Guidelines for the group:

Confidentiality
Anything that is discussed in the group stays in the group and we are able to trust one another to respect each other’s privacy.

Honesty
Group members are encouraged to be open and honest about their emotions, feelings, experiences and behaviours in group discussion.

Effort towards Recovery
It is important that all members are motivated to be on the path of eating disorder recovery and discussing how to best move towards this.

Sharing in Group
No one will be required or forced to share in group discussion, however, we will strongly encourage all members to contribute to the group and be given equal opportunity to be involved in each meeting.

*NB Minimum Numbers
To ensure the best support group experience we reserve the right to cancel a group if we have less then three registrations. Confirmation will occur within 48 hours of the group. Should this occur, you would be offered alternative support option or will be refunded your booking.

Who are your facilitators?

The facilitators for the Recovery Support Group are:

Emma Sheens

Emma is an Intern Psychologist at BodyMatters. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology,
a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science). Emma has
always been interested in health from a holistic perspective – psychologically, physically, mentally, emotionally
and spiritually. She is dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders and has a strong desire to
help experiencing individuals. She has recently published her first
journal article and is passionate about trying to educate and inform individuals about the very real
and true nature of an eating disorder. Emma is currently working towards her full registration as a Psychologist.

Georgina Lavan

Georgina is an intern psychologist at BodyMatters. She holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science from
the University of New England and a Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Science (Psychology) from Queensland
University of Technology. Whilst studying, Georgina began working as a volunteer telephone counsellor for
Lifeline. She has also worked in the hospital environment for over five years, initially starting in a surgical
setting and then moving into mental health over two years ago. Georgina is currently working towards gaining
full registration as a psychologist.