From willpower to wellpower
Are you trying to make positive changes to your eating or exercise behaviours? Or perhaps hoping to sustain changes you have already made in the long term?
Are you finding it difficult to maintain momentum over time? Do you feel as though you could do with some support to keep going through the hard times when your motivation is tested?
You are very welcome to join our friendly and encouraging space where you can explore your goals, make any necessary changes to your approach and strengthen your commitment to what is important to you.
We are a dietitian and a psychologist who are passionate about helping people to move towards and honour their deeply-held values and hopes, within a world that sometimes distracts us from these.
Our group sessions are part of a rolling programme that you may join at any time, dipping in and out of as you wish. At each meeting, we will present a relevant idea to stimulate thought and dialogue about the directions you might head in with your behaviour changes.
- Managing cravings and other strong impulses (using ideas from dialectical behavioural therapy) - December's theme.
- Working with the different parts of you (using ideas from schema therapy).
- Starting from a place of compassion (using ideas from compassion-focused therapy) - covered on 25th October.
...the rest of the monthly themes will likely include motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and others - by the way, Jess and I are open to hearing your suggestions about which topics/themes you're more curious about so feel very welcome to let us know.
About your hosts
Dr. Jess Munafo, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist
"Curious about what helps people to be ready, willing and able to engage in meaningful change."
Jess qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009 and has worked in a range of physical and mental health settings since then including renal, traumatic stress, later life and weight management services. She has mainly worked within the NHS but also has experience in voluntary settings and has supported the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) for over 20 years. Jess also runs a small private practice from which she offers group work, supervision and consultation.
Mei Wan, HCPC Registered Dietitian
"Supporting you to make peace with food and your body."
Hello! My name is Mei, I qualified as a Registered Dietitian in 2014 from The University of Surrey. I have worked as a specialist project lead for adult and childhood obesity management as well as a specialist Dietitian for type 2 diabetes / pre-diabetes in digital health. I specialise in healthy and sustainable weight loss, type 2 diabetes remission, and disordered eating. I also have keen interests in intracranial hypertension, long-covid, PCOS, menopause, and heart health (cholesterol-lowering and improved blood pressure).
My passion for health and habit change stemmed from transforming my own health problems so I understand the challenges well when it comes to making lifestyle changes! I provide consultancy work (writing articles and setting up a new dietetic service) alongside my private clinic.
Important information to complete before you register for this event
Both Jess (HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist) and I (Mei, HCPC Registered Dietitian), would like to ensure the safety of an online group so we have devised the following set of questions to help us understand what our attendees might be currently experiencing. Some or all of the questions may be regarded as sensitive in nature, please complete the survey before joining the session (it will take one minute to complete).
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Unfortunately, we are unable to provide the following services:
- Crisis/emergency service (either for acute medical or mental health conditions).
- Medical advice e.g. regarding treatment of physical health conditions or medical management of weight.
- Treatment for eating disorders or substance misuse.
- Individual support for mental health challenges.
Hello! My name is Mei, I qualified as a Registered Dietitian in 2014. I specialise in healthy + sustainable weight loss, type 2 diabetes remission and disordered eating. I also have keen interests in intracranial hypertension, long-covid, PCOS, menopause + heart health (cholesterol-lowering + improved blood pressure). https://www.meiwan.co.uk/