Thanks for your interest in my emotional eating coaching programs. Here is a bit of information about my programs and the coaching process:
My emotional eating coaching programs skip the diet and willpower lectures and get directly to what you really need to take control of your overeating, start using the tools and strategies you need to be successful, and overcome barriers and obstacles that have blocked your success in the past.
These obstacles vary, but often include: a busy life with limited time to plan; not knowing what else you could do instead of overeating; feeling uncontrollable hunger or feeling uncontrollable cravings; feeling tired, stressed, or overwhelmed and turning to food to help you manage; and feeling like you’ve tried and failed so many times to manage your eating differently.
The TRUTH is, you are smart and capable and with the right support and the correct tools, simple straightforward (smart) steps can change everything.
Making peace with food DOESN’T mean you find a diet you can “stick with.” It doesn’t mean you find a way to have more willpower. I show my clients how to develop strategies that help food lose its power over you. Together, we clean up aspects of your life that may be driving you to overeat and which may be causing an increase in cravings and throwing your metabolism out of whack. We build on your existing strengths and talents to design a plan for life success.
I want to emphasize–it’s NOT about more self control, deprivation and willpower. We’ll work together so that you discover how to really feed your cravings in ways that often have nothing to do with food. When you learn these skills, your whole life gets better.
My process is a step-by-step approach that leverages the smarts you bring to the rest of your life. The goal is not simple weight loss or control over emotional eating, it is achieving a lasting peace with food.
My clients choose to work with me because I’m open, warm, and use my expertise to give them clear answers and insights. I’m very good at seeing their potential and helping them achieve it. My methods have helped my clients transform, not just their eating, but their lives, their relationships, and their work. You can read more about this below.
While I have limited availability to work with clients privately, I offer both 3 and 6 month opportunities as space is available. These coaching programs are specifically focused on helping you move beyond emotional eating and overeating and stepping out of stress and overwhelm. Your coaching program will be designed to fit your needs and goals. As a part of this process, I’ll ask you to complete a short application and we will schedule a time to meet by phone, talk about working together, and the best path forward for you.
I coach clients all over the world via phone and Skype. If you are ready to make real, deep progress, want support in making big changes, and want to break free from your old vicious cycles with food and weight, individual coaching is going to be the most direct route to making substantial progress. The reason for this is that the work we’ll do is tailored to your specific needs and situation and is completely customized in the approach and strategies we design. If you are interested in private coaching and would like to set up a complementary consultation, click here to fill out a short application.
“I just want to say, that you´re amazing! All the women that I work with and my girlfriends seriously need to know about your work, because it really stands out from the fitness world and most women magazines way of dealing with the food/weight issue. I myself work within the fitness industry and in this world, the things you put words to just seems to be such a taboo and embarrassing subject that nobody brings it up . . . Your way of making emotional eating “normal” and down to earth is so relieving to me – both on a personal but certainly also on a professional level! Thank you!” Noël Winkelmann, Denmark
“I was stuck. Stuck in a rut…stuck in life…stuck being unhappy about my choices. Food was the way I coped sometimes. . . Your class really helped me realize that when I get bored, I eat. Then, I feel guilty and horrible about myself for eating that cookie and eat again to make myself feel better. . . Your class taught me to recognize the problem at hand that makes me want to eat, and then gave me the tools to handle it. I can’t think of a better course than that!!” Ronda Stephens-Auclair
“Right now the food issue feels very much like a non-issue. I’m not turning to food when I get stressed. . . I started a new program to control the beginnings of diabetes. Oh what a difference after our work together! I’m able to follow the plan with no problems and no desire for any of my old comfort foods (which are terrible for blood sugar)! I have none of the obsessive and terrified thinking that if I don’t do this perfectly and get my situation under control I’ll get sick. I feel so incredibly relaxed, knowing that I can do what I can do and that I can release the results. There is no sense of angst or fear or compulsion. This NEVER would have happened before working with you one-on-one and taking your programs. I’m so glad I followed my intuition and did them. I can’t thank you enough.” Mary M., Bellvue, Colorado
