Across the world, as well as in Australia, the proportion of people who are overweight or obese is epidemic and causing a health crisis. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Australians has been steadily increasing for the past 30 years, doubling in the last 20 years. Around 60% of adults (68% men) and around 25% of children are overweight or obese that is 3 in 5 adults and 1 in 4 children in Australia. That's over 14 million people!
Overweight and obesity is only beaten by smoking and high blood pressure as a contributor to the burden of disease causing premature death and illnesses. Excess weight, especially obesity, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers. As the level of excess weight increases so does the risk of developing these conditions. Furthermore, being overweight can interfere with the ability to control or manage other chronic disorders. In addition, being overweight/obese can result in mental health issues such as depression, eating disorders, distorted body image, and low self-esteem.
If you believe that because you are overweight your physical or mental health is affected, you can visit your GP for an assessment for a Mental Health Treatment Plan for weight loss and a referral so you can claim the Medicare rebate.
We all know that a lean body is a healthy body! You want to lose weight because you want to be healthier, looking and feeling better! You know what to do: eat healthy and less as well as engage in more exercise. Still, you can't do it!
We can help you win the game and harness the power of your mind to achieve your healthy weight. Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Cognitive and Hypnotherapy consist of proven powerful mind strategies to assist you to loose weight and maintain the loss permanently.
We will introduce you to Mindfulness and Self-Compassion practices as well as Mindful eating, to help you to change your relationship with food; enabling you to eat less and still feel satisfied. Mindfulness and Self-Compassion practices will make it easier to lose weight because it will give you more mind control; encouraging you to stay focus on healthy eating habits. You will learn ways to relax, to calm and to soothe yourself. You will build a new confidence and will-power.
Through Cognitive Behavior Therapy, you will be able to understand the chatter of your mind and guide it in a way that will strengthen your resolve. These techniques combined with visualization and hypnotherapy will empower you. Your new motivation, determination and resolve will enable you to live the life that you want to live.
We offer Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, all of which are evidence-based approaches to lose weight.
We will listen to you, provide an assessment and then present strategies to meet your specific needs and circumstances. Together, we will explore practical and effective ways to resolve your challenges and reach your goals. The aim is to help you to build emotional resources to enable you to maintain a healthy weight to be the person you want to be.
For an appointment or for more information call us
14 Greenway St
Turner, Canberra, ACT