Is Weight Loss Therapy For Me?
Has your weight been a struggle for too much of your life? Have you been on countless diets, your weight yo-yo-ing endlessly up and down? Do you feel helpless, and struggle to believe that you will ever be able to break your unhappy relationship with food, eating, weight and your body?
Our weight loss therapy keeps your struggle with weight at the forefront of therapy. There may well be other issues that underlie your eating behaviour, such as anxiety, depression or low self-worth that will need to be worked through for real change to take place. We will help you explore the big picture of what has contributed to, and now maintains, your struggle with weight. Here are some areas that we may explore with you in weight loss therapy.
We all have very unique and different childhoods that contribute greatly to the way we eat today.
We call this ‘food scripting’ and the messages we heard from our parents and grandparents, get mixed up with peer group attitudes and the prominent cultural influences of society at that time.
No wonder we get a little confused! The result is we carry a weight, food and eating legacy that is based on decisions, beliefs, values and attitudes that we formed in childhood.
They are out of date, and need resolving and updating.
Some people experience a more damaging childhood. Psychological and sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment are just some of the deeper and more complex themes that become woven into our narrative with food, weight, eating and our body.
Processing and making sense of these complex associations can be life-changing, and require a longer commitment to therapy, and a willingness to stay the course of a journey that at times may be painful. Expression of our authentic emotions, that may have been repressed and swallowed down with food over many years, opens the door for a new experience in life, of ourselves, our relationships and the potential for joy and fulfilment.
How Does Weight Loss Therapy Work?
We respect that you have your own personal story. Our job is to listen carefully, and make sure you feel heard, seen and understood.
Together we will make sense of the patterns that you present with weight, food, eating and your body.
We will bring into awareness the factors that got you stuck, and look for the ones that are now maintaining the vicious cycle you are in with your body.
We will make explicit the areas we believe treatment needs to focus, and support you in acquiring new self-management skills and updating aspects of your personality, so you can achieve your weight loss and life goals.
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