28 Dec Gyms Love January!
The sign-up numbers for gym membership increase by about 15% in the first month of the year, so your local gym will be jumping for joy this week in order to sell the idea of people being able to obtain the body they have always wanted.
We know that long-term, the fitness industry achieves very similar results to the dieting industry, namely a 95% failure rate. However, that doesn’t stop Australians spending over $8.5 billion a year on gym memberships, sports equipment and fitness fads.
Guilt, shame and failure are the foundations for recruitment marketing for the fitness and diet industries. Perhaps you have seen the campaigns, “Be happier, healthier, and sexier…. Lose 10 kilos in 10 weeks! Get that Summer Body!”
Is there a better way to help people who struggle with concerns about their body?
Yes! Our 3-day Psychological Approaches to Obesity course teaches health professionals to explore non-diet alternatives that involve empowering people to make positives changes in their lives. Learn how to give people the skills and motivation they need to improve health, relationships, emotions, self-esteem and self-efficacy, without being led to believe that weight loss will accomplish all these goals.
More and more people are rejecting the diet and fitness culture, but they are looking for help and guidance to learn how to be at peace with their bodies and move forward positively.
Join the non-diet revolution and become an ACFED Approved Practitioner, come and join us for your professional development in the following:
Auckland, 26th to 28th Feb 2018
Perth, 12th to 14th Mar 2018
Melbourne, 3rd to 5th Sep 2018
Brisbane, 29th to 31st Oct 2018
Adelaide, 12th to 14th Nov 2018
The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, dietitians, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification.
More information about all of our courses, our Practitioner Network and bookings phone 0421 747 129.