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The Eating Disorder Therapist

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 316 episodes, 53 minutes
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Overcome disordered eating and find peace with food.
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Eating Disorders and Body Image: Research, Teaching Students and Inspiring Change, with Dr. Kamila Irvine

Today I’m talking to Dr. Kamila Irvine who is senior lecturer in Psychology at Lincoln University. Kamila specialises in body image and eating disorders and is particularly interested in perceptual body image and size/shape estimation. Kamila completed her PhD at Northumbria University, focusing on body image and then worked as a Teaching Fellow at Durham University before joining the School of Psychology at Lincoln University in May 2019. Kamila’s research investigates methods of measurement and the development of new tools of body size estimation with the use of Virtual Reality and 3D body scanning. She is also working on a number of applied projects, including a Virtual Reality-body image training, and school-based projects with Body Happy Org. In the episode today, Kamila explores her journey into this field and becoming a body image expert, emphasising the importance of 'going with the flow' and embracing opportunities as they arise. She talks about her role as a senior lecturer, including teaching students about eating disorders and body image; and her fascinating research. Kamila then gives us a whistle-stop tour through some of her (and her students') current research projects. Kamila also shares her thoughts on the ginormous problem of diet culture and it’s influence on body image development and how we can change things (from grass roots level) to really protect and improve body image of individuals today. There's so much value packed in this episode. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Dr. Kamila Irvine:- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kamila-Irvine https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3ED-XlwAAAAJ&hl=en https://staff.lincoln.ac.uk/kirvine   This week's sponsor - Mindy Gorman-Plutzer: https://thefreedompromise.com Schedule your complimentary call with Mindy - https://p.bttr.to/36nzVUu     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html      
7/20/202440 minutes, 5 seconds
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Working with Neuro-divergent Individuals and Eating Disorders, with Cara Byrne

Today I have a returning guest to the podcast and I’m talking with Cara Byrne – an integrative humanistic psychotherapist based in Ireland. She is the founder of Hike Psych – offering walking and talking therapy in nature for her clients, combining her love of nature and psychotherapy. Cara has always been fascinated by other human beings and the experiences that shape them. As a child, she was the person that people confided in with their problems if they needed support. Cara’s interest and enthusiasm to support others, led her to train in psychotherapy. Cara also has her own food healing journey.  Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3; this understandably led to a focus and preoccupation with food, with carbohydrates needing to be counted and portions weighed to balance blood sugar levels and to manage insulin doses. Growing up, Cara also experienced being in a larger body in a naturally slim family. Cara’s family relationships were warm and accepting however she did experience some judgement and weight stigma outside of the family. In her late teens, Cara struggled with restrictive eating and inevitable binge eating, which then worsened following the birth of her first child. In the last few years, she has been on a healing journey in her own relationship with food and her body, leaning towards intuitive eating principles and finding a greater level of body neutrality and acceptance, all whilst navigating this around type 1 diabetes management. Since she began her therapeutic work in 2011, Cara has worked with a vast number of clients dealing with many different issues across the mental health spectrum however has a specialist interest in food, body image, type 1 diabetes, Health At Every Size and neurodiversity. In Cara’s previous conversation on the podcast, she talked about her healing journey with food, navigating type 1 diabetes and about the walking and talking therapy that she practices with her clients at Hike Psych. Do go back and listen to that episode if you would like to. The link is in the show notes. Today, Cara is going to talk all about neurodiversity and eating disorders. She is going to explain how neurodivergent individuals can be more vulnerable to developing eating disorders and the reasons for this. Cara will talk about different neurodivergent diagnoses and vulnerabilities to eating disorders. In her practice, Cara works regularly with people who have been diagnosed as neurodivergent late and she is going to share her experiences of supporting people in navigating this, around their relationship with food. Cara’s huge compassion and enthusiasm for her work shines through in this conversation. I hope that you enjoy it.   To find out more about Cara: - Website: https://www.hikepsych.ie/ Instagram: @hikepsych.ie Previous episode: https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/type-1-diabetes-binge-eating-body-image-and-hiking-therapy-with-cara-byrne/   This week's sponsor - Mindy Gorman-Plutzer: https://thefreedompromise.com Schedule your complimentary call with Mindy - https://p.bttr.to/36nzVUu     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
7/13/202447 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Stop Overeating in the Evening

Managing your eating throughout the day can feel easier, due to distraction and busyness. You may feel less prone to out-of-control eating or mindless snacking. But, evenings can be a whole different story! After an exhausting day you might be feeling at the end of your tether. What to do with this final hour or two so before you go to bed? You may be in the pattern of: sofa, television, "time for me now - let’s see what’s in the cupboard." This podcast gives 5 reflections to help stop your overeating in the evening. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   This week's sponsor - Mindy Gorman-Plutzer: https://thefreedompromise.com Schedule your complimentary call with Mindy - https://p.bttr.to/36nzVUu     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
7/6/202418 minutes, 50 seconds
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Finding Surrender, Freedom and Healing in Eating Disorder Recovery with Rebecca Amis

Today I’m talking to Rebecca Amis - a woman on a transformative journey of eating disorder recovery and empowerment. Rebecca’s life's path has been shaped by profound blessings and challenges, including battling an eating disorder. Rebecca was raised in a large family heavily influenced by a diet culture society where image, food, and perfectionism were deeply engrained values (and judgments), She found herself ensnared in a cycle that stifled rather than nurtured her However, she describes her journey through recovery being a testament to tenacity and the power of self-discovery. Currently, Rebecca is embracing a new chapter in her life. As she continues to navigate post-treatment, she is committed to reclaiming her identity. Rebecca’s recovery vision extends beyond her personal healing; she aspires to create meaningful impact by hosting eating disorder recovery retreats and serving as a coach—both in eating disorder recovery and life coaching, where she can support individuals and couples in cultivating healthier relationships with themselves and others. She would also like to write a book to encourage and support others in their healing and possibly creating a sanctuary – a safe haven, where individuals can find solace, healing, and community as they embark on their own paths to recovery and life fulfillment. Rebecca has found through her experiences that healing is not just about overcoming challenges but also about transforming them into opportunities for growth and empowerment. She is dedicated to breaking the chains of the past and fostering a future where everyone can embrace their true selves and relish their lives to the fullest. In the episode today, you will hear about Rebecca’s healing journey in eating disorder recovery, finding out what really has helped her heal and navigate the ups and downs of this bumpy road. We will also hear more about the plans she has to give back and to support others. It's another truly inspiring guest for you. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Rebecca:-   Instagram: @rahforree   Email: [email protected]   Website: https://www.rebeccaamis.com/     This week's sponsor - Mindy Gorman-Plutzer:   https://thefreedompromise.com Schedule your complimentary call with Mindy - https://p.bttr.to/36nzVUu     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
6/29/202436 minutes, 34 seconds
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Finding Re-connection with Body, Inner Wisdom and Intuition in Eating Disorder Recovery with Flurina Thali

Today I’m talking to Flurina Thali who is an osteopath, coach, lecturer, researcher, dancer, artist and host of the podcast, ‘The Breathing Body’. She is also someone who suffered from an eating disorder for many years - and found healing through movement, body awareness and rediscovering the fascination and miracle our bodies express every day. She calls this the sweet song of feelings and emotions. Flurina initially trained as a dancer in Denmark and the Netherlands. During this time, she encountered many somatic practices, in particular the Alexander Technique and Ideokinesis which continuously taught her as a facilitator the art of creating space and finding ease in movement by using images and imaginations.   Flurina gained a Masters` degree at the European School of Osteopathy. She is currently practicing in private clinics in Kent and London, as well as working for the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. Inspired by her own journey. Flurina has created various platforms to support women recovering from eating difficulties - and living a life beyond their wildest dreams. In the episode today, Flurina talks about her eating disorder recovery journey, delving into finding re-connection with her body and trusting its innate wisdom and intuition. She also talks about how she supports her clients today through women’s circles and one-to-one work. Flurina has incredible energy and presence in this conversation. I know that this will really inspire you. I hope that you find it helpful.   To find out more about Flurina: - Website: www.flurinathali.com Podcast: -https://linktr.ee/flurina_breathingbody This week's sponsor - Mindy Gorman-Plutzer:   https://thefreedompromise.com Schedule your complimentary call with Mindy - https://p.bttr.to/36nzVUu     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html      
6/22/202435 minutes, 3 seconds
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Understanding Grief in Eating Disorder Recovery with Brooke Carlson

Today I’m talking to Brooke Carlson, an eating disorder therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor, working primarily with adolescents and young adults and based in Minnesota, USA. Brooke has worked for a nationwide eating disorder treatment centre for three years called The Emily Program. She was an outpatient therapist and partial hospitalisation program coordinator during that time,  while also running a recovery support group. Prior to this, Brooke worked at a university counselling centre, where she found her passion for working with students with eating disorders  Brooke now works in private practice as an eating disorder expert and sees clients daily. She is also an eating disorder ambassador for the state where she helps with social media and petitioning for congress, and legislation for more resources and care for eating disorders in the state. She currently has her own business called Brooke Carlson Therapy Services PLLC. She also independently contracts at Wholehearted Healing LLC in Wayzata, Minnesota. Brooke has never personally suffered with an eating disorder, however she has struggled with her own disordered eating and body image distress. She brings this experience with compassion and understanding to her therapy work.  Brooke has been on the podcast twice before and her episodes have proved to be extremely popular. She previously talked about over-exercise and eating disorders in athletes. Also, she last talked about the relationship between social media and eating disorders. The links to those episodes are below if you want to listen. Today, Brooke is going to discuss how grief can be a function in eating disorders. She is going to name the different types of grief and the different types of losses you can experience; as grief is a type of trauma.  She is going to explain how eating disorders are a form of coping and how a focus on food and body can be soothing or numbing from grief,  or even a way to express pain from grief. Brooke explains how an eating disorder can even be a way to not feel as lonely or alone through your own grief She then goes on to talk about the different griefs we might notice in recovery. For example: - . The grief of accepting that you can't do treatment alone and need a community. . The grief of "pausing" on life (school, work, etc) to go to treatment to get your life back. . The grief of realising that your eating disorder doesn’t serve you anymore, even if it did at some point in the past' . The grief of life without the eating disorder. . The grief of your past self when maybe you have lost your authentic self to the ED. . The grief of losing your past body or your pre/post recovery body. I know you’re going to really enjoy this thought provoking episode, as Brooke really dives into the deeper issues and gives wholehearted permission to grieve along the healing road. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.     To find out more about Brooke: - Website: brookecarlsontherapyservices.com Wholehearted Healing Clinic website:  https://www.wholeheartedhealingllc.com/brookecarlson-ma-lpcc-1 Email: [email protected] Phone: 612-470-8626 (USA)   Previous episodes with Brooke: -   Social media and eating disorders https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/social-media-and-eating-disorders-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-with-returning-guest-brooke-carlson/   Eating disorders in athletes, sports person and in fitness https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/healing-eating-disorders-and-problems-with-over-exercise-in-athletes-sports-persons-and-in-fitness-with-brooke-carlson/       This week's sponsor - Mindy Gorman-Plutzer:   https://thefreedompromise.com              Schedule your complimentary call with Mindy - https://p.bttr.to/36nzVUu     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
6/15/202437 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to Overcome People Pleasing with Psychotherapist, Emma Reed-Turrell

Today, I’m re-releasing an old episode from 2021 when I spoke with Emma Reed Turrell – psychotherapist, author, speaker and podcaster. Emma grew up near Portsmouth and went on to read English at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Following ten years working in business, she returned to her earlier passion for psychology and retrained as a psychotherapist. Emma runs a thriving therapy practice alongside training and consulting.  Emma guested on the podcast three years ago, to talk about her book 'Please Yourself', which was launched to the world in 2021. Since then, Emma and her best friend, Elizabeth Day had the podcast Best Friend Therapy, which has now ceased but there is a whole backlog of episodes if you want to go and listen. Emma is also launching her own podcast about Friendship and has also released another book called 'What Am I Missing?' in recent weeks. In this episode, Emma talks all about people pleasing. As a recovering people pleaser myself, and having worked with many people with eating disorders who struggle in this area, I was very keen to get Emma on the show. Emma talks about the 4 different types of pleaser that she has identified; gives tips and strategies for overcoming people pleasing; explores eating disorders and pleasing; dealing with social media and lots more. I hope that you enjoy this conversation. To find out more about Emma: - Instagram: @emmareedturrell Twitter: @etcounselling Information about Emma's books can be found on her website: https://emmareedturrell.com/ Best Friend Therapy Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/friendship-therapy/id1614793299   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
6/8/202443 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Use of Storytelling and Metaphor in Eating Disorder Recovery, with Dr. Anita Johnston

Today I’m talking to Dr. Anita Johnston Ph.D., Depth Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor and Storytelling, which has been published in seven languages. Dr. Anita was a pioneer in eating disorders therapy and has been treating eating difficulties and body image distress for over 35 years. She has developed eating disorder programs nationally and internationally and currently serves as Founder and Executive Director or Ai Pono Hawaii Eating Disorders Programs which has a residential program in Maui. Dr. Anita is very aware that as humans, we can understand complex concepts using metaphor in memorable ways – we love stories and relating this to real life. In society and in eating disorder recovery in general, we often use left brain, logical ways of healing, whereas engaging with our creativity and imagination engages the right brain, and for many people, this is where change actively occurs.  Dr, Anita is passionate about this. In this episode today, Dr. Anita does a deep dive into cracking the code of disordered eating using metaphor and storytelling. She opens her treasure chest of metaphors for us today. She also shares about the neuroscience and brain chemistry changes that occur when we suddenly make a powerful recovery shift. This is a fascinating conversation and I hope that you enjoy it. To find out more about Dr. Anita Johnston: - http://www.dranitajohnston.com/ http://www.lightofthemooncafe.com/ http://www.aipono.com/ Instagram and Facebook: @dranitajohnston   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html
6/1/202441 minutes, 22 seconds
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What REALLY helped in Eating Disorder Recovery, with Food Freedom Psychologist, Anna Schmidt

Today, I’m talking to Anna Schmidt who is a Food Freedom and Body Image Psychologist. Anna has been on her own eating disorder recovery journey. She started dieting as a teenager, initially just wanting to lose a few kilos and going on a very restrictive and low calorie diet. Little did she know at the time that this would be the beginning of a 15 year struggle with weight, food and confidence. Anna never believed that she would be able to eat normally and to accept her body. Fast forward to today, Anna has recovered from bulimia, binge eating and emotional eating and has found peace with food and her body. She became a psychologist and a nutritionist to better understand why and how we can end up in this disordered eating nightmare and how to get out of it. Anna uses her personal experience and training to guide people through a life changing healing process providing her clients with evidence-based resources to use along the way. Anna is mindful that every healing journey is unique, and no one size approach fits all solutions. In the episode today, you'll hear about Anna’s healing journey and what really helped her to recover from bulimia, binge eating and emotional eating. I hope that you find it helpful. To find out more about Anna: - Website: https://healthymindclub.eu/ Instagram: @healthy.mindclub    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html
5/25/202441 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Deep Dive into the Reality of Highs and Lows in Eating Disorder Recovery (Anorexia, Orthorexia and Exercise Addiction) with Julia Trehane

Today I’m talking with Julia Trehane (a returning guest to the podcast) who is an anorexia, orthorexia and compulsive exercise recovery coach. Julia has overcome 40 years gripped by eating disorders and is now passionate about instilling hope for change in others. Julia Trehane is a podcast host, eating disorder coach, food freedom advocate and anti-diet culture campaigner.  Julia uses her wealth of scientific understanding, applied with a huge amount of love to help people all around the world to break free from eating disorders and love themselves once more. Having survived 40 years of anorexia, orthorexia and exercise addiction, Julia has a deep understanding of how it feels to be gripped by food prison, how the mind processes information in an eating disorder and how to re-wire our thoughts to break free and return to freedom for ever.  If you’re feeling lost, stuck and hopeless, living in the depths of an eating disorder, this is definitely an episode for you. Julia shares about her long and arduous battle with eating disorders, talking candidly about the reality of recovery. She explains the challenges of eating more and the body changes accompanying this. She talks about how she navigated this challenging process, not only managing food and body image but the tumultuous journey of engaging with emotions, finding identity and the impact on her closest relationships. You will be encouraged, supported and inspired by what is possible. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   To find out more about Julia: - Website:             https://juliatrehane.com/ Email:                  [email protected] Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/juliatrehane/                              @juliatrehane Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090553513117 YouTube:           https://youtube.com/@juliatrehane Podcast:             https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/julia-trehane   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
5/18/202450 minutes, 34 seconds
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Feeling in Two Minds About Recovery? 7 Ways to Shift Motivation by Working through Ambivalence

It's understandable that you might be in two minds about eating disorder recovery. Part of you will be desperate for change. Another part of you might be terrified of letting go of the ed. Ultimately, an eating disorder is a coping strategy for deeper issues. It might feel as though it's all about food, when in fact, it may be offering safety, numbing of feelings, identity and purpose.  In this episode, I explore how to work through ambivalence and improve motivation for change. I hope that you find it helpful.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
5/11/202424 minutes, 12 seconds
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What Helped Me to Heal from Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating with Ronni Robinson

Today I’m talking to Ronni Robinson, eating disorder recovery coach, author, free-lance writer and public speaker. Ronni has 16 years recovered from 30 years of binge eating and compulsive eating, starting at the tender age of 9 years old. Ronni also experienced an 8-year abusive relationship whilst struggling with an eating disorder. She has written a book about the entire journey called, Out of the Pantry: A Disordered Eating Journey, which came out in 2020. The book's purpose is to help support her own recovery going forward, and to act as a helping hand to reach, as she calls it, back into the "fire" and to help pull others out. Ronni was on the podcast back in February 2023, telling her story and the journey she has been on to being a recovery coach today. Do go back and listen to this episode if you’d like to. There’s lots of personal sharing about her journey and it’s an inspiring story about what’s possible in recovery. The link for that episode is in the show notes. Today, we’re going to dive into what really helped Ronni in recovery. Ronni is going to talk about her process in recovering from binge eating and compulsive eating. She is going to share skills and strategies that will give you a deep insight into what is involved in healing a relationship with food and yourself. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Ronni: - Website: https://www.ronnirobinson.com/ Instagram: @recoverwithronni   Books that Ronni recommends: - ‘Breaking Free from Compulsive Overeating,’ by Geneen Roth ‘Eating in the Light of the Moon,’ by Anita Johnson ‘Goodbye Ed, Hello Me,’ by Jenni Schaefer ‘Intuitive Eating, A Revolutionary Program that Works,’ by Evelyn Tribole and Elysa Resch Overeaters Anonymous Third Edition ‘Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia,’ by Marya Hornbacher   Previous podcast episode with Ronni: -https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/eating-disorder-recovery-building-self-worth-and-finding-your-voice-with-ronni-robinson/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
5/4/202436 minutes, 41 seconds
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Trauma Informed Nutritional Care and Creative Approaches in Eating Disorder Recovery, with Annyck Besso

Today I’m talking to Annyck Besso who is a Registered Dietitian who specialises in treating individuals with eating disorders and offering guidance to athletes when it comes to sports nutrition and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport. Annyck is based in Quebec, Canada. Annyck applies therapeutic modalities and principles of Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating to her nutrition recommendations to assist clients in developing more effective relationships with food and their bodies. Annyck identifies what clients value to explore how present behaviours interfere with achieving their goals. Because of her love of sport, Annyck also has an interest in sports nutrition. She specialises in the treatment of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, micronutrient deficiencies in sport, and fuelling to optimise recovery and performance. Annyck is bilingual French and English.  In today’s episode Annyck talks about her journey into working in eating disorders and sports nutrition. She explores what it means to provide trauma-informed nutritional care to people with eating disorders.  She discusses motivation for change and understanding the deeper meaning of an eating disorder as a coping strategy. Annyck explains how she uses creative approaches in supporting her clients including cooking and going out to restaurants. She talks about grounding techniques to calm the nervous system and how she works to provide individual and person-centred care in her practice. Annyck is an inspiring human who clearly is passionate about what she does. So much value in this episode. I hope that you enjoy it.   To find out more about Annyck: Website: https://soomanutrition.com/ Instagram: @s.O.O.m.a   This week's sponsors: - Dr. Marianne-Land: An Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-marianne-land-an-eating-disorder-recovery-podcast/id1699867862?i=1000651158162 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Km8nFEjQOoV7zXzifJcAQ?si=2828ae031c0449d0   When I "visited" Dr. Marianne-Land! :) Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-marianne-land-an-eating-disorder-recovery-podcast/id1699867862?i=1000641810714 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4PAFcm6A7olJuODdJQKD6x?si=b8586794d4534af8   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
4/27/202446 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Body Dysmorphic Disorder

This episode is a deep dive into body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). I discuss what it is, when it develops and possible causes. I talk about common body preoccupations and behaviours associated with BDD. I explore plastic surgery and how this can become addictive. I also talk about possible treatment and the relationship between BDD and eating disorders.   This week's sponsors: - Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/   Dr. Marianne-Land: An Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-marianne-land-an-eating-disorder-recovery-podcast/id1699867862?i=1000651158162 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Km8nFEjQOoV7zXzifJcAQ?si=2828ae031c0449d0   When I "visited" Dr. Marianne-Land! :) Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-marianne-land-an-eating-disorder-recovery-podcast/id1699867862?i=1000641810714 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4PAFcm6A7olJuODdJQKD6x?si=b8586794d4534af8   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
4/20/202420 minutes, 54 seconds
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A quick message from Harriet Frew

Hello lovely listeners. I am returning to releasing one episode per week for the time being. There is nothing sinister happening! I am just wanting to free up time for other projects outside podcasting. I will be releasing one episode (a mixture of guest and solo ones) on Saturdays in the UK. Thank you very much for your support.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html
4/17/20241 minute, 5 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery and Unmet Childhood Needs, with Victoria Kleinsman and Harriet Frew

Today I’m talking to Victoria Kleinsman – a Brit living her best life in the Netherlands. Victoria is a food freedom & body love coach, inspirational speaker, podcast host, and writer. She is certified in psychology, spirituality and the science of nutrition and is also inspired greatly in her work, by her own personal experience and walking a tumultuous recovery journey herself. Victoria has overcome anorexia, binge eating disorder, bulimia and an abusive relationship. She struggled for over 20 years with poor body image and disordered eating. But today, Victoria eats whatever she wants, when she wants, in any amount that she wants. She makes food choices from a place of nourishment and pleasure. She is healthy, confident and knows her worth. Her self-love is overflowing from within and she has, as she describes, ‘oodles to give others’. This episode has already been released on Victoria’s Body Love Binge Podcast back in February 2024 – as it was a joint episode that we decided to share on both our podcasts. In this episode, we talk about our own healing journeys and how we have navigated through these. We talk about why people don’t feel good enough and the roots of this in experiences and trauma. We talk about suppressed feelings and how eating disorder behaviours help us cope and keep us trapped. We share the contrast and complexities on the healing road from our different journeys, and how we both are living happier and more fulfilled lives today. This is a truly inspiring and uplifting conversation to provide hope for what is possible in recovery. I hope that you enjoy it. To find out more about Victoria: - Free access to the first modules of my paid Body Love Binge Program: https://victoriakleinsman.com/free-access-to-first-few-modules/ Website: https://www.victoriakleinsman.com/  Email: [email protected] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victoriakleinsman  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victoriakleinsmanofficial/  Podcast: https://anchor.fm/victoria-kleinsman “The Body Love Binge” on almost all podcast platforms. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VictoriaKleinsman    This week's sponsors: - Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/   Dr. Marianne-Land: An Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-marianne-land-an-eating-disorder-recovery-podcast/id1699867862?i=1000651158162 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Km8nFEjQOoV7zXzifJcAQ?si=2828ae031c0449d0   When I "visited" Dr. Marianne-Land! :) Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-marianne-land-an-eating-disorder-recovery-podcast/id1699867862?i=1000641810714 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4PAFcm6A7olJuODdJQKD6x?si=b8586794d4534af8   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
4/13/202452 minutes, 27 seconds
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When you Don't Feel Good Enough and How to Change This, in Eating Disorder Recovery

‘I’m boring’, ‘I’m not intelligent’, I’m unattractive. I’m too this or that……’; these are words heard frequently in the therapy room. And lying underneath these derogatory statements, is a fundamental belief of ‘I’m not good enough’. This inner feeling of unworthiness then permeates every area of life, through choice of relationships, work progress and social engagements. It’s like having a millstone around your neck, as you carry this heavy psychological baggage into every situation. Fundamentally, it causes lingering pain, which you then seek to avoid through eating or not eating, through alcohol, drugs, shopping or workaholism to name a few. The coping strategies bring temporary relief from the turmoil bubbling inside your head.  In this episode, I talk about my own inner feelings of not feeling good enough, which were a root cause of my bulimia. I share tips on how to change this and boost your self-esteem sustainably. Learning to feel enough can be a life-changer in recovery. I hope that you enjoy this episode. This week's sponsors: Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/ WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html
4/10/202430 minutes, 41 seconds
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Healing your Wounded Inner Child in Eating Disorder Recovery, with Amber Romaniuk

Today I’m speaking to Amber Romaniuk who is a returning guest to the Eating Disorder Therapist Podcast. Amber is an Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating, self-care and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Her podcast “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” has nearly 2 million downloads, over 450 episodes and is listened to, in over 88 countries. She was featured on TV Personality Whitney Port’s podcast and has also appeared on local TV 50 times in the last three years alone. Amber overcame her own emotional eating, after gaining and losing more than 1000 lbs and spending over $50,000 on binge foods and spending 5 years balancing her hormones and digestion. Now she helps others achieve Body Freedom™ so they have the confidence and health to create amazing lives. In this episode today, Amber talks about healing your wounded inner child. She shares very personally about her own journey and one of the early events that hugely impacted her relationship with food and body. Amber shares how inner child wounding shows up in relationship with food with eating disorder behaviours and negative body image. She then explores the steps that you can take to to heal your inner child through understanding your story, acknowledging and releasing feelings and then treating yourself with the love and kindness that you deserve. Amber does a deep dive here and gives a multitude of tips and wisdom on how to find a more balanced place of harmony and healing, drawing on her own lived experience with great vulnerability and through many years of supporting her clients. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Amber: - Website: https://amberapproved.ca/ Podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast Instagram: @amberromaniuk   This week's sponsors: Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/ WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html
4/6/202440 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Importance of Relationships, Friendship, Connection and Co-Regulation in Eating Disorder Recovery

If you have an eating disorder, food may have become your number one 'friend' and turn-to.  It might feel as if it is the one thing that you can rely on. It feels soothing and something that is yours to control (or at least it feels like this to begin with). In this episode, I explore the importance of relationships and connection in eating disorder recovery, sharing examples from my own life and offering tips on how to reach out to others, if you are feeling alone right now. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsors: Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/ Amber Romaniuk:- Website: https://amberapproved.ca/ Podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
4/3/202425 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Parent's Experience of Supporting her Daughter with Anorexia Nervosa, with Linda Åkerlund

Today I’m talking to Linda Åkerlund, all the way from Sweden. Linda is the mother of two girls, who today are 18 and 21 years old.  In January 2021, Linda’s youngest daughter was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Her recovery journey then lasted for about 2 1/2 years, although she had been ill for about a year before her diagnosis (from aged 13). I think that this is not unusual that eating disorders can often be hidden and it can take time for loved ones to become aware. Linda’s daughter’s treatment model was family-based treatment, which thankfully proved to be an effective approach in this situation. But as a parent with no medical knowledge, understandably, Linda found this situation to be a significant struggle and very overwhelming.  Thankfully, Linda’s daughter has made a full recovery, and her mission is to inspire others through this recovery journey and to particularly underline and talk about the importance of taking care of yourself as a parent, when your child is very unwell. In the episode today, Linda shares about her experience as a mother supporting her daughter, offering encouragement and support to others in this situation. I hope that you find it helpful.   To get in touch with Linda, please email: [email protected]   This week's sponsor: WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
3/30/202432 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mirror Exposure Therapy in Eating Disorder Recovery

All about mirror exposure therapy. What is it? How can you use it? What are the benefits? Is it right for you? I hope that you enjoy the episode.   This week's sponsors: WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html
3/27/202419 minutes, 33 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery: An Experience as a Black Woman, Prioritising Mental Health and Body Acceptance, with Jayde Barber

Today I am talking to Jayde Barber. Jayde is the creator and host of the Students of Mind Podcast, a mental health advocate, peer supporter, and entrepreneur in the Los Angeles Area. Since a young age, Jayde has been diagnosed and living with several mental illnesses including anxiety, depression, and anorexia. Although she is not a licensed mental health professional, Jayde’s experience as a patient, family member, and friend of individuals with mental illness has driven her to share her experiences and insights. Through The Students of Mind podcast and across social media, Jayde shares her mental health and recovery journey.  The Students of Mind Podcast was created in March of 2020. On the show, Jayde covers various mental health related topics through interviews with mental health experts and healers, as well as survivors--people like herself who live everyday with mental illness. Students of Mind aims to normalise talking openly about mental health, remove the many barriers that exist to receiving mental health education and resources, reduce the stigma and taboo’s that exist around mental health and mental illness, and express that everyone has mental health that needs to be tended to, just as we tend to our physical health. In today’s episode, Jayde talks about her experience of eating disorder recovery as a Black woman, delving into her journey through the different treatment levels in her eating disorder healing. Jayde is passionate about us all prioritising mental health as much, if not more than our physical health and she explains how she personally does this herself with deep awareness and self-care practices. Jade also dives into how she works on developing a more positive body image, and the strategies she utilises to manage this. Jayde is an incredibly inspiring individual and there’s lots packed into this episode. I hope that you enjoy it.   To find out more about Jayde: - Website: https://www.studentsofmind.com/ Instagram: @jaydembarber, @studentsofmind   This week's sponsor - Amber Romaniuk:- Website: https://amberapproved.ca/ Podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Breaking Free from Bulimia – 20% off with code FREEDOM at checkout https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html Body Image Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
3/24/202448 minutes, 1 second
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What is Body Neutrality? How Can You Embrace It?

Trying to be body positive can often feel like an unattainable and unrealistic goal. However, body neutrality can offer a path towards body acceptance and greater peace. In this episode, I explore the difference between body positivity and body neutrality; I look at what body neutrality means and how to become more body neutral in your daily life. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   This week's sponsor - Amber Romaniuk:- Go to https://amberapproved.ca/online-programs to sign up.   Or direct click here: https://amber-romaniuk.mykajabi.com/understanding-emotional-eating-masterclass   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Breaking Free from Bulimia Online Course with Harriet Frew  https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html      
3/20/202415 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Fashion can Support Identity, Creativity, Healing and Self-Love in Eating Disorder Recovery, with Anne Richardson

Anne Richardson returns to the podcast to talk about how fashion can help in eating disorder recovery. She explores how it can help rebuild lost identity; how what we wear has a profound impact on how we feel and how Anne's wardrobe has become a manifesto, as opposed to a way of hiding or conforming! I hope that you enjoy the episode.   To find out more about Anne:  https://www.theeatingdisordernutritionist.co.uk/   Instagram: - @theeatingdisordernutritionist   Anne's previous episodes on this podcast can be accessed here: - https://www.theeatingdisordernutritionist.co.uk/podcast/   This week's sponsor - Amber Romaniuk:- Go to https://amberapproved.ca/online-programs to sign up.   Or direct click here: https://amber-romaniuk.mykajabi.com/understanding-emotional-eating-masterclass   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
3/16/202440 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dealing with Comments About your Eating and People Dieting Around You, When You're in Eating Disorder Recovery

It can be hugely challenging to navigate eating disorder recovery, when people around you are constantly talking about their latest wellness diet or even making comments about your eating. In this episode, I explore how to navigate this tricky area. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
3/13/202421 minutes, 52 seconds
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Binge Eating, Emotions, Self-Care and Body Image with Dr. Marianne Miller

Today, I’m talking to Dr. Marianne Miller (all the way from San Diego) who has been in the mental health field for 27 years and has specialised in eating disorders for the last 12 years. Marianne was a full-time academic for 12 years and had a part-time eating disorder practice for much of that time (until she left the university) and went into private practice full-time in 2018. Dr. Marianne loves working with eating disorders as a therapist and a coach. She takes a non-diet, feminist approach that helps people of all genders live empowered, authentic lives. She embraces the Health at Every Size model and is LGBTQIAA+ affirming. Dr. Marianne recently launched the Inevitable Binge Eating Recovery online program. It helps high-achieving professionals regain their mental and emotional energy by shifting their relationship with food to be fully present in their life. In this episode today, Marianne talks about self-care and self-soothing and how binge eating can often be a way to regulate emotions and feel better.  Marianne then explores common patterns seen in therapy and tools to help regulate emotions and practice better self-care.  She dives into body image struggles, particularly when you are in a larger body and struggling with binge eating and how to seek out helpful support from professionals, as often people don’t understand binge eating and you might be encouraged to pursue weight loss. This can leave you feeling ashamed, isolated, and alone. Marianne is absolutely passionate about this area of work, and you are going to learn so much from her. I hope that you enjoy it! To find out more about Marianne: - Website: http://www.drmariannemiller.com/ Eating Disorder Blog: https://www.drmariannemiller.com/blog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmariannemiller/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmariannemiller/ Membership program: https://www.drmariannemiller.com/binge-eating-101-class-1   This week's sponsor: WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
3/9/202448 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dealing with Relapse in Eating Disorder Recovery

When you have a relapse in recovery, you can feel as though you are back to square one. A relapse is a normal part of the process of healing. In this episode, I explore how to manage and even embrace relapses (learning experiences!). I hope that you enjoy the episode.   This week's sponsor: WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html      
3/6/202415 minutes, 59 seconds
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Body Image and Disordered Eating in Athletes, Fitness Enthusiasts and Sport, with Matt Davis

Today I’m talking to Matt Davis. Matt is a Nutritionist specialising in disordered eating, body image and self-compassion. He is the founder of The Flourishing Athlete; an Instagram platform aiming to help athletes and fitness enthusiasts develop a positive relationship with food, body, and self so they can flourish and live a meaningful life whilst engaging with sport and fitness in a healthy way. Having played elite level sport and worked as a personal trainer and nutritionist, Matt promotes a predominantly non-diet, body neutral approach towards sports nutrition, fitness, and performance. He believes that this education and support is needed in the sport and fitness space to reduce the prevalence of disordered eating, body image concerns and other risk factors for poor mental well-being in this population. In the episode today, Matt talks about his own healing journey with food and body image, and how he has navigated this within the sport/fitness space. He explores the unique concerns that athletes and fitness enthusiasts face with disordered eating and poor body image. Matt talks about prevention and support, and we also go off a few interesting tangents along the way, including thoughts about perfectionism. I hope that you enjoy it!   To find about more about Matt and The Flourishing Athlete: - Instagram: @theflourishingathlete   This week's sponsor: WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html      
3/2/202447 minutes, 3 seconds
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TEST EPISODE - Will this upload to Spotify?

