Community, Compassion & Connection

We invite you to 'gather' here in a space that is guided by community, compassion and
connection in support of an individuals journey through Recovery from an Eating Disorder.

 
 

Eating in the light of the moon
Dr. Anita Johnston 

“A labyrinth is an ancient and mysterious archetype. It consists of one pathway that loops back repeatedly upon itself, reaching the centre and then winds its way back out again. Unlike a maze, there are no barriers, false turns, or dead ends. The women on the road to recovery from disordered eating began with a journey that required them to follow a twisting, turning, winding path to their centres.

It requires them to leave behind old perceptions of themselves that they had adopted from others and to reclaim their own inner authorities. They had to find themselves letting go of all expectation of linear progress, disengaging the rational mind, and embracing the power of their emotions and intuition. As they walk this labyrinth, there are times they felt trapped, lost, bored, disoriented, frustrated, or anxious, but they keep on going, placing one foot in front of the other. Finding their centres, is not the end of the journey.

They then must spiral outwardly, integrating this new vision with their extended world."

 
 

Overview of our Offerings

The following overview provides information to capture a sense of what our shared space entails, our core values and what informs our operational decision making processes.

We hope to maintain a space that is; inclusive, safe and home-like with aspects that remain un-describe and flexible, in order to respond and adapt to our participants and wider-community.

 

 

 

Download an overview PDF of our current offerings

 

A reflection on how we gather

Communities (of varying sizes) where people have personal agency to contribute towards shared intrinsic values and projects, motivate and promote connection beyond the limiting dominate narratives, inviting a fluid, ever-changing sense of self.

Our energy here at endED is focused on diverse ways of ‘coming together.’ Through mindful consideration, we have focused our services on creating spaces that invite individuals to find support and connection through their journey of Recovery. As detailed in our Services Section, our offerings take place on this land here at Woombye, or across the Sunshine Coast.

We do so in ways that invite; reflection, introspection, creativity, expression and diverse experiencing.

More about our approach

 

Each day we meet and honour the land in which we gather. Here on the land of the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Peoples. We would like to acknowledge their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We pledge our ongoing solidarity with the traditional owners and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in their struggle for recognition of sovereignty, historical truths and justice.