As a health coach, I've learnt that fostering hope is really effective in supporting people to change their lifestyle - much more so than scaring them or hectoring them!
My guest this week is Dr Jen Unwin, a Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist who has spent her professional life interested in the role of hope in chronic disease and how it can be used to bring about behaviour change.
We talk about:
· The power of hope in giving people a greater sense of wellbeing and a longer, healthier and happier life.
· Sugar addiction (Jen is open about her own past struggles with sugar.)
· The amazing transformations we see when we get people together in groups – how finding your tribe is the most effective way to help people to reclaim their health.
Jen is winner of the British Psychological Society Karen Ehlert Lifetime achievement award in clinical health psychology.
Her insights teamed up perfectly with Dr David Unwin’s interests in bringing about drug-free Type 2 diabetes remission. For the past six years, they’ve been running group sessions in primary care to achieve just that. This combination has also worked on-line and 450,000 people have so far completed the low carb program they helped to design for https://www.diabetes.co.uk./
You can find more about the sugar addiction course that Jen mentions here:
For more information on the Public Health Collaboration: https://phcuk.org/
You can follow Jen on Twitter at @jen_unwin.
You can follow Dr David Unwin on Twitter at @lowcarbgp.
You can contact me at: https://peppermintwellness.co.uk/