The Human Algorithm® Consultancy

The Human Algorithm Consultancy for Weight, Obesity and Eating Disorders.

Problem Mastery Programmes for Weight, Obesity and Eating Disorders


We provide a new Vision and Plan for improving Weight, Obesity and Eating Disorders

We specialise in working with problems where Human Behaviour is an influential and relevant factor; and this is certainly true for all types of weight control problems and eating disorders.

Most weight control problems could properly be called Psycho-Somatic in their nature and this is what we work with.

This approach enables us to look beyond simple weight loss and to work with Mastering Weight Control. While we are doing this it gives us the opportunity for dealing with the other problems that someone has. People do not develop weight problems and eating disorders in isolation from a selection of other challenges.

We have found that if people simply focus on weight loss, then most of them will become perpetual dieters and over time, their problem can become more complex and difficult to deal with. We look to end the influences that the problem has over the person and the way that it influences their behaviours.

We want to help people with weight control problems to find and control their own Human Algorithm® for their weight problem and use it to achieve Mastery over their problem. To get our help contact us on (44) 07787 503646

Your Weight Control Human Algorithm®

Our work with Human Algorithm's® shows us that at any one time, about 15% of the population with weight control challenges are in a position to fix and improve their problem. They are in the top of the Problem Pyramid (Green Zone) and if they take the right actions, over the right period of time, their weight control problems will change.

This means that about 85% of the population with weight control problems are not in the right position to fix and improve their problem; and they will fail with their attempts while they are in the bottom of the Problem Pyramid (Red Zone). This will be true regardless of whether they are using organisations such as Weight Watchers or Slimming World.

The challenge facing all weight control and dieting approaches is in two part:

1. How do they get more people into the top of the Problem Pyramid so they are able to be successful.

2. How do they then increase the long term success of those in the top of the Problem Pyramid, so that they can sustain the results and improve on them.

This is what The Human Algorithm® Consultancy has focused on achieving:

A process that works with the Psycho-Somatic nature of weight problems to produce more effective and sustainable long term results; that can be repeated.

To achieve this we provide Problem Mastery Programmes with a focus on moving more weight problems from the bottom of the Problem Pyramid for weight control, to the top; and then achieving Mastery of the problem. 


The Problem Pyramid


Weight Problems Are Growing & Becoming More Complex

Do you know that there are now more people with Weight Problems and Eating Disorders than there has ever been in the history of mankind.

The fat person has become the norm.

The fat person with the weight problem is also the fat person with Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues and other Life challenges.

The weight problem has merged with other Life problems and they have become more complex and difficult to treat.

To treat them we need to better understand them:

In reality these problems are Hybrid problems, that often have their expression in the physical world and their roots in the Emotional, Psychological and Behaviour Development that is created by someone's inner world development as they go through their life. In other words; they are Psycho-Somatic in nature.

To deal with these problems effectively we need to understand and work with this.

Our view was that to begin to influence and change these problems in the right way, that we required a new Vision and a new Plan. The old approach doesn't really work and its time we acknowledged this.

Why The Normal Approach To Dieting Doesn't Work!

The normal approach for dealing with weight problems and disordered eating is to use The Dieting Pathway. This approach is used by companies such as Weight Watchers and Slimming World and by many in the Medical profession.

This approach focuses on food, weight, diet and exercise (The Physical Aspects where the focus is on weight loss) but it has a very limited sustainable effect upon the medium to long term consequences of weight problems and often leads to the practice of long term repeat dieting.

This weight loss focused approach, now has so much influence and control over people that it is normal for people to spend decades trying to deal with weight problems using this approach. We once worked with a woman who had tried this approach for 40-years and who still had the problem when she came to us.

Because companies like Weight Watchers and Slimming world require a large volume of users, they try to work with anyone and everyone. This approach has a failure rate that matches the Problem Pyramid. About 85% of the people that they work with each year fail to achieve and maintain any form of weight control over the medium to long term.

