12 Week Program Testimonials
“After digging into Julie Simon’s book, The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual, it became clear to me how valuable her ideas and techniques were. It inspired me to look up more info on her website, where I found that she actually had a 12 week live as well as teleseminar program that would delve into depth into the concepts, exercises and techniques discussed in the book. I just finished the teleseminar course and found it most helpful. It gave me many insights into my destructive overeating behavior. Now I know there is hope for all of us who are locked in the grips of endless, destructive eating behaviors that do not serve us. They only keep us overweight with inflammation, feeling demoralized and full of shame. Julie offers a solution to this and through guidance, lectures and group discussions, participants discover that there is another (healthy) way to deal with interfering emotions, which so often drive us to overeating. The teleseminar actively engages and encourages the participants to do the exercises, every week, which helps retrain your brain to learn and use successful coping mechanisms for handling emotions and life’s stresses. This program is not about a temporary diet solution, but rather, offers much more; it gives you a way of dealing with your food cravings, destructive overeating and unhealthy food habits as well as provides you with lasting lifestyle changes which will serve you in all aspects of your life.”
D.H. Special education teacher / Learning Specialist
“It was an amazing experience to be a part of the 12 Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program. It has been 4 months since I finished working with Julie and she has taught me invaluable strategies for dealing with my need to cope with emotional experiences with food. I have been on many diets, seen many therapists, and have felt the impact of failed attempts at losing weight. Never before attending Julie’s sessions did I feel that the person that I was talking to understood me, cared about me, and accepted me. I finally felt like I was getting at the root of what had been plaguing me for 40 years. I definitely was not allowing myself to experience and accept my own emotions without judgment and really had no idea how to connect with myself on any level. Julie helped me to accept myself, my emotions, and know what to do when I’m starting to use food as a coping strategy. My program binder is on my desk at all times and I review it regularly. Julie is a phenomenal therapist and coach and has such a gentle and kind manner. I would highly recommend Julie’s course and feel so grateful for my opportunity to have been in Julie’s session!”
Stasia Starr, Public Health Nurse
“I am very thankful for Julie Simon’s published book “The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual” and her 12 Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program.
Over the last few years I have come to grips with my poor health, improper diet, and dismal hope of recovering from compulsive overeating. In the past I attended support groups that provided me comfort because I learned I wasn’t the only one struggling with this affliction; however, there was something missing from them-true recovery. Although the support groups provided books that thoroughly explained how compulsive overeating could be managed, the people in attendance were just as weak as myself and so I still felt like a victim with no way out. These wonderful individuals had attended these support groups for decades but were still trapped in the vicious cycle of binge eating and low self-esteem.
I prayed to God to help free me from the burden of living a life so sad and lonely. God answered my call and brought me Julie Simon.
I attended Julie’s 12 week program and read her book. It was the glimpse of hope I was longing for.
Julie is a living breathing testament to a life after compulsive overeating. Her book helped me discover that being overweight isn’t the problem but is the symptom of a greater issue. As we progressed further through the readings the book opened parts of me that remained untouched since childhood. I was able to finally tap into emotions and deal with life in a way I never could before. Julie’s book gave me a new foundation to stand on because the old one was no longer viable.
I recommend everyone with an eating disorder to read Julie’s manual because it gives you the tools you need to rediscover yourself. Yes, you have to be open-minded to Julie’s philosophies because they may be different from what you have ever been told. I walked into her program with an open mind because relying on myself for healing was getting me nowhere. I decided to trust Julie because she is a person who inherently understood the dilemma emotional eaters face and through the methods outlined in the book saved herself from a life of health issues, depression, and everything else that comes with the pre-mature death of people like us (as an obese person I felt like the walking dead).
If you are reading this and still aren’t sure Julie’s book is worth a try let me leave you with this final thought. This book helped me take control of my life. I have better relationships with myself and others, I have seen what life is like when food is used for sustenance and is not an obsession, I have seen the new found respect of my friends and family because I have changed so much. This is what happens when you finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. When you find there is a way out you begin to understand that the freedom you desire was always inside of you. You just needed help being pointed in the right direction. By the end of Julie’s program, I dropped 20 pounds because I didn’t focus on losing weight instead I learned to cope with life.”
“Julie’s 12 Week Program was life altering! Within 12 weeks, my way of eating changed completely. Not only did I start to lose weight, I became so much clearer about the emotional road blocks that were getting in my way. She supplied me with valuable tools to begin a healing process that I can use for the rest of my life. Thank you, Julie! I’ve had many years of therapy but your insights and practical program jump-started me in a whole new, positive direction.”
