Megan Bray, APD bring us her thoughts on practice-based evidence in Eating Disorders, the Clinician's lived experience and how we can all contribute to equitable care.
Please join me as I speak with the immensely passionate Megan Bray of Food Mind Body Queensland. As a registered dietitian and trainer, Megan supports eating disorders recoveries through a diet-free and body positive approach, whilst also using her own lived experience to reduce shame and support her clients through compassion and empathy.
Here Megan shares:
- Her journey to Prague for the June 2017 International Conference on Eating Disorders and importance of bringing the community together for ‘rich discussions’ to improve client approaches and recovery
- The focus on diagnoses; we need to shift towards an individualised approach
- Looking outside the manualised approach; Practise Based Evidence and how the theory can be applied
- Her lived eating disorder recovery experience and why it’s important to see a dietitian during recovery
- How sharing your own shame and vulnerabilities can creates a supportive, trusting environment and reduce client’s expectation of judgment
- Advice for Dietetic/Nutrition students who are recovering or have an Eating Disorder
- The emphasis on mentoring and supervision
- Why we need practitioners to stop engaging in disordered eating behaviours
- How ‘labels’ and ‘numbers’ can hinder recovery and how some behaviours need to be acknowledged as simply ‘human’
- The power of images/photos and the feminist and body positive movement in opening our mind to size diversity and building self-worth.
As discussed in the podcast:
Connect with Megan:
Find out more about Megan here