Emotional Eating / Weight Loss Program
This is an informal and relaxed chat lasting approximately 60 minutes where Fiona will help you to explore and understand your relationship with food. The theory of comfort eating will be discussed and connections made to your own life and how you may have been unintentionally using food as a means to avoid emotions such as anxiousness, sadness, anger, hurt, low self-esteem and boredom. Many people also have strong connections to joy and happiness with food. It is really important to identify the relevant emotions and then start to tackle those rather than focusing on traditional weight loss methods. Fiona’s mantra when it comes to weight loss and healthy choices is: “when I feel better, I’ll lose weight” rather than the commonly held belief “I will lose weight I will feel better”. The latter idea is a false belief that keeps many people stuck; the truth is that when we are happy and confident we make better choices that reflect our positive state of mind. Fiona will also help you to slow down any obsessive thoughts relating to food and also look at the guilt and shame that many people feel in relation to eating too much and/or eating junk foods. Together we will also examine any secret eating patterns that may be occuring and the fear of being judged. We will examine your specific main cause of weight gain/retention and look at practical steps to enable you lose it. It is important at this stage to ascertain that there are no physical reasons that would stop you from losing weight, such as an overactive thyroid. The consultation is therefore a psychological assessment with practical tools and techniques to help you.At the end of this session CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) practical and achievable goals are agreed in order to start the process of making positive progress. You will listen to a specific positive suggestions self-hypnosis MP3 that will help you to boost your confidence and make healthy choices from the outset and program your subconscious mind to feel calmer and more in control. Many clients express an immediate relief and notice themselves making healthy choices easily and effortlessly and then of course over time they lose weight in a sustainable and healthy way.