Body change strategies in males: Less prevalent or misunderstood?

Body change strategies in males: Less prevalent or misunderstood?

July 16, 2016

Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction have historically been relegated to the domain of women. After all, 90% of individuals diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa identify as female. Despite this, research is increasingly showing rates of body dissatisfaction in males is similarly prevalent to rates in females. Males experiencing body dissatisfaction are at an … Read More

Treat your cravings like a crying baby.

Treat your cravings like a crying baby.

July 16, 2016

Thich Nhat Hanh often talks about our cravings being like a crying baby who is trying to draw our attention. Just as a mother goes to the crying baby to ascertain what it needs and then endeavours to meet the baby’s requirements, we too should treat our cravings in the same manner. What is it … Read More

Do you feel like you’re addicted to chocolate?

Do you feel like you’re addicted to chocolate?

July 16, 2016

If you want to learn more about your brain and how to alter your food-related thoughts, try the following exercise: For the next five minutes, DON’T think about chocolate. That’s right.. whatever you do.. DON’T think about chocolate; DON’T imagine it, DON’T picture it, DON’T say the word ‘chocolate’ to yourself. How did you go?If … Read More

What ‘self compassion’ looks like in action.

What ‘self compassion’ looks like in action.

July 16, 2016

After spending the last 3 months training for the Gold Coast Half Marathon, I developed a viral infection only 5 days out. Being told by medical professionals that participating in the event wasn’t worth the risk to my health didn’t make the decision to withdraw any easier nor make me feel any better; being reminded … Read More

Eating Behaviour Workshop

January 7, 2016

A Health-Centred Approach to Weight Management: Working with a multidisciplinary team Calley Newman, Accredited Practicing Dietitian, is presenting this workshop on behalf of the Mental Health Professionals’ Network at the Brisbane Obesity Prevention and Treatment Network Meeting. This workshop is designed for psychologists, other allied-health professionals, general practitioners, and specialists working with clients who are struggling with their eating … Read More