Wellbeing

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...

10-minute challenge to end your mindless eating

Changing just a few of your eating habits can help you lose weight without resorting to the four letter D**t word. All it takes is just a few moments. Are you eating more than you think without even realising it?Mindless eating is snacking while you are distracted...

Your eating secrets revealed

​Some people are confused and amazed at their excess weight as they are barely aware of how often they eat, or even what they eat. Increasingly people eat as a secondary activity while walking, driving, watching television, or surfing the net so that their food...

Improving well-being through eating real food

​This feature was first published in the weekly colour supplement of Chile's leading national newspaper. Therapist Sally Baker and co-author of How to Feel Differently About Food (Hammersmith Health Books, London 2017) explain how the value of improving well being and...

What your fat says for you and to you

Imagine if your fat could speak, what would it want to say to you.Here is a wonderful and intuitive way to find out.Find some time when you will not be disturbed. Sit comfortably, or lie on a bed if you are confident you will not fall asleep. Make sure you are...

How your mind creates your weight loss

​ Your greatest wealth is your health and wellbeing. The excess weight you carry, or your disordered eating habits are simply a consequence of you rewarding, and commiserating with yourself with food; stress and comfort eating; sugar cravings, and a myriad of old...