Why Emotional Health?
Exploring the Emotional Aspects of Problematic Overeating
Have you ever wondered why “traditional” weight loss approaches, which focus solely on decreasing calories and increasing exercise, fail 95% of the time?
As eating disorder specialists with more than 20 years of experience helping our clients to develop a healthy relationship with food, body, and weight, we know that it takes more than shear “willpower” alone to successfully change your eating behaviors. And, while knowledge is good, we also know that there is a significant difference between knowing what you need to do in order to change your weight and relationship with food, and actually being able to do it!
At TheHealthyWeighOut, we believe that long-term behavioral change and sustainable weight loss is absolutely possible, but in order to do so, it is imperative that each of the interrelated Emotional, Nutritional and Physical components of your struggle with food and weight be addressed, in a comprehensive and effective manner.
Truly unique to TheHealthyWeighOut program is our incorporation of the essential Emotional component of successful behavioral change. For only when you identify “why” you continue to turn to food for such Emotional factors as comfort, stress, boredom, loneliness, sadness, avoidance, anxiety and/or fear, can you hope to achieve long-term, sustainable and healthy change!
Two Ways to Support Your Emotional Health
Individual Emotional Services
If your personal story calls for Emotional work, but you are not able to participate in our 8-Week Emotional Eating Weight Loss Program, or if you feel you would benefit from additional individual therapeutic services as a supplement to your 8-week program, we offer the following therapeutic services on an individual basis.
Delivered by our team of non-judgmental, compassionate clinicians within TheHealthyWeighOut’s sister organization, A New Beginning, clients are able to work on the following areas of Emotional growth as part of their three-pronged approach to healthy and sustainable behavioral change!
Individual Therapy (Issues may include)
- Emotional Eating
- Binge Eating
- Relationship Issues
- Family-of-Origin Issues
- Low Self-Esteem
- Trust Issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Eating Disorders
Marital / Couples Therapy
For individuals whose intimate relationship is creating emotional unrest (and possibly contributing to emotional eating) marital/couples therapy is available as part of our comprehensive services.
We warmly welcome traditional and non-traditional relationships.
It is oftentimes difficult to become emotionally healthy, when you are part of a family system that is not. Many of our clients find it helpful, therefore, to engage in our family therapy services to help create Emotional health both within themselves, as well as throughout their all-important family system.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
An incredible, well-researched therapeutic approach which supports the successful resolution of trauma, abuse and negative and/or unhealthy beliefs which can sabotage your progress, EMDR may be a helpful supplemental therapeutic service.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a structured, well-researched approach that helps clients to control their unhealthy impulsive behaviors, to be more effective in interpersonal relationships, and/or to increase awareness of emotional triggers and their causes. DBT is a very helpful therapeutic service for those working on issues of emotional overeating and binge eating disorder.