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FMB Wellbeing Services

Transforming unhelpful behaviours and thought processes into positive ones. We’ll help you find your balance.

At FMB, we work with you to develop a sustainable lifestyle that enables you to feel positive about the food you eat, the body you live in, the mind that guides you, and your full self. We utilise a non-dieting approach to health and wellbeing, and achieve this through adopting a treatment process that is client centred, reflects our nutritional expertise and acknowledges a range of evidence based treatments.

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Recovery from an eating disorder is possible ... and at FMB, we never give up hope!



At FMB Wellbeing, our nutritional management plan takes principles from the world’s leading treatment models, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT‐e) and Maudsley Family Based Therapy (FBT), along with best practice guidelines for positive results.

Our model is based on externalizing the eating disorder from the patient through a focus on nutritional rehabilitation. This is done through a flexible plan that supports regular, adequate nutritional intake that allows for spontaneous behaviour, socializing and food choice.

This is not always done through a prescribed meal plan—but more a collaborative process which identifies ‘the next step’ through careful guidance. Our aim is to empower our patients to make decisions surrounding food while reducing the impact an eating disorder can have on this process.

In addition, a number of our practitioners are trained in, and receive ongoing professional supervision in delivering the evidence based treatments of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-e), Maudsley Family Based Therapy (FBT) and Specialise Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) – providing FMB with the ability to offer these treatments to those who elect them as a treatment model.

Eating Disorders

Recovery from an eating disorder is possible … and at FMB, we never give up hope! At FMB Wellbeing, our nutritional management plan takes principles from the world’s leading treatment models, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT‐e) and Maudsley Family Based Therapy (FBT), along with best practice guidelines for positive results. Our model is based on externalizing the eating disorder from the patient through a focus on nutritional rehabilitation. This is done through a flexible plan that supports regular, adequate nutritional intake that allows for spontaneous behaviour, socializing and food choice. This is not always done through a prescribed meal plan—but more a collaborative process which identifies ‘the next step’ through careful guidance. Our aim is to empower our patients to make decisions surrounding food while reducing the impact an eating disorder can have on this process. In addition, a number of our practitioners are trained in, and receive ongoing professional supervision in delivering the evidence based treatments of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-e), Maudsley Family Based Therapy (FBT) and Specialise Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) – providing FMB with the ability to offer these treatments to those who elect them as a treatment model.
Eating shouldn't be complicated and guided by lots of do's and don'ts – studies show that dieters are at greater risk in developing an eating disorder than non‐dieters.

There a many reasons people choose to diet, and the word itself can mean a lot of different things. It might mean reducing calories, skipping a food group, whole meals or living according to a list of what to eat and what to avoid.

Food is an important part of our lives, but yo‐yo dieting can make it virtually impossible to feel at home in your own skin. At FMB Wellbeing, we help our patients to break free of this trap and work towards developing a healthy and positive relationship with food through evidence‐based principles. Ultimately, we want to build a healthy relationship between food, mind, and body.

We want to help you ditch the diet, and get back to basics. As humans, we have innate processes that we a born with that govern the eating processes of hunger, fullness, food preferences etc, however over time, these natural processes can get replaced with misleading information and rules about eating from the world around us. Let us help you bring it back to basics, after all, food is just food.

Dieting Concerns

Eating shouldn’t be complicated and guided by lots of do’s and don’ts – studies show that dieters are at greater risk in developing an eating disorder than non‐dieters. There a many reasons people choose to diet, and the word itself can mean a lot of different things. It might mean reducing calories, skipping a food group, whole meals or living according to a list of what to eat and what to avoid. Food is an important part of our lives, but yo‐yo dieting can make it virtually impossible to feel at home in your own skin. At FMB Wellbeing, we help our patients to break free of this trap and work towards developing a healthy and positive relationship with food through evidence‐based principles. Ultimately, we want to build a healthy relationship between food, mind, and body. We want to help you ditch the diet, and get back to basics. As humans, we have innate processes that we a born with that govern the eating processes of hunger, fullness, food preferences etc, however over time, these natural processes can get replaced with misleading information and rules about eating from the world around us. Let us help you bring it back to basics, after all, food is just food.
Even the biggest of journeys begin with one small step

No boot camp and definitely no yelling! At FMB Wellbeing, we focus on making movement enjoyable and fun, all while appreciating your body’s uniqueness. We are committed to helping you to become fitter, stronger and healthier in a 1‐on‐1 session or with a group. Ultimately, we want to help make exercise fun and a sustainable part of your lifestyle that you actively enjoy.

