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The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) Psychological Approaches to Obesity, Non-Diet Approach Approved Practitioner

I’m excited to have attended in December 2017, the Psychological Approaches to Obesity Non-Diet Approach training with The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders. In addition to the 5-Day Eating Disorder Essential Course I also completed earlier in 2017, I am now a silver level practitioner. About The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) via their website: ACFED [...]

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. [...]

Mamamia – I’m Terrified of Having Children

I recently gave expert comment in the Mamamia article The idea of having children terrifies me. Truly, on a deep level. A 31-year-old married woman has opened her heart in a letter to Mamamia. She says that deep down, she’s uncertain if she should be trying to get pregnant or not. You can read below how [...]

The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) Approved Practitioner

I'm excited to have become an Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) approved practitioner. Over the next few years I will be working towards GOLD membership. ACFED train psychotherapists,  psychologists, social workers, counsellors, registered nurses and dieticians in theory and skills related to eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and orthorexia), obesity and nutrition. If you are [...]

A Jungian Understanding of The Fat Complex by Cheryl Fuller PhD on Shrink Rap Radio

Image Credit: Shrink Rap Radio A Jungian Understanding of The Fat Complex with Cheryl Fuller on Shrink Rap Radio, is without a doubt one of the most informative and enlightening conversations I have listened to in a long time. Whilst this podcast is a must listen for all - it is essential listening for mental health and wellness professionals. Why? Because amongst several thought [...]

Healing the Mother Wound with Bethany Webster

This is one of my all time favourite episodes of the Women In-Depth: Conversations About the Inner Lives of Women Podcast. Our early relationships with our primary caregivers have a profound impact on our emerging sense of self. In my depth psychotherapy and counselling work with women, exploring the mother-daughter relationship, the mother-wound and how to become a [...]

To the Bone Review [Video]

Image Credit: Netflix To the Bone Review There is a lot of controversy surrounding the Netflix movie, To the Bone. As a former long-time sufferer of bulimia and as a counsellor and psychotherapist on the Northern Beaches of Sydney who has worked for nearly 20 years with women suffering with eating disorders – I get [...]

After by Nikki Gemmell

Nikki Gemmell started writing After, the day she found out that her mother had ended her own life. Many of the reviews focus on the obvious topics of death and dying  - but for me, this book was more about the complexities of the mother-daughter relationship , early childhood emotional neglect, emotional abuse and trauma, and the [...]

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 [...]

Move Beyond the Brokenness and Connect With the Place That Has Never Been Broken

    Image Credit: Iryne R on Flickr I am so excited to share with you my first guest post on Recovery Warriors: Move Beyond the Brokenness and Connect With the Place That Has Never Been Broken. In this blog, I write about -how our body is the home for our soul -our [...]

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