June 8, 2021
In M-Bodied Mothering Medicine for Disordered Eating Recovery, Caroline shares her model to help love your body and rediscover food and exercise from pleasurable, sustainable practices through mothering metaphors. Caroline talks about: What is M-Bodied? The good enough mother. Mothering medicine. What’s oxytocin got to do with it? There are many mothers. Mothering as a verb. What is Polyvagal Theory? What makes us feel unsafe? Big Ts and little ts. Trauma and attachment theory. Multigenerational trauma. Why building the relationship in therapy is so important for recovery. Why anger is crucial. The real meaning of depression. Attunement and needs. Family Based Therapy (FBT). Eating disorders are family disorders. What can people do at home to heal. Nature and Mother Earth as healer.
For the show notes, go to: https://www.thesoulcentre.online/soul-sessions-31-m-bodied/
May 25, 2021
In this episode, host Jodie Gale, talks about how to find meaning and purpose throughout difficult times.
She also shares about: famous people throughout time who have experienced great suffering and who have overcome difficult times; suffering through COVID; Viktor Frankl and Man's Search for Meaning; Positive Thinking & Toxic Positivity; IVF failures; On Grief & Grieving by David Kessler & Elisabeth Kubler Ross; The 5 Stages of Grief; Transformation & Post-Traumatic Growth; Journal Prompts for Overcoming; A book list for overcoming adversity; Repression of the sublime.
For the show notes, go to: https://www.thesoulcentre.online/soul-sessions-finding-meaning-and-purpose/
May 11, 2021
In this episode, Abby Seixas talks about her bestselling book, Finding the Deep River Within.
Abby Seixas is a psychotherapist, author and speaker specializing in issues of self-care for women. She offers workshops, retreats and individualized coaching as well as her popular “Deep River”™ groups. Her television appearances include NBC’s The Today Show and her work has been featured in O–The Oprah Magazine, Self, Woman’s Day, Fitness, Body & Soul, and The Boston Globe.
Abby talks with us about Meditation and the human potential movement, The pandemic and mental health, What is the deep river within? What are blocking beliefs? Time-In, Boundaries, Befriending Feelings, Taming expectations and presence.
Show notes: https://www.thesoulcentre.online/soul-sessions-finding-the-deep-river-within/
April 27, 2021
In Stop the Fat Talk, BodyMatters founder Sarah McMahon talks about dieting, disordered eating (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, orthorexia), body image, fat talking and diet culture.
Sarah also talks about:
- Why Sarah has dedicated her career to working with people suffering from eating disorders
- Health at every size
- Fat talking statistics
- Why are we consumed by fat talk?
- What is fat talk?
- The diet, medical, fashion, beauty industry
- Everyone is a health expert
- The consequences of fat talking
- How to stop the fat talk
- Boundaries with friends who fat talk
- Tips for parents who fat talk
- How to heal from fat talk
- BodyMatters services
For the show notes, go to: https://www.thesoulcentre.online/soul-sessions-stop-the-fat-talk/
April 13, 2021
In this episode, I interview Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Mari Lee, about women who have experienced sexual deception and betrayal trauma due to their partner’s sex addiction and/or porn addiction.
Mari A. Lee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Certified in Sex Addiction and Partners, Betrayal Trauma, and Mindfulness.
Mari also discusses what it was that brought her to this work, sex and porn addiction, sexual compulsivity, is porn harmful? What is betrayal trauma? Gaslighting and betrayal trauma, boundaries, the grief cycle, the impact of betrayal on the body, mind & soul, complex trauma, and how to heal from trauma.
For the show notes, go to: 027: Sexual Deception & Betrayal Trauma with Mari Lee - The Soul Centre
March 30, 2021
Returning guest, Dr. Lara Owen talks about the perils of extreme positive thinking, toxic positivity, and how to be your true self in a world dominated by social media and consumerism.
Lara also talks about behavioural and material sustainability, the earth as a precious resource, living through the pandemic, slowing down, ego, soul and authenticity, existential and spiritual crisis.
You can find the show notes at
March 16, 2021
In Psycho-Spiritual Healing from Trauma, my guest Amy Babish talks about healing from trauma (complex trauma, attachment trauma, interpersonal trauma, CPTSD) from a psycho-spiritual and movement therapy lens.
Amy also shares about her own recovery from disordered eating, soul-work, the wise woman within, the lone wolf within, family constellations, somatic psychotherapy, resourcing, and movement therapy.
