Challenging stigma with recovery stories

In her Honours Thesis, our Intern Psychologist Emma Sheens undertook research on the impact of challenging the stigma of anorexia through sharing stories of recovery. We were delighted to see Emma present on this topic at the recent Australia New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders conference in Sydney on August 1 & 2. This research explored the impact that recovery … 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

MINDFULNESS, YOGA AND EATING DISORDER RECOVERY

The following blog was written by Jodi Strock 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. As a mental health professional, yogi, and someone who had once struggled with an eating disorder I wanted … Continued

What is a Mental Health Treatment Plan and how do I get one?

By Remie Jaggard The Australian government introduced Medicare’s Better Access Initiative with the purpose of improving the treatment and management of mental illness within the Australian community. The initiative aims to increase community access to mental health professionals and team-based mental health care, with GPs encouraged to work more closely and collaboratively with psychiatrists, clinical … Continued

BodyMatters Guest Blog: Eating Disorder Hope – Resources for Recovery

by Courtney Howard Through its partnerships with various treatment centers throughout the United States and internationally, Eating Disorder Hope has become a unique online resource for those in recovery. Anyone struggling with an eating disorder or a loved one can now find an extensive treatment center directory, support group listings, a regularly updated recovery blog, … Continued

BodyMatters recommends: Eight blogs worth reading

By Madalyn Oliver BodyMatters have put together a list of blogs (in no particular order) that we believe may be useful in supporting you on your recovery journey. We understand that some personal narratives can be triggering due to their inclusion of numbers or descriptions that other sufferers may not identify with, so we have … Continued

The benefits of Yoga for Eating Disorders

By Deborah Etienne-Ward Yoga offers many benefits by promoting connectedness between the mind and the body. Yoga has been said to teach individuals to discriminate between body sensations and thoughts, promote self-care, reduce stress, increase self-awareness, provide an understanding of human suffering, and generally improve quality of life for many people (Douglass, 2011). Of particular … Continued

What is the difference between Maudsley Family Based Treatment and the New Maudsley Method?

By Madalyn Oliver The Maudsley approach or Family Based Treatment (FBT) is considered to be the treatment of choice for young people with Anorexia Nervosa. However, since the development of the New Maudsley Method in 2010, there has been some confusion between the two treatment approaches. Maudsley Family Based Treatment Maudsley (FBT) is an evidence-based approach … Continued

Help!! Someone I love has an eating disorder!!

  By Psychologist Sarah McMahon At BodyMatters we have a constant stream of people contacting us because someone they love has an eating disorder- and they don’t quite know what to do. Unfortunately eating disorders don’t come with a manual, and so I am attempting to cover the very basics of what you should do … Continued