Are you tired of being "on a diet" or "off a diet"?
Sick of calculating which foods are "good" and which are "bad"?
Cycle between obsession and apathy when it comes to diet and exercise?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, first you should know you're not alone. You should also know that there is a way to find peace and ease when it comes to healing your relationship with food and your body. When we work together, you'll not only gain insight and awareness into your own behaviors and habits, you'll learn how to shift those behaviors and habits to become the healthiest, happiest, most balanced version of YOU. Together we'll work to combine the science of human physiology with your own body's wisdom to set you up on a path towards healing.
Nutrition Therapy is a long-term process of self-discovery and experimentation. I encourage you to come into, and leave each session with a sense of curiosity around your relationship to food and your body. As you move forward through your program, we begin to cultivate habits to help you move away from the diet mentality, implement self-care practices into your daily life, and practice gentle nutrition. We use the tools and practices of Intuitive Eating, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Health at Every Size to help you develop a healthier relationship with food and your body.
Areas of specialty:
- weight concerns
- binge & emotional eating
- feelings of food addiction
- diet trauma recovery
- eating disorders and disordered eating
- bariatric support
The goal of movement therapy is two fold. First, we work together to cultivate a healthy relationship with movement and exercise, and then we use the movement as a tool to help you improve your relationship with your body and with yourself. Each session works to combine the mindfulness, alignment, and breath work of yoga with modern day strength training techniques to help you cultivate body awareness, challenge limiting beliefs, and ultimately connect to your body on a deeper level. Every client receives a customized plan informed by their personal story and wellness goals.
Areas of Specialty:
- overall strength and conditioning
- corrective exercise & rehabilitation
- pelvic floor disorders
- Parkinson's, arthritis, fibromyalgia support
- body positive, mind-body, intuitive movement
- movement for mental health & emotional wellbeing
Signature Nutrition & Movement Therapy Package
In this signature package, we work together for eight weeks, use nutrition and movement therapy to help you heal your relationship with food and your body.
This Package Includes:
Initial Assessment: In this first session we really get to know each other. In the first part of this session, we dig into a conversation in order to begin to identify the root cause of your symptoms (not just chop off the outer, external branches with a diet and exercise program). We talk about where you’ve been and where you are now in order to make a plan to move forward. We wrap this session up by answering any lingering questions and setting an intention and self-care practice to put into place right away.
Nutrition & Movement Therapy Series: Over the course of this package we meet twice per week for eight weeks (16 sessions total). During our first weekly meeting, we'll work to navigate your thoughts and feelings surrounding your relationship with food and your body that are often difficult to talk about. While this work can be deep and emotional, there is also a strong practical component that requires both learning of new habits, and unlearning of old habits that no longer serve you. During our second weekly session, we use movement as a means to connect with your physical body, and build a solid foundation so you can feel comfortable and confident engaging in physical activity that you actually enjoy. Through the combination of nutrition and movement therapy you’ll learn how to connect with your body to both eat and move more mindfully and intuitively. You’ll become an expert in yourself. Then, we seal every session with tangible and customized self-care practices you can implement and practice between sessions.
Value: $1575; save $265
or... create a Custom Package
Don't feel like the signature package is the best fit for you? All custom packages will start with an Initial Assessment, then we can work together to create a customized package fit to your clinical needs, schedule, and budget.
- Initial Assessment: $135
- Single Follow-Up Nutrition or Movement Therapy Session: $115
These packages can be used for a custom combination of Nutrition and Movement Therapy. For individuals already working with a dietitian and psychotherapist or social worker, and looking to add a movement therapist to the treatment team, these packages can be used exclusively for Movement Therapy.
- 8-Sessions (1x/week or less*): $840; save $80
- 8-Sessions (2x/week or more): $760; save $160
All sessions are 50-minutes and take place at my office in Somerville, MA. Click here to contact me with questions or to set up your Initial Assessment.
