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by Bianca Skilbeck Coinciding with Body Image & Eating Disorder Awareness Week (BIEDAW) is the Butterfly Foundations “Love Your Body Week” which runs from 3rd-9th September. With that in mind, there is no better time than now to start to think about the ways in......

Stop negative self-talk. Do the things you say about your body make you feel better about yourself? If not, stop it now! Look for the good stuff instead. Do you have a talent? Are you a good friend? Are you witty? We all have something......

For a long time, we’ve wanted to change the name of our ‘Psychological Approaches to Obesity’ course. People often object to the word ‘Obesity’, unlike the word ‘Fat’ which is being reclaimed, promoted, and is often used by body positivity activists. We pondered and rejected......

Food labelling gives manufacturers a great opportunity to sell their product to you at a time when you are ready to buy, at the supermarket. Words like ‘Natural’ and ‘Goodness’ are often emblazoned on the front of the package in a bold font, whilst the......

Managing clients with eating disorders and obesity is a tough job! Its made almost fruitless without addressing the biochemical imbalances they are experiencing because of their condition. Good mental health, behavioural change and emotional reframing rely on restoring the body’s ability to produce and react......

Advertising is everywhere.  It’s such a normal part of modern life than we now accept it without question.  If we want to read a newspaper article, we often have to sit through an advertisement or answer a question to be able to access the content.......

It’s a question that often comes up on our health practitioner courses. How can we distinguish a child who is a fussy eater, from one that has an eating disorder? This is an important concern for parents as well as health professionals. We don’t want......