2-Day Workshops: TheHealthyWeighOut

Overeating, Emotional Eating, & Binge Eating Treatment in Scottsdale, AZ

In 2014, our specialized eating disorder team at A New Beginning set out to create an innovative emotional & binge eating disorder program, developed specifically  for individuals who have struggled with chronic overeating, decades of dieting, and never-ending cycles of weight loss and weight gain!

TheHealthyWeighOut is perhaps the first program in our nation to specifically address the “Hidden Pieces” that created and continue to drive the compulsive drive to overeat. Moving beyond simple “diet and exercise” approaches, our 2-Day Workshops give you the “jump start” you need to get to the “root” cause of unwanted overeating behavior, so that you can attain sustainable and healthy change!


2 Days of Learning. A Lifetime of Change.

Using an educational and experiential format in a trio of dynamic 2-day workshops, we will teach you the WHY, WHAT, and HOW to finally end binge eating. This is different than anything you’ve done before and, as result, you can count on different results!

Upon completion of our Workshop series, you will know:

  • How to eat for nutritional need, not emotional hunger
  • How to cope with emotions that drive your overeating, without turning to food!
  • How to manage & curb your food cravings
  • How to develop a healthy “non-diet” approach to eating (chronic dieting is ineffective 95% of the time!)
  • How to stop diet-overeat-diet-overeat problematic eating cycles
  • How to nourish yourself with fulfilling relationships, instead of turning to food
  • How to fall in love with healthy & fun movement


The following is a description of each of the three workshops. Designed as a trio, we encourage participants to complete all three workshops to ensure maximum opportunity for sustainable change (although you may participate in just Workshop 1, or just Workshops 1 and 2, without completing the third and final Workshop).


Workshop 1: WHY You Can’t Stop Overeating

Before you can solve a problem, you first have to understand it.

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn the not-so-obvious reason(s) WHY your overeating developed in the first place. Believe it or not, at one time in your life this behavior likely served a valuable and/or positive function for you, even though today it is unwanted and destructive to your well-being. Identifying, understanding, and respecting the historical function of your overeating is crucial to eventually ending this behavior once and for all!

In this workshop we will also explore why diets really don’t work in the long run, and how they’ve likely exacerbated your struggles with emotional and binge eating.  We’ll also explore your relationship with exercise, and offer a fresh approach to cultivating a FUN relationship with movement.

Interested? You can register online by clicking the button below, or contact our office and register over the phone.

Workshop 2: WHAT You Need to End Binge Eating

Knowledge is power!

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn the exact ingredients you need to break out of emotional and binge eating for good. And, no, we’re not just talking about superficial distractions like long walks and bubble baths. And we’re certainly not talking about another shiny diet that promises big results but only delivers big disappointment!

In these 2 days, we help you discover what your mind and body are really needing when those strong cravings kick in, and teach you how to nourish yourself in ways you’ve never imagined. You will begin to learn the fundamentals of intuitive eating, which is a no-diet approach to sustainable food and weight management; and break down common barriers to maintaining a movement routine.

If you have already completed Workshop #1 and are ready for the next part of this 3-part Workshop series, then please register online by clicking the button below, or contact our office and register over the phone.

Workshop 3: HOW to Maintain Freedom from Food

Lasting change does not require willpower. 

Knowing what to do and actually doing it ~ for a lifetime ~ is where many people can get stuck in this process. In this 2-day workshop, we will explore HOW to craft a life for yourself that is emotionally fulfilling, true to you, and nourishing of your soul. For when your LIFE feels this way, you won’t rely on FOOD to feel emotionally full, satisfied, or nourished.

Learn the recipe for “happiness” that is far more powerful than anything in your pantry, and take a deeper dive into the life-changing principles of intuitive eating. Explore how to socialize and enjoy food without worrying about points or grams, and craft an intuitive movement routine that is both sustainable and enjoyable!

If you have already completed Workshops #1 and #2 and are ready for the final part of this 3-part Workshop series, then please register online by clicking the button below, or contact our office and register over the phone.

“This program truly addresses all aspects of overeating and healthy weight loss in a non-threatening and emotionally safe environment.  I would highly recommend it!”  ~ past participant

For dates of upcoming 2-day workshops and to reserve your seat online, please click here.

