Structured step by step programme

A structured programme organised into modules that are based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

The programme provides you with worksheets and psychoeducational material to help your clients achieve lasting behaviour changes and reach their goals.

Be part of a team

After completing the certification programme you will be part of a team that is dedicated to helping their clients make lasting lifestyle changes to support their weight management using the latest psychological tools.

As part of the team, you will receive ongoing support in delivering and marketing the programme to new and existing clients.

Expand your practice

Provide a new service to your existing clients and attract new clients who are looking to make changes to their lifestyle, manage their weight, and create healthy habits.

The skills you will take away from this training will help you to provide true transformation for your clients, in a non-judgemental and supportive manner.

Learning outcome

  • Using appropriate CBT interventions to restructure dysfunctional beliefs and behaviours
  • Effective communication with a client applying Motivational Interviewing skills
  • Understanding how to effectively set goals for weight management
  • Mindfulness and how to apply it to weight management. Learning of mindfulness exercises
  • Understand habit-forming and habit changing, neuroscience and neuroplasticity
  • Therapy skills to effectively interact with a client taking a person-centred approach
  • Helping clients overcome ambivalence about change
  • Helping clients work through emotions and how to separate emotions from food
  • How to help a client strengthen self-efficacy
  • How to deliver each intervention, how to review with a client, and how to plan ahead

Training outline

  • Theoretical background to CBT/MI/Mindfulness and research on weight loss
  • Counselling skills applied to weight management
  • Solution-focused and positive psychology approach
  • Holistically addressing physical, emotional, mental and environmental issues
  • Helping a client change habits and neuroscience of habit change
  • Intake of a new client – laying the foundation – assessments and asking the right questions
  • Preparing the client for change – psychoeducation & nutrition
  • Goal setting for weight loss,  identifying and overcoming triggers
  • Mindfulness for weight management
  • Emotional Eating, disordered eating
  • Emotional & physical hunger, reducing episodes of binge eating
  • Overcoming sabotaging thoughts and changing behaviours
  • Maintenance of habit changes
  • Presentations of case studies

Starting  Monday,  20th September 2021

Duration: 10 weeks

Time: 10 am – 1pm for 10 weeks  (10 am – 1 pm GMT (+1) / 5 am – 8 am EDT / 4 am – 7 am CDT / 3 am – 7 am MDT / 2 am – 5 am PDT / 7pm – 10pm AEST)


Health professionals such as:

  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Health Coaches
  • Nutritional Therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Medical Doctors

Fee: € 1200

€ 100 deposit to secure your place

Full payment due by 1st September 2021

Payment plan option:

€ 100 deposit to secure your place

€ 400 by  1st September 2021 followed by 3 monthly installments of € 300

Deposit to secure your place

After the 10 week training, you will be licensed to use the Mind over Body Weight Management™ programme

Benefits of becoming a licensed practitioner

IACP approved for 30 CPD credits

  • Specialise in an area that has growing demand

  • Offer the programme to your existing clients

  • Extensive manual taking you step by step through the programme

  • Branded intervention worksheets and material for clients

  • Motivational material hand outs

  • Full training on how to work with clients 1 to1, in groups, face to face or online

  • Library of supporting documents/studies

  • Ongoing associate support via webinars

  • Listing on the Mind over Body Website as a licensed practitioner

  • Promotion through social media and national media outlets

  • Provision of branded social media posts

  • Support and guidance on how to promote your new service

  • Referrals for your specific location

Become an expert in disordered eating coaching

You will graduate with the knowledge to help your clients overcome emotional and disordered eating.

Your clients will truly transform not only in the way they relate to food, but they will also have the tools to look after their mental wellbeing.

Deposit to secure your place
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About Susi Lodola

Susi is a fully accredited Psychotherapist with IACP in private practice. She has completed many years of study in psychology, psychotherapy, and holds a Masters in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Motivational Interviewing. Through her extensive studies combined with her own incredible weight loss and fitness journey, she has developed an interest in helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle and lose weight. This has led her to develop the MIND OVER BODY WEIGHT Management Programme.

Susi has also attended a 3-day workshop at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, where she updated her skills 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.

She is a regular contributor to articles in the Irish Times on various mental health issues and have also featured in the Irish Independent, Irish Daily Mail and Irish Daily Star, as well as on Matt Cooper, Today FM and Dublin City FM, and have been a contributor on “Ireland AM” on various topics around mental health.

Her interest and dedication to helping people overcome disordered eating has led to the development of a training course for health professionals, such as Psychotherapists, Nutritionists, and Health & Fitness coaches. The courses are approved by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) for CPD hours.

The training courses available are:

2-day workshop on applying CBT & MI for weight management in clinical practice

10-week certification programme including the licence to use the Mind over Body Weight management programme

Deposit to secure your place

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