I am very excited to be running the ‘Understanding Your Eating’ programme in the New Year. This is a brilliantly innovative programme for all of you who know that they eat their emotions and want to have a healthier way to get through the ups and downs of everyday life. The programme was devised by Professor Julia Buckroyd who, after working with ballet students applied what she learnt helping them with their disordered eating to the wider public. Julia and her team have run some trials and the programme was piloted for a year 2008 to 2009 with good results. Prof. Julia Buckroyd is also known for her book Eating Your Heart Out: Understanding and Overcoming Eating Disorders which looks at the way we misuse food to express our emotional hunger. This is still available at www.amazon.co.uk., although it is going to be reprinted in 2011.