HAES Australia was started by a group of passionate and diverse individuals. Our aim is to provide a place on the web to help connect consumers to reliable practitioners of HAES® and the Non-diet approach. All of us are most definitely far more than our looks or our weight.
So just how diverse is this group?
Well between just nine of us, who live in four different states, we have 19 university degrees, 7 certificate level qualifications, and three of us are completing additional degrees. We have all been in love, some of us are married and some of us are divorced. There are 15 children, various pets, husbands, and partners. Four of us have recovered from an eating disorder. We have collectively travelled to over 90 countries, some of us have even lived overseas and one of us was born overseas. We play 8 instruments, two of us started ballet later in life and one of us has been a national gymnast. Two of us have been homeless for a period of time. Four of us are published authors. Impressively one of us has saved a life and another helped catch a prisoner. Depending on your perspective, it's impressive that two of us know all the words to the Rocky Horror Picture show! There have been some who have received or been nominated for awards, with one very recent nomination. A couple do marathons and Tough Mudder, one has done a burlesque course, one has had a stroke and a heart attack. Surprisingly one of us lived on the same street as Mick Jagger, while another dated a famous soccer player - sorry no names or details! One of us speaks French, one has a learning disorder, and another has been a model. Most of us have been in the media in some capacity, including local and national papers, 60 Minutes, Insight, Catalyst, The Feed, The Living Room, and Mornings. We all like chocolate.
All of us run our own successful businesses. A few of us are or have been tertiary lecturers. Most of us run courses, workshops, and trainings, and spoken at conferences to students, practitioners, and the public. This translates to thousands of people in Australia and overseas.
Importantly, our collective years in practice is approaching 100 and many of those years have been as a HAES practitioners.
Of course, the way we look won't tell you any of this, because we are #morethanmylooks - and so are you. We would love to see your #morethanmylooks pic or hear your wonderful wild stories too.