The programme for True Transformation

What is Mind and Body Academy?

And why should you join?

Because you know there’s more to life.

You might know what you could do to have the life you want?

You might know how to do it?

So why aren’t you doing it?

It isn’t another diet or self help book that you need, but an understanding of why you keep running the same old programmes and habits, behaving and eating in a way that isn’t serving you.

Maybe you’re feeling anxious or stressed and would like to be free of these feelings?

Maybe these feelings are the reason you eat and drink the way you do?

This membership isn’t about doing more, it’s about thinking less and stepping in to the life you want.

When mind and body work together, that’s when you have transformation.

And that’s why you should join!

Membership is now closed

Doors open to new members on 1st July 2020

Please contact me if you’d like to go on the waiting list

Transform your mind


A weekly video for you talking about why we behave the way we do and how easy and effortless it is to let go of all the old habits and behaviours.

Everything can change in a moment, even when nothing changes


Articles that engage your brain as we discuss what we think and what we do in a variety of ways.


Courses for you to enjoy from Overcoming Overwhelm and Addiction to Losing Weight

Transform your body

Nutritional news

As well as looking at the way we think about food, it’s also good to know what food does to our mind and body.


Each week, there’ll be a new plant-based recipe for you to try.  These recipes are not diet recipes, they’re not low fat or carb free.  But they are healthy and so tasty that the whole family will love them.


Books for you to enjoy to transform your mind and body

Stay connected


Each month we have a 60 minute webinar where you can be coached if you choose or we can just hang out.  The webinars are via zoom and recorded so you don’t have to worry about missing one.

Private Facebook group

We have a private facebook group where you can get yourself an accountability buddy if you want, share insights or ask questions.  It’s up to you.

Coming soon!

Brand new online programme for members

coming in July

Press the Reset Button

Press the reset button with this transformational programme.

30 days to find the new you.

Week One – Mind

Week Two – Body

Week Three – Wealth

Week Four – Self

What members say …


If you look up the word Academy you will find that one of the suggested meanings is “ a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge”

This is exactly what I have found in the “Mind Body Academy” created by the amazing Elaine Hilides.

I came into this group thinking I had a good handle on the topics that I “assumed” would be discussed. However, the depth and variety of information provided and the new insights that are presented within the videos and articles have allowed me to explore topics at a deeper level and at my own pace. The addition of the Facebook group also gives me the opportunity to ask questions and connect with the other members of the group in between the monthly webinars which is invaluable.

Then there are the fabulous recipes that are so delicious and yet so easy to prepare, even a kitchen-phobe (new word?) like me can get their head around! Delicious.

Not to mention the fact that more and more content is being added on a weekly basis so you are always expanding or enhancing your knowledge and understanding.


If you were thinking this group sounds interesting then you would be right, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

Thank you Elaine

Maureen York

Coach, Speaker and Retreat Leader


“I’m so glad I joined Elaine’s Mind & Body Academy. It’s my safe place & comforter; whenever insecure thoughts run wild in my head. . . .

I return for a browse most days; to see what’s new and find out if Elaine has posted another article or topical video. . . .

The whole site is full of good sense and wisdom and there’s a fun Facebook Page too. Elaine gently reminds me that I’m human and, despite what I may feel at the time, resilient and strong. . .

In a mad world, full of conflicting nutritional advice, her recipes are easy to follow, quick and delicious. . .

Sustenance for body and mind, in all senses of the word . . . “

Best Regards, Pat Duxbury

I am a member of ‘Mind and Body Academy’. It was a no brainer for me to join as there are amazing tasty recipes regularly added to, helpful videos and articles.

There is a Facebook group where we encourage and keep in touch with Elaine and other members.  But best of all is Elaine!

Such a kind generous helpful human being. She always makes me feel at home and truly understands where I’m coming from. She is an inspiration. 

Sue Lachman

Out of all the information and misinformation and conflicting theories out there Elaine has sifted the wheat from the chaff.  There is so much wisdom in all she says about out relationship to food.

Her programme covers everything and Elaine takes the time to engage with everyone and there is genuine care and support here.


Out of all the information and misinformation and conflicting theories out there Elaine has sifted the wheat from the chaff.  There is so much wisdom in all she says about out relationship to food.

Her programme covers everything and Elaine takes the time to engage with everyone and there is genuine care and support here.


I joined the Mind and Body Academy right at the start and I am so glad I did. I get so much benefit from the weekly videos and really like that there is a transcript to go alongside them – thank you Elaine for adding that in after feedback so I can either watch them or read the content.

I love reading the articles and nutritional news that regularly appear. There is always something new to learn. Your knowledge and experience really shine through with all the content you make available. You are so generous with all the information you share and I can see it making a difference in my life. My portion size and food choices are already changing.

I have been on every diet going and for the first time ever feel like I am making lasting changes that are easy and natural rather than forced and based on will power – which never worked! I am a reformed yo yo dieter thanks to your support. I enjoy the monthly webinar and it feels like I am having additional coaching, your style is so engaging and personal. There is also such a variety of recipes, that are simple and easy to make and adapt. Although they are vegan I can see how I can adapt to suit my lifestyle as well.

Thank you also for making the ‘Mindfullness: the no diet diet book’ available on the Facebook group. I am looking forward to discussing some of the points on our coaching call and within the group. Everyone in the group are really supportive and there is a growing community feel to it.