Those that do achieve weight loss that is significant (Dieter of the Year) usually return to their previous habits and put the weight back on. So instead of dieters following success; they usually imitate failure and become a dieting failure themselves.

What is typical about this approach is that it fails to influence and change behaviours over the medium to long term and it has little real success for those with entrenched Weight and Dietary issues.

In my experience it also produces Yo-yo dieters and re-enforces the Weight problem, making it harder to treat.

So what can be done about it?

The real question that everyone has: How Do I Become Successful With My Weight?

The real underlying question everyone has is this:

How do they reach the place where real change with their weight problem becomes a possibility for them; that can be turned into a really?

I worked with this problem over the course of many years. My goal was to create a new type of Solution that could be delivered through Programmes that have been designed to create "The Condition of Possibility" that everyone seeks.

The Condition of Possibility is the place where it becomes possible for real and permanent change to occur.

This is the place that those with Weight Problems want to reach but usually can't.

This is the place where Change that has previously been difficult or impossible to achieve; can begin to occur.

These points of change are so special that we called them Genesis Points. Our Problem Mastery Programmes help people with weight problems to reach and use Genesis Points and use them to change their weight problems.

Through this process we work with the Psycho-Somatic nature of their weight problem and help them to change.

This process creates permanent change.

The Problem Mastery Programme Format

The Problem Mastery Programme for Weight Problems and Disordered Eating is provided in 1-year long modules. Each Module has a maximum of 46 sessions.

Each Programme has a Programme Manager who provides guidance and one-to-one personal assistance throughout the Programmes module.

The Programmes are comprehensive, high quality and high value Programmes that include a mixture of Consultancy, Training, Mentoring, Experiential Learning, Support, New information, a New Approach, New Systems and Structures that you will not have been exposed to before.

In reality; the most complex and difficult problems, that score high on the Problem Scale™ will need to be worked with over time and in a stepped process. To achieve this we simply link modules together and work at different levels. This format allows complex and difficult problems to be dealt with in module format and for the person to undertake their journey from the problem to the solution with realistic time scales and allows the space for Experiential Learning. 

An Problem Mastery Programme will normally include working with the following:

  • The Weight, Food, Health, Me! Relationship  
  • The Lifestyle Management System  
  • Understanding and using The Dieters Scale™  
  • Understanding and using The Human Algorithm® Pathway  
  • The Human Intelligence (Hi) Common Platform™.  
  • The Relationship Management System  
  • The Emotional Management System  
  • The Psychological Management System and;  
  • The Behaviour Management System.  
  • Bringing all the bits together and locking them in place.  
  • Issues such as Self Esteem, Confidence, Etc. Allowing proper time scales and having realistic expectations for the client group allows new things to be experienced and locked in place. Once locked in place it becomes difficult for recidivist behaviours to emerge (it become difficult to fall back to previous behaviours).  
  • Our Individual sessions are often longer than the standard 1-hour session.  

Problem Mastery Programmes are world class programmes that we have developed and exclusively provide.

Problem Mastery Programme for Weight Problems and Eating Disorders are suitable for both Adults and Children. 

Contact us to speak about your requirements. Contact Us

Residential Placements

I have the ability to offer limited Residential Placements for certain conditions to provide a higher level of support and contact. This level of contact allows for different types of work and interactions to take place.

Please contact me for details. David Sheridan 07787 503646


In the process of creating this project a number of books related to the work of The Human Algorithm® Project and understanding and working with weight control problems have been written. Material from these books is used in our Problem Mastery Programmes.

David J. Sheridan at the Swiss Embassy in London

Mr. David J. Sheridan

The books have been written by Mr David J. Sheridan. The book titles include the following 6 titles which are available from Amazon:

Self Esteem for Imperfect People

The Perfect Life Diet for Imperfect People with Weight Problems

An Introduction to The Human Dynamics Matrix

Weight Control The Hi-Way

Inspire & Motivate Yourself to Achieve Something Positive!

From Fat to Slim in 3 Steps


The Human Algorithm® Project has been created and developed by David J. Sheridan and the Lifestyle Services Corporation Ltd.

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