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Holding space for diverse bodies in our practice rooms - reflections on inclusive practice for helping professionals

For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, with the themes 'come as you are' (US theme) and 'breaking down barriers' (UK theme), it's an opportunity for professionals to reflect on our practice, and ensure that they are really 'walking the walk'.

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Ban ‘she looks so anorexic’ from your vocab this Eating Disorder Awareness Week

When research shows that atypical anorexia is three times more prevalent than of sufferers have a higher BMI, we see that atypical anorexia is actually… typical.

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Pushing over the pedestal - bringing festive food down to earth

The concern in engaging with festive food is that we will become totally abandoned and we won’t know when or how to stop. Somewhere in the middle of that is a different way… permission to trust your body…

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Have a read of my Intuitive Eating guest article for Fatventure Mag!

I'm delighted to be a contributor to this ace new magazine, focusing on and featuring people of size who want to participate in an active lifestyle but don’t want to participate in restrictive and punitive ol’ diet culture!

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When your #metoo feels like #metoo?

...it felt really important to write about this - to say.... this is assault, and in my practice room it is recognised as such; you will be believed. And to align with victims and survivors around the world for whom this story represents yet another attack - an attack of the validity of their experience, and of themselves.

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Vicky Bellman
Attending to 'emotional grazes' - how to administer emotional first aid

Being attacked online, or feeling the vicarious effects of hearing so many traumatic stories, can illicit the same response as if we've been attacked physically... allow yourself the same permission to attend to this 'emotional graze' as you would if you had experienced physical soreness.

With that in mind, here's some suggestions for some 'Emotional First Aid':

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