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

Boosting Positive Body Image

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission. Adapted from original article by Laura Cipullo. Take a moment this week to focus more on the positive, forget black and white thinking, and exercise your passion with this inspirational blog post! More on the Positive – Instead of focusing on weight, scales or muscles, think about the positive characteristics … 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 Khloe teaching us about the “revenge body”?

By Georgina Lavan Source: The Celebrity Auction The Kardashian’s are at it again in 2017. Kim is back on social media, Rob and Chyna have just had a baby, and the youngest of the Kardashian daughters, Khloe, has been doing the rounds of media campaigns for the release of her new television show ‘Revenge Body … Continued

Male body dysmorphia

By Georgina Lavan Source: Gym Buzz Body image issues in males are often a silent subject when women are so readily criticized in the media. However, reported cases in Australia continue to rise as the ideal vision of masculinity is continually chased by the male community. It has been reported that one in 10 men … Continued

Whitewashing beauty standards

By Georgina Lavan One of the many Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue covers lacking diversity Source: Buzzfeed Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue represents the shining stars of film and television, showing the year’s direction in the entertainment industry. The magazine, however, has been under criticism for many years for its lack of diversity. Actors of colour have … Continued

You’re wasting your time with waist trainers

By Georgina Lavan  Source: Marie Claire When we’ve hit a low in our body confidence and try to find a source of motivation, we often resort to social media to see what others are doing to get our mojo back, particularly as summer is setting in and the pressure to be swimsuit ready looms closer … Continued

LEARNING TO LIVE IN MY NEW BODY

The following is a guest post for the Yoga and Body Image Coalition by Gwen Soffer, the co-founder of Enso studio in Media, Pa. Approaching fifty-years old is a strange place to be. In many ways I feel like I am in my thirties. As a matter of fact, I sometimes hear myself thinking, in response to … Continued

Sarah makes an appearance on SBS’ Insight

By Georgina Lavan Our very own Sarah McMahon, psychologist and director of BodyMatters, made an appearance on SBS’ Insight, discussing how plastic surgery is becoming normalised in adolescents and young adults. The forum focused on clients who had experienced plastic surgery of various natures, as well as medical and clinical opinions about the rise of … Continued