*All packages expire within 6-months (excluding illness, pregnancy, or other health conditions that prevent from meeting).
I originally hired Jessi because I was working out obsessively and eating minimally but I was not losing any weight. I was frustrated and looking for professional advice - and I got so much more than what I thought I needed. Jessi helped me finally grasp that it's not how much you put into your body, but what you put in your body. She helped me to bring joy back into eating and life back into my workouts. I have awareness about my body now that I have never had before, which helps guide me through what my body really needs in terms of movement and the type of workout that would be the most beneficial at that time. She also helped me to release some of the shame I didn't even realize I had around food, and to be more accepting of the body I have today instead of the body I wish I had.
"I can not say enough good things about Jessi. Not only did I learn a tremendous amount about nutrition, food and the science behind it all. My goal when I worked with Jessi was not short term weight loss, but rather to learn how to maintain a healthy way to eat long term that was not about food deprivation. What Jessi taught me, I consider life changing. In addition, she provides a safe place to work out issues around food that can be challenging and perplexing. And she does so in a supportive, non judgmental way. I give Jessi five stars!"
"Jessi Haggerty is everything you could want in a dietitian and personal trainer — she's an expert and she's personable and realistic. She's encouraging, but not in a mean, "boot camp" type of way. And she doesn't expect you to stop eating or count calories. In fact, she's full of tips to help you eat better and feel fuller!"
"I have spent seven years in and out of the ER with partial intestinal obstructions and for the last two years on a clear liquid diet or a bland diet. Physically and mentally I was losing energy but I refused to give up hope and refused to give up my passion in life - dancing. Six months later I am a new person. I am juicing, eating healthy and have not had an ER visit in months! I would not be telling this story had it not been for Jessi. She is intelligent, thinks out of the box, funny, motivating, listened to me, set up a plan for me and never let me give up on my goal. We worked together to achieve this outcome. . She's a gem that should not be hidden!"
"Jessi is extremely knowledgable... She worked with me to make a customized nutrition and exercise plan that fit my body and life. Jessi went above and beyond to make sure I understood how to exercise effectively to avoid injury and gain lean muscle without having to spend hours in the gym. She is also extremely fun and motivating, which really helped me stay on track!"
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jessi Haggerty many times over the last year, and each time I was impressed with her knowledge, professionalism, friendliness, and overall great attitude! Jessi is clearly very passionate about healthy living and whether it's through a one-on-one session, a workshop, or even a retreat she has the amazing ability to connect with people and inspire them to make lasting changes in their diets, fitness routines, and overall lives. I am happy to say Jessi is a good friend of mine and someone that I look forward to working with in the future and would highly recommend!"
When I came to Jessi, I was really at the end of my rope as far as diets and body image are concerned. I had struggled with cycling through episodes of feeling very obsessed about my food intake and exercise regimen, followed by seasons of feeling extremely apathetic regarding my diet and exercise. I had a lot of resentment and shame towards both my lifestyle and body. Jessi’s comfortable and nonjudgmental approach made each session enjoyable and effective in helping me release shame and guilt around my food and lifestyle choices, and has helped me find a really incredible balance of eating and exercising based on what works for me as an individual. I now feel so much more comfortable in my body and in the way I choose to nourish and move my body everyday.
When I first started my business, I was asked to host a weight loss competition at a local corporation. I was pleased to find at the end of the contest nearly all contestants lost weight, and were happy with the result! However, I (and participants) felt defeated when I returned the following year only to find that the weight came back, and then some. It definitely made me think... "what's the point?"
If you're familiar with the corporate wellness model, you know that many programs and incentives around "health" in the workplace are centered around weight loss. Unfortunately the research (and my clinical experience) shows that weight does not equal wellness. In fact, the research shows weight cycling is actually more detrimental to our health than just remaining at the higher weight to begin with. So, why continue with a model that simply doesn't work and diminishes our confidence and self worth in the process?