An Emotionally-Safe Space to Learn

Workshops are conducted in small groups with no more than 8 participants, which is just large enough to help you experience, “I’m not the only one with this,” and just small enough that meaningful conversation and connection can occur. In fact, over the years, many of our workshop participants have gone on to develop meaningful friendships with each other.

All workshops are facilitated by our expert team of emotional and binge eating specialists at A New Beginning.

In each workshop, you will receive a comprehensive 100+ page workbook chock full of information and resources.


Personalized Support

Want customized support in addition to the workshops? Build the program that is just right for you ~ add any of our therapeutic Emotional and/or Nutritional services and work alongside members of our treatment team to address your personal emotional and nutritional goals. These one-on-one services may be completed at a pace that works for you!

But What Happens After the Workshops?

We know that change doesn’t just happen overnight. It can take many months, even years, for new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving to truly integrate into a new lifestyle that leaves you feeling in control, happy, and confident.  We also know that “community is key” to feeling supported and to continuing your growth and overall success.


That’s why we offer several services exclusively for our alum who have attended all 3 workshops:


1.  Emotional Eating & Interpersonal Process Therapy Group

Because so many of our workshop participants find the group support aspect of their treatment process to be SO powerful, we offer a weekly therapeutic support group to help you stay connected with like-minded and like-bodied individuals who “get it” and are also dedicated to continuing their transformational process!

Facilitated by A New Beginning’s Founder and Clinical Director, Dr. Julie T. Anné,  this powerful group brings participants to a deeper level of connection within their self – and with others –  as participants move to incorporate learned skills and behaviors into daily relational life. An abundance of support and continued growth is poignantly found in these working aftercare groups.

Workshop participants are welcome to join this group (at an additional cost) at any time upon completion of all three workshops. Currently, the group meets every Tuesday from 5:30-7:00pm.  

2.  Become a Member of Our Private, Web-Based “Circle of HOPE”


Circle of HOPE is our PRIVATE, emotionally-safe, web-based community designed to educate the world about the hidden pieces that create and drive emotional and binge eating. As a member of our Circle of HOPE, you will have access to a variety of educational opportunities exclusive to this membership community, including: (1) weekly video “chats”with our Co-Founders, Dr. Julie & Dr. Ashley to learn about the “deeper work” that is necessary for full and lasting recovery; (2) weekly video “chats” with our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Amy Reynolds; (3) “Mission Monday” action plans to support your recovery process; (4) Dr. Ashley’s “Recovery Hacks” videos to simplify your recovery process; and (5) connections with other like-minded, like-bodied individuals just like you who are also eager to understand and explore their own “hidden pieces” underneath emotional and binge eating. To become a monthly or annual member of our Circle of HOPE, please click here. You do not have to complete any of the workshops to become a member of this very special space.

3. Repeat Workshops

Old habits die hard, which is why we encourage workshop participants to come back for a “refresher” whenever they want. With the option to repeat one, two, or all three workshops, you can customize which material you would like to review. As a token of “thanks” to our dear alum, we proudly offer a 10% repeater’s discount to anyone who has already completed all three workshops and would like to come back for seconds.

4. Individual Therapeutic Services

And don’t forget, you can always participate in our Individual Therapeutic Emotional and Nutritional Services at any time ~ you do not have to complete any of the workshops before beginning your individualized and customized one-on-one support from our expert team of emotional and binge eating specialists.

An Alum Reunion

In 2018, at the request of our grateful and eager alum, we held a very special and soulful reunion and invited all of our Workshop alum to attend. It was a most meaningful evening, complete with laughter, tears, and stories of personal triumphs. The night was truly “magical.” To get a taste of all that our alum have developed within themselves since completing our program, please watch this video below.


Feeling reluctant to try yet another program? Our Program Co-Founder, Dr. Ashley, will put you at ease & give you a sense of the meaningful work we do everyday!


Questions?  We are happy to schedule a FREE Meet & Greet (no obligation! no strings attached! no pressure!) with one of our co-founders, Dr. Julie or Dr. Ashley, so that you can get to know us and we can get to know your personal goals.

Co-Founders: Dr. Ashley & Dr. Julie


“It’s never too late – I am 57 years old and have battled emotional eating all my life. TheHealthyWeighOut program is truly life changing. Don’t hesitate a minute.  It has been the BEST thing I have ever done for myself.”  ~ Female treated for Binge Eating Disorder