Diabetes, obesity, and their treatments can take a lot out of a person. These are particularly challenging phases of your life and need to be treated as such. If you’re suffering from obesity or diabetes, and if especially you need medical treatment and surgery to help your health, then it will take a huge toll on your overall well-being. Having a surgery can be particularly stressful and counselling can lend a helping hand to pull you out of it.
Diabetes counselling is recommended for those who are struggling with high blood sugar. Even if you don’t have to undergo any form of surgery, living with diabetes everyday is not easy, and you need all the professional help that you can get to help you through this. With the proper counselling, you can make the right changes in your diet, in your lifestyle, and in even in your outlook.
Obesity is a disease that is almost always associated with diabetes. Obese people are more likely to get diabetes. Even if you haven’t yet contracted diabetes, you will need proper guidance to help you deal with and fight with other complications that are brought about due to obesity.
Be it diabetes or obesity, or even post-surgical treatment, the benefits of counselling cannot be undermined. People who are about to undergo weight loss surgeries need to go through counselling sessions at Healios. Professionals may conduct one-on-one counselling sessions as well as group sessions, with either the patient’s family or with other patients, to ensure an improvement in their mental and emotional state prior to the surgery.
Weight loss surgery will unquestionably bring about some changes in all aspects of your life. Be it your career, your personal relationships with your friends, family and spouses, and even your own individual well-being, a thorough counselling session will help you come to terms to the changes happening in your life.
People who have undergone drastic weight loss through bariatric surgery require rigorous counselling sessions after surgery, to make them feel comfortable and confident in their new bodies. The post surgical counselling sessions will help them with re-building an identity and their self-esteem, align self image with their body image, defining goals in the post-surgical healing process, maintain the new body and new lifestyle, and deal with any emotional and psychological changes.
With Healios’ Obesity counselling, you can gain back lost confidence and make psychological progress to be at par with the physical progress that you make through the obesity treatment packages.
Healios also provides pre- and post-surgical counselling sessions to help you through all the stages of weight-loss surgery.
Other than these counselling sessions, Helios also provides its patients with Lifestyle Management sessions, to assist them in improving their overall quality of life.
Importance of Counseling
Counseling is a specialty that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span. This specialty pays particular attention to emotional, social, vocational, educational,health-related, developmental and organizational concerns.
The weight loss process is not about being perfect but about loving and accepting yourself as an individual. With our coaching and/or counseling, we assist you with developing a sense of empowerment, defining your boundaries and developing and maintaining optimism with the greater appreciation for the ‘self’.
In case of weight loss surgeries, counseling is a support process in which a counselor holds talks with patients on one to one, with families, with groups to help him/her to solve issues related to obesity. Counselor basically helps the patient and their family in the journey of weight loss till the goal is achieved successfully.
Presently, prior to the weight loss surgery date being scheduled, the bariatric surgery patients are required to undergo pre-operative counseling. A weight loss surgery can cause ripple effects and change many areas of your life. A person will often experience changes in their emotional state in terms of their depression going away. The patients could also experience reduced levels of physical pain and fewer obstacles. There will be some changes in the following areas of your life:
Post Operative Care
Post -operative care is as important as pre-operative care and post operative counseling is very crucial. It is an integrated, collaborative team approach, working with your dietician, surgeon and therapist / coach to develop and implement an individualized plan that will assist you with reaching your goals.
Topics & Issues Most Common for Post-Op Sessions Include:
- Identity and self-esteem
- Aligning self-image and body-image
- Defining goals as they change in the post-surgical process
- Handling the perceptions of others
- Maintaining your changed body
- Lifestyle issues: from clothing, relationships, to food issues
- Weight: attaining and maintaining post-surgery success
- Thwarting self-sabotage
- Dealing with setbacks
- Emotional and psychological changes (e.g. depression, anxiety, stress) to name a few.
Healios also houses a trained counselor who advises people on various issues pertaining to personal and psychological problems that could affect an individual’s life.
- Obesity counseling
- Obesity associated with Diabetes
- Post Pregnancy Obesity
- Childhood Obesity
- Teenage Obesity
- Adult Obesity
- Pre surgery Counseling
- Post- Surgery Counseling
- Life Style Management