Welcome to Shrinking Thinking Edinburgh
The Unique Weight Management Programme!
SHRINKING THINKING is a Weight Management Programme based in Edinburgh that helps you to understand the emotions behind why you eat what you eat, and teaches you how to regain control. With SHRINKING THINKING you can:
- Stop feeling guilty about what you eat
- Understand and change your eating behavior
- Dispel the myths around healthy eating
- Learn to separate hunger cravings, emotions and habits
- Feel better about yourself
How Shrinking Thinking differs from Slimming or Weight Loss Classes
Shrinking Thinking is not a slimming class or weight loss class. You won’t do the “walk of shame” with us as there’s no weigh-in (so no binging afterwards!)
We’re not a diet programme – so there’s no calorie counting, meal replacement shakes or deprivation from your favourite foods (unless YOU choose to do this!)
Instead, Shrinking Thinking is a programme that helps you to manage your weight by making changes in your life and changing your lifestyle, for good.
For me, Shrinking Thinking has been brilliant so far. I met the loveliest and most genuine poeple at the 1 day workshop. I think of them and know I’m certainly not alone. I am recommending this to all my friends. I don’t regret a penny I have spent – the way I feel now, I am convinced it’s been the most worthwhile thing I have done for myself…..Anna
It’s all about choices, and making the right choices for you. We’ll help you to be successful and we’ll give you the skills & confidence to manage your weight, yourself.
Shrinking Thinking is all about YOU, and is tailored to YOUR needs. Our unique approach combines group workshops with monthly 1-1 coaching sessions, to ensure you get the results that you want.
During our programme you’ll learn to understand;
- How you got to this point
- Why you’ve eaten what you’ve eaten
- Why you’ve felt so bad about yourself
- Why your thinking has got in the way of you losing weight.
You’ll learn to identify your bad habits, your emotional blocks & learn how to stop beating yourself up and how to start accepting yourself. We’ll help you make the changes that will set you free from negative thinking, habits and feelings about food diet & exercise, and enable you to finally take control of your eating, rather than have it control you.
How We Can Help With Weight Control
Before we can help you to control your weight, we need to understand what you want to achieve.
Do you “just” want to lose a few pounds, perhaps even a stone or two, or break out of the yo-yo dieting cycle, changing a lifetime of bad habits? How important is controlling your weight? Is it critical for your health, or just a nice to have? Is not losing weight holding you back from achieving the life of your dreams?
Do you say “if only I could lose weight I would ….”
find my ideal partner,
get another job…?
Understanding your particular problems is critical to your success.
At Shrinking Thinking, we help you to identify your issues, beliefs and bad habits;
- How do you feel about yourself as you look in the mirror?
- What do you say to yourself inside?
- Do you really believe you can lose weight and keep it off?
Then we’ll help you to develop an awareness of your behaviour – because with awareness comes choice, and then you can choose to change! We’ll help you to build changes into your daily life, until they become your new habits. We’ll get your motivation working more effectively for you, identify your sabotaging behaviour, and even switch off your food weaknesses like chocolate or biscuits (but only if you want us to!)
Most importantly, we’ll help you to re-gain that much needed control over your weight and your life!
Not all Weight Loss Programmes do the same thing!
You might be surprised to learn that we are NOT diet experts – we don’t even believe in diets! At Shrinking Thinking, we’re experts in managing emotions and thinking, and that’s what makes our programme so different.
You know that “quick fix” weight loss programmes don’t get to the root of your weight problem. They’re great for losing weight for a special occasion – but the real challenge is keeping the weight off and controlling your weight over time. To do this, you have to make long-term changes to your lifestyle – and to your thinking and emotions around food and exercise.
And that’s where Shrinking Thinking comes in!
Shrinking Thinking helps you to understand the emotional relationship you’ve had with food, helping you to get it back under control by releasing your emotional connections and changing your thinking.
I was fed up of dieting and failing to sustain a healthy weight and aware at some level that I hold my own key but I was having trouble connecting it to the lock! …..The experiential exercises were challenging but powerful tools in this process supported by the gentle guidance of both Martin and Caroline…..I am noticing more when I am full and amazingly did not want to finish my dinner one night….Linda
We also help you to change your actual behaviour around food and exercise – and we’ve got lots of fun, effective techniques up our sleeves to help you! You can choose to combine the Shrinking Thinking Programme along with your preferred diet if you wish – be that counting calories, points, or just by eating sensibly – and nutritional advice is also available from our resident personal trainers.
The unique difference with the Shrinking Thinking weight management programme is that each month you’ll receive personal, individual 1-1 coaching sessions tailored to YOUR needs… to ensure you get the results that you want!