Our 3-Day course teaches specific skills for working with adults with weight concerns by addressing the practical and psychological factors they may be experiencing.

We take a non-diet approach to this issue and concentrate instead on equipping people with skills and solutions they might need to increase self efficacy and autonomy. Our approach encourages individuals to reject weight and shape goals and to concentrate instead on health behaviour change and body acceptance.

The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification.

You will learn about

The mechanics of weight gain and weight loss
Maintaining factors, a model for treatment
Working with ambivalence – useful exercises and tests
Motivational approaches
Hunger and appetite in obesity
Relationship issues, self-sabotage and collusion
Mindset of obesity
Emotional and comfort eating
Dealing with psychological plateaus
Body image interventions

After the course
Health professionals who complete the 3-Day Obesity Interventions course will become an ACFED approved practitioner. You can choose to be included on our database and receive referrals via our website.