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Welcome to The Weight Escape

Stop fad dieting, start losing weight, and reshape your life. Master the psychology of weight loss.

Our workshops are designed for both the public and practitioners.

No advanced knowledge of diet , biology, or psychology is needed

Learn how to improve your health and vitality, utilizing cutting-edge psychology

The Weight Escape and Weight Escape Practitioner workshops are now combined into a single course and delivered in two stages.

Stage 1: During the day long workshop, you will learn to increase your own positive health behaviors, whether that be focused on losing weight or some other health goal. This step will be of most relevance to the public and also to practitioners who wish to see how the Weight Escape is administered.

Stage 2: After the workshop, you will receive an 8 week ecourse, along with other support materials that will help you to promote positive health behaviors in others. This step will help practitioners consolidate what they learned in step 1. It will also be of interest to members of the public, who wish to deepen their understanding of the science behind Weight Escape.

(Important note: Weight escape workshops are educational, and are not intended as therapy. This course attracts professional development points for a variety of disciplines. For example, it attracts six CPD points in Psychology and Dietetics, and 5 CEC points for Personal Trainers. )

Why Weight Escape?

Why diets, pills & fitness fads won’t work – and a new, psychological approach to weight loss that will!

Have you or your clients tried again and again to lose weight? The pills, the diets, the meal replacements; positive thinking, exercise machines and gruelling workouts? Have you succeeded for a short time, only to find that you put the weight right back on? Are you tired of beating yourself up about your body? Are you tired of making your life so much about weight loss? If so, this workshop is for you.

The ‘Weight Escape’ workshop is a unique, powerful, one-day program for well-being and weight loss. And unlike all the other weight loss approaches out there, we have good scientific evidence that our program works

The ‘Weight Escape’ workshop will reveal the problems with most popular weight loss programs. And it will shatter many popular myths, such as in order to lose weight you need to think positively, or count every calorie. It will show you why fad diets inevitably fail in the long term, and why even the most sensible of diets can easily backfire if you approach it in the wrong mindset. And most importantly of all, you’ll discover what you can do to create a richer, fuller life - right here, right now – instead of waiting until the day you’ve reached your ideal weight or body size.

We show you how to apply Weightescape principles to others by learning how to apply them to yourselves. You will learn:

  • how to develop self-compassion
  • how to effectively handle urges, cravings, and difficult thoughts and feelings
  • how to identify what you most want in life, and set meaningful goals
  • how to take control of your actions, so you can behave like the person you want to be
  • how to motivate yourself in the face of ongoing challenges
  • how to use values and strengths to give your life direction, and make it richer and more rewarding
  • how to eat mindfully and intuitively (and thereby get far more satisfaction from your food)
  • how to overcome common psychological barriers to healthy eating
  • and how to live fully in the present moment

Ann and Joseph's workshop approval ratings consistently place them over 90%

There will also be ongoing support available, in the weeks and months following the workshop (see right panel for details). And it only costs $265! Compare that to other approaches that charge you hundreds if not thousands of dollars for programs that have no scientific research to prove they work!

Note: Lunch is not included, but there are plenty of nearby cafes - or you could bring a packed lunch!

The Presenters: Professor Joseph Ciarrochi and Senior Clinical Psychologist Ann Bailey - to find out more about these dynamic presenters, click on: about us

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What each workshop includes:

  1. A copy of our book, The Weight Escape

  2. A copy of the ebook, The psychological Science of Weight Loss: A practitioners Guide

  3. Over a dozen worksheets and audio records to help you promote positive health behavior.

  4. An 8-week follow-up e-course that helps you further develop your practitioner skills


Dowload a summary about our approach in Women's Health magazine.

Read a news article on The Weight Escape published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age!

The scientific approach behind Weight Escape

The Weight Escape is based on a revolutionary psychological approach to wellbeing and fulfillment: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or better known as ACT

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Download a review of the evidence behind Weight Escape here

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