Some of my podcasts have not been uploading to Spotify. I'm testing here to see if this one will show up! This episode was actually released earlier today. Not a new one! An eating disorder can feel like a safe life-raft in an uncertain world. It is familiar and known. How can you shift perspective and genuinely find the desire to change, and find motivation to do this? I talk about one-way to do this. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
2/28/202414 minutes, 58 seconds
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A Perspective to Help You Let Go of your Eating Disorder

An eating disorder can feel like a safe life-raft in an uncertain world. It is familiar and known. How can you shift perspective and genuinely find the desire to change, and find motivation to do this? I talk about one-way to do this. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
2/28/202414 minutes, 58 seconds
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Developing Innovative and Personalised Treatment Programmes for People with Eating Disorders, with Professor Melainie Rogers (BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center™)

Today I’m talking to internationally recognised eating disorder expert and nutritionist Melainie Rogers, who is founder and CEO of Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Centre in New York City. Melainie is a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Supervisor.  She is the Founder and CEO of Manhattan-based BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center™, now Joint Commission Accredited as a Centre of Excellence with the facility receiving The Gold Seal of Approval® – an internationally recognised symbol of quality and safety in behavioural healthcare. There she leads a team of medical clinicians, therapists, counsellors, nutritionists, dietitians, social workers, coaches all dedicated to whole body and mind recovery for clients of all ages, races and genders seeking to overcome both eating disorders and disordered eating.  Among her many affiliations: founder and past president of the New York City chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation, an Advisory Board Member at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, and a former Board Member of the Binge Eating Disorder Association. Renowned for creating unique treatment and recovery programs derived from a philosophy based on the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, Melainie regularly presents internationally on the latest scientific research and treatment paradigms within the eating disorder recovery community.  BALANCE eating disorder programs utilise an integrative therapeutic approach that incorporates evidence-based treatments into individualised recovery plans that include behavioural therapy, nutrition counselling, group therapy, and meal support to empower clients to develop a sustainable neutral relationship with food, body acceptance and positive self-esteem. In the episode today, Melainie talks about her journey into working in eating disorders, including her own lived experience. She explains the unique approach that BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center offers including a focus around personalised nutrition, Intuitive Eating Principles and Health At Every Size.  She explores vulnerabilities towards eating disorders in the LGBTQ community; exposure therapy around fear foods; healing from binge eating disorder and much more. I hope that you enjoy the conversation..   To find out more about Melainie and Balance Eating Disorder Center: Website: https://balancedtx.com/ Instagram: @balancedtx   This week's sponsor: WeShape https://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
2/24/202440 minutes, 28 seconds
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Overcoming Mental Restriction in Eating Disorder Recovery

Today I talk about mental restriction around food. Something that many people struggle with. I explore: - What is mental restriction? What are the negative costs of mentally restricting food? How can you move to stop this? I hope that you enjoy the episode.   This week's sponsor: WeShape weshape.com/freedom    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html        
2/21/202422 minutes, 2 seconds
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Childhood Adversity, Diet Trauma and Gastric Surgery with Safi Abdi

Today I’m talking to Safi Abdi, a qualified Hypnotherapist, coach, and a trainee Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, dedicated to transforming lives through helping people to change their mindset and heal from diet trauma. As the host of the Gastric Mindset Podcast, Safi delves deep into the psychological roots of yo-yo dieting, empowering people who have had struggled with food and with insights and strategies for sustainable change. From battling childhood obesity to undergoing weight loss surgery in 2015, Safi intimately understands the struggles of the journey to a healthier lifestyle. Her personal experiences have fuelled her mission to help others break free from the vicious cycle of dieting. Drawing from her own journey and her ongoing training as a therapist, Safi offers personalised 1-2-1 coaching, providing clients with the tools and support they need to break free from destructive habits and cultivate lasting success on maintaining their weight loss after Bariatric surgery.  Excitingly, Safi is launching the Mind-Over-Diet community, offering accessible support for individuals navigating the challenges off recovering from, chronic dieting, disordered eating patterns and food addiction. In the episode today, Safi shares openly about her childhood and teenage years, delving into the early trauma and later diet culture that profoundly impacted her. Safi explores the years of yo-yo diets and preoccupation with food, weight and body and the devastating impact on her wellbeing. She also talks about gastric surgery and her work in supporting others. Safi is an incredible inspiration, navigating the ups and downs of her healing journey. I’ll be inviting her back to talk more about gastric surgery and the aftermath of managing weight loss and relationship with food later this year. I hope that you enjoy it. Follow Safi on Instagram @gastricmindset on all platforms and tune in to her podcast on YouTube and TikTok for invaluable insights and inspiration. For more information about Safi visit www.therapybysafi.com   This week's sponsor: WeShape weshape.com/freedom    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
2/17/202425 minutes, 52 seconds
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Using Inversion Mindset: 10 Things NOT to do in Eating Disorder Recovery

Are you motivated by the 'carrot' or 'stick' approach when it comes to change? Reading up on the inversion mindset (something that is used by many people in personal development to bring about effective change), I thought I would apply this to eating disorder recovery. I talk about 10 things NOT to do in recovery. Let me know if you find this helpful, or not! I hope that you enjoy it. James Clear - about Inversion: https://jamesclear.com/inversion   This week's sponsor: WeShape weshape.com/freedom    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
2/14/202413 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Break Free from Binge Eating, with Marcelle Rose

Today I have a returning guest to the podcast and I am talking to Marcelle Rose, founder of Marcelle Rose Nutrition. Marcelle specialises in helping women beat binge eating, bulimia, emotional eating and yo-yo dieting so they can make peace with their body and heal their relationship with food. She acknowledges that for many people that this is a transformational experience, so they can reclaim their life. Marcelle is a BANT registered nutritionist and health coach with specialist training in eating disorders and behaviour change, being a Master Practitioner from the NCFED, plus having undertaken further training in Socratic Questioning for ED’s and body image. Today, Marcelle is going to do a deep dive into binge eating. She’s going to explore common factors that contribute to people developing binge eating behaviours. Marcelle will talk about what distinguishes ‘normal’ eating from disordered eating. She’s also then going to give you some practical steps to begin the process of overcoming binge eating and healing your relationship with food. So much packed into this conversation. I hope that you enjoy it.   To get in touch with Marcelle: - Break the Cycle Binge Eating Guide Website: http://www.marcellerosenutrition.co.uk Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/marcellerosenutrition The FOOD FREEDOM COLLECTIVE free Facebook community Supporting women to find peace with their body & build a happy relationship with food https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefoodfreedomcollectivewithmarcellerose Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marcellerosenutrition/   This week's sponsor: WeShape weshape.com/freedom    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
2/10/202436 minutes, 28 seconds
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Diet Pills and Eating Disorders

In this episode, I explore the use of diet pills and eating disorders. It's a topic that is not talked about enough. I'm aware that many people may be struggling with a physical and mental dependency to these pills. I explore the link between diet pills and eating disorders; how these pills are so easily accessible and 'normalised'; different types of pills and how to begin to come off them. Please do consult with your medical doctor before making any changes around diet pill usage. I hope that you find this helpful.   This week's sponsor: WeShape weshape.com/freedom    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
2/7/202416 minutes, 48 seconds
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12 Suggested Topics to Focus On in Eating Disorder Recovery

Today I talk about 12 suggested target areas in eating disorder recovery. I include: - 1. Exploring your past and working on motivation. 2. Escaping from diet culture and finding your values. 3. Regular eating and stabilising blood sugar. 4. Breaking free from compensatory strategies. 5. Emotions - awareness, dysregulation and building emotional intelligence. 6. Self-compassion - something we all need! 7. Developing a master mindset around food. 8. Introducing forbidden foods. 9. Developing a better body image, 10. Finding your voice through assertiveness skills. 11. Boosting self-worth and feeling good enough. 12. Managing inevitable relapse and reframing this   I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: WeShape weshape.com/freedom    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html   If you are interested in joining the waiting list for the Bulimia and Binge Eating courses, please email me: [email protected]    
2/3/202457 minutes, 33 seconds
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Psychological and Mindset Shifts in Recovery (Part 5): Control as Coping and Eating Disorders

Although eating disorder recovery requires behaviour change and a focus on food, it also requires psychological and mindset work. If this part of recovery is not addressed, you are at risk of being stuck in a quasi-recovered place or simply thinking that 'recovery doesn't work for me'.  This is part five on all things psychology and mindset in eating disorder recovery. Many people with eating disorders consciously or unconsciously find that a focus on food and body can bring a sense of safety and control, when life has felt overwhelming and out of control. In this episode, I explore how this plays out and how you can begin to let go of control and surrender, not only with food but in relationships and wider life.  I hope that you find it helpful.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN  
1/31/202433 minutes, 51 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, A Cancer Diagnosis and Finding Greater Meaning and Purpose, with Cindy Spratt

Today I’m talking to Cindy Spratt, who's a holistic & functional nutritionist that specialises in eating disorder recovery. Cindy speaks about an all-encompassing approach that teaches fundamentals of nutrition, listening to the body, learning how to respect and love the body, and rebuilding a loving and joyful relationship with food, so that people can thrive long term and feel good about food and in their body. Cindy has been on her own healing journey. As a young girl she loved being in the kitchen and creating and connecting through food. Her first job was at a local tea house, aged 11, and with a local catering company soon after. Throughout her teenage years, however, Cindy’s relationship with food morphed into something different. She spent almost a decade as a competitive gymnast, where weight and body image were of heightened focus. When the time came to step away from gymnastics, the drastic drop in exercise, along with puberty and the complex mental/emotional challenges of adolescence, her once loving, and rather normal relationship with food, was replaced by something deeply dysfunctional. From Cindy’s teens well into her twenties, her food journey became her biggest struggle. She found herself in the throes of bingeing and purging, starving, dieting, over-exercising, and popping pills. She describes the shame and guilt that engulfed her during those years as devastating, and the loneliness, unbearable. In her mid-twenties, Cindy came to the realisation that her health was suffering, that there was more to her than an eating disorder, and more to this life than struggle. Determined to find a way to bring back her love of food and turn her life’s journey into something positive, she aligned herself to a new path and began to look to the health world for guidance. And then…Cindy’s life was turned upside down At 32, as a young wife and mother, and well on her way to being fully recovered from the eating disorder, doctors found a cancerous tumor in her colon. She endured a life altering colon resection and was advised to endure several rounds of chemo. Opting out of chemo, Cindy set out to up her health game. She went back to school, turned to exercise for therapy, and opened up her spirit to life’s teachings. What she found was a calling: to help others find their own positive food journey and to be the help she didn’t have when she was younger. Since then, Cindy has spent years in school becoming a nutritional enthusiast, a kitchen muse, and a food and body advocate, receiving certifications in Holistic Nutrition, Functional Nutrition, Culinary Nutrition, Eating Psychology, and Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching. Her kitchen is now a joyful and creative space, once again. She has learned how to listen to her body, reuniting it with athleticism, dance, and the wondrous outdoors. Cindy’s life story with food has taught her endless lessons: to embrace every moment with gratitude and compassion, to listen to life’s teachings, and that believing in oneself is half the battle. She hopes to pass this along to others. In the episode today, Cindy explores her healing journey with food, and the ups and downs along this tumultuous path. She talks about getting started in recovery with nutrition and also shares some of her best tips for addressing psychology and a bigger picture of recovery. It's an inspiring episode and I hope that you enjoy it. To find out more about Cindy: - Website: - https://www.cindyspratt.com/ Instagram: - @cindysprattnutrition   This week's sponsor:- Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN    
1/27/202430 minutes, 49 seconds
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7 Ways to Boost Eating Disorder Recovery Motivation

Motivation for eating disorder recovery will wax and wane. This is normal. Particularly, as we are heading towards the end of January, your initial hopes for change may have lost their initial enthusiasm and vigour. This is an episode to inspire motivation again, talking through 7 ways to stay motivated and within the recovery lane. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor:- Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN
1/24/202416 minutes, 1 second
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Using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in Eating Disorder Recovery, with Lisa Unger

Today I’m talking to Lisa Unger - an emotional and eating disorder specialist and a level 2, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner. Lisa has been on her own healing journey and spent years trapped in a cycle of bingeing and restrictive dieting, leading to self-loathing and unhappiness. She found a path to recovery by combining various techniques with her innate strength and resilience. Today, Lisa embraces all foods without restriction and is no longer ashamed of her body. Using her skills in nutrition and psychology, Lisa now dedicates herself to empowering emotional eaters and those battling eating disorders to make long term changes to the way they think about food and themselves. With her support Lisa gives them the freedom to regain control of their lives. Lisa has found EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to be a transformative tool for many of her clients in reducing anxiety and enhancing their overall well-being during their recovery journey. It is a technique that can be used in social settings as well which so many of her clients have found to be invaluable.  In the episode today, Lisa talks about her own healing journey and does a deep dive into EFT. What is it? How can we learn it? How can it help? Then, she explores the integration of EFT, as a strategy for managing anxiety and promoting healing in eating disorder recovery. Lisa brings some real practical examples of how to use EFT, showing how it can be such a valuable healing skill to add to your toolbox. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Lisa: - Website: https://lisaunger.co.uk/ Instagram: @_lisaunger EFT handout: https://mailchi.mp/lisaunger/eft-instructions-eating   This week's sponsor:- Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN
1/20/202437 minutes, 21 seconds
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Psychological and Mindset Shifts in Recovery (Part 4): 20 Ways to Build Solid Self-Esteem

Although eating disorder recovery requires behaviour change and a focus on food, it also requires psychological and mindset work. If this part of recovery is not addressed, you are at risk of being stuck in a quasi-recovered place or simply thinking that 'recovery doesn't work for me'. This is part four on all things psychology and mindset in eating disorder recovery. Many people with eating disorders do not feel good enough. In this episode, I explore 20 ways to build solid self-esteem. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week’s sponsor:- Tracy Brown and associates  www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html      
1/17/202442 minutes, 31 seconds
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Adverse Life Experiences and Eating, ’All Foods Fit’ v ’Abstinence’ Models and the Importance of a Nuanced Approach in Nutrition, with Dr. David Wiss

Today I’m talking to Dr. David Wiss who became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in treating eating disorders as well as substance use. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Health with a minor in Health Psychology from UCLA by investigating links between adverse childhood experiences and mental health outcomes among socially disadvantaged men. Dr. Wiss's newest venture is his app called Wise Mind Nutrition. Wise Mind Nutrition delivers educational content using nutrition and lifestyle medicine to improve mental health outcomes. In the episode today, Dr. Wiss explores how adverse life experiences can impact your eating. He dives into his own approaches in treating clients with eating disorders and disordered eating, very much supporting each client as an individual and appreciating a nuanced approach. Dr. Wiss talks ‘all foods fit’ versus the abstinence model, noting how each model is imperfect but brings valuable thinking and tools. He reflects on how it is important to consider an individual’s needs, taking into consideration their personality type, genetics, addiction history and other mental health when addressing nutrition. Dr. Wiss then talks about his app – Wise Mind Nutrition. This is an app that can be used by people in eating disorder recovery but also the wider population. He emphasises relationship with food and getting away from tracking metrics that can be unhelpful, whilst empowering individuals to explore their own food relationship, rather than take on any fixed advice. This is an episode packed full of goodness and inspiration. I hope that you enjoy it.   To find out more about Dr. David Wiss and the Wise Mind Nutrition App: Instagram: @drdavidwiss @wisemindnutrition Website: www.wisemindnutrition.com   This week's sponsor:- Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
1/14/202447 minutes, 11 seconds
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Psychological and Mindset Shifts in Recovery (Part 3): Dealing with Thoughts

Although eating disorder recovery requires behaviour change and a focus on food, it also requires psychological and mindset work. If this part of recovery is not addressed, you are at risk of being stuck in a quasi-recovered place or simply thinking that 'recovery doesn't work for me'. This is part three on all things psychology and mindset in eating disorder recovery. I talk about dealing with your thoughts in a healthy way, exploring mindfulness, Socratic questioning and dealing with core beliefs. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor:- Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    
1/10/202445 minutes, 22 seconds
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My Journey from Pain to Purpose and Hitting ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS!!

In this episode, I share my journey from deep pain to finding purpose, from the depths of bulimia, to leading an aligned and peaceful life today. This is also a celebration of one million downloads of The Eating Disorder Therapist Podcast! Thank you everyone who listens and for all your support. And thank you to all my amazing guests! I hope that you enjoy the episode and take some inspiration for your own recovery road.   This week's sponsor:- Conquering Bulimia https://www.conqueringbulimia.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN   Body Image Training for Professionals   https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html    20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN
1/6/202430 minutes, 43 seconds
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7 Ways to Create Eating Disorder Recovery Goals in 2024

In this episode, I share my 7 tips to support you in making eating disorder recovery goals in 2024. Of course, you don't have to set goals just because it's the New Year, as recovery is an ongoing process and you can absolutely be inspired for change at any point. But for those of you who are seeking to prioritise change around eating and body image in 2024, this one is for you. I hope that you enjoy it! This week’s sponsor:- Ciandra's Recover to Flourish Podcast and Coaching:  https://flourishwithciandra.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN  
1/3/202433 minutes, 29 seconds
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Psychological and Mindset Shifts in Recovery (Part 2): Focusing on Emotions

Although eating disorder recovery requires behaviour change and a focus on food, it also requires psychological and mindset work. If this part of recovery is not addressed, you are at risk of being stuck in a quasi-recovered place or simply thinking that 'recovery doesn't work for me'. This is part one of what is going to be a two-part series (but may become three or four!) on all things psychology and mindset in eating disorder recovery. I talk about early life, emotional coping, emotional intelligence and learning to process emotions in a healthy way. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week’s sponsor:- Tracy Brown and associates  www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN
12/30/202352 minutes, 14 seconds
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Psychological and Mindset Shifts in Eating Disorder Recovery (Part 1)

Although eating disorder recovery requires behaviour change and a focus on food, it also requires psychological and mindset work. If this part of recovery is not addressed, you are at risk of being stuck in a quasi-recovered place or simply thinking that 'recovery doesn't work for me'. This is part one of a two-part series on all things psychology and mindset in eating disorder recovery. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week’s sponsor:- Tracy Brown and associates  www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN
12/27/202347 minutes, 17 seconds
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Shifting Your Negative Self-Talk with Katie Horwitch

Today I’m talking to Katie Horwitch. Katie is a writer, speaker, mindset coach, and women’s empowerment activist. She is the founder of WANT: Women Against Negative Talk, a platform that gives women tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to move forward in their lives fearlessly, by shifting their negative self-talk patterns. She is also the host of WANTcast: The Women Against Negative Talk Podcast (currently in its eighth year). Katie’s new book- Want Your Self, Katie offers a new approach to help you shift your negative self-talk patterns in a real, lasting way that goes beyond just “speaking nicely to yourself.” Because self-talk isn’t positive or negative it’s the story you are telling yourself, so you have to start there.  This wise, compassionate, and pragmatic guide, filled with Katie’s own personal stories and journey, distills the concept of “self-talk” down to its core. The book provides a fresh and much-needed perspective on not only how to shift your negative self-talk at the deepest levels, but how to make that shift last in the face of real life. In the episode today, we’re going to explore Katie’s personal journey which led her to this passion towards ‘women against negative self-talk’ and understand what inspired her to support others through creating her incredible resources, podcast and book. Katie discusses the difference between self-like versus self-love; things to do when you’re in an overwhelm storm and how we can truly change our negative talk to find a more compassionate, supportive and motivating inner voice. I know that so many of you struggle with negative self-talk and this episode is going to inspire you with lots of wisdom, skills and strategies to shift this. I hope that you enjoy it.   To find out more about Katie: - Website: https://www.katiehorwitch.com/ Instagram: @katiehorwitch Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Want-Your-Self-Self-Talk-Strength/dp/1649630743   This week’s sponsor:- Tracy Brown and associates  www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN  
12/23/202351 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wellness Talk, Other People’s Eating and Being Force Fed Quality Street at Christmas

A Bite Size episode exploring eating triggers around Christmas. 1. When other people talk about Intermittent Fasting and their Zoe plan. 2. People not eating for hours on end, when you're trying to do recovery. 3. Being offered endless food and snacks; how to deal with this. I hope that you find it helpful!   This week’s sponsor:- Tracy Brown and associates  www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN    
12/20/202311 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sleighing in Your Own Recovery Lane at Christmas (Full of Beans Podcast Conversation - Hannah Hickinbotham and Harriet Frew)

Today I’m sharing a podcast episode that I guested on - Hannah Hickinbotham’s Full of Beans Podcast, in 2022. It’s a deep dive into staying in your own eating disorder recovery lane at Christmas. It’s a fantastic episode that explores social events, managing food, communication, guilt, supporting loved ones and more. I hope that you enjoy it and do go and check out The Full of Beans Eating Disorder Support Podcast if you are not already aware of it.  Link in the show notes.   The Full of Beans Podcast https://www.fullofbeansed.co.uk/podcast   This week’s sponsor:- Tracy Brown and associates  www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN      
12/16/202349 minutes, 52 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE! Staying in the Recovery Lane When you are Sick in Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size episode. I have had a flurry of requests this week around dealing with illness (flu, colds, coughs etc) and eating disorder recovery. If you’re in recovery and then you get sick, you might have lost your sense of taste and smell. You might have lost your appetite or feel that you should have lost your appetite. Dealing with symptoms of cold/flu might make sticking to your meal plan even harder. The eating disorder might want to capitalise on the opportunity not to eat. This can conjure up lots of eating disorders thoughts and heaps of guilt and shame. You may have used past illness/sick periods as a ‘valid’ excuse not to eat and to focus on weight loss. In this episode, I explore how to stay in your recovery lane when dealing with illness. I hope that you find it helpful.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html
12/14/202315 minutes, 58 seconds
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3 Things Not To Do at Christmas, in Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size episode. I explore 3 things NOT to do in eating disorder recovery at Christmas. I hope that you find it helpful.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
12/13/202313 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Eating Disorders and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, with Sarah Liz King

Today I’m talking to Sarah Liz King, who is an accomplished exercise physiologist who has dedicated her career to promoting safe and effective exercise practices, for individuals with eating disorders, exercise addiction, and hypothalamic amenorrhea. Sarah's expertise and knowledge have been instrumental in supporting individuals with eating disorders to develop positive and sustainable exercise habits that support their recovery and overall health. She has worked extensively with clients in both inpatient and outpatient eating disorder treatment, helping to facilitate healthy relationships with exercise during recovery. She has also had her own healing journey in recovery from eating disorders and hypothalamic amenorrhea. Today Sarah is going to do a deep dive into Hypothalamic Amenorrhea. It is a condition that affects many women with eating disorders but is not often understood or spoken about enough. She’s going to explore how eating disorders and hypothalamic amenorrhea are connected; the detrimental effects this can have on the body and most importantly, how to heal from hypothalamic amenorrhea. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Sarah Liz King: - Website: https://sarahlizking.com/ Instagram: @sarahlizking   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN  
12/9/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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Challenging All or Nothing Thinking around Food at Christmas

A Bite Size episode! It is incredibly common for people with eating disorders to struggle with 'all or nothing thinking' and particularly at Christmas This frequently leads to 'good phases' (in the weeks leading up to Christmas) and the contrasting, wholly chaotic and distressing 'bad phases' (between Christmas and New Year) and this approach doesn't support balanced mental and physical well-being. In this episode, I talk about 'all or nothing thinking'. I discuss the ways that it can be so detrimental in recovery and explore how to take steps towards embracing the grey, along with greater contentment and peace, particularly at Christmas. I hope that you enjoy it.   This week’s sponsor: Amber Romaniuk  Amber’s podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast  Amber’s website: https://amberapproved.ca/    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html
12/6/202326 minutes, 18 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE! We Need to Talk About Chewing and Spitting, in Eating Disorder Recovery

One from the early days of the podcast. This is an additional bonus episode (you'll get 3 this week!) talking about chewing and spitting. Recently, I have received many requests for more information about this. Please don't listen to this episode, if think it will be unhelpful for you. Chewing and spitting is a very damaging behaviour and not something to experiment with. It has detrimental costs to your physical and mental wellbeing. However, if you do struggle with c and s, this might be an episode to help you feel less alone and to begin to make some changes.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training for Professionals https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html     20% off course until 31st January 2024 with code LOVETOLEARN
12/5/202312 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Bariatric Surgery and Eating Disorders, with Lauren Marie Aron (Highly Specialist Psychotherapist)

Today I am talking to Lauren Marie Aron, who is a Highly Specialist Psychotherapist and Director and Founder of the Hope Space in Putney, London. The Hope Space is a sanctuary and safe space to support people with disordered eating through therapies. ​Lauren’s passion lies in treating clients who struggle with a disordered relationship with food and body. In her work, she utilises a range of therapeutic methods, incorporating the principles of sound social work and integrating Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Additionally, she has a strong interest in CBT-E (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders). ​Lauren also integrates Transactional Analysis to explore how our interactions with others influence our experiences. Furthermore, she utilizes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to address trauma and reprocess negative core beliefs that can impact your life. In the episode today, Lauren is going to do a deep dive into bariatric surgery and eating disorders. This is an area that is not talked about enough, and we know that many people struggle with eating disorders before and after surgery. Lauren discusses the prevalence of eating disorders among individuals considering or undergoing bariatric surgery. She delves into the necessary screening and assessment that is needed. Lauren explores the complex interplay between bariatric surgery and eating disorders, considering psychological, emotional and behavioural aspects. She talks about post surgery challenges and the importance of collaborative care. There’s so much value packed in here. This is a must-listen-to for anyone on a journey with bariatric surgery. I hope that you find this helpful.   To find out more about Lauren and The Hope Space: - Website:  www.thehopespace.co.uk Instagram: @the_hope_space   This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html    
12/3/202332 minutes, 20 seconds
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All About Self Induced Vomiting in Eating Disorders and How to Stop

This episode has particularly triggering content. Please do take care of yourself. I explore self-induced vomiting in eating disorders. I talk about how it often begins, ambivalence about change and taking steps towards stopping this.  I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html
11/29/202340 minutes, 38 seconds
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Conquering Bulimia with Eating Disorder Recovery Coaches, Merrit Elizabeth and Sarah Lee

Today I am thrilled to have two guests on the show: Merrit Elizabeth Stahle and Sarah Lee. They are both Certified Eating Disorder Coaches and co-founders of Conquering Bulimia, the only intensive, private, self-paced online course with expert interviews and personal bulimia recovery stories. Merrit provides virtual eating disorder recovery coaching services to adolescent and young adult women around the world. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where she also earned a Master of Science in Health Promotion Management.. She holds a certification in eating disorder recovery coaching from The Carolyn Costin Institute. Merrit utilises her own shared recovery experience to provide compassionate recovery care and empower her clients to a life of health and wellness. Sarah Lee, is a Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach with four professional certifications, including one from the esteemed Carolyn Costin Institute. Since 2016, she has run a private practice currently located in Dallas, Texas, assisting clients globally, along with mentoring newer coaches. Specialising in adolescents and offering a faith-based approach, Sarah leads with her heart, whilst passionately dedicating herself to each individual she has the honor to walk beside. Her ultimate goal, helping each find the same freedom and gift of recovery she found seventeen years ago. In the episode today, we explore Merrit and Sarah's own bulimia recovery stories. We talk about what brought them together to co-create their Conquering Bulimia Course. We will then delve into their expertise, understanding what really helps in bulimia recovery, and as listeners you will gain some valuable insights and tools to help you on your journey. I hope that you enjoy it.   To find out more about Sarah and Merrit: - Website: Sarah Lee Recovery Bulimia Recovery Course: Conquering Bulimia Social Media:  Facebook: Sarah Lee Recovery  Instagram: Sarah Lee | Sarah Lee Recovery LinkedIn: Sarah Lee | Sarah Lee Recovery   Website: https://merritelizabethrecovery.com Instagram: @merritelizabethrecovery Bulimia Recovery Course: Conquering Bulimia   This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html
11/25/202339 minutes, 11 seconds
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9 Tips to Manage Christmas Body Image Anxiety in Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size episode. Christmas is coming and this can be a huge source of body image anxiety for many. You might have a Christmas party or lunch coming up. Or maybe you are getting together with friends and family and it's already stressing you out.  In this episode, I talk about 9 ways to manage body image anxiety in the lead up to Christmas, so you can go to your event with a peaceful and happy mind. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  
11/22/202319 minutes, 51 seconds
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9 Ways to Deal with the Urge to Binge

In this episode today, I explore nine ways to deal with the urge to binge. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  
11/18/202324 minutes, 57 seconds
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10 Ways that you could be Restricting your Eating

A Bite Size episode. In the podcast today, I talk about 10 ways that you might be restricting your eating (possibly without even realising this) and talk about what to do about it. I hope that you find it helpful. This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  
11/15/202327 minutes, 51 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery After 27 Years and Supporting those with EDS in Latin American culture, with Karla Manzanilla

Today I’m talking to Karla Manzanilla, all the way from Mexico. She is someone who has lived with anorexia, bulimia, compulsive exercise, and orthorexia for more than 27 years. I’m pleased to report that she is now fully recovered and describes experiencing feeling fully alive again. Karla is also a mother to three incredible teenagers.  Karla is passionate about encouraging hope - that recovery is possible no matter your age, eating disorder duration, your culture, gender, sex, or religion, She believes that eating disorders can live within any of us. We can all be vulnerable to this. In the podcast today, Karla is going to talk about her recovery story. She hopes that through this, she can inspire listeners, especially the parents that live in silence and solitude with an eating disorder. Parents can be experiencing so much shame, anxiety and guilt for their secret ed behaviours, leading to a double life: on the outside as the coping mother or father, whilst inwardly struggling so desperately. Karla’s life mission changed due to her personal recovery journey and now she is helping clients to heal their relationship with food and body. Karla’s coaching is oriented towards Latin American people suffering with chronic eating disorders. She is also opening the door to new and more accessible treatment services in her region. Currently, eating disorder treatment is very classist and it’s difficult to access via the public health system, with limited or no treatment options in some areas.  In the episode today, you’re going to hear all about Karla’s inspiring recovery journey and how she is now using her experience to support others, particularly within Latin American culture. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Karla: Website: https://www.karlamanzanilla.com/ Instagram: @kar_manz   This week’s sponsor: Amber Romaniuk  Amber’s podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast  Amber’s website: https://amberapproved.ca/    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  Body Image Training Day for counsellors https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html      
11/11/202343 minutes, 28 seconds
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7 Tips for Navigating Eating when on Holiday, City Breaks and Eating Out (Eating Disorder Recovery)

A Bite Size episode. Eating can feel very challenging in recovery, when you are out of your usual home-routine. Whether you're venturing off for some longed for winter sun, or a weekend European city break or even going out for dinner with your friends and family - in this episode, I explore ways to support yourself and stay on the recovery road, when in new environments. I hope that you find it helpful.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Body Image Training Day for counsellors https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
11/8/202321 minutes, 10 seconds
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Neurobiology and Eating Disorders

Today I'm talking about neurobiology and eating disorders. It's a fascinating topic, enabling us to understand the complexity of eating disorders better. I explore psychology, genetics, epigenetics, environment, the impact on brain function and implications for eating disorder recovery. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   Excellent Eating Disorder Resources (Centre for Clinical Interventions, Australia) https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself/Disordered-Eating   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Body Image Training Day for counsellors https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
11/4/202324 minutes, 3 seconds
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5 Paradoxes You Might Experience in Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size episode. Social media can portray eating disorder recovery as a very 'black and white' process, with distinct rights and wrongs. Whereas in fact, recovery is significantly more complex than this and there are plenty of nuances. In this episode, I explore some of the paradoxes in eating disorder recovery looking at food and eating; emotions; finding the right help; short v long game and individual v general experience. I hope that you find it helpful.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Body Image Training Day for counsellors https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html
11/1/202315 minutes, 20 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Finding Purpose and Squats and Margaritas, with Erin Washington

Today I’m talking to Erin Washington, host of the wildly popular podcast, Squats & Margaritas. Erin’s upcoming book, From Pain to Purpose: Finding Meaning in The Mess, is a second edition of her previously released book, Squats & Margaritas. In this new edition, Erin details her journey through twenty years of an eating disorder and finding body peace and acceptance at the age of 38 and finding her life’s purpose during the global pandemic.  Squats & Margaritas was written when Erin felt compelled to share a new method of working out that produced proper results. For years, Erin exercised rigorously and deprived herself of many foods and activities. It wasn’t until she found balance that she achieved both physical and mental wellbeing. At the time of releasing the first edition, Erin believed she was writing from her highest form of self. And then the global pandemic hit and her purpose shifted immensely.  Erin was called to start weekly Instagram live conversations early on in the pandemic and was having real conversations with her followers about our daily struggles, including being in lockdown with young children, how hard it was to maintain a workout or a schedule, and much more. These conversations led Erin to her weekly podcast, Squats & Margaritas, conversations to help women feel seen and inspired to find their own purpose. I’m really looking forward to speaking with Erin today as her story is very relatable to many of you. Erin will be talking about her eating disorder recovery journey and particularly how she changed her relationship with exercise and working out. Erin is going to speak about finding purpose in life and how anyone can do this. Erin has founded the Blue Butterflies Foundation which empowers teenage girls around body image and self-worth issues. She is going to share her best body image tips and some wisdom for mums raising daughters. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Erin and her work: - Instagram: @the_blue_butterflies_, @iamerinwashington, @squats_and_margaritas Podcast: Squats and Margaritas https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/squats-and-margaritas/id1530232466 Websites: https://squatsandmargaritas.com/ https://thebluebutterflies.org/   This week’s sponsor: Amber Romaniuk  Amber’s podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast  Amber’s website: https://amberapproved.ca/    Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Body Image Training Day for counsellors https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
10/28/202341 minutes, 19 seconds
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What is ’Normal Eating’ Anyway? I share some thoughts.

