It’s an Inside Job – What is your blindfold?

How dependant have we become on our ‘devices’? The world wide web has enabled us to be outside our immediate world, expand our knowledge, networks and connect with people we may not otherwise have the opportunity to do. I hear many conversations about the possible effects of social media on mental health. There are so […]

Perfectionism and Eating Disorders

Perfectionism in psychology is defined as a personality trait in which a person strives for ‘flawlessness’. This striving is accompanied by setting high performance standards, being self-critical and a concern for what other’s perceptions of you are. The Positives and Negatives of Perfectionism The positive side of this personality trait is that it can motivate a […]

Shame, Self-worth and Promiscuity

How many times have you found yourself in a cycle of doing things to make you feel better because you feel shit about yourself only to find you feel worse after? Then you make attempts try to reach some ideal of a more ‘perfect’ version of yourself only to find yourself doing the same over […]

Flexible Dieting and Eating Disorders

Recovery from an eating disorder or disordered eating involves so much more than just addressing diet. They are such complex issues often involving comorbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and substance abuse. At the centre of any eating disorder is a person who is trying to feel some sense of value. Adherence to […]