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Welcome to my CBT for Weight Loss Programme. For years I have done the diets and gone to the various well known programmes and each time I return, I meet the same faces and we laugh – here we go again! We all have a common goal – to lose weight, hopefully for the long term but most of us have a shorter goal in mind, to fit into the swim suit, the party dress -and we are so happy when we do.
But what happens next?
As a licensed practitioner of the Mind over Body Weight Loss Program, I am very enthusiastic about the prospects of a permanent weight loss. When we think of weight loss, we often think about what we eat or the exercise we take. The questions we ask ourselves tend to revolve around how much fat, protein and carbs to eat, or whether pounding the pavements will take off the pounds.
However did you know that:
Dieting starts in your brain and not on your plate
SO NOW ITS TIME TO REWIRE YOUR BRAIN
How does the MIND OVER BODY Weight loss programme work?
Most weight loss programmes focus on diet and exercise, but if you have tried to lose weight in the past, you know that your mind has to be in the right head space in order to succeed. This is where the Mind over Body programme is different. You will be given the skills to overcome emotional eating, deal with triggers and cravings and be given the tools to change your relationship with food forever.
This programme is for you if you have tried many diets before but found it difficult to stay motivated. After a few weeks you give up and gain most or all of the weight you lost back on. This programme will teach you how to stay motivated, deal with triggers and emotional eating and give you nutritional guidelines that will keep you full and stop cravings. The nutritional plan is full of delicious food as eating healthy does not need to be boring.
As a coach of the Mind over Body program you will have my support and encouragement every step of the way as you change the way you relate to food forever.
I run this programme from my private clinic in Templeogue, Knocklyon on a 1: 1 to basis, (50 minute session}
or in a group format (75 minute session). It is an interactive, homework 8 week based programme.
How we think has a huge influence on how we feel and ultimately goes on to affect what we do and how things are going to turn out for us.
In this way, how you think affects how you eat.
It is not just the situations you find yourself in, or the things that happen to you, that determine how you feel and react. It is how you perceive, or evaluate those situations.
Think about how empowering this is!
If we can learn to think differently, we can interpret situations realistically and helpfully.
Then we change how we feel, how we behave, and how we eat.
Thinking and Eating…They’re Related!
Any realistic diet will work as long as you have the right attitude, which is where CBT for weight loss can benefit. The CBT for weight loss programme can help you to choose appropriate foods and use suitable eating behaviours. These will become consistent and permanent by learning to make long-lasting changes to the way that you think.
Research shows that the most effective weight loss programmes are more than simple diets. Successful programmes combine diet, exercise, and psychological intervention. Further recent research emphasises that including a psychological element considerably improves the results.
CBT is more effective than diet and exercise regimes on their own because it works at the underlying core issues which perpetuate these gain loss cycles. By treating the underlying causes clients are appreciably less prone to relapse.
CBT for Weight Loss is very different from other attitudes and programmes to weight loss. It is a psychological programme and not a food plan. You are not told what to eat but can select your own nutritional diet (I however have my own in-house advice which can assist in this regard).
As a participant of the Mind over Body program
You will be coached by me to change the way you behave and think about food. This program is delivered over 8 weeks for 75 minutes each week (group) or 50 minutes 1:1.
You will take control of your triggers and cravings
you will be able to master the skills of staying motivated and silencing that inner voice that sabotages your weight loss efforts.
Following the 8 weeks you will:
walk away with an eating plan that will be sustainable for now and the future.
have the skill set to deal with triggers and cravings
be able to self-motivate long term
feel confident and in control about your eating
lose the desire to overeat
What the programme will do for you
Improved body image
Change your habits around food
Put an end to emotional eating
Put an end to yo-yo dieting
No more self-sabotaging your weight loss efforts and put an end to that inner voice that has stopped you in the past
Skills you will walk away with:
Retrain your mindset to replace “Diet” mentality
Transform your sabotaging beliefs and thoughts
Nourishing yourself to eliminate food cravings
Recognising emotional eating and knowing how to change it
How to get back on track after making unhealthy food/drink choices
How mindful eating will help you feel fuller and more satisfied
How to keep yourself motivated
Self monitor to keep you in charge
Planning for holidays/nights out/special occasions
Understand the difference between hunger and cravings
What people have said about this programme:
“I just want to say this programme has really opened my eyes so much about my relationship with food and my relationship with myself. For some reason setting out on this I thought oh great 8 weeks I’ll be good and I’ll drop 2 stone and life will be wonderful but it’s not that straightforward because I’ve so much to figure out that I didn’t realise when I started. I have been very stressed for the past 6 months+ because of work. Juggling a demanding full-time job and 3 small children is tricky and I wasn’t giving myself credit for that. All I could see is that I am overweight. I am a resilient person and look outwardly like I cope well with stress and to an extent I do but I feel now it has been manifesting itself in weight gain and I have been trapped in a vicious circle of overeating and giving myself a hard time. I’m very grateful for this programme because it has made me sit and think and write down what’s going on for me. I am naturally a happy person and I am very blessed with so much. I feel this programme could help me finally feel happy about my physical appearance after many years”
I have found this course so fulfilling on many levels.
Empowering: It has thought me to take control of my decisions around weight loss management.
Enabling: It provides me with a set of tools, thoughts and ideas that I can reach for at any time I struggle or celebrate around food, emotions and life.
Enjoyment: It was expertly delivered, very professional and with great fun and camaraderie among our group. Maretta provided a setting where we came as strangers but most definitely left as friends, who support each other going forward in awareness of everything that weight loss management and indeed life brings us.
CATHY NOLAN (March, 2020)
Maretta delivered the CBT programme very efficiently and professionally. The tools we were given on the course can be applied to a lot of areas in life not just weight loss.
I enjoyed the ‘homework’ of writing down 3 things you give yourself credit for because it makes you think and realise how much you do each day that is a positive act as the tendency is to focus on the negative.
The 5 minute rule is also something I use regularly to occupy myself if I feel hungry, it mostly works if I get immersed in the task so I forget about food for a while.
The people in my group were very friendly and engaged and Maretta created an inclusive environment where everyone felt comfortable to join in.
I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn about weight loss aside from counting calories.
Thanks again Maretta for a very enjoyable & informative 8 weeks.
ADRIENNE CONNOLLY (March, 2020)
I was very self conscious about my weight, and being able to attend 1:1 sessions
with Maretta was great. From the outset she made me feel comfortable and never once
focussed on how big I was. The programme itself was so different to anything I had
done before. I was always on a diet and I know my friends were fed up hearing me talking about my latest diet. I noticed over the 8 week programme I was mentioning diet less and
less. I finished up with Maretta, feeling in complete control and ready for my new life style
changes. Being able to link in with Maretta after the 8 programme also helped me stay on track. Thank you so much Maretta, you journeyed with me very sensitively and your encouragement of me in every step give me great hope.
HELEN DOYLE (April, 2021)
CBT for Weight Loss Charges
What is the cost of the sessions?
€640 for an 8 week program (payment plan available)
€160 per person if providing the program in a group format.
CBT Sessions for Weight-Loss
(both 1:1 and group sessions available).
My next group session
will start at St Colmcille's Community School, Wednesday 19th January
St Tiernan's CS, Balally, Monday 24th January, 2022
Adult Ed. Prog
Time: (8pm - 9.15pm)
Note: Depending on Covid Restrictions at the time, it would be my preference to run this program in person, however we can revert to Zoom if needs be.
I continue to run 1:1 sessions at my private practice in Knocklyon
In the meantime please register your interest below either for group or 1: 1
Group Places are limited