Since I couldn't find one good reason to continue in this paradigm, I decided to shift my focus from weight loss to wellness. And while my programs might not make for a good competition, I can guarantee it will have a much more profound and sustainable impact on the health of your employees, and your organization as a whole. If you're interested in bringing me to your company to host a Break Free From the Diet Cycle Workshop or MasterClass Series, or contracting me for Onsite Private Nutrition Therapy, scroll down to learn more, or contact me directly and we can set up a time to talk.
Break free from the diet cycle
If your employees are tired of being "on a diet" or "off a diet" with the company weight loss competitions, they need this workshop! In this 90-minute interactive workshop, I help participants ditch the diet mentality and instead learn tools to tap into their body's intuition by creating a flexible food structure, learning how to honor their internal hunger and fullness cues, and practicing mindful eating. This workshop includes a supplemental Powerpoint presentation, personal worksheet, and email support for participants up to one week after the workshop. This can be done onsite, or via video conference.
Break free from the diet cycle - masterclass series
This four-part series consists of four, 90-minute* interactive workshops that build on each other each session. The upside of scheduling a series of workshops is that it allows participants to go home and actually put their new insights into action, knowing that they can return the following week or month armed with questions and feedback. Because these principles are not a simple "eat this, don't eat that" diet, it often fosters introspection and allows for an interesting back and forth between myself and participants. This series includes a supplemental Powerpoint presentation, personal workbook, and unlimited email support for participants between sessions. These sessions can be done onsite or via video conference. We recommend booking weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly for best results.
- Session 1: How to Break Free From the Dieting Cycle
- Session 2: Diet Mentality Deep Dive & Group Coaching Session
- Session 3: Addressing Weight Concerns and Improving Body Image
- Session 4: Emotional Eating and Feelings of Food Addiction
Onsite Private Coaching
Our relationship with food and our bodies is a sacred, and often shameful topic to talk about. Many employees simply don't feel comfortable sharing their medical history and personal story in the presence of their coworkers and can benefit from private coaching.
I am available to contract for onsite* Private Nutrition Therapy. Together, we will customize a package and schedule that works best for your organization, and I will share best practices for designing a successful corporate wellness program.
*Available in the Greater Boston Area
Interested in working together? Click to contact me for more information on services, pricing, or to set up an information phone call.
These workshops are designed for complementary wellness businesses like yoga and fitness studios, gyms, chiropractic or acupuncture offices, physical therapy studios, spas, and more! These workshops can be paid for outright or contracted as a 50/50 revenue split with your organization.
Intro to intuitive Eating Workshop
Intuitive Eating is an evidence-based practice that helps people make peace with food in order to honor their hunger and fullness, mitigate emotional eating and binge eating, manage feelings of food addiction, and practice gentle nutrition. In this 90-minute interactive workshop, I help participants ditch the diet mentality and instead learn tools to tap into their body's intuition by creating a flexible food structure, learning how to honor their internal hunger and fullness cues, and practicing mindful eating. This workshop includes a supplemental Powerpoint presentation (optional), personal worksheet, and unlimited email support for participants up to one week after the workshop.
Intuitive Eating MasterClass Series
This four-part series consists of four, 90-minute* interactive Intuitive Eating workshops that build on each other each session. The upside of scheduling a series of workshops is that it allows participants to go home and actually put their new insights into action, knowing that they can return the following week or month armed with questions and feedback. Because Intuitive Eating is not a simple "eat this, don't eat that" diet, it often fosters introspection and allows for an interesting back and forth between myself and participants. This series includes a supplemental Powerpoint presentation (optional), personal workbook, and unlimited email support for participants between sessions. We recommend booking weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly for best results.
- Session 1: Intro to Intuitive Eating Workshop
- Session 2: Intuitive Eating Deep Dive & Group Coaching Session
- Session 3: Addressing Weight Concerns and Improving Body Image
- Session 4: Emotional Eating and Feelings of Food Addiction