For Practitioners

Workshops are designed for nutrition and counselling professionals supporting people with eating and weight concerns.
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I also offer 1-2-1 support for dietitians and counselling professionals who struggle personally with eating and body confidence issues.

  • Kindful Eating (2017)

Places are now available on the two-day Kindful Eating course for dietitians, nutritionists and counsellors – more info

The course will be held in central London on 13th & 14th March 2017.

The course will be held in central Manchester on 28th & 29th June 2017.

  • Kindful Eating – Working with Children and Families (2017)

Places are now available on the two-day Kindful Eating (Children and Families) for dietitians, nutritionists, youth workers, early years workers and counsellors:

The course will be held in central Manchester on 13th & 14th July 2017.

  • Well Now Facilitator Training (2017)

Register your interest here for a place on the 2017 Well Now Facilitator Training – more info

The course will be held in Manchester on 7th, 8th, 28th, 29th September 2017.

  • Body Confidence for Children Facilitator Training

Register your interest here for a place on the 2017 Body Confidence for Children Facilitator Training


Here’s a selection of comments from participants on my training workshops:

.. I think there is a fundamental need for weight management practice to change and the course is a source of confidence to do that. – Ruth Hancock, Weight Management Dietitian, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

… We need to frame dietetic/nutrition education differently, focus on acceptance and quality of life indicators. – Miriam Mullard, Specialist Obesity Dietitan

Any person working with clients with weight issues should attend this course so they do no harm to their patient. – Michelle McKenna-Walsh, Homerton NHS London, Community Dietitian – Obesity

Very thought provoking and certainly something I would like to share with Livewell’s team of community health coaches. – Karen Davies, Services Dietitian, Livewell Suffolk

Very informative and good that it was very interactive. – Mairead Rowan, Student Nutritionist

Thoroughly enjoyed the day and look forward to positive changes in my own lifestyle and that as a practitioner. Really looking forward to the glow! Thank you all for a life changing day. – Caroline Walker, NHS Highland Midwife

Really think about the effects of what I say when engaging with the public…. the inequalities in service inadvertently caused by our beliefs. Research base for current practice is poor. – Health Improvement Practitioner, NHS

It has influenced me both personally and in how I will respond to my patients. – Angela Kennedy, Community Staff Nurse, NHS.

Really fascinating and enjoyable. As an OT we look a lot at lifestyle and support people to identify/make/structure changes and it’s important to signpost in the right direction. – Camilla Leslie, Occupational Therapist

Very enlightening and it has given me permission to use another method to enable people to have a healthier lifestyle. – Anne-Lise Dickie, Professional Lead – Learning Disability Services

I felt very ‘out of my depths’ previously. I now feel a lot happier about the care I would give now. – Catherine MacCuish Public Health Staff Nurse

Really enjoyed today. Great introduction to [Well Now] I am going to go away and carry out follow up reading/study. Feeling passionate. Thank you. – Lynne Donoghue, Highland Council School Nurse Assistant

Very good – plenty of content and activities that made it easier to think and learn. – Juliana Dorman, Dietetic Support

I am already aware of the benefits of self-compassion. However, I feel it has given me the confidence to expand my current practice rather than sticking to the usual rules. – Registered Dietitian (RD)

Brilliant –all backed by evidence! The way forward. – Karen Davies, Service Dietitian

Loved the practical work. A “train the trainer” course in presentation , group work, visual, phrases that stay with you .

Excellent. Very glad I came to both days. Will recommend to everyone. – Michelle MCKenna-Walsh Homerton NHS RD

Excellent workshops. Enjoyed relaxed atmosphere and approach, enjoyed activities. Food for thought!! Different approach that could help clients tremendously. – Yolanda Snyman, Betsi Cadwalder  Advanced Dieitian in Eating Disorders

Will open up discussion of ethics in my team. – Meriol Rattray, NHS Dietitian

Workshop was excellent. – Ruth Hancock UH Bristol Weight Management Dietitian

Refreshing approach – something different that could work.

I have acknowledged my negative feelings towards weight – will try and confront and be less judgemental.

It has made me see my body differently . . . Influenced every aspect of my life for the better.

I feel it backs up my feelings that I’ve always wanted to tap more into the relationship element of food and weight and that there could be a gateway now. I feel I need to be more critical and challenging as a practitioner.

My previous approach to clients probably stigmatized them so this has been a good learning experience.

My brain is working overtime absorbing, questioning but smiling –thank you.

I will be fully re-assessing my position. Personal Trainer

I hope I will be less bossy and know-it-all. RD

Certainly has influenced me at a time when as a professional I was looking for an approach to ‘re-enthuse’ my thinking.

The workshop has had a huge impact on how I would like to practice professionally, but also my personal behavior – it has also impacted on thinking about choices I make day to day.