Author Archives: Rochelle craig.co.uk

About Rochelle craig.co.uk

I am an accredited Drug and Alcohol Counsellor by the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP). I specialize in overeating/food addiction/eating disorders/obesity but have much experience of working with all addictions. Please see my website www.rochellecraig.co.uk

Can the 12-step model offer hope to the millions of people who are overweight? My Story   The Beginning In my early teens I went on my first diet which triggered 16 years of yo-yo dieting and resulted in a … Continue reading

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Binge Eating, Anorexia, Bulimia – they are all about CONTROL

I work in a group setting with Overeaters, Anorexics, Bulimics and everything else in between. I work with people who have an unhealthy relationship with food but more importantly an unhealthy relationship with themselves. I work with this group together … Continue reading

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Exposed:The sick truth behind the great ‘wellness’ blog craze – Daily Mail, 16/08/2015

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3199258/Exposed-sick-truth-great-wellness-blog-craze-taking-social-media-storm-one-online-star-battling-secret-fitness-addiction.html “Celia Learmonth is one of a handful of bloggers with thousands of fans……At 21 she is enviably lithe but admits to seeking help at an eating clinic” Daily Mail, 16/08/2015 I could relate and identify very much with this … Continue reading

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NHS OFFERING ZUMBA CLASSES AND HEALTHY COOKERY LESSONS TO THE OBESE

Who came up with this brilliant idea?……. The NHS is now supplying the funding to offer zumba classes and cookery classes to help the obese. I am so speechless I actually do not know where to begin. At the risk … Continue reading

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CPD TRAINING 2015 FOR OBESITY

Are you working with obese clients? Are they on the cycle of dieting and putting on weight? Have you considered finding out about 12-step approach to weight loss? I feel that all our clients deserve choices and there aren’t many … Continue reading

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2014-CPD-Therapeutic Interventions for Working with Obesity

This CPD workshop provides a treatment programme for working with obesity looking at food addiction and binge eating disorder. This training programme is fully endorsed by BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To gain an understanding of … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman – found dead at his home

Addiction does not discriminate and relapse is extremely dangerous. I have worked with many, many people with addiction problems over the past 10 years.  Addiction does not discriminate; people have come to me from the streets, hostels, prisons and people … Continue reading

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Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit. German proverb.

Following on from my comments about working with obesity and the complexities we face as health professionals, I read the following passage in my morning meditation book For Today, OA Approved Literature: Waiting is one of the worst things to … Continue reading

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Response to Dr. Max Pemberton article published in The Spectator. Obesity Is Not A Disease.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9049971/the-battle-of-the-bulge/ This article was also reprinted in the Daily Mail, Fri Oct 18th 2013 with the title: If doctors like me are nice to fatties, they’ll just get FATTER ————————————————————– This article has highlighted two topics: 1) The need for … Continue reading

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What is the antidote to fear?

So what is it that keeps popping up that feels so uncomfortable that we have to stuff it down with excess food? Fear can overwhelm us and create inertia.  We feel terrified of the most ordinary of things and somehow … Continue reading

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