"NO DIET, NO MEASURING, NO SCALES - DO IT DIFFERENTLY THIS TIME"
Most of us know what we need to do to lose weight but why do some find it harder than others. Mostly its down to your own mindset, your thoughts, your ingrained behaviour and actions which hold you back from achieving the results you want. Learn how to control your thoughts, change your mind and change your weight.
From working with clients as a Personal Trainer over the last 10 years, it became obvious that even when individuals know what they should be doing to lose weight they still couldn’t achieve it. This lead me to qualify in NLP and Hypnotherapy so I had the skills to help clients see things differently and to begin to challenge their own mindset, behaviours and attitudes which hold them back from change.
Weight Loss Workshops
My weight loss workshops are designed to achieve long term lifestyle changes and aim for steady weight loss of 1lb per week. I focus on the mindset, looking at behaviours and attitudes to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. I also include the basics of weight loss and understanding the process so individuals can be more mindful of what and why they are eating.
My current workshops are run over 8 sessions, which last about 45 minutes each. At the current time they are held via zoom so you can attend from any location.
The content of my workshops are as follows:
WORKSHOP 1 & 2
During this workshop I ask the participants to consider how they feel about themselves and their health and their fitness. Then get them to consider how they want to feel.
We begin to look at how easily you can change your thoughts and how you feel and begin to question certain behavior and beliefs. Finding the real motivation for change and to take action to make it happen.
I get the participants to take part in a little mind game, I get them to think differently about a food they normally crave and when they do the results show them how easy it is to change how they feel about that particular food.
Weight loss is energy in versus energy out so although I do not encourage calorie counting, I do a section on being mindful of the numbers. Discussing how many calories they need a day and how easy it can be to eat so much more than they need.
I provide my own weight loss hypnosis recording for participants to listen to at home.
WORKSHOPS 3 & 4
We do more on calculating your own specific calorie allowance. We discuss BMR, BMI, WHR etc. How much to allow for exercise. This is not moving towards calorie counting but an exercise of mindfulness in your own body's needs and so you become aware of the food and drink choices you are currently making.
The Human Body
We take a look at how amazing the human body is and how much we take it for granted. Becoming mindful of the impact of whatever we eat/drink has on our body. Eat well to be proactive not reactive to illness.
Food Groups, Portion Sizes & Overeating
We look at protein, carbs, fats and the energy they provide and which keep us feeling full for longer. We also look at how much our body needs of each food group per day. We look at portion sizes and knowing how much is too much. Tuning into how the body feels.
Power of The Mind
This section is about controlling that part of the mind, the self-sabotage and why you keep doing what you don't want to.
WORKSHOP 5 & 6
Plan for Life
This session is about life and weight loss not running in one consistent smooth path, managing times like Christmas, birthdays, holidays etc. Life is to be enjoyed. Eating should be a pleasure, it should make you feel good. So it's about finding that balance.
We discuss emotional eating and triggers, peer pressure and how to deal with it and consider alternative coping strategies they can introduce instead of turning to food.
We look at the wheel of life - as other areas in your life may impact your health and mindset and can lead to emotional eating.
Stress and Your Health
The impact of stress on your health and how adopting a healthier lifestyle can make such a difference. Consider having some “me time” too.
Applying the 80/20 rule to your life shows you that one bad day is not the end, it is not failure. Its about finding the balance that works for you.
Hypnosis Recording 2
I provide another of my recordings for participants to use at home, which addresses emotional eating.
WORKSHOPS 7 & 8
Dealing with Peer & Family Pressure
Being prepared for family ridicule or feeders and how to stand firm politely. How what you say to them can have an impact and bring them on your side without hurting their feelings.
Looking at social occasions, eating out, better choices to make, planning ahead.
Looking at how we really only need to visit 20% of the shelf space in a supermarket, avoid “products”.
Beware of misleading marketing, low-fat low-calorie, is not always as healthy as it appears.
Reading food labels.
The impact of exercise on our health, how much you should do etc.
Maintaining Weight Loss
What happens when the participants have reached their goal?
Relapsing danger signs and how to nip relapses in the bud.
Next Course Dates: Online course commences Tuesday 28th July 7.30pm and runs consecutively for 8 weeks. Cost of the course is £50 and includes:
1. The 8 sessions over 8 weeks.
2. Supporting documentation.
3. Two hypnosis recordings for weight loss and emotional eating.
4. Facebook Support Group
You can book your place now online. Places are limited to 10 per course.