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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 [...]

15 Delicious Plant-Based Cookbooks to Bring More Balance, Nourishment and Pleasure to Your Plate

Google Trends from 2004 to 2018 show a remarkable worldwide increase in the interest of vegetarianism, veganism and plant-based eating. Top regions include Australia, Austria, Canada, Israel, New Zealand and the U.S where there has been a whopping 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the last three years. This growth been reflected in [...]

Why Counsellors and Psychotherapists Recommend Weekly Therapy

  Photo Credit: @gilberfranco / Unsplash One of the most important components of successful psychotherapeutic counselling or psychotherapy is the ‘weekly therapy session’. When considering therapy, clients might be wondering why this is so essential. I recently interviewed counsellors and psychotherapists from around the globe to get their perspective on why they recommend weekly therapy: Sheryl Woodhouse. LMFT [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Top 6 Women In-Depth Podcasts for Binge and Emotional Eating

Top 6 Women In-Depth Podcasts for Binge and Emotional Eating. Are you using food to numb feelings, to sooth yourself or as a way of seeking connection with transpersonal qualities such as love?  Then these Women In-Depth: Conversations About the Inner Lives of Women podcasts are for you! The whole series is a wonderfully rich, depth exploration into the feminine psyche. [...]

The Assertiveness Guide for Women

The Assertiveness Guide for Women by Julie de Azevedo Hanks I am so excited about this assertiveness guide for women and I'll tell you why... Assertiveness is SO misunderstood! In Julie's words, "it's not just about using our words". A few years ago I was working for a program where women were told often, "if you are not assertive [...]

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? [...]

Embodiment: Our Body As Home

Image Credit: Canstock Welcome to my guest blogger series Women and the Body. This post is by Toni Jackson. Toni is a psychotherapist, counsellor and creative therapist in Fremantle and Mundaring, who specialises in working with women around the issues of self-worth, anxiety, body image and personal power. She is a certified Gestalt Therapist, with [...]

15 Great Christmas Blogs to Help You Cope at Christmas & Through the Festive Season

15 Great Christmas Blogs to Help You Cope at Christmas & Throughout the Festive Season. 30 Alternatives to a Dysfunctional Family Christmas by Jodie Gale Five Tips from Six Experts: Surviving Christmas & New Years Without Dieting by BodyMatters (Disordered Eating+ Eating Disorders) Seven Tips for How to Survive and Thrive at Christmas by Marg Ryan Coping [...]

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