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Weight off your mind
  • Have you struggled with your weight for years?
  • Are you a yo-yo dieter?
  • Do you feel your life is on hold until you get slimmer?
  • Do you envy other people's fitness?
  • Are you comparing yourself to super slim celebrities?
  • Do you lack confidence because you feel overweight?
  • Do you think other people are more successful because they are slimmer?
  • Is food a consolation when life seems difficult?
  • Do you feel in control when you eat less?

If the answer is yes to one or more of the above questions its maybe time to try a different approach.

Weight off your mind is an effective weight loss programme which promotes healthy eating, regular exercise and aims to reduce anxiety associated with food and body image.

The programme is available to everyone who feels unhappy with their shape, regardless of size, age or fitness level.

My experience

As a psychiatric nurse, counsellor and fitness coach, Pilates and Yoga Instructor I have worked with clients with weight problems for most of my life.

It seems to me clear that dieting encourages food obsessions, lowers self esteem and while it may be successful in the short term, ultimately fails to maintain lower body fat. An holistic approach promotes a healthier mind and body.

My approach

To lose weight and maintain a healthy shape, dieting alone is not enough. It creates the rollercoaster effect of feeling successful and a complete failure, causing the discomfort of mood swings. It is the attacking the symptoms and ignoring the underlying cause.

How many times do we lose weight on a diet only to put it all back on again and more? Failure does not make for high self esteem and the 'What the hell I 'd may as well stuff my face' approach kicks in.

The programme is about learning to understand your emotional connection to food, sharing experience with this group, supporting and encouraging each other and self acceptance.

What's involved?

Weight off your mind is an 8 week programme and runs as a group of 8 to 10 people who work together for the full course. It's important to try to attend all the sessions and is not available on a drop in basis.

The first session is a one to one session to find out what you want to achieve, look at your relationship with food and think about goals
The next 7 sessions will be in group format and will meet once a week. It's about sharing experiences, supporting each other, nutrition, pitfalls, triggers, self-esteem and success for life.

At the end of the course we will meet once a month to see how it is going.

Difficulties may surface and individual and couple counselling will be available at a separate time and cost. Pilates, Yogasculpt, Personal Training and fitness programmes will be charged separately


£95 for 8 week course
Includes 1 individual session and 7group sessions.

Monthly maintenance meeting to monitor progress and offer additional support £10.


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