Ruth Williamson, Actress
“After 35 years of struggling with emotional eating and trying every remedy and healing modality I could search out, it was a huge relief and blessing to find Julie’s program. She has done all the work of addressing the issues from every angle and putting all the pieces of the puzzle together, leading the way out to freedom in a clear and logical step-by-step manner. Having been an emotional eater herself, she truly understands the thought patterns, emotions, and struggles that we all experience, and, best of all, has assurance that there truly is a way out, and that anyone who follows her program and practices the skills she teaches can, and will, get there. The beauty of her program is that the principles can be applied to any area of our lives involving compulsive behavior, not just eating.
Every healing advice that I have ever heard says that you must begin with loving yourself — however, I have found Julie to be the only one who was ever able to give real, practical instructions on how to actually do that. Every part of her program just makes sense, resonating with truth, and striking to the core of the deepest needs within us.
I am so very grateful for Julie and the work that she does in so generously sharing her path to freedom with others. She truly has discovered the key to unlocking this prison of emotional eating, and I love the fact that it’s a true healing, and not just a white-knuckle approach that we have to “willpower” through for the rest of our lives. Her concept of the Inner Nurturer voice is truly inspired, and is the answer for which I’ve been searching for all these years.”
Mrs. D.G., Canada
“When I stumbled across Julie’s book, I was hopeful that it might be different than all the other books I’d already read on the subject of emotional eating. I am so glad that I took a chance on yet another book!
Her book was so different from all the others – addressing the mind, body and spirit together to help conquer emotional eating. When I discovered that she taught classes and seminars I was a little hesitant at first, as speaking in groups makes me feel nervous and vulnerable. But after reading her book, I felt that she really understood what I was experiencing, and I felt that I needed to dig deeper and learn more.
I can honestly say that taking Julie’s program has been the best thing I have done for myself in years! She understands and is supportive and patient. I think Julie does something really unique in that she teaches you the TOOLS you need to cope with emotional eating. She doesn’t tell you what to eat and when, but helps you figure out why you eat when you are not hungry, and how to find out what is missing in your life. She teaches you how to heal old pain and how to treat yourself with love and kindness. Like many emotional eaters, I was not taught as a child how to love and care for myself; now, at the age of 40, I am finally learning how to nurture my soul, care for my body and reframe years of self-defeating thoughts. I am so thankful that I found Julie! I highly recommend her program to anyone who struggles with emotional eating – it will change your life.”
“The twelve week emotional eating program is nothing short of life-changing. Overeating and carrying excess weight are symptoms, and if you are ready to take an honest look at the cause of these symptoms, Julie will guide you through the process of figuring out how to change patterns that can feel intractable. Julie has a combination of compassion, skill and experience that create safety and willingness to challenge assumptions and habits in a way that can bring about real change. I had several ‘Aha!’ moments during this program and cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Lisa C., Marriage and Family Therapist
“I so enjoyed the 12 week emotional eating recovery program! Having had a lifelong challenge with food and emotional eating, it was such a relief to gain the additional insights and tools needed to address what was really going on. Julie is a true expert in this field and highly skilled facilitator. If you really want to get to the root of your eating issues, the 12 week program is the way to go!”
Liz Marushin ,Marriage and Family Therapist
“Great program with practical, experiential based practices and ideas to deal with our emotional eating once and for all. Highly recommended, if you’re serious about making changes!”
R.M. Consultant, Canada
“I enjoyed the program immensely and have learned so much from it. And I’m recommending it to several people I know. In addition, I’ve been following the dietary guidelines and have made the switch over to a predominantly whole foods eating plan, and I’m enjoying my food. Thank you so much Julie for your wonderful work and your support!”
E.W., musician and teacher
“I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Julie. She is at the top of her field and deeply knowledgeable on all aspects of overeating recovery. As a result of my work in Julie’s program, I gained deep insight into myself. This experience has been beyond invaluable and I highly recommend it to anyone who is searching for answers in regards to their relationship to food.”
“My emotional troubles began as a young child and for over 30 years I suffered from depression and developed an eating disorder that eventually led me to hospitalization and treatment. When I came to the Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program, I had been almost three years into my ED/mental health recovery, but I was still finding myself eating emotionally and did not understand why. Julie Simon’s program helped me identify my emotions, process my feelings and learn to nurture my own needs. Since starting her program, I no longer sneak food nor feel the need to binge eat. The skills I learned during the Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program apply to all of my life experiences and have become an important part of my wellness routine.”
