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Men With Eating And Body Image Issues – The Hidden Problem

By Elizabeth Manwaring I have been working either as a student counsellor or qualified counsellor in the field of eating and body image issues for two years now. During this time, I have seen dozens of people come through the agency where I did my practicum in 2015 seeking help for eating issues and several in my own private practice since then. I was also exposed to the broader eating issues community in Brisbane – the carers' association, the hospital network, other agencies, etc. Of all the people with eating issues that I saw, only three were male. One did a short course of counselling with the agency, another came to the agency for help and left after one appointment and...

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How to talk about your emotions: A guide for men

Appeared originally at here: *** Hello Sunday Morning is a movement towards a better drinking culture. Our vision is a world where drinking is an individual choice, not a cultural expectation. How do you feel about your relationship with alcohol? We interview Mr. Perfect about the generational shift around male communication and why having a society that’s open to emotional freedom for men is so important.   ***     You’re told to suck it up, to be strong, to not cry because crying is for wimps. Men don’t often open up about how they are really feeling to friends and family. Showing emotion and vulnerability has long been stigmatised as a sign of weakness. It is the stereotype...

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