Hope Night Flyer

The New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic NZEDC is hosting a “Hope Night“ on Tuesday 12th December 2017 at the Mercury Theatre at 9 Mercury Lane. It is a night of hope for people who are struggling with eating disorders and their families.

The purpose of the night is to inspire hope and advocate that recovery is possible. It is to show people who are in the midst of an eating disorder that becoming free of an eating disorder is possible and it is to encourage parents to not give up and keep fighting for their loved one.

We also have a special guest June Alexander all the way from Australia skyping in. She will be speaking about using narrative diary writing as a self-help and therapeutic tool.

There will be a panel with a range of different people talking about their journey and what they have learnt. We want to share the perspectives from parents as well as from people who have had an eating disorder themselves.

Kellie Lavender and Dr Roger Mysliwiec from NZEDC will also be available to answer questions about eating disorders and their treatment.

The night is free and open to the public and we will be working with school counsellors and other eating disorder clinics to promote the event since it is a topic which affects many people in society on some scale.

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If you are interested please contact Jess Putt via email: jessp@nzedc.co.nz

Toxic Training - How to Recognize the Signs of an Athlete in Trouble

The early signs of an exercise addiction and eating disorders often look very much like the behaviors of an individual who is dedicated to hard work and disciplined eating – all in good health. That’s why it’s very easy for parents, coaches, trainers and anyone in the fitness industry to miss the signs that a person – of any age or gender – is struggling with exercise addiction, which often co-occurs with an eating disorder. With so much cultural emphasis placed on peak athletic performance, athletes are often driven to achieve the perfect body size and shape for their particular sport; the quest to lose or gain weight can be particularly in young athletes.

The people closest to the athlete or fitness “fanatic” are often impressed by his or her dedication and work ethic, and may even encourage the unhealthy behaviors because of their own attitudes about weight and dieting .

Parents, coaches and, trainers can set the tone and encourage a healthy attitude about sport and fitness. The first step is to learn to recognize the signs that an individual is struggling.

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Blog Written by: Casey Ribek

Intuitive Eating Group

This Six- week group program starts Monday, 6th November 630-830pm. 

Intuitive eating is an approach that teaches you how to have a healthy relationship with food and your body. Its basic premise is that everyone is equipped with all the internal wisdom one needs for eating intuitively. However, a history of chronic dieting or following "healthy" rules can make eating intuitively difficult. As we work through the principles of intuitive eating, you will learn to distinguish between the physical signs of hunger and fullness, cravings and emotions and learn how to respond to your body's inner cues. 

Cost: $300 for 6 weeks 


Garalynne Stiles, NZ Registered Dietician 

022 032 3685 


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Family Based Treatment (FBT) and Avoidant Restrictive Food and Intake Disorder (ARFID)

This workshop will be hosted at The Community of St Luke, Presbyterian Church on 9th November 2017.

Presented by our very own Kellie Lavender and Miriam Belsham. Participants who attend this workshop will gain a full understanding of the diagnosis of ARFID and the modifications required when using FBT for children and adolescents presenting with ARFID.

This workshop is ideal for clinicians who are trained in FBT and want to extend their scope of practice to include this new diagnosis. Professionals interested in learning more about diagnosing and recognising ARFID will also find this workshop helpful.

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