Welcome to the Mind over Body Weight Management™ Programme

Welcome to the Mind over Body Weight Management™ Programme

End self-sabotage and break out of the endless yo-yo dieting cycle!

CBT for weight management and body image concerns

  • Do you self-sabotage your weight loss efforts?
  • Have you managed to lose weight in the past only to have it all creep back on again?
  • Do you know what to eat and what not to eat, but you find it really hard to stick to it?
  • Do you want to lose weight for the last time?

This constant cycle of weight loss and weight gain is difficult and frustrating and can leave you feeling helpless, unhappy, and with very low self-esteem.

Evidence based approach

Adding CBT to any weight management programme has been proven in hundreds of studies to be more effective than diet and exercise alone.

CBT is a clinical psychological approach to help you make habit changes and stop that inner voice that keeps sabotaging your best efforts.

The 3 phases of the programme

Phase 1 - Preparing for success

In our first session I will ask you to complete some questionnaires to help us tailor the programme to your needs. During the first phase, you will get to understand how your mind has been sabotaging you at each and every weight loss attempt. In Phase one we will look at your current food intake and you will get a healthy nutrition plan that does not exclude any food groups and will help you to stop cravings and keep you satisfied. The nutrition plan has been put together by nutritional therapists to ensure your meals are healthy and nutritious. We will look at how you can set up your home and work to prepare you for success.

Phase 2 - Creating healthy & sustainable habits

You don’t need willpower to manage your weight. You need skill power. In the second phase, you will be working on creating healthy and learn the skill of how to change habits. You will begin to understand what your emotions and triggers are that lead you to overeat and how to overcome those triggers. Creating habits is a skill and takes time as you are creating new pathways in your brain. The second phase is all about supporting you as you create healthy habits and learn to stop that inner voice that keeps sabotaging you.

Phase 3 - Maintenance skills

How many times have you lost weight and regained it? Most people regain weight and there are many reasons for this. During this last phase, you will be supported and given the tools to help you maintain your new habits. Once you have learned the tools on the programme you cannot unlearn them. They will stay with you forever and will help you to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

At the end of the programme you will have your own personal roadmap to lasting weight management.

Empower yourself with life skills to make lasting changes for your health & your life.

How is the Mind over Body Weight Management Programme different?

Most diets focus on what to eat and what not to eat. The Mind over Body Weight Management programme provides you with healthy nutritional guidelines that don’t require you to count calories or weigh your food. In addition, you will also learn to understand what has been holding you back and address your triggers and sabotaging thoughts.

Most people struggle to implement healthy habits and unlearn unhealthy ones and after completing the programme you will know how to overcome your triggers to reach your goals, and how to maintain motivation long term.

The use of behaviour change techniques makes the programme unique, as you will learn tools for life helping you change habits and create new ones.

Take charge of your life now and don’t wait for the “right” moment. The time is now to begin your journey to a healthy life, now and in the future!

Programme Options

1 to 1 in my clinic or via zoom

1 to 1 weekly private coaching sessions with clinical director Susi Lodola, either in person or via Skype/zoom.

Susi works with her clients confidentially to help them overcome emotional eating, disordered eating, and self-sabotage.

During the programme you will be supported to change habits and create new healthy habits. You will learn how you can nourish yourself to eliminate cravings, and understand how your mind can be trained to overcome self-sabotage.

International program – you can join from anywhere in the world.

What's included?
  • 8 x 50 min private consultations helping you kick-start your journey to a healthy
    lifestyle.
  • Step by step guide helping you change the way you relate to food, overcome cravings and triggers and put an end to yo-yo dieting. I will take you step by step through a programme that will help you put a stop to that negative voice in your head that has been sabotaging your weight loss in the past.*You will have the opportunity to learn how to stop self-sabotaging your efforts to a healthy lifestyle, based on the most successful method to permanent lifestyle changes based on international research.
  • During the consultations, we will be working together to help you get the right mindset which will enable you to stay on the healthy lifestyle plan.
  • We will work together on overcoming your triggers and how to stay motivated.
  • We will also work on emotional eating and how to stop it.
  • You will get a healthy nutritional plan which will fit in with your lifestyle and I will show you how you can implement it into your daily routine, one step at a time.
  • You will also get recipes, meal planners, and the Mind over Body programme manual which is full of helpful tips and worksheets helping you on your journey to permanent lifestyle changes.
How is this program different to others?

This programme is different as losing weight is not just a physical process of eating less and moving more. It is also a mental process, which most weight loss programmes do not address. This programme goes beyond giving you motivational tips. On the programme you will re-wire your brain based on neuropsychology, CBT and Mindfulness. You are supported through the programme by highly trained professionals.

Where do the sessions take place?

