Julia lost 43 lbs! She got of the diet roller coaster, learned how to love herself, and overcame emotional eating.
There are so many things I love about Catherine! She is accepting, nonjudgmental, loving, wonderful coach and has an uncanny way of getting to the nitty gritty without making you feel judged for one second. However, my favorite thing about working with Catherine is her incredible gift to help facilitate personal growth. Her ability to hear me speak for just a moment and be able to say something so profound that stops me in my tracks and causes me to reflect, therefore having an "ah-ha" moment...priceless!
With Catherine I have learned many things. She showed me the action steps needed for learning how to love myself just the way I am, in the present moment. I truly didn't know what "loving yourself" really meant or looked like before her. She taught me different techniques and guided me all along the way. I never felt alone for one second. She made me feel like I had a teammate in my quest to find self-love and learn how to be gentle with myself. Which I learned, for me, was one of the major culprits for my overeating.
Not only have I benefited but my husband and daughter have benefited as well. I am a better wife and mother because of Catherine's guidance and teachings. My whole attitude and perspective on life has changed for the better. When old behaviors and negative self-talk creep back in, I'm able to apply what Catherine has taught me and have a positive attitude change. If you are willing to do the work, you can conquer this!
I have had therapy in the past and all I can say is that Catherine's coaching takes it to a whole new level. After the first meeting with Catherine, she can asses which direction you need to go and use her amazing gifts but YOU have to be willing to do the work. No one can do it for you. She will not wave a magic fairy wand and make it happen. Believe me, I was secretly hoping that this would be the case. Once I realized this, she was able to help me blossom each and every week!
I will forever be grateful to her for helping me find my true self.
With much gratitude,
I had hit bottom in my eating, weight, and self-esteem issues when I found Catherine Taylor’s website among the many offering coaching and counseling in weight loss. What attracted me is her honesty and transparency in her writing about her own journey. In working with Catherine, I experienced her honesty and transparency in action. She was like the “good Samaritan”, seeing a wounded stranger with compassion, helping her up, and nursing her to health.
What I enjoyed most about working with Catherine is that she met me where I was at, week after week. Catherine did not shirk away from my wounded issues that sometimes felt pus-like to me. She tended to those wounded parts of me that needed healing and recommended tools and resources that I can use to help myself. Catherine mirrored for me the self-compassion and self-acceptance I had needed at the most critical time of my life. Working with Catherine is not just about weight loss, it is about living life. Catherine Taylor is a true Master! ~ Angie
They say when the student is ready, the teacher appears. With Catherine's help I have been able to lose 30 lbs. and keep it off for over 3 years now! Catherine has taught me it's not about food or weight, it's about how I live my life. Once I got rid of my diet mentality and softened my black and white thinking, I was able to slowly integrate permanent changes in my life. The quality of my life has completely changed. I have learned how to relax and center myself and can meet almost any situation in my life without turning to food. This has been the greatest blessing of my life! I could never have done this without Catherine's wonderful support and encouragement. ~ Lydia W.
I have loved working with Catherine first of all because she is so grounded, real and honest. She has been there done that and is so open about it. I feel like I have known her forever. She has helped me to have the courage to accept myself just as I am with all my imperfections and realize that I am enough but at the same time I can be and do anything I choose. I have learned to be my real self as well as my own cheerleader and to like the person I am. And two of the most important things she has helped me to see is "enough" in all things and as she says "How you do food is how you do life," one of the most true statements I have ever heard. Catherine rocks!!!!!! ~ Sue D.
While working with Catherine, I enjoyed the fact that the person I met with on Skype was exactly who she claims to be on her website. No false pretenses here, she has a very deep and intense presence. Catherine is open minded, creative, and a great listener. Silence does not scare her off. She is flexible and easy to work with. If English is not your mother tongue as is my case, or if your way of life is far away from the American one, Catherine adapts.
She is also capable of breaking pain's multiple and complex themes into smaller portions of essential information and clear guidance. She finds positive options and gives you choices whenever you feel stuck. Catherine knows where soul nourishment can be found.
