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Dr Annelie van Breda

Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness

Dr Annelie van Breda is a Psychologist with 35 years of experience in private practice where she counsels both individuals and people who are in relationships. She also works with companies and organisations to develop wellness programmes for their staff members.

Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness

Annelie specialises in offering you a practical way to increase resilience and manage various forms of stress.

She offers a holistic approach to lifestyle management to enhance effectiveness, decision-making abilities and creativity.

She uses Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness to help her clients to find and reach their potential. Through self-awareness comes a new confidence in one’s abilities to access inner wisdom.  Her knowledge of emotional intelligence, mindfulness and neuroscience combine to assist one in achieving a state of self-regulation and inner peace.

Mindful Eating

Our minds and bodies are highly complex systems.

Like all living systems, nothing exists in isolation, and changes in one part of the system will influence other parts. Dr Annelie thus believes that nurturing and healing must be approached holistically. Our relationships, stressors, emotions, thoughts and behaviour, including eating behaviour, have an influence on one another.

Dr Annelie has a special interest in working with people suffering from obesity and eating disorders. It is recognized that when a person loses the mind-body connection, they lose the ability to self-regulate their eating. As a Mindfulness teacher, Dr Annelie found Mindful Eating an effective practice in bringing back the balance between eating healthily, reducing stress and fulfilment in daily life.

After twenty years of working with people who have lost control of their eating habits, she found that the mechanism for binge eating has little to do with food, but is grounded in a person’s feelings and thoughts. Her theories are supported by her PhD in Psychotherapy awarded by the University of Pretoria with the title of her thesis “Binge Eating: A Study of a Group of Binge Eaters in South Africa.” Dr van Breda is considered a specialist in the field and has contributed to articles in the media and is a regular speaker at conferences and universities.