The Finishing School

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Gill & Macmillan books have announced a new event in their Finishing School series for the spring:

The Mind and Body Detox: Change your thoughts, change your world.  The class will be taught by Dr. Claire Hayes and nutritionist Elsa Jones at The Cookbook Café in Glasthule, on Tuesday, 28th April at 7.30pm.

In their brand new books, How to Cope by Dr. Claire Hayes and Goodbye Sugar by nutritionist Elsa Jones (both published on 24th April), both authors call attention to how we can use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to transform our negative thoughts into positive actions. CBT is based on the concept that the way we think affects how we feel and what we do. In order to break bad habits, we need to adopt good thinking.

In her work, Dr. Claire Hayes uses CBT strategies to help people cope better with life’s universal challenges. Instead of beating ourselves up because life isn’t perfect and we ‘don’t feel happy’ all the time, Dr. Hayes will show how to welcome and make sense of distressing feelings and use them to help us focus on what we can actually do to improve things. From a nutritionist’s perspective, Elsa Jones knows that cutting down on sweet food is easier said than done. Elsa will show how to use CBT strategies to target not only our physical dependency on sugar but tackle emotional eating and conquer cravings too.

As always, food at The Finishing School is catered for by an Irish cookery writer. On this occasion The Cookbook Café will provide delicious sugar-free recipes from Elsa Jones’ Goodbye Sugar. The Cookbook Café is located at 57a Glasthule Road, Glasthule, Co. Dublin. Find out more at www.cookbookcafe.ie .

Tickets for the event are €10 and you can find more information and booking details at www.gillmacmillanbooks.ie/thefinishingschool.

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