Wellness Coaching – Testimonials

The Goddess and The PonyWondering what a wellness coach can do for you? Here’s what my clients are saying.

EFT for Relationship Issues

“I am a counseling student. I met EFT via Jessica Shepherd and I had my very first EFT sessions with her. It was during a time where I felt not seen and heard in my life despite all the work I had been doing around psychology and personal therapy. The sessions were absolutely life changing. Her empathic nature combined with her skills made the sessions very safe for me. The sessions gave me practical tools as well as deep insight into myself. Jessica is a healer, deeply intuitive, present, very supportive and genuinely caring. Her ability to make her client feel understood makes the sessions all the more healing.”  –HS, Fairfax, CA

Weight Loss and Energy

“Since we began working together there have been so many big changes in my life. I now weigh 150 pounds. That was my goal when we began, and it’s what I weigh today. I rewarded myself by buying a skirt, and a pair of boots. None of my jeans fit! In addition to weight loss, I just feel better. I have a lot more energy. Weight loss is important but having energy is huge. I used to stay in bed all day because I was exhausted. Now I am going to bed at a reasonable hour, and waking up and having a full day. I am actually sleeping for a full 8 hours, whereas before I was only sleeping 3-4 hours a night. When my niece visited me recently I was able to keep up with everyone, doing things that in the past would have exhausted me. Before, there was a depleted-ness and tiredness inside of me. Now the inside of my body feels whole and nourished.

Jessica made the process fun, and having accountability to another person is huge for me. One of the biggest changes for me? Cooking has always been drudgery, a lot of work for nothing. You sit down, and in 10 minutes it’s over. Now I plan, shop, cook, enjoy the food and the entire process. I went from not wanting to cook at all to making pineapple and quinoa salad! This has been my biggest shift –this is a way of life, not just a diet.” – Tracee, Redwood City, California

Thyroid

With Jessica’s guidance, I was able to heal my thyroid! When I got my diagnosis, I felt so overwhelmed and defeated. The idea of spending the rest of my life taking a pill didn’t seem like the right choice, but I was experiencing some pretty disheartening impacts to my mood, energy levels and weight. Jessica helped me sift through all the information out there and helped me to find resources which helped tremendously. After just a couple months, I was swimming and cycling again because I had energy. I knew something had shifted, but was shocked when my doctor told me that my test results had gone from a full point above the normal range down 3 points bringing me solidly into the normal range for thyroid health. Knowing so many folks who struggle with thyroid stuff for years made me doubly grateful to have Jessica’s great wisdom to coach me through to the other side quickly and relatively easily.” – Stella, San Francisco, CA

Self-Care

“I got so much more than I ever expected from my health coaching sessions. I make better food choices now, and my refrigerator is stocked with more nutritious food. I feel more grounded, I am sleeping better, I feel less chaotic and more easy going and open to new tastes. It’s been empowering to learn about what I’m putting in my body; I see food is a gift, not a hassle – a big change!  I am also better at protecting myself, setting boundaries, and giving myself permission to relax.  As a health coach I would describe Jessica as kind, funny and healing. She suggests rather than lectures, offers gentle guidance and amazing loving support emotionally, spiritually and physically.” –Linda, San Francisco, CA 

Pre-Diabetes & Depression

“Meeting and working with Jessica Shepherd has dramatically changed my life.  When I first met her, I felt as if I had been walking around in a fog for a very long time.  I had very low energy, was tired all the time and felt depressed.  I was looking for change in my life and didn’t know where to turn. My top three goals were to lose some weight, gain my energy back and to eat healthier.  I had issues with high cholesterol and had previously had gestational diabetes while pregnant with my daughter.  Needless to say, I was terrified of one day being diagnosed with diabetes.

Jessica was able to help me change my eating habits by introducing healthy, clean foods to my diet. I didn’t want to have to count calories for the rest of my life. I had been there and done that for a long time and it wasn’t working for me. During our sessions, I realized that eating gluten free was a better choice for my health. I also had problems with a lot of congestion which was eliminated by taking dairy out of my diet. Another personal choice for me was to stop taking the statins I was on for treatment of my cholesterol. All of the above gave me a new lease on life. During my sessions with Jessica I noticed a renewed vitality within my body. I had more energy, slept better and my skin was glowing. The most significant change I noticed was buried deep within my psyche. Holistic Health is more than healthy eating. This is something I had never thought about before meeting Jessica. Through our sessions, I also realized that there was a part of my life that was not being fulfilled. I truly believe that setting about on a course to change this missing piece of the pie has given me a new lease on life. Where it will lead me is yet to be seen but my journey toward fulfillment is in motion.

Jessica is really committed to helping people. She has a very calm and relaxed way of making you feel comfortable with the process of improving your health and vitality. There are many areas of your life that can affect your health and wellbeing. Through this process of discovery she gives you a lot of information to ponder and she suggests new ways of eating that can help with whatever issues you are trying to resolve. I love that Jessica was so knowledgeable, warm and helpful in guiding me to the best choices to make for my life. This was truly an eye opening experience toward making changes that benefit me and what I want out of life. What I gained from working with Jessica has exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to better their lives.” -Diana, San Anselmo, CA

“Jessica encouraged and supported me in trying new and different approaches to diet and nutrition that I had never tried before. I now have a 360 degree awareness of how nutrition effects many aspects of my life. My main health goals were lowering my blood sugar levels and improving my moods and sleep patterns. By working with Jessica, I lowered my blood sugar levels, my moods improved, I am sleeping better and my skin glows. I was amazed at how much she was able to guide me to change my life for the better, to guide me to confront what it is that is not working and to think of ways I could create a happier life. I really enjoyed being coached by Jessica.” –Michele, San Rafael, CA

Adrenal Fatigue

“Jessica helped bring me out of a terrible bout with adrenal fatigue. The biggest tangible change I noticed is my increased self-awareness and mindfulness now; I am now connected with my body and how it communicates with me. I would recommend Jessica to anyone who wants to feel better physically and spiritually. She is gifted, having given me more than I ever expected out of my healing journey, she helped me get closer to reaching my potential.”  -Karen, Albuquerque, NM

Yeast Overgrowth and Perimenopause

“The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been a complete disappearance of severe symptoms related to what I believe was a yeast overgrowth and perimenopausal symptoms, although, ultimately, that doesn’t even matter—what matters is that the symptoms are completely gone!  This feels miraculous to me! My other goals were weight loss and increased fitness. Jessica offered two cleanses during the program, fabulous, fulfilling recipes with new foods/ingredients that I had not worked with before, with with great instructions and support. The New Year’s Cleanse was a game-changer for me in that I began to want to eat that way all the time, it was so healthy and so good! I learned so much during the program and have incorporated many healthy choices into my life as a result.  This goes beyond food…having a greater awareness of what is nourishing for my body, and experiencing greater health, have led to developing healthy habits that are contributing to my overall wellbeing (for example, a daily yoga practice).”  -Terri, Laramie, WY