I am bowled over with your generosity and expertise and look forward to seeing all the boats rise with the tide in my life as I continue to learn and deepen my understanding on this transformation journey. I highly recommend anyone to join for what is such a low joining fee, you will be so pleased you did – I know I am.

Fiona Morey, Business Consultant and reformed yo yo dieter thanks to Elaine

Your Investment?

Membership is closed until 1 July 2020

Please contact me if you’d like to go on the waiting list

Here’s a sample of what you’ll get inside the membership.

Sign up and see more.


Do you think change is difficult?

Why is it that, if you want to change something in your life, you’re not?

This can be the case in many areas including weight, addiction or relationships. You know you need to do something and yet you aren’t doing anything?


Sweet Potato, Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry

1 tbs coconut oil
1 chopped onion
1 crushed garlic clove
1 large chilli (optional)
2” fresh ginger or tsp of ginger powder
2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped in to small chunks
1 cauliflower, chopped in to florets
1 tin chickpeas

See the rest of the ingredients and method in recipes


What’s your story?

You may not believe that you tell stories. After all, didn’t you, or your siblings, ever get chastised when you were young and told to, ‘stop telling stories’ which normally meant that you were telling tales about someone else’s misdeeds or telling your teacher that the dog ate your homework.


Nutritional News

Spice up your life!

Spices are the kind of thing that you either use frequently or you find an old jar languishing at the back of the cupboard two years out of date.

But spices are incredibly beneficial for health and weight loss, so why aren’t we told about their benefits more often? Could it be because weight loss supplements and herbal tablets cost pounds whereas spices cost pennies (weight by weight).

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions you might ask

Isn't this just another diet?

You know that diet’s don’t work.  If they did, you would only go on a diet once. I want to help you to drop all the diet information that you have accumulated over the years and start with new, fresh thought.  This is a no diet programme that helps you reconnect to the way you were born to eat, to listen to your body rather than your thoughts.  This programme is about health rather than weight.

Is this like CBT or NLP?

Good question, short answer – no. NLP helps you to reframe your experience by giving you techniques.  These techniques may work for an hour or a day but the way we’ll work together has no techniques and will last a lifetime. CBT helps you to manage your thinking, I’m helping you to see THAT it’s your thinking, so what’s to manage?

Will this work for me?

You’ve probably tried everything, every diet and meal plan that has been invented and still nothing has lasted long term. I understand that. I know that this will work for you because we’re looking at the way you think about food and yourself and I’m not just giving you a list of prescribed foods. When you take the weight off your mind, you’ll find it easier to take the weight off your body.

What if I feel hungry or deprived?

I don’t want anyone to feel hungry or deprived!  I’ll help you to see when you’re really hungry and not just bored or thirsty and I’ll introduce you to recipes that contain real, fresh food rather than junk food that is made in a laboratory, food that will nourish and fill you.  Feeling deprived comes to you via thought and not because you can’t have a doughnut and I’ll show you how pointing you in the direction of where this feeling comes from allows the feeling to melt away.

What has mind got to do with weight?

Our experience of life comes to us via mind, consciousness and thought and it is thought that you listen to when you eat in a way that doesn’t nourish and nuture your body. I want you to notice the way you think, and feel, because this informs the way you treat your body.  I want mind and body to work together so that you can easily get to the weight you want to be and stay there.

Will I have to weigh myself?

Absolutely not. I know that many people like to weigh themselves and, if you have to, make sure you only weigh yourself once a week at the same time. It’s easy for your mood to change when you weigh yourself, you might feel happy and then you step on the scales and your mood drops because the needle hasn’t.  But your mood has nothing to do with the scales or weight and everything to do with your thoughts about the scales and weight.

Who am I?

Wellness and Freedom Coach

My name is Elaine Hilides and I’ve been working professionally in the field of Mind and Body for over ten years and have worked with hundreds of clients helping them to live a life of health and freedom.


My Life

I’m lucky enough to live on the South Coast in the UK as close to the sea as is possible and even luckier that I can work with clients all over the world from my office.

After I had cancer in 2008, I decided to overhaul my life to become as happy and healthy in both body and mind as I could and I’m passionate about sharing what I’ve discovered with you.

I’ve eaten plant based foods for years and love trying out new recipes that I’ll share with you.

And I drive everyone mad when I leave cupboards and drawers open!


I worked with NLP, TFT and CBT before being introduced to a new paradigm in 2009, the Three Principles of Mind, Conscious and Thought and I’ve worked exclusively with the principles since then.

I’ve worked in the area of weight loss for over ten years and really enjoy the freedom my clients experience when they let go of all the diet information they’ve filled their heads with – and let go of their weight!

I also work in the fields of addiction, overwhelm, anxiety, stress and depression.

And I love it all.

Why you can trust me

I started studying the Three Principles in 2009 and have been fortunate to train with  the top 3p teachers. I qualified as a 3p Trainer Trainer in 2011 and now mentee others to share their understanding.

I have a BA (hons) and MA in English Literature so you can see that I love a good story.  But now I love helping others see how they are creating their story, their story about their lives, their weight, their habits and behaviours.

In addtion to my principles training, I also have Diplomas in Raw Food coaching, Nutrition and Psychology.