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The Body Image Podcast
43 minutes | 10 days ago
S4, Ep. 8: Body Image & New Moms with Catie Lynch
Catie Lynch, LCSW, Therapist and Eating Disorder Coach, intimately explores the challenges of recovery from diet culture and an eating disorder in the context of being a new mom. Inside season 4's final episode, we explore: The postpartum experience in eating disorder and diet culture recovery Harmful postpartum body image messages Healing diet culture wounds External pressures women feel after giving birth Coping with big feelings Advice for mom’s struggling in their body after giving birth Catie’s experience with postpartum OCD Advice for new mom’s during Covid Catie’s personal experience of being a new mom And so much more Catie's Website / Instagram / Facebook group: Body Image Healing Group with Catie Find The Body Image Podcast host, Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD here.
33 minutes | 23 days ago
S4, Ep. 7: Positive Body Image: More than Loving Your Body or Self with Shira Rosenbluth
In the second to last episode of season 4, Shira Rosenbluth, LCSW joins The Body Image Podcast to talk about why positive body image isn’t just about deciding to love yourself or your body. And in fact, how this notion can feel dismissive to individuals’ experiences in the fatphobic diet culture we live in today. In the show, we talk about grief in body image healing work, why recovery isn’t linear, and what food freedom really looks like. More specifically, we discuss: What does body image mean? Body image V embodiment Fatphobia and weight stigma in recovery and ED treatment Why healing shouldn't be reliant on the individual Why you can’t love yourself out of societal oppression Grief in body image healing work and in the pursuit of thinness Why recovery isn’t linear - from an ED or diet culture - and how it’s normal to feel hard What food freedom really means Unhelpful messages in diet culture Navigating social media in recovery The power of community for food freedom and body image And much more Learn more about Shira here Find all Body Image Podcast episodes here
37 minutes | a month ago
S4, Ep. 6: Trauma, Food & the Body with Whitney Trotter
Whitney Trotter, MS, RDN/LDN, BSN, RN, RYT, registered dietitian, nurse and yoga teacher shares how trauma impacts our relationship with food and our body. More specifically, she talks about: How she got involved in her work Trauma and the dietitian Trauma and eating disorders How trauma affects our relationship with food How trauma affects our relationship with our body Food insecurity and food How the body holds trauma Feelings and trauma Breath work around meals Grief and trauma in food and body healing work Recovery work between client and practitioner The importance of autonomy in food and body image work And so much more Learn more about Whitney here. Find all Body Image Podcast episodes here.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
S4, Ep.5: Midlife Women, ED Recovery & Hope with Heidi Dalzell
Dr. Heidi Dalzell, a clinical psychologist in the greater Philadelphia area, joins The Body Image Podcast to talk about eating disorder recovery in midlife women. Inside the show we explore eating disorders and trauma, life changes that make midlife women susceptible to eating disorders, a key question in recovery and finding hope. We also explore: Common threads in women recovering from an eating disorder How (and why) recovery often feels hard Barriers for midlife women in treatment and how to move beyond them Media, culture, and the natural aging process Why it’s never too late to recover And so much more Learn more about Dr. Heidi Dalzell here
39 minutes | 2 months ago
S4, Ep.4: Why Positive Body Image Isn't About 'Liking the Way You Look' with Summer Innanen
In this episode, Summer Innanen joins me, and we dig into why positive body image isn’t about ‘liking the way you look.’ We also explore separating your identity from your body size and food choices, strengthening your sense of self, and why accepting your body doesn’t mean ‘letting yourself go.’ Summer is a professionally trained coach through the internationally renowned Coaches Training Institute (CTI), who specializes in body image, self-worth, and confidence. She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix and host of the podcast, Eat the Rules (formerly Fearless Rebelle radio). More specifically, inside the show we talk about: Why positive body image isn’t about 'liking the way you look' Why our value doesn’t lie in our aesthetic Separating your identity from your body size and food choices Understanding your beliefs about yourself Cultivating self-compassion in your thoughts and actions Why accepting yourself isn’t 'letting yourself go' How understanding intellectually that diet culture isn’t helpful is different than embodying this knowledge What does taking care of yourself mean? Why your health is not an obligation The privilege in taking care of ourselves Finding community Find Summer here. Learn more about the show host, Corinne, here.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
S4, Ep.3: Moving Through Fatphobia in Our Diet-Obsessed Culture with Victoria Welsby
