Victory for Rebecca Guzelian & Endangered Bodies

BodyMatters was delighted to hear last night  that Facebook has removed their “feeling fat” emoticon. Facebook made the following statement in this regard: We’ve heard from our community that listing “feeling fat” as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove … Continued

Support Groups Now at BodyMatters!

Supporting individuals through their eating disorder recovery. BodyMatters Australasia is excited to announce that we will begin offering monthly support groups in March 2015. We will start by introducing a recovery support group for individuals struggling with an eating disorder, with a carers support group to come in May 2015! The recovery support group will run on the third … Continued

#Fatisnotafeeling Facebook!

By BodyMatters therapist Sarah McMahon Please join us today as we petition Facebook to remove their “feeling” emoticon. What actually is fat? Fat is a descriptive term for a particular physiological substance known as adipose tissue. In humans, adipose tissue is located beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat), around internal organs (visceral fat), in bone marrow (yellow bone … Continued

Making treatment more affordable

By Rebecca Guzelian Psychological treatment can often be costly for clients, and we find this is particularly the case when working with illnesses such as eating disorders that can frequently require extended time in treatment. There are many ways in which the cost of accessing psychological treatment can be managed in order to allow for … Continued

Low Cost Treatment

By Rebecca Guzelian Low Cost Counselling An option for accessing low cost treatment on an ongoing basis at BodyMatters is to consult an intern or provisionally registered psychologist. These therapists have completed all formal tertiary studies required to become a psychologist, and are in the process of completing a period of ‘supervised practice’ in the … Continued