As a psychologist, I was trained how to help people priveleging the mind. When I first started working with clients, I soon discovered how mind and body are inextricably linked. By striving to better understand this connection, I have become expert in how mind and body affect each other.
Try thinking for a moment that what you experience with food is not just a symptom, but the only creative way your body has found to deal with a problem it is struggling with. What your system is attempting to do is to create a form of relationship between your “inside" and the world outside in order to guarantee your survival.
If you are unhappy with your relationship with food, it is not because there is something wrong or shameful about it, but because this relationship has became dysfunctional and stressful for you and your body.
Through an array of Gestalt therapy techniques, we can explore together in a non-judgmental setting all the positive possibilities you have for being in contact with your world. Our aim will be to find the ones that better suit you and your needs in the present, with a goal of developing better self-support.
In this way, we can build a positive more relationship with food and eating. Does it seem easier to think about changing your behaviours around food, when you look at them in this way?
From the earliest days of life, the process of eating is your first act of being in relationship with the world. It is where you learn to distinguish between what is “you” and “what is not you”. If something goes wrong while you’re learning how to manage this physiological process, it will effect all parts of your life.
The Gestalt approach is a hopeful point of view on human experience because it recognises the possibility to change in the present and learn effective strategies to start again, developing a better relationship with food, eating and the world around us. As part of the WeightMatters team I will guide and support you in this process, exploring with you the best way to become aware of yourself and your possibilities. Starting with your body, we will work to create a truer connection between you and your real needs, making a deep change on the way you perceive and live your life.