Dove’s diversity campaign flops

By Georgina Lavan Source: Huffington Post Dove just can’t seem to get it right. Just when you think they have learnt from their campaign mistakes, they go and drop the ball once again. The newest edition to the beauty empire is the release of their limited edition body wash series, featuring six body shape bottles … Continued

To The Bone: More Harm than Good?

By Tim Fulton Source: Joblo Last week Netflix released a trailer for a film, ‘To the Bone.’ Even though the film is not yet available for viewing, the trailer has drawn a lot of criticism. So much so that a petition has been started to have the film’s content reviewed by professionals to minimise potential harm. … Continued

Overcoming Compulsive Exercise

By Tim Fulton Recently, Esquire magazine published an article that tells the story of man that compulsively exercises. He has travelled the world but his thoughts and urges to exercise have led him to spend hours in the gym on these trips rather than enjoying the amazing sights on offer. For those experiencing eating disorders, exercise compulsion … Continued

Co-dependent Relationships

By Georgina Lavan Source: Couples Counselling Centre Not all relationships are cut out for a happy ever after moment. During the course of our dating lives, we can come across people who are simply not compatible with us. Most of us will end these relationships to go searching for the next, but some of us … Continued

WTF? Psychiatrists espousing eating disorders?

By Sarah McMahon Picture source: SMH online Occasionally we hear things that are hard to hear. On Thursday the SMH reported the unthinkable. In the International Journal of Eating Disorders under the heading “An Idea Worth Researching” a research paper “Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance in Obesity: Possible Insights From Anorexia Nervosa?”was published. In this paper, psychiatrists … Continued

Take a LEAP

Take a LEAP! We will be holding our inaugural LEAP workshop, designed to support you in restoring your relationship with exercise. Our program is taking place on Saturday October 14th from 9am – 4:30pm at the BodyMatters office in Neutral Bay. Please contact us for more information or have a read of our blog.  

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