Change is Hard

  [Read the transcript below]   Now, most people come to therapy because they either want to start doing something, or they want to stop doing something. And, intellectually, you know what practically needs to happen in order to change. The solutions are...

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A Survival Guide to Christmas with an Eating Disorder

Christmas is often a source of anxiety and can be overwhelming to those struggling with mental health issues.  Couple Christmas with an eating disorder and fear about all the food and drink that surrounds the holiday season, and...

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Should You Reward Your Kids with Food?

 [Read the transcript below] Now this one goes out to all the parents out there.I have been reading a lot of advice telling us that we should never use food as a reward for kids, or to distract them from difficult feelings.Now, I'm going to go out on a limb here and...

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Are You in Control of Your Eating? Or Is It in Control of You?

Are you in control of your eating? Or do you think you would feel better or be happier if you were even MORE disciplined? 'I have no control! I’m weak, such a failure, cow! I have no willpower!' 'I manage to make it through the morning sticking to my plan, but I just...

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Unhappy with Your Body? Don’t Buck Your Biology!

[Read the transcript below] Are you unhappy with your body?So many of my clients are. They're convinced that they don't have the right body shape or the right look.At the extreme end, some of my anorexic clients are terrified that any weight gain will go to the wrong...

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Be Brave with Your Body Image

[Read the transcript below] Those of you who know me know that I'm not only a Psychologist, but I'm a Mum as well. A lot of other moms ask me, “what can I do to make sure my kids don't get eating disorders?” or “what can I do to make sure that they don't have body...

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Stop Your Perfectionism and Start Feeling More In Control

Many of you come to me struggling with perfectionism – often it’s the perfect diet, the perfect weight, or the perfect body. And when things aren’t exactly the way you think they should be, you say you are a ‘total failure’ and that you are ‘completely out...

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