A Bite Size episode. I explore my own thoughts around 'normal eating'. Of course, everyone's 'normal' will be slightly different. I explore food neutrality, regular eating, social eating, pleasure and satisfaction, food preoccupation and more. I hope that you find it helpful. Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Body Image Training Day for counsellors, nutritionists and personal trainers https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html
10/25/202319 minutes, 45 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Navigating Change and Finding your most Authentic Self, with Monica Berg

Today I’m talking to Monica Berg, international speaker, spiritual thought leader, author (Fear is Not an Option, Rethink Love & The Gift of Being Different) and co-host of the Spiritually Hungry podcast. A self-proclaimed “Change Junkie,” Monica is a fresh voice that channels her many years of kabbalistic study along with personal life experiences. Monica shows individuals how to create a life that not only feels like it’s working, but most importantly, a life in which they are living and loving as the powerful, fulfilled person they’ve always wanted to be. In the conversation today, Monica is going to talk about her own experience of overcoming an eating disorder in her teen years. She is also going to talk about how she supports individuals today to overcome their fears and to become their most authentic and fulfilled selves. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Monica: - Instagram: @monicarberg74 Spiritually Hungry Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/spiritually-hungry/id1517646639 Website: https://rethinklife.today/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Body Image Training Day for counsellors https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
10/22/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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Eating Disorders and People Pleasing: The Costs and How to Change

A Bite Size episode! Although sorry that it's not very bite sized.  In this episode, I explore my own personal journey as a recovering people pleaser and how this was tangled up in bulimic and other eating disorder behaviours. I talk about 6 true costs of being a people-pleaser and then explain 6 ways to find freedom, embrace change and become more authentic. I hope that you find it helpful.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   Eating Disorders Training Day for counsellors https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training-with-harriet-frew.html   Body Image Training Day for counsellors https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training-with-harriet-frew.html  
10/18/202336 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Incredible Power of Mentorship in Eating Disorder Recovery with Tessa Peters (Been There App)

Today I'm speaking with Tessa Peters, CEO and founder of Been There, a charity app dedicated to helping those with body image struggles get paired with a mentor and find the support they need. Tessa was plagued with body image struggles from her earliest childhood days, into her teens and twenties and also struggling with eating disorders. She felt incredibly alone and misunderstood, and was desperate to find someone removed from friends and family, who she could trust and openly share here struggles with, someone who had been in a similar situation to her. Tessa saw counsellors, dietitians and therapists – but she felt that none of these worked for her fully and they lacked relatability. She recognised that she needed a service like Been There so decided to create this herself. Been There aims to make a positive and powerful difference to people facing body image issues. During Tessa’s own journey she eventually found a Mentor and still speaks with him today. The value of this relationship and the impact it has had on her life, has been life-saving. Been There’s volunteer Mentors are here to support people through their own journeys and make sure that no one feels alone. In the episode today, I speak to Tessa about her history of eating disorders and body image issues, and why she felt so passionately about creating Been There. I explore more about the power of mentorship that this incredible charity offers. This episode will help you feel less alone and you may want to think about Been There mentorship yourself if you are struggling. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Been There: -  Website: https://beenthereapp.com/        Instagram: @beenthere.app   This week’s sponsor:  Amber Romaniuk  Amber’s podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast  Amber’s website: https://amberapproved.ca/ 
10/15/202333 minutes, 14 seconds
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5 Ways I Remain Fully Recovered from an Eating Disorder

A Bite Size episode! Today I talk about 5 things that have helped me to stay sane and fully recovered from an eating disorder. I discuss things around food but also about relationships, emotional health and rest. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html
10/11/202326 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mental Restriction, Introducing Forbidden Foods and Healing your Binge Eating, with Dr Marianne Miller

Today, I’m talking to Dr. Marianne Miller (all the way from San Diego) who has been in the mental health field for 26 years and has specialised in eating disorders for the last 11 years. Marianne was a full-time academic for 12 years and had a part-time eating disorder practice for much of that time (until she left the university) and went into private practice full-time in 2018. Dr. Marianne loves working with eating disorders as a therapist and a coach. She takes a non-diet, feminist approach that helps people of all genders live empowered, authentic lives. She embraces the Health at Every Size model and is LGBTQIAA+ affirming. Dr. Marianne recently launched the Inevitable Binge Eating Recovery online program. It helps high-achieving professionals regain their mental and emotional energy by shifting their relationship with food to be fully present in their life. In this episode today, Marianne explores some of the tools and strategies that she uses in supporting her clients with overcoming binge eating. She talks about the subtle ways that restriction can manifest itself, so triggering binges. Marianne explores mental restriction; how to introduce forbidden foods and more.  Marianne is absolutely passionate about this area of work and you are going to learn so much from her. I hope that you enjoy it! To find out more about Marianne: - Website: http://www.drmariannemiller.com/ Eating Disorder Blog: https://www.drmariannemiller.com/blog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmariannemiller/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmariannemiller/ Membership program: https://www.drmariannemiller.com/binge-eating-101-class-1   This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html
10/8/202339 minutes, 2 seconds
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An Eating Disorder Recovery Tool: The MANTRA Flower

A Bite Size Episode. In this episode I talk about the MANTRA flower. MANTRA is an evidence based treatment for anorexia nervosa and created by the Maudsley Hospital in London. The MANTRA flower offers a tool to understand ANY eating disorder from a psychological perspective and helps you understand why you may feel stuck.   To find out more about MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults): https://mantraweb.co.uk/   This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html
10/4/202319 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to Feel Good Enough and Heal Yourself with Marisa Peer

This week, it's an old episode for you! One of my most downloaded conversations and one that I'm sure that you'll enjoy. Today I’m talking to Marisa Peer - internationally award-winning hypnotherapist and Creator of the Multi-award winning Rapid Transformational Therapy ® (RTT®)’. Marisa is the founder of iamenough.com; international best-selling author; motivational speaker; personal development expert and leading celebrity therapist. She is a major contributor to the press and has appeared on numerous TV shows and media outlets. In this episode, Marisa shares her story in becoming a therapist, starting out with Jane Fonda, as a personal trainer and how many of these clients had underlying eating disorders. She talks about the common negative beliefs we hold and how to overcome them, as well as trigger events and delving into the unconscious to bring about lasting change. Marisa also offers inspiration on improving your relationship with food and your body in a sustainable way. I’m hugely grateful to Marisa for sharing her wonderful insights and expertise. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Marisa Peer: www.marisapeer.com www.rtt.com www.iamenough.com twitter.com/MarisaPeer Instagram: @marisapeertherapy linkedin.com/in/marisa-peer/ https://www.facebook.com/marisa.peer.therapy/   This week's sponsor:  The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues - LAST CHANCE TO GET TICKETS! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
9/30/202337 minutes, 41 seconds
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When Your Smaller Clothes Don’t Fit in Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size Episode. In this podcast, I talk about how to manage your anxiety, well-being and body image when your smaller clothes no longer fit. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: - The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293     Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
9/27/202318 minutes, 39 seconds
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Using Positive Psychology as a Tool in Eating Disorder Recovery, with Elle Mace

Today, I’m talking to Elle Mace – Coach & Mentor, Master Practitioner in Eating disorders, obesity and body dysmorphia; Nutrition and weight management therapist as well as a life and positive psychology coach. Previously, Elle has worked as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor, having a passion for health and fitness. Elle is a returning guest to the Eating Disorder Therapist Podcast and if you’d like to hear about her recovery story, you can listen to her previous episode – link is in the show notes. In the past, Elle struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food and her body, this starting at the tender age of ten years old, when she received unwanted comments about her body.  Clearly, this had a huge impact on Elle’s body image and self-esteem, and she began to starve herself, and then understandably fell into binge eating. Then, over several years, she fell into destructive eating disorder cycles impacting her physical and mental wellbeing. Fast forward a few years, and Elle decided that ‘enough was enough’. She had to free herself from the food demons and fall back in love with her body and with herself. It wasn’t an easy journey. It took much strength, determination and self-care – and bravely moving away from the seductions of dieting. I’m pleased to say that today, Elle is in a very different place. She now uses her experience, qualifications and knowledge to help others heal their relationship with food, their bodies and ultimately themselves. She brings much passion and enthusiasm in her work in supporting others, after walking this path herself and knowing that real recovery is possible. In this episode, Elle talks about the use of positive psychology as a tool in eating disorder recovery. She talks affirmations, toxic positivity, body image, the conscious versus the unconscious mind and more. This is an episode to inspire hope and motivation on your healing journey and it will equip you with some practical tools to help you on the way. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Elle: https://www.ellemace.com/ Instagram: @iamellemace Previous episode with Elle: - https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/eating-disorder-and-body-dysmorphia-recovery-with-elle-mace/   This week's sponsor:  The Gastric Mindset Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/gastric-mindset/id1705974293   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957    
9/23/202335 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Stop Taking Laxatives in Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size episode. Many people with eating disorders struggle with laxative abuse. It's not talked about enough and there can be much shame associated with this. In the episode, I talk about why people fall into laxative abuse and consider strategies to reduce dependency and ultimately come off laxatives. If you've been dependent on laxatives for a while, you might want to get support from your GP in managing this and monitoring your physical health alongside.   This week's sponsor: - Elle Mace - https://www.ellemace.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
9/20/202315 minutes, 2 seconds
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Transforming Relationship with Food, Body Image and Self-Worth in Fitness, with Brian Keane (Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Best-selling Author)

Today, I am thrilled to have Brian Keane on my podcast. Brian is a Personal Trainer, Nutritionist & Best-selling Author. Over the past seven years, Brian has gone from working full time as a school teacher, to one of Ireland and the UK’s leading thought leaders on all things health, fitness and nutrition. Brian is the author of two bestselling books -  The Fitness Mindset and Rewire Your Mindset. On top of his ever-growing social media platforms, with over half a million followers, Brian also hosts one of the world’s top health podcasts which is regularly featured at number 1 on the iTunes Health Charts. He has spoken at major wellness events around the world such as Wellfest Ireland, Mefit Dubai and was a Keynote speaker at Google HQ in Dublin for their 2018 wellness event. Among his many fitness and athletic achievements Brian has transitioned from a professional fitness model to ultra endurance athlete running through the Sahara, the Arctic, and completing a 100 mile ultra marathon. This is an episode packed with so much value. Brian talks about his body building days and the impact on his relationship with food, self-worth and body image. He talks about how he transitioned to a much healthier place, sharing the skills, learning and understanding that helped him achieve this.  Brian talks about external validation and shifting towards true self-worth.  He shares his secrets on transitioning towards a better body image whilst still enjoying fitness goals. He talks about language and emotional relationship with food and more. You going to get so much from this episode. I hope that you enjoy it.   To find out more about Brian Keane: - Website: https://briankeanefitness.com/ Instagram: @brian_keane_fitness Podcast: https://briankeanefitness.com/podcast/ Books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Brian-Keane/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3ABrian+Keane   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
9/16/202346 minutes, 36 seconds
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5 Things You Need in Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size episode. Here I share thoughts about five things you need in eating disorder recovery.  Of course, you could expand well beyond this list, but I believe that these are particularly important in accelerating you forward on the healing journey. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: - Elle Mace - https://www.ellemace.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957
9/13/202327 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Eating Disorder Treatment at Shoreline ED Treatment Centre, California, with Dr. Sheena Gill

Today I’m talking to Dr Sheena Gill who is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist who has been working with eating disorders since 2014. She received both her masters and doctorate in psychology at Loma Linda University.  Dr. Sheena has experience working with diverse populations of adults, adolescents, and families at various levels of care including inpatient hospitalization, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and traditional outpatient. As a clinician, she takes an integrative therapeutic approach by utilizing client-centred and humanistic principles to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Family-Based Treatment (FBT) interventions. She prioritises developing a therapeutic relationship with clients and their families to help them reach their treatment goals. Dr. Sheena previously helped Shoreline (California based eating disorder treatment centre) develop their first residential treatment program and is currently the Clinical Director for Shoreline’s outpatient programs. She is passionate about promoting inclusive and culturally appropriate care for those who struggle with eating disorders and looks forward to being instrumental to the continued growth of Shoreline. In her free time, Dr. Sheena enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, and baking all kinds of goodies for her loved ones.  In the episode today, you’ll hear all about Shoreline’s therapeutic approach to supporting people with eating disorders, exploring the inpatient and outpatient programmes. Dr Sheena will talk about the ethos and mission of Shoreline with its individualised treatment approach and ‘all foods fit’ model. She’ll discuss different therapies used in treatment outlining how the deeper work is combined with symptom-based skills and behaviour change. You’ll get a real insight into Shoreline’s approach and the incredibly valuable work they are doing in supporting people to heal from eating disorders. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Dr Sheena and Shoreline Eating Disorder Centre:- Website: https://www.shorelineeatingdisorders.com/ Instagram: @shorelineeatingdisordercenter   This week’s sponsor: Elle Mace https://www.ellemace.com/   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957
9/10/202339 minutes, 42 seconds
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Addressing Recovery Fears, Letting Go of Over-Control and Leaning into Surrender - Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size episode. This podcast is all about addressing fear. Fears around your body changing, fears about how you might cope with unpredictable eating events, fear about what might happen if you don’t do a certain number of steps or weigh out your food. When you have an eating disorder, you are often trying to find a sense of control. Life feels unpredictable, scary and overwhelming. Control of your body or portions or macros or grams give a feeling of safety and certainty – at least temporarily.  But fundamentally, this doesn't work. Life becomes rigid and anxiety ridden. You end up feeling more out of control than ever. This episode explores letting go of over-control and leaning into the surrender of recovery.  I hope that you find it helpful.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957    
9/6/202316 minutes, 23 seconds
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What Really Helped in Anorexia Nervosa Recovery and Calling out Diet Culture in Education with Florence Taglight

Today I’m talking to Florence Taglight. Florence is a primary school teacher and mental health lead who has recovered from anorexia nervosa.  Florence has a unique perspective as she has been to treatment, in both the U.K and the U.S.A. Interestingly, the differences in treatment approach, aspects of culture and education shocked her and has led her to commit to making a difference in this field. Advocating for teacher and school eating disorders training is high on Florence’s to do list and she offers training sessions in schools to help adults learn about early signs and interventions.  Florence has three dogs who are her world and keep her grounded. She loves nothing more than drinking a coffee surrounded by her furry friends whilst battling diet-culture.  In the episode today, we’re going to explore Florence’s recovery journey – understanding her unique perspective of experiencing UK and USA treatment approaches in eating disorder recovery. And to acknowledge aspects of each approach which have helped/are helping her to continue along the healing road today. We’ll also delve into Florence’s education work in schools and understand how she is supporting adults to detect early signs of eating disorders and the guidance and support she is recommending in this work, based on her unique and valuable experiences. Florence is clearly passionate about the work she does. I know that this conversation is going to inspire and offer hope in challenging diet culture to everyone.   To find out more about Florence: Linked in https://www.linkedin.com/in/florence-taglight/ Instagram @growthnotgrades Email: - [email protected] Book recommendations ‘Fat Talk’ by Virginia Sole-Smith ‘Body Happy Kids’ by Molly Forbes   This week's sponsor: WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957    
9/3/202343 minutes, 28 seconds
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7 Tips to Body Confidence, When You’re Dreading the Next Social Event

A Bite Size episode. In this podcast, I explore what to do when you’re feeling anxious about socialising. Maybe you don’t know what to wear. You feel that nothing fits as you would like it to. You feel self-conscious that others will pass judgement or look at you. Maybe you’re on a recovery journey and your body has changed – you fear others noticing and feel under an intense spotlight. Although it’s sorely tempting to stay indoors, decline the invitation and watch Netflix in the safety of your four walls, this probably isn’t the optimal thing for your mental well-being and it will likely exacerbate the anxieties even more.  So what to do? Here are 7 tips to increase body confidence, get out of your head and feel better. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsors: Sabrina Magnan -  www.sabrinamagnan.com/bingechallenge WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
8/30/202320 minutes, 15 seconds
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Research into Male Therapists’ Experience in the Therapy Room, with Male Clients with Disordered Eating, with Maria Guiñazu

Today I have a returning guest to the podcast and I’m talking to Maria Guiñazu, a psychologist trained in Argentina and a qualified psychotherapist in the UK. She is based in Brighton. Maria’s approach intersects existential therapy and somatic psychology. She is passionate about looking at a wide variety of tools that might suit her clients towards growth, healing, transformation and embodied presence.  Maria’s work is focused on the relationship between body, emotions, thoughts and imagination. And for some clients, she uses creative writing, drawing or movement, as other tools to explore a world beyond verbal communication. Maria offers therapy in English and Spanish. At the moment, Maria is in her third year of her doctorate in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology. Her doctorate research is looking at the lived experience of male therapists working with male clients with disordered eating. In the podcast today, we do a deep dive into Maria’s research work exploring some male therapists’ experience of working with male clients with disordered eating. It’s a fascinating topic, where Maria talks about her inspiration for the work; how the male-experience of eating disorders can be very different from that of the female one; creating safe spaces for males to open-up about disordered eating without shame and embarrassment; body objectification, the influence of philosophical thought and more. Maria is absolutely passionate about her research and I know that you will be inspired and intrigued by everything she has to share here. So much value in this episode. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Maria:  Instagram: @maria.iggy Website: https://thetherapeuticspace.com/   Podcast episode with Jack Rose https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/gay-men-and-body-image-unrealistic-standards-steroids-porn-and-social-media-with-jack-rose/   This week's sponsors: Sabrina Magnan -  www.sabrinamagnan.com/bingechallenge WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
8/26/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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7 Signs that You’re an Empath and 5 Ways to Live Optimally in a Demanding and Overwhelming World

A Bite Size episode. Many people struggling with eating disorders are also empaths. This can be a super-power but also emotionally overwhelming and difficult to manage at times. The emotional cost can sometimes be managed through a food or a body image focus, as a maladaptive but understandable means of finding distraction, escape and control. In this episode, I explore 7 signs that may indicate that you're an empath and then 5 ways to live optimally in what-can-be a demanding and overwhelming world. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsors: Sabrina Magnan -  www.sabrinamagnan.com/bingechallenge WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
8/23/202323 minutes, 41 seconds
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Anorexia Nervosa - a Deep Exploration of Recovery, with Matthew Campling

Today I’m talking to Matthew Campling. Matthew has, throughout his career, combined writing with his therapeutic interests.  He has been working with clients since 1994, gaining a Diploma in client-centred therapy, a BA honours in client-centred therapy, and a Masters Degree in general psychotherapy.  He also has post-graduate qualifications in EI (Emotional Intelligence) and CBT for Anxiety and Depression. The start of Matthew's therapeutic journey was his own situation.  He had two breakdowns before he was 21, the second after having had anorexia nervosa for a couple of years.  Each time, having to put himself back together, with very little outside help (this was in South Africa during the apartheid era) he learned about the psyche.  His began putting this into practice working as an advice writer, agony uncle, for various publications. Then he became a therapist.  He's written three books on eating disorders, including Diary of A Male Anorexic, a memoir.  During lockdown Matthew published five novels on a variety of subjects.  He has also had 11 plays produced.  Recently he has been a member of The Pink Singers, London's LGBTQ+ community choir.  Matthew returned to working as a therapist six months ago, and as well as taking up more work with clients with eating disorders and other issues; he's also working with survivors of historical clerical abuse.   In the episode today, Matthew talks about his own recovery journey, exploring what helped and hindered this. He talks about finding the right kind of support; dealing with the eating disorder voice and gently questioning this;  avoiding over-control in treatment and how this can be hugely detrimental; the 12 Type Enneagram; leaning into your intuitive system, emotions and going within; writing books, including his memoir ' Diary of a Male Anorexic', and more. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To get in touch with Matthew: Website: - https://www.matthewcampling.com/ Email: - [email protected] Diary of a Male Anorexic (book) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diary-Male-Anorexic-Recovery-Apartheid/dp/1916180337   This week's sponsor: WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957
8/19/202347 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Minnesota Starvation Study and What We can Learn About Eating Disorders

A Bite Size episode. In this podcast, I talk about the Minnesota Starvation Study - it wouldn't be ethical today(!) but it remains one of the most profound and interesting scientific experiments to date. It is particularly helpful as a psycho-education tool for anyone suffering from an eating disorder.  I hope that you find it interesting. This week's sponsor: WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
8/16/202319 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Eating Disorder Therapy and Coaching, with Harriet Frew and Ciandra Birnbaum

Today is a conversation between me and Ciandra Birnbaum, the passionate and empathetic eating disorder recovery coach behind “Flourish with Ciandra”. Ciandra possesses a unique blend of personal experience and professional training, She helps individuals navigate the journey to recovery with understanding, resilience, and positivity. Overcoming her own struggles with an eating disorder, Ciandra embarked on a mission to inspire others to embrace their self-worth and transform their lives. With an innovative, compassionate, and holistic approach, Ciandra offers not just coaching, but also empowerment, guidance, and continuous support to those on the path of recovery. Her ultimate aim is to cultivate healthy body images, inspire self-love, and enable her clients to truly flourish. In the episode today, we do a deep dive into eating disorder therapy and coaching. We explore the benefits of each; how they can complement one another; we share our success stories; practical tools from the therapy and coaching room; we debunk myths; consider the long term benefits of accessing therapeutic support and more! I hope that you find it helpful.   To find out more about Ciandra: - Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/recovertoflourish_pod/. Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recover-to-flourish/id1636188619 Website: https://flourishwithciandra.com/   This week's sponsor: WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
8/12/202340 minutes, 42 seconds
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Control as Coping and Eating Disorders

A Bite Size episode. I think that it's a cliche to say that eating disorders are all about control. I guess it is a cliche for a good reason - an eating disorder can be a coping strategy and life-raft to cling to, when life throws its unpredictable turbulence at your door. In this podcast, I talk about an eating disorder as a coping strategy, exploring feeling in control and out-of-control and suggest different and more healthy ways of coping. I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
8/9/202316 minutes, 56 seconds
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9 Reasons WHY You’re Binge Eating and What to do About It

In this episode, I talk about 9 reasons why you might be binge eating, whilst sharing tips and strategies to deal with this. I explore busyness, restriction, alcohol, sleep, people pleasing, perfectionism, inner critic, catastrophising blips, and good and bad foods. Lots packed into this episode! I hope that you find it helpful.   This week's sponsor: WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957
8/5/202334 minutes, 17 seconds
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When Body Positivity Feels Too Much. How Can I Embrace Body Neutrality?

A Bite Size episode.  Trying to be body positive can often feel like an unattainable and unrealistic goal. However, body neutrality can offer a path towards body acceptance and greater peace. In this episode, I explore the difference between body positivity and body neutrality; I look at what body neutrality means and how to become more body neutral in your daily life. I hope that you enjoy the episode. This week's sponsor: WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
8/2/202322 minutes, 26 seconds
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Understanding Why you Might be in Patterns of Control, Neglect and Self-Sabotage Around Eating

This is a re-share of an old podcast episode that has proved to be very popular. Understanding why you might be in patterns of control, neglect and self-sabotage around your eating. Your early relationships in life will impact the way you care for yourself, the way you interact with others and also your relationship with food and your body. Patterns of over-control, conditional acceptance, emotional neglect or even abuse can all have a significant impact. In this episode, I talk about Reciprocal Roles, a tool used in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, to give you greater insight into understanding this. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   This week's sponsor: WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   http://www.weshape.com/freedom         Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
7/29/202325 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Whistle-Stop Tour of Eating Disorders

A Bite Size episode! In this episode, I do a whistle-stop tour of different eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder), Orthorexia and ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and talk about general disordered eating too. I hope that you find it helpful. Do visit the BEAT website for more comprehensive information about eating disorders. https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/   This week’s sponsor Dr Marianne Miller https://www.drmariannemiller.com/binge-eating-101-class-1 Use code: HARRIET for $20 USD discount   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
7/26/202333 minutes, 28 seconds
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All About Food and Eating: Mindset, Mood and the Physical Body Around your Menstrual Cycle, with Amber Romaniuk

Today I’m speaking to Amber Romaniuk who is a returning guest to the Eating Disorder Therapist Podcast. Amber is an Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating, self-care and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Her podcast “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” has a million downloads, over 400 episodes and is listened to, in over 88 countries. She was featured on TV Personality Whitney Port’s podcast and has also appeared on local TV 50 times in the last three years alone. Amber overcame her own emotional eating, after gaining and losing more than 1000 lbs and spending over $50,000 on binge foods and spending 5 years balancing her hormones and digestion. Now she helps others achieve Body Freedom™ so they have the confidence and health to create amazing lives. In this episode today, Amber is talking all about food and eating around your menstrual cycle – so apologies to any men listening, but hopefully you will benefit from this knowledge and pass this on to all the women in your life! Amber is going to explore increased appetite levels prior to the menstrual cycle and explain what creates this. She talks about how this can make women feel more vulnerable to using food about a week prior to their cycle. Amber goes on to explain how the mindset, mood and physical body all together create this effect and the kind of imbalances that can amplify it. A great topic and one we haven’t covered on the podcast before. Amber does a deep dive here and gives a multitude of tips and wisdom on how to find a more balanced place of harmony and healing, drawing on her own lived experience and through many years of supporting her clients. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Amber: - Website: https://amberapproved.ca/ The No Sugarcoating Podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast/gh Instagram: @amberromaniuk   This week's sponsor: WeShape - Katie Bramlett:   weshape.com/freedom   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
7/21/202352 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Embrace the Shades of Grey, When ’All or Nothing Thinking’ is Sabotaging Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size episode! It is incredibly common for people with eating disorders to struggle with 'all or nothing thinking'. This frequently leads to 'good phases' and the contrasting, wholly chaotic and distressing 'bad phases' and this approach doesn't support balanced mental and physical well-being. In this episode, I talk about 'all or nothing thinking'. I discuss the ways that it can be so detrimental in recovery and explore how to take steps towards embracing the grey, along with greater contentment and peace. I hope that you enjoy it.   This week's sponsor - Dr. Marianne Miller https://www.drmariannemiller.com/binge-eating-101-class-1  Use code HARRIET for $20 off.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
7/19/202325 minutes, 7 seconds
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An Incredible Journey of Parenting Two Daughters with Anorexia and a Mother’s Journey of Overhauling her own Dieting and Body Issues, with Kristi Koeter

Today, I’m talking to Kristi Koeter. Kristi is a former journalist and personal trainer, marketer, and now author, based in the Austin, Texas, area. Two of Kristi’s three children have had anorexia nervosa, and both completed Partial Hospitalisation Programs in the U.S. Her oldest daughter, now 19, has been stable in her recovery for several years, whilst her youngest, 14 years old, is still early in her recovery. When Kristi’s youngest daughter’s weight started dropping rapidly after she came out of treatment, Kristi knew that she needed to take more proactive action. She also ended up having to take a really hard look at herself; her own eating and body image issues. Using the Maudsley Method, and her daughter’s care team, this has really supported her daughter in transitioning in her recovery. In Kristi’s just-released, co-authored book called Show Your Work: Successful Women Share the Bumpy Roads to Their Biggest Wins, she discusses the realization that in order to help her youngest daughter recover from her eating disorder, she had to address her own years of disordered eating and overexercise. She is also writing Almost Sated on Substack, where she is chronicling her transition to intuitive eating and healthy movement. She knows that it’s possible for parents to help their children even if they are struggling with their own eating issues, but she has felt passionate about working on herself to support this whole process. When Kristi’s not writing, she is mountain biking, hiking, or spending time with my kids and new husband. So Kristi and her daughters are on an incredible journey. Kristi herself has had to do some extraordinarily difficult and challenging work in facing her own demons in this process, which she is doing wholeheartedly. I absolutely commend Kristi for her vulnerability and openness in talking about all of this. In the episode today, Kristi talks about: - What it’s like to have two children with anorexia, and how different the experience was with each of them Giving up dieting for the well-being of loved ones  Tips for parents making the transition to intuitive eating and healthy movement after a lifetime of dieting and exercise. So much value and inspiration here. I hope that you enjoy it. To find out more about Kristi: - Email: [email protected] Website: https://kristikoeter.com/ Linked in: www.linkedin.com/in/kristikoeter/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/kristikoeter/   This week's advert with Tracy Brown  www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html Online Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957
7/15/202345 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Limitations of Body Mass Index (BMI) - Eating Disorder Recovery and Wider Health

A Bite Size episode! The Body Mass Index (BMI) has rightly come under increased scrutiny in recent years. It is outdated, not relevant for many individuals and can actually encourage disordered eating behaviours and poor body image. However, it continues to be used in eating disorder recovery and as a general marker of health, albeit a weight-focused one. In this episode, I explore the history of BMI and its limitations, whilst discussing alternative markers of health.   This week’s sponsor Dr Marianne Miller https://www.drmariannemiller.com/binge-eating-101-class-1 Use code: HARRIET for $20 USD discount   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
7/12/202327 minutes, 29 seconds
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Somatic Healing and the Power of the Body/Mind Connection, with Lilia Bogoeva

Today I'm talking to Lilia Bogoeva. Lilia is a somatic practitioner of Myobeat somatic coaching, musician, and coach, who developed her mind-body practices after struggling with anorexia, bulimia, addiction, and depression. She is dedicated to teaching people how emotional trauma hurts your body and explores how to heal. She uses body-centred therapeutic practices to teach anyone struggling with emotional wounds how to deeply love your body and to make friends with your mind. In addition to her somatic coaching, Lilia is the front-woman of the metal band Karkaza, also a competitive powerlifter, and an animal lover! This makes her the expert on how to pursue physical performance goals while loving your body and keeping a healthy mindset about the various facets of life! In the episode today, we’re going to explore Lilia’s story of recovery from eating disorders, addiction and depression and how she navigated this path. Lilia is absolutely passionate about somatic and artistic practices and will be sharing how she used these in her own healing and now supports her clients with doing the same. She talks about the limitations of talking therapy and the value in coming back into the body. She shares her unique methods in how she supports her clients today. A fascinating episode. A truly inspiring woman. I hope that you enjoy it. Trigger warning: this episode contains some references to suicidal thoughts. Please take care of yourself.   To find out more about Lilia Bogoeva:- Website www.myobeatathletics.com   Upcoming podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lilia-bogoeva   Social Media  https://www.tiktok.com/@lilia_myobeat   https://www.youtube.com/@MyoBeat This week’s sponsor Amber Romaniuk – The No Sugar Coating Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-no-sugarcoating-podcast/id1158699464   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
7/8/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Writing ’Hungry Ghost’, an Experience of Eating Disorders in Chinese/American Communities and Being an Artist for Disney, with Victoria Ying

Today I am talking to Victoria Ying, Victoria is a critically acclaimed author and artist living in Los Angeles. She started her career in the arts by falling in love with comic books, this eventually turned into a career working in animation and graphic novels. She loves Japanese Curry, putting things in her shopping cart online and taking them out again and hanging out with her husband and furry friends. Her film credits include Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Paperman, Big Hero 6, and Moana. She is the illustrator on DC’s “Diana Princess of the Amazons” and the author and illustrator of “City of Secrets,” and the sequel “City of Illusion” in stores everywhere! Her upcoming graphic novel projects include the sequel to “Diana Princess of the Amazons” and a Young Adult debut “Hungry Ghost.”  This is a is a beautifully rendered exploration of a teenage girl’s life as she navigates grief, and her eating disorder, seeking self-acceptance, love, and the strength to find help. In the conversation today, we explore Victoria’s own eating disorder recovery journey and the things that helped her with this. We talk her fiction book and the themes explored throughout. Victoria shares books that were particularly helpful to her around fat activism and eating disorder recovery memoirs. She shares how much of her initial recovery journey was explored alone, rather than with support. She reflects on eating disorders in Chinese and other Asian/American communities and the impact of having immigrant parents, whilst being brought up in American culture and the isolation and confusion this can bring with the different perspectives. This is a fascinating episode; so much value and inspiration here. I hope that you enjoy it.   To find out more about Victoria: - Website: http://www.victoriaying.com IG: @victoriaying Twitter: @victoriaying   Book recommendations by Victoria: - Hunger by Roxane Gay Shrill by Lindy West Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jenette McCurdy  Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison   This week’s sponsor Amber Romaniuk – The No Sugar Coating Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-no-sugarcoating-podcast/id1158699464   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957
7/5/202335 minutes, 59 seconds
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5 Tips to STOP your Compare and Despair in Eating Disorder Recovery

In this episode, I share 5 tips on how to manage comparisons with others. You may be always noticing others who are thinner or have 'better' bodies. You may put others on pedestals. You may feel inferior or not good enough. I explore where comparisons are rooted; how to bring awareness to the habit of comparing; noticing where you are doing it and some strategies towards stopping! I hope that you enjoy it!   This week's advert with Tracy Brown  www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957
7/1/202321 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to Build a Happy Relationship with Food, with Marcelle Rose Nutrition

Today I am talking to Marcelle Rose, founder of Marcelle Rose Nutrition. Marcelle specialises in helping women beat binge eating, bulimia, emotional eating and yo-yo dieting so they can make peace with their body and heal their relationship with food. She acknowledges that for many women that this is a transformational experience, so they can reclaim their life. Marcelle is a BANT registered nutritionist and health coach with specialist training in eating disorders and behaviour change, being a Master Practitioner from the NCFED, plus having undertaken further training in Socratic Questioning for ED’s and body image. In the episode today, we explore Marcelle’s journey into this work and what inspired her to walk this road. She then talks about how you can build a happy relationship with food and why it is so helpful to foster this happy relationship with food and our bodies. Marcelle explores normal eating versus disordered eating. She talks about how you can reconnect with your appetite cues and how nutritional therapy can help you if you’re struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating. Marcelle also explores the role of diet culture, wellness, beauty and the fitness industry in all of this and how this can all impact on mindset, beliefs about food and dieting, body image and self-worth. So much packed into this conversation. I hope that you enjoy it.   To find out more about Marcelle Rose Nutrition: -  Website: -http://marcellerosenutrition.co.uk/. Free Ebook Download: ‘What the diet industry doesn’t want you to know!’ https://www.subscribepage.com/weightlossmythsexposed The FOOD FREEDOM COLLECTIVE free Facebook community Supporting women to find peace with their body & build a happy relationship with food https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefoodfreedomcollectivewithmarcellerose Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/marcellerosenutrition Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marcellerosenutrition/   This week’s sponsor Amber Romaniuk – The No Sugar Coating Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-no-sugarcoating-podcast/id1158699464   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
6/28/202341 minutes, 27 seconds
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When You’re Dealing with Food Intolerance or Health Issues and an Eating Disorder. How to Manage This.

