Most definitely! An upgraded version of CBT is the core therapy used at the Elite Clinic, where the GMB Permanent weight loss treatment was developed. Positioned as ‘Best in Class’ in psychological weight loss, the treatment has become something of a phenomenon both sides of the Atlantic. At the clinic they uniquely use an underpinning technique. As a result, they incorporate the three main therapies, including NLP, and then combine the treatment with their unique tactile version of the normally passive CBT technique.
Some of the top university professors in the world have endorsed it, and it is the subject of the bestselling book, ‘Pause Button Therapy’ An example of their use of CBT in weight loss involves using a sort of Neuro Plasticity to change a person’s thinking. So, when you hear someone ask: do you want extra fries with that, without thinking, you automatically hear: do you need extra fries with that?
that it is never the event in our life that’s the problem; rather it is our belief about that event. Or, an alternative description is Initially, people find it hard to initially get their head around the statement. So, let me give you a very brief, real-life, documented example.
for a person to run a mile in four minutes or less. The trials took place at leading universities and went on for years. People thought it was impossible. Then, on May 6th 1954, a guy called Roger Bannister ran a mile in three minutes, fifty-nine seconds. And so he set the new record. The news was then shared around the world by telegram.
You see the experts believed they knew the precise conditions required for it to happen. Firstly, it required perfect weather with zero wind. Secondly, it had to be on a track constructed of hard, dry clay. And lastly, the event should be in front of a huge, boisterous crowd, urging the runner on to his best-ever performance.
on a wet track, at a small meeting in Oxford, England, before just a small crowd. Impossible, they had thought, yet he did it. But, it was what happened in the weeks that followed that people have been talking about for decades. It seemed that almost as soon as the other athletes around the world heard that Bannister had done it, they all did it.
have done what until 6th May 1954 was deemed impossible. What changed?
works with our logical, conscious mind, and is an extremely effective approach, when wishing to change behaviours. When it comes to food, we can all be exposed to certain triggers. For example, seeing others eating, or maybe smelling food, or an advert on the TV. So, how logical is it, that, because you’ve spotted someone else eating, you have to eat something too, when, 5 minutes ago, you weren’t even thinking about food, or feeling hungry?
along with the aroma, is often enough to kill off the most determined dieting attempt. Of course, the whole purpose of adverts is to seduce you into buying a specific product, or choosing one particular brand over another. So consequently, they send out extremely powerful, even subliminal, messages, precisely to hook you in.
UK listeners will no doubt be very familiar with the aesthetically attractive, and seductive, M&S food adverts that are regularly shown on UK TV, especially around Christmas. Feel free to Google them, if you haven’t seen any. I’m sure there are similar examples in many other countries too. The background music is well-known. Research has shown that just hearing the music can tempt many people to run to the fridge.
, it is possible to quickly, and often effortlessly, introduce a range of changes to your normal food intake. CBT can literally take the strain.
FAQ 1. Is CBT suitable for everyone?
ANSWER. CBT is broadly speaking suitable for everybody. At the clinic we have successfully treated clients as young as eleven years of age, and a client who was 86. The complete My Weigh Less downloadable course is presented, at this stage, exclusively in English.
FAQ 2. Why do other weight loss plans not include CBT?
When people think about losing weight they tend to think about what they are eating. They think about cutting down on chocolate, or burgers and fries. They never ask just why they are eating. Are they hungry, or bored, for example? Have they ever experienced real hunger? Do they even know what it’s like?
Diets promoted on the Internet, or in the press, tend to focus on deprivation of one or more food groups. But the problem is, on a global scale getting bigger, the technique, the tools they are sharing just don’t work.
To be successful in weight loss we need to understand the model of change. We need to focus our minds, relax and plan for any possible eventualities.
FAQ 3. Why does CBT work in weight loss?
ANSWER. The simple answer is that CBT treats the cause of the problem, rather than it’s effect. Obesity is both a Behavioural and Cognitive condition, so it makes sense to treat it with CBT.
When we ask someone at the clinic why they ate that, they tell us they often eat when they are bored, stressed, lonely, depressed, tired, or to please someone else. These are psychological triggers, not physical ones.
CBT teaches you how to identify particular triggers and then how to change and modify how you react to them. As a result you can re-learn to eat in response to real, physical hunger, rather than as a reaction to an emotional stimulus.
CBT helps people establish long-term, lifestyle changes, to achieve permanent weight loss. Therefore it’s a much better, and more effective alternative to simply following a temporary, diet.
My Weigh Less course guarantees 100% success. We will not insult your intelligence! Sarah Hart, below, lost 140 pounds following her treatment. Follow this link to hear a complimentary audio introduction of the course.There are so many approaches to weight loss. If you type “diet”, or “weight loss”, into Google, for example, you will have over a million references, in a heartbeat. We would be naive to say that the
consists of twelve one hour weight loss sessions, with Martin and Marion Shirran. Between them they have accumulated ten thousand hours of treatment time in the weight loss arena. In addition to the twelve sessions, clients receive a number of videos, animated presentations, visual aids and hypnosis sessions.
is new and refreshing, incorporating the latest, science-based, behavioural change techniques. Completely based on an approach that has changed the lives of over a thousand people. You too can experience the benefits, the changes in your life, and your thinking around food: maybe today… Martin, above, went on to lose 84 pounds.
In addition Marion is registered with the She looks forward to being able to share her vast experience, gained from over 15,000 1:1 clinical hours working with overweight individuals for the benefit of a wider audience.