Soul Sessions with Jodie Gale
The Insidious Nature of Shame

The Insidious Nature of Shame

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. 

How to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions

How to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions

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. 

7 Tips to Help You Ditch Your New Year Diet Resolutions

7 Tips to Help You Ditch Your New Year Diet Resolutions

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. 

30 COVID Friendly Alternatives to a Dysfunctional Family Christmas

30 COVID Friendly Alternatives to a Dysfunctional Family Christmas

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. 

Trauma, Gratitude & When We Met Oprah

Trauma, Gratitude & When We Met Oprah

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. 

Embodied Recovery with Paula Scatoloni and Rachel Lewis Marlow

Embodied Recovery with Paula Scatoloni and Rachel Lewis Marlow

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. 

Her Blood Is Gold with Lara Owen

Her Blood Is Gold with Lara Owen

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. 

Trauma and Self-Destructive Behaviours with Lisa Ferentz

Trauma and Self-Destructive Behaviours with Lisa Ferentz

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. 

Body Liberation with Lindley Ashline

Body Liberation with Lindley Ashline

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.

Find Hope When You Feel Like Dying

Find Hope When You Feel Like Dying

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?

How Horses Help Us Heal from Complex Trauma & Disordered Eating with Tina Rawlings

How Horses Help Us Heal from Complex Trauma & Disordered Eating with Tina Rawlings

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. 

What’s Young Adult Fiction Got To Do With Mental Health And Identity?

What’s Young Adult Fiction Got To Do With Mental Health And Identity?

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. 

Trackorexia: The Perils of Fitness Trackers

Trackorexia: The Perils of Fitness Trackers

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. 

The People Pleaser, Inner Critic and Perfectionist with Nicole Burgess

The People Pleaser, Inner Critic and Perfectionist with Nicole Burgess

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. 

The Trauma of Being Fat with Cheryl Fuller PhD

The Trauma of Being Fat with Cheryl Fuller PhD

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. 

Is Diet Culture Gaslighting Us? With Fiona Sutherland

Is Diet Culture Gaslighting Us? With Fiona Sutherland

September 29, 2020

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. 

Why Disordered Eating Treatment Needs Depth Psychotherapy Now More Than Ever Before

Why Disordered Eating Treatment Needs Depth Psychotherapy Now More Than Ever Before

September 22, 2020

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.

Befriending Your Body with Ann Saffi Biasetti

Befriending Your Body with Ann Saffi Biasetti

September 15, 2020

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. 

The Soul of Disordered Eating with Carolyn Costin

The Soul of Disordered Eating with Carolyn Costin

September 8, 2020

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.

Body, Feelings, Mind & Soul: A Guided Visualization

Body, Feelings, Mind & Soul: A Guided Visualization

September 2, 2020

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. 

How a Peak Spiritual Experience Helped Me Recover from Trauma and Disordered Eating

How a Peak Spiritual Experience Helped Me Recover from Trauma and Disordered Eating

September 1, 2020

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. 

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