Victoria Welsby, TEDx speaker, best selling author, and anti-diet, pro-fatty body acceptance coach, joins The Body Image Podcast to talk about moving through fatphobia in our diet-obsessed culture. More specifically, Victoria explores: What is fatphobia? Fatphobia and culture Fatphobic thoughts What is internalized fatphobia? How to move through fatphobia How fatphobia affects our culture Victoria’s personal body story Fatphobia in straight-sized V fat bodies Healing as fat person in our thin-obsessed culture Dealing with hard body comments And so much more Learn more about Victoria here. Learn more about the show host, Corinne, here.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
S4, Ep.2: Moving Beyond Anxiety & Food Restriction in Eating Disorder Recovery with Whitney Russell
Whitney Russell, MS, LPC-S, CEDS-S, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor, talks about anxiety and moving beyond restriction in eating disorder recovery. Whitney is also a mom of four and the owner and founder of Brave Haven Counseling in Richardson, Texas. Inside the show, we discuss: What does restriction mean? Restriction beyond just food The unmet needs behind restriction Allowing yourself rest How to sit with vulnerability Food and anxiety How to step outside of diet culture Meeting unmet needs The importance of defining what health look like for you How and why to care for yourself and feed yourself when hunger cues aren’t there How eating disorders and restricting tendencies can exist in any size body, and Much more Whitney's website / Podcast / Instagram / Find full show notes & learn more at CorinneDobbas.com
40 minutes | 4 months ago
S4, Ep.1: Body Image V Embodiment with Elizabeth Scott
Elizabeth Scott LCSW, CEDS-S, discusses the difference between body image and embodiment in this rich podcast episode. Elizabeth is an educator and psychotherapist whose work focuses on the intersection of embodiment, social justice, and mindfulness. She's the Co-Founder and Director of Training for The Body Positive as well as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and iaedpTM Approved Supervisor. And she trains mental health providers and dietitians to use her Big Hearted Embodiment model. This episode with Elizabeth is a treat. More specifically, we talk about: How the term “body image” is dissociative What embodiment means The difference between body image and embodiment Learning how to connect with our bodies and beauty Factors that promote embodiment How to “turn towards” ourselves How to trust the authority of your own body What is intuitive self-care? Cultivating a quality of self-kindness Learn more about Elizabeth and her trainings here.
52 minutes | 10 months ago
S3 Ep. 21: Body Acceptance, Weight Stigma & Self-Worth with Kristina Bruce
Kristina Bruce, Certified Body Trust Provider and Body Acceptance Coach, joins us for the concluding episode of season 3 (and it's an episode not to miss). Kristina delves into letting go of the thin ideal, privileges of being in a smaller body, weight stigma, what learning to accept your body really looks like, and so much more. Kristina also shares her personal food and body story and how she stopped equating her worth with her weight. More specifically, Kristina talks about: Her family's involvement in her feelings about her body and weight How her perception of her appearance affected her feelings of worth How people treated her differently when she lost weight (and what happened when the weight came back) How Kristina’s identity became wrapped up with health and wellness How food and striving to control her body affected her romantic relationship How Kristina stopped equating her worth with her weight and left diet culture Thin privilege Working with the fear of weight gain Weight science Changing the narrative around weight and health How to accept your body when weight stigma and thin privilege exists Finding value and worth outside of your appearance Helpful tools as weight gain happens And so much more! Kristina's website // instagram // facebook // YouTube Learn more about The Body Image Podcast host, Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD, here.
44 minutes | 10 months ago
S3 Ep. 20: “Eating less is never the answer” - Unpacking binge eating with Whitney Catalano
Whitney Catalano, a registered dietitian who helps people stop dieting and take the power back from their inner bullies, breaks down why eating less is never the answer for binge eating. She explores why restriction and deprivation are so hurtful in healing from binge eating and what is helpful. More specifically, inside the episode we explore: - Whitney’s personal dieting story - How you can have a good body experience on even the worst body image day - Why our bodies need to be fed - How our body doesn’t know the difference between a diet and food insecurity - Emotions and eating - Did the binge eating come first or the dieting? - Guilt, shame and secrecy in binge eating - When unconditional permission isn't enough - Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) in making peace with food - What’s absolutely not helpful in binge eating - Why you may not be able to just rely on hunger cues - Why acceptance is so key - Letting go of control with food - The intersection of childhood and dieting Whitney's website // instagram // podcast // club TYB Learn more about The Body Image Podcast host, Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD here.
