Circle of HOPE ~ FAQs

We understand that making the decision to join Circle of HOPE, our private, emotionally-safe online membership community specifically for people affected by emotional and binge eating, can be a big one. To help you out, we’ve answered the most commonly asked questions about our Community. If you don’t see your question answered here, please contact us below and we’ll be happy to help you out!


I’m not very tech-savvy. Is this Online Community easy to use?
Please don’t be intimidated by the technology. It’s actually quite easy to navigate and we have a Technology “How-To” document ready for you when you join, which walks you through exactly how to use the website and app. Like anything new, it takes a bit of time and practice to figure it all out, but once you do we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple it is to find and access everything. The wonderful thing about our Community is you can access it 24/7 on your computer and smartphone, so it’s always available to you.


If I identify as a Binge Eater, will this Community still be helpful for me?
Yes! Binge eating is a specific form of emotional eating, so this material will be very applicable. We purposefully use the word “Emotional Eater” in the name to include all people who struggle with different types of non-hunger eating, such as compulsive overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, and yo-yo dieting.


Do I have to actively participate in the discussions, or can I just quietly learn without participating?
Your level of participation is completely up to you. It is perfectly fine to take advantage of all the amazing educational resources available without ever interacting with us or any of the other members.


What are the perks to an annual membership that I don’t get as a monthly member?
Annual membership offers about three months free, so while you’re getting 12 months of life-changing material you’re really only paying for about 9 months.


Who can join this community?
This community is for men and women over the age of 18 who are seeking education about the hidden pieces that create and drive the need for emotional and binge eating. This is a global community and we welcome and embrace people from all walks of life.


I have a very busy life. Can I watch or listen to the videos when it’s convenient for me?
Absolutely. Our twice weekly educational VideoCasts are recorded live, meaning members can join in and ask questions as we are filming them. But, if you’re not able to join us that’s no problem. Everything will be recorded and archived in the community, so you can watch or listen anytime that works for you.


Is this a weight loss group?
No. While some of our members may have personal goals of losing weight, this Community is not a space to share or seek weight loss advice, dieting “tricks,” or before and after photos. We do, however, encourage members to converse about a wide range of emotional eating topics that are important and meaningful to them, one of which tends to be weight loss and related body image struggles. However, in true Dr. Julie & Dr. Ashley form, we transform these conversations of Weight and Body into our signature “deeper work” style, helping our members explore the hidden psychological and emotional pieces that are often tangled up in their relationship with food, weight, and body. Our Community is a supportive and non-judgmental community that invites people of all body sizes and personal health goals, and we always welcome dynamic and respectful conversations about issues surrounding weight.


Watch this 1-minute video to see how easy it is to sign up, and what the Community looks like once you’re a member. 

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Have a question not answered here? No problem!
Simply contact us below and we’ll be happy to help you out.