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Would you like more freedom with food?
Would you like to be more at peace with your body?
If the answer is yes, you'll already know how elusive these can seem. Perhaps for you, as for many people, food has become not a pleasurable fuel, an enjoyable way to nourish your body, but something more complicated. For example, you may experience being distressingly out of control with food, or pre-occupied with keeping control of how much and what you eat. Or perhaps things are ok with food but only in limited circumstances: only alone or only with others, only at home or only when eating out, only if you're eating familiar foods, or if life is going well, or when you're feeling ok.

If any of this sounds like you, you may also find that your attitude to your body is not one of caring and appreciation, but something less friendly. Or that you're only ok with your body when it's a particular weight or size, or if it fits certain clothes, or if you have met your gym goals.

If you're struggling to have an easy, happy relationship with food or your body, it's not your fault. And with the right help, change is possible.

What's on offer?
Freedom with Food offers information and help for dealing with difficulties with food and body concerns. These include eating disorders (such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder) as well as difficulties which don't match eating disorder criteria. The information and help is given in a small, supportive group setting. Some group events focus on providing useful information, so that you can come to understand more about what is going on for you and what your options for treatment are. Other group events provide information and also draw on counselling and therapy (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- CBT) theory and techniques, so that you can find practical steps towards change that work for you.

For some people, the idea of approaching these topics in a group is daunting— but the reality of being in a supportive environment with people who have similar experiences can be life-changing.

The next course to run is 'Tackling Binge Eating'. 4 x Mondays 5.15- 6.45 pm

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Groups and courses in 2021 include:

Understanding Anorexia
Tackling Binge Eating Next course starts soon
Breaking free of the bingeing cycle
Making friends with your body

All events currently take place in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. For more information, to register for a course, or to be kept informed about future events (including online ones), just send us an email.

Is it for me?
All events are designed for adults aged 19 and over. If this describes you, you're welcome to get in touch, however mild or intense your difficulties, and whatever your age, body type or size, and gender. If you're not sure which course is right for you, or whether another kind of help would be better for you, no problem: there's a questionnaire as part of the process which will ensure you're in the right place. To find out more, you're welcome to get in touch.