My ultimate goal is to help women & children eat healthfully without any anxiety, confusion, restriction or food preoccupation. My work is to help every patient/client become a COMPETENT EATER: a person who feeds themselves reliably, has great health outcomes, and lives a FUN, flexible and pleasurable life in their best body. Is that too much to ask?? I sure don’t think so!!!
— Jill
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I’m Jillian Murphy and I work with diverse, smart, health-conscious, women who are DONE WITH DIETING, looking to get out of their heads (that are, quite frankly making them BANANAS!) and re-connect with their body. I use cutting edge eating psychology, in-the-know insight & guidance around diet culture, health, and weight to teach women WHY they stay stuck in negative patterns around food and constant body dissatisfaction.
 
I also work with families who have CHILDREN who are struggling to eat competently, whether it’s because they are exceptionally fussy or obsessed with food. Or perhaps there are growing concerns - too small or worries about increasing weight. Regardless of the issue, I offer up the MOST sound, healthful, and research validated advice for families looking to raise children who are a JOY to feed, who grow well, and have a great relationship with their bodies.

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Educational Background

Dr. Jillian Murphy is a registered, licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, having completed the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine’s four year postgraduate program in 2006. Prior to attending CCNM, Dr. Murphy graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor degree in Science and Kinesiology.

Jillian’s background includes 10 years of general naturopathic practice, over 15 years of working with children in various fields, including intuitive eating and body image. She has additional training in CBT and coaching.

Jillian has dedicated the past 8 years to studying the psychology of eating, the relationship between weight and health, Intuitive Eating, and the most in-the-know strategies for exiting the diet cycle.  She is currently training under Ellyn Satter (THE go-to authority for raising children who are a joy to feed) to further her expertise in the area of childhood feeding and growth. Jillian works from a Health At Every Size (HAES) perspective.

Jillian loves to stay busy! In addition to her practice, she maintains an active lifestyle that includes: dance, jogging, walking, biking, swimming and yoga. She is an active parent at Central Public School in downtown Kingston, and a volunteer speaker for Mother Circle.