Danielle Aldous is a registered dietitian who works at LEAF Weight Management Clinic where she sees clients in person and virtually. She has been offering Craving Change workshops and using the materials with individual clients for over a decade. She continues to exude excitement when she shares how Craving Change has supported her practice.
“Craving Change has added value to my practice in that I have the ability to combine my knowledge and skill of medical nutrition therapy with behavioural techniques based in CBT to help clients address issues of ‘what’ and ‘how much’ to eat but also ‘why’ they eat. This really was a key missing link for me professionally when I first took the Craving Change training over ten years ago. It has since served me both professionally and personally.”
“The unique tools of Craving Change help me engage clients in conversations about their behaviours and to explore them with curiosity versus judgement. I am able to help clients develop a new perspective regarding the influences on their eating that come from learned behaviours and cognitive biases and then teach them some techniques that enable them to shape their behaviours in a new, more workable direction. This then leads to increased self-efficacy in my clients to stay on track with their weight management nutrition and fitness behaviours or identify when they have gotten off track and be able to course correct more effectively.”
“I love the ‘ah-ha’s’ that come when clients understand that they are not alone in their struggles and that we all experience certain ‘thinking traps’. It is amazing to see the flexibility of thinking that begins to develop in my clients. They are often surprised that by being less rigid it actually gives them more control and allows them to make more progress in their weight and health goals.”