When patients seek weight loss surgery advice, long-term aftercare is often overlooked. This creates problems affecting the physical and mental health of the patient, including their relationships.
In this episode, we are joined by Connie Stapleton, a psychologist specialising in bariatric surgery. Today, she will discuss weight loss surgery - its psychological and emotional effects, understanding what your body needs post-surgery, and overcoming struggles in self-esteem, body image, and relationships.
Connie has helped patients with her BariAfterCare, a program that navigates patients post-bariatric surgery through proper nutrition and creating healthy coping mechanisms.
Learn how bariatric surgery helps with your pre and post-weight loss journey. Listen now!
About Our Guest:
Connie Stapleton, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia. She is passionate about the psychological aspects associated with weight loss and weight loss through bariatric surgery. Pre-surgical evaluations of bariatric patients and post-operative education are Connie’s expertise.
Caroline founded BariAftercare, a program created for use by Bariatric Programs and individual patients to help them navigate the numerous changes patients face during the weeks, months, and years following bariatric surgery. Mind Prep videos, one component of the BariAftercare program, provide comprehensive pre- and post-op psychological education to optimise long-term success after weight loss surgery.
In addition to working with patients, Caroline presents nationally and internationally on bariatrics, addiction, and living a healthy lifestyle. I am a certified yoga teacher and believe in the importance of physical, mental, and spiritual self-care.
Connect with Caroline Stapleton, Ph.D.
Books are written by Caroline Stapleton, Ph.D., all available at www.conniestapletonphd.com/books
Access all the learning materials that Connie Stapleton mentioned in the podcast HERE!