The Bite Size episode is out today and my guest episode will be coming on Wednesday! Apologies for the change. In this podcast, I talk about how to deal with food intolerances or being told that you have to reduce your food intake in someway AND you are also struggling with an eating disorder. This is challenging! I suggest some tips for coping. I hope that you find it helpful. Do let me know further tips if you have them. Thank you!   This week's advert with Tracy Brown  www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957    
6/24/202319 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dealing with Feeling Full in Eating Disorder Recovery

Officially a Bite Size episode, but actually quite long! I talk about how to cope with feeling full and tips to practice in this relearning this process. I talk about the necessary steps to help with this: - managing hunger, breaking out of cycles of overeating or restriction, regular eating and stablising blood sugar, mindful eating and more. I hope that you find it helpful.   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
6/21/202338 minutes, 51 seconds
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Going ’All-In’ in Recovery from Anorexia, Orthorexia and Exercise Addiction, with Julia Trehane

Today I’m talking with Julia Trehane who is an anorexia, orthorexia and compulsive exercise recovery coach. Julia has overcome 40 years gripped by eating disorders and is now passionate about instilling hope for change in others. Julia Trehane is a podcast host, eating disorder coach, food freedom advocate and anti-diet culture campaigner.  Julia uses her wealth of scientific understanding, applied with a huge amount of love to help people all around the world to break free from eating disorders and love themselves once more. Having survived 40 years of anorexia, orthorexia and exercise addiction, Julia has a deep understanding of how it feels to be gripped by food prison, how the mind processes information in an eating disorder and how to re-wire our thoughts to break free and return to freedom forever.  If you’re feeling lost, stuck and hopeless, living in the depths of an eating disorder, this is definitely an episode for you. Julia shares about her long and arduous battle with eating disorders, describing how she hit rock bottom in the pandemic and experienced some incredibly dark times. She shares with great vulnerability and openness about how she turned things around and began healing. Julia talks about going ‘all-in’ in recovery, in all senses of the word by embracing restriction, exercise, perfectionism, rigid routines and deep-rooted fear about life. You will be encouraged, supported and inspired by what is possible. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Julia: - Website:             https://juliatrehane.com/ Email:                 [email protected] Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/juliatrehane/                             @juliatrehane Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090553513117 YouTube:           https://youtube.com/@juliatrehane Podcast:             https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/julia-trehane                             “Fly to Freedom” podcast available on most podcast platforms   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
6/17/202340 minutes, 45 seconds
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Getting Started on an Eating Disorder Recovery Journey

In this episode, I explore getting started on the recovery road. It can be daunting and overwhelming to even think about acknowledging the existence of an eating problem to yourself, let alone taking steps to manage it. I talk you through some initial steps to support you and offer the opportunity to understand food issues from a psychological perspective. I hope that you find it helpful. Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957
6/14/202339 minutes, 37 seconds
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Understanding More About the Psychology of Eating Disorders

People that develop eating disorders tend to be sensitive souls, who feel their feelings very deeply. Ultimately this is a super-power and means that individuals are hugely empathetic, kind and compassionate beings. But it also means that the world can feel overwhelming and tricky to navigate at times. It can exacerbate issues with low self-esteem, people pleasing, perfectionism and in managing emotions. In this episode, I focus in on pleasing and perfectionist traits to hopefully help those with eating disorders feel better understood and to offer carers and loved ones further insight. Of course, I am generalising in this episode and every person’s experience is unique, so if you don’t relate, trust your inner wisdom and your own path. I hope that you enjoy the episode. Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957  
6/10/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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Shedding Shame and Eating Disorders

A Bite Size episode. Underneath an eating disorder is often a deep sense of shame. In this episode, I explore shame, with the loneliness and isolation that accompanies it. I talk about the perceived envy and sense of competition you might feel from others and the associated shame with this. I normalise shame as a universal feeling that we all experience, and explore strategies to overcome it. I hope that you enjoy the episode. Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957
6/7/202322 minutes, 16 seconds
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It’s Not About Food, It’s About Feelings

This episode was released in 2021 and has been one of my most popular downloads, so I thought that I would share it again, whilst I head off for few days holiday. I’m talking about food and feelings. I explore how our early relationship with food develops, the emotional environment at home and how this all intertwines to influence the food and feelings connection. I explain how you can begin to tune into your emotions and find healthier ways of coping, rather than restricting or overeating. I hope that you enjoy this episode. This week's sponsor - Amber Romaniuk's program Sign up for Body Freedom Unleashed - the most powerful 7-month group program to overcome binge or emotional eating and use code TRANSFORM at checkout by June 11th for an extra $150 off the early bird price! https://amber-romaniuk.mykajabi.com/body-freedom-unleashed   Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  
6/3/202326 minutes, 31 seconds
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Competition and Comparison with Others and Eating Disorders

A Bite Size episode exploring comparisons and competitiveness in people with eating disorders. It’s very common that people with eating disorders can feel competitive with one another. Eating disorders are very destructive illnesses and you can almost feel that you are never sick enough. I think the competitive/comparing phenomenon is also rife in daily life with social media etc. It is easy to look sideways and to notice what others are doing/having and feeling a lack. You compare yourself and then you don’t feel good enough. In this episode, I dive into how to manage this. I explore ways to interrupt the competitive mindset and also to look deeper into what lies underneath. Often, envy and jealousy of others can indicate our own unmet needs and give an entry point to considering personal wants and desires. I hope that you find this helpful. Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  
5/31/202319 minutes, 48 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Managing Eating, The ED Voice, Thoughts on Diaries, Body Image and Finding your Voice with Scarlett O’Connor

Today I’m talking to Scarlett O Connor (BSc EFTi EFTMRA), an accredited and experienced Emotional Freedom Technique Therapist who works with clients in recovery from eating disorders. Scarlett has been on her own healing journey, after suffering for over 25 years with eating disorders. She now is passionate about supporting others with healing and inspiring hope for recovery. In this conversation, we explore Scarlett’s healing journey from different eating disorders. Scarlett shares her unique approach and reflects on helpful and less helpful support that she received on her own healing. She talks about dealing with food and eating more; the eating disorder voice; looking at the eating disorder in its present context and function, rather than getting lost in the past; her dislike of food diaries; finding the ‘grey’ rather than an ‘all or nothing’ mindset; dealing with feelings that emerge in recovery; thoughts on body image and finding your voice and self-acceptance. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Scarlett: - https://www.linkedin.com/in/scarlett-o%E2%80%99connor-53ba3a265 https://scarlettoconnor.coach/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090001192996 https://instagram.com/scarletts__butterfly_steps?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==   Harriet Frew's current offers: - Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html   London Event - Inspiring Prevention of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-prevention-of-eating-disorders-and-body-image-issues-tickets-601388086957    
5/27/202334 minutes, 33 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Rumination Syndrome

A Bite Size episode. What is rumination syndrome? A deep dive into signs and symptoms and how it can become intertwined with an eating disorder. A listener shares her experiences and consider treatments available. I hope that you enjoy it. Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  
5/24/202315 minutes, 58 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Autism and Eating Disorders, with Ryan Althaus

Today I’m talking to Ryan Althaus from Santa Cruz, California - a 39 year old eating disorder survivor on his own recovery journey. He runs a non-profit program (an inclusivity project based around uniting diverse groups with disabilities through art and recreation). You can check this out at www.sweatysheep.com Ryan has a diagnosis of autism and is passionate about educating and raising awareness of eating disorder concerns that can go alongside this. He is an ex professional marathon runner and semi-professional Ironman Triathlete.  Ryan is also an ordained minister of the National Presbyterian Church USA in charge of mental health awareness throughout the SF Bay region. And is this wasn’t enough, he is additionally a certified Yoga Instructor and Certified Psychiatric Chaplain.  Ryan also hosts a a bi-weekly radio show on Mental Health called "The Kooky Side of Crazy". He has also authored several children’s books and has recently published a new book ‘From Emaciated to Emancipated talking all about his recovery journey’ and has another book coming out later this year.  Ryan has struggled with eating disorders and exercise addiction since childhood, then having health issues prior to Covid, sent him into an intense eating disorder relapse. He has also had relatively recent diagnosis of autism, which has helped shed light and understanding into some aspects about his relationship with food and exercise. In the episode today, we’re going to hear all about Ryan’s eating disorder recovery journey with the ups and downs of this. We do a deep dive into understanding Ryan’s perspective of living with autism and an eating disorder, this being an area that still needs far greater understanding and insight.  I hope that you enjoy it. To find out more or get in touch with Ryan: - Website: https://www.thesurfingmango.com/   Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html          
5/21/202342 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why Can’t I Change? When You’re Feeling Stuck on the Recovery Road. 3 Tips to Support You.

A Bite Size episode. Another question this week from a lovely listener. Thank you so much. My listener is feeling stuck in recovery. She has been given a meal plan from her Team and in theory, she wants to implement it and take recovery steps forward. However, putting this into practice is proving frustrating and difficult.  Here I offer 3 tips to support change when you're feeling ambivalent or stuck. I hope that you find it helpful. Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html    
5/16/202325 minutes, 6 seconds
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Social Media and Eating Disorders. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly with returning guest, Brooke Carlson

Today I’m talking to Brooke Carlson, an eating disorder therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor, working primarily with adolescents and young adults and based in Minnesota, USA. Brooke has worked for a nationwide eating disorder treatment centre for three years called The Emily Program. Brooke was an outpatient therapist and partial hospitalisation program coordinator during that time,  while also running a recovery support group. Prior to this, Brooke worked at a university counselling centre, where she  found her passion for working with students with eating disorders  Brooke now works in private practice as an eating disorder expert and sees clients all day with the hope of creating an Intensive Outpatient Programme in the future. She is also an eating disorder ambassador for the state where she helps with social media and petitioning for congress, and legislation for more resources and care for eating disorders in the state. Brooke has never personally suffered with an eating disorder, however she has struggled with her own disordered eating and body image distress. She brings this experience with compassion and understanding to her therapy work.  In this episode today, Brooke is talks about the relationship between eating disorders and social media – discussing both the positive and helpful aspects in ed recovery; whilst also dissecting the toxicity and harm which social media can also cause. She explores how to use social media helpfully and in an intentional and thoughtful way to safeguard your mental wellbeing. She also explores way to diversify your engagement, posting versus scrolling, dealing with comments from others and lots more. Brooke’s previous episode on the podcast has proved to be extremely popular, when she talked about over-exercise and eds in athletes. I know you’re going to enjoy this one too. Let’s get to the conversation. Contact details for Brooke: - https://allintherapyclinic.com/team/brooke-carlson/ ALL IN Therapy Clinic 1800 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55305 651-271-1665 [email protected]   Bite Size Eating Disorder Therapy Membership - £5 per month https://www.patreon.com/theeatingdisordertherapist   Online 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course with Harriet Frew - 50% off with code FREEDOMISPOSSIBLE https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/online-courses.html  
5/13/202343 minutes, 34 seconds
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5 Ways to Deal with a Mother Entrenched in Diet Culture, When you are Working on your own Eating Disorder Recovery

Another Bite-Size episode. This week I'm talking about how to deal with a mother (or any parent) who is encouraging dieting or weight loss practices (basically being entrenched in diet culture), when you are working on your own eating disorder recovery.  I offer 5 tips to deal with this. I hope that you enjoy the episode.  
5/10/202321 minutes, 21 seconds
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My First Experience of HYROX and Navigating a Healthy Relationship with Movement

In this week's episode, I talk about my first experience of HYROX with my friend, Jayne Hartley. I tell you about our day out together and navigating the highs and lows of this! I explore how I have a healthy relationship with movement after recovering from an eating disorder and offer tips on how you can achieve this too. This episode will particularly reasonate with you, if you struggle from an all-or-nothing relationship with exercise, moving between compulsive exercise patterns or maybe avoiding movement altogether. I hope that you enjoy it!     This week's sponsor:  Amber Romaniuk Website: https://amberapproved.ca/ Links for MasterMind https://amberapproved.ca/online-programs https://amber-romaniuk.mykajabi.com/triggers-Mastermind    
5/6/202336 minutes, 41 seconds
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7 Tips on Navigating Sexual Desire, Intimacy and Connection in Eating Disorder Recovery

Another Bite Size episode! When you are suffering with an eating disorder, your desire, libido and want for intimate connection can all diminish significantly. This can be hugely problematic for your romantic relationship and can bring frustration and discontent on both sides. In this episode, I firstly explore the impact of an eating disorder on your body, both physically and mentally. I then consider 7 tips to help you re-establish desire and intimacy with your partner, and to navigate the inevitable road bumps in dealing with body image and self-worth along the way. I hope that you find this helpful.
5/3/202322 minutes, 14 seconds
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Slaying Monsters, Dodging Doughnuts - A Mother’s Journey in Supporting her Daughter through Anorexia Recovery, with Emma Carter

Today I’m talking to Emma Carter – author, mother, emotional coach and therapist. Emma was born in a small town in South Wales and now lives in Derbyshire with her two children, a cat who likes nothing more than jumping on her laptop when she is working, and her scruffy but adorable dog who melts everyone’s heart. Emma has always been passionate about helping others, which led her into a career in healthcare. Continuously searching for solutions to help her daughter, who was suffering from anorexia nervosa, she has completed several courses and gained a better understanding of mental health illnesses and eating disorders. This ignited a fire in her belly to make a difference and she is now a trained emotional coach and therapist. By listening to other parents and carers, Emma saw a need to share her story by writing a book – Slaying Monsters, Dodging Doughtnuts. Writing this book has been a cathartic way to help her deal with her daughter developing anorexia and she hopes that it will offer support to others on the same path. Emma admits to being a fan of Welsh rugby and loves watching matches with her family, particularly if they win. When she is not writing or supporting her daughter, she enjoys spending time outdoors, walking her dog and taking photographs. In the episode today, you’ll hear all about Emma’s ongoing journey in supporting her daughter through anorexia nervosa. Emma shares openly her coping strategies for staying sane. She talks about mistakes she’s made and what has helped most. This is an incredible conversation and will be hugely inspiring and supportive for anyone listening who is supporting someone with an eating disorder.  I hope that you find it helpful. To get in touch with Emma or buy her book: - https://emmacarter.co.uk/  
4/29/202354 minutes, 48 seconds
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Living with a Long Term Eating Disorder. 6 Tips for Coping and Overcoming this

This episode is all about living with a long-term/chronic eating disorder. Caroline Drummond-Smith has contributed to this, having lived-experience, and making a full recovery from anorexia, following several decades of suffering. Recovery is possible at any point. Never give up hope. I hope that this episode offers you some inspiration and motivation for change. Information about the contributor, Caroline Drummond-Smith, (Zest Health Coaching) Instagram @zesthealthcoaching Website: https://www.zesthealthcoaching.co.uk/  
4/26/202326 minutes, 17 seconds
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From Six Pack Abs and Weight Loss, to Movement and Mental Wellbeing, with Katie Bramlett (WeShape)

Today I’m talking to Katie Bramlett. Katie and her husband started WeShape – a movement-based fitness product, inspired with the intention of advocating for people to stop focusing on the number on the scale and instead put their energy and efforts towards something more meaningful. Katie had worked previously in the more traditional fitness space and had built a very successful business promoting six-pack abs and weight loss. However, something didn’t feel right. Although Katie was outwardly successful, earning money and being ‘healthy’, deep down, she felt out of balance with her deepest values. Katie too the brave decision to step away from her thriving business. She felt pulled towards authenticity, meaningful movement and a broader picture of wellbeing, health and self-worth. Weshape’s entire product is rooted in intention, movement, community, and beliefs. Katie has a passion for bringing awareness to the toxic expectations placed on people in the fitness industry and believes that if we all unsubscribe to these messages, we can pave a new path that's rooted in self-acceptance, care, and kindness. In this episode today, you’ll hear about Katie’s story from traditional fitness into something more meaningful. We’re going to talk how to defeat and break down toxic weight loss culture, particularly looking at the fitness industry. Katie is going to talk about how to stop living in a constant state of vanity and body preoccupation. She is going to explore the steps we can take to move towards true connection with the self and finding happiness and self-love. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Katie and WeShape: - Social media channels and podcast: @weshape @weshapepodcast  This week's sponsor: Altum Health https://www.altumhealth.co.uk/  
4/22/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Stop Calorie Counting, Tracking and Obsessing Over Every Gram of Food

A Bite Size episode that has ended up being not very Bite Size!! All about moving away from tracking, counting calories and obsessing over every gram of food. This episode explores practical tips but also looks at the deeper issues that may be blocking change. I hope that you enjoy it.
4/19/202352 minutes, 38 seconds
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5 Ways Towards Understanding and Interrupting your Binge Eating

Today is an old episode that I am sharing with you again. This episode is about binge eating - a behaviour that can be seen across all the eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and OSFED). I see a binge as an end point coping strategy, following a series of cumulative triggers, which are often out of awareness. The binge can offer relief, escape, numbing, fleeting euphoria and more. Of course, these impacts are short lasting and lead to detrimental impacts on mental and physical well-being.  I talk about 5 ways to understand your binge eating better and how to begin to change this.  I explore dietary restraint, physical and mental restriction, regular eating, self-soothing and self-care, body image, low mood and developing deeper awareness of your thoughts and feelings.This episode will support you in understanding and unpacking your binge eating, to empower you to take the first steps towards change. I hope that you enjoy it.   This episode is brought to you by Altum Health - https://www.altumhealth.co.uk/  
4/15/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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Help! How can I Support my Child to Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food?

A Bite Size episode. It can feel like an insurmountable task to ‘get it right’ with your child in helping them to develop a healthy body image and balanced eating habits. On the one hand, we hear daily scaremongering news of the dangers of your child becoming overweight or eating too much sugar. Simultaneously, we are also terrified of our child developing an eating disorder and becoming too thin or disordered eating habits.  The culture and environment do not support our efforts, with tasty, processed food available in abundance, whilst we at the same time we continue to be bombarded by perfect social-media images. This discrepancy alone creates an unhelpful backdrop for trying to develop healthy attitudes towards body image and eating.   In this episode, I explore some ways to support your child through all of this. I hope that you find it helpful
4/12/202323 minutes, 16 seconds
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Gay Men and Body Image, Unrealistic Standards, Steroids, Porn and Social Media, with Jack Rose

Today I’m talking to Jack Rose, a 25 year old, gay man who is a trainee therapist in Integrative Therapy at Bangor University in Wales. He is currently living in Manchester, a city with a large LGBT population.. Jack previously graduated with a 2:1 in Psychology, with counselling and psychotherapy from Manchester metropolitan University.  Jack’s undergraduate research was focused on gay men’s perception of self (body image) and the influence that porn plays on formation and maintenance of body image among gay men. This was a qualitative study that was analysed using thematic analysis.  In the episode today, Jack shares insights into understanding and improving awareness of body image concerns amongst gay men. He talks about unrealistic body standards and the pressures felt in this population. Jack talks about his own journey and what has motivated him to delve deeply into this area of work. He talks about the impact of porn, social media, steroid use and education (or lack of).  He shares about his current research exploring specifically  LGBT perceptions of their therapist and if they perceive them as more competent if they share a sexuality. It’s a fascinating conversation and I hope that you find it helpful. To find out more about Jack: - Facebook Jackrose Twitter @itsjackrose Tiktok @jackofalltrades911
4/8/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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Living with Chronic Illness and an Eating Disorder - Tips for Coping

A Bite Size episode. A question this week from a listener, all about living with chronic illness and an eating disorder. This episode has mainly been created by my listener, Lauren. She shares the grief in coming to terms with the limitations imposed on her life through illness, and moving to find her own acceptance and peace. I hope that you find it helpful.
4/5/202320 minutes, 37 seconds
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Muscle Dysmorphia, Disordered Eating and Exercise Addiction, with George Mycock (MyoMinds)

Today, I’m talking to George Mycock, the founder of MyoMinds, the mental health platform that works to improve knowledge and awareness of exerciser mental health. George is also a PhD researcher focusing on men’s experiences with muscularity-oriented issues like muscle dysmorphia, disordered eating and exercise addiction, and has delivered presentations on these topics to a range of audiences. George also brings a lived experience perspective, having experienced muscle dysmorphia and associated behaviours for a number of years. In the podcast today, George talks about his own journey in navigating through these issues. He explores muscularity orientated issues in men and the link between masculinity and these behaviours. George talks about how the fitness community can feed into poor help-seeking behaviour for distress associated with these concerns. He also explains the link between muscle dysmorphia and suicidal ideation. Currently, if you are suffering, then getting help for these concerns is challenging. George discusses the need for radical change in this area. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about George and MyoMinds: - Website: https://www.myominds.com/ Instagram: @myo_minds      
3/31/202343 minutes, 38 seconds
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5 Ways to Support Yourself, When You’re on a Waiting List for Eating Disorder Therapy

A Bite-Size episode. All about how to cope with managing symptoms and holding onto hope, whilst you are on a very long waiting list, for eating disorder therapy. Although eating disorder support provision has improved significantly in recent years, many NHS services (UK reference) are still under-resourced, and it can be a post-code lottery, as to whether you can access the treatment you need. In this episode, I explore 5 ways to support and encourage yourself along, whilst in this difficult phase of waiting. I hope that you find it helpful.
3/29/202322 minutes, 4 seconds
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Supporting Clients in Eating Disorder Recovery - Nutrition, Gut Issues and Intuitive Eating, with Adrien Paczosa

Today I’m talking to Adrien Paczosa from Texas, the founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Nourish - a national tele-nutrition company with all anti-diet dietitians. Adrien is also a Business Strategist and Coach for and helps private practice owners and and dietitians build their businesses. Adrien has over 20+ years of working with clients on their recovery and food freedom journey and is passionate about these issues. In the show today, Adrien talks about her new venture, in making nutritional/dietetic support available to every corner of the USA. She explores gastro-intestinal issues in recovery and how these might need addressing before stepping into an Intuitive Eating place. Adrien also shares her radical thinking about how to change diet culture and create an environment that promotes health for each individual, rather than a weight-focused approach. She also explores creating better access to care, for those seeking recovery. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more information about Adrien/Nourish:- Website: https://www.usenourish.com/ Instagram: @usenourish
3/26/202334 minutes, 47 seconds
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When it Feels Challenging to Eat a ’Proper Meal’ in Eating Disorder Recovery

A Bite Size episode. In eating disorder recovery, for some people it can feel incredibly challenging to have permission to eat a full meal.  You might be worried about breaking your food rules or that your eating habits will be judged by others. In this episode, I dive into the problems around this and give some thoughts on how to challenge faulty habits using thought challenging, exploring underlying beliefs and behavioural experiments. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
3/22/202319 minutes, 48 seconds
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Eating Disorders - Navigating Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Natal Challenges

Pregnancy, birth and the months after you’ve birthed your baby can be incredibly magical, and also incredibly challenging times. If you have an eating disorder you may struggle with the changes in your body and appetite. If you’ve previously struggled with an eating disorder, you can be vulnerable to relapse during the prenatal and postpartum periods. Some people who have not struggled previously with disordered eating, may also find this to be a triggering time with all the physical and emotional changes. Having said this, some people also find that these times helped them with a shift in body image, with a change in values and perspective. There is no right way to cope and you probably won’t know how you’ll fare with all of this, until you in the situation. In this episode, I explore the challenges of navigating these phases, when you are struggling with an eating disorder and offer some tips on getting through. I hope that you enjoy the episode.  
3/18/202332 minutes, 6 seconds
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An Exploration into Food Rituals and Eating Disorders

Many of us have food rituals in the way that we shop, prepare, store, cook, present and eat our meals. Mainly, these habits or rituals are likely harmless and can in fact be comforting and beneficial. But sometimes, rituals become compulsive or a way to avoid or hide deeper issues. If you feel compelled to carry out your food rituals, otherwise experiencing high anxiety or distress. Or if you are avoiding social situations and if your diet has become very imbalanced due to rituals - these are signs it could be time to reflect with curiosity and compassion about the function of them. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
3/15/202317 minutes
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A Deep Dive into Binge Eating with Dr Marianne Miller

Today, I’m talking to Dr. Marianne Miller (all the way from San Diego) who has been in the mental health field for 26 years and has specialised in eating disorders for the last 11 years. Marianne was a full-time academic for 12 years and had a part-time eating disorder practice for much of that time (until she left the university) and went into private practice full-time in 2018. Dr. Marianne loves working with eating disorders as a therapist and a coach. She takes a non-diet, feminist approach that helps people of all genders live empowered, authentic lives. She embraces the Health at Every Size model and is LGBTQIAA+ affirming. Dr. Marianne recently launched the Inevitable Binge Eating Recovery online program. It helps high-achieving professionals regain their mental and emotional energy by shifting their relationship with food to be fully present in their life. In this episode today, you’re going to hear more about Marianne’s own journey into this work and to begin to explore some of the tools and strategies that she uses in supporting her clients with overcoming binge eating. Marianne is absolutely passionate about this area of work and you are going to learn so much from her. It’s a slightly shorter episode but Marianne will be back on the podcast later this year to impart more of her wisdom! I hope that you enjoy it! To find out more about Marianne: - Website: http://www.drmariannemiller.com/ Eating Disorder Blog: https://www.drmariannemiller.com/blog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmariannemiller/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmariannemiller/  
3/12/202328 minutes, 31 seconds
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Are You Constantly Craving Sugar?

Another Bite Size episode today!  If you are constantly struggling with sugar cravings, then this one is for you.  And it can be such a common phenomenon in eating disorder recovery. As a passionate Intuitive Eating advocate, I am certainly not anti-sugar by any means and I enjoy sugar consumption (to a degree!) daily. However, if you are feeling 'out of control' around sugar, this episode will give you some thoughts on how to change your relationship with this.   I hope that you enjoy it!
3/8/202323 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Deep Dive into ’All or Nothing Thinking’, with Amber Romaniuk (Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert)

Today I’m speaking to Amber Romaniuk who is a returning guest to the Eating Disorder Therapist Podcast. Amber is an Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating, self-care and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Her podcast “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” has a million downloads, over 300 episodes and is listened to, in over 88 countries. She was featured on TV Personality Whitney Port’s podcast and has also appeared on local TV 50 times in the last three years alone. Amber overcame her own emotional eating, after gaining and losing more than 1000 lbs and spending over $50,000 on binge foods and spending 5 years balancing her hormones and digestion. Now she helps others achieve Body Freedom™ so they have the confidence and health to create amazing lives. In this episode, Amber explores all or nothing approaches to food, life, work, relationships and more. Many of us can identify with an ‘all or nothing’ approach to life. Maybe you’re wondering about the impact of your genetics or environment and understanding why you’re an all or nothing person. Maybe you’re feeling that it’s impossible to change and you are resigned to live like this? Amber does a deep dive into this topic and gives a multitude of tips and wisdom on how to find a more balanced place of harmony and healing for everyone, drawing on her own lived experience and through many years of supporting her clients. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Amber: - Website: https://amberapproved.ca/ The No Sugarcoating Podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast/gh Instagram: @amberromaniuk This week's sponsor: Tracy Brown and Associates www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started
3/4/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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About Atypical Anorexia Nervosa

A Bite-Size episode talking about 'atypical anorexia nervosa'. If you are in a larger body, overweight or normal weight and restricting food heavily, you may have this diagnosis. In our diet-culture world, you may not even realise that you have an eating disorder, if you are not underweight. People who are underweight and then demonstrate ed behaviours often attract concern and worry from others. Whereas, if you are in a larger body, you will be praised for weight loss, even if your life is consumed with food 24/7 and you are struggling physically and mentally. If you recognise yourself here, do reach out for help. You are absolutely worthy of support. 85% of people with eating disorders are not underweight.
3/1/202311 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fried Eggs, Guilty Pleasures, Food Language, Weight Restoration, BMI and More with Anne Richardson

Today I have a returning guest to the podcast – Anne Richardson – of Crunch Nutrition (@theeatingdisordernutritionist on IG) and soon to be The Eating Disorder Nutritionist on the web! Anne is a registered nutritional therapist, and she blends nutrition with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help people have a better relationship with food and their bodies. Anne has a special interest in disordered eating having walked her own eating disorder recovery journey. She works with people who restrict physically and/or mentally, and this can mean people suffering from anorexia, orthorexia, OSFED but also bulimia. Anne grew up in France and has a passion for food and is dedicated to helping people become more relaxed with their diets. She believes that, although nutrition is a science, we shouldn’t eat scientifically. She believes many of us have lost our way with food and that this is impacting on not only our physical health but also our mental well-being. Anne is a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT). She is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). In our conversation, Anne talks recovery tips and skills, particularly if you are trying to manage weight restoration and heal. She also explores the use of words in relation to food, as words have incredible power and the language we use around food has the potential to help or hinder us. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Anne: - Instagram: @theeatingdisordernutritionist New website: www.theeatingdisordernutritionist.co.uk Website: www.crunchnutrition.co.uk This week's sponsor:  Tracy Brown and Associates www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started    
2/25/202341 minutes, 50 seconds
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Exploring Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment versus Outpatient Support

Another Bite-Size episode. I explore a listener's question about whether to opt into a voluntarily inpatient admission for eating disorder treatment versus outpatient support. I share my thoughts on this. If you are in the same boat, I encourage you to talk this through with your professional team. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
2/22/202313 minutes, 47 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Dance, Perfectionism, Body Image and Healing Trauma, with Joelle Rabow Maletis

Today I’m talking to Joelle Rabow Maletis, MAEd, MA, LMFT,who is a licensed clinical psychotherapist, TED-Ed speaker/author – on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, CEO, trauma expert, and podcast host for Switch! as well as Bipolar Girl. Joelle’s initial passion was dance, training as a ballet dancer, immersed within the dance world for over 20 years. She had a career-ending injury and decided that therapy would be an interesting profession, particularly after finding it to be an invaluable tool in navigating her own mental health struggles, including eating disorders, perfectionism, dealing with trauma and body image. Joelle fell in love with psychology: it helped her understand her internal world better and guided her to make life-long changes necessary to thrive, rather than simply surviving. Joelle felt called to work with trauma and began working with broad spectrum eating disorders, trauma and eventually military psychology. Becoming a psychotherapist became as much of  a love as being a dancer for Joelle.  Her therapy practice was started to help others discover their hopes, dreams, and abilities to thrive through adversity. This led her to mentoring as well as teaching students, interns and associates  to do the same. Joelle’s ongoing goal is to teach thriving through adversity! Joelle is a native Californian and adores spending time with her family – partner, two children and pets, Cleo and Madeira. Outside of the office, she enjoys all adventures, especially being an avid skier! When not working, Joelle loves traveling, sports, cooking, baking, running, biking, hiking, reading, writing and watching women’s soccer! In the episode today, you’ll hear about Joelle’s recovery story, and the pressures of the dance world around body image and perfectionism. Joelle shares candidly about her experiences of therapy; her resistance to change at different points and what truly helped her heal. She also explores an eating disorder as a psychological coping strategy and the importance of creating safety and alternative ways of soothing, to allow healing. Joelle talks about lapsing and becoming aware of triggers, so you can recover faster and get back on track. Joelle is incredibly generous with her sharing and vulnerability in this episode, so you get a deep insight to a recovery journey. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Joelle:- Website: https://joellerabowmaletis.com/ Instagram: @official.joelle.trauma.therapy TED-Ed video: https://www.ted.com/talks/joelle_rabow_maletis_the_psychology_of_post_traumatic_stress_disorder This week's sponsor: Amber Romaniuk amberapproved.ca   
2/18/202346 minutes, 55 seconds
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How to Stop Overeating in the Evening

A Bite-Size episode for you. Managing your eating throughout the day can feel easier, due to distraction and busyness. You may feel less prone to out-of-control eating or mindless snacking. But, evenings can be a whole different story! After an exhausting day you might be feeling at the end of your tether. What to do with this final hour or two so before you go to bed? You may be in the pattern of: sofa, television, "time for me now - let’s see what’s in the cupboard." This podcast gives 5 reflections to help stop your overeating in the evening. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
2/15/202317 minutes, 54 seconds
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Healing, Relationship with Food and Body Image, Fitness (Untangling Nuance of Disordered v Healthy Approaches), Health At Every Size, Motivational Interviewing and More, with Jonny Landels

Today, I’m talking to Jonny Landels, founder of Next Step Nutrition. Jonny is a lover of musicals, craft beer and great coffee, and he is a nutritionist, strength coach, and online health coach. Jonny works with chronic dieters to support them to ditch the diet mentality, overcome disordered eating habits, improve body image and holistic wellbeing to finally get results that last, in a sustainable way that suits their goals and values. Jonny uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, which focuses on building internal motivation for change. Jonny hasn’t always had the best relationship with food and his body. He was teased about his weight as a child. This led to an obsession with getting shredded and changing his body, believing that this would be the solution to confidence and self-esteem for his previous performing career. Over the years, Jonny has been involved heavily in the fitness industry as a Crossfit coach and with a passion for health and nutrition. However, this led him to some very dark places, in relationship with food, body image and wellbeing. His journey to finding a more holistic place of wellness has inspired him to then support and encourage others to do the same in his coaching work. This episode today is absolutely packed with nuggets of wisdom to support you on your recovery journey. Jonny talks about healing his own relationship with food and exercise, and the ups and downs of this. He untangles the nuances in determining whether your relationship with food or exercise is disordered. Jonny explains his health centred approach, focusing on changing behaviours (HAES aligned) and how you can put this into practice. He talks self-compassion, motivational interviewing, body image and more. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Jonny: -  Website: https://nextstepnutrition.co.uk/ Instagram: @jonnylandels Podcast: https://nextstepnutrition.co.uk/podcast/ This week's sponsor:  Tracy Brown and Associates www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started   
2/11/202343 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Stop Mental Restriction Around Food

Another Bite-Size episode! Today I talk about mental restriction around food.  What is mental restriction? What are the negative costs of mentally restricting food? How can you move to stop this? I hope that you enjoy the episode.  
2/8/202319 minutes, 55 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Building Self-Worth and Finding Your Voice, with Ronni Robinson

Today I’m talking to Ronni Robinson, eating disorder recovery coach, author, free-lance writer and public speaker. Ronni has been 15 years recovered from 30 years of binge eating and compulsive eating, starting at the tender age of 9 years old. She also experienced an 8 year abusive relationship whilst struggling with an eating disorder. Ronni has written a book about the entire journey called, 'Out of the Pantry: A Disordered Eating Journey', which came out in 2020. The book's purpose is to help support her own recovery going forward, and to act as a helping hand to reach, as she calls it, 'back into the "fire" and to help pull others out'. In this episode, you will hear Ronni’s healing journey with the ups and downs of this; navigating years of binge eating, a compulsive relationship and low self-worth. You will also be inspired to hear how she found her way out and is now thriving and happy.  Today, Ronni supports others in eating disorder recovery through coaching, uplifting, encouraging and offering hope to so many. To find out more about Ronni: - Website: - https://www.ronnirobinson.com/ Book: - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Pantry-Disordered-Eating-Journey-ebook/dp/B08CCKZ3QP Instagram: @recoverwithronni This week's sponsor: Amber Romaniuk amberapproved.ca   
2/3/202340 minutes, 7 seconds
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How Do I Know if I’m Weight Restored (Without Weighing)?

