Understanding your eating introductory programme, April/May 2019
Are you using food to manage your life?
The understanding your eating programme is designed for people who are aware that their overeating is driven by emotions rather than by hunger.
The programme does not tell you what to eat or how much. We think you know that already. Instead it helps you to explore whether you are eating to deal with your feelings.
If you are comfort eating, this programme teaches you a different way of getting through the day.
The program has been developed from research carried out by Julia Buckroyd, Emeritus Professor of Counselling of the University of Hertfordshire and Honorary Fellow of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
The programme does not offer dieting, exercise advice, or products. It is based on the assumption that the vast majority of those who are overweight, or suffer from disordered eating, know what it is that they should be doing. The problem lies in doing it, and in continuing to do it in the future.
The conclusion is that very many of us are soothing ourselves with food on a daily basis. Our culture provides us with more food than we know what to do with, and we have found out how to use it to comfort ourselves. Unfortunately that “comfort” turns out not to be so comforting after all, if we use it too much.
Want to feel better about yourself?
The Understanding your Eating Programme is based on current research. It aims to help you think about how you use food, so that you can be better placed to choose how you use food in the future. You will learn to have much better ways of managing your feelings, and will be less tempted to use food to comfort yourself. You will become more confident, with better self esteem and a better body image. You will find that food becomes much less of an anxiety and no longer dominates your thinking.
Doing this course has the potential to really change your life.
I am a licensed practitioner of the Understanding your Eating programme. For more National information see: http://www.understandingyoureating.co.uk/index.html
About Shelley Treacher
Shelley is a BACP accredited therapist who has worked in private practice & with groups in Bristol since 2003. Shelley works on a daily basis with binge eating and over eating, both with adults individually and in groups
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