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Disenfranchised Grief and Weight Loss

​I want to talk about a type of loss that isn't weight loss and yet it is profou...

WALK MILES IN SOMEONE ELSE'S MIND AND BODY.

What if your weight gain or weight loss has nothing to do with what you do eat, ...

WHAT ROLE DOES COUNSELLING & COACHING PLAY IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

What you have to say is as important as what I have to offer. While I am knowled...

WHAT A CONFLICT

 I really feel for anyone caught in the middle of this ideological, physica...
Something I often reflect on when people talk to me about their weight is a raw and ever present sadness that surfaces in our sessions. It is not unusual for people late in life, sometimes well into t...
When it comes to weight loss, this time of year brings all sorts of goal setting ideas, resolutions, dietary guidelines, portion control suggestions, exercises tips, and recipes for 101 ways to cook w...
As a counsellor working in the area of weight management, I sometimes I feel like I'm sitting in the corner occupying a space that is always hidden. I'm talking about the great weight debate. There se...
 Assumptions are dangerous when it comes to other people's weight. They are dangerous for a multitude of reasons. The biggest reason is that an assumption is often closely followed by a judgment....
The trouble with weight loss as we know now, is that keeping it off is very challenging and difficult. This is eternally frustrating and disappointing for people, and can quite often thrust them into ...
I sincerely hope everyone has been coping in these unusually challenging and turbulent times? I really miss being with my clients face to face, but I have found zoom, face time (audio or video) skype ...
I know there must be endless emails arriving in your inbox with information, news and updates about the corona virus. I don't want to overload you with more of the same and I see that the social media...
Managing to eat well if you need to self-isolate for a while. It is indeed unprecedented times, and there is understandably a heightened sense of anxiety and uncertainty for everybody with the spread ...
Have you ever wondered why all the following still let you down when it comes to weight loss? dietary knowledge scholarly knowledge of the calorie content in food understanding of macro and micro nutr...
I often hear people wishing  that they never felt hunger, or saying  that they have an intense fear of their hunger because they equate eating with weight gain. As a consequence they de...
Sometimes you just have to have faith that one day your vision will come to fruition. For over twelve years I have wanted to work with a multidisciplinary team who understand the challenges of managin...
 It is rare that a social event in my life happens without food and or drink. My family gatherings always revolve around sharing a meal or a catch-up over a coffee. When I catch up with friends w...
 I am so excited and happy to finally inform you that the binge eating group Hapifed, founded by my colleagues at the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, have a lovely new home. L...
                                        Sometimes Support Can Make A World Of Difference Have y...
The complexities of being human in all its glory and fragility, impacts us hugely when talking about weight loss and weight management. There is an amazing amount of research being conducted about the...
Having worked with hundreds of people struggling with their weight, something that comes up time and time again is a fear of being hungry. People tell me they associate hunger with weight gain and the...
Have you ever shared a concern, a worry or a story and been left feeling even more misunderstood, confused and, or frustrated than before you spoke? Perhaps you didn't feel you had been properly heard...
It's just a paper cut, a teeny-weeny paper cut, but boy it hurts. It stings, and each day it is a surprise how something so small almost invisible can be so painful. But even small injuries can still ...
​I want to talk about a type of loss that isn't weight loss and yet it is profoundly linked to weight loss. It is the feeling of loss that people may experience when they once had lost significant amo...
What if your weight gain or weight loss has nothing to do with what you do eat, don't eat, want to eat, can eat, can't eat? Or, has everything to do with those things? But these reasons have nothing t...