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People of Wolverhampton discover how to have their cake and eat it


A psychologist at the University of Wolverhampton, who has expertise in food cravings, is hosting a free workshop to understand the role of the mind when managing weight loss.

Dr Wendy Nicholls, at the University of Wolverhampton, is working in collaboration with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, to support the people of Wolverhampton in improving their health and wellbeing.

The free workshop, which is open to the public, will take place on March 14 at The Health Hub (first floor, opposite Ryman Stationary), Mander Centre, Wolverhampton, and will run from 1.30 pm until 2.30 pm.

During the workshop, attendees will learn how to deal with food cravings, which has been proven to work through a research project at the University of Wolverhampton.

The session will cover: 

  • Why psychology is part of the weight loss process
  • What happens when we cut out a particular food
  • The psychology of overcoming food cravings
  • Q&A with psychology and health experts


Wendy_NichollsDr Wendy Nicholls, Reader in Applied Health Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The conventional wisdom around how to lose weight is to eat less and move more - but this means that often people neglect the role of their brain and the way that they think.

“The biggest cause of failing when dieting is in your own mind - food cravings. Food cravings can come from an emotion you are feeling, or just seeing something you fancy eating and being unable to resist it.

“Psychology is key when it comes to weight loss and I’m pleased to be working with our local NHS to offer this workshop to the people of Wolverhampton and support our community in improving their health and wellbeing.”


Rachael Berks, Senior Matron at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust said:We are really excited to be hosting this session on the psychology of Weight Management at the Mander Centre Health Hub. 

“The Health Hub is a new and developing service that provides opportunities for the people of Wolverhampton to access free advice and support to improve their overall health and wellbeing. 

“We are so pleased to be working with Dr Wendy Nicholls, providing her expert advice and sharing fascinating facts that many will be able to relate to, which will benefit the community to live healthier lifestyles.”

Book your free place at the workshop via Eventbrite.

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