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The Mind and Body Connection
Code: LEC-210218
Price: AU$20.00
Member Price: AU$15.00
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The Mind and Body Connection

Stacey Linton, Psychologist
Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Melbourne Girls College,
Yarra Blvd, Richmond, VIC
The Lyceum Room 3 and 4 (Enter Gate 2, parking available onsite and on street)

7.30pm - 9pm (7.15pm registrations)
$20.00 Standard fee 
$15.00 ADAVIC members


In a world which dichotomises and separates all aspects of human health into neat little boxes, it can become difficult to then try and connect them in order to work holistically to achieve overall wellness.

When our body is sick, we go to a doctor. When our mind is sad, we go to a psychologist. But what do we do when we are sad because our body doesn’t look or feel the way we want it to? What do we do when our bodies and our minds turn against each other? What do we do when what we see is not how we look? What do we do when our worth is measured by our physical, and not our psychological qualities? What is self-esteem? What is body confidence? What does my physical state have to do with my mental state? What does a healthy diet and exercise have to do with depression and anxiety? The following key topics will be discussed in the session:
  • What is low self-esteem and body confidence?
  • What are eating disorders?
  • Why do they relate to each other?
  • What is depression and anxiety?
  • What factors contribute to the development of these conditions?
  • How do they affect people in real life and how is it managed and treated?

This presentation will provide answers to these questions, and hopefully help provide some food for thought (all puns intended) regarding the connection between our minds and our bodies.

About the Presenter

Stacey is a General Psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults across a wide range of presenting issues, including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, behaviour management issues, personality disorders, trauma, and eating disorders. Stacey has worked in community health centres, primary and high schools, the jobactive industry working with the unemployed population, and volunteered at ADAVIC while studying.

Stacey discovered a personal interest in health and fitness throughout her journey of becoming a registered psychologist. In order to deal with the stress and demand of her studies, as well as dealing with her own personal body image demons, she made changes, and these changes led to a new goal. Stacey has created a platform on Instagram dedicated to debunking common stereotypes regarding body image, highlighting the negative effects of social media on body image and confidence, and on promoting awareness and education regarding the strong power the body holds over the mind and vice versa.

When Stacey is not blogging her way through her efforts to highlight and spread the importance of this message, she can be found working in a private practice, as well as across primary schools and high schools, or in the gym practicing the lifestyle she preaches.

How to Book

Please NOTE: You are purchasing an attendance to the lecture presentation (not an audio recording or transcript of the lecture)

  • Monies non-refundable (no credits available)   
  • Note:  A $3 administration fee will apply to invoices

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1. Online booking via the Add to Cart button above

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