In this post, Senior Associate and Clinical Psychologist, Dr Natalie Chua, discusses the symptoms of ‘body checking’, or being obsessed with your appearance. Find out the symptoms and 5 ways to reduce this compulsive behaviour.
Sadly, ‘fatism’ and weight bias in healthcare has been an issue for decades. This is wrong, being treated in a discriminatory way due to your body size is not something you deserve. This post from our Junior Associate Psychologist & Psychotherapist, Dr Gabriela Enache, will help to guide you in the right direction.
Learn what eating disorder recovery looks and feels like in the words of two of our past clients, Rose and Sam.
The journey towards recovery from an eating disorder is often a hard one. Here’s our advice on making that journey.
1 in 50 people have an eating disorder but they are widely misunderstood. This blog debunks 6 common misconceptions about eating disorders.
Have you noticed the extraordinary number of lockdown weight gain memes on social media since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? Weight gain is inevitable for many of us during this period of uncertainty. We have been told to social distance, to stay at home – in some ways we have gone into a sort[…]
[Read Transcript] How to cope with Social Isolation when you’re alone I wanted to make this video because I’m noticing a lot of different issues coming up in my online sessions with clients to do with social isolation when you’re alone. While there are certainly a lot of different difficulties that have come to the[…]
I want to talk to you about food. “Food, Glorious Food!” Or is it? Food is a source of vital nourishment and can be enjoyed for comfort and for pleasure, but sometimes unhealthy relationships develop with food, for example with eating disorders, such as binge eating. Binge Eating is a type of eating disorder which[…]
[Read the transcript below] Hi there, it’s Dr. Courtney Raspin. Today, I want to talk to you a bit about why it is a really bad idea to try and go on some crash diet to lose three to five pounds, so that you think that you’re going to feel so much better in a[…]
The sun comes out and bikini body images are everywhere. These images are often created to increase our body dissatisfaction and drive revenue for the diet industry (see our vlog Are You Watching Bulimic Porn?). Unfortunately, they often succeed in their quest and we focus incessantly on eating less, working out more and become obsessed with[…]
[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 place, where it’s not supposed[…]
[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[…]