"Having lost 5 stone 11 years ago I realised I was allowing my weight to dictate my life and define who I was as person. Just because I'm smaller didn't change who I am but has changed how I approached life and allowed me to 'be'. I have been fortunate enough to inspire hundreds of people to achieve the same" Natasha Boxill
Going to the gym and understanding what's good to eat and what's not doesn't make us achieve the goals we desire. It's the 'why' we want these things that motivates and drives us to success.
Training the body is not just about the physical element but psychological too. To change your lifestyle, you challenge yourself and your thought process.
Struggling with your weight or perception of yourself often leads to negative thoughts about yourself and your relationship with food and your body. At Open Ear counselling we will explore the underlying reasons for these thoughts and together find solutions to help you take action or accept these parts of you.
I have worked as weight loss wellness coach for 13 years giving nutritional advice whilst facilitating group talks and presentations to support others to lose weight and make healthier lifestyle choices. There is often more to losing weight than just reducing portions sizes. We use food as a emotional comfort, avoidance strategy or way to suppress what is actually going on in our lives. We often turn to food as a comfort but really it can be a form of self-harm. There is no shame in this, its sometimes all we know. I will encourage you to look at these triggers and identify what other factors maybe influencing your relationship with food.
As your therapist, the main aims are to help promote a better quality of life by reducing eating-disordered thoughts and behaviours and understand what you want and more importantly- why. We will learn or relearn 'normal' eating patterns and I will support you through the process of acknowledging, addressing and coping with the underlying issues potentially leading to or aggravating these eating-disordered thoughts and behaviours.