The first step is to attend the IACP accredited CPD clinical training, which takes place a number of times a year, either online or at various locations around Ireland. This workshop has been approved for 14 CPD hours by the IACP and 12 CPD hours by the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI). After that we sign the licensing agreement and you will be introduced and marketed throughout the Mind over Body Weight Management Programme™ channels. Further training will be provided on an ongoing basis and you are ensured of support from all of the Mind over Body Weight Management Programme™ team members. Register your interest now for the next CPD training- form to fill in.
Obesity is a major public health problem and it has more than doubled across the world since 1980. If present trends continue, by 2025, 33% of adults in Ireland will be obese. Various treatments of obesity such as diets, exercise, medication and surgery have not been successful in treating obesity. In addition, weight that has been lost is often regained and often dieters regain more weight than they have initially lost. According to the World Health Organisation, nearly all adults return regain weight within five years.
There is an ever-increasing demand for alternatives to traditional weight loss programmes which only focus on what to eat more of and what to eat less of. The reason for this is that the cause of obesity involves a complex interaction between genetic, behavioral–psychosocial, and environmental factors. As a Mind over Body Weight Management programme licensed therapist you can you’re your clients to retrain their behaviours and thought processes by applying CBT and Motivational Interviewing skills to help your clients make lasting lifestyle changes. Those methods are recommended by international clinical guidelines, as they have been shown to be more effective that diet alone.