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The Psychology of Weight Loss: Help your clients change their eating habits

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ONLINE 2-DAY WORKSHOP on how you can use the latest psychological research & practice to help your clients lose weight permanently

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The psychology of weight loss:

How to help your clients change their eating habits

Join us on this two-day course to help you deepen your understanding of the psychological factors which influence your clients’ attempts to lose weight. The course will explain why so many people’s weight loss efforts flounder, and will provide you with simple techniques for helping people to overcome these blocks and succeed.

You’ll learn how to incorporate up-to-date research from experimental, clinical and health psychology into your work with clients who want to lose weight or simply change their unhelpful eating habits.

You’ll learn about the psychology of habit change and what Working Memory is, and you’ll be able to explain these to clients in a way that enables them to understand why they’ve struggled in the past. Using this understanding, you’ll learn how to enable your clients to change those eating habits that keep their weight higher than they want.

The course will show you how you can assist your clients with two of the biggest issues in weight loss: Willpower and Motivation.

The emphasis is on practical, achievable and sustainable techniques and strategies, helping you to support your clients to change their eating habits for good.

The course will include a mix of presentation, discussion, reflection on your experience with clients, and exercises to enable you to develop additional skills.

Trainer Dr Helen McCarthy (The Appetite Doctor)

Venue Online

Next dates Thursday 2nd July and Friday 3rd July 2020

Who is the course for?

If your work involves helping people who want to lose weight, either as the main focus of their work with you, or as just a part of your work with them, this course is for you. You are likely to be working as a dietitian, nutritionist, nurse, health care assistant, doctor, psychologist, food educator, counsellor, psychotherapist or other health-related profession.

Course requirements

There are no specific qualifications needed to attend this course. There will be some pre-course reading as an introduction to the areas of psychology we’ll be drawing on.

Professional Accreditation

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

This workshop is suitable for CPD for the purposes of accreditation with the BABCP.

What you will learn

  • The 3 main reasons conventional diets fail
  • Simple aspects of the biology of eating and appetite that will enable your clients to learn to eat in tune with their body
  • The Appetite Pendulum and how to use it with your clients
  • The psychology of eating and appetite
  • Behaviour change and how to achieve permanent habit change
  • Working memory and why it’s important in habit change
  • How to help enhance your clients’ motivation
  • How to help your clients strengthen their willpower
  • How to help your clients stop eating when they’ve eaten just enough
  • How to help your clients stop eating when they’re not hungry

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.

www.theappetitedoctor.co.uk

Feedback from previous workshops

Absolutely excellent - and an important area of work with many possible applications.

It was very informative and incredibly inspiring.

So useful to have practical ways to support clients through cravings and other sabotaging thought processes

Amazing!

The Appetite Pendulum has already been super useful for my clients in tier 3 weight management!

Invaluable to my practice! I work with many clients trying to manage weight & this will now enable me to add an essential, missing dimension

One of the most useful workshops I have been to in years!

Very good topic very relevant, well researched and presented

Really informative and helpful applied research

I really enjoyed the mixture of theory, case studies and clinical experience

Timetable

Thursday 2nd July:

9 am – 9.30 am Registration

9.30 am Day 1 starts

12.30 pm to 1.30pm Lunch

4.30 pm End of Day 1

Friday 3rd July:

9.30 am Day 2 starts

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm Lunch

4.30 pm End of Day 2

Fee

The fee for the two-day course including all training materials is £250

Special offer: 3 tickets for the price of 2

Student/trainee rate £187.50 (saving 25%)

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Any questions?

If you have any other questions about the course please feel free to email info@theappetitedoctor.co.uk

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