It’s not about the food — but it is about the food
Carolyn Costin – Author of 8 keys to recovery from an eating disorder
At FMB, we use a unique blend of knowledge, experience, and evidence based practice to assist you in your journey of change. We believe in self kindness and self compassion, and we encourage you to work on taking care of yourself in the same way you would take care of your loved ones – from dietary rules to self talk. We recognise there are many ways to achieve health, and are committed to finding the best path for you.
Your nutritional management program is underpinned by FMB Wellbeing’s depth of clinical experience and various principles from leading treatment models. Initially we’ll meet weekly, with the first two to three sessions forming the basis of your assessment. Your treatment options and possible directions, including evaluating the need for onward referral come from this initial assessment. Our weekly meetings are then maintained for up to ten weeks, aimed at building momentum around dietary change. Maintaining momentum is key to maximising progress. That’s why we strongly recommend we have no breaks or disruptions during the initial weekly program. Ongoing frequency and need for further sessions is then based on your progress. For some, weekly is still the best option, others may move to fortnightly, monthly and beyond. It all depends on your unique progress and needs.
Our Treatment Process
During your program we;
* Use a client centred philosophy at all times – it’s your program
*Encourage active involvement of family and/or significant others in all aspects of the program
*Practice as part of a multidisciplinary team, and make onward referral through our network of general practioners, psychologists and psychiatrists as needed
*Undertake real world experiential activities such as meal planning, supermarket visits, eating in public, and supportive meal therapy
*Provide information on services and resources which complement and provide additional support
*Encourage involvement for at least twelve months following successful treatment to help sustain change
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