About the Clinic

A caring team of practitioners dedicated to helping people with eating, weight and food concerns.

When issues around food and eating become dominant in a person’s life, it can prevent them from engaging with loved ones in a meaningful way, enjoying life’s pleasures, fulfilling their true potential, and even completing basic day-to-day tasks and routines.

If this sounds like you or someone you are concerned about, Centre for Integrative Health is here to deliver the specialist support, information and treatment needed to overcome concerns about food, exercise, and physical appearance and achieve health and happiness.

Our practitioners are highly skilled in the assessment and treatment of a range of physical and emotional health conditions that affect people of all ages, genders, sizes, and from all walks of life. Our team has a particular interest and specialised training in those conditions concerning food, eating, exercise, and body-image.

It is our commitment to on-going professional development, practice of evidence-based treatments and our dedication to our clients that empowers individuals to overcome the barriers they are experiencing and live a life that is meaningful to them.

Our tailored treatment plans and services, not only support our clients, but also provide their families with peace of mind and clarity throughout the journey.

If you have any queries about how we can help, or any other aspect of the recovery process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

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A reminder that if you had to "detox", "cleanse" or "purify" your body, your liver and kidneys would be out of a job!

Luckily, your body is equipped with built-in detoxifiers that will continue to convert toxins and unwanted substances for you, without the help of any false advertising 🤩

So don't let the diet industry fool you - save your money and appreciate your body for the amazing and efficient powerhouse it is!

Let us know down below - what's another diet industry cash grab that grinds your gears? 🙄

#DetoxesDontWork #DetoxesAreBS #DitchTheDiet #DitchDietCulture #HealthNotDiets #NonDietApproach #FoodFreedom #FoodFreedomJourney #AllFoodsFit #BodyRespect #HealthAtEverySize #HAES
A friendly reminder that our clinics in both Kelvin Grove and Mountain Creek will be unattended on Wednesday the 10th of August, due to the Ekka Show Public holiday.

We will see you again on Thursday the 11th, and wish you a lovely and safe day.
Individuals living with an eating disorder commonly have strict rules about what foods they can and cannot eat. Foods that are deemed ‘bad’ or ‘unsafe’ are avoided, due to the fear that they will lead to weight gain or that one might lose control whilst eating them. These foods that are avoided are referred to as ‘fear foods’.
What’s Wrong with Avoiding Fear Foods?

In psychology, avoidance is considered an unproductive way to cope with anxiety. Avoiding a fear food may relieve your anxiety about it in the moment, but in the long-term it worsens your anxiety associated with that food. Here are some other potential consequences of avoiding fear foods long-term:

•More anxiety around food = More time and mental energy spent thinking about food

•More time spent thinking about food = Less time spent having meaningful conversations and relationships with friends and family

•Stronger eating disorder voice = Stronger “good food-bad food” mentality

•Increased appeal and desire of forbidden food = Increased risk of binge eating in future

In the process of recovering from an eating disorder your dietitian and psychologist will work with you to determine when and how to incorporate fear foods into your eating routine.

While very few people with eating disorders feel ready to face their fear foods, challenging yourself gradually and continually is the only way to lessen your anxiety around certain foods.

In the words of Susan Jeffers, “We must feel the fear and do it anyway… Fear of particular situations dissolve when you finally confront them. The doing it comes before the fear goes away.”

#FearFood #FoodAvoidance #IntuitiveEating #IntuitiveEatingJourney #FoodFreedom
#FoodFreedomJourney #FoodFreedomForever #AllFoodsFit #EatingDisorder #ED #EatingDisorderAwareness #EatingDisorderSupport #EatingDisorderTreatement #Recovery #RecoveryIsPossible #EDRecovery
At the gym the other morning, I overheard one of the trainers say to one of its members, “You’re looking really fit”. ⁠
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I had to bite my tongue to resist my urge to tap him on the shoulder and ask “What do you mean she looks ‘fit’? Did you see her run the 100m track in record timing? Did you see her bang out a bunch of pushups at an impressive speed? Because, unless you saw her perform some demonstration of physical fitness, your observation that she looks ‘fit’ is unsubstantiated”. ⁠
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Fitness is not a look. You can’t tell whether or not someone is physically fit but merely looking at them. Suggesting otherwise maintains the very societal factors that contribute to the onset of eating disorders.
How much did Rosa Parks weigh when she took that seat on a bus?⁠
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What dress size was Coco Chanel?⁠
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Did Mother Teresa have cellulite? ⁠
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You don't know? EXACTLY!
Recovery from an eating disorder is not always a linear process, there are highs and lows which may include lapses or relapses. ⁠
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If you have lapsed or relapsed, know that you are not alone - this is a very common experience in recovery and it doesn't mean anything about your chance of full recovery. ⁠
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As hard is it may be, try not to lose hope or be too hard on yourself. Instead of feeling like you’ve failed, try to view the setback as a learning experience where you get to better understand your vulnerabilities and strengthen your response strategies.⁠
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Imagine a lapse as two steps forward, one step back. When you experience a setback, you take one step back, but you are still one step forward from where you started. Rather yourself and then continue on your way. You can do it.

Our Staff

some of our team are also fluent in French, Dutch, Vietnamese and Russian

Chelsea Powell – Dietitian

Chelsea Powell – Dietitian

Marthe Van Iwaarden – Psychologist

Marthe Van Iwaarden – Psychologist

Dr Nga Tran – Psychiatrist

Dr Nga Tran – Psychiatrist

Renee Curran – Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Renee Curran – Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Audrey Raffelt – Psychologist

Audrey Raffelt – Psychologist

Danica Adolfsson – Clinical Psychologist

Danica Adolfsson – Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kiera Buchanan – Clinical & Health Psychologist

Dr. Kiera Buchanan – Clinical & Health Psychologist

Client Care Coordinators

CFIH Client Care Coordinators

CFIH’s team of Client Care Coordinators (CCC’s; from left to right) consists of Tiana, Ash (Senior CCC), Hanan, Bri (senior CCC), and Chelsea.

Client Care Coordinators

CFIH Client Care Coordinators

CFIH’s team of Client Care Coordinators (CCC’s; from left to right) consists of Tiana, Ash (Senior CCC), Hanan, Bri (senior CCC), and Chelsea.

Our Values

Integrity with every action;
Excellence driven by humility;
To practice what we preach;
To inspire global change;
To recognise that we’re all in it together.

Our Vision

A world for everybody.

Our Mission

To liberate society from eating
and body image concerns.

Embark on your journey towards a happier, healthier you.

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