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.
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.
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.
In Is Diet Culture Gaslighting Us?, I interview Fiona Sutherland, also known as, The Mindful Dietitian. She shares about her own history with body image concerns, diet culture throughout time, the overwhelm women feel at the confusion about what they ‘should’ be eating, how diet culture gaslights us, the stories we tell ourselves about food, food rules and where food rules come from, black and white thinking about whether food is ‘good, clean, healthy’ or ‘bad, dirty, unhealthy’, carbophobia; it’s history, whether carbs are bad and why we end up bingeing on carbs, and how we can heal our relationship with food through intuitive eating, health at every size, self-compassion and trauma informed yoga.
Jodie Gale, founder of the TheSoulCentre.Online https://www.thesoulcentre.online/, psychotherapist, complex trauma expert and mind body eating coach for women talks about why women suffering with chronic dieting, weight concerns and disordered eating need depth psychotherapy now more than ever before. Eating disorders and body image problems are complex and like a puzzle. The links between complex trauma (C-PTSD), adverse childhood experiences, childhood emotional neglect, eating disorders and other food, weight and body image concerns are discussed.
In this episode of the Soul Sessions with Jodie Gale podcast, Ann Saffi Biasetti, author of Befriending Your Body, shares how to befriend your body using somatic techniques, embodiment and self-compassion. Ann also provides you with a short embodiment exercise. If you are struggling with body image problems, chronic dieting, binge eating, emotional eating, disordered eating or an eating disorder - you will find many nuggets of wisdom in this episode. Ann also talks about transpersonal psychology, spirituality and healing from trauma, CPTSD, complex trauma and attachment trauma.
In this episode, world renown eating disorder therapist Carolyn Costin shares her eating disorder recovery journey and discusses, Finding Meaning and Purpose, from her book 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder. Carolyn talks about her understanding of spirituality, the difference between ego and soul, and how to connect with soul-self for life-long recovery from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating as well as other food, weight and body image concerns.
Carolyn now runs The Carolyn Costin Institute where she rigorously trains eating disorder coaches.
In this episode, Jodie Gale, Founder of thesoulcentre.online and Host of the Soul Sessions with Jodie Gale podcast guides you through a self-identification, mindfulness visualization to help you disidentify from your body, feelings and mind, and identify with your true self, authentic self, observing self and soul self. This exercise helps to recover from early childhood trauma (complex trauma /complexPTSD / CPTSD), diet culture, binge eating, emotional eating, disordered eating, eating disorders and other food, weight and body image concerns. It is also useful for women who struggle with low-self worth and who want to heal the inner child.
In this introductory episode, Founder of thesoulcentre.online and Host of the Soul Sessions with Jodie Gale talks about how swimming with Fungi the wild dolphin in Ireland helped her to recover from early childhood trauma (complex trauma/complexPTSD), childhood emotional neglect, amphetamine addiction, yo-yo dieting, emotional eating, binge eating and bulimia. She also discusses how she turned her life around through weekly, depth psychotherapy with a psychospiritual, transpersonal and psychosynthesis psychotherapist who was herself a wounded healer.