6 reasons why you STILL have a difficult relationship with food

Many of us would like a relationship with food like the one butterflies have with flowers and nectar – taking only what you need. However, many of us struggle to achieve such a relationship. Problem eating and its effects have been identified as a national health crisis. Conditions linked to eating problems such as obesity, diabetes and cancer, are estimated to costs society billions of pounds a year. Why does this happen? After all, most of us know what we should and should not eat. There’s more than enough nutritional advice out there online… So, why do so many of us eat more than we need to? Why do so many of us fail each diet we start? In this blog, we considered 6 reasons why.

7 Signs of Ineffective Therapy

I wrote this blog after I received a call from someone seeking therapy for the first time. They had been putting off contacting a therapist because of embarrassment, but events in her life took a turn for the worse. The time had come for her to get support, she said. We arranged a time for an initial phone-based consultation and I gave her as much time as she needed to feel confident to go ahead. At the end of the call she expressed her gratitude to me. When I asked her why she felt the need to do so, she replied that the only other therapist she contacted was ‘blunt and to the point. They just told me what it would cost and that I would need to see her face-to-face as she was unwilling to give me some time on the phone.’ I don’t understand my profession sometimes.

Overcoming illness, trauma and depression: Laura’s story of IMPACT

“In the two years or so prior to seeing Mark, I had surgery for cancer and developed an intestinal condition. Before that and for more years than I care to remember, I was suffering from what I now know to be Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as the result of two traumatic incidents. My professional life, while successful, was ruining my health. I had avoided therapy because I saw it as a failure, but despite my best efforts my antidepressants weren’t helping.

When two are better than one: combining therapy and coaching

“My difficulties didn’t fall neatly into any category. I was anxious and depressed. I was also setting up my new business. Therapy helped me come to terms with the loss of my father, but I needed a different type of support. I was aware of coaching from my corporate career, so on a whim I Googled therapy and coaching and saw that people did both.” Stephen At Conversations With Impact we offer both therapy and coaching, In this blog we consider the interest in combining both approaches.