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Carolyn Costin Conscious Eating Guidelines

Carolyn Costin Conscious Eating Guidelines If we don't change our relationship with food - it's impossible to recover. These guidelines are to help anyone who is wanting to recover from an eating disorder, disordered eating or who suffers with other food, weight and body image concerns. Be conscious of your hunger. Eat when moderately hungry [...]

The Eater’s Agreement

Never has there been a time in history where women have been so confused about what, when, why and how to eat. Regardless of what brings a woman into counselling or psychotherapy, exploring her eating and the relationship she has with her body is always part of her journey. The Eater's Agreement from Nourishing Wisdom is a [...]

Psychosynthesis: A Psychology with a Soul

© Can Stock Photo / cescassawin Psychosynthesis: a psychology with a Soul. Psychosynthesis is known worldwide as ‘a psychology with a soul’. It integrates the best that western psychology has to offer, along with eastern and western spiritual theories, practices and techniques; such as the art of presence, mindfulness, meditation and visualisation.  Psychosynthesis is a [...]

Five Tips from Six Experts: Surviving Christmas & New Years Without Dieting

Image Credit:  Joanna Kosinska I was recently featured on the BodyMatters Blog, Five Tips from Six Experts: Surviving Christmas & New Years Without Dieting As a psychotherapist and counsellor on the Northern Beaches of Sydney who specialises in women’s emotional, psychological and spiritual health and well-being with a particular interest in eating disorders, disordered eating [...]

20 Powerful Books to Help You Befriend Your Body

Do you remember the last time you felt at home in your body? Increasingly, many of us feel a sense of alienation, disconnection, a lack of safety, and insecurity within our bodies. At the core, this sense of dis-ease can often be the result of early childhood attachment and interpersonal ruptures, emotional neglect and/or trauma. In The Body [...]

10 Tips for Mindful Eating

Image Credit: Headspace As a counsellor and psychotherapist on the Northern Beaches of Sydney working with eating disorders, disordered eating and food, weight and body image concerns - it's important to explore in therapy why you eat, what to eat, when to eat and how to eat. How do you eat? What does your food taste like? [...]

Eating Disorders and Body Image: Psychosynthesis Body Feelings Mind Meditation

Eating Disorders and Body Image: Psychosynthesis Body Feelings Mind Meditation This meditation was devised by Roberto Assagioli and is in his book, Psychosynthesis (1969). It is now widely used in mindfulness based therapies including ACT: Acceptance Committment Therapy. It should take about 20 minutes. This meditation is useful for fostering and observing, authentic self and helps [...]

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