Exploring Emotional Eating


An Online Course To Help With Emotional & Binge Eating

Do you want to understand emotional and binge eating, and improve your relationship with food?

If so, this online course by Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan and Trainee Health Psychologist Joe O’Brien is for you!

This course is divided into 6 sections which take you through:

  1. Exploring your relationship with food: This section explores how our past and current experiences may have shaped our relationship with food.
  2. Nutritional wellbeing: This section outlines the foundations of eating well, including tapping into your internal hunger and fullness cues.
  3. Emotional wellbeing: Stress and emotions have a massive impact on our eating. This section explains how to meet our psychological needs without always using food.
  4. Taking care of your brain: A number of factors impact our brain health, so this section will run through the main areas to be aware of with a focus on nutrition for a healthy brain.
  5. Embracing flexibility: This section covers the importance of a flexible relationship with food and how to challenge unhelpful ‘thinking traps’ which can crop up.
  6. Maintaining long-term changes: Making long-term changes isn’t easy, so this section covers psychological factors and practical nutritional tips that make long term change possible.

Note: This course is not suitable for those suffering with a clinical eating disorder, as this requires individual clinical care. Health professionals are very welcome to attend this course, however it is designed for those who experience binge and emotional eating, rather than as a CPD course.

Live Zoom sessions will start on Thursday the 16th September 2021 at 6:30pm and continue at the same time every Thursday until the last session on the 21st of October. Participants will have access to the course platform and content for 3 months (until the 9th of December 2021).

You can find more information and FAQs about the course here.

Reviews of This Course:

You can read further reviews of this course at the end of this page and on TrustPilot

The course has changed my life. I know I have a long way to go but my relationship with food and the way I eat has changed. I am already happier and more relaxed about my diet and know that when I feel like binging then it is probably because my emotional needs are not being met.

Anonymous course participant (February 2021)

This course has been a really helpful as it wasn’t putting labels on food as such. Food is there to fuel the body and bodies come in all shapes and sizes. It has given me a great deal of tools to help me on my journey of getting back to basics and to fall in love again with my whole self 🙂

Anonymous course participant (February 2021)

Comprehensive, now have an increase in confidence to make better food and health choices. Joe gave great thought-provoking insight on how to think in a more flexible way and how to tune into our emotional needs and respond more appropriately to these. Maeve gave great advice on healthy eating, especially ensuring that we are adding the right nutrients and feeling good about this.

Anonymous course participant (February 2021)

What Will I Learn?

  • How to identify binge and emotional eating
  • Other ways to meet your emotional needs
  • How to meet your nutritional needs
  • The connection between your mood, emotions and eating
  • Important tools to help you to improve your relationship with food
  • How to make long-term changes

Topics for this course

13 Lessons

Course Introduction

Welcome to Exploring Emotional Eating!

Sessions (Workbooks & Zoom Meeting Links)

Zoom Recordings


Material Includes

  • 6 live Zoom sessions hosted by a Registered Dietitian Maeve Hanan and Trainee Health Psychologist Joe O'Brien
  • Access to recordings of each session
  • 6 module workbooks with activities and a summary of the content from each session
  • Access to the course platform and content for 3 months

Target Audience

  • Do you struggle with binge eating?
  • Do you use food as your main coping mechanism?
  • Interested in learning about the connection between mood, emotions and eating?
  • Are you struggling to make long-term healthy changes?
  • Do you want a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food?

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