There can be no doubt that carrying excess weight is detrimental to our health. There is plenty of scientific evidence to support that fact. However, a recently published government report stated that, “being obese or excessively overweight increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.” (Public Health England, 25 July 2020). Based upon clinical data, the report does not suggest that people who are overweight are at greater risk of contracting COVID -19, but that they are at greater risk of developing complications, becoming seriously ill and being admitted to intensive care, in comparison to those with a healthy body mass index.
The unfortunate facts and figures
Consequently, the government has decided to launch a “Better Health” campaign to encourage people to lose weight and save the NHS time and money. A worthwhile thing to do, I am sure you will agree, but whilst we wait for this to be made available to the public, I wonder how effective it will be, to what extent it will be tailored to people’s individual needs and whether it will tackle the underlying causes of obesity, which are often complex.
According to government data, two-thirds (63%) of UK adults are above a healthy weight, with 36% overweight and 28% obese. One study found that for people with a BMI of 35 to 40, risk of death from COVID-19 increases by 40% and with a BMI over 40 by 90%, compared to those not living with obesity. Other data found that in intensive care units, 7.9% of critically ill patients with COVID-19 had a BMI over 40 compared with 2.9% of the general population. ((Public Health England, 25 July 2020). This as well as all the other risk factors to health, has surely got to be a strong incentive to do something about excess weight.
I understand that dieting and making lifestyle changes is not easy and I appreciate that many people struggle to do this and need some help along the way. For this reason, I produced “Weight Loss – A Mindset Approach” course to help people learn about the physical and emotional mechanisms that drive them to eat excessively.
You will learn why people find it difficult to keep the weight off in the long term.
My four-session mind-based course is based upon clinical hypnotherapy, psychology, and neuroscience. It is particularly relevant for those who have tried slimming clubs, calorie counting and various diets which appear successful for a while, only to find that the weight creeps back on over time. Diets have been shown not to work in the long term, so I teach people how to change their mindset and their eating habits in a way that can become long lasting.
Sadly, maintaining a healthy weight can become a lifelong battle. A constant cycle of dieting, successfully losing weight then regaining it all and sometimes more, over time. I want people to be able to identify whatever triggers their bad eating habits, change the way they think about food but still enjoy it. I don’t promise that it will be easy, but neither will it be so difficult that it is unachievable.
I can help you to get fitter and healthier
I work in an integrated way, drawing upon my skills and knowledge in hypnotherapy, mindfulness, counselling, wellness, and teaching. I deliver my course to small groups in person, online and on a one to one basis. The choice is yours. When working one to one, I can really get to know you, delve into the emotions and behaviours behind your eating patterns and tailor the sessions to meet your individual needs.
During this interactive course you will learn:
🔹 How to change your relationship with food by
understanding and changing your relationship with
🔹 Look at your underlying attitudes and beliefs about the
food you eat and learn how to change these by re-
wiring your brain using proven mind-based techniques
and solution focused hypnotherapy.
🔹 Start to feel better about yourself, your relationship with
food and your ability to take control over your eating
habits from the first session.
You will receive:
🔸 Three taught sessions lasting at least an hour each.
🔸Course notes and guidance documents.
🔸 A hypnotherapy recording to enhance your motivation.
🔸 A private one to one solution focused therapy follow-up
Working on a one to one basis, the course can be done over a longer period if you wish and additional modules can be included. My approach is positive, and it involves helping you to achieve your best hopes for the future. None of us want to face the possibility of pain, disability, or life-threatening medical conditions that may be avoided. Whereas, improving one’s quality of life, reducing the risk serious disease and mobility difficulties as we get older, is surely something to aim for. Let’s work together to help you become the version of you, that you want to be.
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