Professionals: How to enhance working memory to help your client to eat less

Professionals: How to enhance working memory to help your client to eat less

Photo by creatv-eight for Unsplash I recently wrote a blog titled “What is working memory and why does it matter for weight loss?” where I explained that we only have limited brain capacity, and we need some of this capacity when we want to change how we eat. In...
The Covid Lockdown: Coping with sudden, massive change

The Covid Lockdown: Coping with sudden, massive change

Psychotherapist Esther Perel spoke to the Financial Times’ Culture Call podcast about coping in a pandemic. There’s a lot of good stuff in the interview, but Esther’s experience with clients differs from mine, so here is my take on one of the points we differ on....
What we can learn from how we ate as infants

What we can learn from how we ate as infants

Whilst developing Appetite Retraining, I was on a huge learning curve. Despite decades of training and experience in providing psychological therapy, I was having to go back to first principles in order to think about eating and appetite in a way that could help me...
Professionals: Research on episodic memory yields a useful tip to help your clients cut down on snacking

Professionals: Research on episodic memory yields a useful tip to help your clients cut down on snacking

Human memory We have three types of memory processes – sensory memory, working memory (which used to be called short-term memory) and long-term memory. Long-term memory refers to anything stored sufficiently well to be accessible more than a few seconds later – not...