“This program has been life changing. So many programs only scratch the surface–and I’ve tried lots of them. When I think of the thousands of dollars I’ve spent in gyms and programs–I could have bought a car–and here comes this program that makes it so simple, that lays it right out. Melissa McCreery has topped an industry that has made millions for the many weight loss gurus who think they have the answer, but who has not yielded the results… She’s on to something big! Hats off to her!”Juliet, Naperville, Illinois
“This journey towards weight loss, which is what it was originally, has changed so much for me. Now I see it as a journey towards being full of life and love. The side benefit of that is that food is no longer such a coping mechanism for me. Feeling full of other things means I can let go of having to always have food. I don’t feel deprived at all. My eating is very different already. I haven’t had cravings and I am allowing myself to eat anything I feel like eating. I ate pasta three times this week!! I just didn’t need to eat lots of it. My relationship with my partner has an intimacy that I have never experienced before. I can tell that I am a better mother than I have ever ever been. I seem to have new patience and more love than I had before. . . And yes, I have lost 5 pounds this week, without trying. While eating pasta! I even ate fried chicken this week!!! ! ate as much as I wanted, and then stopped, and I felt completely in control.” M., Private Coaching Client
“Today I finish six months of individual coaching with Melissa McCreery. It has been an amazing experience. I sought Melissa’s help in understanding my emotional eating habits. From day one Melissa met me where I was without judgment. Her holistic approach helped me to make connections that I had never considered. She has been my advocate and an anchor during this six month discovery process. Melissa is compassionate and action oriented. She helped me become compassionate toward myself.
She helped me replace my judgmental, perfectionist tendencies with a framework of curiosity. “Just play around with it “she would say. She encouraged me to develop a plan that works for me instead of me working a plan. Wow! What a difference that has made. I now have new tools in my toolbox and a new way of looking at myself and my life. I am coming home to myself. I am awakening to strengths I never knew were there. I am in the driver’s seat. And boy does it feel good!” Private Coaching Client Rebecca C., Virginia
“Working with Melissa is giving me a NEW LIFE! I was stuck and for someone who is used to being very successful despite huge challenges–that was very scary. Coaching with Melissa has enabled me to get unstuck. I need a coach with the psychological expertise and solid experience to help me deal with the many issues holding me back. As a result of Melissa’s teleseminars, materials and especially coaching with Melissa, I don’t live in a state of numbness any longer. I actually feel joy (When I started with Melissa I told her I couldn’t even remember what joy felt like). I have a home that nourishes me. I am starting my own business. I’m developing healthy relationships. I’m emotionally, as well as physically, available for my children. I’m losing weight and saw very significant improvements in my cholesterol and blood sugar levels in only three months! Melissa is helping me get my “life” back! I have never before worked with someone who is so perfectly attuned to busy women and women who have been very successful in their lives. Quite frankly, Melissa knows precisely what makes us tick! It is so refreshing to have her be so “spot on” in her coaching. Therein lies some of the magic as to why coaching with Melissa can be so productive. This was absolutely the best gift I have ever given to myself.” Grace T., Private Coaching Client
“It’s not a coincidence that since working with Melissa I’ve upgraded my wardrobe, maintained my fitness routine without struggle, gotten a huge promotion, not been on a diet of any sort, been doing more creative projects that feed me, cleaned out my office, let go of some draining commitments. I’m more prepared for the holidays than I’ve ever been, I’m deepening some friendships and making new ones while letting go of others that are subtly destructive. I’m putting a few extra minutes into my appearance each day, am keeping the house really nice, am consistently writing. . . . . I’m so grateful to have someone (else) so fully on my side., seeing my best and reminding me of it, helping me be compassionate with myself, cheering me on, challenging me to be myself, helping me explore some parts of myself like the mindless eating that embarrass me, seeing all of this as connected to me and who I am in this world.” Vicki, Private Coaching Client