Private 1 to 1 courses take place in my clinic in Old Bawn Dublin or via Zoom online. We have also Highly trained Mind over Body Weight Loss programme ™ therapists across Ireland

Cost: €640
Self-directed online course

The Self-directed course gives you the psychological tools to help you stay motivated and stick to your weight loss plan. Do this course from your home at your own pace. Each module has videos of Susi coaching you to learn how you can overcome unhealthy habits, create new healthy ones and learn how your mind can be trained to stop that inner voice that keeps stopping you from achieving your health and weight goals.

The course also included your nutritional guidelines, worksheet, and motivational material.

Join from anywhere in the world.

What's included?
  • 8 x 50 min private consultations helping you kick-start your journey to a healthy
    lifestyle.
  • Step by step guide helping you change the way you relate to food, overcome cravings and triggers and put an end to yo-yo dieting. I will take you step by step through a programme that will help you put a stop to that negative voice in your head that has been sabotaging your weight loss in the past.*You will have the opportunity to learn how to stop self-sabotaging your efforts to a healthy lifestyle, based on the most successful method to permanent lifestyle changes based on international research.
  • During the consultations, we will be working together to help you get the right mindset which will enable you to stay on the healthy lifestyle plan.
  • We will work together on overcoming your triggers and how to stay motivated.
  • We will also work on emotional eating and how to stop it.
  • You will get a healthy nutritional plan which will fit in with your lifestyle and I will show you how you can implement it into your daily routine, one step at a time.
  • You will also get recipes, meal planners, and the Mind over Body programme manual which is full of helpful tips and worksheets helping you on your journey to permanent lifestyle changes.
How is this program different to others?

This programme is different as losing weight is not just a physical process of eating less and moving more. It is also a mental process, which most weight loss programmes do not address. This programme goes beyond giving you motivational tips. On the programme you will re-wire your brain based on neuropsychology, CBT and Mindfulness. You are supported through the programme by highly trained professionals.

Where do the sessions take place?

Private 1 to 1 courses take place in my clinic in Old Bawn Dublin or via Zoom online. We have also Highly trained Mind over Body Weight Loss programme ™ therapists across Ireland

Cost: €145
Maintenance programme

After completing the 8-week programme you can avail of further 1 to 1 support.

All your newly learned skills from the programme will have made a huge impact on how you relate to food. However, to achieve long-term change it is important to keep applying them. Susi will support you and will keep you accountable to continue with your healthy habits. Ongoing support is an important element to the successful maintenance of your new habits and lifestyle.

The support sessions are 30 minutes and you can purchase blocks of 5 sessions.

Sessions can take place online and you can schedule them as and when you need support.

What's included?
  • 5 x 30 min private consultations
  • 1 to 1 support
  • Monitoring of your new habits and problem-solving difficulties you may encounter.
Cost: €190

What the programme will do for you

Skills you will walk away with:

Meet the Founder -
Susi Lodola

I went through most of my life trying out the latest diets and exercise regimes which promised to help me lose weight.

I counted calories, points and syns, I cut out whole food groups, detoxed and drank shakes. I did lose weight on most of those plans, but I found it difficult to sustain and very soon the weight came back on, and then some more on top of it.

The thing is, I knew exactly what I should eat and what I shouldn’t it. Most of what I ate was healthy, home-cooked food. However, I was an emotional eater, and I found that is the case with most people who come to see me for weight management.

Often emotional eating is the root cause of overeating and my training as a therapist and qualifications in CBT allow me to coach my clients to help them work through various problems such as anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and other emotional issues leading to overeating.

During my studies in Psychology, Psychotherapy and a Master in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Motivational Interviewing, I learned how Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been researched in weight loss and maintenance. It has been shown in hundreds of studies to be the crucial element to help people stick with a healthy food plan and change behaviours and thought patterns. Once I started applying the principles of CBT to myself, I started to lose weight without having to “diet” or count points, calories or syns. I learned how to change habits and understand and change my thought patterns that kept me in the diet loop.

The amazing thing was that not only did CBT help me achieve a healthy weight, it also has given me life skills to help me deal with difficult events in my life. This is probably one of the most important factors. Very often when you lose weight and encounter a difficult or traumatic life situation, old behaviours get triggered in order to get comfort from difficult emotions. However, applying  CBT and understanding the mind – body connection helps to deal with emotions other than eating to soothe those feelings.

Research-Based Approach

It is important to me, to continually update my skills in light of expanding knowledge about human development and psychological well-being.

In October 2018 I attended a 2-day workshop at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia where I updated my skill in CBT for weight loss with the most eminent expert in the field, Dr. Judith Beck. The Beck Institute is the home of CBT and Dr. Aaron Beck was one of the founders of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

In this workshop, I learned the latest evidence-based strategies aimed at modifying my clients’ thinking and behavior so they can make permanent changes in their eating and lose weight.

I also completed a Masters in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and my research study and dissertation was based on applying CBT for weight loss.

I create a safe and non-judgemental environment in line with the ethics and standards of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

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