From Fear to Acceptance: Befriending ED

The following blog was written by Sarit Rogers, founder of the LoveMore Movement, as part of YBIC’s  monthly column that highlights how the practice of yoga can be an integral component in the effective treatment of and on-going recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating.    “Step on the scale,” the nurse barked. “No, I’ll pass.” “Give me … Continued

Ortho-what? When the pursuit of health becomes unhealthy

Have you heard the term “orthorexia”? Although an unofficial diagnosis, this term was coined by Steven Bratman in 1997 to describe anorexia –like symptoms, applied to the pursuit of health, rather than weight loss. Ironically in orthorexia the pursuit of health itself becomes so extreme, it becomes the very source of compromised health. Orthorexia is not currently considered … Continued

Rural Areas Soon to Benefit from Psych Telehealth Services

By Georgina Lavan Source: Juggernaut Last month, Health Minister Greg Hunt issued a press release offering improved psychological services in remote areas of Australia. Under the current arrangement, rural clients can not access rebates under the Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) when accessing psychological services through teleconferencing methods such as Skype. Now, the new arrangement will mean … Continued

In conversation with Robert Jensen

Collective Shout is pleased to host a forthcoming event in Sydney: Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas and a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. He is also a member of the board of Culture Reframed research-driven education to prevent, resist, and heal the harms of violent mainstream … Continued

Netflix Series Triggering for Vulnerable Clients

By Georgina Lavan Source: International Business Times Youth mental health organisations are vocalising concern over the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, for the glorification and graphic content of the topic of suicide and rape. The controversial series, based on the novel written by Jay Asher, follows the story of Hannah Baker, a 17 year old … Continued

At Home with Eating Disorders Conference 2017

By Georgina Lavan Source: Twitter The At Home with Eating Disorders Conference is being held on May 12-13 at the Novotel at Olympic Park in Sydney, featuring keynote speakers Professor Janet Treasure OBE, Professor Stephen Touyz and Dr Roxanne Rockwell. The conference is designed for parents and carers of those suffering from an eating disorder, … Continued

BodyMatters welcomes Tim to the team!

NICKNAME: I have a few but normally either TJ, Teej or Bozo. QUALIFICATIONS: I recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science at Bond University on the Gold Coast. Before that I completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise and Sports Science at Sydney University. I am also … Continued

Cosmo clickbait sending wrong message

By Georgina Lavan. Source: Twitter Cosmopolitan US is under fire after its social media outlet misled readers through a weight loss clickbait. The tweet titled “How This Woman Lost 44 Pounds Without ANY Exercise” sucked audiences into reading about one woman’s weight loss journey, as if the article were to answer all the readers prayers. … Continued

Managing automatic and unhelpful thoughts

By Deborah Etienne-Ward It is common to assume that our feelings are automatic and that they occur as a direct result of situations and other people. Often we are unaware that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are all linked. Each time an event or situation occurs, our brain processes and evaluates the information. When the … Continued

Removing a toxic friend from your life

By Georgina Lavan Resource: Buzznet Growing up, I would every so often hear from my mum “I don’t think you should be friends with X” or “X isn’t the right friend for you”. The thought of this was unbearable!! **insert teenage rant voice** “You don’t know what you’re talking about Mum!” The wise woman my … Continued