Functional Imagery Training (FIT) is a new way of supporting behaviour change. Our research on FIT for weight management, published in the International Journal of Obesity, showed that FIT led to substantially higher weight loss than an active control condition.
FIT uses collaborative counselling techniques to help people think about their most important goals, and mental imagery exercises to strengthen desire for those goals.
It teaches self-management techniques so individuals become their own therapist and continue losing weight by themselves. FIT produces a ‘mindset shift’ where individuals report exercising or eating healthily because they want to, not because they have to.
This two-day course is intended for psychologists, public health and NHS health practitioners, dieticians, fitness and lifestyle coaches, and others working to help individuals to manage their weight. Experience of motivational interviewing is a prerequisite.
The support of the University of Plymouth and Cognition Institute have enabled this workshop to be delivered at a special rate of £250: half price. Refreshments and lunch are included. To book a place and get further information please use the booking button at the top of the page.
The workshop will run 9:30–16:30 on both days.
Parking is available nearby at the Harbour multi-story car park. The venue is about a 15-minute walk from the city centre.
Map link: Marine Station Directions.