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CBT Weight Loss Programme

CBT Weight Loss Programme in Wolverhampton, West Midlands

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Weight Loss Programme is for those who want to control their eating and lose weight. You may have experienced difficulty losing weight or have lost weight in the past only to put it on again. The CBT Weight Loss Programme will teach you how to cope with food craving, stress and strong emotions without turning to food for comfort. Most importantly you'll discover how to change the way you think about food so that you can diet successfully.

How the CBT Weight Loss Programme Works

The CBT Weight Loss Programme is a psychological programme, not a food plan.  It doesn't tell you what to eat - you can choose any nutritious diet you want.  That's because any reasonable diet will work for you if you have the right mindset.  The CBT Weight Loss Programme teaches you how to get yourself to eat the way you are supposed to eat. It shows you how to talk back to the I don't want to, I don't have to, or I can't voice in your head.

The CBT Weight Loss Programme is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the most highly researched form of talk therapy in the world. CBT is based on the concept that they way people think affects how they feel and what they do. CBT helps you to identify your sabotaging thinking and effectively respond to it, so you feel better and can behave in helpful ways.

CBT teaches people how to solve problems, and dieters can have lots of problems.  For example, have you ever strayed from a diet for any of the following reasons:

  • You finished all of the food on your plate but didn't feel satisfied
  • You felt upset and thought that eating would make you feel better
  • You were too tempted by the sight of food when shopping
  • You were too tired to cook, so you opted for fast food instead
  • You were too polite to turn down desert that your friend baked
  • You were at a party and felt like treating yourself

To successfully lose weight and keep it off, you need to solve these kinds of practical issues. You'll also need to solve some psychological problems, such as:

  • Feeling overwhelmed by the requirements of your diet
  • Feeling deprived
  • Feeling discouraged when you don't lose weight constantly or lose as much weight as you had hoped
  • Feeling stressed by other life problems

CBT helps you to solve both practical and psychological problems and learn new thinking and behavioural skills - skills you'll be able to use for the rest of your life.  You'll not only overcome your current problems, but also learn how to use your new skills to overcome future problems. 

CBT Weight Loss Programme, Wolverhampton

Programme Overview

With this comprehensive step by step programme you will be able to stay on your diet, lose weight, and maintain your weight loss. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Weight Loss Programme is conducted on a one-to-one basis with an experienced CBT therapist and coach.

  • Learn how to use CBT techniques to prepare your mind and environment for dieting
  • Identify healthy diet plans
  • Learn how to eat mindfully
  • Remove personal temptations
  • Reduce environmental triggers
  • Select an exercise plan
  • Set a realistic goal (i.e. weight loss or size)
  • Create the time and energy to commit to the diet and exercise programme
  • Identify common self sabotaging thoughts and learn helpful responses
  • Monitor and address hunger, desire and cravings
  • Learn how to monitor your eating and exercise
  • Control sabotaging thoughts and uncontrolled eating
  • Find out how to change your definition of full
  • Discover useful questioning techniques to deal with unhelpful thinking
  • Recognise and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Discover how to resist urges and stay in control
  • Consider your alcohol intake and develop an action plan
  • Learn how to prepare for travel and going out
  • Overcome feelings of discouragement and deprivation
  • Understand how to eliminate emotional eating
  • Feel in control in the most challenging situations
  • Remain motivated to maintain weight loss for life
  • Fine tune your new skills

The Research and Evidence Base

A recent study in Sweden demonstrated the effectiveness of Cognitive Therapy for weight loss (Stahre & Hallstrom, 2000).  People enrolled in the Cognitive Therapy programme lost an average of 18 pounds over 10 weeks of treatment.  When the study participants were evaluated a year and a half after treatment, nearly all of them - 92% - had not only maintained their weight loss, but had lost even more weight. This is what sets our Cognitive Therapy apart from other types of therapy and other types of weight loss programmes. 

Referrals

Our clients come to us via several routes:

  • The general public: Individuals can contact us directly to book a place on our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Weight Loss Programme
  • Organisations: An organisation may contact us to arrange a booking for one or more of their staff.
  • Health insurance providers: A number of our therapists are registered with major health insurance companies. Please ask about this when you get in touch.
  • Other professionals: A professional such as a solicitor or social worker may contact us to make a referral for one or more of their clients.

We also offer customised CBT Weight Loss Programme workshops. Please contact us for further details. 

Session Fee

Payment is made at the end of each session via cash or cheque. For further details of our pricing structure for our self-funding clients (the general public) please read services and prices.

If you are an organisation, GP, social worker or other third party referral agent please telephone our Wolverhampton practice for further details or our corporate pricing structure.

Make an Appointment

If you would like to arrange an appointment, make a referral or require further information about our CBT Weight Loss Programme please telephone our Wolverhampton practice on: 01902 827808.  Alternatively fill out our online contact form. For information regarding our opening hours please click: Practice opening hours

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