Tier 3 Facebook page – Eating Sense

Due to patients’ request we have set up a Facebook page as a support mechanism for questions and discussion for patients in Tier 3.

To join the SWMS Facebook group you need to add ‘ASPH SWMS’ as a friend. We will send you an invitation to join the group (named ‘Eating Sense’) which you will have to accept. The group is private so will not be shown on your own Facebook page, however others may be able to see that you have become friends with ‘ASPH SWMS’. You can choose to hide this on your profile.

N.B: This page is not to be used for medical inquiries and will not be monitored by a health professional.

Please call Claire Holland for these queries on 0193 272 6153.

There are many websites and books on weight loss surgery, and below are just some of the sources of information you may find helpful. You may find some of the information contradictory; if you are ever in doubt please contact our team to discuss this.


Support Group

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Ashford Hospital, Surrey.

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Aim: Support group offers all patients the opportunity to come together, share their experiences, celebrate and learn from successes and receive support when facing challengers and difficulties.



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For more information please contact the Bariatric Centre 01784 884621 or email:





The Weight Loss Surgery Workbook: Deciding on Bariatric Surgery, Preparing for the Procedure, and Changing Habits for Post-Surgery Success
– Doreen Samelson, New Harbinger Publications, 2011The

Diet Trap: Feed your Psychological Needs and End the Struggle with Weight Loss using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Jason Lillis, JoAnne Dahl and Sandra Weinland, New Harbinger Publications, 2014

Weight Escape Workshop Book: Stop Fad Dieting, Start Losing Weight and Reshape your Life using Cutting Edge Psychology
– Joseph Ciarrocci, Ann Bailey and Russ Harris, Penguin Books, 2014

Eat, Drink and be Mindful: How to End Your Struggle with Mindless Eating and Start Savoring Food with Intention and Joy
– Susan Albers, New Harbinger Publications, 2009

Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
– Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr Lilian Cheung, HarperOne, 2011

Mindfulness for Health: a Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing
– Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman, Piatkus, 2013

Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies
– Marina S. Kurian, Barbara Thompson, Brian K. Davidson, For Dummies, 2012

The Pocket Gastric Band Guide
– Trudy Williams, Trudy Williams Nutrition & Dietetics Pty Ltd, 2012 (Please contact

Overcoming Binge Eating
– C G Fairburn, The Guildford Press, 1995