In working with her, I’ve learned to love and respect myself, my needs, my timing. By stopping a well-trained self-hatred practiced for over 50 years, I have lost a huge spiritual weight that was asphyxiating my whole being. I've learned that unconditional love does not expect me to lose kilos or centimeters or dress sizes. Unconditional love makes me happy, caring and grateful with what is present. ~ Alice, Paris
I just really want to thank Catherine for saving my life. I was literally at the end of my binge eating existence. I had nowhere to go - no one to turn to. I was frantic, scared and panicky. I had been to counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists my whole life for my eating disorder. No one has ever helped me. I was not living a life. It all revolved around candy. Catherine listened to me and understood me. She knew just what I needed. From the very first session with her, I never binged on candy again. She taught me how to fully enjoy life. She truly saved my life and helped me to get on with living again. I only wished I had found her sooner.
60 year old, Shirley from Fontana, CA
I cannot recommend Catherine too highly. Catherine's gentle, positive, holistic, and action-oriented coaching has helped me far more than any psychological counseling or weight loss program has ever helped me before. She brings deep intuition, knowledge, and intelligence to her work. Catherine gets at the root of problems, clearing up space and energy for permanent change. Fear and stress yield to joy and pleasure. She is also deeply empowering (as so much "help" is not); that is, she makes every effort to work herself out of a job. ~ Kate Ward-Lehre, RN
My good friend who had an AMAZING weight loss transformation from the work she did with Catherine highly recommended her to me. Whenever she would mention her to me and that I might benefit by calling her, my mind would quickly resist saying “really what could she do to help?” “I know what my problems are now, I just need to work on them?” or “I’ve already had years of different therapy and read a zillion self-help books I know all the answers. I’m not going to pay someone to tell me what I already know.”
It took me months to finally make that phone call to set up a FREE consultation. I remember that morning I was almost going to email Catherine and cancel because I really did not want to talk to her. But something in me that made me make the appointment made me keep it.
I got on the call and within two minutes of hearing her voice I broke down and cried and my resistance to receiving some help washed away. I was finally “Ready, Willing and Open” a requirement Catherine has for all her clients.
I worked with Catherine for 14 weeks and had such growth. It wasn’t that she had some new great discovery for me, but merely was a great facilitator, listener, and guide on my journey to self-love. I came to her to discuss my obsession with food. I use to think about it every second of every minute of everyday. It tortured me. The funny thing is we hardly ever talked about food. Because lets face it the issue with our food is NEVER about the food. My issue was about self-love and being kinder and gentler with myself and I had no clue how to do that or what that looked like until I started working with Catherine. She gave me assignments each week to work on and practiced staying present in each moment to find JOY. Catherine was a great mirror for me and a great coach keeping me accountable and on track to not fall back into my old patterns of putting myself last.
She has a gentle kindness and yet gives it to you straight and doesn’t let you bullshit yourself. I truly could not have made the progress that I made alone. We all need a confident, a guide, and coach to cheer us on, a teacher. She was all of these things to me and is.
I can’t praise her enough and would encourage anyone who is suffering to call her for a FREE consultation. After all what’s the worst thing that could happen if you call her? (It’s FREE) Now what’s the BEST thing that could happen? What’s more important to you?
I've tried close to everything to "cure" my binge eating issue with no success...everything from various diets and structured workout plans to Overeaters Anonymous and sessions with a psychotherapist who specialized in eating disorders. In the time I've worked with Catherine, my thoughts and actions, not only with food, but with life in general, have signficantly changed for the better. I KNOW I am getting better every day and I have a TRUE feeling of hope. Catherine understands exactly what it feels like because she's been there too. I am so grateful to have her in my life! ~ Angela
Catherine's coaching has helped me truly realize that it is NOT about the food. She has helped me find peace and calmness amidst the daily responsibilities and stress of my life. She has helped me stay engaged in my life and not be constantly looking for distractions in food. She has helped me understand and realize that when the body, mind and spirit are not operating in resonance we look for comfort in food.
The best part is that I see myself making progress where I have always struggled. ~ Jessie S.
I worked with Catherine for a period of 8 weeks. During that time we got very real and deep. Because of Catherine’s support and safe style, I was able to open up on a very open and honest level. I could share with her my deepest and darkest fears and truths about myself. I never felt judged; I felt validated.
That alone is a gift in itself. But not only was I able to freely express my emotions which were based on untrue thoughts, but with Catherine’s help I was able to transcend those feelings into more positive beliefs about myself and experience genuine healing.