A Bite-Size episode exploring what do we mean by weight restoration; the limitations of getting fixated on a specific number or BMI; early physical and emotional signs in the weight gain process and some thoughts on the longer term indicators that may show your body is finding its happier place. These are my thoughts on this topic. Every body is going to have their own route with this and do check in with medical professionals (with specialist ed knowledge) if you have any concerns on your healing journey. I hope that you find this helpful.
1/31/202323 minutes
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7 Body Image Tips for Navigating Eating Disorder Recovery in a Larger Body

Eating disorder recovery is challenging enough as it is. But what about when you are navigating this in a larger body? In this episode, I talk about the problems you might face in accessing treatment, getting diagnosis or even realising you have an eating disorder (if you're not underweight). I explore weight overshoot and set-point. Then I share 7 tips to support you in dealing with body image triggers, when navigating recovery. I hope that you enjoy the episode. If you have further tips to share, do let me know @theeatingdisordertherapist_ - Instagram. This week's sponsor:  Tracy Brown and Associates www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started 
1/28/202323 minutes, 31 seconds
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When you Don’t Feel Sick Enough with your Eating Disorder

A Bite-Size episode exploring a common phenomenon for people suffering with eating disorders: - not feeling sick enough. I explore three possible reasons for this and how to view this differently. If you are struggling, please do seek help. You absolutely deserve to do this.  I hope that you enjoy the episode.
1/25/20238 minutes, 30 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, The Power of Intuition and Inspiring Body Image Tips, with Katie Beecher

Today, I’m talking to - Katie Beecher – Medical and Spiritual Intuitive, and Licensed Professional Counsellor. Katie is featured by numerous media outlets including Poosh, Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics and Goop - who called her readings “eerily accurate”. Katie is based in the US.  As part of her acclaimed readings, she creates a detailed, multi-page report and intuitive soul painting knowing only a person’s name and age. She has over 30 years of experience helping people all over the world transform their lives and their health.  I don’t know if you’ve heard of a medical intuitive before, but this is someone with psychic abilities. who uses these abilities for greater insight into some aspect of well-being. No one is suggesting that medical intuitives can replace consultations with doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, or any kind of medical professional. But if you value the role of gut instinct and following your own intuition, you probably get a sense of the incredible power in listening to this. Katie has had intuitive, empathic and medium abilities since she was a young child but was fearful of them until she entered therapy with a Jungian Psychologist for an eating disorder at the age of 16. Extraordinarily, Katie reached out for help on her own, independently from her parents., which was a brave and bold decision. Katie found that developing bulimia and depression, although taking her to a very dark place at the time, ultimately it was one of the best things that happened to her. Through healing in therapy, Katie learned how to connect to her intuition, accept and understand her intuitive and psychic gifts and find self-love and acceptance. This foundational healing work also inspired Katie for her later work with clients as both a therapist and medical intuitive.  Katie powerfully believes that connection to intuition, self-love and self-acceptance can be a channel for anything, including healing.  She has documented success with many illnesses including Lyme Disease (self-recovered), digestive issues, cancer, viruses, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, adolescent and childhood concerns and other issues. Katie has also written a book about her work as a Medical Intuitive and how others can heal and enhance their lives using the same techniques she uses in her readings.  It is called Heal from Within: A Guidebook to Intuitive Wellness. This is a fascinating insight into a different way of approaching healing. Katie’s story and work is inspiring and will offer reflections and encouraging perspectives that many of you will relate to. In the episode today, we will be hearing about Katie’s eating disorder recovery story; we’ll talk about the valuable work she does today with her clients, as a medical and spiritual intuitive; we’ll talk more about her book; and we’ll delve deep in body image issues, whilst also reflecting on how our bodies change with ageing and how to cope with this, in a youth-obsessed world. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Katie: Website: www.katiebeecher.com   Facebook: www.facebook.com/beechermedicalintuitive   Instagram: katiebeecher_medical_intuitive   Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Katie-Beecher/e/B095RP8NTK   This week's sponsor: Amber Romaniuk amberapproved.ca     
1/21/202345 minutes, 11 seconds
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Comparison is the Thief of Joy. Understanding Why you Compare Yourself to Others and How to Change This

A Bite-Size episode all about comparing yourself to others.  I explore the problems with comparing yourself to others, where this may be rooted and how to change this habit, to establish and build solid self-esteem. I hope that you enjoy it.
1/20/202312 minutes, 27 seconds
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When You Feel Stuck in Quasi-Recovery from an Eating Disorder

A Bite-Size episode about quasi-recovery. You may be several steps along the eating disorder recovery road. You may have stopped old behaviours, managed weight restoration and have a much better relationship with food than before. However, you may still feel preoccupied with food, have poor body image and low self-worth. You may feel that being quasi-recovered is almost worse in some respects. You feel in limbo. You don't have your eating disorder to hold onto, as you did before. There is a fear and void when you think about trying to fill your life with other things and when you look to the future.   If you resonate with the above, then this episode is for you. I talk about the challenges of quasi-recovery and how you can begin to shift to a place of full recovery and finding genuine peace and contentment with food and your body. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
1/18/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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People Pleasing and Eating Disorders: Personal Sharing; The Costs and How to Change

If you struggle with an eating disorder, you may well be someone who is very caring and empathetic towards others. You may sometimes take this too far and overlook your own needs, whilst pleasing others and needing their approval. In this episode, I talk about people pleasing and eating disorders, sharing aspects of my own journey. I explore the costs of continual pleasing and also how to begin change. I hope that you enjoy the episode. This week's sponsor:  Tracy Brown and Associates www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started 
1/14/202328 minutes, 54 seconds
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9 Ways that Therapy can Support You in Eating Disorder Recovery

Another bite-size episode! Today, I'm talking about 9 ways that therapy can support you in eating disorder recovery. I'm an integrative counsellor and my way, is certainly not the only way! But I hope that this episode will give you some insights and understanding into working on the deeper issues, the symptoms and understanding the psychology of eating disorders better. I hope that you enjoy it.
1/11/202322 minutes, 43 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Diet Culture, Friendship and Finding Community, with Janice Nierstedt-Keegan

Today I’m speaking to Janice Niersted–Keegan from Maryland, USA. Janice is a sign language interpreter, is a married mum of two and eating disorder recovery warrior. Janice started her first diet and compulsively exercising when only 11 years old. At 14 years old, her eating continued to be restrictive, and this developed into bulimia from 15 to 21 years. In the episode today, Janice shares about her recovery journey from bulimia, talking us through the combination of individual and group therapy that she experienced; the impact of diet culture and supportive friendship, and then onto how she developed a healthy relationship with movement, focusing more on what her body could do, rather than aesthetics. Today she enjoys trapeze and fully embraces joyful movement! She has also truly found her community and sense of purpose in the world. Janice has been recovered now for many years and in her job as sign language interpreter, her favourite type of interpretation is 12 steps addiction recovery and mental health. She also loves listening to podcasts, learning and reading about eating disorders and in personal growth.  I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To get in touch with Janice: - [email protected]   This week's sponsor: Amber Romaniuk amberapproved.ca 
1/7/202346 minutes, 57 seconds
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Do I Have an Unhealthy Relationship with Exercise?

Exercise has wonderful benefits for physical and emotional health. However, when exercise gets wrapped up in an eating disorder, it can become rigid, compulsive and frankly joyless. In this Bite Size episode, I explore factors that might indicate that your relationship with exercise may be unhealthy and how to begin to turn this around. I hope that enjoy it.
1/5/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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Why Can’t I Just Love My Body? The Seduction of Chasing Thinness

Today is a Bite Size episode exploring the seduction of chasing thinness and weight loss. Why do we do it? What makes it so compelling? How can we shift gears and view things differently? I hope that you enjoy it!
1/3/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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7 Tips for Creating Eating Disorder Recovery Goals in 2023

In this episode, I share my 7 tips to support you in making eating disorder recovery goals in 2023. Of course, you don't have to set goals just because it's the New Year, as recovery is an ongoing process and you can absolutely be inspired for change at any point. But for those of you who are seeking to prioritise change around eating and body image in 2023, this one is for you. I hope that you enjoy it!
12/31/202232 minutes, 22 seconds
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Do you Need to Work on Underlying Trauma or the Root Cause in Eating Disorder Recovery?

Many eating disorder support interventions focus on behavioural change and symptoms only. These are valuable and necessary parts of the recovery process but in isolation, there is a risk of quasi-recovery with low self-esteem, core beliefs and deeper issues remaining. In this Bite Size episode, I consider the value of the deeper work and also bring some of my own experience into the conversation. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
12/29/202215 minutes, 50 seconds
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Orthorexia v Healthy - 5 Ways to Tell the Difference

In this Bite Size episode, I consider the differences between Orthorexia and finding balanced health. Many of my clients struggle with this and have a fear of letting go of super-healthy eating practices. I hope that you find it helpful. If you're enjoying the Bite Size episodes, do let me know. Thank you!
12/27/202212 minutes, 40 seconds
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How Art Psychotherapy can Support Eating Disorder Recovery, with Eve Jones

Today I’m talking to Eve Jones – a HCPC Art Psychotherapist specialising in body image and disordered eating. Her experience includes work in the NHS, education, charity, and private sector, and Eve also works in private practice online.   Eve studied Costume and Set Design at University but found herself unfulfilled by the course. She found that she loved thinking about how creative pursuits supported story telling and in the details of this, how an audience could truly get a sense of the characters or environments presented to them. This really began Eve’s own journey for finding meaning, realising that she wanted to work with people in a meaningful way. She wondered if her curiosity for noticing the details in storytelling could apply to working with people in a therapeutic context. So Eve went on to study Art Psychotherapy – and she would use her art-making practice to build model boxes to reflect on clinical work and her own private practice. She truly feels that she has found the right career path and enjoys this work so much. In the conversation, Eve explores her journey into Art Therapy. She explains how Art Therapy works, dispelling many myths around this and talks of the benefits, particularly in relation to eating disorders and body image. Eve is incredibly passionate about the work she does. This shines through in the episode, instilling hope and inspiration for navigating different recovery paths, whilst embracing creativity. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Eve: - Instagram @arttherapywitheve   This week's sponsor - Altum Health www.altumhealth.co.uk
12/23/202238 minutes, 56 seconds
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3 Ways to Cope with Body Comments at Christmas, When you’re in Eating Disorder Recovery

When you're in eating disorder recovery, it can be very difficult to deal with changes in your body. You might also feel incredibly anxious about others' commenting and inadvertently triggering you back into old disordered eating behaviours. This can be particularly challenging at Christmas, with the numerous social events going on and the exposure to numerous friends and family members. In this Bite Size episode, I explore 3 tips to manage this and stay rooted in your own recovery journey. I hope that you enjoy it.
12/23/202210 minutes, 51 seconds
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5 Tips for Coping with Christmas in Eating Disorder Recovery

This is a bite-size bonus episode! I'm exploring some of the key struggles that you may face over the Christmas period and some suggestions in navigating through this. The overwhelm of social events. Comments from others about your body. Managing Christmas dinner. Navigating tricky relationships. Thoughts on how a family member can support someone struggling. I hope that you enjoy it.
12/21/202212 minutes, 49 seconds
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Eating Disorder Healing and Writing the Book She Needed in Recovery, with Brooke Heberling

Today I’m talking to Brooke Heberling, author of the bestselling novel Protecting Her Peace. Brooke is a teacher, advocate, and eating disorder survivor who wants to use her story of recovery to help others know, that there is hope in fighting for freedom from the disorders and addictions that hold us hostage.  Brooke worked with Jessica Flint and her team at Recovery Warriors from 2017-2020 as Editor and Chief-Social-Media Director, and top writing contributor. She received the Humanitarian Award for her advocacy work in the eating disorder community from The Manna Fund in 2022, while also donating $13,000 to the Fund that helped her pay for her own eating disorder treatment in 2016 when she ran out of money but still needed time to heal.  Brooke is also an ex-ultramarathon runner who almost lost her life to exercise addiction and anorexia. She decided to get help when she saw her own two children beginning to use behaviours around food that she wished repeatedly that she’d never learned. Brooke went to inpatient treatment for seven weeks at The Carolina House in Durham, North Carolina in February of 2016, followed by further treatment at Atlanta Centre for Eating Disorders. It took Brooke eight months of treatment, but with hard work and hard truths, she came out a survivor.  Following her own journey, Brooke was determined to create the book that she needed at the start of her eating disorder journey. She recognised that there were already many non-fiction resources out there, but her heart needed to see proof from the survivors who paved the way before her in recovery. In Brooke’s book, Protecting her Peace, her main character, Ruby Blue, lives a story of perseverance and grit to encourage anyone suffering - that there is a way out of an eating disorder, while also enlightening the depths of the disease to those who may not understand it. It is a book that hits all the topics that many women face on a daily basis: marriage, motherhood, friendship, anxiety, depression, addiction, disordered eating, and disordered exercising. In this conversation, Brooke shares the ups and downs of her tumultuous journey in eating disorder recovery, and how she navigated through to find a place of true healing. She also talks about her book, the motivation behind this and how it can be a great source of information and support to anyone suffering with an eating disorder, and their families. I hope that you enjoy the episode To find out more about Brooke:- Instagram: @authorbrookeheberling  Book: ‘Protecting Her Peace’ by Brooke Heberling https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BJNWT67Q/ref=ewc_pr_img_1?smid=A3TJVJMBQL014A&psc=1   This week's sponsor: Amber Romaniuk amberapproved.ca 
12/18/202244 minutes, 47 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Finding your Why for Change, Intuitive Eating and Body Image Tips, with Sabrina Magnan

Today I’m talking to Sabrina Magnan, a Food Freedom & Intuitive Eating Coach, based in Montreal, Canada. She helps chronic dieters heal their relationship with food & their bodies, and develop realistic and lasting health-promoting habits. Sabrina has been on her own food healing journey through her battle with orthorexia, disordered eating, body dysmorphia and yo-yo dieting. Having experienced this for many years, she deeply understands what it’s like to have your entire life revolve around food & your body. After discovering what actually works in recovery, to stop feeling out of control around food and understanding the psychology of behaviour change, Sabrina now supports women all over the world to help them find true health, free from obsession & guilt. In this episode today, Sabrina talks about the ups and downs of her healing journey, including a holiday to Italy which kickstarted recovery and the beginnings of developing a joyful relationship with food. She talks about finding motivation and exploring your ‘why’ for change. Sabrina untangles the myths around health equating thinness and finding your own peaceful place with your body. She also shares her effective body image tips, which she has utilised in her own journey and now shares with her clients today. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Sabrina: - Food Freedom Academy (Enrolment for January 2023 Group Currently open): www.sabrinamagnan.com/academy Instagram: @Sabrina.magnan.health : https://www.instagram.com/sabrina.magnan.health/ Podcast: www.sabrinamagnan.com/podcast 
12/10/202243 minutes, 54 seconds
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Healing Eating Disorders and Problems with Over-Exercise in Athletes, Sports-persons and in Fitness, with Brooke Carlson

Today I’m talking to Brooke Carlson, an eating disorder therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor, working primarily with adolescents and young adults and based in Minnesota, USA. Brooke has worked for a nationwide eating disorder treatment centre for three years called The Emily Program. Brooke was an outpatient therapist and partial hospitalisation program coordinator during that time,  also whilst running a recovery support group. Prior to this, Brooke worked at a university counselling centre, where she  found her passion for working with students with eating disorders    Brooke now works in private practice as an eating disorder expert and sees clients all day with the hope of creating an Intensive Outpatient Programme in the future. She is also an eating disorder ambassador for the state where she helps with social media and petitioning for congress, and legislation for more resources and care for eating disorders in the state. Brooke has never personally suffered with an eating disorder, however she has struggled with her own disordered eating and body image distress. She brings this experience with compassion and understanding to her therapy work.    In this episode today, Brooke talks about over-exercise in eating disorders – looking particularly at athletes and sports persons, and also expanding this out to anyone who may be struggling with over-exercise.   If you’re an athlete or have a passion for sports or exercise, this can be a real risk factor for a tricky relationship with food and poor body image. It’s hard sometimes to notice when this has become disordered with the pressures to train, to improve times and ability, and to compete and perform. Brooke shares her valuable skills and tips in how to address a problematic relationship with exercise and to move towards finding a balanced place. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   Contact details for Brooke: - https://allintherapyclinic.com/team/brooke-carlson/ ALL IN Therapy Clinic 1800 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55305 651-271-1665 [email protected] Book recommendations from the episode: - ‘Perfectly Imperfect,’ by Amy Harman ‘Beyond Beautiful,’ by Anoushka Reece ‘Eating in the Light of the Moon,’ by Dr. Johnston   This week's sponsor: Amber Romaniuk amberapproved.ca 
12/3/202239 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dealing with Diet Culture, Restriction, Binge Eating, Self-Worth and More

Today I explore the challenges of healing your relationship with food, in the culture we live in. Diet culture is pervasive, toxic and sadly normalised. It drives you to focus predominantly on your body as a means of deriving worth. It leads to restriction, bingeing, other disordered eating behaviours and more. And it's incredibly challenging to win and feel wholeheartedly good about yourself, when pursuing this path. In this episode, I talk about how to stay in your own lane in recovery and to navigate the challenges you will face from the external world. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
11/26/202238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, The Costs of Restrictive Eating, Healing Over-Exercise and Health Coaching, with Joel Frost

Today I’m talking to Joel Frost, an eating disorder survivor and health coach, training to specialise in working with clients with eating disorders. Just over a year ago, Joel fully recovered from an eating disorder that he’d been living with for the previous six years. This all started when Joel left secondary school, when he was teased about his weight. Joel then went onto college and felt as though he didn’t fit in. Both of these factors understandably impacted his self-worth and confidence, and Joel felt he wanted to change his eating and body image to try and feel better.   Joel then turned to disordered eating behaviours including skipping meals, purging and over-exercise as a coping strategy. Initially, he didn’t recognise how damaging these behaviours were, but when Covid and the lockdowns hit, Joel’s disordered eating went to a new level. When he returned to university, it was clear that something was definitely wrong and at this point, he bravely reached out for help.   In the episode today, Joel talks about his eating disorder recovery, the impact of restrictive eating, healing an addictive relationships to exercise, getting coaching support and his journey into supporting others as a health coach. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Joel: -  Instagram: @wellspace_healthcoaching    
11/18/202231 minutes, 57 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Therapy, Managing Relapse and Healing with Dr. Caz Baumber

Today I'm talking to Caz Baumber, a doctor and eating disorder recovery coach based in Yorkshire. In her early teens, Caz developed anorexia, and spent her adolescence and early twenties in various stages of illness and recovery. It wasn’t until the COVID 19 lockdowns that Caz began to use her experiences to educate others about eating disorders via social media, as well as working through the residual difficulties she faced.  Now fully recovered, Caz is working as a trainee psychiatrist in the NHS. She is also undergoing private accreditation as a wellness coach, in order to empower others to overcome their struggles with food, using a blended approach of psychotherapeutic strategies, traditional coaching, and established knowledge about the biology of eating disorders. Outside of eating disorders, Caz is a devoted cat-mum, climber, hiker and punk rock enthusiast. In this episode today, Caz talks about her recovery journey, exploring the different stages, moving from early intervention with nutrition and family therapy, individual therapies and a relapse in 2020. She reflects on different psychological therapies that have helped her and talks in more detail about Cognitive Analytic Therapy, an intervention that propelled her forward in gaining greater psychological understanding and insight, so enabling change. Caz also talks about social media and her role in educating and empowering others. She explores her move recently into coaching, following a very helpful, personal experience that helped shift some of the final lingering eating disorder behaviours. This is an uplifting and inspiring episode to offer hope for a full recovery. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Caz: - Coaching: - cazrecoverycoaching.com Instagram @Caz.ually    
11/11/202241 minutes, 53 seconds
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Nutrition Counselling, Meal Plans, Binge Eating and Healing Disordered Eating, with Shannon Western

Today, I’m talking to Shannon Western. Shannon is a nutritionist who specialises in nutrition counselling for disordered eating. She founded Ease Nutrition Therapy because she saw a huge need for compassionate, person-centred care to help people feel better around food. In this episode, Shannon talks about her approach in supporting clients in healing disordered eating. She is particularly passionate about shining a light on binge eating struggles, as this area is still often overlooked in the disordered eating community.   Shannon is massively encouraging of supporting her clients to enjoy food for health, satisfaction and pleasure. She shares her thoughts on meal plans, considering if you really need one and if so, who might benefit most. She also dives into self-care and how we can decompress and switch off from the busyness of life. Shannon also explains the importance of getting back in touch with childhood foods and genuine food loves. She talks about why she doesn't care what you eat and how she supports her clients in holistic healing. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Ease Nutrition Therapy: - Instagram @ease_nutritiontherapy Website: https://www.easenutritiontherapy.com/ The Ease with Food Podcast https://www.easenutritiontherapy.com/the-ease-with-food-podcast  
11/5/202237 minutes, 4 seconds
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When You’re Still Binge Eating But You Don’t Know Why

In this episode, I’m going to talk about some of the subtleties that can keep binge eating going. You might have already made some substantial progress in addressing binge eating but you feel frustrated that you have moments of slipping back and wondering how on earth it happened! If you reasonate with what I’m saying, be proud of how far you have come. You’ve probably struggled with your relationship with food for a long time and it is going to take a bit of time to unravel it and stay firmly rooted on the healing path. It is very normal for recovery to be a bumpy ride with one step forward and two steps back. I hope you find this episode valuable and it can support you in shifting further along, in understanding your binge eating and moving further towards healing.   
10/29/202224 minutes, 54 seconds
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16 Ways to Actually Love Yourself (When you Have No Idea Where to Begin)

This episode was first published in the summer of 2021 and has proved to be one of my most popular episodes! Apologies for a re-share - I hope that you enjoy it, either for a first listen or a great reminder of how to put self-love into practice. A new episode will be back next week. Something a bit different for you this week. 16 Ways to Actually Love Yourself (When you Have No Idea Where to Begin)! I'm speaking as someone who has very much walked this path, finding self-worth after being in the very depths of the deepest well. The episode is inspired by an article by Laura Jane Williams who contributed 'The Art of Loving Yourself', to the Stylist book - 'Life Lessons from Remarkable Women'. I'd highly recommend it.  This is not only for females; the strategies are valuable lessons for all. It includes a whole range of inspiring tips that actually make self-love seem that little bit more accessible. I hope that you enjoy the episode.       
10/21/202224 minutes, 2 seconds
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Emotions, Not Feeling Good Enough and the Ego-Syntonic Nature of Eating Disorders

Today I talk more about the psychology of eating disorders and themes seen in the therapy room. I explore my observed differences between people who lean towards a restrictive eating disorder and those who swing between restriction and bingeing or overeating. I discuss the ego-syntonic nature of eating disorders and how this brings much ambivalence about change. I offer hope and encouragement for learning new coping strategies and having a healthy relationship with food, your body and yourself. Previous episodes about the psychology of eating disorders: - Eating disorder recovery: when you're in 2 minds about change https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/eating-disorder-recovery-when-you-re-in-two-minds-about-change/ Understanding why you might be in patterns of control, neglect and self-sabotage around your eating https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/understanding-why-you-may-be-in-patterns-of-control-neglect-and-self-sabotage-around-eating/ Understanding more about the psychology of eating disorders https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/understanding-more-about-the-psychology-of-eating-disorders/  
10/15/202222 minutes, 48 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, What REALLY Helps and Finding Yourself with Ella Williams

Today I’m talking to Ella Williams who is a 27-year-old eating disorder survivor and Assistant Clinical Psychologist supporting young people who have experienced trauma and attachment difficulties. Ella has battled with anorexia, starvation and bulimia for 12 years but thankfully, she is now well along the recovery path. After becoming extremely ill at dance college, Ella bravely took a new path and dropped out of Dance and began studying Psychology in Sheffield. In the podcast episode today, Ella talks about her healing journey and the ups and downs along this road. She talks about the key factors that have helped her in recovery and reflects on how much her eating disorder has taught her about herself, her need to conform and fit in and be accepted by society. She says that she realises that it was never about food but ran much deeper. Ella also shares about family support that has been particularly beneficial in her healing. I know that you’re going to find this conversation really insightful, and it will inspire hope for the possibility of change and eating disorder recovery. To get in touch with Ella:- Instagram @ella_willss
10/8/202242 minutes, 7 seconds
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Sensitivity, Healing the Nervous System and the Deeper Meaning of Eating Disorders, with Tracy Brown

Today I’m talking to Tracy Brown, a somatic nutritional therapist, registered licensed dietitian and attuned eating coach. Tracy works in private practice in Florida, USA, providing in-person, phone and online counselling since 2006.  Tracy and her Team coach women, men, children and adolescents who are struggling with food obsessions and body discomfort to build healthy, joyful relationships with food and body image, so they can be free and empowered to fully live their lives. The Team specialise in the treatment of eating disorders and eating problems, as well as issues related to over-extending the body, including adrenal fatigue, hormone issues, PCOS and gut health.   In this episode, Tracy firstly talks about her healing journey and how in the beginning, it felt as though there was nothing extraordinarily wrong.  She had great grades, many friends and excelled at most things she did.  However, Tracy felt somewhat empty and wondering what the point of everything was.  She was aware of being highly sensitive and very attuned to the feelings of others.  She was told more times than she can remember that she needed to toughen up.     Tracy could never get away from feeling what other people were feeling.  So she dove into obsessions around being nice, and good; the perfect kid/student/athlete to distract her from the discrepancies of the world.   Tracy fell into an eating disorder, starting out with restrictive eating and later into other eating disorder behaviours. But after 8 years, she began to walk her healing journey. She stepped into Attuned Eating, Deciding to Like her Body and to commit to the journey of self-acceptance and becoming her full embodied self. Then she began to teach others to do the same.     In addition to hearing about Tracy’s healing journey with the ups and downs along this recovery road, she is also going to talk about the work she does today with her clients, understanding the deeper meaning of eating disorders and how these can be symbolic communicators.  Because sometimes, food is the only way we have - to numb out, distract, calm or soothe from our inner pain.     Tracy is also trauma informed and is passionate about building safety for her clients in their nervous systems via co-regulation, sensory work, secure attachment and somatic experiencing, amongst other practices - to provide a "landing pad" for recovery to stick. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.     To find out more about Tracy and her Team: -    www.tracybrownrd.com and www.embodieddietitian.com Instagram: tracybrownrd Articles / book links : com/as-seen-on   Since 2006, she has guided people one on one and in groups in healing from disordered eating and chronic dieting, many of which also have other stress-related conditions at www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started and  https://www.tracybrownrd.com/free-gifts (to stop bashing your body) She is the creator of 3 courses that provide trauma informed and body image counseling skills and supervision to health professionals as well at www.embodieddietitian.com To get started with Attuned Eating, get your free guide at www.tracybrownrd.com/free-gifts To set up a free clarity call now schedule at www.tracybrownrd.com/get-started
10/2/202239 minutes, 16 seconds
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LGBTQ, Vegan Meal Plans and Female Leadership with Dr. Mascolo (Alsana Eating Disorder Recovery Treatment)

Today, I’m talking to Dr. Margherita Mascolo from the United States, who is the chief medical officer at Alsana, a nationwide centre that treats eating disorders. Alsana is an eating recovery community and treatment provider that helps adult clients of all genders achieve lasting eating disorder recovery and whole health. Alsana has in-person programmes in California, Alabama and Missouri and virtual programmes that serve clients across the USA.   Dr. Mascolo, leads the medical component of Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model®. She has over 10 years of hands-on experience and extensive knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders. She works closely with Alsana’s medical leadership on the development and implementation of their medical care.   Prior to joining Alsana, she served as the Medical Director at ACUTE Centre for Eating Disorders at Denver Health. Additionally, Dr Mascolo is board-certified in Internal Medicine, has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on the medical complications of eating disorders, travels nationally and internationally to talk about this research, and has earned her certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS) certification.   In this episode, I hear about the groundbreaking work Dr. Mascolo and her Team are doing. The Alsana treatment centre prides itself on individualised treatment, which sets it apart from regular eating disorder treatment centres. They have found that 40 per cent of Alsana clients identify as LGBTQ and they have adapted their care model to meet the needs of this community, acknowledging that these needs are often overlooked in many other treatment places. Alsana is also the first treatment centre to launch a vegan programme for clients and recognises some unique benefits of having a strong female leadership.   I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Dr. Mascolo and the Alsana Eating Disorder Recovery Treatment and Community: - Website: https://www.alsana.com/ Instagram: @alsana_recovery


9/25/202235 minutes, 42 seconds
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Type 1 Diabetes, Binge Eating, Body Image and Hiking Therapy, with Cara Byrne

Today I’m talking with Cara Byrne – an integrative humanistic psychotherapist based in Ireland. She is the founder of Hike Psych – offering walking and talking therapy in nature for her clients, combining her love of nature and psychotherapy, and Cara also works online.   Cara has always been fascinated by other human beings and the experiences that shape them. As a child, she was the person that people confided in with their problems if they needed support. Cara’s interest and enthusiasm to support others, led her to train in psychotherapy.     Cara also has her own food healing journey.  Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3; this understandably led to a focus and preoccupation with food, with carbohydrates needing to be counted and portions weighed to balance blood sugar levels and to manage insulin doses. Anyone listening that has experience of type 1 diabetes will be truly empathetic to the chronic burden of living with diabetes and how tricky it can be to manage your relationship with food. It’s hard to be relaxed and spontaneous with all the tracking and detail focus required.     Growing up, Cara also experienced being in a larger body in a naturally slim family. Cara’s family relationships were warm and accepting however she did experience some judgement and weight stigma outside of the family. In her late teens, Cara struggled with restrictive eating and inevitable binge eating, which then worsened following the birth of her first child. In the last few years, she has been on a healing journey in her own relationship with food and her body, leaning towards intuitive eating principles and finding a greater level of body neutrality and acceptance, all whilst navigating this around type 1 diabetes management.     Since she began her therapeutic work in 2011, Cara has worked with a vast number of clients dealing with many different issues across the mental health spectrum however has a specialist interest in food, body image, type 1 diabetes, Health At Every Size and neurodiversity.   In this conversation today, you will hear about Cara’s healing journey, and the ups and downs along this road. She also explores how she supports her clients today. There are not many psychotherapists who combine walking and talking therapy and Cara shares some interesting insights on this.   I hope that you enjoy the episode.   To find out more about Cara: - Website: https://www.hikepsych.ie/ Instagram: @hikepsych.ie  
9/18/202241 minutes, 16 seconds
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3 Reflections on Being a Counsellor and a Wounded Healer (Recovered from an Eating Disorder)

Something a bit different this week - I share some of my reflections of being a counsellor and a wounded healer. I started counselling training at the tender age of 24 years old, with all the youthful idealism and profound naivety of a truly wounder healer. I was emerging from the depths of an eating disorder, with an intense desire to save the world and prevent others from experiencing the pain and distress of my own suffering. I was wading through the shallow waters of my own recovery journey and thankfully, the life debilitating disordered eating symptoms were almost absent. But little did I appreciate how much was still to come. There was a bumpy road ahead in mastering emotional regulation, communication in relationships and developing a robust self-worth, not dependent on the external validation of others.   And of course, the journey is never-ending to this day. Personal development and self-actualisation seem further into the distance, as I appreciate how little I know and how much more there is to learn. I have been reflecting recently on the strengths and weaknesses of bringing my wounded healer experience to the counselling relationship and I am sharing three thoughts on this. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   About my training days coming up: -   Eating Disorders Training https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/eating-disorders-training.html   Body Image Training https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/body-image-training.html  
9/9/202217 minutes, 43 seconds
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Overcoming Anorexia, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia and Abuse and Finding Deep Self-Love, with Victoria Kleinsman

Today I’m talking to Victoria Kleinsman – a Brit living her best life in the Netherlands. Victoria is a food freedom & body love coach, inspirational speaker, podcast host, and writer. She is certified in psychology, spirituality and the science of nutrition and is also inspired greatly in her work, by her own personal experience and walking a tumultuous recovery journey herself. Victoria has overcome anorexia, binge eating disorder, bulimia and an abusive relationship. She struggled for over 20 years with poor body image and disordered eating. But today, Victoria eats whatever she wants, when she wants, in any amount that she wants. She makes food choices from a place of nourishment and pleasure. She is healthy, confident and knows her worth. Her self-love is overflowing from within and she has, as she describes, ‘oodles to give others’. When talking to Victoria, I was absolutely struck by her openness and vulnerability in sharing, and also the level of transformation that she has undergone - from being completely food obsessed and self-loathing of her body; in the depths of despair with her self-esteem on the floor, to finding genuine peace with food; body love and a deep sense of worth and self-love. This is a truly inspiring and uplifting conversation to provide hope for what is possible in recovery. I hope that you enjoy it.

 To find out more about Victoria: -

 Free access to the first modules of my paid Body Love Binge Program: https://victoriakleinsman.com/free-access-to-first-few-modules/ Website: https://www.victoriakleinsman.com/ Email: [email protected] 
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victoriakleinsman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victoriakleinsmanofficial/ 
 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/victoria-kleinsman “The Body Love Binge” on almost all podcast platforms. 
 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VictoriaKleinsman  
9/4/202255 minutes, 44 seconds
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5 Ways Towards Understanding and Interrupting your Binge Eating

This episode is about binge eating - a behaviour that can be seen across all the eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and OSFED). I see a binge as an end point coping strategy, following a series of cumulative triggers, which are often out of awareness. The binge can offer relief, escape, numbing, fleeting euphoria and more. Of course, these impacts are short lasting and lead to detrimental impacts on mental and physical well-being.  I talk about 5 ways to understand your binge eating better and how to begin to change this.  I explore dietary restraint, physical and mental restriction, regular eating, self-soothing and self-care, body image, low mood and developing deeper awareness of your thoughts and feelings.This episode will support you in understanding and unpacking your binge eating, to empower you to take the first steps towards change. I hope that you enjoy it.   This episode is brought to you by the National Centre for Eating Disorders: - https://eating-disorders.org.uk/    
8/27/202244 minutes, 19 seconds
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Practical Steps for Supporting your Loved One with an Eating Disorder - The New Maudsley Animal Model

This episode explores how to support your loved one when they're struggling with an eating disorder. I talk through the New Maudsley Animal Model - the wonderful model created by the Maudsley Eating Disorder Service in London, UK. The model uses animal metaphors to educate and support carers in their communication with their loved one.   Being a carer is hugely challenging. With the best of intentions, we can go off track with our communication and inadvertently strengthen the ed voice. The Model simplifies communication and empowers carers with the skills to create a motivational and hopeful environment for change. I also talk through some of the nuances of practically putting this Model into practice, based on unexpected personal experience recently of supporting someone close to me.  I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about the New Maudsley Animal Model:- https://thenewmaudsleyapproach.co.uk/pdfs/AnimalAnalogies.pdf  
8/20/202236 minutes, 10 seconds
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Reflecting on my Own Healing Journey from Bulimia Nervosa: - To Understand your Past; Work Through It and Move On, in Eating Disorder Recovery

In this episode, I reflect on my own healing journey from eating disorders. I talk about how I worked through past difficult experiences, to move to a place of freedom, healing and authenticity. It wasn't an easy ride with ups and downs along the way and no short cuts to forgiveness and acceptance. I talk about my early life and key influences. I reflect on key protective factors that have helped me along the way. I talk about the 'thorn in my side' which continues to impact me to this day.   I also explore different tools, skills and reflective practices that have helped me along the road. This is one of my most vulnerable and open episodes. I hope that you find it helpful, as a route into reflecting on your own story.    
8/13/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Taking Personal Responsibility and All About BEAT (the UK’s National Association for Eating Disorders), with Rebecca Robinson

Today I’m talking to Rebecca Robinson, an eating disorder survivor from bulimia, binge eating and general disordered eating behaviours. Rebecca is also a content creator of the Instagram account @bingefreeandbeautiful, where she shares her recovery tips, and she is an advisor for BEAT (The UK’s National Association for Eating Disorders). Prior to becoming an advisor, she volunteered for them for several years. Rebecca is also a counsellor in training, wishing to specialise in binge eating and trauma, which I am thrilled to hear about. We absolutely need more therapists in this field.   In this episode, Rebecca talks about her struggles with eating disorders, which began around the age of 15 years old, when she hit a challenging time in her personal and family life. These eating issues were exacerbated in the next few years, when she experienced further trauma and PTSD symptoms around the age of 19, and she continued to struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating for around the next 8 years.   Thankfully, today, Rebecca is fully recovered and on a journey herself in supporting others. It hasn’t always been an easy ride with lots of ups and downs along the way. Rebecca shares about her healing journey, explaining some of the factors that were fundamental to her own recovery process, with essential themes around taking responsibility and finding the tools that work personally for you. Rebecca’s journey is inspiring and offers much hope for anyone struggling today. She also graciously shares all about BEAT (the UK’s National Association for Eating Disorders), explaining about their support groups, helpline and wonderful resources. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Rebecca: - Instagram: @bingefreeandbeautiful To find out more about BEAT: - https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/  
8/4/202246 minutes, 37 seconds
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Diet Clubs, Dance, Dietetics and Eating Disorder Recovery, with Toni Rudd (The Binge Dietitian)

Today, I’m talking to Toni - The Binge Dietitian, a UK Registered Dietitian, who is based in Peru, and working with women all over the world who have binge eating behaviours. Previously, Toni worked within the UK National Health Service and has a range of experience with diabetes, weight management, learning disabilities and mental health. She now works online and is a weight inclusive and non-diet approach dietitian.   Throughout her dietetic career, Toni has always been passionate in sharing her love for food, and helping people to realise, that even with chronic conditions like diabetes, there is no list of foods that they should or shouldn't be eating. She has always experienced there being so much confusion with food advice among her clients and consequently brings this passion to educating her clients and busting nutritional misinformation and fads.   In the past, Toni wanted to be a dancer. When she was 18, she attended a dance college to pursue this dream. Unfortunately, her experience was far from positive, when Toni and her peers experienced teachers making unhelpful comments focusing on body image and appearance. In this environment, she also observed friends around her having a toxic relationship with food. These experiences understandably had a negative impact on her own self-esteem and body image. At this point, she made the courageous decision to leave this path. Following this period, Toni’s relationship with food and body image was a struggle. Even as training to be a dietitian, she was stuck in diet culture and body dissatisfaction, which had a detrimental impact on her well-being and self-esteem.   Today, Toni has left all of this behind and is now working in the non-diet space, online and is based in Peru. She started this work earlier this year following this exciting move with her husband. You can find Toni on Instagram as the @the.binge.dietitian and she is offering a free 30 minute call which you can book through her Instagram bio.   In this episode, Toni talks about her journey in healing her relationship with food and body image. She explores the early triggers of body dissatisfaction, triggered by the dance world and diet clubs. Toni then talks about restriction and food rules; how these can hinder people’s recovery and exacerbate binge eating. Toni explores how to break the rules and become freer with food. Toni also navigates emotional triggers and self-care and talks about the valuable work that she does with her clients today.   I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find more about Toni:- Website: thebingedietitian.com Instagram: @the.binge.dietitian
7/29/202230 minutes, 44 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Chronic Pain, Perfectionism, Over-Exercise and Healing the Nervous System, with Dr Kelly Kessler

