Why do I overeat?
This five-week course is aimed at helping you to explore your relationship with food and will help you to change your relationship with food. It will be of interest to anyone who:
- Comfort eats.
- Has a history of yo-yo dieting.
- Is preoccupied with their size and weight.
- Anyone who is interested in understanding their relationship with food more fully.
Unlike most conventional weight loss programs which concentrate on reducing calorie intake and increasing exercise, this program helps you to explore the psychological barriers to weight loss and helps you to understand the use of food for emotional management i.e. why you comfort eat. Without understanding the underlying (often unconscious) root causes which affect our relationship with food, sustained change is very difficult. The course is based upon the "understanding your eating" program developed by Professor Julia Buckroyd whilst she was at the University of Hertfordshire. Initial trials showed that 71% of those who had attended her program reported already having changed something of their eating behaviour by the end of it.
- This is a psycho-educational program with a small (max 12) group which runs for three hours every week for five weeks.
- You will be encouraged to look at the underlying emotional reasons for eating. Issues such as self-esteem, self-image and relationships will be explored.
- You will explore alternative ways to help you get through the day rather than eating.
About the host
The course is facilitated by Sandra Jones, a BACP accredited counsellor and Carol May, a health and wellness coach. Between them they have many years of experience in counselling, eating disorders, nutrition, mindfulness and have worked with groups of both men and women in a variety of health and well-being programs.