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Disordered eating covers a range of behaviours, including restricting eating, bingeing and purging or eating compulsively. If you are worried about your eating, or concerned about a friend or family member seek help from a counsellor or GP.
Research shows that mindfulness skills are very effective. They can help to ‘sharpen the mind’, as well as reduce anxiety, low mood, ‘over-thinking’ and ‘dwelling’ on unhelpful thoughts, events or feelings, including those related to food and eating. This brief seminar introduces some of the foundation ideas underpinning the practice of mindfulness, and gives you a taste of the mindfulness experience.
Presenter: Angela Baker
What we eat or don’t eat influences how we feel and impacts on our mental and physical energy levels. Maintaining a reasonably consistent energy level means you are more able to study and concentrate effectively and handle the stresses of heavy study loads. This seminar presents the basics of food and mood, with dietary suggestions to get you started and keep you going.
Presenters: Karilyn Andrew, Lisa Carruthers & Lynley Hayward
Health at Every Size (HAES) is a health-centred initiative that is challenging society’s fixation with weight loss and dieting behaviours and shifting focus to promoting health and healthy lifestyles through respect for one’s body. The aim of HAES is to encourage acceptance and respect for body size and shape diversity, and promote that weight is not a determinant of health, as people of different sizes can be healthy.
Presenter: Dr Cat Pause
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Last updated on Thursday 05 December 2019