Since starting on my professional path over 20 years ago, I have been fascinated by how we develop emotionally from childhood based on the messages we are given from the people around us. These messages go on to influence the things we do, how we react to situations and how we respond to people as adults. As a Chartered Psychologist I have found this to be clearly evident in working with my specialist area of trauma. But I have also seen how that influence plays out in another area that I am passionate about, and that is an individual’s relationship with food and how they perceive their body. Often, these early messages are outdated, and sadly, can remain unchallenged unless a person is willing to explore the root of the problem. This in turn can leave people in a never ending cycle of dieting/not dieting, losing weight/gaining weight, while their self-worth is slowly eroded. I have been on my own journey with this issue and have been privileged to support many courageous people who have also walked this path. My goal has always been to give people the tools and strategies to go out into the world and be as happy as they can be. So I hope that this book can make some difference in taking you closer to the person you truly are!
If you are involved in the management of a traumatic event at work – whether you are responsible for preparing an organisation, responding to the crisis or facilitating the recovery of those affected – then this book is written for you. Illustrative examples, practical activities and useful resources are interwoven throughout the theory, helping you to explore issues and draw up a strategic plan.
Have you been on many, many different “diets” and lost the same half a stone several times over? Written by Counselling Psychologist (and ex-yoyo dieter) Cath Kerr and Dr Liz Royle, this book is about the inner psychological battle that prevents you from achieving and maintaining what you want. It teaches seven key steps to break free from the constant yoyo dieting by working from the inside out.