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How to Reduce Emotional Eating

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Change how you feel and act around food: #4 of The Appetite Doctor Online Retreats

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  • Do you eat when bored/ stressed/ agitated/ anxious although you’re not hungry?
  • If someone upsets you is the first thing you open the fridge?
  • If you’re feeling low, do you reach for your favourite food to lift your mood?
  • When life is getting out of control, does eating make you feel safe?

Emotional eating happens for good reasons when our nervous system learns that eating food can alter how we feel. Too much emotional eating can leave you feeling out of control.

This day is about understanding that each emotion tells us something about what’s going on, and by learning to decode these emotional messages we can learn new ways of managing our feelings.

We’ll cover the ways that relationships with others can fuel emotional eating, and how our relationship with ourselves can be a big part of the problem.

By the end of the day you’ll understand which emotions are causing you to overeat, and you’ll have strategies and techniques to deal with the emotions directly, without food.

About the Appetite Doctor Online Retreat series

If you’ve been trying to lose weight for a while you’ll know that it’s not easy to shed the pounds and keep them off.

Dieting alone rarely works. That’s because it’s the way you feel and act around food and eating that determines your success.

I’m Dr Helen McCarthy, best selling author of How to Retrain your Appetite and Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 30 years’ experience helping people change unhelpful patterns of feeling, thinking and acting. I’m holding a series of four 1-day online retreats for you to come together to think about and learn ways of developing a new relationship with food.

Learn with a psychologist and change your diet for life

I’ll be using my psychological training and clinical experience to help you develop a happy and healthy relationship with food. Each retreat will focus on an aspect of changing the way you feel and act around food and eating.

Achieving your optimum weight is to do with understanding what goes on in the mind and body. It’s not about the food as such. So much of what causes unhappiness and misery around food and eating is to do with psychology, not nutrition.

I’ve designed the Retreats around the key areas where I know people struggle most with their relationship with food and eating, and where a shift in understanding and mindset can make the biggest difference.

You are welcome to book one or more of the Retreats. If you have particular issues around eating then choose the days that will be most relevant to you. If you want the whole experience, go for all 4.

Other retreats in this series

How to stick to your resolutions and keep on track

How to strengthen your willpower

How to reduce cravings

  • You can book 2 retreats for £170 (saving £10)*
  • You can book 3 retreats for £240 (saving £30)*
  • You can book all 4 retreats for £300 (saving £60)*

* to take advantage of these savings, choose how many retreats you want to book on the Tickets button above and you'll be asked which retreats you want to attend in the booking process

Feedback from previous trainings

It was very informative and incredibly inspiring.

What a wonderful workshop, thank you so much!


About the trainer

Dr Helen McCarthy is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. She works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Bristol, Cardiff and London. Helen has 30 years' experience working as a Clinical Psychologist, using second and third wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapies since 1989 and using EMDR since 2005. She developed Appetite Retraining in 2011 to help her clients lose weight without dieting. Her first book “How to Retrain Your Appetite: Lose weight eating all your favourite foods" was published in the UK in January 2019 and in the USA in December 2019. Helen has appeared on the ITV programme "Save Money Lose Weight" and has been featured in Marie Claire, Mail Online, The Sun, Women’s Health, Veggie magazine, The Bristol Post, Wales Online and Western Mail.

She is a graduate of Durham University and Oxford University and was awarded the BPS Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the South East Thames Clinical Psychology Training Scheme in 1989.

Helen is an Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland and an Advanced Functional Imagery Training Practitioner.


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