Clinicians feel they can literally see a lightbulb spark to life over their client’s head when they’re exploring cognitive-behavioural concepts together. The client’s discovery that their thoughts are influencing their eating behaviours is often a huge surprise. Yet, after brief reflection, they realize that this makes total sense.
Britney Lentz, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Counsellor at Health Stand Nutrition in Calgary, recently shared an example of this:
“It was really neat to see the ‘lightbulb’ moment when my client recognized that his all-or-nothing thinking was holding him back from positive change. He kept saying “this makes so much sense!” I don’t think he had made the connection before between his thought patterns and his eating, and he shared with me that that was one of his biggest takeaways in that session. I particularly love the program’s Change Buffet strategies, as they are so adaptive and work well in my individual sessions with clients!”
Keep turning on those lightbulbs, Britney!!