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 […]

Eating Disorders and Implications for the Fitness Industry

I had the honour of presenting a 90min lecture at Filex 2017 on “Identifying and Managing Clients with Eating Disorders in the Fitness Industry”. One of the participants at the end of the session asked why every trainer was not in the session. Her daughter had signed up for a 12-week body transformation challenge, and […]

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 […]