Group Sessions: Short Course & Support Group
I run a short online course ‘Improve Your Relationship With Food’ and an online support group (monthly). Both are designed for individuals who:-
~ Want to improve their relationship with food
~ Want to feel more in charge of their eating
~ Might be looking to lose weight but would like more than a weight loss group, would like to stop going on diets and is looking for a fresh approach to address their eating habits
~ Would benefit from some in-depth discussion about their eating- chatting to others with similar goals and challenges
~ Would like to learn about the empowering benefits of mindful eating
~ Would like to gain more knowledge about nutrition and how it links to appetite control, weight management, mood and overall health and well-being.
Discussing, Sharing, Relating & Accountability
There are real benefits to having the opportunity to discuss things with others- sharing helps people to feel supported and understood, and to realise they’re not alone in their struggles with food and weight management. It’s an opportunity to give and receive moral support through sharing tips, ideas, information, stories, challenges and successes in relation to eating and weight management. Another benefit is regularly reviewing goals: individuals who report in to another person (or group) on their progress on a regular basis are more likely to achieve their goals.
Benefits Of A Dual Approach
With my background in both Health Psychology and Nutritional Therapy, attendees benefit from a dual approach, covering both nutritional and psychological components in order to explore and address a person’s relationship with food, find weight loss and long-term weight management strategies as well as help a person to achieve better appetite control and overall health and well-being, including mental health. This offers much more than a weight loss club where the primary focus is on weekly weight loss goals through ‘weigh-ins’- a person’s relationship with food is not usually explored on such programmes.
1. Online Course: ‘Improve Your Relationship With Food’
This online 4-part course has been designed for anyone who would like to improve their relationship with food to help them make better food choices, address overeating and achieve long-term healthy eating habits. It’s an introductory course, but also works well as a useful ‘refresher’ for anyone who has previously attended any of my talks, support groups or completed one-to-one sessions with me.
Want To Make Sense Of Your Eating?
Having a love/hate relationship with food can be exhausting. Our relationship with food can be quite complex, and requires some attention if we want to end the fight with food, stop swinging between restrictive eating and overeating and achieve a more balanced way of eating.
My short online course is for anyone who would like to explore and understand their own problematic eating habits and find strategies to help them feel more in charge of food, tackle overeating, put an end to yo-yo dieting and gain tools to achieve more healthy, long-lasting eating habits.
The course includes:-
~ Identifying and addressing overeating triggers
~ Links between childhood and a person’s relationship with food
~ Exploring the link between self-concept and a person’s relationship with food
~ ‘3 Keys’ to improve eating habits and tackle obesity:-
1) Understanding and tackling emotional eating: can result in a negative cycle of bingeing and restricting and feeling out of control of food
2) Mindful eating– tips to successfully navigate around the food environment and eating behaviour strategies
3) The ‘Hormone Factor’: how hormones such as insulin and cortisol are involved in food cravings, increased appetite, difficulty losing weight and weight gain, and how particular food choices can help a person to control their appetite and tackle excess weight
~ The interrelationship between eating habits, lifestyle management and personality.
Benefits Of Attending This Course:-
~ Gain a wealth of knowledge and new skills to kick-start a journey into a better relationship with food
~ Create a ‘tool box’ for life: a personalised, flexible plan to enable manageable, successful long-term change
~ Worksheets and handouts to help consolidate knowledge and provide a focused action plan for the coming fortnight
~ A short course with only 4 sessions to attend, yet packed with information to take away
~ Small groups: up to five people per course ensures good quality session delivery and effective learning
~ Teaching and support from myself (Emma Randall)- I have over ten years’ experience of successfully helping clients through running groups, talks, workshops and one-to-one sessions.
Commitment to attending all four sessions is required for optimum benefit, as each session covers substantial material.
Course Dates: 2022 (4 Fortnightly Sessions)
Next start date: Tuesday 22nd February 2022 (6.30-8pm). Last session: Tuesday 5th April 2022.
Cost: this course offers superb value at just £120 in total.
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite. Please note: full payment is required prior to the start of the course.
Each session covers substantial material, and so commitment to attending all four sessions is necessary for optimum benefit.
Review From A Course Attendee:-
“Emma’s course was an excellent introduction to the emotional and practical aspects of eating, and has made me think about my relationship with food in a whole different way. Emma brought a huge wealth of knowledge to the course and made a real effort to understand my own food issues. She gave practical and manageable suggestions for how to make improvements, as well as providing incredibly detailed and informative course documentation to complement this. The sessions provided a safe space to share stories with other group members, and learn from each other’s experiences. It was a very valuable course and has started me off on what I hope will be a very different relationship with food. Recommended! Thanks Emma.”