March 1, 2021
In Recovering from Sexual Abuse, I talk with Therapy Chat Podcast Host & Trauma Therapist, Laura Reagan. In this episode we talk about childhood sexual abuse, grooming, it is always the abuser's fault, how parents respond to disclosure, trauma (CPTSD) responses, how women can begin to heal and trauma informed yoga.
February 16, 2021
In Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), I talk with Dr Jonice Webb about the pain and effects of CEN, emotional eating, and the steps to healing outlined in her book Running on Empty. Jonice also talks about childhood trauma (attachment trauma. complex trauma (CPTSD)), the types of parents who emotionally neglect their children, narcissistic parents, shame, anger, the inner child and how to reparent oneself.
February 1, 2021
In What is Psychotherapy? I dive deep into all things psychotherapy with Certified Transactional Analyst Jo Frasca. This episode will help clients who have suffered with attachment trauma, interpersonal trauma and complex trauma (CPTSD) learn more about how to find a properly trained psychotherapist, what happens in psychotherapy and how it works. This episode is also a wonderful resource for mental health professionals to learn more about psychotherapy and how it differs from counselling, social work, psychology and coaching, as well as how psychotherapy differs from techniques such as CBT and EMDR.
January 18, 2021
In The Insidious Nature of Shame, Dr. Sona Delurgio talks about trauma, shame and disordered eating. Sona also talks about contemporary psychoanalysis, attunement between caregiver and child is crucial to well-being, attachment, the different attachment styles, cptsd, complex trauma, developing a sense of security, how shame shows up in women's lives, shame and disordered eating, intuitive eating, the therapeutic frame, why once a week is the gold standard for therapy to work, why starting psychotherapy is the most courageous thing you can do, how psychotherapy helps you to move through your suffering, there is nothing like the the relationship you will have with your therapist.
January 5, 2021
In How to Stick to New Year's Resolutions, Soul Sessions podcast host and founder of thesoulcentre.online, Jodie Gale shares about the different types of will: strong will, skillful will, goodwill, Transpersonal Will. She also talks about the different types of love: for oneself, for others and for the planet. We need a balance of love (feminine energy) and will (masculine energy) and New Year's Resolutions based on value, meaning and purpose in order to reach our goals.
December 29, 2020
In 7 Tips to Help You Ditch Your New Year Diet Resolutions, Soul Sessions host Jodie Gale talks about feeling broken, attempted failed attempts at weight loss, whatever your soul calls for - do that! health at every size, focusing on weight is a red herring, diet culture seduction, thoughts and feelings, the inner critic, self-compassion, advocate for fat talk free and how to live a big life now regardless of your size.
December 20, 2020
In 30 COVID Friendly Alternatives to a Dysfunctional Family Christmas, I talk about my history of complex trauma (CPTSD, attachment trauma) and dysfunctional family Christmas', How I used food to cope, How to set boundaries throughout the holidays, Reasons you may be dreading Christmas, Martha Becks ideas for surviving your next family Christmas, Family estrangement throughout COVID and the holidays, Being COVID safe throughout the holidays, and my list of 30 COVID friendly alternatives to a dysfunctional family Christmas.
This episode covers recovery tools for addiction, anxiety, depression, dieting, eating disorders, health at every size, life crisis, relationships and spiritual awakening.
December 16, 2020
In Trauma, Gratitude & When We Met Oprah, I talk with Anna Dwyer about trauma (CPTSD, attachment trauma, complex trauma), Black Lives Matter, Aboriginal, Indigenous and First Nations of Australia, what white people need to know being a police sergeant on COVID hotel quarantine, what is gratitude? and when we met Oprah.
December 9, 2020
In Embodied Recovery, I talk with Paula Scatoloni and Rachel Lewis Marlow about complex trauma and disordered eating from a sensorimotor and somatic psychotherapy perspective.
Rachel and Paula also talk about their own history with trauma, disordered eating and working in this field, what is sensorimotor and somatic psychotherapy?, what is embodied recovery?, the body as a resource, what is the window of tolerance?, emotional regulation and dysregulation, attachment trauma, relational trauma, interpersonal trauma, CPTSD and how one begins to heal from disordered eating and eating disorders.
December 1, 2020
In this episode Dr Lara Owen, author of Her Blood is Gold talks about menstruation, spirituality and how women can heal from the dominant medicalized approach to women's bodies. Lara also talks about The Sabbath of Women, ceremony, celebrating menstruation, how period advertising gaslights women, the painful relationship with being female, PMS, ritual, spiritual power and wisdom.