Today I’m talking to Dr. Kelly Kessler, a licensed physical therapist, wellness coach, host of the podcast Rewiring Health, and the founder of Optimal You Health and Wellness, LLC. Kelly teaches women who have a history of an eating disorder how to regulate their nervous system to achieve relief from chronic pain through her signature method, Eating Disorder Pain Solutions. Inspired by her own journey of recovering from an eating disorder and chronic back pain, Kelly has helped many women harness their profound ability to shift from survival mode to thriving. Kelly uses an integrative approach to healing including a personalized audit, education, community support, and actionable steps to create long-lasting results. In this episode, Kelly talks about her healing journey, moving from the depths of an eating disorder, perfectionism and over-exercise obsession, through managing chronic back-pain in the aftermath, to finding true healing today. It’s an inspiring episode to offer hope for anyone who is feeling stuck in the depths of an eating disorder, whilst feeling huge anxiety about letting it go. Kelly talks about the work she does today with her clients and the essential recovery work she has navigated in healing her nervous system. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Kelly: - Instagram @drkellykessler TikTok @drkellykessler Website: https://www.optimalyouhealthandwellness.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rewiringhealth   This episode is brought to you by the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) - 0845 838 2040; www.eating-disorders.org.uk  
7/22/202233 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Valuable Habit to Practice in Eating Disorder Recovery

The practice of regular eating is something that can be overlooked in recovery. I often think of it, as the monotonous, unsexy work that feels laborious and effortful. However, it can be an absolute game-changer in transforming your relationship with food; enhancing mood, self-care and overall well-being.   In this episode, I explore my definition of regular eating; how to go about it; the impact and benefits; how to handle comments from others such as, 'Are you eating again?' and more.   I hope that you enjoy the episode.    This episode is brought to you by the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) - 0845 838 2040; www.eating-disorders.org.uk
7/16/202227 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Transformational Power of Yoga in Eating Disorder Recovery with Berenice Mertens

Today I’m talking to Berenice Mertens. Berenice is French, 30 years young, and a yoga therapist - specialising in eating disorders. In her studies to become a yoga therapist, she wrote her thesis on Yoga Therapy for eating disorders and she has also developed an 8 week yoga course for the treatment of ED. Berenice understood the incredible benefits of yoga to restore the brain chemicals, digestive system, bone density, joint pain, the nervous system,…(the list goes long) all impacted by eating disorders.   Berenice recovered from a decade of suffering from eating disorders and yoga felt like the missing piece of the puzzle in her recovery. Yoga made Berenice reconnect to her body in a way that no other physical activity did. It taught her to respect, feel, listen to and take care of her body and soul.   Yoga is absolutely Berenice’s passion and sharing it with people recovering from eating disorders is what makes her jump out of bed with joy every day.   In this episode, Berenice talks openly about her healing journey, the benefits of yoga in eating disorder recovery and how she supports people to heal today. I hope that you enjoy the conversation and feel inspired that recovery is absolutely possible! To find out more about Berenice: - You Tube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEAfjOvHTnoYlkJ8C9PoI1g Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/eatingdisordersrecoveryjourney/ Instagram @iamberenicemiles The Recover Clinic (today’s advert) www.therecoverclinic.co.uk/edprogram  
7/9/202243 minutes, 47 seconds
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Eating Disorder and Body Dysmorphia Recovery with Elle Mace

Today, I’m talking to Elle Mace – Coach and Mentor, Intuitive Eating Coach and Nutrition and Weight Management Coach. Elle is also training with the National Centre for Eating Disorders gaining therapeutic skills to support people struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. Previously, Elle has worked as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor, having a passion for health and fitness.   In the past, Elle struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food and her body, this starting at the tender age of ten years old, when she received unwanted comments about her body.  Clearly, this had a huge impact on Elle’s body image and self-esteem, and she began to starve herself, and then understandably fell into binge eating. Then, over several years, she fell into destructive eating disorder cycles impacting her physical and mental wellbeing.   Fast forward a few years, and Elle decided that ‘enough was enough’. She had to free herself from the food demons and fall back in love with her body and with herself. It wasn’t an easy journey. It took much strength, determination and self-care – and bravely moving away from the seductions of dieting.   I’m pleased to say that today, Elle is in a very different place. She now uses her experience, qualifications and knowledge to help others heal their relationship with food, their bodies and ultimately themselves. She brings much passion and enthusiasm in her work in supporting others, after walking this path herself and knowing that real recovery is possible.   In this episode, Elle talks about her healing journey in eating disorder recovery – through anorexia, binge eating, orthorexia, bulimia and body dysmorphia, spanning 17 years. She considers early possible influences and reflects on first steps in opening up and getting support. Elle then goes onto share the crucial steps that were needed for her healing. This is an episode to inspire hope and motivation for recovery. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.     To find out more about Elle: https://www.ellemace.com/ Instagram: @iamellemace   The Recover Clinic (today’s advert) www.therecoverclinic.co.uk/edprogram  
7/2/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bulimia Recovery - Yes, it’s Possible, Even After 23 years! With Eva (Reverse Bulimia with Eva)

Today I’m talking to Eva – an artist, intersectional feminist and a Parisian working mother of three teenagers. Eva is 41 years old and has been struggling with bulimia for 23 years, for most of her adult life. She has tried every possible method to seek recovery, from science-based approaches to the more obscure, but remained stuck for a very long time, in destructive cycles of bulimia. Around 18 months ago, Eva discovered some coaching tools mainly inspired by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, plus adding in her own somatic tools in the recovery process. This subsequently led her to a breakthrough in her healing journey towards freedom from the eating disorder. 
Today, Eva is passionate about supporting others in bulimia recovery. She believes in a transdiagnostic approach and she treats each person as unique in their experience and story, in her coaching work, drawing on evidence based research in neuroscience and psychology. Eva supports her clients alongside therapists and doctors. And she truly believes that coaching is complementary to this process and offers such a powerful tool to help people become empowered in their recovery and take back their lives.   In this episode, Eva talks about her recovery journey describing in detail, the tools that have helped and hindered. This is an inspiring conversation to offer hope for anyone who is struggling with an eating disorder and to know that recovery is possible. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.

   To find out more about Eva: - Instagram: @reverse_bulimia_with_eva  
6/27/202244 minutes, 43 seconds
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Navigating health as the Elder Woman, and Ditching the Weighing Scales for Good, with Debra Benfield

Today I’m talking to Debra Benfield - a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), as well as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor with over 30 years of experience in the field.  Debra is the founder and owner of Body in Mind Nutrition, based in North Carolina, USA. She is passionate about the prevention and treatment of disordered eating and eating disorders and supporting people in feeling at peace with food, eating, and their bodies. Debra is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified in Curvy Yoga, Accessible Yoga, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and has some Prescence-Based Coaching experience, which she integrates into her work. Debra has discovered the transformative power of somatic practices and yoga along with embodied and intuitive eating principles. With a focus on trauma-informed care and nourishing your inner child, she offers individual and family nutritional therapy, as well as group programs, workshops and retreats. When entering her 60s, 3 years ago, Debra started researching best practices for ageing with vitality and ease. Sadly, there was precious little out there which didn’t focus on striving for maintenance of a youthful appearance, and of course controlling weight. This inspired Debra to create something different and she is now developing a new program for Pro-Aging without this detrimental focus.   In this episode today, we explore the fantastic work Debra is doing in helping people heal and to develop a healthy relationship with food, their bodies and themselves, with a particular focus on the ‘elder woman’ (over 55), and stepping into this place with empowerment and wisdom. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Debra: - Website: www.debrabenfield.com Instagram @dlbenfieldrdn This episode is brought to you by the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) - 0845 838 2040; www.eating-disorders.org.uk  
6/25/202247 minutes, 39 seconds
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How Emotional Eating Impacts our Hormones, with Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert, Amber Romaniuk

Today I’m speaking to Amber Romaniuk who is a returning guest to the Eating Disorder Therapist Podcast. Amber is an Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating, self-care and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Her podcast “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” has a million downloads, over 300 episodes and is listened to, in over 88 countries. She was featured on TV Personality Whitney Port’s podcast and has also appeared on local TV 50 times in the last three years alone. Amber overcame her own emotional eating, after gaining and losing more than 1000 lbs and spending over $50,000 on binge foods and spending 5 years balancing her hormones and digestion. Now she helps others achieve Body Freedom™ so they have the confidence and health to create amazing lives. If you want to hear Amber’s recovery story, do listen to her previous episode on this podcast. The link is in the show notes below. In this episode, Amber explores how emotional eating impacts our hormones. She shares a wealth of information around hormones and stress, the impact on the thyroid, and the reproductive and digestive systems. Amber also talks about mindset changes, setting boundaries, forming healthy habits and self-love, as all fundamental tools in this process. This is a fascinating episode which will empower and educate you to think about emotional eating in a whole new way. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more about Amber: - Website: https://amberapproved.ca/ The No Sugarcoating Podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast/g Instagram: @amberromaniuk Amber’s earlier episode on the podcast: -https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/overcoming-emotional-eating-healing-the-gut-the-seduction-of-weight-loss-and-self-care-with-amber-romaniuk/ The Recover Clinic (today’s advert) www.therecoverclinic.co.uk/edprogram        
6/18/202250 minutes, 11 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, No More Good and Bad Foods and Finding Body Acceptance with Brittany Frino (Actively You)

Today, I’m talking to Brittany Frino, founder of Actively You, and all the way from Brisbane, Australia. Britt is a personal trainer; business owner and body image expert. She is passionate about supporting women to enjoy exercise, have a healthy relationship with food and to embrace their bodies. She is a dog lover and has two corgis. She used to hate exercise with a passion. Britt formed Actively You in 2017 after her own life was transformed through changing her relationship with food and exercise.  Britt used to lean towards restrictive dieting and an ‘all or nothing’ relationship with eating and movement. This had severe consequences for her physical and mental health. In the podcast today.   Britt shares the ups and downs of her story, along with her transformative tips and strategies to finding peace with food and much greater body acceptance. She delivers some inspiring tips that you can put into practice today, to bring about change. If you struggle with perfectionism or negative body thoughts, this is an episode for you. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Britt:  https://www.activelyyou.com.au/ Instagram: @activelyyou_   INTUITIVE EATING ONLINE COURSE - JUBILEE OFFER - EXTENDED 50% off with the code QUEEN - my 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course https://tinyurl.com/rr2jec7z In this, I walk you through my steps to embracing intuitive eating – sharing much of the work that I do with my therapy clients. It’s 29 lectures, 25 videos and email support throughout.  Do take advantage of this offer!   My new Instagram I have started a new Instagram account: @theeatingdisordertherapist_ as my old one has been hacked. Please do follow and share.        
6/11/202244 minutes, 12 seconds
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Not a Podcast Episode - About my Instagram

Hello. Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. This is not a podcast episode today. I am letting you know that my Instagram account @the_eating_disorder _therapist has been hacked. If you receive a DM from this account, please do not open it. My new account is @theeatingdisordertherapist_   Please do follow me and pass this on to others who may benefit. Thank you for all your support.      
6/8/202254 seconds
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7 Tips to Improve your Body Image, as the Sun Shines

Today, it's one of my favourite topics! I’m going to share my seven tips to help you massively improve your body image.  We know from research that poor body image is linked frequently to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, low self-esteem and poorer levels of mental health. Poor body image is massively problematic for wellbeing. And summer can be a challenging time, as the sun shines and limbs are exposed and bodies are on show. It can sadly create much angst and social isolation. This episode will give you practical tools to feel inspired and work on your thinking and behaviours to improve your body image significantly. I hope that you enjoy it and feel inspired by these tips! COURSE OFFER! 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course: https://tinyurl.com/rr2jec7z - use the code QUEEN to gain 50% off.   Check out: - Love This Food Thing Podcast https://www.lovethisfoodthing.com/ Instagram: @lovethisfoodthing    
6/4/202228 minutes, 3 seconds
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How to Manage your Environment in Diet Culture, to Improve Body Image

Have you considered how much your environment may be impacting your relationship with food and your body? Family members, work colleagues, social media, TV, health professionals, teachers, the fitness industry, to name a few. But how much are all of these impacting your body image? We often don’t stop to consider the impact of our social environment. And hopefully, some of these external influences are positive. But it is likely that many are having a negative impact too. And particularly on your body image. It’s very helpful to become more mindful of your surroundings so that you can consciously consider the people, social media and other messages that could be powerfully influencing you. You can then set boundaries and decide how you can protect your body image and mental health better. This episode talks you through doing this. I hope that you find it helpful!   Resources: Book: 'Perfectly Imperfect – compassionate strategies to cultivate a positive body image', by Amy Harman   This episode is brought to you by the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) - 0845 838 2040; www.eating-disorders.org.uk  
5/29/202226 minutes, 24 seconds
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Embracing Intuitive Eating Principles in Eating Disorder Recovery, with Cassie Barnard (Embody Health London)

Today I’m talking to Cassie Barnard from Embody Health, London. Cassie is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor passionate about health, nutrition and living a full life! She embraces a positive, non-judgemental attitude in her work with clients and is curious to understand your life journey. Cassie combines her unique education and training in nutrition, mindfulness and behaviour change to help clients effectively implement powerful and practical tools to cultivate self-kindness and body acceptance.  Growing up in sunny Perth, Western Australia, she has a down to earth attitude, and a kind and caring nature, making anyone feel at ease. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, Cassie obtained a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from Edith Cowan University. She also holds a Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor, Certified Pilates Instructor and is a Monash University Certified FODMAP clinician.   Before establishing Embody Health London, Cassie worked as the Lead Dietitian at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), supporting patients with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED).  In this episode, Cassie talks about all things Intuitive eating, including when to start this in eating disorder recovery, which Intuitive Eating Principles you can begin with and practical strategies to put these into practice.  She talks about the common pitfalls which people face when experimenting with Intuitive Eating and also explains some of the key research in this area. Cassie has genuine warmth and empathy, with an infectious passion for supporting people with eating difficulties, which radiates through this conversation. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Cassie and Embody Health London: - https://embodyhealthlondon.com/ Instagram: @cassiebarnard_dietian; @embodyhealthlondon_ Mindy Gorman-Plutzer’s Freedom Promise https://the-freedom-promise.mykajabi.com/say-goodbye-landing-page - simply register with the code PODCAST.
5/21/202253 minutes, 29 seconds
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Finding your Identity in Eating Disorder Recovery

An eating disorder can rob you of your identity, with work, friendships, travel, hobbies all blurring into insignificance, as food takes centre stage. It can feel scary to let go of what is known. You might feel safe in your identity around the eating disorder. You may have no clue about who you are without it. This episode explores baby steps to rebuild your identity with some practical exercises. It gives hope and inspiration for a more enriching life in line with your values. It gives you permission to engage with your dreams. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
5/14/202225 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Counter your Inner Critic through Self-Compassion, in Eating Disorder Recovery

If you have an eating disorder, you likely have a strong inner critic. 'You're not good enough'. 'You've failed again'. 'Why can't you get anything right?' As much as this critic judges and berates, making life distinctly challenging, it probably feels safe and known to you. You might even fear being without it, as you worry that you might lose purpose and motivation. Offering yourself compassion may feel fluffy and counter-productive. You may expect yourself to 'just get on with it', and to not attend to your inner feelings and vulnerabilities. But the research shows that these fears are unfounded. By becoming more self-compassionate, this can set the stage for better health, relationships, and general well-being. And self-compassion yields a number of benefits including lowering levels of anxiety and depression, raising self-esteem and building better body image. What's not to like? So if you're feeling skeptical about self-compassion but interested to dip your toe into the water, this episode is one for you. It references work by Kristen Neff, Paul Gilbert and Ken Goss. I hope that you find it helpful.
5/7/202226 minutes, 19 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Hospital Admissions, Exposure Therapy and Nutrition, with Jake Biggs

Today, I’m talking to Jake Biggs, a nutritional medicine practitioner, nutrition coach and corporate nutrition speaker from Sydney, Australia. Jake developed severe anorexia nervosa at 14 years old, and then over 13 years, he experienced 20 hospitalisations and borderline fatal death. Throughout this time in his life, he encountered first-hand, the devastating impact of anorexia nervosa on his mental and physical health and what happens, when the human body is deprived of quality nutrition. Jake describes his previous relationship with food as ‘abysmal’. Jake had a turning point in his recovery, being exhausted with the never-ending cycle of hospitalisations, he decided to focus on moving away from the illness, and towards different goals and dreams. Exposure therapy – which he will be talking about more in this episode, was an integral part of this. If this didn’t all seem enough to contend with, Jake then developed a Grade 3 Frontal Lobe Astrocytoma brain tumour. This required an urgent brain operation and subsequent radiotherapy treatment, where he lost all his hair and had extremely poor energy, mental clarity and tiredness. After this, Jake’s career goal was to educate himself on using nutrition as medicine for the human body. Despite suffering from multiple seizures, he soldiered on and completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetic Medicine degree) in September 2021 graduating with DUX Honours. It is now Jake’s life mission to assist individuals to restore, rebalance and reinvigorate their health by using evidence-based medicine principles for long term longevity.   This is a truly inspiring conversation and demonstrates the hope and possibility for recovery for anyone who has experienced an eating disorder or other health condition. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Jake: - Website: https://nutritionlongevity.wixsite.com/yourhealth Facebook and Instagram: @nutritionlongevity
4/30/202243 minutes, 47 seconds
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Signs of Under-eating or Restrictive Eating for all Shapes and Body Sizes

Under eating, dieting, restrictive eating - they have a huge impact on mood, thoughts, behaviours and the physical body. Although, these symptoms might be more pronounced in someone who is underweight, they will be experienced by people of all shapes, sizes and weights. If you're in the habit of under eating, you may have become accustomed to the symptoms and almost see them as 'normal'. However, your life will be impacted significantly - and probably not for the best. I've recorded this to help increase your awareness and motivation for change. It's not about 'beating yourself up' for what you're doing. You are likely doing the best you can right now. Grab a pen and notebook and see which symptoms you relate to most and see if there are any surprises. I hope that enjoy the episode!
4/22/202230 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Limitations of Mindful Eating and Intuitive Eating in Recovery and Going ’All-In’ versus Stepped Change, with Anne Richardson

Today, I have another returning guest and I’m talking to Anne Richardson, a Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Anne is returning for her third conversation to The Eating Disorder Therapist Podcast. She supports people in recovery from eating disorders and helps them to learn to eat again. Anne grew up in France, in a culture, where thinness was a normality. In a previous episode on this podcast, she talks about her own recovery from anorexia nervosa in her teens; her thoughts on French women and slenderness; eating disorders in men; wellness culture and the many myths around nutrition. Do check out the episode linked below. And in Anne's last conversation here, she talked about Healthy Week in schools and the problems with this, around the messages we are passing on to our children. Do check this episode too, also linked below. Today, Anne is back and is going to be talking about Mindful Eating and Intuitive Eating, and why they are not always the most helpful approach in eating disorder recovery, particularly when recovering from anorexia nervosa. Anne has a unique approach to working, using stories and metaphors in her practice to help communicate complex principles. There's lots of wisdom, tips and information packed into this episode. I hope that you enjoy it. To find out more about Anne: - Instagram: @crunchnutrition Website: crunchnutrition.co.uk FB: @cruncnutritionexeter Previous episodes featuring Anne on this podcast: - Eating Disorder Recovery and Busting Nutritional Myths https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/eating-disorder-recovery-and-busting-nutritional-myths-with-anne-richardson/ Is Sugar the Enemy and Healthy Week in Schools https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/is-sugar-the-enemy-anne-richardson-explores-healthy-week-in-schools/  
4/15/202244 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bulimia Recovery - How Purging Keeps you Stuck and Decision Making, with Jacqueline Davis

Today I’m talking to Jacqueline Davis, the Binge Breakers Podcast Host, Bulimia Recovery Coach, artist, and loving dog mum. After recovering from bulimia by focusing on habit and mindset change, she now helps others to do the same through her ground-breaking support programmes. Prior to having bulimia, Jacqueline struggled with disordered eating for several years and food and exercise consumed her life; this later developed into bulimia, leaving Jacqueline in a very dark and lonely place. If you want to hear Jacqueline’s recovery story, she has been a previous guest on this podcast back in early September 2021. It is one of the most popular episodes and here is the link: - https://harrietfrew.podbean.com/e/bulimia-recovery-breaking-habits-and-healing-with-jacqueline-davis/ Today, Jacqueline is back and she is going to explore how purging in bulimia can keep you stuck; (because we know that it’s a behaviour that triggers and perpetuates disordered eating cycles but also feels scary to let go of) AND she’s going to talk all about decision making in bulimia recovery. Because doesn’t it sometimes feel that you just don’t have a choice? Jacqueline is passionate about interrupting habits and changing thoughts to create an empowering, recovery mindset. I’m excited to share this episode with you and I know that there will be be lots of powerful takeaways from this. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Jacqueline: (Binge Breakers Bulimia) Podcast: https://www.bingebreakers.com/podcast Website: https://www.bingebreakers.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bingebreakers_bulimia/     
4/9/202236 minutes, 57 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery - When You’re in Two Minds about Change

Ambivalence about change in eating disorder recovery! It's a normal part of the process and in fact quite unusual, if someone doesn't have this inner conflict going on.  It can be incredibly frustrating to experience this, if you are struggling with an eating disorder and also for those around you. So, a part of you might be absolutely fed up with the eating problem. Maybe it's preoccupying your time, leaving you exhausted, you can’t go out socially, your moods are all over the place and it’s robbing you of a fulfilling life BUT – whilst all this may be one hundred percent true, there’s another part of you that extremely apprehensive about letting the eating disorder go. This can be for a multitude of reasons – many of these are not obvious to begin with. Because ultimately,  disordered eating is a coping strategy.  In this episode, I’m going to talk about the three main barriers to change in recovery and how to go about addressing these, so you move beyond the illness, towards health.
4/2/202226 minutes, 16 seconds
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Overcoming Emotional Eating, Healing the Gut, The Seduction of Weight Loss and Self-Care, with Amber Romaniuk

Today I’m speaking to Amber Romaniuk, an Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating, self-care and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Her podcast “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” has a million downloads, over 300 episodes and is listened to, in over 88 countries. She was featured on TV Personality Whitney Port’s podcast and has also appeared on local TV 50 times in the last three years alone. Go AMBER! Amber overcame her own emotional eating, after gaining and losing more than 1000 lbs and spending over $50,000 on binge foods and spending 5 years balancing her hormones and digestion. Now she helps others achieve Body Freedom™ so they have the confidence and health to create amazing lives. In this episode, we are going to explore the highs and lows of Amber’s journey in fully healing her own relationship with food and overcoming emotional eating, to reaching the point where she is experiencing the food freedom she has today. Amber shares about the dietary changes she made on the healing journey, so healing the gut, balancing hormones and eliminating food cravings. We explore our different therapeutic approaches and the importance of tailoring support to each individual client. Amber discusses the seduction of the weight loss journey and the impact on wellbeing, and how getting hooked on a weight loss journey can fulfill a perfectionist obsession, where it is extremely hard to win or feel good enough. She will also reflect on the importance of self-care in the healing journey, through prioritising your own needs and setting firm boundaries in place. There’s so much valuable content here. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Amber: - Website: https://amberapproved.ca/ The No Sugarcoating Podcast: https://amberapproved.ca/podcast/ Instagram: @amberromaniuk
3/26/202247 minutes, 33 seconds
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Finding Love After an Eating Disorder

The impetus for creating this episode came from one of my lovely listeners. She talked about only ever feeling comfortable, worthy of romantic attention or able to be intimate, whilst having an eating disorder and actively losing weight. A large motivator for the eating disorder was to feel pretty or worthy of male attention. Although my listener has made huge recovery strides in many areas, this is still an area of vulnerability, with a strong fear of being rejected based on her body. She’s looking for some thoughts on re-entering the dating scene when being in recovery, especially when this involves weight gain. In this episode, I am going to explore 5 different ways to look at this – reflecting your attachment style, early influences at home with dieting and body image;  the whole thing about external validation and how seductive this can be; then moving towards actively improving body image as you go out into the world but most importantly creating your own identity and solid sense of self-worth. I hope that you enjoy the episode.    
3/19/202231 minutes, 54 seconds
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Understanding Why you may be in Patterns of Control, Neglect and Self-Sabotage around Eating

Your early relationships in life will impact the way you care for yourself, the way you interact with others and also your relationship with food and your body. Patterns of over-control, conditional acceptance, emotional neglect or even abuse can all have a significant impact. In this episode, I talk about Reciprocal Roles, a tool used in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, to give you greater insight into understanding this. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
3/12/202223 minutes, 46 seconds
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6 Ways to Boost Self-Esteem in Eating Disorder Recovery

When you have an eating disorder, underneath the symptoms, your self-esteem is often shaky. You might not feel good enough at all. You may feel that you are flawed in some way and you may not treat yourself with the respect that you deserve. You might experience ‘I’m not good enough’ thoughts such as: - ‘I’m boring, I’m not intelligent, I’m unattractive. I’m too this or that; I’m not as good as X person’. You will likely be adept at noticing your perceived flaws and ignoring any positive qualities.

This inner feeling of unworthiness can permeate every area of life, through choice of relationships, work progress and social engagements. It’s like having a millstone around your neck, as you carry this heavy psychological baggage into every situation.

 In this episode, I explore common causes of low self-worth and give six tips on how to radically improve this, with some journal prompts. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
3/4/202218 minutes, 56 seconds
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Breaking Free from Cycles of Binge Eating and Over-Exercise

In this episode, I explore the destructive cycle of experiencing out of control binge eating episodes followed by compulsive over-exercise, as compensation. When this happens the exercise is not a joyful, happy movement anymore, rather it is a relentless, punishing and punitive thing that has to be endured, even if you are weary and exhausted. It can go on for hours of the day. Some of my clients are wedded to their fitness trackers and having to walk numerous steps per day. This can involve extensive walks or pacing around the house to achieve their required target. Or even walking on the spot before getting into bed to achieve the step target for the day. Sometimes, we can forget that this is actually a problem. In a culture that continuously tells us to eat less and move more. No amount of exercise can feel wrong. You might even be outwardly praised for the amount of activity that you’re doing – with no one really understanding what’s going on behind closed doors. So how do you begin to interrupt this cycle? Do you focus on the binge eating or do you focus on the over-exercise first? It’s a bit of a chicken and egg scenario. I’m going to talk you through some steps to help you consider how YOU might break your cycle of binge eating and over-exercise. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
2/26/202237 minutes, 18 seconds
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5 Ways I Maintain Mental Well-being and Remain Fully Recovered from an Eating Disorder

In this episode, I share five of my top tips for maintaining good mental well-being and being fully recovered from an eating disorder, after struggling for almost a decade with bulimia nervosa. Recovery is possible. Stay hopeful and continue to seek out your own truth and healing journey. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
2/18/202225 minutes, 20 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Writing and Inspiring Resources, with Carly Newberg

Today, I’m talking to Carly Newberg from Eastern Oregon, USA.  Carly is an Author and Freelance Writer and Editor. As an adolescent, she struggled with eating disorders – anorexia, bulimia and exercise addiction which has contributed to her passion for mental health and overall wellbeing. Carly has been recovered for four years and is now on the journey to training as a Mental Health Counsellor. She recently worked in a residential treatment facility with those aiming to recover. Carly recently published her debut book, Good Enough: Believing Beautiful through Trauma, through Life, through Disorder. In it, she shares her story through messages of faith, forgiveness, and trusting in the unknown. She believes that eating disorders are multidimensional puzzles with no one cause and that to move past them, we must trek through our past with open arms and compassion. In this episode today, Carly shares about her ongoing recovery journey in eating disorder recovery, what helped, hindered and supported her to find the healthier and more peaceful place she is in today. She also talks about writing her book and shares a multitude of resources that inspired her along the way. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Carly: - Recent writings/published articles: medium.com/@sincerelycarly Instagram: @_sincerelycarly Website: www.believing-beautiful.com Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Enough-Believing-Beautiful-Disorder/dp/163676522X  
2/12/202237 minutes, 44 seconds
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Understanding More about the Psychology of Eating Disorders

People that develop eating disorders tend to be sensitive souls, who feel their feelings very deeply. Ultimately this is a super-power and means that individuals are hugely empathetic, kind and compassionate beings. But it also means that the world can feel overwhelming and tricky to navigate at times. It can exacerbate issues with low self-esteem, people pleasing, perfectionism and in managing emotions. In this episode, I focus in on pleasing and perfectionist traits to hopefully help those with eating disorders feel better understood and to offer carers and loved ones further insight. Of course, I am generalising in this episode and every person’s experience is unique, so if you don’t relate, trust your inner wisdom and your own path. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
2/6/202210 minutes, 55 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, External Validation and Finding your Beauty Within, with Eric Pothen

Today I’m talking to Eric Pothen, a middle school choir teacher and passionate eating disorder advocate based in Albertville, Minnesota, USA. Eric struggled with an eating disorder for several years, but I’m pleased to say is now well along the recovery road and healing from this. Today, Eric uses his eating disorder struggles as his strength, to raise awareness and become an advocate for those who are and have struggled with eating disorders, disordered eating, and/or body image. Eric is the owner and founder of an apparel company, "Embrace Wear," whose mission is to help others learn to embrace themselves and find beauty and self-worth within. At Embrace Wear, they believe that our bodies don’t define who we are, and that beauty does not come in one size; Embrace Wear means recreating what it means to be beautiful, accepting others for who they are not for what they look like. As a wonderful bonus,10% of the proceeds from this company go to local eating disorder clinics in Minnesota. In this episode, we talk about Eric’s journey in eating disorder recovery – what helped, what hindered and what triggered Eric to begin the courageous path to healing. Eric shares about the seduction of external validation, good and bad foods and bravely addresses the stigma around binge eating and chewing and spitting. Eric also shares about his new apparel company and his incredible advocacy work. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Eric: - Instagram: @embracewearco; @epothen https://www.etsy.com/shop/embracewearco  
1/29/202248 minutes, 12 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE! Men Get Eating Disorders Too - my Recording with Calum Stronach on #NotAllMen??? Podcast

A BONUS EPISODE for you! Recently, I spoke with Calum Stronach on the #NotAllMen??? Podcast. We delve into the topic of men and eating disorders - getting help, typical symptoms and barriers for getting the support you need. We explore dieting, forbidden foods, over-exercise, fitness and identifying disordered eating symptoms. We also talk about managing emotions helpfully, when you naturally lean towards a pragmatic and solution focused approach. We think about creating an environment that supports change with eating difficulties and utilising our relationships, rather than isolating and trying to figure it out alone. And lots more! I hope that you enjoy the conversation. Link to the #NotAllMen podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/08wQGgbJWtkomCY8hcg65e Follow Calum on Instagram: @calumstronach    
1/24/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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Moving Beyond Trauma in Eating Disorder Recovery, with Ilene Smith

Today I’m talking to Ilene Smith, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) whose work is rooted in the principles of attachment theory and eastern philosophies. Ilene integrates several modalities into her practice, including talking, touch-work, and movement, to help clients develop deeper and safer relationships within, and increased capacities for resilience and joy.  Ilene is the author of ‘Moving Beyond Trauma: The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality’, (Lioncrest, 2020), an Amazon Bestseller that shows readers how to bring the body into the trauma healing process. Her writing on psychology and wellness has appeared in Mind, Body, Green,  Spirituality and Health, PsychCentral, Project HEAL, and Brooke Burke’s ModernMom. She holds master’s degrees in Mental Health Counselling and Exercise Physiology, is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the GROW Training Institute, and completed the three-year training program with the Somatic Experiencing Institute founded by Peter Levine. In addition to her private practice, Ilene offers workshops on trauma-healing and conducts research on Somatic Experiencing for eating disorder treatment. She makes her home in Arizona and loves to travel, collect art, cycle, and practice yoga in her spare time. In this episode, we explore how Ilene came to work in eating disorders and her personal journey into trauma focused work. Ilene explains about treating eating disorders from the ‘bottom up’, working on the deeper issues rather than symptoms only, this being a part in recovery that is often overlooked. She talks about how eating disorders give short-term relief from emotional pain, but these maladaptive coping strategies lead to a vicious cycle of shame and disappointment, which is challenging to escape from. She introduces skills and practices to begin to heal trauma and to restore the nervous system again, for sustainable eating disorder recovery. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Ilene:- Website: https://ilenesmith.com/ Instagram: @ilenesmithhealing
1/22/202234 minutes, 8 seconds
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Eating Disorders in the Pandemic, What Makes Good Therapy and Altum Health, with Dr. Courtney Raspin

Today I’m talking to Dr Courtney Raspin, who is a Chartered Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Courtney is working to raise awareness of eating disorders, the significant effects the pandemic has had on sufferers, and how ‘good’ therapy can enable people to understand and manage their symptoms, as well as start living fuller, happier and more meaningful lives.   Courtney was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of influential media psychologist, Dr Toni Grant, and a physician, she grew up with a keen interest in both mental and physical health. Courtney moved to London in 2000 and worked for 10 years in the NHS before launching her private clinic, Altum Health in 2010.  Altum Health is London’s premier private psychology practice specialising in the treatment of eating disorders and body image difficulties. To date, it has treated over 500 patients. Following a significantly high increase in enquiries during the UK’s lockdown, Courtney is now actively engaged in raising awareness of how increased stress is affecting young people during the pandemic. She is also exploring how this is stimulating a resurgence of mental health issues, including eating disorders – what causes them, what keeps them going and the therapies that can help. Alongside her work at Altum Health, Courtney is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and regularly lectures in the Counselling Psychology Doctoral Programme at City University. A member of the Eating Disorders Association (b-eat), she has appeared in documentaries and contributed to numerous articles on not only eating disorders and body image, but mental health in general. Courtney is a full-time working mum with two children, has been married for over 20 years and also plays mum to the family’s cockapoo – Luna, who is hoping to become a fully trained therapy dog in residence at Altum Health. In this episode, we explore Courtney’s history and how she came to work in eating disorders. We talk about the work of Altum Health and how they approach treatment for eating disorders, so providing good therapy that is effective for each individual. We also talk the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health and the surge in eating disorder referrals and how we can protect young people with their wellbeing going forward. I hope that you enjoy the conversation.   To find out more: Website: https://www.altumhealth.co.uk/ Instagram: @drcourtneyraspin  
1/15/202240 minutes, 51 seconds
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Working on Identity to Create Lasting Change in Recovery

Recently I've been reading James Clear's book - Atomic Habits. He teaches you how to make long lasting and sustainable change through making tiny steps. And when he explores behaviour change, he highlights that our IDENTITY is often the part that gets in the way. We hold on to deep beliefs about ourselves that can sabotage change and make it short lived. In this episode, I explore how to make changes in eating disorder recovery, aiming to target the roots of change. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   If you're interested in joining my 10 Steps to Intuitive Eating Course, please go to my bio on Instagram @the_eating_disorder_therapist or my website www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk  
1/8/202212 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Value of Friendship in Eating Disorder Recovery and 6 Ways to Connect with Others

