We encourage debate and comment within the course itself, membership posts and live calls. We ask a few basic courtesies...
ask open questions
ask before giving advice
practice empathy (see through their eyes the best you can)
share your insights freely - no judgement here
limit discussion of individual food restriction or 'diet plans'
The core of this work is to equip us with the skills to respond and react differently to how we might currently, and in the past. So if we've felt shamed, criticised, pressured, blamed for our actions or inactions, then the course is here for that.
Meeting everyone where they're at now - on a diet/off a diet, post/pre-surgery, on/off a health kick - it's the kind of inclusivity we thrive on.
Over the course/membership we'll gently explore what it means, individually, to stop feeling controlled by the ways we've each learnt to behave around food.
We are not here to food or diet shame any individual, just to expose the wider impact on society from a mass 'you are not good enough, buy our product' messaging.
The peer support that you'll experience here is non-clinical, if you feel a more clinical approach is for you right now; we've partnered with Dr Julian to offer that service. And we would always recommend a visit to your own medical doctor. Please take the time to visit the links here, this self help / peer mentor course is not a substitute for your GP or specialist care, if you have a diagnosed ED or strongly suspect one anorexia - BED, bulimia - emotional overeating - OSFED - orthorexia nervosa.