The Fresh Start Program is a comprehensive 2-year support, education and coaching program delivered before and after your surgery.
We have partnered with the highly experienced *Fresh Start *team to give our patients the very best and most accessible bariatric support, education and coaching.
Everybody has difficulty breaking bad habits and finding the time and motivation to keep going can be a challenge. But breaking these habits is key to achieving our long term goals of losing weight and enjoying a happier life.
Fresh Start is a comprehensive 2-year program delivered to OClinic patients after their bariatric surgery. The online program offers a full spectrum of support at a distance, making it that much easier to stay on track.
Designed and delivered by an experienced, qualified and professional coaching team, the program includes pre and post-surgery support, live face-to-face workshops, fortnightly interactive webinars, unlimited email support, and 2-years’ access to all online resources. It will help you to achieve the weight, lifestyle and health results you desire and deserve, with the convenience of being delivered to you no matter where you live in Australia.
If further support is required, one-on-one consultations can also be organised separately at any time either with our accredited in-house psychologist, or via a telephone consultation with a Fresh Start support coach (consult fees apply).
Warren has helped more than 4,500 people over the last 14 years with psychoeducation, guidance, and support related to their chosen weight loss procedure. He is an experienced bariatric psychologist who works almost exclusively with those struggling with their weight. He believes strongly in setting realistic and achievable weight loss goals; and, he focuses on helping patients take rational behavioural control of their eating and lifestyle habits, whilst adhering to the demands of their weight loss procedure.
Warren is an ex-professional goalkeeper who has travelled the world as a soccer player and coach. He played in South Africa, England, USA, New Zealand, and Australia before becoming an AHPRA registered psychologist in 2008. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology from both the USA and Australia and has several published articles on the psychology of obesity and weight loss surgery.
Warren is a registered Medicare provider who accepts mental health care plans to support patients on their weight loss journey. He advocates building personal resilience as the key to achieving any goal. Personal challenges and experience have paved the way for a treatment approach that focuses on strengths, rather than weaknesses, and processes, rather than outcomes.
Warren lives on the Gold Coast with his wife and two children and enjoys swimming, ocean paddling, and golf. He can be reached on 0413 404 947 or on Facebook @warrenartzpsychology
﹡additional fees apply