Take The Weight Off Your Minds – Kent

transform your relationship with food. 6 weeks to a new you.

BERNIE LOGOWe are happy to introduce a  6 week group therapy course for people with disordered eating habits, based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This course could change not only your life, but also that of your loved ones.

when & where

Consecutive weeks at 29 Richmond Place, Tunbridge Wells TM2 5JZ

Course 1:  Evenings - To be confirmed
Course 2:  Late mornings To be confirmed.

Fee:          £150

Booking

Call NCFED on 0845 838 2040. We will register you & send details by email.

What this course is about

  • Food is the most abused anxiety drug on the market & dieting is just another form of self-abuse. Invest some time here, & you can choose to change your relationship with food, your body & your mind as a life choice, not as the latest reaction to a new diet.
  • Over the course of 6 weeks, you will learn how to change your mind-set, manage your emotions & relationships more effectively, deal with body image & self esteem. Health & self control will automatically follow.

Equally, if you are abusing alcohol or drugs, including nicotine, sleeping tablets or over the counter medication, this course could support a huge change in your life.

Your course leader

Bernie WrightBernie is one of our most experienced qualified eating disorder therapists. She says ‘this is why I have developed this course’.

I work as a BACP (Accred.) Counsellor & Qualified Clinical Supervisor. I qualified in 2005 & quickly recognised a common denominator between the majority of my clients – low self-esteem, poor body image & problems with assertiveness. They tended to use anger as a way of communicating or were easily intimidated and/or bent against their will.  So many of my clients were presenting in this way,  with self-loathing & a limited ability to be kind to themselves. Furthermore, I worked with a lot of clients who were clinically obese or painfully skinny & learnt very quickly that even the ones presenting with normal body weight were often abusing themselves by self-harming, substance abuse, poor diet – often coupled with difficult & challenging relationships with themselves & others, & were clearly using food to self-medicate, either by overeating or under-eating. So, I trained as a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders & Obesity, with The National Centre for Eating Disorders  & ensure my skills remain cutting edge.

Here are some testimonials

Hand with a flowerThis course has made me realize previous weight loss has always been about treating symptoms and not the underlying causes. I now have the tools to address the source (why I gained weight in the 1st place). This course is not about a short-term fix but a long-term solution. SUE S

 

This course has helped me to break the diet/binge cycle and concentrate on mindful and healthy eating and the tools to help me stop and think before eating. I have given up sugar and lost 10Ib, or as Bernie would say “gained health”. HEATHER L

I had expected the course to be about the next new faddy diet and I thought I would be instructed into what I could and couldn’t eat and what I should be eating! Far from it!

The course focused on you as a person and whether you are ready to bring about change. It gave everyone a fascinating  insight. Bernie has a generous and warm personality and she quickly put us all at ease  and we all felt sure  that everything that came up in the group would be dealt with both empathy and confidentially. SALLY T

Bernie is so enthusiastic and passionate about this subject and this has enabled me to understand  the complex  thinking  and feelings behind eating behavior, therefore making the learning experience so incredibly enjoyable.

Bernie has a lovely way of making this course a lot of fun, whilst still addressing some very serious issues.

Bernie is doing a superb job and is clearly a very kind and loving person. This course is extremely useful in many different ways and I would absolutely advise anyone with a variety of anxiety, depression, food, or other related issues to attend the course. TOM B

Bernie is a tour de force. The course really defined for me on a practical and deep level how everything is interconnected and must be seen as a whole – all thoughts,  actions and emotions can be deeply entwined with food decisions. I’m now seeing my choices as either providing energy and clarity or taking it away, whilst also and when appropriate enjoying my love of food without worrying.