We are pleased to advertise our next Functional Imagery Training workshop on 4-5th December at the University of Plymouth. This workshop is aimed at practitioners working to support clients with weight loss. Further details and registration can be found here
Our trial of FIT for weight loss has been published in the International Journal of Obesity. Participants who received FIT loss 5 times as much weight as those who received an active control group. This finding has generated a lot of media interest. You can read the University of Plymouth press release here. We are endeavouring to reply to everyone who has enquired about FIT but in the meantime, please read our answers to Functional Imagery Training FAQs.
Are you interested in using FIT to motivate your clients? We shall be running a two-day CPD workshop 22-23rd March aimed at healthcare practitioners including psychologists, physiotherapists, dieticians, fitness and lifestyle coaches, and others working to help individuals to change their behaviour. Please follow this link to sign up or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On Thursday 16th March, David Kavanagh (QUT, Brisbane) and I will be in London to deliver a FIT workshop for the London branch of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies.
More information and registration here
Functional Imagery Training is an important element in a new therapy for people with multiple sclerosis. The BRiMS (Balance Right in Multiple Sclerosis) programme combines exercise and education to reduce falls and improve quality of life. FIT is woven throughout the 13-week programme to help keep people motivated. Project leads Jennifer Freeman and Hilary Gunn have been awarded £367k by NIHR for a feasibility study of BRiMS. Jackie Andrade is the psychologist on the project, responsible for incorporating elements of FIT into the participants’ and therapists’ manuals and creating brief motivational audios for the BRiMS website. You can read the full press release for the project here and follow the project on Twitter @BRIMSproject.