We provide bias-free care in a non-judgmental environment. We consider our work with you as a long-term partnership—we’ll be with you as you lose weight and work to maintain a healthy weight. Even if you take a break from your weight loss program or regain some weight, we get it. We’re here for you. Our approach puts you at the center of your weight management journey.
What is a compassion-driven approach to weight management?
The name of our clinic, Mettā™, embodies our core values and approach to patient relationships. In the Pali language, Mettā™ means hav-ing compassion and an active interest in others; it is lovingkindness and friendliness. We recognize that the way we speak with and about patients makes a significant difference in how we well work together. Language impacts how patients feel about themselves and their ability to reach their goals. We are mindful about using people-first language and we encourage patients to take a leading role in their care.
What is mindfulness?
One of the first modern and secular definitions of mindfulness was provided by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts, who described mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
How do you use mindfulness in weight management?
Awareness of the present moment is core to our approach and key to your success. In partnership with your coach, you will learn mind-fulness techniques that help you explore your current barriers and challenges. You’ll develop problem solving skills that will help you on your journey to your optimal health vision. We use mindfulness to generate curiosity and then awareness of different areas of GOM’s Wheel of Health. We partner with patients to create a vision of optimal health and implement mindfulness based skills when it comes to eating, moving, and being aware of positive & negative thoughts & stimulants that one may encounter in their daily lives while pursuing lifestyle goals.