing else has ever worked before.
If you are like most problematic eaters, you have tried a number of diets and weight loss regimes over the years. You may have even tried programs which work to heal emotional eating and wellness counseling. What most people have not tried is to change the distorted thinking that is behind every problematic eaters behaviors with food and weight. This program goes beyond calorie counting and emotional awareness. You will be taught how to actually identify the distorted thoughts that are keeping you stuck in self destructive behaviors and patterns. You will have the tools to transform these behaviors and shift these patterns at the root. You will learn how to get CONSCIOUS with food so that you can make healthy choices now and for life!
Have people been successful in the past?
You will not complete this program without a complete transformation with your relationship with food. You will have tools to MAINTAIN conscious eating and you will learn how to identify the thoughts and behaviors that lead you to food..before you start the self destructive behavior! People leave this program feel empowered, strong, and AWAKE! In this place, they are able to make decisions with food that they were not in the past.
How will I keep it up after the program ends?
Because this program focuses on long term results, and it is a 3 month program, you have time to work with the tools and ask questions along the way. People share that they no longer feel “stuck” with food once the program is complete. While of course there are still hard days and stressful times, they have the tools to come out of the “trance with food” and get present in ways they could never before completing the program. What you put into the 12 weeks is what you will get out of the program. It is a one day at a time journey that you will continue to work on after the program is complete- and you will have all the tools to do this!
How does the online program work?
You work this program independently as soon as you register, at any time. You are sent the 12 modules via email and the calls as well. You will have my email to contact me with any questions throughout the program. You are welcome to book your 1:1 call with me and it is available until the end of the 12 weeks. Each week you listen to the call, then read through the module with me as I do review each module on the call. You then work the module for the week and the next week listen to the next call. Its a good idea to pick a time each week to do this work that is consistent. Put it into your schedule and commit! This program is non refundable.
Say YES to freedom NOW!
Its time to get off the crazy diet roller coaster
and own your life with food!
It IS possible!
Make this year about YOU,
and join us if you are ready to heal for good!
This is about you WAKING UP and HEALING- for life !!!
The 12 Week Course is: $295.00 USD for a limited time!:
- all handouts
- a comprehensive working manual
- 12 group coaching sessions (recorded live!)
- 1 private 1:1 session with me
- A daily mindfulness practice
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