50 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep. 19: Food, Feelings & DBT with Rachel Coleman
Rachel Coleman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, talks about mindfulness, food, feelings, and coping skills to respond to those feelings. We also talk about: How mindfulness is connected to body image work Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) & DBT skills The nuances of "emotional eating" Exploring what to do when "emotional eating" feels distressing to you Separating feelings and food (or disordered eating behaviors) Showing yourself grace Rachel's website // Instagram // Podcast To learn more about The Body Image Podcast host, Corinne Dobbas, click here.
50 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep. 18: Intuitive Eating Myths & More with Linda Tucker
Linda Tucker, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Body Image Recovery Coach, talks about shame resilience, the difference between body image healing and intuitive eating work, intuitive eating myths, and so much more. Throughout this conversation Linda provides so much context, nuance, and care. This is an episode not to miss! Also in this episode we talk: Why body image is more than just how you feel in your body The connection between shame and body image The systems of oppression in diet culture (and keeping them out of recovery work) Beginning to create a more flexible relationship with food Why intuitive eating work is not the same as body image healing work The difference between intuitive eating and instinctual and mindful eating Moving from a place of fixing to place of exploring Linda's website // Instagram Learn more about The Body Image Podcast host, Corinne Dobbas, here.
51 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep.17: Body Image & the Transition to Motherhood with Kim Hoban
Kim Hoban, Registered Dietitian, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor talks about body image and the transition into motherhood. She openly (and vulnerably) shares about her relationship with her body before, during, and after having her baby. She talks about your change in identity upon becoming a mother, connecting with your body after birth, and what to do when you want your pre-baby body back. Kim also talks about: Her personal body image story Identity and body image The importance of support The identity shift in becoming a mom Postpartum body image struggles How she began connecting with her body and belly again after her cesarean birth Finding joyful movement after having a baby What to do when you want your pre-baby body back Being gentle with yourself And more Kim's website // Instagram // Podcast You can learn more about The Body Image Podcast host, Corinne Dobbas, here.
47 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep. 16: Body Image after Injury with Laura Westmoreland
Laura Westmoreland, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Certified Body Trust Provider, talks about how an injury impacted her body image. She shares what helped her move through the experience and how no matter who you are, we all have challenging body image moments and feelings. Laura also talks about how healing is an ongoing journey, the privilege of being in an able body, joyful movement, the experience of being embodied, and so much more. Laura's website // instagram // facebook Learn more about Corinne Dobbas, The Body Image Podcast host, here.
44 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep.15: Grief, Being & Compassion in Body Image Work with Katherine Metzelaar
Katherine Metzelaar, Non-Diet Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and nutrition therapist talks about how our relationship with food is related to our relationship with our body, moving from fixing to being, grief in body image healing work, and the importance of compassion. We also talk about: What a personal body story is, The importance of body flexibility and what that is, How intuitive eating can be taken over by diet culture, Practical ways to nurture a more positive body image, and Much more! Katherine's Website // Instagram // YouTube Channel Learn more about The Body Image Podcast host, Corinne Dobbas here.
