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The Mindful Moderate Eating Group

Help is on the way: Support for individuals, couples and families in the community.

The Mindful Moderate Eating Group (MMEG) is a low-cost group program for women who are experiencing difficulties controlling their eating behaviour.

MMEG caters for women suffering from mild to serious eating problems and is suitable for those who wish to better understand and control their eating behaviour within a small, supportive group environment.

MMEG takes a psychological approach —rather than dietary—to managing emotions and eating behaviour, body image, self-esteem and more.

Details

MMEG is a 12-session program that runs for three hours on ten consecutive weeks, as well as a follow-up session at one month and two months post program.

Programs tend to run in the evenings from 6pm—9pm or on Saturday mornings. Participation in the program involves attending all sessions, as well as an initial interview.

Follow-up individual counselling is also available and this can be arranged by contacting the Psychology Clinic’s Project Officer on 9214 5528 or email psychprojects@swin.edu.au.

The MMEG program is conducted by three students undertaking Master and Doctoral degrees in psychology at the university who are probationary or fully registered psychologists. The program is also overseen by Dr Nicole Redlich, a Lecturer in Psychology and a member of the Psychology Clinic’s executive committee.

Eligibility

To be a part of the MMEG program participants are required to attend a two-hour assessment with a MMEG facilitator prior to program commencement. The MMEG program is not suitable for people who:

  • are under 18-years-of-age
  • have Anorexia Nervosa
  • have problematic drug or alcohol abuse
  • have a major physical illness
  • have severe suicidal ideation.
Dates

The next MMEG group is scheduled to commence early 2017, with assessment process to commence soon. Groups are run on demand, up to five times throughout the year.

Due to limited places, waiting lists may apply. For more information on program dates please contact the Psychology Clinic at psychprojects@swin.edu.au.

Fees

The cost of the MMEG program includes an assessment fee of $25, plus a program fee of $425 which includes a mindfulness CD and reading kit. This fee is payable prior to the commencement of the group and is non-refundable. If you are unable to pay the program fee in one lump sum please contact the Project Officer to discuss alternate arrangements.

How to apply

To register your interest in this program or to find out more information please contact the Psychology Clinic at psychprojects@swin.edu.au.

Acknowledgments

The Mindful Moderate Eating Group was developed by Dr Naomi Crafti.