The SUCCEED Programme incorporates the principles of intuitive eating, is dietitian-led and from a compassionate non-judgemental approach. This is available both as a pre-surgical and post-surgical option.
This programme has been designed by our senior registered Dietitian, Emer O’Driscoll.
The SUCCEED Programme was developed to help clients to improve their relationship with food.
Sometimes we can find it difficult to separate our emotional hunger from our physical hunger. This 4 session structured programme, led by the dietitian, will address this and also help you to recognise your physical hunger, physical fullness and challenge your food fears.
This is an additional dietetic service and costs €330.
The SUCCEED programme is for anyone struggling with their relationship with food or disordered eating.
Emer offers dietetic assessments for people who are tired of using food to cope with their emotions and find it difficult to separate out physical hunger from emotional hunger. You will learn how to know if you are physically hungry and what satisfied comfortable fullness feels like. If you are struggling to connect with your body and want to learn more about nourishing your body as a basic form of self-care then this programme is for you.
It can be extremely beneficial to do this programme before your surgery and your psychologist may recommend completing this programme before you have your surgery. Pre surgery SUCCEED can help you to tackle emotional hunger that you may still feel after surgery. However the door to SUCCEED is always open and Emer has completed many successful SUCCEED programmes with clients who are years post-surgery and struggling with their emotional hunger, body image and connecting with their body.
Once you book your appointment Emer will send you a short pre-assessment questionnaire. Other than this you do not need to bring or prepare anything for your initial session. Emer will provide a number of handouts and questionnaires for you to complete throughout the programme that will help you to reflect on your emotional connection to food.
The cost is €300 for the programme of 4 sessions. This is paid in full on the day of your initial consultation. If you have health insurance a percentage of the total cost can be claimed back from your insurer. Please check with your insurer as the amount you can reclaim will depend on the insurance policy you have.
Your psychologist or surgeon may refer you to this service however if you express interest directly with the team a referral is not necessary and you can self-refer for this service.