We have an epidemic of loneliness in the UK. It is certainly one of the most talked about issues in counselling, and a trigger for many unhelpful escape strategies like overeating, drinking, compulsive shopping and internet use. In some ways, we have never felt so connected, constantly glued to our iPhones and other electronic devices, but the time for meaningful connections has diminished with our ever busier lives.  Loneliness can be hard to bear, especially when you feel maybe that you shouldn’t feel lonely – you may be surrounded by people, but don’t feel connected at all. We know that people live longer when they have meaningful relationships, these being incredibly important for our mental wellbeing. If we look at centenarians – they’re not spiralising their courgettes or weighing their food, they are invested in their relationships. We put time and effort into health, exercise, work and family. It is worth investing in our friendships too. It can be a vital component of eating disorder recovery. In this episode, I share 6 tips for feeling more connected and building friendship. As we move into the New Year, make a resolution to invest and build your friendships. Healthy relationships are SO valuable for good mental wellbeing. Healthy relationships will absolutely support you in your eating disorder recovery.  
1/2/202212 minutes, 39 seconds
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Setting Eating Disorder Recovery Goals for 2022

Eating disorder recovery goals can be created at any point, but New Year can be as good a time as any. Especially when the world around you might be luring you down the diet culture route of starting a new plan or joining the gym or detoxing. Instead, it can be the time to step aside from all of this and to get strongly rooted in your own recovery lane. Because, you don’t want to be procrastinating recovery or putting it off till 'some day'. Life is short and for living. Eating disorders can rob weeks, months and ultimately years of your life. You can’t get back your teenage finding-your-identity phase with fun and experimentation, or your twenties where you’re growing up and finding yourself, and hopefully travelling and meeting people and growing as a person. Or at any stage, eating disorders take away. Having an eating disorder massively impacts the quality of your relationships and career, and ultimately your potential. Having an eating disorder is like having a millstone around your neck which you’re dragging with you. It takes much more than it gives back. So how to even begin to embrace recovery goals? I talk about 5 different tips for managing ed goals including: Number 1 – extraordinary focus and dedication. Number 2 – getting clear on your life goals and values. Number 3 – surrounding yourself with the encouragers and uplifters. Number 4 – it’s a grieving process and that’s okay. Number 5 – the baby steps add up to a very big deal. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
12/26/202123 minutes, 5 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery and Being a Passionate Foodie, with Author and Food Expert, Hannah Howard

Today I’m talking to Hannah Howard, from New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, daughter, new baby son and very cute puppy. Hannah is a writer and food expert who spent her formative years in New York eating, drinking, serving, bartending, cooking on a line, flipping giant wheels of cheese, and managing restaurants. She loves to write about delicious things, teach food writing classes, and might just spend all day at a market shopping for fruits and veggies. Her memoir, Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen, debuted as Amazon's number one bestselling memoir in 2018. Her new book Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family, is recently out and available to buy. Hannah’s relationship with food has been profoundly complicated. On the one hand having a love and passion for it, as a real foodie, on the other hand, struggling with an eating disorder. Hannah’s book PLENTY is where Hannah shares her personal reckoning with loss and self-love as she struggles with the ghost of an eating disorder. Her journey is both geographical and psychological as she travels the globe –from New York to Oslo to Italy to name a few of the destinations travelled. Through a web of vignettes, Hannah reflects on her friendships with a diverse cast of women, these being strong female mentors, who have taken on meaningful, creative work with purpose and potential in the male-dominated food industry. Using drippy, delicious imagery, she describes enviable meals and expeditions, finding love and community, and how food has connected her to family and friends. Alongside this, weaving in her own personal journey, in ongoing eating disorder recovery, learning to trust and accept her body and dealing with a devastating pregnancy loss along the way. Hannah’s work has been featured in New York Magazine, VICE, SELF, Thrillist, Serious Eats, Bust, refinery29, Salon, and many others. In this episode, you’ll hear about Hannah’s recovery story, her experiences as a passionate foodie, writing books and in dealing with life’s loves and losses. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   To find out more about Hannah: Instagram: @hannhmhoward Website: https://www.hannahhoward.nyc/  
12/18/202137 minutes, 2 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, the Fitness Industry, Performance Drugs and Tips for Change with Marcus Kain

Today I’m speaking to Marcus Kain who is a Nutrition Coach and Trainer with 15 years industry experience. He specialises in working with people to break cycles of disordered eating and burnout. Marcus has a history of suffering with eating disorders, disordered eating and over-exercise himself.  However, he has healed his relationship with food and now supports others to do the same. From his experience balancing life as a fitness professional and touring performer, Marcus understands the impact high stress and pressure can have on the body and mind. Using strategies that focus on balancing the nervous system and providing safe ways to be with and recharge the body, Marcus provides a platform for people to gain a fulfilling relationship with food and exercise through his coaching, social media and The M.Kain Coaching Podcast. In this episode, Marcus shares his story, explaining the treatment approaches that worked and ones that didn’t. He shares the isolation of struggling with disordered eating within the fitness industry and being male; his thoughts on performance enhancing drugs and how he drew on anxiety management techniques from his previous life as a touring performer, which became life changing in his relationship with food. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Marcus: Instagram: @mkaincoaching Podcast – search for The M. Kain Coaching Podcast on all major platforms.
12/11/202148 minutes, 57 seconds
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A Journey through Therapy in Eating Disorder Recovery

So how do you treat eating disorders? Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions and sadly there is no wonder cure that can fix them. What works effectively for one person may be very different for another. In this episode, I talk to you about some of the ways that I work with my clients. I describe myself as an integrative counsellor, meaning that I am not wedded to any one approach rather using different therapies, which I have found to be particularly helpful for treating eating disorders (Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, MANTRA and Cognitive Analytic Therapy). I firmly believe in the therapeutic relationship being the corner-stone for healing. I also believe in being flexible and tailoring work to suit a client’s personal journey. Sometimes, this may involve a talking therapy with more insight and self-reflection, whilst at other times it may mean utilising tools and practical strategies, or a combination of the two. The different areas I focus on in therapy (not limited to) in this episode: - Working on motivation for change, as people often feel ambivalent. Understanding why you may have developed an eating disorder. Getting clear on values and diluting the link between self-worth and weight. Developing a healthier relationship with food with regular eating and a range of foods. Becoming more food neutral Dealing with emotions and developing healthy coping mechanisms. Developing awareness and insight into your thoughts and thinking patterns. Developing self-compassion and a healthy body image Boosting self-esteem and self-worth. Managing inevitable relapses. Remember, it is possible to change and to recover from an eating disorder. The road will not always be smooth and there will be many inevitable bumps on this journey. However, it is worth taking the courageous step to reach out and get help. It’s also worth trying different avenues alongside including in engaging in self-help, reading recovery blogs and helpful social media, and taking a holistic approach. Recovery is possible. Hold onto hope.
12/5/202128 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Psychology of Eating Disorders - Exploring What‘s Underneath

As a therapist, I love supporting clients to explore their story and to make sense of their eating disorder. It's not always an easy job, as eating disorders are complicated and there is no one cause.  It can feel as if they are all about food, however, they are a complex interplay of genetics, environment, family life, stressors and triggers. In supporting a client with change, it can be a valuable process to piece together the different parts of the jigsaw to begin to make sense of all the different parts. Through this process, someone can begin to understand why they have developed an eating disorder; possible triggers and the perpetuating factors that keep them stuck in destructive cycles. In this episode, I talk about three ways that eating disorders help people cope (albeit short-term). Of course, longer term, they bring about many more problems. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, I hope this will help you question and explore your own psychology to begin to make better sense of what's going on. If you're a carer, it will offer you an insight into why your loved one may be doing what they're doing, which can provide a starting point for better understanding and compassion. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
11/29/202123 minutes, 2 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Orthorexia, Post-Pregnancy Bodies and Core Beliefs, with Dr. Lara Zibarras

Today I’m talking to Dr. Lara Zibarras – chartered occupational psychologist and food freedom coach. Lara’s background is in academic psychology, where she has worked for City, University of London running a successful postgraduate psychology course. Throughout her career, Lara’s passion has been helping people succeed in both work and life. Through her work as an associate professor in organisational psychology she has explored ways to improve people's working lives and feel more fulfilled in their roles. But today, she primarily works as a Nutrition and Wellness Coach, running her own online health and wellness business – Health Mindset Matters. Lara combines her background in psychology and nutrition to support people to create mindset shifts and heal their relationship with food and body image. Lara came to work in this field, after years of intensive dieting and then developing an eating disorder. However, she has fully recovered and got her life back on track, when discovering the power of working on her mindset. Lara’s mission today is to help people create a positive relationship with food and work on their body acceptance. In this episode, we talk about Lara’s journey in healing from bulimia and later orthorexia. Lara talks about post pregnancy and the pressure to regain your pre-pregnancy body. We explore the factors that helped her heal and claim food freedom, particularly supported with nutrition. We delve into the mindset work that Lara found to be incredibly helpful on her journey and understanding the impact of core beliefs, thinking styles and habits to further understand how she supports her clients today. I hope that you enjoy the episode!   To find out more about Dr. Lara: - Website: https://drlarazib.com/ Instagram: @drlarazib YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH7eW-83_s0wfz22jArPIFA  
11/20/202142 minutes, 10 seconds
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6 Tips to Deal with Relapse in Eating Disorder Recovery

Relapse is an absolutely normal and inevitable part of recovery. It’s incredibly rare that someone can just stop their eating disorder behaviours, as you have to deal with food every day. Whether this be lapsing back into restrictive eating, binge eating, purging or over-exercising, a relapse can feel pretty stressful and overwhelming.  But relapses can be incredibly valuable for gaining insight and awareness about your triggers. Consequently, I like to call relapses – blips or learning experiences. So it’s helpful to embrace relapses and see them as part of the recovery process. Over time, as you move along the recovery road, you will relapse less in frequency and you will recover faster. You are never back to square one. In this episode, I share 6 of my best tips to deal with lapses, and all ones that I have utilised in my own recovery.  I hope that you find this helpful.  
11/13/202117 minutes, 53 seconds
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Autism, Eating Disorders in Men, Stigma and Sport with Thomas Henley

Today, I’m talking to Thomas Henley – passionate autism advocate, public speaker and online content creator. Thomas has his own podcast (the Thoughty Auti podcast- all things autism and mental health) – he is also a YouTuber and Documentary creator. And that’s all in his spare time, as Thomas is also a Business & Event Project manager for a non-profit organisation. Amazingly, Thomas is a former Commonwealth Championship Taekwondo Gold medalist, and owner of the ‘Best Male Fighter’ trophy for his heavyweight bouts. Diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at age 10, and then partnering with the charity, Anna Kennedy Online, Thomas became an autism advocate in his early 20’s. He openly shares that he suffers from meltdowns, panic attacks, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Binge Eating Disorder, and Severe Depression. Despite his struggles, he has developed strong social and communication skills, and achieved an honours degree in Biomedical Science (UoM), has taught in SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) teaching, has extensive traveling experience, and developed his video and audio skills independently. Thomas is an incredibly inspiring human!   In this interview, we talk about a whole range of different topics. Thomas talks through his personal story of struggling with his own mental health issues, including having bulimia as a child, this then morphing into binge eating disorder as an adult. He shares about his diagnosis with Asperger’s Syndrome at aged 10 and more about the role of how autism interplays with eating disorders and interoception. He also addresses stigma around males having eating disorders and the impact of sport and eating disorders, when there is pressure to be a certain weight or size. This is an episode to truly inspire and encourage people on their journey. I hope that you enjoy it. To find out more about Thomas: - Website: https://thomashenley.co.uk/  
11/6/202140 minutes, 16 seconds
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An Interview with Me by Ross Dempsey of Progression Health

Another interview with me this week by Ross Dempsey of Progression Health. Ross is a qualified personal trainer, with a degree in Exercise and Health Studies and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. He's originally from Ireland but now based out in San Francisco. Ross is passionate about fitness training being hugely beneficial for mental and physical health, and for boosting confidence and relieving stress. He promotes an approach of balance, steering away from restrictive diets and encouraging his clients to embrace movement for achieving ultimate wellbeing and enjoyment.  Ross was a fantastic interviewer, with lots of great questions and humour too. He talks to me about all things eating disorders. Again, there's a lot packed in to this episode and I hope it will offer you a real insight into this area of mental health.   Just to reassure you that the podcast will be back to it's original format next week. I have several guests lined up along with some solo episodes too! I hope that you enjoy this conversation. To find out more about Ross: https://linktr.ee/progressionHealthCoaching
10/29/20211 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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An Interview with Me by Shane Walsh Fitness!

Something different this week! It's me being interviewed by Shane Walsh on his podcast. Shane Walsh is the founder of Shane Walsh Fitness. Shane’s route into fitness was driven by ill health - after getting ill in 2017, Shane decided to start fitness training and immediately experienced the physical and mental benefits of this. Shane then developed a huge passion to support others to do the same. He is a fully qualified nutritionist, who specialises in working with women and educating them about how to genuinely fuel their body and move away from toxic 1200kcal diets that are often recommended for weight loss. There's lots packed into this episode. I talk about different eating disorders; the impact of the pandemic; getting to the root cause of eating disorders; the fitness industry and supporting men with eating disorders; binge triggers and tips on stopping binge eating; improving body image; how to support someone with an eating disorder; helping children develop a healthy relationship with food and more! I can't believe how much we packed in. I hope that you enjoy this conversation. If you want to find out more about Shane Walsh Fitness: https://www.shanewalshfitness.com/  
10/22/202150 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders

This podcast has some triggering content. Please take care of yourself. If you have experienced some form of sexual abuse in childhood, it is incredibly common that you may struggle with with the abuse of food and have very negative body image.  This is understandable, with food becoming a coping and survival mechanism at a very difficult time. Unconsciously, your relationship with food can mirror your deeper relationship with yourself, after experiencing this trauma. In this episode, I talk about how the violating act of sexual abuse can impact the body, body image, and induce overwhelming feelings of shame, guilt and powerlessness. I then explore taking baby steps towards healing and finding hope and recovery. Further help and resources: https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/ https://www.recovery-from-child-sexual-abuse.org.uk/ https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/child-abuse-survivors/    
10/17/202121 minutes, 39 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Disney Princesses and How We Diet Like We Date, with Toni Marinucci

Today I’m talking to Toni Marinucci, a Registered Dietitian, public speaker, coach and author. Toni has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition, has been an avid lifestyle blogger for over 10 years. Toni’s passion lies in helping people live happier and healthier lives, with her mission to help people heal their relationship with food, gain self-confidence, and find balance in eating habits. As well as being a Registered Dietitian, Toni is also a Business Owner of Tips with Toni. Ironically, she teaches people how NOT to diet through online nutrition coaching.   In this episode, Toni shares her journey to healing, from growing up in a larger body and being encouraged to diet from such a young age. And how from the depths of despair, how she has healed and then used this experience to grow and support others. Toni also talks about the differences between disordered eating and eating disorders, and how she can define your eating archetype using Disney princesses! She talks about being on the Dr. Oz show (USA daytime TV talk show) and how we diet like we date: - the parallels between our relationship with food and romantic relationships, explained more fully in her new book and Ted Talk. I hope that you enjoy this conversation. To find out more about Toni, her new book and Ted Talk: - Instagram: @tipswithtoni_podcast; @tips_with_toni Website: https://tipswithtoni.com/  
10/9/202142 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dealing with the Root of Eating Disorder Recovery, Healing the Gut and Self-Soothing, with Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

Today, I’m talking to Mindy Gorman-Plutzer, Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner and Eating Psychology Coach.   Mindy’s life experience and training inspired her to create a framework that combines functional nutrition, positive psychology, and mind/body science. Mindy is passionate about helping others recover from eating disorders and create a healthier lifestyle. Her approach tackles the root cause of the issue, and emphasizes that how and why you eat is just as important as what you eat.  In addition, Mindy is the author of The Freedom Promise: 7 Steps To Stop Fearing What Food Will Do TO You and Start Embracing What It Can Do FOR You. In this episode, Mindy talks about her personal journey recovery, the treatment limitations when seeking help and how she found the right support that enabled true healing. She explores how eating disorders become solutions to different trauma or stressors, and the way they can becomes a means of self-soothing, and with healing, other healthier coping strategies can be explored. Mindy works from a functional medicine perspective, involving healing the gut, and she explains her reasoning for not working with the ‘all foods it’ model in recovery. This is an inspiring and encouraging episode, as Mindy radiates passion, enthusiasm and deep caring for her clients and people healing from eating disorders. It gives hope for recovery and regaining and taking back what was lost through the illness. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   To find out more about Mindy:- Instagram: @thefreedompromise Website: https://thefreedompromise.com/  
10/3/202140 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trauma, Health at Every Size and Supporting Black Women with Eating Disorders, with Dr. Carolyn Coker-Ross

Today, I’m talking to Dr. Carolyn Coker-Ross, based in the USA and a medical doctor specialising in eating disorders, trauma and addiction.  She presented a TEDxPleasantGrove talk on “The Gifts of Intergenerational Trauma'' in January, 2020. Dr. Coker-Ross is the author of 3 books, which are recovery workbooks - including: The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook, The Emotional Eating Workbook and The Binge Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating Workbook. She is a contributing author to the recently released book: “Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide,” and offers anti-racism consulting work to companies and organisations. Dr. Coker-Ross came from a family of business entrepreneurs.  When she went into medicine, she founded three women's centres in San Diego offering general medicine and office gynaecology for women. She was named “San Diego Business Woman of the Year."  She later went on to do consulting work at eating disorder treatment facilities where she then founded “The Anchor Program”. This included developing a line of supplements that were used in her consulting work. The Anchor Program is a 12 week online non-diet approach to treating binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating. The program helps people get to the root cause of food and body image issues, enabling them to make peace with food and their body. This conversation explores Dr. Coker-Ross’s journey in working with eating disorder patients. She discusses the need for trauma work in healing patients with eating disorders, including intergenerational trauma and race-based trauma, where relevant. Dr Coker-Ross is a strong advocate of HAES (Health at Every Size) and understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and these are central to her ethos in treatment. This is an incredibly inspiring conversation, appreciating how much change can be made in the world, from an individual with such passion and dedication to supporting others to heal and to change the world for the better. To find out more about the Anchor Program, free book, Ted Talk, Podcast and lots more, please go to www.anchorprogram.com and https://carolynrossmd.com/    
9/25/202149 minutes, 10 seconds
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Can a Self-Help Book Heal Disordered Eating?

I'm sure that you've experienced the wonderful promise of a new, shiny self-help book, for life transformation. But do self-help books really work and what's the best way to make use of them? Today, I share my thoughts about how to get the best from self-help, and talk about my book recommendations for improving your relationship with food and your body. I hope that you enjoy the episode.
9/17/202114 minutes, 44 seconds
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Healing, Recovery Tools and Finding your True Voice, with Emmy Brunner

Today I’m talking to have Emmy Brunner on the podcast. Emmy is a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Personal Empowerment and Transformation Coach, Author and Speaker with over 20 years of experience. She founded The Recover Clinic in 2005, as she wanted to build a community that offered comprehensive treatment packages for the sufferers of trauma, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. She dreamt of a holistic treatment model that considered the ‘whole person’ — body, mind, and spirit — including all elements of lifestyle. The Recover Clinic now offers a program both within the clinic and via an international online service that embodies just this: it emphasises the therapeutic relationship and uses both conventional clinical treatment and alternative therapies.  Emmy also offers a 1:1 coaching service; she has a successful 8-week online program, From Lost to the River and she is author of the wonderful book - Find Your True Voice (available now from all major booksellers). In this episode, Emmy talks about her approach to recovery and holistically treating the whole person, addressing trauma and the unwell voice, whilst also supporting people with a range of skills and tools to support them in healing. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Emmy: - https://emmybrunner.com/ https://www.therecoverclinic.co.uk/ Instagram: @emmybrunnerofficial Join the Eating Disorder Therapist Book Club HERE https://patron.podbean.com/eatingdisordertherapist  
9/11/202133 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bulimia Recovery, Breaking Habits and Healing with Jacqueline Davis

Today I’m talking to Jacqueline Davis, the Binge Breakers Podcast Host, Bulimia Recovery Coach, artist, and loving dog mum. After recovering from bulimia by focusing on habit and mindset change, she now helps others to do the same through her ground-breaking support programmes. Prior to having bulimia, Jacqueline struggled with disordered eating for several years and food and exercise consumed her life; this later developed into bulimia, leaving Jacqueline in a very dark and lonely place. In this episode, Jacqueline openly shares some of the triggers for developing an eating disorder, her path to recovery and then later becoming a coach. This is an episode that offers deep insight into the realities of living with bulimia but also offers inspiration and hope that a full recovery is possible. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   https://www.bingebreakers.com/podcast Website: https://www.bingebreakers.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bingebreakers_bulimia/   
9/4/202147 minutes, 2 seconds
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16 Ways to Actually Love Yourself (When you Have No Idea Where to Begin)

Something a bit different for you this week. 16 Ways to Actually Love Yourself (When you Have No Idea Where to Begin)! I'm speaking as someone who has very much walked this path, finding self-worth after being in the very depths of the deepest well. The episode is inspired by an article by Laura Jane Williams who contributed to 'The Art of Loving Yourself', from the Stylist book - Life Lessons from Remarkable Women. I'd highly recommend it.  This is not only for females; the strategies are valuable lessons for all. It includes a whole range of inspiring tips that actually make self-love seem that little bit more accessible. I hope that you enjoy the episode.   Join the BOOK CLUB - https://patron.podbean.com/eatingdisordertherapist
8/27/202123 minutes, 31 seconds
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Intuition, Empathy, Psychic Ability and Healing with Katie Beecher

Today, I’m talking to - Katie Beecher – Medical and Spiritual Intuitive, based in the U.S. I don’t know if you’ve heard of a medical intuitive before, but this is someone with psychic abilities, who uses these abilities for greater insight into some aspect of well-being. No one is suggesting that medical intuitives could replace consultations with doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, or any kind of medical professional. But if you value the role of gut instinct and following your own intuition, you probably get a sense of the incredible power in listening to this. Katie has had intuitive, empathic and medium abilities since she was a young child but was fearful of them until she entered therapy with a Jungian Psychologist for an eating disorder at the age of 16. Extraordinarily, Katie reached out for help on her own, independently from her parents., which was a brave and bold decision. Katie found that developing bulimia and depression, although taking her to a very dark place at the time, ultimately it was one of the best things that happened to her. Through healing in therapy, Katie learned how to connect to her intuition, accept and understand her intuitive and psychic gifts and find self-love and acceptance. This foundational healing work also inspired Katie for her later work with clients as both a therapist and medical intuitive.  Katie powerfully believes that connection to intuition, self-love and self-acceptance can be a channel for anything, including healing.  She has documented success with many illnesses including Lyme Disease (self-recovered), digestive issues, cancer, viruses, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, adolescent and childhood concerns and other issues. Katie has also written a book about her work as a Medical Intuitive and how others can heal and enhance their lives using the same techniques she uses in her readings.  It is called Heal from Within: A Guidebook to Intuitive Wellness. It will be published by St. Martin’s Press in February, 2022 and is currently available for pre-sale. This is a fascinating insight into a different way of approaching healing. Katie’s story and work is inspiring and will offer reflections and encouraging perspectives that many of you will relate to. I hope that you enjoy the conversation. To find out more about Katie: Website: www.katiebeecher.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/beechermedicalintuitive   Instagram: katiebeecher_medical_intuitive Join The Eating Disorder Therapist Book Club HERE.
8/20/202142 minutes, 22 seconds
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It's LIVE! The Eating Disorder Therapist Book Club

I'm thrilled to announce the launch of The Eating Disorder Therapist Book Club! If you already enjoy The Eating Disorder Therapist Podcast, joining the Book Club gives you access to 4 additional monthly podcast episodes and access to a supportive and encouraging FACEBOOK group, based around a different book. For this first month, we are reading: 'Perfectly Imperfect: Compassionate Strategies to Cultivate a Positive Body Image', by Amy Harman. In this first podcast, I introduce the Book Club, have a conversation with the author and do a deep dive into the topic of body image from chapter 1. This episode is on the main podcast, but going forward will be available to members only. To become a member, you would pay £5 or $7 per month. It's fantastic value for this extra support! Join HERE  https://patron.podbean.com/eatingdisordertherapist Request access to FACEBOOK group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/364499771924272 This is therapeutic support, not therapy.  Please do access additional support as needed via your GP or NHS 111 Mental Health Support.
8/15/202142 minutes, 38 seconds
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Entering Treatment in your 40’s, Atypical Anorexia Nervosa and Taekwondo, with Melanie Gibson

Today I’m talking to Melanie Gibson, from Texas, USA; athlete, writer, corporate employee, eating disorder survivor and creator of the blog Little Black Belt. Melanie’s healing journey has been intrinsically linked with the sport of taekwondo. She began taekwondo training at age ten, then took a 22-year break, before returning to it in her early thirties. Melanie is a second degree black belt and is a third degree black belt candidate. Melanie began having body image issues around the age of 13, this leading to restrictive eating and later over-exercise and binge eating, through her teens and into her twenties. The eating issues calmed somewhat for many years, although body image struggles remained. Melanie loved sports and being active but this was also a way to manage body image concerns. Then in February 2021, at the age of 41, Melanie returned to therapy after experiencing multiple stressors in 2020 (not only a global pandemic but an anterior cruciate ligament tear, surgery, and grueling workplace demands). Her identity as an athlete, martial artist and all-fit person came crashing down. Melanie found herself returning to restricting food and obsessively weighing again and was diagnosed with atypical anorexia nervosa. Thankfully, today, Melanie is now doing much better and, on a journey, to overcoming her eating disorder. In this episode, she talks about her working on her mental health and eating disorder over the years, through taekwondo, therapy and other tools, moving towards a place of true recovery and healing. Melanie’s book: - Kicking and Screaming: a Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts is available wherever books are sold. Do get a copy! I hope that you enjoy this conversation. To find out more about Melanie: - https://littleblackbelt.com/ https://littleblackbelt.com/get-the-book/ Email: [email protected] Twitter: Melanie Gibson Author / @TaekwondoLBB Instagram: @melaniegibsonauthor 
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8/13/202135 minutes, 9 seconds
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Supporting Adolescents and Children with Eating Disorders and Post-Baby Body Image, with Dr. Chloe Bedford

Today, I’m talking to Dr Chloe Bedford – registered Counselling Psychologist, also known to many of us as @the.running.psychologist on Instagram. Chloe has over 10 year’s experience of working in the NHS with adults, children, adolescents and their families. Much of her work today involves working with teens and children with eating disorders. Her work draws on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and psychodynamic models. She is also a strong advocate for self-compassion. You may have seen Chloe’s encouraging posts on social media, with messages about all aspects of mental health with particular emphasis on – post baby body, running after having a baby, body image and managing exercise in a healthy way. In this episode, Chloe talks about her work in eating disorders with children and teens, describing the similarities and differences between children and adult models. She also shares some fantastic tips on engaging with exercise in a constructive way to benefit mental health, boosting body image and managing activity after having a baby, when there is often much pressure to shrink back down. I hope that you enjoy this conversation. To find out more about Chloe: Instagram: @the.running.psychologist Website: https://www.marathonpsychology.com/   If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.
8/6/202142 minutes, 14 seconds
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It's Never Too Late to Recover from an Eating Disorder, with Caroline Drummond-Smith

Today I’m talking to Caroline Drummond-Smith; business owner and coach at Zest Health Coaching and also a mother of three. Caroline helps people to have a healthy relationship with food and their body; to enjoy life; work on habits and change; take responsibility and become their fullest selves. Caroline spent many years suffering from an eating disorder, maintaining an unhealthy weight and strictly controlling her food. Sadly, in this time, she caused damage to her body and missed out on so much. She was also terrified about who she would be without the eating disorder, as it had become so much of an integral part of her identity. Today, Caroline has fully recovered and works as a coach, using her experience in a such a positive way to support others, having a deep understanding of people’s struggles and the battles they are facing. Caroline has done some vital recovery work on making herself a priority rather than an optional extra. She now values her body in a completely different way and acknowledges all the wonderful things it can do. She has learned to nourish her body and treat it with love and kindness, after years of abuse. This is a story that inspires incredible hope and possibility for recovery. Caroline shares her journey through the depths of anorexia, her long recovery journey, and the path to working as a health coach today. I hope that you enjoy this conversation. To find out more about Caroline: - Website: https://www.zesthealthcoaching.co.uk/ Instagram: @zesthealthcoaching   If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.
7/31/202138 minutes, 27 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery and the Incredible Work of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Today I’m talking to Joanna Kandel, CEO and Founder of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. Based in the USA, The Alliance is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to the outreach, education, early intervention, support, and advocacy for all eating disorders. After recovering from a ten-year-long battle with various eating disorders, Johanna founded the alliance in 2000. In addition, she runs free weekly support groups, mentors individuals with eating disorders and their families, and helps thousands of people gain information and find the help they need. As a passionate advocate for mental health and eating disorders legislation, Johanna has spent a lot of time meeting with numerous members of Congress and was part of the first-ever Eating Disorder Roundtable at the White House. She is a proud member of numerous Eating Disorder Committees and has received many awards for her ongoing outreach and advocacy work, as well as appearing on national television and in magazines. Johanna’s book, Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder, was released by Harlequin Nonfiction in September 2010. In this episode, Johanna shares her recovery story; her journey to forming the Alliance and talks about the worldwide support it offers today. Johanna’s incredible passion shines through, offering hope, inspiration and encouragement about recovery. I hope that you enjoy the episode. How to find out more: - Website: https://www.allianceforeatingdisorders.com/ Twitter: @AllianceforEDA Instagram: - @allianceforeda and @johannakandel   If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.  
7/24/202142 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Feel Good Enough and Heal Yourself with Marisa Peer

Today I’m talking to Marisa Peer - internationally award-winning hypnotherapist and Creator of the Multi-award winning Rapid Transformational Therapy ® (RTT®)’. Marisa is the founder of iamenough.com; international best-selling author; motivational speaker; personal development expert and leading celebrity therapist. She is a major contributor to the press and has appeared on numerous TV shows and media outlets. In this episode, Marisa shares her story in becoming a therapist, starting out with Jane Fonda, as a personal trainer and how many of these clients had underlying eating disorders. She talks about the common negative beliefs we hold and how to overcome them, as well as trigger events and delving into the unconscious to bring about lasting change. Marisa also offers inspiration on improving your relationship with food and your body in a sustainable way. I’m hugely grateful to Marisa for sharing her wonderful insights and expertise. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Marisa Peer: www.marisapeer.com www.rtt.com www.iamenough.com twitter.com/MarisaPeer Instagram: @marisapeertherapy linkedin.com/in/marisa-peer/ https://www.facebook.com/marisa.peer.therapy/
7/16/202136 minutes, 25 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery with Angela Rawlinson

Today, I’m talking to Angela Rawlinson – mother of six children, married and lives in Gloucester. Angela is here today to speak about her incredible story in her eating disorder recovery, alongside other mental health struggles. Angela is truly an inspiration, as only in lockdown last year, she was in the depths of an eating disorder, being underweight, struggling with numerous eating disorder behaviours, and feeling very hopeless and trapped. Just over a year later, Angela is in a very different place; having worked on underlying trauma, overhauling her lifestyle and relationships significantly and investing wholeheartedly in eating disorder recovery. And she has six children! You might know Angela from Instagram - @surviving_six_ ; she is also a mental health blogger, and is clearly a passionate advocate for spreading messages about eating disorder awareness and support. It's an inspiring and uplifting conversation that will give you an insight into the tools and daily practices that are a vital part of recovery. I hope that you enjoy the episode.  To find out more about Angela: - Instagram: @surviving_six_ If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.
7/10/202143 minutes, 20 seconds
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It's Not About Food, it's About Feelings

This week, I’m talking about food and feelings. I explore how our early relationship with food develops, the emotional environment at home and how this all intertwines to influence the food and feelings connection. I explain how you can begin to tune into your emotions and find healthier ways of coping, rather than restricting or overeating. I hope that you enjoy this episode.   If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.    
7/2/202122 minutes, 46 seconds
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When You’ve Overcome Symptoms but Eating Disorder Thoughts Linger, with Rachelle Heinemann

Today, I’m talking to Rachelle Heinemann, a licensed mental health counsellor based in NYC and Brooklyn. She specialises in the treatment of eating disorders and emotional eating as well as exercise addiction and body image struggles. She also works extensively with those challenged by depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and career stress. Rachelle is trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She works with her clients to find meaning in their lives and attain long lasting results. In addition to her practice, Rachelle has taught courses in eating disorders and body image at undergraduate programs and high schools. She also provides consultation and education to members of the community. As a psychotherapist, Rachelle recognises that after many clients no longer use eating disorder symptoms, they don’t feel better. In fact, they can often feel worse. It is often because the work on the emotional component of recovery is missing. In this episode, Rachelle explores the connections between emotional experience and food related behaviours. It’s a fascinating insight into the unconscious coping of eating disorders and how to begin to work on this. I hope that you enjoy this conversation. To find out more about Rachelle: - Website: https://www.rachelleheinemann.com/ Instagram: @rheinemannlmhc If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.
6/26/202142 minutes, 19 seconds
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Healing, Intuition and Barriers to Intuitive Eating with Ariana Rodriguez (Embody Health London)

Today I’m speaking with Ariana Rodriguez – Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor, Yoga Teacher and NLP Practitioner.  Ariana trained as a dietitian in Montreal, Canada and later moved to London, where with Cassie Barnard, she founded Embody Health London. Here, they have a team of experts working in eating disorders and body image. Their mission is to help women heal their relationship with food and their body and live a life of diet freedom, being supportive of an anti-diet approach and Intuitive Eating principles. You may have seen Ariana and Cassie on TikTok or Instagram reels with their uplifting dance routines, spreading messages of body acceptance and a healthy relationship with food. They have such a positive energy, with is infectious. I love the way that they combine a fun element, but clearly are absolute professionals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Outside of Ariana’s nutrition and yoga therapy work, you can find her traveling around the globe, dancing and singing in the kitchen, spending time in the outdoors, meditating and connecting with friends and family. She is a self-proclaimed wannabe chef, amateur photographer and loves to stick her nose into a juicy book! In this episode, Ariana shares how own story in overcoming struggles with food and the journey to founding Embody Health London, with Cassie. It’s a story of overcoming adversity, following intuition and wonderful friendship. I hope that you enjoy the episode. 
   To find out more about Embody Health London: Website: https://www.embodyhealthlondon.com/ Instagram: @embodyhealthlondon_ Instagram: @nutritionari TikTok: @embodyhealthldn   If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.    
6/19/202145 minutes, 46 seconds
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Eating Disorders in Men and New Book 'Starvation' with Molly Fennig

Today, I’m talking to Molly Fennig, author and researcher. Molly self-published her first novel, InSomnus, at age 17 and has published numerous short stories in many literary presses. Her second novel, Starvation, was published by Immortal Works in November 2020 when she was 22. The book explores themes such as male eating disorders and mental health, and won a 2021 Independent Press Award. ​Born and raised in Minnesota, Molly got a degree in Neuroscience, with minors in English and Spanish, from Swarthmore College. She is currently pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology, with a specialisation in eating disorders, from Washington University in St. Louis. Her research has been published in multiple scientific journals.  ​Molly’s mini goldendoodle Peach is training to be a therapist, and specialises in eating. Molly is passionate about mental health, chocolate, and mentoring young writers. In this episode, Molly talks about her wonderful new book and the important messages that she wishes to convey in this. We also explore common triggers for eating disorders and Molly’s research in this field. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Molly: - Website: https://www.mollyfennig.com/ Instagram: @mollyfennig If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.  
6/12/202137 minutes, 20 seconds
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When you Don't Feel 'Enough' and 3 Tips to Change This

