OUR APPROACH

“Helping you to heal and rebuild your relationship with food”

With our combination of qualifications, experience and training, we feel very passionate about working with you collaboratively to reach your goals and believe that EEDOS can offer you something different and unique to sustain long term change and recovery.

Our approach is very much a holistic one, meaning that we treat you as a ‘whole’ person and not just your symptoms . Long term recovery can only occur when you feel able to make changes that are realistic and sustainable over time. You may be able to identify with some of these areas, and perhaps more.

Every person is unique with their own particular story. We will tailor our approach to suit your needs, and it may be that we spend more time in one area than another. It is very important to us, that your journey is personalised at a pace that feels manageable to you.

Together we will consider areas such as:

 

  • Body Image and Body Dysmorphia
  • Nutrition
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Mindful Eating and associated behaviours
  • Unhelpful habits and patterns
  • Negative self beliefs
  • Low self worth
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Biochemistry
  • Activity and Movement
  • Relationships
  • Traumatic life events and experiences
  • Addiction and attachment
  • Other mental health issues
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The ‘National weight control registry’, so far have analysed the behavioural and psychological strategies of over 10,000 people who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for long periods of time.

Some facts they have published include:

  • 98% of registry participants report that they modified their food intake in some way and 94% increased their physical activity, with the most frequently reported form of activity being walking. Also:
  • 78% eat breakfast every day
  • 75% weigh themselves at least once per week
  • 62% watch less than 10 hours of TV per week
  • 90% exercise, on average, about 1 hour per day

Now I know you might be thinking ‘Duh ! Of course – that’s obvious’. But for many, many people, it’s also not that simple. The pursuit of thinness can lead to a lower metabolism and an obsessive mindset, one that becomes hooked on finding happiness and contentment in size and appearance, leaving other options closed out. Other eating disorders such as Bulimia and Binge eating are erroneously believed to be strategies that work.

We at EEDOS work to help you restore balance in thinking and behaviours.