The Weight Escape: Can mindfulness break the diet cycle?

Published: Monday 2nd June 2014

Australia is today ranked as one of the most overweight nations in the developed world, and obesity has become the single biggest threat to public health.

Many of us would like to lose weight, learn to eat better, and exercise more, but it can be difficult to navigate through the maze of fad diets, superfoods, and fitness trends. Is there a magic secret to losing weight?

You are invited to attend the ACU Voice debate and hear a range of health experts discuss their views, and answer questions.

Led by award-winning journalist Geraldine Doogue, the panel includes Professor Joseph Ciarrochi, Institute of Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University and co-author of The Weight Escape; Associate Professor Samantha Thomas, public health advocate, University of Wollongong, Dr Joanna McMillan, Today Show nutritionist and founder of

Get Lean and Mr Christian Marchegiani, boxing and conditioning coach, Sydney Swans.

ACU will launch The Weight Escape by Joseph Ciarrochi, Ann Bailey and Russ Harris at ACU Voice.

Date: Thursday 26 June
Time: Drinks & canapés served from 5.30 pm; debate from 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Cost: Free – please extend this invitation to friends, family and colleagues
Where: The Australian Museum Theatrette – 6 College Street, Sydney
RSVP: By Tuesday 17 June
Contact: Amy Ripley - to find out more email or phone 02 9739 2015