Making Peace with Food Workshop

Mark your calendars: on Saturday, March 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Sharon Cohen (naturopath) and I (Dr. Julia Di Nardo) will be co-hosting a workshop entitled…

“Making Peace with Food”

The focus of this seminar is our relationship with food and how it impacts our eating habits. Our beliefs and feelings about food are often deeply rooted in childhood memories or other core experiences. It is important to address the emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives in order to truly nourish ourselves. Combining the principles of nutritional awareness, personal growth, and body awareness, Making Peace with Food provides practical methods for redefining the role food plays in our lives. Many people have conflicting feelings around food rather than nourishing ones. Most of us are no longer sure what, when or how much is appropriate to eat. This seminar addresses this challenge by encouraging us to observe how both our thoughts and food choices affect our bodies and emotions. It reveals how our attitude to food reflects our attitude to life itself. We will inquire into the spiritual hunger in all of us and if food can actually satiate this hunger. Making Peace with Food is about how to eat rather than what to eat. Students come away from the seminar with a transformed perspective on mind, body and soul nourishment.

When: Saturday, March 10, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Clinique Psy-Sante, 3943 boul. St-Jean, Suite 201
Cost: $45, which includes nutritious snacks. Feel free to bring a friend!

Schedule and outline:
1:00 to 2:00: presentation by Julia Di Nardo
2:00 to 2:30: break, light refreshments provided
2:30 to 3:30: presentation by Sharon Cohen
3:30 to 4:00: Q&A session

To register:
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By |February 7th, 2012|News, Workshop|1 Comment

New office location in NDG!

I am pleased to announce that I have officially joined the Sedona Counselling Centre located in the fun and lively Monkland village.  It’s a comfortable and serene space dedicated to helping people improve their well-being.  I’m looking forward to being a part of the team, and welcoming current and new clients to the centre!

Sedona Counselling Centre
5708 Monkland Avenue
Montreal, QC
H4A 1E6
(Corner of Harvard – above the Austrian Ski Shop)

Directions: Google Maps

By |February 1st, 2012|News|0 Comments

“Dr. Julia” is now a licenced Psychologist

I’m pleased to announce that after having completed my doctorate in clinical psychology, I am now a licenced Psychologist with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec.  This means that in addition to being a part of this professional community, I am able to write receipts as a psychologist, which many insurance plans cover.  If you’re thinking of getting help with emotional eating or overcoming your weight management issues, give me a call today!  I’d be happy to schedule a free consultation by phone to see how I can help.  Click here for ways to get in touch with me.

By |April 12th, 2011|News|0 Comments

“Virtual Tour” of my new office

Now that I’m nicely settled into my new office, located in the Clinique Psy-Sante, I’ve taken a few pictures to share with you. I truly enjoyed planning out the space, and filling it with furnishings and decor pieces that I feel create a warm, inviting, and zen-like atmosphere.

Space is very important, especially in the work that I do.  It’s important that both therapist and client feel safe and “enveloped” by the room around them, as this room is the place where pain is shared, and hope is born. Let me know in the comments what you think!

By |December 6th, 2009|News|0 Comments

The Makeover Show: Post-Show Update and Pics

A few weeks ago I participated in The Makeover Show, which was a great experience.  Besides being loads of fun, it was great to connect with so many wonderful people who are into “makeovers” – especially of the personal growth kind.  I had some fun giveaways, including fridge magnets, green apples that “matched” my table, and a raffle to win a copy of my favourite emotional eating book, “Breaking Free From Emotional Eating” by Geneen Roth. Check out the pictures below:

Me at my table, with my freebies and giveaways.  I loved the way my “Makeover” banner turned out!

Kudos to my sister (a former event planner) for helping out with the colour scheme and decoration!

Deep in conversation!

By |December 1st, 2009|News|0 Comments

I’ve been featured in the Montreal Gazette!

I was recently interviewed by Stephanie Whittaker of the Montreal Gazette on facing your fears. Check out the full article here.

By |August 30th, 2008|News|0 Comments

New website launched!

After much anticipation, I have finally launched my newly redesigned website! In addition to a sleek new look, my website now features a well-integrated blog and a continually growing list of free resources to help you end your struggle with emotional eating.  Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and get my free report, “5 Ways to Get Control of Your Emotional Eating” (look to the right of the screen, near the top). 

If you like the look and feel of this site, I highly recommend the services of Depthskins Design Studio – check out their website at http://depthskins.net/

By |March 15th, 2008|News|0 Comments

Welcome to the Heal the Hunger Blog!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my new blog! I’m a psychotherapist in Montreal (Canada) who specializes in helping people overcome emotional eating by helping them heal their emotional hunger.

On this blog, I’ll write about:

* Topics related to emotional eating and psychology/therapy in general
* Helpful resources
* Reviews of recent research
* Book reviews
* Various musings that occur to me about life and living

My hope is that you will not only learn more about emotional eating and how it can be managed, but to raise awareness about the psychology behind it.

To learn more about me and the services I provide, go to www.HealTheHunger.com.

N.B. The information provided in this blog is to be used for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care, diagnosis or treatment of any psychological disorders.

By |December 19th, 2007|News|0 Comments