Our 7 Elements Programme is the most comprehensive care package that we offer providing in-depth one-to-one support covering each of the 7 elements that we believe are important for maximising your healing potential. The programme consists of a series of consultations during which you’ll receive expert guidance and practical support tailored to your unique needs.
What the programme covers
The programme covers a detailed analysis of your health needs and provides diet and lifestyle advice tailored to your specific requirements. All Body Soul Nutrition nutritional therapists have a background in Functional Medicine and as with all of our work, this programme focuses on identifying the underlying causes of disease. We do this using a comprehensive health questionnaire together with functional testing if applicable.
The programme structure
The programme structure is fluid and tailored to the requirements of each person, however it approximately follows the pathway outlined below. The programme lasts for around 3-4 months and after that time you can add on extra sessions if you wish.
Consultation 1, lasts for 90 minutes – the aim of the first consultation is for us to collect a detailed medical history which will allow us to start building you a strategy for maximising your healing potential. During this consultation we will give you instructions on how to follow a revitalising diet – a diet that will start to rapidly shift your internal biochemistry in a positive direction and will prepare your body for further nutrition intervention a bit later on. Also in consultation one you will be given advice on how to activate the body’s in-built healing response by calming the nervous system. Following your first consultation you will be sent a comprehensive report outlining our healing strategy for you: your Personal Healing Plan
Consultation 2, lasts for 60 minutes – the aim of the second consultation is to discuss in detail what we see are the priorities in terms of restoring your health (this will have been outlined in your Personal Healing Plan). At this stage we may recommend some functional testing in order to explore certain aspects of your health in more depth. The diet will be refined to address the specific areas of priority
Consultation 3, lasts for 60 minutes – the aim of the third consultation is to assess your progress so far and to tweak the nutritional intervention if necessary. During this consultation we will also discuss ways to support your activity level and the quality of your sleep and rest breaks
Consultation 4, lasts 60 minutes – apart from assessing your progress so far, this consultation will focus on how to minimise toxin exposure inside and outside of your home, and how to restore bioenergetic balance (the energies of the body). The possibility of detoxification will be discussed – either to address the full body, or to focus on particular organs or body systems
Consultation 5, lasts 60 minutes – apart from assessing your progress so far, this consultation will focus on how to remove blockages to your inherent healing abilities through emotional healing. Tools and techniques to start you on the path towards emotional wellbeing will be provided
Consultation 6, lasts for 60 minutes – during this 6th consultation we will do a thorough review of your progress so far and will discuss how to further refine the nutrition and lifestyle interventions to meet your changing needs
A multi-therapist approach
Cancer is a complex disease and each case is unique. To ensure we offer an excellent service with advice that is evidence-informed and finely-tuned to your unique needs we have two nutritional therapists working on every case. Your main nutritional therapist (either Catherine Zabilowicz or Sarah Lumley) will conduct your consultations and Liz Butler, Founder of Body Soul Nutrition, will review and sign off each Personal Healing Plan.
As a participant of the personal programme you will receive:
Advice from experts – between them Liz, Catherine and Sarah have almost 50 years experience in the field of cancer nutrition
Two minds working on your behalf – each client receives input from 2 nutritional therapists: your main nutritional therapist (Catherine or Sarah) and Liz
An evidence-informed approach – the information we will provide you with is based on the latest research
Attentive support – your main nutritional therapist will be on-hand in-between consultations to answer your questions via email
Compassionate support – Liz, Catherine and Sarah have all cared for close family members with cancer so hold deep empathy for others in this situation
Detailed report and notes – after your first consultation you will receive a comprehensive and detailed report: your Personal Healing Plan. After subsequent consultations you will receive notes outlining our most recent recommendations for you
Practical support – a menu plan, recipes and other practical information will be included in your Personal Healing Plan
Dedication to your future wellbeing – during the consultations you will learn how to listen to and understand your body’s needs giving you the skills to care for yourself in the best way possible long into the future
Consultations are carried out by either Catherine or Sarah. Ideally we recommend that your first consultation takes place in-person with your nutritional therapist. These in-person consultations take place in Richmond, South West London, UK. If you are unable to travel to Richmond for your first consultation, they can be done via Skype or phone. All follow-up consultations take place via Skype or phone.
If we feel it is necessary, we may refer you to one of the Body Soul Nutrition Associated Health Professionals for further support. Visit our meet the team page for more details.
Consultations are charged at £150 per hour and therefore the total cost of the 6.5 hours consultation time included in the 7 Elements Programme is £975.
This fee includes:
- Preparation time before the consultation
- The consultation itself
- Analysis of any test results
- Time to write the Personal Healing Plan and follow-up notes
- Time for Liz to review the case and sign off the Personal Healing Plan
- Time to answer a certain number of emails between consultations
When you join the 7 Elements Programme there are two payment options: to pay for each consultation as you go – this is good if you want to spread the costs; or to pay for the six consultations upfront – this is good if you want to save money as a 10% discount will apply if you choose this option.