Essentials for your body

Make peace with your body and with food:

Intuitive Eating, as developed by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, has been the subject of more than 125 studies demonstrating positive results on both psychological and physical health.

This coaching follows 10 principles that will help you to rediscover a confident, serene relationship with food and with your body.
This is not a diet or weight management programme, but a way of working on your behaviours. These changes can have an impact on weight but this isn’t the primary goal.

Intuitive eating rebels against the diet culture and the negative spiral of weight loss and weight gain that it provokes. You’re familiar with the yo-yo phenomenon. You put back on all the weight you’ve lost or even more, you spend your time fighting against your body, blaming yourself for having ‘failed’, for lacking the willpower, then you start a new diet, one day you finally crack, you blame yourself, you feel bad and you start all over again…. Contrary to popular belief this isn’t a character flaw, it’s just about inevitable and it is possible to break away from this system.

Here’s a great podcast that I highly recommend:
Ten Percent Happier Podcast with Dan Harris, his guest is Evelyn Tribole

Your comfort

Your comfort and sense of safety are important, and this includes access to my office.
Parking here is easy.  
There is only one step at the front door to access the office which is on the ground floor.
There is a 3-seater sofa with a fairly high seat, a 2-seater sofa and a 1-seater armchair. None of the furniture is in any danger of collapsing under your weight.
The toilet is spacious and easy to move around in.

Are you considering bariatric surgery?

I do not advocate for or against surgery. This coaching exists purely because it is an option that will impact eating behaviours.

Bariatric surgery is an important decision that requires a lot of thought and information in order to make a decision.
This choice isn’t always obvious especially when we are healthy.
I believe it’s preferable to work on eating behaviours before considering surgery through NLP and Intuitive Eating to ensure the best possible outcome for your surgery.

To help you we can work together on the following :

  • Making a decision: I don’t influence you, I ask a lot of questions designed to allow you to get to your own answer.
  • Managing fears: of the gastroscopy, complications, the psychologist appointments, how others view you, etc.
  • Self-esteem
  • Beliefs that stop you moving forward: “it’s the easy way out”, “it’s for people who don’t have enough willpower”, “I won’t be myself anymore after the operation”
  • Communication with your loved ones: sharing your decision, to apprehend questions and comments.
  • Conflict management
  • Apprehend big changes
  • Letting go

This coaching doesn’t replace seeing a psychologist, dietician or your surgical team whose support is indispensable. My work is complementary to theirs.