Michelle Sparkes is a registered counselor, physiotherapist and credentialed eating disorder clinician specialising in eating disorder recovery and early intervention. A long-term recovered survivor of anorexia, EDNOS and binge-eating in her teen and early adult years,  Michelle takes a whole person, whole health approach to these issues and is committed to helping individuals recover from these health and life consuming problems. She has been doing this work for over 25 years.

Director of Essential Health Concepts, Founder of Women Worth their Weight (1998), Author of Illuminating Anorexia (2012) and Illuminating Eating Disorder Recovery (2018), Host of Illuminating Anorexia, Eating, Self & Body Issues Podcast (2016) and Creator of the 4x4 Freedom Express (2017), Michelle believes…

"Value is your birthright, your body is your home and in a world of uncertainty, we all need to experience a security deep within that can set us free from the angst (or dis-ease) at the heart of our eating disorders and disordered eating behaviours.

My goal is to help you SEE why you struggle in this area, to locate where you're at, and to identify what you can do now to move towards improved health, self & body acceptance.

I want to illuminate the landscape, provide a map for the journey and give you the tools you need to get to your desired destination - the land of freedom and wholeness. You can be at peace within yourself and confident in your skin..."

You can recover your LIFE!

It would be my privilege to walk with you on that journey, to shed light on your path, and to provide the knowledge, skills and support you need to get to your own personal freedom 'land'.

Let’s beat back the darkness together."

“SEE how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” Anne Frank

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