Are you tired of dieting?
Are you tired of obsessing over food?
Are you sick of restricting and feeling out of control with food?
Do you spend all of your time worrying about food and your body?
If so, you’ve come to the right place!
The SUCCEED programme is a Blackrock Health Blackrock Clinic dietitian-led programme for anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food. Traditional dieting often causes a poor relationship with food, body image issues, disordered eating, weight struggles and unsustainable restrictions.
Imagine having a peaceful relationship with food.
The SUCCEED programme is a six-session intervention designed to help you to trust your body cues and to nourish your body and mind. It is tailored to each individual and aims to free your mind so that you can focus on the things that really matter.
The programme was created by senior dietitian Emer O’Driscoll. Emer has experience in intuitive eating counselling, eating disorders, orthorexia, oncology and weight management. She is passionate about healing clients’ relationship with food and educating that traditional dieting and restriction are not sustainable.
Meet the Dietitian:
Emer O'Driscoll, Senior Dietitian
I am a dietitian with a passion for food and increasing energy. Having first-hand experience of hormone imbalance and fatigue I understand the importance of having a healthy relationship with food.
My areas of interest are intuitive eating, disordered eating, female hormones and bariatric surgery. I love working with people who are struggling with their relationship with food and helping them to heal. I also love helping women to balance their hormones and anyone who is just looking to feel better and have more energy.
This is why I started my Instagram page @succeed_dietitian to give people some information on intuitive eating and navigating the diet culture talk. I am a Certified Intuitive Eating counsellor with qualifications in nutrition and fertility, nutrition and PCOS and pregnancy following bariatric surgery.
I run the Succeed programme for anyone looking to heal their relationship with food.
The SUCCEED programme is for anyone struggling with their relationship with food or disordered eating. This is a 4-6 session programme for people who are tired of dieting/obsessing over food, sick of restricting and feeling out of control with food, and spending all of their time worrying about food and body image.
Where I like to start with clients is by listening. A fantastic piece of advice I received from a mentor is to first just listen. Everyone has their own unique story and I want to hear yours. I want to hear what brought you into me. If there is a sense of suffering or you feel you will be judged by the dietitian please know this is not true! I am not here to judge and will always approach with a sense of compassion. We will work towards your goals together! Do not ever feel as if you do not deserve to be heard. This can be the start of your journey to honouring your health.
I am a member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (INDI) and a CORU registered dietitian.
The aims of the SUCCEED programme are:
Say goodbye to the restricting and bingeing cycle for good!
Free yourself from the ‘diet trap’
Take pleasure in your food and trust yourself with all foods – even those that are ‘off limits'
Learn how to find peace with food by navigating emotional eating
Learn about engaging in physical activity for the joy of movement not as a calorie burner
Recognise your true hunger fullness cues
Learn about respecting your body and honouring your health with gentle nutrition
Intuitive Eating is a form of attunement of mind, body, and food and it is characterised by eating in response to physiological hunger and satiety cues rather than emotional cues.
Intuitive eaters have been associated with better health indicators and studies have confirmed that Intuitive Eating is a more effective approach than conventional dieting, resulting in lower BMIs and better psychological health. Studies also show that frequent intentional weight loss episodes reflect susceptibility to weight gain, rendering dieters prone to future weight gain.
You will receive individual handouts and exercises and a personalised approach. Emer’s passion is to align clients’ nutrition with what they truly need and to help anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food.
The initial session takes approximately one hour with five follow-up appointments lasting approximately 30 minutes each.
Appointments are usually scheduled two weeks apart.
The cost of the Programme is €495.
You can claim back a portion of the Programme cost from your health insurer. You should contact your insurer for further information as the amount you can claim will depend on your plan.
Phone 012064364 if you would like to confirm a place on this Programme.