49 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep. 14: Social Media, Eating Disorder Recovery & Body Image with Brie Shelly
Brie Shelly, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher, avid traveler, and positive social media advocate, talks social media, eating disorder recovery and body image. Inside the show, we discuss: Social media’s affect on mental health The pros and cons of social media on wellbeing Social media’s affect on body image and feelings about food choices How (and why) not to compare your individual eating disorder recovery journey to someone else’s Being mindful of what you share about your recovery journey online Tools to help protect yourself from comparison in your recovery journey The affects of social media "before and after" photos How to gain media literacy How to build mindfulness and awareness in your relationship with social media Helpful questions to ask yourself about social media Why in-person support and groups are so important in recovery And much more! Brie's Website // Podcast // Instagram Learn more about Corinne and The Body Image Podcast at CorinneDobbas.com
61 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep. 13: Learning to Trust Your Body with Aaron Flores
Aaron Flores, registered dietitian nutritionist and certified body trust provider, shares his journey of how he found trust in his body and in his career, after learning about intuitive eating and meeting Elise Resch, one of the originators of Intuitive Eating. Inside, Aaron shares super practical tools and approaches to help you feel more at home in your body. He also openly shares how he moves through weight stigma. Other fabulous talking points include: learning to recognize hunger and fullness cues, how to make foods emotionally neutral, what it’s like to identify as a man with body image concerns, handling airplane seats when you’re in a larger body, and what body liberation really means. More specifically, we talk: Aaron’s personal story of dieting How he decided to become a dietitian Why Aaron doesn’t like the word body positivity Social justice in body work What is body image? What is body liberation? Making space for body stories and why they’re so important What is body trust? Practical tools to begin cultivating more trust in you body Learning how to recognize body cues, specifically hunger and fullness cues, and how to respond to those How to make foods emotionally neutral? How intuitive eating, Health at Every Size® and body trust interconnect and why they’re so important in eating disorder recovery What it’s like to identify as a man who has body image concerns How Aaron has moved through microaggressions about his body size Aaron’s personal wisdom of how he handles airplane seats when in a larger body How do we teach acceptance and empathy for males around body image concerns? Why support and community in this work is so important And more! Aaron's website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram
58 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep. 12: How to Stop People Pleasing & Start Speaking Up For Yourself with Amy E. Smith
Amy E. Smith, certified confidence coach, speaker, personal empowerment expert, and owner and founder of Joy Junkie Enterprises, shares how to stop people pleasing and how to start speaking up for yourself. She offers practical useful tools to begin creating and using boundary statements in your everyday life that allow you to speak up for yourself while still living with integrity. She shows us that speaking up for yourself can be done with compassion and care, and it doesn’t have to come from a place of malice or come across as if you don’t care. If you struggle with people pleasing, setting boundaries, or saying “no,” this episode is a must-listen. Inside the episode, we talk: Amy’s personal story of growing up people pleasing and how she stopped What is people pleasing? Why do we do it? How to start speaking up for yourself The difference between intention and reception How to create boundary statements with compassion, care, and integrity How to deal with family when they make challenging food or body comments How to use gratitude and intention in boundary statements and when making requests And so much more Amy's website // Amy's instagram
56 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep. 11: Making Peace with Food & Your Body with Brianna Campos
Brianna Campos, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in body image and eating disorder recovery, shares her journey in making peace with food and her body and some insight in how we all can have a satisfying relationship with food and our bodies too, no matter our size. Bri delves into her experience with weight loss surgery and how it didn’t provide her the peace she was looking for and how she ultimately found Health at Every Size (HAES®) and intuitive eating, which helped her nurture a caring, compassionate relationship with both her body and food. This is an intimate interview where you can feel the joy in our conversation, but it’s also an interview full of a lot of wisdom and heart for anyone looking to have a healthy relationship with food and their body. Inside the show we talk: What body image means The difference between body image and body satisfaction What body positivity really means Body positivity and social justice and how they connect Bri’s personal body image story Bri’s experience with weight loss surgery Her experience of cognitive dissonance while working at an eating disorder treatment center and struggling with her own body image concerns How she found intuitive eating What is health at every size (HAES®)? Personal and beautifully human anecdotes of what it actually looks like to make peace with food (and your body) And much more! Bri's instagam / Her website
57 minutes | a year ago
S3 Ep. 10: Pregnancy & Postpartum Body Changes, Motherhood & Feelings with Lindsay Stenovec
Lindsay Stenovec, certified eating disorder registered dietitian and intuitive eating counselor, joins The Body Image Podcast for a beautifully authentic episode about motherhood, parenting, pregnancy and postpartum body changes, and all the feelings that come up with these life phases. More specifically, inside the show we talk: Motherhood, Postpartum depression, Body changes, How to handle unhelpful body messages you get while pregnant, Pregnancy and postpartum life and body changes, The transition into parenthood, Lindsay’s story of postpartum anxiety and depression with her 2nd child, How to prepare for parenthood (is there such a thing?), Struggling after giving birth, The importance of validation for our feelings, Mindfulness in nurturing our relationship with our thoughts, emotions, and body, Trauma in pregnancy and postpartum, Mental health support in food and body healing, Lindsay’s personal story of shame in her postpartum healing process, Removing “black and white” thinking from body image, Being “in your body," Ways to feel more “in your body” after having a child, And so much more Lindsay's private practice website // Intuitive Eating for Moms // Lindsay's instagram // Private practice instagram
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