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

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Two days focusing on how you can use the latest psychological research and 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 Rembrandt Hotel London

Next dates March 13th & 14th 2020 (Friday & Saturday)

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. Academics involved in research in this area are also very welcome.

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.

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
  • How to help your clients stop emotional eating
  • How to help your clients enjoy eating out and festive meals without feeling guilty

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, and 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 will be published in the USA on 3rd December 2019. Helen 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 a distinction in the BPS Diploma in Clinical Psychology obtained through the South East Thames Clinical Psychology Training Scheme in 1989.

Helen is an Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland.

Timetable

Friday 13th March:

9 am – 9.30 am Registration

9.30 am Day 1 starts

12.30 pm to 1.30pm Lunch (not provided*)

5 pm End of Day 1

Saturday 14th March:

9.30 am Day 2 starts

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm Lunch (not provided*)

4.30 pm End of Day 2

* Lunch is not included. There are cafes and restaurants within a 5 to 10 minute walk of the venue, and an all-day menu is available in the Rembrandt Hotel’s Lounge Bar or Palette Restaurant

Fee

The fee for the two-day course including all training materials is £300 . This fee includes tea and coffee at break times but does not include lunch.

There will be a £100 discount for people who attend the one-day Appetite Retraining workshop run by Dr Helen McCarthy at the British Psychological Society offices in London on 25th October 2019. To apply for this discount please email a copy of your confirmation of booking from the BPS Learning Centre to info@theappetitedoctor.co.uk

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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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