‘I’m boring’, ‘I’m not intelligent’, I’m unattractive. I’m too this or that……’; these are words heard frequently in the therapy room. And lying underneath these derogatory statements, is a fundamental belief of ‘I’m not good enough’. This inner feeling of unworthiness then permeates every area of life, through choice of relationships, work progress and social engagements. It’s like having a millstone around your neck, as you carry this heavy psychological baggage into every situation. Fundamentally, it causes lingering pain, which you then seek to avoid through eating or not eating, through alcohol, drugs, shopping or workaholism to name a few. The coping strategies bring temporary relief from the turmoil bubbling inside your head.  In this episode, I talk about my own inner feelings of not feeling good enough, which were a root cause of my bulimia. I share 3 tips on how to change this and boost your self-esteem sustainably. Learning to feel enough can be a life-changer in recovery. I hope that you enjoy this episode. If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.
6/4/202120 minutes, 14 seconds
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5 Things I Wish I'd Known Earlier in Eating Disorder Recovery

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, when reflecting on the recovery journey! In this episode, I talk about my own recovery blocks in overcoming bulimia. What I wish I'd known back then and the things I might do differently. Your journey will be unique but I hope this will inspire you to reflect on your own path. Enjoy! If you'd like to support this podcast, please do enroll in my Patron.
5/28/202125 minutes, 53 seconds
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Finding True Wellness for Mind and Body, with Lisa Blane

Today, I’m talking to Lisa Blane - who is a London based wellness coach with a holistic approach to health & wellbeing. She’s passionate about helping men, women and their families eat better and think positively about themselves. As a certified fitness instructor & nutritionist, Lisa aims to investigate the root cause of her clients’ dietary problems so they can not only improve their health, address cravings, manage weight and strengthen the immune system, but also regain mental clarity and start living their lives with a sense of purpose. Lisa has a wealth of knowledge in supporting her clients in dealing with emotional eating, managing cravings and hunger; moving away from the weighing scales, practising mindful exercise and achieving quality sleep. She truly embraces wellness from a 360-degree perspective – slowing down, being in the moment and allowing her clients to become their fully-whole and authentic selves.  I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Lisa: - Website: www.lisablane.com Instagram: @lisablanewellness The Wellness Mindset book If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron.
5/22/202143 minutes, 1 second
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Eating Disorder Recovery with Christie Dondero Bettwy

Today, I’m talking to Christie Dondero Bettwy. Christie serves as the Executive Director for Rock Recovery, a non-profit organisation that helps people overcome disordered eating by combining clinical and community care, and is based in Washington DC. Having gone through recovery herself, Christie understands the depth of emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual support needed to recover. She is passionate about spreading the message that complete freedom from disordered eating is possible. Christie is an active speaker and shares her story with organisations and media outlets across the country. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Ryan. I hope that you enjoy this inspiring conversation.   To find out more about Rock Recovery: - Instagram: @rockrecovery Twitter: @RockRecovery Website: www.rockrecoveryed.org   If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron 
5/15/202139 minutes, 16 seconds
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We Need to Talk About Chewing and Spitting

Chewing and spitting (C and S) is a shameful secret sadly suffered by many people with eating disorders. As the name suggests, you chew your food, then spit it out – the aim being to enjoy the taste without the calorie cost, as food is not swallowed. Forbidden foods are the preferential choice, as the behaviour is rooted in restrictive eating behaviour. C and S does not discriminate and can be seen across all eating disorder diagnoses. It’s a tricky topic to talk about but it’s a topic that I feel needs a conversation and awareness. Increasing numbers of clients mention this behaviour and desperate queries slip into my DMs, as people ask for information about stopping and query whether they are alone in their struggles. In this episode, I talk about the costs of chewing and spitting and some first steps towards stopping this behaviour. I hope you find this helpful.   If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron 
5/7/202111 minutes, 33 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Dietetics and Restoring your Period with Queeny June Borgman

Today, I’m talking to Queeny June Borgman, registered dietitian, personal trainer, writer and founder of IAMSTUFFED. Queeny was raised in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and thrives on bringing a diverse and eclectic approach to food and looking at the world, having and Indian mother, Dutch father and being Jewish. Queeny is not your regular dietitian and provides bespoke packages to people to improve their relationship with food and exercise, whilst also enhancing their mindset and well-being. One of her special interests is working with eating disorders and also in supporting people regain their menstrual cycle. Queeny has not always had the easiest relationship with food herself. Previously, she tried almost every diet and wellness plan going and really has been on a journey in coming to be in a peaceful place in her body and mind. Queeny draws on her personal experience and professional expertise to help others do the same. I hope that you enjoy this episode. To find out more about Queeny: - Instagram: - @iamstuffed_com Website:- http://iamstuffed.nl/ If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron 
5/3/202148 minutes, 16 seconds
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Overcoming People Pleasing with Emma Reed Turrell

Today I’m talking to Emma Reed Turrell – psychotherapist, author and speaker. Emma grew up near Portsmouth and went on to read English at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Following ten years working in business, she returned to her earlier passion for psychology and retrained as a psychotherapist. Emma runs a thriving therapy practice alongside training and consulting. Her new book Please Yourself has recently been launched to the world. As a recovering people pleaser myself, and having worked with many people with eating disorders who struggle in this area, I was very keen to get Emma on the show. In this episode, Emma talks about the 4 different types of pleaser that she has identified; gives tips and strategies for overcoming people pleasing; explores eating disorders and pleasing; dealing with social media and lots more. I hope that you enjoy this conversation. To find out more about Emma: - Instagram: @emmareedturrell Twitter: @etcounselling Book: Please Yourself  If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron   
4/26/202140 minutes, 51 seconds
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Being Highly Sensitive is a Superpower

People with eating disorders often have the trait of being highly sensitive. What this means is that you feel things deeply, it’s like you have a thin skin to the world and at times, this can feel overwhelming. Growing up, it may have left you feeling different or as though you don’t fit in. You may have felt that others just don’t get you; you're ‘too much’, ‘overly emotional’ or 'too sensitive'. If you relate, you may view your sensitivity as a disadvantage and a cumbersome thing that you have to bear; something that makes life excruciatingly intense. However, there is a different perspective. Anthon St. Maarten says, 'Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate'. In this episode, I talk about some of the advantages of being highly sensitive and embracing this side of yourself. I hope that you enjoy! Resources: https://introvertdear.com/ Book: 'The Highly Sensitive Person – How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You' by Elaine Aron   If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron   
4/17/202117 minutes, 46 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Weight Loss Camps and Bariatric Surgery, with Laur Plawker

Today, I’m speaking with Laur Plawker who is a Primary Special Education Teacher, based in Baltimore, Maryland USA. Laur struggled with body image issues and a disordered relationship with food from very young, along with other mental health conditions. As a teenager, Laur’s eating came more under focus. She went to summer camps, specifically focused on weight loss, which sadly opened a path into disordered eating and cycles of restriction, bingeing and purging. Overtime, this resulted in escalating weight gain, which began to severely impact her mobility and mental health. Laur then entered an inpatient eating disorder treatment centre and continued work with a therapist, which resulted in her stopping all eating disorder behaviours; however, she continued to struggle with severe health consequences, as a result of weight gain. After much careful thought and consideration, Laur decided to have bariatric surgery. She is pleased to say that 1 ½ years on from this surgery that she is living a life with a healthy relationship with food, responding to hunger, fullness, movement and rest cues and living a life of balance. I hope that you enjoy this episode. To find out more about Laur: Instagram: @thehealthyhappycook Book recommendation: ‘The Fuck It Diet’ by Caroline Dooner Instagram recommendation: @thenutritiontea   If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much  
4/10/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery and Healing through the Tamalpa Life/Art® Process, with Maria Guiñazu

Today, I’m talking to Maria Guiñazu, a qualified psychologist from Argentina. Maria is an educator in the intersecting fields of arts, somatics and education and has been working in this field in the UK for the past 8 years. Maria trained at Tamalpa Institute in California – the internationally recognised training centre for movement based expressive arts therapy. This is home of the Tamalpa Life/Art® process created by Anna Halprin. Maria uses a variety of tools that engage movement, dancing, drawing and creative writing for people to overcome disordered eating and feeling dissociated from their bodies. She worked at the Amy Winehouse Foundation with small groups of women recovering from addictions and eating disorders. Maria also collaborates remotely with a women-only outpatient eating disorder service in Mendoza, Argentina. Alongside her studies in Counselling and Psychotherapy, she is working with the Oasis project in Brighton where she works with women struggling with eating disorders, addictions and body image issues. Maria is hugely passionate about the benefits of dance and creative arts in healing. I hope that you enjoy this episode. To find out more: Instagram: @maria.iggy The Tamalpa Life/Art® process     If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much
4/4/202143 minutes, 3 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery, Beauty Pageants and Break-Ups with Kumiko Lau

Today I’m talking to Kumiko Lau – Legal Marketing Professional, dancer, part-time model and Beauty Pageant Contestant, representing the city of Hong Kong. Kumiko shares about her journey into fitness and healthy eating,  this taking a negative turn, when triggered by a difficult break-up and the emotional outlay from this. Kumiko fell into disordered eating cycles and her self-esteem hit rock bottom. Over the pandemic, Kumiko has been on a journey of healing and self-discovery and she’s here today to talk more about this. I hope that you enjoy this conversation. Trigger warning: very brief mention of waist measurements. Take care of yourself. To find out more about Kumiko: - Instagram @kumiko.lau If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.
3/28/202141 minutes, 20 seconds
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Atypical Anorexia Nervosa Recovery and The Full of Beans Podcast

Today, I’m talking to Hannah Hickinbotham, (Han) – host of the Full of Beans Podcast – a new podcast which aims to increase awareness and decrease stigma around eating disorders. Han has had personal experience of an eating disorder - this being atypical anorexia and also has had body dysmorphia. In addition to her personal experience, Han has an MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition, and has been doing some research on producing a skills based workshop for paediatric nurses in supporting eating disorder patients. She is also in the process of producing a Binge Eating Disorder Pathway for East London Eating Disorder Service. Han shares her recovery journey as well as insights into these many exciting projects. I hope that you enjoy the episode. To find out more about Han: - Instagram: @thefobpodcast Or search for The Full of Beans Podcast on your favourite platform. If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.
3/20/202141 minutes, 27 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery and Ballet with Suvi Honkanen

Today I’m speaking to writer and dancer, Suvi Honkanen. Suvi is originally from Helsinki, Finland and danced with the Finnish National Ballet for 9 years.  In this episode, she talks about the ballet world and the impact this had on her eating and body image. Suvi developed eating disorders whilst dancing and openly shares her recovery journey here. Suvi now lives in Atlanta and although she still dances for enjoyment, writing has become her new focus and joy. I hope that you enjoy this episode. * Trigger warning: mention of food eaten and weight. Please take care of yourself.* To find out more about Suvi: - www.Suvihelenahonkanen.medium.com Instagram: @susuvie If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.  
3/14/202145 minutes, 26 seconds
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Anorexia Recovery and Dump The Scales with Hope Virgo

Today I’m talking to Hope Virgo. Hope is a multi-award winner mental health campaigner, speaker, author and an ambassador for MQ. She suffered with anorexia for over 4 years, before being admitted to a Mental Health Hospital in 2007. Hope lived in the hospital for a year, fighting one of the hardest battles of her life with anorexia. Since being discharged, she has fought to stay well, and she now campaigns to raise awareness and remove stigma around eating disorders, and to improve access for all to treatment. Hope is also the initiator behind the #dumpthescales campaign, which demands support for everyone suffering with an eating disorder, regardless of their BMI. This was an inspiring conversation as Hope shares the ups and downs of her recovery journey, and the exciting ongoing campaign developments. I hope that you enjoy. Instagram @hopevirgo_ Twitter@hopevirgo Website: www.hopevirgo.com Dump the Scales Campaign  Book: Stand Tall Little Girl If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.
2/27/202144 minutes, 41 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery and This Food Thing Podcast, with Jemma Richards

Today I'm talking to Jemma Richards, voice-over artist and writer. Jemma is also the host of This Food Thing Podcast and lives in London. Jemma talks openly about her torturous relationship with food and her body, starting from a young age, and how this developed into eating disorders. She shares the painful reality of living with an eating disorder; exploring the secrecy, shame and life engulfment.    Jemma has recovered from eating disorders. In this conversation, she talks about her long and arduous journey through different therapies and other support, to finding the peaceful food place that she occupies today. Jemma has recently launched This Food Thing Podcast -  a series of conversations with special guests discussing their own experiences with food, whether friend or foe and how it affects their behaviour. Do check it out. I hope that you enjoy this episode.   If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.  
2/20/202138 minutes, 38 seconds
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Binge Eating Recovery and Founding FELLA, with Richie Cartwright

I’m talking to Richie Cartwright, founder of FELLA – an organisation that supports men in overcoming binge eating, through a community-driven digital health platform and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). There remains a lot of stigma around men accessing support for binge eating and Richie’s aim is to break down these barriers through this support. Richie previously suffered from binge eating disorder for six years. His bingeing began whilst he was a student at Cambridge University, although Richie didn’t recognise this as a problem until some years later. He felt that he was living a double life, as appeared confident and self-assured on the outside, when internally he was feeling differently and had struggles with food and body image. Richie talks very openly and shares his journey in binge eating recovery. I hope that you enjoy this episode. To find out more about Richie:  - Website: joinfella.com Instagram:@richiecartwright_ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-cartwright/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rich_cartwright   If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.
2/14/202147 minutes, 57 seconds
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It's Not Always About Weight - an Anorexia Recovery Story with Katrina Swale

Today I'm talking to Katrina Smale, recovery warrior, mental health advocate and English teacher in training. Katrina was diagnosed with atypical anorexia in 2012 and went on to have three hospital admissions, with varying approaches. Katrina’s experience of anorexia was one not dominated by concerns around weight or shape, rather linked to low mood and then decreased appetite. Frustratingly, Katrina felt that this was not acknowledged by the professionals supporting her, particularly in her first two admissions, which led to a delay in getting the help she needed. However, Katrina’s final admission was different and this was a turning point in recovery, when the underlying problems and feelings were addressed. Katrina shares her story today to give hope to others struggling and to shine a light on some misconceptions around the illness and treatment. I hope that you enjoy. Some content in this episode may be triggering. Take care of yourself. To find out more about Katrina: - Instagram @katreeniexx Links to charity, set-up by Katrina's friend, Rachael: - https://www.facebook.com/simplywalkandtalk/ Instagram: @simply_walkandtalk If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.  
1/30/202140 minutes, 59 seconds
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Finding Self-Love through Breath Work and Changing your Story, with Simon Drew

Something a bit different today on the podcast. A mental health focus rather than specifically talking about eating disorders, but one I think you’ll find valuable. My guest, Simon Drew talks about his journey from anxiety and low self-esteem to finding a place of self-love and acceptance, largely impacted by using the breath, and story process work. He shares early life experiences that shaped his outlook and how he has broken free from old limiting patterns. Simon is a professional fitness and holistic life coach. He has been a journey of personal discovery over the past 20 years, historically struggling with depression and low self-worth. He has now moved to a place of deep self-awareness and self-love, whilst finding his true purpose and identity and is passionate about supporting others to do the same. To find out more about Simon: - Instagram: @coach.simon.drew Email: [email protected] Website: Fitrlife  
1/24/202142 minutes, 19 seconds
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Falling in Love with Yourself and Unleashing your Personal Power, with Melissa Riccardi

Today I'm talking to Melissa Riccardi (Women's Empowerment Coach)  and owner of Life by Design. Melissa is from Melbourne, Australia and supports clients in their personal development, from all over the world. She helps women fall in love with themselves, get turned on by life and unleash their full femine power. In this episode, Melissa talks about her personal recovery from bulimia and binge eating; her experiences of body building; inner child work; working on deeper emotional issues; boosting self-worth and more. If you're wanting to be inspired about recovery and change, then this is the episode for you. I hope that you enjoy!   To find out more about Melissa:  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lifebydesignox/ Instagram: @lifebydesign_mel If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.
1/17/202145 minutes, 5 seconds
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Veganuary, Carbohydrates, Boston and Binge Eating, with Jo Moscalu

Today I'm interviewing the Binge Eating Dietitian, Jo Moscalu. Originally from Ireland, Jo was living in Suffolk and has recently moved to Boston, USA. Jo is a Registered Dietitian, being a Specialist in Type 2 Diabetes and Binge Eating. Jo is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and is Health-At-Every-Size aligned in her work. Jo is absolutely passionate about promoting an anti-diet message and supporting her clients to develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. I talk to Jo about a whole range of topics including life in Boston, January diets, Veganuary, eating carbohydrates and binge eating. If you're struggling with binge eating, then this is the episode for you. I hope that you enjoy! To find out more about Jo: Instagram: @binge.eating.dietitian Website: https://bingeeatingdietitian.com/ Podcast: Binge Eating Dietitian Podcast (find on your favourite platform) My previous podcast episode with Jo If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.  
1/8/202145 minutes, 28 seconds
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Is Sugar the Enemy? Anne Richardson explores 'Healthy Week' in schools

Today I’m talking to Nutritional Therapist, Anne Richardson. Anne has been a previous guest on this podcast and is back today to talk about ‘healthy week’ in schools. ‘Healthy Week’ takes place in primary schools in the UK and has admirable intentions. However, the focus on health is often misguided with a low fat and demonizing sugar approach, and where ‘obesity’ is the big bad wolf, to be feared at all costs. Never mind the fact that restrictive eating and becoming too thin, can be ultimately much more dangerous!   The messages delivered do not consider enough the long-term impact on a child’s relationship with food and can be a contributor to sowing seeds of guilt and shame around eating. This discussion explores the current approach to ‘Healthy Week’, with compassion and understanding, and seeks to consider how we could approach this differently. I hope that you enjoy.   Where to find Anne: - Instagram: @crunchnutrition Website: crunchnutrition.co.uk FB: @cruncnutritionexeter If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.  
12/20/202044 minutes, 11 seconds
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An Eating Disorder Recovery Journey, with Joyfull Joy

Today I'm talking to Joyfull Joy, a mental health advocate and eating disorder survivor. Joy uses her 13 year battle with anorexia, depression, anxiety and BPD to help others overcome their eating disorder, support their mental health and learn to love their body. Joyfull Joy also has a podcast called JOYFULL which is focused on mental health, eating disorder recovery and generally bringing JOY to your life. In this episode, Joy shares openly about the ups and downs along her recovery road, including inpatient treatment, venturing into the wellness world and the pressures of studying and working as an actor. Joy is such an inspiration and I know this episode will inspire you with hope and encouragement with recovery.   Instagram: @hellojoyfulljoy Podcast: https://joyfulljoy.podbean.com/ If you would like to support this podcast and and/or access additional episodes, do enroll in my Patron Thank you so much.
12/13/202041 minutes, 22 seconds
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Coping with Christmas - 3 tips

Christmas can be such a difficult time, when you have an eating disorder. It’s stressful with food, changes in routine and relationships. There’s also an intense pressure to have a perfect and lovely time, which is often completely unrealistic. Here I share my 3 tips for coping with Christmas. Hope you enjoy!
11/29/202011 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Value of Friendship in Eating Disorder Recovery

Having an eating disorder can be a huge barrier to forming meaningful friendships. Isolation, anxiety, shame, secrecy and rigid routines can all get in the way. However, friendship can be such a motivator and a source of huge encouragement and joy, in supporting recovery. If you’re feeling lonely and isolated right now, I share my 6 tips to finding friendship and feeling more connected.
11/22/202015 minutes, 28 seconds
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Yoga and Eating Disorder Recovery, with Charlotte Sidaway

Today, I’m talking to Charlotte Sidaway, Yoga Teacher at Soul Sanctuary Studios. She is a passionate advocate of yoga for mental wellbeing and in eating disorder recovery. Charlotte’s passion was ignited through yoga being an integral part of her recovery from anorexia nervosa. She found that yoga not only improved body image, but also helped untangle eating disorder thoughts, deepen self-understanding and calm anxiety. Charlotte shares her story and enthusiasm for yoga with incredible insight and awareness. This is an episode that stirs much hope and inspiration. I hope you enjoy. Website: https://soulsanctuarystudios.com/ Instagram: @soul_sanctuary_studios
11/18/202036 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Conversation with The Binge Eating Therapist, Sarah Dosanjh

Today, I'm talking to Sarah Dosanjh, psychotherapist and author of the book - 'I Can't Stop Eating'. After suffering with binge eating disorder and bulimia for nearly a decade, Sarah found freedom, studied to become a therapist and now specialises in helping others who are struggling with disordered eating and body image issues. Sarah shares her own eating disorder recovery journey along with her wisdom and knowledge in how she supports others struggling with binge eating today. I hope that you enjoy.   Website: https://thebingeeatingtherapist.com/   Instagram: @the_binge_eating_therapist   Book: I can't stop eating. How to break free from the cycle of bingeing.   YouTube: The Binge Eating Therapist
11/12/202043 minutes, 49 seconds
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7 Secrets to Fabulous Body Image

In this episode, I share my 7 favourite tips to boost your body image today. If you need a body image boost, do have a listen. Hope you enjoy and feel inspired.
11/2/202011 minutes, 24 seconds
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Anorexia Unlocked with J.L. Keez

Today, I’m talking to J.L. Keez – mother, teacher, writer, Reality Therapy Certified Counsellor and Director of Anorexia Unlocked. J.L. has been on a journey in recovering from anorexia nervosa, along with suicidal depression, chronic fatigue, debilitating migraines, OCD and depersonalisation. J.L. openly shares her story and her journey in healing, and the many roadblocks along this route. Today, she has made a full recovery from anorexia and supports others to do the same. J.L. has created Anorexia Unlocked – an online support programme for recovery, bringing together her expertise as a therapist and her personal experience. She has also written a book, 'Anorexia Unlocked, Understanding your Story Through Mine', which is out in November. Instagram: @jlkeezanorexiaunlocked Website: https://jlkeez.com.au/ Book: Anorexia Unlocked – Understanding Your Story Through Mine, by J.L.Keez  
10/29/202047 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dealing with Intense Emotions and your Relationship with Food

Intense emotions can knock your relationship with food off track. This can feel frustrating and overwhelming to deal with, particularly when you’ve been making some progress. Developing good self-awareness is key in changing this. In this episode, I share a personal experience of rejection and how historically, this would have derailed recovery progress, whereas today, it is a minor blip that is reframed and worked through. Recommended TED TALK: 'What I learned from 100 days of rejection' by Jia Jiang https://www.ted.com/talks/jia_jiang_what_i_learned_from_100_days_of_rejection
10/23/202011 minutes, 57 seconds
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Eating Disorder Recovery with Dr. Rachel Evans.

Today I'm talking to Dr. Rachel Evans,  psychologist and hypnotherapist who specialises in eating disorder recovery. She has a private practice in Derbyshire and also works with clients online.  Rachel treats anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and orthorexia through her holistic recovery programme, called Nourish. It’s an empowering combination of talking therapy (coaching), Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT; hypnotherapy) and holistic support. Rachel has previously suffered from eating disorders, bringing her empathy and understanding of living with an eating disorder into her client work. Rachel shares her journey and shares how she supports clients today to find their own freedom with food. I hope you enjoy. Instagram: @rachel.evans.phd Website: www.eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk    
10/19/202054 minutes, 57 seconds
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Extreme Dieting and Metabolism Recovery with Christophe Garon

Today I'm talking to Christophe Garon, author, I.T. analyst and researcher. Christophe has always loved sports and been keen on health and fitness, but a few years ago, when chasing aesthetic fitness goals, this unintentionally led to disordered eating. Christophe experienced constant food cravings, poor digestion, hormone imbalances and a myriad of other symptoms associated with chronic dieting and over training, which went on for several years. Christophe was determined to restore his relationship with food and his body and fully committed to this through his own education and changing behaviours. In this episode, he shares his learning and insights, drawing on his personal experience and research. I hope you enjoy. Instagram: @metabolism_recovery Website: https://metabolismrecovery.com/ Book: Metabolism Recovery: Stop Restricting, Recover your Metabolism and Take Back the Power from Food  
10/8/202037 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to Support Someone with an Eating Disorder

 How can family members, friends and loved ones support someone with an eating disorder? You might feel incredibly anxious, upset, alone, frustrated as a carer. You might not know what to do. You may feel despairing about change. In this episode, I talk about the New Maudsley Animal Model - created by the Maudsley Hospital Eating Disorder Service in London (for adult sufferers rather than children or young teens). This helps explain how communication can be effective and ineffective in supporting someone. I talk through the different animals and the skills ideally needed, when becoming a 'dolphin'. It takes time to learn these skills. If you're a carer, I suggest you seek out a local support group. It's also vital that you self-care and look after yourself. These resources below might also help. The New Maudsley Animal Model http://thenewmaudsleyapproach.co.uk/media/animal_analogies.pdf Book recommendation: - Skills-based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: by Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith and Anna Crane
10/2/202018 minutes, 58 seconds
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3 More Personal Recovery Secrets

Today, I’m sharing 3 more personal recovery secrets. Your path will be different but I hope this can inspire you and offer hope. Enjoy!
9/26/202015 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Female 'Body Ideal' with Victoria Stockwell

Today, I’m thrilled to have Victoria Stockwell back on the podcast. Victoria is an academic researcher, former pro bikini competitor and podcaster (The Hungry Girl Podcast). Victoria talks today about the changing female body ideal through the ages: how it’s changed; why it’s so influential and the damage it does to self-esteem and mental health. Victoria also shares openly about her own struggles in feeling the pressure to attain the body ideal (particularly in the fitness world) and how she is working to overcome this. Men do get a brief mention too, as the pressure on the male body to conform to an aesthetic is ever increasing. Thank you, Victoria, for another informative episode. I hope you enjoy listening. To find out more about Victoria:- Instagram: @hungrygirlvictoria Podcast: The Hungry Girl Podcast - https://victoriafairclough.podbean.com/
9/21/202040 minutes, 28 seconds
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Finding my food freedom with Stefanie Bonastia

Today, I am talking to Stefanie Bonastia (Binge Eating and Diet Culture Recovery Coach). Stefanie helps women stop the binge/restrict cycle, feel more at home in their bodies and live authentic lives, free from diet culture. Stefanie experienced 20 years of eating disorders, with restriction, binge eating, over-exercise and a deep dive into wellness culture and orthorexia, before she finally found her peace with food and her body. If you are feeling stuck in disordered eating and need some hope and inspiration for change, then this is an episode for you. Hope you enjoy. To find out more about Stefanie: - Website: http://www.iamstefaniemichele.com/ FB & Instagram @iamstefaniemichele
9/15/202040 minutes, 49 seconds
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Perfectly Imperfect: Creating a Positive Body Image with Amy Harman

Today I'm talking to Amy Harman: a licensed marriage and family therapist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist.  Amy talks about her work in eating disorders involving clients and their families, and shares her passion for helping people create positive body image. Amy shares her wisdom and tips to achieve better body image and introduces her brand, new book, which delivers the strategies to you.  To find out more about Amy: Website: www.reflectwholenesstherapy.com Instagram: @amyharmanlmft  Book: Perfectly Imperfect: Compassionate Strategies to Cultivate a Positive Body Image https://amzn.to/2CSByhz  
9/3/202029 minutes, 10 seconds
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Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with Maythal Eshaghian

Today I’m talking to Maythal Eshaghian, all the way from Los Angeles, California. Maythal is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specialises in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other related anxiety disorders. In this episode, Maythal gives a valuable insight into OCD – causes, treatment and recovery. It’s a fantastic introduction to understanding this area of mental health. I hope you enjoy. To find out more about Maythal: Instagram: @mindful_psyche Website: http://www.cbtherapyla.com/
8/25/202023 minutes, 22 seconds
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Challenging Thoughts: All or Nothing Thinking and Comparisons

Today, I’m talking about thoughts. You might assume that your thoughts are facts, as they often do feel true. With 60,000 thoughts per day and many being repetitive, no wonder they hold so much power over us. I’m talking about two unhelpful thought patterns that are very common in disordered eating – ‘all or nothing thinking’ and ‘constant comparisons,’ and how to deal with these in a constructive way that supports recovery. Hope you enjoy.
8/16/202024 minutes, 5 seconds
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Overcoming recovery fears - 3 tips

When a part of you is wanting to recover but another part of you is absolutely terrified. You might find it so hard to envisage a different you – a recovered you – a you that doesn’t ‘do’ eating disorder behaviours or spend hours of the day preoccupied with food and weight. It can be scary, when we think about change. Old insecurities can flood in; confidence can feel shaky and there is a gnawing feeling of anxiety. Staying in the comfort zone can be hugely protective of this, albeit unhelpful long-term. So how to deal with change in recovery? How do set yourself up to win? How do you deal with the underlying and inevitable anxiety? I share my 3 tips. Hope you enjoy.
8/2/202014 minutes, 56 seconds
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Understanding the psychology of eating disorders

Eating disorders are coping strategies. In this episode, I talk about the psychology and shine a light on 5 common barriers for change in recovery. Hope you enjoy.
7/23/202017 minutes, 3 seconds
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Eating disorder recovery and wellness rewritten with Rose White.

Today, I’m talking to Rose White – a Health and Nutrition Coach specialising in Intuitive Eating and joint founder of the anti-diet Reframe Club. Rose shares her very personal story of recovering from an eating disorder, discussing triggers and defining moments that helped on this difficult journey. Rose has so much passion and wisdom to share about creating a holistic relationship with health and your body. And great tips for supporting your child’s relationship with food too. Recently, she has joined forces with her brother, James in creating the Reframe Club. This is ‘wellness rewritten’ and is a refreshing antidote to the standard fitness and wellness packages that you generally see. Do have a listen. There’s heaps to reflect on and get you inspired. Hope you enjoy. Where to find Rose: - Instagram @liveawelllife Instagram @reframeclub https://liveawelllife.co.uk/ https://www.reframeclub.com/  
7/18/202051 minutes, 14 seconds
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Eating disorder recovery and busting nutritional myths with Anne Richardson

Today, I’m talking to Anne Richardson, Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Anne supports people in recovery from disordered eating and helps them to learn to eat again. Anne grew up in France in a culture, where thinness was a normality. She talks about her own recovery from anorexia nervosa in her teens; her thoughts on French women and slenderness; eating disorders in men; wellness culture and the many myths around nutrition. Anne has a unique approach to working, using stories and metaphors in her practice to help communicate complex principles. This episode is absolutely full of golden nuggets of information. I hope you enjoy. Where to find Anne: -  Instagram: @crunchnutrition Website: crunchnutrition.co.uk FB: @cruncnutritionexeter  
7/11/202054 minutes, 1 second
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Becoming the Mindful Cook - a journey of self-discovery with Josie Buck

Today, I’m talking to Josie Buck – The Mindful Cook.  Josie is a food and eating psychology coach, providing online courses and residential retreats, teaching people to harness the power of nourishing nutrition and emotional wellbeing.  However, it hasn’t always been this way. For many years, Josie was stuck in a pattern of constant dieting, negative body image and low self-esteem.  A life-changing retreat pivoted Josie’s life in a new direction. Not only did this bring about personal change but career transformation too. Josie openly shares her story and how she maintains peace with food and her body today. I hope you enjoy. Where to find Josie: - https://www.themindfulcook.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themindfulcook/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulcook.co.uk/ Courses: Overcome Emotional eating: https://themindfulcook.mykajabi.com/OvercomeEmotionalEating Nutritionally Balanced Dinners Made Simple: https://themindfulcook.mykajabi.com/NutritionallyBalancedDinnersMadeSimple
7/4/202025 minutes, 22 seconds
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Feeling fat - 7 triggers and how to deal with them

’Feeling fat.’ What’s it really all about? Today I talk about 7 triggers for feeling fat and how to deal with them. Hope you enjoy.
6/29/202011 minutes, 52 seconds
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Stop binge eating - my 7 secrets

Today I share my 7 secrets in overcoming binge eating, talking about the first time I ever binged; my top emotional triggers and why relapse is an important part of the journey. It’s involved embracing croissants and crisps to dealing with overwhelm and learning to say ‘no’! It’s certainly been a bumpy road, but one that’s been worth every step, to enjoy the food freedom I have today. Hope you enjoy.
6/24/202032 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why do I struggle with emotions?

Emotions: do you find them overwhelming and unmanageable at times? Do you actively avoid trying to feel anything full-stop? In this episode, I talk about why you might be struggling; how disordered eating can be a coping strategy (unconsciously) and how to start coping in healthier ways. Hope you enjoy.
6/14/202015 minutes, 34 seconds
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Self-compassion for sceptics

So you’ve probably heard about self-compassion? Maybe, you’re actively trying to practice it: to offer yourself kindness and understanding, when you’re having a difficult day or when things go wrong. Or, you might be quite sceptical of the whole thing? If you’re unsure if self-compassion could benefit you or you want to learn how to do it better, then this episode is for you. Hope you enjoy.
6/7/202010 minutes, 24 seconds
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Eating disorder recovery with Carolina Mountford

Today I'm talking to Carolina Mountford: - Mental Health Advocate, eating disorder survivor, blogger, writer and speaker.  Carolina talks to schools, church groups and other organisations about mental health, eating disorders, body image, trauma and depression. In this episode, Carolina openly shares her journey in struggling with an eating disorder for 15 years and how she eventually overcame this. Carolina talks about her early family life; sadly being put on a diet at the age of nine years old and then becoming aware of a family bereavement that rocked her worth to the core. She goes onto to talk about her recovery journey, with the ups and downs of trying to access support, to finally finding genuine food freedom. This is a wonderful story of inspiration and hope. I hope you enjoy. Instagram @carolinamountford; Twitter @carolinamountfo FB Carolina Mountford; LinkedIn – Carolina Mountford  www.carolinamountford.com
6/5/202050 minutes, 38 seconds
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Embracing recovery - 3 steps to banish guilt

What to do, when you’re working hard on healing your relationship with food but you constantly feel GUILTY, for doing this. I share my 3 tips to embrace recovery and deal with those pesky disordered eating thoughts.
5/31/202011 minutes, 2 seconds
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Re-wiring your brain to change eating habits with Eugenia Nikiforow

Today I'm talking to Eugenia Nikiforow an Eating Psychology Coach and speaker.   Eugenia is the founder of Mindfoodness - Eating Psychology Clinic and supports people to feel "normal" around food again by combining Nutrition, Psychology and Neuroscience. She is based in New Zealand and is working with clients all over the world.    Eugenia openly shares her own journey in finding peace with food and her body, and the ups and downs of this. She talks about how she came to set up Mindfoodness and her groundbreaking programme that supports people to change their relationship with food sustainably.  Eugenia has a particular interest in the role of the brain and how habits are formed. She shares her valuable tips and strategies for re-wiring the brain and understanding your eating in a very different way. Hope you enjoy!   To find out more, visit Mindfoodness Instagram  
5/29/202044 minutes, 45 seconds
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Steps towards Intuitive Eating, when you’ve had an eating disorder

Is Intuitive Eating possible, when you’ve had an eating disorder? If so, where do you even start with this? Today I talk about how to begin to eat intuitively. I draw on my own and client experiences: from how to enjoyably eat croissants again without bingeing to managing the Food Police in your head. Hope you enjoy. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 😊