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.
[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] 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[…]
[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[…]
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 of control’. When I ask what you mean[…]
[Read the transcript below] Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… How much time do you spend in front of the mirror? And when you do look, what is it that you’re looking for? Now, most of us fall into one of three groups – those of us who spend a bit of time, those of us[…]
[Read the transcript below] Are you watching Bulimic Porn? One of the questions I often get is “How much does advertising and media affect the development of eating disorders and body image problems?”. While I’d say that these factors aren’t the only reason these difficulties develop, I would say that they play a major factor.[…]