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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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 need 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.
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.
Working with Shelley has been an amazing experience and I am glad I made the decision to join the group. The best thing about working with Shelley is, that she is as authentic as it gets. She is not the kind of coach who is going to tell you what you want to hear, she is the loving coach who will love, challenge and encourage you to “show up” and not “play small”. Because she has been exactly were we all new coaches have been, she knows exactly what works, what does not, and also the self-limiting that we all new coaches struggle with. Her advice,the CBC work, the her coaching, her candor is truly priceless!
As a result of working with Shelley and the CBC model, I have been able to stand stronger as a coach, prepare many of my marketing materials knowing exactly what works, and get my first high paying batch of senior executive clients! I am excited about the changes after working with Shelley as I am able to close sales with clients with ease, am selling my program to ideal clients, which I never imagined possible, and I now know I have everything I need to be huge success in the industry! If anyone is considering joining her group program, do it! You will not regret it. You will be working with the best coach. One who understands what you are going through and who wants to support you on this journey. Her material is amazing! Her messages and loving support will nurture and challenge you during this wonderful process. Thank you Shelley. You have made a difference in my life."
Angela Gallardo Grosvenor
Working with Shelley and the CBC model has been life changing. I remember being hesitant to signing on because I felt I have tried other mentors/masterminds and didn’t see a Return In Investment. Shelley spoke to me about the knowledge and the ability to clear my blockages as part of the RIO and that only then will my business fall into place.
Each module challenged me to look at myself and my own thoughts and how I was getting in the way of my business flourishing. My wealth consciousness was extremely distorted and that module alone has helped me with having more confidence to make offers to potential clients and not feel guilty for charging for my services. I was so afraid of mentioning the investment at the end of a clarity call that there would be times I didn’t. It wasn’t until I worked on my Wealth Consciousness with Shelley’s help that I was able to see how my beliefs were holding me back in this area and thus holding me back from receiving money in my business.
I now have more confidence in my ability to coach clients an in my ability to set up a sustainable business. Over the six month mastermind I had 2 new people sign up to go through my 1-1 twelve week program. Instead of charging what I had before of $750 for the program I had the confidence to charge what I felt it is worth of $1,200!
I recommend working with Shelley to any entrepreneur, no matter what area you coach in, as it truly challenges you to get out of your own way and take immediate action."
Working with Shelley and her Cognitive Coaching Model has been an absolutely incredible experience. With her guidance, I felt supported in an enormous way. From the knowledge I gained I I have everything I need to continue to build a successful business and future!
During the course of this program I have cleared several mindset blocks that were keeping me stuck and I've become more certain about what I want in my life and for my business. I now know exactly who my ideal client is, and I have created my very own signature program to help serve my clients on a deeper level. Not to mention that I was able to apply what I learned to get high paying clients and make money even while still in the program!
This experience couldn’t have come at a more perfect time and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Thank you, Shelley for providing this opportunity and believing in me. There is no doubt in my mind that others would greatly benefit from this experience as well."
Shelley mentored me through the most challenging time in my life. Her loving and light energy was indispensible to me. Shelley is light and full of humour, with a deep spiritual discipline that influences all that she does. She is a loving and empowering woman.
Nadia C., Vancouver
When I met Shelley I was instantly drawn to her openness, her coaching model, intuitive wisdom and ability to share from the heart.
I have had the honor of working with and knowing Shelley for years and I can honestly attribute much of my healing to her and her unique way of reaching people. She shares from a place of experience and never judgement. This in itself allowed me the courage to really open up and dig deep into the core of my struggles. She holds the space for you and she does it with an abundance of love. I can not say enough about her. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude for the continual support and influence she offers.