November 24, 2020
In Trauma and Self-Destructive Behaviours, Lisa Ferentz talks about healing from trauma, disordered eating and other self-destructive behaviours such as self-harm and addictions. She also talks about: What is trauma?, What causes trauma?, What are self-destructive behaviours?, What Lisa learnt about working with these concerns, Lisa's non-pathologizing approach, What are self-destructive behaviours trying to communicate?, Why is it so hard to change?, Why is the disordered eating field reluctant to go near trauma?, Advice for parents of children suffering with self-destructive behaviours, How does one heal?, The CARESS Technique for recovery, Finding Your Ruby Slippers and Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors by Lisa Ferentz.
November 17, 2020
In this episode, the founder of Body Liberation Photos, Lindley Ashline, talks about living in a fat body, fat acceptance, diet culture, dieting, Health at Every Size®(HAES®), body diversity, diverse stock photos and how to find a body positive photographer.
November 10, 2020
In Find Hope When You Feel Like Dying, the founder of Find Hope, Fiona Livingstone, talks about her journey through depression, bulimia, trauma, feeling suicidal and the suicide of her father. Fiona now runs workshops at Find Hope to prevent, heal and post-care for those impacted by suicide.
Fiona also talks about two psychological states: perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness, the link between eating disorders and suicide, why people attempt to die by suicide, why don’t people who attempt to die by suicide reach out for help, myths about suicide, what signs do we need to look out for?, how do we talk about suicide?, do you need to be a health professional to talk about suicide?, how depth psychotherapy works, how long does therapy take?
November 3, 2020
In this episode, I talk with Tina Rawlings talks about complex trauma, early childhood emotional neglect, disordered eating, psychotherapy, the importance of connection, horses, equine therapy, bees and how nature helps us heal. Tina also talks about her own history of childhood trauma and disordered eating and what led her to becoming a psychotherapist.
October 27, 2020
In this episode Jodie Gale interviews Author and Winner of the CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers, Pip Harry. We discuss young adult fiction, mental health, diet culture, competitive sport and identity. Pip talks about her personal story, her struggles with weight, dieting and competitive sport, and how she overcame them, her career history including being a former editor of New Idea, the long road to success which included many knockbacks, what is young adult fiction?, what age is young adult fiction aimed at?, what kind of concerns do young adult fiction cover?, why is it important for this age demographic to read about mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, mother-daughter issues?, how competitive sport puts pressure on young people in terms of their relationship with food and their body, do authors write about the struggles in their own lives?, Pip's advice for anyone else struggling with these concerns, how writing can help in recovery, why are so many adults reading YA books? Themes in this episode are trauma, CPTSD, eating disorder recovery, anger, boarding school, mother-daughter relationships.
October 20, 2020
In this episode of the Soul Sessions with Jodie Gale, I discuss The Perils of Fitness Trackers with Kyla Holley from the Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED). Kyla shares about her personal history with binge eating, dieting and weight concerns, why fitness tracking numbers, weight, calories, carbs and steps are problematic, self-worth and seeking external validation, childhood obesity and should children wear fitness trackers, and how to seek therapeutic help.
October 13, 2020
In this episode, I talk with Psychotherapist & Women's Empowerment Coach Nicole Burgess about 3 troublesome running mates: The People Pleaser, Inner Critic & Perfectionist. Nicole shares about her own history with these parts (also known as subpersonalities, ego states, subselves, internal family systems) and how she came to be a therapist, transpersonal psychology for complex trauma (cptsd, developmental trauma, attachment trauma), The Critic, Perfectionist, People Pleaser - what they sound like, where overidentification stems from, the real issues underlying these behaviours, how women can find freedom, objections women might have about letting go of these parts, coming home to soul self, and self-compassion.
October 6, 2020
In this episode, Cheryl Fuller PhD, Jungian psychotherapist talks about her passion for depth psychology, psychotherapy, feminism and fat studies. Her book, The Fat Lady Sings weaves these threads into a tapestry of personal experience, critique of psychoanalytic theory and treatment of fatness, all in the context of the war on obesity. Cheryl and I discuss Irvin Yalom's, The Fat Lady (his client Betty) and wonder together what she really needed as a fat woman seeking therapy. We talk about how living in a fat body is a trauma, racism and BMI, representation of all body sizes in the media, and how losing weight is not the solution. This episode is also a must for therapists; Cheryl says we must work on our own fat bias and body acceptance so that we do no harm to our clients.