Is Obesity a mental health issue?

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Recent figures show that weight management programmes via your GP are not working.
For those with a BMI of 30-35 probability of slimming down after a year was 1 in 210 for men and 1in 124 for women.
” Current strategies that focus on cutting calories and boosting physical activity aren’t working for most patients to achieve weight loss and maintain that ” said Dr Alison Fildes of Kings College London.

Eat less and move more…… This is common sense and we all know what we should be doing but don’t do it.
So should we be looking at the reasons behind obesity. These are often habits that have been going for many years. Do we need more support or therapy to establish our beliefs about food, why do we comfort eat, what does food mean to us?
Maybe low self esteem means that we don’t look after ourselves or take care of our needs. Perhaps we don’t even know what our needs are!
When we have negative feelings or feel stressed do we use food food to make us feel better.
Therapy can help us look at how we deal with stress. What are our coping strategies for life ? How do we deal with difficult situations and relationships. Are we assertive enough to say no to people and…. Food.
Therapy can help discover the reasons behind our use of food. Cognitive Behaviour therapy can challenge the thinking behind comfort eating and negativity and establish more positive functional thinking.
Let’s build self esteem and assertiveness to take more care of ourselves.
Is Obesity a mental health problem we can treat by psychological means. I believe it is.

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Don’t miss this talk on Thursday 18th June at The Food Doctor clinic.

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With the recent BBC programmes about Teeth and sugar now is the time to book up and get some real info about sugar and how to beat it.
Book your tickets for the evening talk this Thursday by myself Eating Therapist and Rhiannon Nutritionist at the Food Doctor Clinic.

Eating for Mind and Body:
How to beat stress, avoid sugar and manage disordered eating.

Thursday 18th June from 6.30pm -8.30pm
The Food Doctor Clinic, Harley Street, London

An engaging and interesting talk on the biggest food issues of today by the Food Doctor’s Rhiannon Lambert, Nutritionist and Yvonne Green MBACP( Accred) Counsellor and Eating Therapist.

You will discover some facts about sugar, nutrition and hidden sugary foods.
What to look for on labels
How sugar affects us physically and the ageing process
The effects of sugar, stress and smoking on mental health.
How to recognise sugar addiction and emotional eating.
Some useful self-care strategies and why CBT can be helpful.
How to eat more healthily.

Rhiannon and Yvonne will explore how sugar and stress can affect us from both a physical and mental perspective. They will examine the facts behind the sugar loaded diets that have caused many health issues for our society.
You will gain a better understanding of the link between emotions, stress and disordered eating. We will look at sugar addiction and stress and how to avoid them by eating more healthily. You will leave with some useful ways of coping with the continuous pressure to eat certain foods and learn how to make better food choices.

The cost of the Talk at The Food Doctor clinic is £45.
For more details and to ensure your place please book via email to info@yvonnegreencounsellor.co.uk or http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eating-for-mind-body-tickets-17062408122 or phone 07941612296.

New Talk on Sugar

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‘Eating for Mind & Body’

Thursday, 18 June 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)
Event Details

How to beat stress, avoid sugar and manage disordered eating.

Thursday 18th June from 6.30pm -8.30pm
The Food Doctor Clinic, Harley Street, London

An engaging and interesting talk on the biggest food issues of today by the Food Doctor’s Rhiannon Lambert, Nutritionist and Yvonne Green MBACP( Accred) Counsellor and Eating Therapist.

You will discover;

some facts about sugar, nutrition and hidden sugary foods.
What to look for on labels
How sugar affects us physically and the ageing process
The effects of sugar, stress and smoking on mental health.
How to recognise sugar addiction and emotional eating.
Some useful self-care strategies and why CBT can be helpful.
How to eat more healthily.

Rhiannon and Yvonne will explore how sugar and stress can affect us from both a physical and mental perspective. They will examine the facts behind the sugar loaded diets that have caused many health issues for our society.
You will gain a better understanding of the link between emotions, stress and disordered eating. We will look at sugar addiction and stress and how to avoid them by eating more healthily. You will leave with some useful ways of coping with the continuous pressure to eat certain foods and learn how to make better food choices.

To ensure your place, please email yvonne.green@the food doctor.com or Rhiannon.(info@rhitrition.com) or call us on 020 7792 6700 or book directly and pay through
<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eating-for-mind-body-tickets-17062408122

Tickets are £45.00

Hosted by Yvonne Green and Rhiannon Lambert.

Yvonne is a qualified and professional Counsellor and Eating therapist with Diplomas in General Counselling, Eating disorders, Obesity and Nutrition. She is a member of the BACP.

Rhiannon is a qualified Nutritionist with a 1st Class BSc in Nutrition & Health (ANutr), A diploma in Nutritional Therapy & a Masters Degree specialising in Eating Disorders & Obesitytalk

What works for Eating disorders ?

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Im a Counsellor and Eating therapist working in Suffolk and London and want to raise awareness of Eating issues, Disordered Eating, Food and our relationship with it. Im interested in why there is such a stigma around eating disorders and why and how we can remedy this. We all have to have a relationship with food. How can we have a good one.? Im doing a lecture on this subject next week and will report back on this blog, the questions and hopefully answers that this subject brings up. Please let me have some thoughts if these issues affect you.

“HOW TO WORK WITH EATING DISORDERS”

Presented by YVONNE GREEN

Counsellor/Eating Therapist

MBACP (Accred)

On: TUESDAY 25TH MARCH, 7-9PM

At The Friend’s Meeting House, St Johns St, Bury St edmunds,  Suffolk, IP33 1SJ

Tickets priced £15

An interactive lecture which looks at the established methods and approaches that are recognised to be effective when treating clients with Eating Disorders. A look at why nutrition is a key part of therapy and why collaborative family work has proven to be successful.  You may learn about your own relationship with food and how it affects your behaviour and thinking. A revealing look at how powerful food can be from a physical and mental perspective and how, with an understanding of how eating disorders work, recognised approaches can be used most effectively.

CPD Certificates will be issued on the night.

Contact Carol Whitehead on 01473 381403 or email – carol.whitehead@mentis.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Please use the link below to book your place.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-work-with-eating-disorders-tickets-9611822219?ref=enivtefor001&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend&ref=enivtefor001