Body Friendly Personal Training

Even the biggest of journeys begin with one small step No boot camp and definitely no yelling! At FMB Wellbeing, we focus on making movement enjoyable and fun, all while appreciating your body’s uniqueness. We are committed to helping you to become fitter, stronger and healthier in a 1‐on‐1 session or with a group. Ultimately, we want to help make exercise fun and a sustainable part of your lifestyle that you actively enjoy.
Many can achieve short‐term weight loss, but few can maintain it long‐term

Noted by many and confirmed by international studies, many strategies and products available on the market are effective in the short term, but simply can’t be maintained in the long run—causing the unwanted kilograms to slip back on.

Focusing solely on weight and weight loss, rather than factors such as biology, environment, lifestyle and activity does not lead to sustained weight loss—and despite what the media may claim, weight loss will not necessarily lead to happiness. In fact, studies show that people who regularly diet, end up heavier after 2 years and 5 years.

Put together, there is strong evidence that a focus on weight and weight loss is not effective, and can even be damaging both physically and emotionally. For these reasons, FMB adopts Health At Every Size ®, non-dieting approach to weight and dieting concerns.

Our own experience, alongside international research, shows that patients taking this approach can achieve better physical and psychological well‐being; this is in part due to an improved and positive relationship between food, mind, body and self.

Weight Concerns

Many can achieve short‐term weight loss, but few can maintain it long‐term Noted by many and confirmed by international studies, many strategies and products available on the market are effective in the short term, but simply can’t be maintained in the long run—causing the unwanted kilograms to slip back on. Focusing solely on weight and weight loss, rather than factors such as biology, environment, lifestyle and activity does not lead to sustained weight loss—and despite what the media may claim, weight loss will not necessarily lead to happiness. In fact, studies show that people who regularly diet, end up heavier after 2 years and 5 years. Put together, there is strong evidence that a focus on weight and weight loss is not effective, and can even be damaging both physically and emotionally. For these reasons, FMB adopts Health At Every Size ®, non-dieting approach to weight and dieting concerns. Our own experience, alongside international research, shows that patients taking this approach can achieve better physical and psychological well‐being; this is in part due to an improved and positive relationship between food, mind, body and self.
The perfect body doesn’t exist — instead we have to embrace the one we have

People perceive their bodies based on various factors, from shape and size through to appearance. These self‐images can be informed by our own experience and the environment and culture which we grow up in.

In the 21st century, much of our society’s body image projections are unrealistic and harmful. The perfect body on the billboard simply isn’t attainable for most of us, and the anxiety and pre‐occupation that comes with trying to attain this body can distort our self‐perception and highlight flaws where none truly exist – its about embracing the one we have.

At FMB Wellbeing, we help our patients to embrace their perfect imperfections and give themselves the self‐compassion and care they deserve as they move towards accepting their unique body appearance, including its shape and size.

Body Image Concerns

The perfect body doesn’t exist — instead we have to embrace the one we have People perceive their bodies based on various factors, from shape and size through to appearance. These self‐images can be informed by our own experience and the environment and culture which we grow up in. In the 21st century, much of our society’s body image projections are unrealistic and harmful. The perfect body on the billboard simply isn’t attainable for most of us, and the anxiety and pre‐occupation that comes with trying to attain this body can distort our self‐perception and highlight flaws where none truly exist – its about embracing the one we have. At FMB Wellbeing, we help our patients to embrace their perfect imperfections and give themselves the self‐compassion and care they deserve as they move towards accepting their unique body appearance, including its shape and size.

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Our Treatment Process

Planning
Changing Behaviour
Support

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
recommended 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.

During your program we;

  • use a client centred philosophy at all times – it’s your program, tailored for you not a cookie cutter approach

  •  encourage active participation and 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 established 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
  •  remain involved for at least twelve months following successful treatment to help sustain change and prevent relapse