Wellbeing

What blocks you from loving yourself?

​The idea of ‘self-love’ is a popular aspiration for many people these days along with achieving zen-like mindfulness or lithely moving from downward-facing dog to sun-salutation without as much as breaking a sweat. All these goals sound great in theory and why...

Woman and what it means #MWR March

woman and what it means I've been looking at the events for this year's International Woman's Day and making contact with women friends and family members for the Million Women Rising March #MWR on Saturday 10th so that I don't end up as #SallyNoMates on the day.It's...

Real hunger vs fake hunger

If you graze and snack all through the day, it's easy to be confused about whether you are physically hungry or just fake hungry. Grazing and snacking can be such an embedded habit that some people have no idea what real, actual physical hunger feels like. Are you so...

Brent’s Story – A therapy case study

A therapy case study ‘When I signed up for therapy with Sally I was already on the waiting list for a gastric band operation. Major abdominal surgery was something I wanted to avoid, so this programme felt like my last-ditch attempt to get my weight under control.‘At...

Emotional Eating Q & A Session

Emotional Eating Q & A with Examiner.comExaminer.com journalist Betty Russell poses her questions to therapist Sally Baker about her work to transform emotional eating into successful weight loss.Why do you have a passion for helping people lose weight?The mind-body...

Emotional Eaters over-think about food. Do you?

​To understand the mindset of an emotional eater, it is vital to understand that their sense of self-worth is directly linked to the numbers on their bathroom scales.A pound lost, or a pound gained can set the tenor of their entire day. Foods are also never neutral....

Overcoming fear of giving birth – 7 top tips

Liz Hogon and I have often worked with women to prepare them for giving birth by helping to release their fears using hypnosis and other powerful therapy tools. We also have also occasionally worked with mothers who have come into therapy many years later who were...

Melanie’s story – a therapy case study

Therapy case study  A young mother struggled to balance the needs of her two children; her relationship with her husband and her own fears of inadequacy. She was self-medicating daily with food and alcohol to swallow down the secret negative judgements she made about...

The curse of romantic expectations

The curse of romantic expectations ​Years ago when my son was just a boy, we adopted two cats from a local North London cat rescue centre. They were a brother and sister and beautiful pedigree cats with saucer-like golden eyes and the softest white fur. The Rescue...

Are you an emotional eater?

​There are key factors that make emotional eating and disordered eating, in general, more complex than any other type of compulsive behaviour. If someone feels out of control and powerless to resist gambling, smoking, alcohol, or drugs they can be helped...

7 top tips to discover your emotional eating triggers

From our work as therapists with thousands of clients Liz Hogon and I have compiled for you the key insights we have discovered as 7 top tips to help you focus, and overcome old patterns of behaviour and stumbling-blocks so that you too can successfully resolve your...

No Pressure! How to lose your pre-baby weight in an instant

​Of course, there is enormous pressure in our modern, western culture to return to your pre-birth body in what can seem like less than a fortnight after giving birth! The media is crammed with images of rich, and famous celebrities who are supposedly back to their...