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Neurodiversity and Intuitive Eating

How do you ‘listen to your body’ when you’re not quite sure what it is saying? This experience is common for neurodiverse people- Phaedra Longhurst brings us her lived and learned experiences in relation to this topic. Intuitive eating is a common focus for developing healthy, positive attitudes around food and encompasses listening to one’s …

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Visible Differences: Creating a classroom culture of appearance inclusion

As a teacher, it can be worrying if there’s a visitor or new child in class who looks different. Questions such as “why do they look that way?” or ‘what happened to them?” are often moments we want to avoid- but we don’t have to. Here are some strategies for your toolbox. Chances are if …

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Yes, the COVID-19 Pandemic has made Body Image Concerns and Eating Disorders Worse- Here’s Why

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the mental health of young Australians. As a clinical psychologist practicing for almost 20 years, I have never experienced such demand for my services. The social isolation, disruptions to routines and inability to engage in valued activities has led to enormous psychological distress. Adolescents and young …

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