2. Online Support Group
More Than Just A Weight Loss Group
Our relationship with food can be complex!
When it come to eating and weight management, we must consider the psychology (mindset), as well as the nutritional and the physiological (food and body) factors.
My small, friendly online support group provides a unique opportunity to talk to others about eating and is for anyone who:-
~ Wants to understand and improve their relationship with food
~ Wants to feel more in charge of their eating
~ Might be looking to lose weight, wants to stop yo-yo dieting and is looking for a fresh approach to set up and maintain healthier eating habits
~ Would benefit from some in-depth discussion about their eating- chatting to others with similar goals and challenges
~ Would like to learn about emotional eating and the empowering benefits of mindful eating
~ Would like to gain more knowledge about nutrition in relation to appetite control, weight management, mood and overall health
~ Likes the idea of regular check-ins with others to discuss their progress. It’s easy to let new habits slip!
This group is a place to learn about and discuss three equally important areas (which many weight loss programmes don’t cover). Learn about the ‘3 Keys’ to improve eating habits and tackle obesity:-
1 Mindful eating: eating behaviour strategies such as being present with food and not being overly distracted whilst eating, slowing down the food choice and eating process, monitoring portion sizes
2 Emotional eating: can result in a negative cycle of bingeing and restricting and feeling out of control of food
3 The ‘Hormone Factor’: how hormones such as insulin and cortisol are involved in food cravings, increased appetite, difficulty losing weight and weight gain, and how particular food choices can help a person to control their appetite and tackle excess weight.
The Benefit Of Ongoing Support
The group provides ongoing advice and support and is a great opportunity for individuals to discuss with others in a safe environment their eating habits and relationship with food, and to learn about mindful eating, emotional eating and food and the body, providing attendees with great insight and tools to improve their own eating habits and relationship with food.
Just talking things through and listening to others’ experiences and eating behaviours can really help- it’s good to share and relate.
Comments From Attendees
“For anyone not sure I would totally recommend these support groups. Emma is full of knowledge and so supportive and I always leave feeling inspired. It’s lovely to talk to others in the same boat and support each other too. Could not praise these meetings enough if I tried!”.
“These meetings are amazing! I highly recommend them. Attended this week and I felt uplifted and motivated again after feeling down about the way I have been eating recently. Emma is so supportive and so helpful and just truly inspiring”.
Dates: 2022 (Fortnightly Sessions) & Cost
Next start date (block of 4 sessions): to be confirmed.
Cost: £12 (90 minute sessions). A four session block (paid in advance): £48. Payment can then be renewed once a block is completed, if you wish to continue attending for ongoing benefit. If you miss the start of a new block you can join midway and pay for the relevant number of sessions.
How Does The Support Group Differ From The Course?
I run the course 2-3 times per year and it has a maximum of five people. It’s designed to help people improve their overall relationship with food with four (fortnightly) structured sessions covering specific topics each week (including the Three Keys as mentioned above), between-session homework exercises, course materials and an optional Whatsapp group.
The support group can be attended on an ongoing basis, and topics may vary from week to week depending on group needs and preferences, with different people starting at different entry points. Attendee numbers may vary from block to block, and you can attend whenever you wish- you can attend for a block and then have a gap if you prefer, returning at a later stage. Ongoing attendance is recommended for full benefit.
Some people may prefer to attend the support group only; others may find it helpful to join the support group once they’ve completed the 4-session course, for ongoing support.
Attending My Course Or Support Group Will Help You To:-
~ End the fight with food: identify your main triggers to (over)eat or make poor food choices and find strategies to help you tackle problematic eating
~ Stop swinging between restrictive eating and overeating and instead achieve a more balanced, flexible way of eating. If weight loss is your goal, escape yo-yo dieting
~ Look at the whole picture: to manage our eating we have to address our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours, lifestyle factors and the physiology (food and the body): learn about the ‘3 Keys’ to improve eating habits and tackle obesity: eating behaviour (habits), emotions and hormones
~ Feel less guilt and shame around food
~ Stop putting pressure on yourself to lose weight and instead make your primary goal to focus on improving your relationship which food, and then weight loss and healthier, more balanced eating can be a positive by-product
~ Feel more empowered to make positive, long-term changes through increased self-awareness
~ Gain some really valuable insight into food, the body and factors that can promote and drive obesity.
For more information about my course or support group and which might be the best option for you, please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 07961 423120 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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