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Therapeutic Groups for Binge Eating
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
 I am so excited and happy to finally inform you that the binge eating group Hapifed, founded by my colleagues at the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, have a lovely new home. L...
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Sometimes Support Can Make A World Of Difference.
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
                                        Sometimes Support Can Make A World Of Difference Have y...
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Weight Management Is Simply Not Simple
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
The complexities of being human in all its glory and fragility, impacts us hugely when talking about weight loss and weight management. There is an amazing amount of research being conducted about the...
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What Does Having A Full Bladder Have In Common With Being Hungry?
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Having worked with hundreds of people struggling with their weight, something that comes up time and time again is a fear of being hungry. People tell me they associate hunger with weight gain and the...
What Does Being Heard Really Mean?
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Have you ever shared a concern, a worry or a story and been left feeling even more misunderstood, confused and, or frustrated than before you spoke? Perhaps you didn't feel you had been properly heard...
Why Your Weight Is Not up For Public Discussion (ever)
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
It's just a paper cut, a teeny-weeny paper cut, but boy it hurts. It stings, and each day it is a surprise how something so small almost invisible can be so painful. But even small injuries can still ...
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Disenfranchised Grief and Weight Loss
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
​I want to talk about a type of loss that isn't weight loss and yet it is profoundly linked to weight loss. It is the feeling of loss that people may experience when they once had lost significant amo...
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WALK MILES IN SOMEONE ELSE'S MIND AND BODY.
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
What if your weight gain or weight loss has nothing to do with what you do eat, don't eat, want to eat, can eat, can't eat? Or, has everything to do with those things? But these reasons have nothing t...
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WHAT ROLE DOES COUNSELLING & COACHING PLAY IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
What you have to say is as important as what I have to offer. While I am knowledgeable in the field of weight management, my clients are the experts of their internal worlds. Rarely spoken about in we...
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WHAT A CONFLICT
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
 I really feel for anyone caught in the middle of this ideological, physical and emotional conflict. Lets say that for whatever reason you have decided you would like to lose some weight. And, yo...
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THE PROBLEM WITH TELLING PEOPLE THAT WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT TO "JUST EAT LESS AND MOVE MORE"
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
As the weather starts to warm up, I brace myself for the endless advertisements urging people to get ready for a beach body, or to go on a spring clean detox. A detox that I think is a bit of an insul...
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THE MYTH OF 'THE CORE ISSUE'
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
The idea that counselling will unravel the "root cause" of ones core issues, or will unearth the "underlying issue" somewhat troubles me. As a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist of many years, ...
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MY LIFE AS A SAXOPHONE PLAYER IN A ROCK AND ROLL BAND AND WHAT IT HAS TO DO WITH MY WORK AS A COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPST
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
My life as a saxophone player in a rock and roll band and what is has to do with my work as a counsellor and Psychotherapist. It wasn't long ago that I was a saxophone player in a band. Playing in ban...
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NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
One of my first jobs after leaving school was working in a bookshop. I look back on those days and it reminds me of how dangerous it is to make assumptions about people. I had a fertile imagination an...
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SELF COMPASSION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Self-compassion seems a bit like a buzzword these days. And buzzwords at times can feel a bit meaningless if they don't feel appropriate or relevant. It is as if they are inserted into conversations a...
GUIDE-TO-WRITING-A-WEIGHT-LOSS-BOOK
THE ULTIMATE AND DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO WRITING A WEIGHT LOSS BOOK: AND OTHER MISNOMERS.
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
Books that are written by people who have had successful weight loss often frustrate me. They frustrate me because the books often get promoted and sold to billions of vulnerable people with weight is...
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THE BATTLE OF WEIGHT LOSS IDEOLOGIES
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
I have been a counsellor/ psychotherapist and coach specialising in the field of weight management for many years. Sometimes clients come to see me about weight loss, sometimes it is about weight gain...
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“Why well meaning comments and advice generally backfires when someone is tying to manage their weight.”
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
"Why well meaning comments and advice generally backfires when someone is tying to manage their weight."Scenarios like these play out over and over again in households across the country. Scenarios th...
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The Complication Of Being Complicated
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When Weight Matters
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YOUR WEIGHT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE
Ginette Lenham
When Weight Matters
As I was walking around the city today a thought I've long had, started to become more concrete. It is to do with the muddled messages both internally and externally that are wrapped up in weight loss...

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