Wealth & Success Is Not All About Hard Work
Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, Author and Speaker.
Dr George Blair-West is a medical doctor and psychiatrist specializing in the psychotherapy of weight loss. He has been invited to present his work at the International Congress on Obesity.
He is also a Director, Life Fellow and Spokesperson for the Obesity Prevention and Treatment Society, a non-profit organisation with the goal of sharing research and clinical experience among weight loss professionals.
His interest lies in translating the research into the psychology and sabotage of weight loss into clinical practice for frontline professionals and the general population. Weight Loss for Food Lovers: Understanding the Psychology and Sabotage of Weight Loss is his first book.
As well as his clinical work with obese patients in group and individual therapy, he is a regular contributor on national television. He has also appeared on national radio and Sydney’s top rating talk-back radio station 2UE where his book is featured. His abiding interest is in translating research findings into strategies that lay people can relate to and use immediately.
Dr Blair-West qualified as a doctor in 1983 at the University of Queensland and then as a Psychiatrist in 1990. He now sub-specialises exclusively in only three areas of psychiatry, the psychology of weight loss, relationship difficulties and post-trauma syndromes. He comes to this work as a psychotherapist which means he helps people change through teaching them new ways of thinking and feeling rather than through prescribing drugs.
Through working with people with obesity he has developed a deep understanding of the issues around weight loss. In helping people with weight problems he has been enormously assisted by his wife Penny – a gifted psychologist and University medalist – who worked for some years in an eating disorders clinic. He is passionate about mixing personal growth teaching with the day-to-day challenge of weight loss. Weight Loss for Food Lovers is the first book he actually finished writing!
Dr Blair-West is an extra ordinary man and his simple philosophies are ones that we should take note of, especially men because “Men are just abysmal at getting it”. He is so profound because he does exactly what hetells others to do – “he pursues his purpose in love” and as a result he loves what he does.