Sylvia Goldman is a recovered weight loss addict who finally learned that "no one can die for you and no one can diet for you." That the issue is learning how to eat rather than learning how to diet. This realization motivated her to begin offering weight loss programs in a school she had founded years earlier "Adventures in Learning." She also added a program devoted to controlling stress based on the psychology of Albert Ellis on of the most outstanding psychologists of the twentieth century who not only trained her personally but also wrote the introduction to a book she authored Living Thin/Living Young.
She was a former columnist for the Long Boat Observer and has taught her program at the Long Boat Key Club and at Northern Trust Bank in Sarasota. She had decided her legacy was to continue offering this program as long as she could continue teaching. Living Thin is a 9 week program that gives you the information, tools, and strategies that will give you the health and confidence to take it off and keep it off without having to feel deprived. For example, you can have a daily cocktail and your favorite dessert once a week. You can have it all but not "all the time."
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How to keep it off and live healthily, physically and emotionally.
"I have talked and worked with Sylvia Goldman and listened to her main presentations of the theory and practice of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). In the course of investigating the REBT aspects of her Living Thin seminars, I have found that she understands REBT very well, is an excellent teacher of it, uses it effectively with people who have emotional issues about maintaining their weight loss, and helps them in other ways. Although Sylvia makes no pretense of being a psychotherapist, her seminars, workshops, and follow up sessions can be of great value to many people who have problems of overeating."
– Albert Ellis, Ph.D. Based on a 1982 professional survey of U.S. and Canadian psychologists, he was considered as the second most influential psychotherapist in history (Carl Rogers ranked first in the survey; Sigmund Freud was ranked third.)
"I am 77, feeling great and it all began with taking Sylvia Goldman's Living Thin program when I was 35. At that point I weighed 250 pounds, was depressed and feeling rotten about myself. This program not only helped me lose weight, but gave me the information and skills to do much more than lose the weight. I learned how to discipline myself in all areas of my life that controlled my weight: nutrition, exercise and especially emotional control. Living Thin is not a diet. It is a total lifestyle...a way of living program!"
- Bill Pittler Business Executive, Lutherville, MD & Palm Beach, FL
I came to Living Thin well in excess of 300 pounds, and in a gradual and sensible way managed to lose 100 pounds. The weight loss is attributed to the systematic manner in which Living Thin inculcates a series of intelligent messages which are assimilated and which lead to rehabilitating oneself to proper patterns of eating. However, the "secret" is not the issue of weight loss and control, but re-learning health modes of thinking (sometimes even learning them for the first time) such that the usual self-destructiveness, which manifests itself in over-eating is overcome.
This is the special province of Sylvia Goldman, an insightful, persistent and innately wise woman who guided me as she has guided many others to a more self-appreciation that undergirds all meaningful change. Her interpretation of rational thinking, as derived from the philosophy of Dr. Albert Ellis, helped to create a deeper awareness of the way in which people can re-orient their thought processes, particularly those which perpetuate negative behavior such as over-eating. My experience of Living Thin has helped me to be more helpful to others through a more rational approach to recurrent emotional problems.
- Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Beth El Congregation, Baltimore, MD
I've had rheumatoid arthritis for 33 years. I've lived most of my adult life trying to manage my illness, pain and low-grade despair in addition to being a physician, wife and mother of three sons. After taking Sylvia Goldman's course, Living Thin, I learned how to eat. I also learned what and how much my body needed to be well. I learned how potent my mind is on the state of my health from being overweight to debilitating arthritis. By learning to think and perceived my life in a different way, I changed from having a feeling of hopelessness to one of pure joy and excitement. My mind and body are more in tune with my natural cycles and abilities, and I am well.
- Dr. Margaret M. Fletcher Surgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Harvey Kaltsas Acupuncture Physician Sarasota, FL
Past President, AAAOM (1992-1994), Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) Co-Founder East West College of Natural Medicine V.P. (FL), National Guild for AOM, AFL-CIO
Sylvia Goldman's Living Thin Program placed me in charge of two struggles I've had in my personal life for years:
Losing weight and keeping it off
Dealing with stress.
I Learned how to eat and cope in just a few weeks! You can too!
The fountain of youth is between your ears. You simply don’t give yourself enough credit. You don’t need anyone. Just do the things I am asking you to do and you will find that even small changes can make big differences.
Your attitude is the single most important part of who you are. An attitude can make or break a business or a relationship.