Hey you! I'm glad you're here....

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I created Stay Nourished as a body positive space and clinic back in 2018 in Darwin Australia. I have since worked with hundreds of clients around helping them break free from dieting mindsets and into trusting their intuition around food and nourishment. 

But let me share the journey that's brought me here with you...

In 2017, I was lucky to do the non-diet approach training with Fiona Willer and Fiona Sutherland.

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Prior to then, I was running mindful eating programs, trained in eating psychology coaching (understanding how our psychology impacts our body and assimilation/absorption of nutrients) and navigating practice in a weight neutral, non-diet approach. I worked in The Darwin Children's clinic and also in a diabetes clinic and absolutely loved it. 

In 2020, amongst the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic I left Australia to complete a traineeship with the European Commission in DG Sante (the Department of Health) and by the end of the year relocated to Rhodes, Greece where I now live with my partner and two cats (this has been a huge shift from my life in Australia!). 

In early 2021 I became a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and have had the joy of helping clients across the world reconnect to their intuitive eating power via online sessions. 

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On a personal note, I have gone through my fair share of issues around food, eating and my body. My eating disorder became worst after becoming a dietitian, where there was a lot of emphasis being placed on numbers (including calories, weight, BMI). I graduated from dietetics seven years ago, and soon recognised that I was part of the problem. Dieting in fact is the number one predictor of an eating disorder or disordered eating behaviour.

 

Dieting is a form of trauma, or disconnection from our body wisdom - they make us distrust ourselves.  

In fact, I believe that dieting is a form of people pleasing. We are taught to stay small, be thin, and "pretty", we are taught to please, perfect and perform, as Brené Brown explains in her book Daring Greatly. 

On a more personal note, I currently live on the island of Rhodes in Greece and enjoy connecting with a dance community. I have taken years to dance for my own pleasure and not to be "performative", Kizomba is my favourite style of dance as it helps me ground to my body the most.

 

I would love to hear from you or work with you! I always feel better after a conversation with like-minded people.

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 I know that no one on planet earth has had your experiences and that makes me so keen to hear your voice. 

Here are some areas we can work on together:

 

  • Healing your relationship with food and your body

  • Breaking free from diets, rigid rules and "shoulds"

  • Understanding your brain and challenging beliefs that keep you stuck in "all or nothing"/perfectionistic/"black or white"/dieting mindsets

  • Reconnecting to your body cues and building trust in your body

  • Dealing with emotional eating, comfort eating, boredom eating and other triggers

  • Learning to provide adequate nourishment for your body 

  • Managing eating when stressed, busy or have limited time 

Each session will be an opportunity to unpack some of the barriers and disruptors to your connection to your body and your own intuition.

We work towards establishing nourishing habits for your body and mind with the aim to feeling connected and honouring your needs effectively and consistently. This will result in healing of the relationship with yourself and food, as well as increased well-being. 

I look forward to connecting with you,

Anastasia xo

Some formal stuff

Anastasia is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and has also completed training in the field of the psychology of eating (IPE) and mindful eating. She graduated with a Master in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney and has been an accredited practicing dietitian & nutritionist for over 6 years in Australia.

She believes in ongoing education, and supervision and strives to get it right than be right. 

 

Education

 

  • Intuitive Eating Counsellor Training, with Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole 

  • Eating Psychology Coach Certification, Institute of the Psychology of Eating

  • Am I hungry? Mindful Eating Facilitator Training, with Dr Michelle May 

  • Master of Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Sydney 

  • B. Science (Anatomy and Anthropology), B. Arts (Modern Greek), UNSW

For more information, follow me on linked in.

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