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Emerging is an eight-week program that encourages and helps you to re-engage with your healthy self. It looks at positive thinking and feelings about your body and food, provides new inspiration towards wellness and gives you renewed hope for recovery from an eating disorder or body image issue.

It includes topics such as:

All sessions are safe, supportive, practical and recovery-focused. Each week in the program, participants will build upon skills developed in prior weeks, creating a strong foundation of internal resources which can be called on at need. 

'Emerging' is open to any individual 18 years or over who is experiencing an eating disorder and who is motivated to recover. For the safety and well-being of all attendees, we do set some minimum wellness criteria.

Upcoming workshops:

**Postponed until further notice**
If you would like to be updated with the new dates kindly email:

Where: Crows Nest, NSW
Date: Mondays, 17 February - 6 April 2020. Places are limited
Register by: 10 February 2020, places limited
Time: 6 – 8 pm 
Fee: $200 for 8 sessions, which can be paid in installments. We’re committed to making support affordable and accessible, with a reduced fee available for people on low incomes.

Find out more or register now: Contact Archana, Support Programs Coordinator Sydney at or contact the Butterfly National Helpline on 1800 33 4673.

* Hobart, Tasmania | Emerging course coming soon. For more information please contact Caitlin, Eating Disorders Coordinator, Hobart on 0474 004 443 or email


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