Ali V.

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.

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Kristen, Denver, CO

Shelley is an amazing, inspiring and compassionate person with such bright energy, that you can’t help but smile and be filled with joy after talking or being with her. Her passion and commitment to inner beauty, personal development and self love has made me a more radiant, self confident woman. Her wisdom and love to serve others has been invaluable. Shelley has been a wonderful influence in my life and am thankful beyond words for all that she has done for me.

Kristen, Denver, CO

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Skyelea Farr, Vancouver, BC

Thank goodness for Shelley Ugyan. She has been a critical guide and leader to me. Her timing is impeccable, presenting me with enough to keep me moving forward and not too much to make me crazy. Focusing on self development, Shelley is very good at asking reflective and slightly provocative questions in a non-judgemental way. I always feel heard and understood, thus being able to move onto the next stage of self awareness. I really appreciate how she has helped me to create the type of business I want to run with integrity and poise. I love that we can laugh together as her spirits are always bright and full of encouragement.- In gratitude.  

Skyelea Farr, Vancouver, BC

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Nicole Beardsley, Australia

Shelley is a true inspiration for those ready to transform their health and wellness. Her generous nature, warm spirit and gentle words of encouragement leave you thinking that you can conquer whatever is standing in your way! I feel so blessed to have worked with Shelley!

Nicole Beardsley, Australia

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Andrina Tisi, Vancouver

Shelley has a very supportive way of encouraging someone further. In a very short period of time working with Shelley I experienced a huge growth personally and for my business. She is always there to answer questions and will make herself fully available to support someone.”

Andrina Tisi, Vancouver

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Hannah, Tennessee

Shelley has been so amazing in helping me learn SO much. She is so sweet and totally invaluable! She has changed my life in many different ways.

Hannah, Tennessee

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Natalie Sugawara, Vancouver

Passionate, determined, and powerful are not enough words to describe Shelley Ugyan.  I have been blessed to know this lovely lady for a while now and all I can say is that she has made me a better person than anyone else could ever have… in all aspects of my life! Through the love, persistence and leadership she possesses, she’s a force to be reckoned with. Shelley’s a beam of light and emits positive energy wherever she goes. All I can say is thank you for walking into my life.

Natalie Sugawara, Vancouver

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Haley Kelly, Saskatchewan

Shelley is a wonderful warm hearted spirit who truly cares about her clients and friends.  She knows how to bring out the best qualities of people through her positive outlook on life and wellbeing.  I really believe that Shelley is meant to be a Coach for people as my experience with her has made me grow as an individual and believe that anything is possible if you want it hard enough!

Haley Kelly, Saskatchewan

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Angela Hyreniuk, Australia/Vancouver

Shelley Ugyan walks her talk every day. She’s been “there” and now shares her wisdom on how to heal. Whether its in a coaching capacity or leading workshops and retreats, she is truly gifted in her facilitation and healing techniques. She has a sparkle in her eye and is a bright light in the world of Wellness.

Angela Hyreniuk, Australia/Vancouver

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Deborah Dunn, New York

Shelley’s wisdom and compassionate counselling skills comes from a deep place of personal experience, dedicated practice and continual learning.  Having the opportunity to work with her will be a wonderful gift to yourself!

Deborah Dunn, New York

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Megan Lacourse, BC

Thank you so much for creating a program that address problematic eating from a new perspective. As a professional, and someone who has struggled with problematic eating, this hits the nail on the head! I can’t wait to share with my clients 🙂

Megan Lacourse, BC

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Christie Gibbs

As a Holistic Nutritionist and Eating Psychology Coach, Shelley’s Food Freedom program has provided me with another unique practical tool for my practice. It compliments my eating psychology studies perfectly but doesn’t overlap with what I have already learned. I highly recommend Food Freedom to nutritionists, health coaches, and Eating Psychology Coaches who work with problematic eaters. Thanks for a great tool Shelley!

Christie Gibbs, Australia

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Jane

Thank you for your leadership and encouragement as I embark on a path of Optimal Health for myself, family, and friends. Your knowledge and guidance have proved to be invaluable and is greatly appreciated!

Suzanne, Vancouver

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Jennfier

What can I say about Shelley Ugyan except that she has changed my life. She never gave up on me when I was overwhelmed and resistant. It was her belief in me and consistent building of my strengths that has allowed me to grow and blossom into the strong woman I see in the mirror, now capable of tackling any challenge sent my way.

Jennifer Perry, Philadelphia

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Kayla.

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

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Christie H 12 Week

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.

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Ali V.

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.

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Annette H 12 Week

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.

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Maya 12 week

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

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Janice Partridge 12 week

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

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