BariAftercare: The Podcast

Episode 132: Mind Prep – the Book! Part 1

July 12, 2023 Connie Stapleton, Ph.D. Episode 132
BariAftercare: The Podcast
Episode 132: Mind Prep – the Book! Part 1
Show Notes

Fifteen years ago… or maybe it’s been longer ago at this point, I created a series of ten videos I require every person for whom I complete a presurgical psychological evaluation to watch. OK… I only require that they watch the first five as they are predominantly focused on pre-surgical psychological and emotional issues, but I strongly encourage them to watch the five post-op videos as well… even though they haven’t yet had surgery. The MindPrep series was created in part to assuage my sense of guilt. I felt guilty – and frankly – unethical having only one session with a patient. In that one session I am expected to get a full history from them AND share some information I believe they need prior to having surgery. Hence, the videos… and now the book! I have added a tremendous amount of information to MindPrep – the book. This book is invaluable to anyone at any stage of their bariatric journey! If you’re just starting the process or if you had your procedure ten years ago, this book will open your eyes to things you may never have thought of and help you in remarkable ways as you develop your healthy lifestyle. In Part One I cover the first half of the book and in the next podcast episode, we’ll cover the second half! Now let’s get started!

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