What's The Health Mindset Programme?
The Health Mindset Programme is an online, video and workbook-based programme. Its designed for busy women who want to quit the dieting cycle, make peace with food and improve their health and body image.
The programme draws together the principals of intuitive eating, the health at every size movement, body positivity, positive psychology, motivational interviewing and more. There's a lot of information already out there on these topics, but to save you the time of wading through it all, I've condensed it down into short, bite-sized videos and exercises for you to work through in your own time and at your own pace.
Within the programme, we'll discuss how society negatively impacts our body image and how dieting and diet culture is damaging not only our physical health but our emotional wellbeing too. We'll look at alternatives to dieting and how we can take a gentle, more intuitive approach to improve our health and fitness.
The Health Mindset Programme has opened it's doors this month (You can read right here about why I started the programme). Naturally, before you join an online programme, you want to know what's inside and what's included, so I put together a quick guided video tour to the inside of the Health Mindset Programme.
I've also answered the common questions I get about the programme below the video.
A Guided Video Tour of The Health Mindset Programme
FAQs About The Health Mindset Programme
Who is this Programme for?
The Health Mindset Programme is for you resonate with any of these statements:
I rYou’ve been dieting since you were a teenager.
You’ve lost and regained the same weight over and over again.
You feel like all you do is think about food, eat food, track calories/macros/points/syns and then worry about food.
You exercise because you feel like you ‘should’ but you don't enjoy it.
You choose workouts based on how many calories they burn.
You delay things in your life for when you reach a certain goal weight – relationships, career changes, even happiness!
You’ve said the words “I’ll be happy once I reach [X]lbs”
You’re fed up with all of this and want a permanent change.
You’re beginning to realise that diets do not work.
You’re beginning to realise that there must be something more to life than worrying about weight, food and calories. [You’re right – there is! So much more in fact and you’re missing it!]
Is there anyone this Programme is not suitable for?
Yes. This programme is not suitable for anyone with an active eating disorder, as I am unable to provide the intensive individual support and medical expertise required. Please refer to the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for more information.
What can I hope to get out of the Programme?
Over the course of the Programme, you will learn about Diet Culture and why dieting doesn’t work for weight loss or improving your health. You will learn how to listen to your body’s innate cues for hunger & fullness, as well as recognise your emotional needs. We will work on the issues of body image, diet mentality and emotional eating. By the end of the course, you’ll recognise the difference between the dieting mindset and the health mindset and will understand the importance of self-compassion, body acceptance, gentle nutrition and joyful movement.
What's included in the Programme?
When you join, you'll have instant access to all the Quick Start 6-Day Course, Induction Module, Prep-Work content, the Diet Culture Module and the Body Acceptance Module - all within the Health Mindset Programme.
New modules are rolled out at the beginning of each month & your Reflective Journal (available to download within the Programme Area) contains a full programme of upcoming modules.
Over the next few months we'll be covering Intuitive Eating, Mindfulness and Body Awareness, Emotional Eating, Putting Health Beyond The Scale, and much more!
Each topic is broken down into short, bite-sized lectures, packed with actionable advice - because I know you have a busy life!
DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS & GUIDES
For each module, there are downloadable PDF worksheets and practical exercises to help you overcome a lifetime of dieting, poor body image and disordered eating.
MONTHLY REVIEWS & CHECK-INS
This won't be a case of 'join and forget', there will be monthly accountability check-ins to see how much progress you've made with conquering the dieting mindset and identifying any new issues.
How long will THMP last for?
The programme is entirely self-paced. There’s no deadline for completion and you’ll have access to all the content for as long as you remain a paying member.
When will new modules become available?
Between now and May 2018, a new module will be added each month. At the beginning of the month, you will be sent an email to introduce the module and its content. The module will then appear in the main programme area. For a list of module and dates, please refer to the Programme Calendar on Page 9. After May 2018, I will continue to add various bonuses, Q&A videos and additional modules.
MEMBERSHIP & OTHER PAYMENT QUESTIONS
Why do you charge a monthly fee?
Ahhh, I'm glad you asked. I have three reasons:
1) Charging a small monthly fee helps me keep the programme going and helping as many people as I can heal their relationship with food, exercise & their bodies.
2) Research has shown that you're more likely to commit to something that you invest in financially - if I gave access away for free, it's likely that you would sign up and then forget about it. What would be the use of that?!
3) Charging monthly fees instead of one large upfront fee, also means that you can cancel anytime you want if the programme isn't for you.
What if I am unhappy with the programme?
I'm confident you will love the Programme and get a lot out of it. But just in case you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you can contact me in the first 30 days of joining and I will give you a full refund. Please note: The money back guarantee only applies in the first month of membership. You can also cancel your subscription at any time, with just a few clicks and no questions asked.
What do you mean by ‘Recovery’?
Recovery can look like many things to many different people. It isn't a destination, but instead more of an on-going process. In the context of The Health Mindset Programme, when we refer to recovery, we mean "making peace with food", "exercising for the joy of it" and "reaching a place of body acceptance". The path to recovery in this context may look like leaving diet culture behind, healing from disordered eating or eating disorders, or addressing issues of body image.
What do you define as ‘disordered eating’?
Disordered eating doesn't just mean eating disorders. We're including the binge and restrict cycle, the dieting cycle, overeating in the name of a ‘cheat day’ and then fasting the next day. Exercising with a view to burn-off excess calories consumed. These patterns are frighteningly similar to eating disorders, but it may be that your behaviour isn't at the level required for clinical diagnosis. Be aware that this doesn't make the behaviour healthy! It's still going against your body's innate cues.
What’s meant by ‘health’?
We include mental health into our description of health, as well as physical. For us, health looks like a mind free of anxiety and fear over food, exercise and body image and good physical health means so much more than the number on the scale. We're talking high energy levels, good sleep, sex-drive, ability to go about everyday life, and healthy biomarkers like blood pressure, cholesterol levels and glucose. Fitness is also a part of this and in the context of The Health Mindset Programme, we refer to it as improved cardio-vascular ability, flexibility and strength. We do not believe you can tell how fit or healthy someone is just by looking at them.
What do you define as ‘dieting’?
Dieting isn't just juice cleanses, laxative teas and diet pills. We're also talking about cutting out food groups (where there is no medical reason for doing so, like in the case of an allergy or intolerance.), counting calories, macros (fat, protein, carbs), points, syns etc. and restricting them. Even if you don't feel ravenously hungry on the diet, there is still some kind of restriction going on. The main issue with dieting is that your cue to eat or stop comes from an external source - a calorie counter for example - rather than your body's own innate hunger and fullness cues. There will be more on this in the dieting module!
What does ‘mindset’ mean?
Mindset simply refers to your way of thinking, i.e. your attitude and values. It's how you interpret your own behaviours, your inner dialogue and how you see the world around you. We'll talk more about mindset in the Induction Module.
I really hope to see you in the Programme! It's been incredibly rewarding to help others recover from a lifetime of crash-dieting and hating their bodies, as I've spoken about in my post on Redefining the Track to Health & Fitness.