In just a short time I went from depression and despair into a fulfilling, grateful life. I believe I was at a crucial time in my life when I was ready for change and at a turning point. I was fortunate that Catherine’s love and caring blessed me when it did.
My food is not perfect, but I can embrace all parts of myself so much easier now. Every day I get better at practicing the tools of mindfulness, self-care and self-acceptance that Catherine instilled in me. ~ Mya K.
Catherine's coaching has helped me overcome years of struggle with my weight and eating patterns. Through various methods of therapy I learned what my issues were, however, I never learned how to deal with them day to day. Catherine has a very different approach, which teaches real coping tools, and easy methods that truly work. My life has been transformed! ~ Jody M.
Catherine is an anchor in the storm of emotional eating. With empathy and honesty, she provides insight, reflection, support, encouragement and practical strategies for coping with urges to binge, replacing limiting beliefs and taking care of oneself.
Catherine has helped me to uncover and understand the sources of my anxiety and overeating. I have spent a lifetime searching for answers to enable me to have a healthy relationship with food, eating and myself. Nothing compares to the profound shift I have experienced working with her. The spiritual underpinnings of Catherine's work provide the framework for lasting change and life-affirming thoughts and actions.
My relationship with Catherine is truly a gift. I am grateful for her guidance and wisdom more than any words can express. ~Stephanie
A few months before I contacted Catherine, I found myself in a very deep hole filled with depression, negative thoughts about myself and out of control (with my emotions and eating) even though I appeared normal and functional to the rest of the world. One day, I decided I could not continue this way any longer and I simply went on Google and typed in "Life Coach and Emotional Eating". Catherine's web site popped up and, as I read it, it struck a real chord with me. I kept re-reading her story as well as the testimonials by other clients and decided to contact her. It was the best decision I made for myself.
Thanks to Catherine and my sessions with her, I started to believe in myself again and to realize I was an emotional human being with the right to express my true feelings as well as to reclaim the joy I have always felt in living life to my fullest potential. With her careful prodding, sense of humor, and direct questions, I have climbed my way out of that hole that seemed so insurmountable before.
Catherine offers the skills and inspiration to help others within their own unique lifestyle. I truly appreciated how well Catherine listened to me and allowed me to speak from the heart never interrupting or negating my words. I now feel prepared to meet the issues in my life with more courage, a lot less self-blame and more effective methods of communication!
~Rose, Toronto, Canada
After developing much insight about myself and my behaviors through years of therapy, I continue to struggle with translating that insight into sustained change in my life. How to convert knowledge into actual transformation is challenging and often elusive. Working with Cat has provided me with action steps to bridge the gap between knowing and doing. I now have concrete activities I can turn to—and in doing them it’s as if a portal to change has opened. Now I have a variety of things I can do each day that help to transform my experience of myself and my life. And by practicing them, I feel myself moving toward the change I have sought for so long—being more accepting of where I am and who I am and less tied to specific outcomes to measure my self-worth.
Cat has a warm, kind, and nurturing presence and a way of articulating that fosters healing and growth. Her facebook posts work in concert with her coaching to provide daily support and motivation to keep moving forward—one moment at a time.
I absolutely loved working with you. You are a good listener,
empathetic, very supportive, and a wonderful person. I looked forward every week
to our session. I felt very loved.
I have learned when the inside is taken care of and you start living life to the full, emotional eating loses its grip on you and you start loving and accepting your body for what it is instead of punishing or loathing yourself for not having the perfect or idealistic body. I have started appreciating my strong legs which help me on my long walks, my beautiful eyes, and so much more, instead of looking in the mirror and thinking of how ugly my lower abdomen looks
My starting weight was 70.8 kg and my lowest weight -65.6kg. (5.2kg -11.4 pounds in 8 weeks).
It has been the best investment I could have made in myself when it comes to money. Before I started I thought I was wasting my money as has happened with previous weight loss diets. It is not a magic bullet and you don't wake up in the morning and the weight is gone. I have learned skills which will stand by me, skills which have helped me to eat healthily, to exercise, to try new things in life, plain and simple- to be happy.
It is like learning to read a road map. I have not yet reached my target weight but am confident that I will do so because the root cause for my emotional eating has been addressed. I am more in touch with myself and my true feelings which were never addressed by any past diets or therapies.