• Motivational Interviewing Skills will make you a Better Trainer

    Posted on August 22, 2016 by in Behaviour change

    Motivational interviewing skills will make you a better trainer On completion of my PhD research into the treatment of male obesity the one question I was always asked when delivering the behaviour change workshop was “what do you do if a client is assessed as being in the contemplation stage of change”? My stock answer […]

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  • Update: Foundations of Nutrition Course now endorsed.

    Posted on August 11, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Our free Course The Foundations of Nutrition has just been through peer review and IV and now, we can happily say, carries AfN certification. Association for Nutrition certification is a peer review and quality assurance process that makes certain that any content you are being taught by us has been fully reviewed and given the […]

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  • The Lost Art of Listening

    Posted on August 3, 2016 by in Behaviour change

    With the modern drive towards technology are we losing the ability to listen to each other properly. Listening is a skill that takes practice and concentration but modern technology doesn’t help hone this skill. We text people constantly and yet a short phone call would most probably have been more time efficient. If we want […]

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  • Advice giving – does it work

    Posted on July 27, 2016 by in Behaviour change

    I’d advise you not to give advice unless it is specifically asked for. As trainers we are taught to design programmes and then show clients how to perform them. We tend to do the same with other advice in that we think we know best and we are certainly going to ensure that our clients […]

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  • What is Motivational Interviewing – Behaviour change explored.

    Posted on July 21, 2016 by in Behaviour change

    To book onto the September MI course, follow THIS link Motivational interviewing (MI) is a way of being with a client, not just a set of techniques for doing counselling (Miller and Rollnick. 1991). A laypersons definition would be ‘MI is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change’. […]

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  • How Pokémon GO will Make you Lose Weight

    Posted on July 20, 2016 by in Behaviour change, Diet and Health, Training

      A lot of people are asking if the “game/fad” is actually getting people moving and arguing the good points and the bad points, well a glance at various social medias will clearly show there are a lot of people who have started moving around who never used to before, the Pokémon GO craze is, well, […]

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  • The Problem with Gluten by Matthew Morgan

    Posted on July 19, 2016 by in Diet and Health

    Over the past few years the “free from” aisles in your local supermarket have grown substantially in fact a recent report from Mintel stated that this year sales of free from foods are forecast to surpass half a billion in the UK. One element that is driving this is the sales of Gluten free (GF) […]

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  • Jennifers Journey in Nutrition

    Posted on July 14, 2016 by in Training

    My journey to becoming an online Nutrition Consultant has been interesting. In fact, it’s almost been thrust upon me as a career change. Before having kids, I had, on the most part, general misconceptions of nutrition and exercise. My interest was sparked thanks to my husband who, before becoming a firefighter, had worked as a […]

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  • Counting Calories– are you doing this correctly?

    Posted on July 5, 2016 by in Diet and Health

    Are you counting calories correctly? The really easy answer to this has to be an emphatic ‘NO’. No matter what technique you are using just about all of them will be flawed and so therefore you cannot count calories correctly. There is one major flaw with calorie counting and that is that self-reported intakes and […]

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  • Behaviour Change & Motivational Interviewing – The Missing Part of the Puzzle

    Posted on June 20, 2016 by in Behaviour change

    When I first started work on my PhD it became apparent very early on that the psychology of behaviour change plays a huge part when it comes to resolving the obesity problem and helping clients lose weight. By the end of my doctoral research I was confident that the psychometric tests I was using did […]

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