“Julie is really amazing at her ability to educate as well as provide a safe space for her clients to explore their emotional eating patterns. Having been in her group for over a year, I can attest that although it was difficult for me to grasp the concepts in the beginning, once I “got it,” the weight loss became much easier and much more natural, without my really needing to think about it. Julie’s group and her 12 week emotional eating recovery program have helped me more than any other approach or diet I have tried. Thank you, Julie, for your deep wisdom and kind, encouraging spirit.”
M.S., Licensed Clinical Social Worker
“I received an email from a friend who attended one of Julie’s seminars. Being a Nutritionist I am always interested to see a therapist’s point of view on eating issues. So I attended the seminar. I liked Julie’s therapeutic approach to understanding how food effects our sense of wellbeing, psychologically and biochemically. So I signed up for her 12 wk program and learned a lot, for myself and for my patients. Julie is a very genuine and caring person. With her knowledge of therapy she can do wonders to help others understand how to help themselves. I am grateful for what she has taught me personally and professionally. Thank you Julie.”
Sabrina Balter, M.S., Nutritionist and Fitness Counselor
“In addition to her wise and compassionate counseling, Julie provided many practical tools for overcoming my bulimia. I still use Julie’s “Blue Sheet” exercise to get in touch with my troubling feelings and shift my thoughts to ones of greater self-acceptance and self-love.”
Barbara K., M.B.A., Marketing Consultant
“I worked with Julie individually and took her 12 week program on Emotional Eating. Both were insightful and invaluable experiences. During our individual work together, Julie helped me see the link between needs that were unmet since childhood and my lifelong struggle with compulsive overeating. The 12 week program provided me with the tools I needed to label the feelings I often mistake as hunger. Julie taught me how to handle the feelings instead of soothing myself with food. I successfully lost 15 pounds and exercised regularly—something I hadn’t been able to do in years. Although I still struggle with emotional eating, I know I am better equipped to handle cravings after my work with Julie. Julie is real. She has a unique balance of professionalism and genuineness which made me feel comfortable with her instantly. I highly recommend her services to anyone who struggles with emotional eating.”
Alexis K., Human Resources Professional
“Through working with Julie, I gently and gracefully was able to address the real reasons for my overeating, which had nothing to do with hunger. She helped me get in touch with those places deep inside that in the past I was afraid or unwilling to address. This underlying anxiety, depression and pain that I wasn’t even aware of was triggering me to eat compulsively, to cover up the pain. Julie’s work is so brilliant at giving me tools to work with myself, ways to be gentle with myself, and ways to comfort myself without using food. To this day, I use Julie’s work to continue to heal my experiences with food and my body.”
Arriane Alexander, Actress/Singer
“An incredible amount of most helpful information for the money! The most inspiring and motivating part was your authenticity and sharing from your heart. I thought I knew all there was to know with years of therapy, but you really pulled everything together for me.”
C. W., M.B.A., Financial Analyst
“You offered more than I could have expected. I have done W.W., O.A. and J. Craig. But I always ended up in the same place. Now I know why. Thank you for showing me that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and hope for recovery. Your program was really great, useful and revelatory! It was an opportunity for many “firsts” in my long journey of self-discovery. Thanks for being my angel.”
J. L., Attorney and Mother
“Everything you discussed reaffirmed a lot of the issues and transitions in my life. I’m currently in OA and the message of your program fits in with OA and my own spiritual journey. This was very helpful and enlightening. This program got the fire ignited for me. Just in time– I have a huge amount of work to do. It was so great. I thank you.”
K. W., Writer/Artist
“I’ve been struggling nearly all my life with this overeating issue. I’ve tried all the diets and exercise programs. I couldn’t get a handle on my compulsive eating until I attended this Program. Oh My God, I’ve learned so much and gained so much insight and new tools. I’ve already lost over 15 lbs and it’s easier than it’s ever been. I can now truly understand how addressing the deeper issues helps to effortlessly release the weight. And I’m not so afraid anymore of addressing those issues. This Program taught me how to do that and the Follow-Up group is helping me practice my new skills. And correcting the physical imbalances I had really made it even that much easier. Thank you Julie for all that you do.”
S. H., Therapist/Nurse
“Julie, what a wonderful, enlightened, incredibly smart woman you are. Thank you so much for all that you are and all your tools and teaching are making of me. I finally can see an end to overeating and dieting.”
“Your personal understanding and experiences give me hope and keep me coming back. I appreciate your sharing so much of yourself along with your wonderful humor.”
“Thank you. Very comprehensive. Much more than I expected in terms of covering the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual components of overeating.”