Serendipity often doesn’t look like serendipity when it first turns up, and when we discovered that our decade-plus WeightChoice site had been completely and utterly lost during migration to a new server, we were at first understandably rattled! Read more
Better Scientific Tools in Therapy
It is unfortunately still common to see some therapists still using “muscle testing” during therapy sessions in order to diagnose or “test” progress.
Muscle testing has been incontrovertibly proven to produce false results and is therefore a spurious technique.
So what scientific tool can reliably show changes in emotional/mental processing? Although expensive, fMRI is a reliable method.
Why Sleep is Your Best Friend When It Comes to Fat Burning
About 45% of the world’s population aren’t getting enough sleep, and many are seriously sleep deprived.
The result is reduced metabolic rate which leads to overweight and obesity, but also serious mental and physical problems like anxiety, depression and fatigue.
If you are serious about dropping all that excess fat, you must get serious about your sleep, and this is how. Read more
The Problems with Traditional AND Fad Dieting
In the first month of a diet the weight you lose is mostly water and muscle weight. As soon as you go off the diet, those are replaced with more fat! In addition, almost no-one can stick to a diet because it is so out of kilter with the person’s familiar eating patterns. The very act of dieting both lowers metabolic processing, and increases food cravings. No wonder that three years after going on a diet, over 95% have put that weight back on or are even heavier! Read more
Why It’s Time to Move On from the “Energy” Paradigm
Definition: A false premise that psychological problems are caused by disruption to the body’s “energy system”. “Energy” practitioners (some of whom are actually licensed health care professionals, but many of whom lack the most basic knowledge or qualifications relating to mental health care) believe that by tapping on certain points on the body, the “energy” can be rebalanced. Read more
Over the years we believed we had come to a solid understanding of a wide range of factors which contributed to the development of depression, and which maintained depressed physiology. Our view could be called holistic, because it recognised the crucial impact of lifestyle and environment, and also the fact that treatment needed to address these aspects as well as the conditioning which had built up over time for sufferers. Read more
Unresolved physical pain has a cost of over $15 billion per annum in Australia, for treatment alone. Loss of productivity due to chronic pain is estimated to be another +$30 billion. If that were not critical enough, the fact that this figure represents untold human suffering should shock everyone into seeing that our current methods of treating chronic pain are inadequate. Read more
NeuroStim for Improvement of Academic and Behavioural Competence in At-risk Children
We have always been deeply concerned at the lack of an evidence basis in support for children, particularly in the area of bullying, where frequently we have found that policies and procedures put in place to protect victims have instead had the impact of rewarding the perpetrator (increased positive attention for bullying behaviour) and punished the victim (provision of limited “safe” pathways through the school ground for the victim, so that the movement of the victim is greatly minimised while the perpetrator gets to freely roam the rest of the school).We set out to determine the effect of NeuroStim around conditioned behaviour might have on children deemed “at risk” by their school. We selected one of the lowest socioeconomic high schools in the region and with the assistance of teachers devised pre and post-testing designed to accurately measure outcomes. Read more
We are committed to solving one of the world's most pressing problems, overweight and obesity, the cause of massive disease and distress, currently costing in excess of a $trillion annually.
We offer programs which for the first time target and rapidly eliminate unhelpful feelings, thoughts and behaviours around food, so that people automatically make choices that support a permanent healthy weight.
And we do this in a spirit of fun, integrity, and truth.