Group Coaching for Weight Loss
With Eating Psychology Coach Harriet Morris
For groups of 2-5
Are you interested in specialised professional help for long-term, sustainable weight release, but feel that individual coaching is not an option for you?
What Is The Difference Between Individual and Group Coaching?
With individual coaching, we begin with a two-hour session exploring your relationship to food and weight. From this we negotiate a tailored action plan to help you move forward and achieve your goals.
Group coaching cannot offer this level of individual attention. Think of it instead as attending a course, but with the ability to ask more individual questions than in a group of, say, 30. The smaller the group, the more individual attention you get. I do begin by assessing everyone’s needs – and if there are common struggles within the group I can focus on those issues.
Benefits of Group Coaching
Group coaching is an excellent way to try out eating psychology as the path to long term weight release, before committing to individual coaching. It may also offer you as a group the chance to support each other – but be aware that this may backfire. If you are relying 100% on the other members of the group to motivate you, their challenges (and everyone has down days and slip ups) may derail you temporarily. On the other hand, you can provide valuable support to each other – it really depends on the relationships within the group.
Please think carefully about this aspect before you commit to group coaching.
With group coaching I use the same approachas with my one-to-one clients:
The 4 Paths To Take You from Struggle to Adventure
Path 1: Nutritional Changes
What foods are creating havoc in your mood and hormones, bloating in your belly and overwhelming cravings in your brain? Which surprisingly simple nutritional tweaks at breakfast can prevent evening bingeing? We experiment to identify these, then work on the baby steps needed to go beyond short term success and embed these changes as second nature.
Path 2: Lifestyle Changes
In what ways is your lifestyle supporting your weight problem? Do you kow tow to stress, believing it is just a fact of life? I go beyond superficial relaxation techniques and use stress as a tool to course correct your life. We look at ways to work smarter, not harder – and reclaim time to exercise. That’s exercise in a way that you truly enjoy, by the way. I can help you move through the challenges of your family, work and other factors in a way that empowers you – so that you no longer have to eat to deal with these issues. You use them as leverage to be yourself, only better.
Path 3: Stand Up To Sabotage You
If you haven’t yet achieved the weight you want, it’s ultimately down to one thing: Sabotage You. This is the part of your brain that orders you to overeat junk food on day 3 of your diet. It’s the energy within you that keeps paying the unused gym membership. And it’s the reason so many millions yo-yo diet and regain their lost poundage. But here’s the thing: Sabotage You is not your enemy. It’s actually trying to help you – it doesn’t think you can deal with shapeshifting. This very knowledge allows you to lose the useless guilt you feel over constantly falling off the wagon.
The work we do here is about recognising and acknowledging Sabotage You – then finding (sometimes crafty ways!) to overrule them and prove to them you can maintain that new shape.
Path 4: Your Actions Can Change Your Beliefs
How would you like to be able to turn and walk away from the most tempting foods in the deli aisle, even if you have already decided to throw the towel in? I use simple neuroscience to show you how this is possible – if you don’t believe me, it’s because you are surrounded by people and a culture where willpower is seen as the only path to habit change. This is nonsense, and I can show you many curiosity-driven alternatives that tap into your rebel self. So even if Sabotage You is kicking up a fuss, even if lifestyle and nutritional changes feel impossible, I will work with you to embed the most important habits in the most doable way possible.
These 4 elements combine to take you from struggle to adventure – your own adventure in weight release. I can’t say how long it will take you, and it probably won’t be a smooth ride – but you can start feeling better about yourself – and empowered – straight away.
How Does It Work?
We work in one hour sessions at a time and place mutually agreeable to the group and myself. I can possible offer Skype or Facetime sessions. Please ask for more details about this.
The group fee is £700 for 4 sessions, payable in advance.
I’m In! – What Now?
I do not accept all clients or groups – I need to talk with you to decide if we are a good fit. I do not want to waste your money or time.
Contact me at info (at) theshiftinside.com to arrange a 20-minute chat to see if I am the right fit for your needs. I look forward to hearing from you.