Our unique CBT mindfulness approach goes beyond what you put in your mouth and explores how your thinking affects your eating behaviour, giving you the tools for losing weight and keeping it off. It’s the result of decades of research and practical experience in helping more than 1,000,000 people. LighterLife meetings are about getting off the dieting roundabout. Each meeting includes a mindfulness session where you and your fellow members chat about the roundabout stuff. It’s time to be different.
For actress and presenter Denise Welch, it was the CBT work and mindfulness that made the difference
“The LighterLife group work changed everything for me. Everything.I learned to pause before eating and ask myself if I was really hungry or whether I was tired, stressed, in need of comfort. In other words, I got in touch with my reasons for eating. I found the CBT so helpful that I used the mindful exercises to quit smoking.
There were times when I considered lapsing. But CBT teaches you to recognise the crooked thinking behind such moments.
For instance, whether it is reaching for the biscuit tin or having a sneaky fag, I might think: ‘No one is going to know. I so want one. I’m feeling so stressed.’
Then I would ask myself: ‘But am I going to feel less stressed if I eat the biscuit or smoke the cigarette? The answer I know. Am I going to feel happy with myself? No.’”
Does your life sometimes feel it needs unjumbling?In your group, you'll explore the many different topics to help change your relationship with food.
Here’s some examples of the types of topics that will be cover in your weekly sessions:
Do you spend a lot of time listening, debating, arguing and planning with yourself about what you “could” eat, what you “shouldn’t” eat and what you can “get away with”? The voice in your head throws a spotlight on these conversations.
Why is it when you’re feeling great some people want to throw a spanner in the works? One of our mindfulness topics: Why does losing the weight mean you rock the boat for other people? provides an opportunity to learn new skills to deal with these situations.
Ever described yourself as a “comfort eater”? Hot Topics such as Hangry and Why boredom is boring explore what comfort eating really means. And who couldn’t do with help managing life when Stressed is desserts spelt backwards?
So many clients tell us the car or their bedroom are their “go-to” places for secret eating. That’s just what we look at with Hidden moments.
As well as Mindfulness topics there’s also Body Matters information to dispel common dieting myths. It will help to get your body working with you rather than fighting against you.
“My LighterLife meeting is the highlight of my week and carries me through the tougher moments. What I’ve lost in weight, I’ve gained 10 times over in support and friendship”
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