[Beyond Body] Saying goodbye to the SCALE with Tiffany Folk
The Recovery Warrior Show
by Recovery Warriors
4d ago
"I thought my body was the problem and that once I lost weight, the eating disorder would disappear. That didn't happen." Fellow warrior and Courage Club member Tiffany Folk returns to the podcast channel to open up about her life-long struggle with body image, and how she's come to a place of focusing on what her body does for her, over how it looks. Take a listen as she candidly shares the pressures that once led her to strive for an unrealistic body ideal – and the profound impact this had on her mental health and relationships, particularly with her children. We'll also dive into a pivotal ..read more
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[Beyond Body] Running on empty: Finding freedom after decades of bulimia, diet pills, and restriction
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by Recovery Warriors
6d ago
"True recovery means that I can eat anything, and trust myself not to purge or compensate afterward." - Kim Today we're diving deep with Courage Club member and fellow warrior, Kim. Take a listen as she shares her intense battle with societal pressures, body image, and eating disorders - and the extreme measures and substances she took to get there. She peels back the curtain on the harsh reality of external comments on our bodies and how these offhand remarks can deeply affect confidence, body trust, and self-perception. Through her story, Kim also sheds light on the staggering financial and ..read more
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[Beyond Body] 5 SCIENCE-BACKED methods to improve body image
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by Recovery Warriors
1w ago
Hack your brain to heal your body image. ? Dr. Carolyn Becker is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Trinity University at the Center for the Sciences and Innovation and co-creator of The Body Project. Through extensive research, she has discovered methods that you can practice in your daily life that are scientifically proven to make a positive difference. These are empirically backed meaning not only have these methods been found to improve body image by one researcher, but multiple researchers have been able to independently replicate these findings. She's here to share five o ..read more
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[Beyond Body] Jessica Flint's story: FEAR OF BEING SEEN, hormonal issues, and guarded intimacy
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by Recovery Warriors
1w ago
"I don't want this shackle to hold me back anymore because I want to experience life. I wanna win the game of life. Not be on the court worrying about my hair, because in the end none of that truly matters." Grab a tea as Jessica spills the tea on a body insecurity driven by a hormonal condition that has been her shackle to experiencing true intimacy and vulnerability in a romantic relationship. _______________________________________ BEYOND BODY is now open for applications!  What exactly is Beyond Body? Beyond Body is 6 month body image accelerator program that provides the guidance, st ..read more
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[Beyond Body] 5 INTENSE emotions that come up when healing body image
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by Recovery Warriors
2w ago
"At the most basic level, everyone who's struggling with an eating disorder, is struggling with a profound sense of disconnection and shame." In this episode you'll learn about five intense emotions that come up in body image healing work and the eating disorder recovery process.  With the right emotional processing and regulation skills, you can get to a place where you can embrace their intensity without turning to behaviors and have deeper wisdom into what their underlying messages are communicating to you. THE FIVE EMOTIONS: Anxiety Disconnection Shame Depression Anger ____________ ..read more
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[Beyond Body] 5 REASONS CONTROL is linked to eating disorders
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by Recovery Warriors
2w ago
"An eating disorder starts out as a way to gain control, until it starts controlling you." In this episode, we explore the scientific research on the role control plays in eating disorders and the different reasons it manifests.  With an eating disorder, food, weight, appearance, and self-concept become meticulously managed and controlled.  You may find that your life gets organized around routines and behaviors that provide a sense of safety and familiarity because when we feel a lack of control in our lives, we seek to make our environments and lives predictable.  ___________ ..read more
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[Beyond Body] Infertility, early MENOPAUSE, and pregnancy loss: The perfect storm for an eating disorder
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by Recovery Warriors
2w ago
"I had so much body grief and body resentment at this time that I completely lost my way. My body image took a huge hit. And a huge hit in terms of my eating disorder. I had so much grief that I was out of control. My body was out of control. I just needed to get to a place where I accepted that I needed help." In today's episode, we're spotlighting the courageous and inspiring Nikki, a long-time member of the Courage Club who writes about her journey of recovering from anorexia and mental health stigma in the medical field on her blog "Squash Stigma Not Fat!."  Nikki's journey is filled ..read more
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[Beyond Body] How STAYING SMALL kept her from opening up: Sarah Wiseman's story of renewal
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by Recovery Warriors
3w ago
"I had really lost myself, but I love who I am now. I love my recovered self." Fellow warrior and Courage Club member Sarah Wiseman joins Jessica to share her powerful journey from struggling with body image, to finding strength and healing through starting a business in floral preservation. From childhood experiences to the pivotal moments in her recovery, Sarah's vulnerability and wisdom will leave you feeling empowered as you work to discover your own passions and envision what a better life looks like beyond severe body image struggles. _______________________________________ BEYOND BODY ..read more
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[Beyond Body] Embracing body GRIEF to rebuild body TRUST with Anna Sweeney, RD
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by Recovery Warriors
3w ago
"Body image experiencing is not a destination where you get there and it's done." Today we're joined by renowned dietitian and eating disorder specialist Anna Sweeney to guide us through the profound impacts of body grief and the journey to rebuilding body trust. Anna shares her powerful journey of body grief and evolution while navigating a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Her story resonates with the challenges of embracing a changing body and the uncertainties around it. Take a listen as Anna explores the complexities of body image work, practicing self-compassion, and the gentle art of sittin ..read more
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[Beyond Body] “Activity Anorexia”: When EXERCISE becomes something to CONTROL
The Recovery Warrior Show
by Recovery Warriors
3w ago
"And for some reason, I thought if I was smaller, I would somehow be better at my sport." Sherry is a driven woman. Someone you would want on your team because you would trust that she wouldn't give up and would give it her all. This trait has served her well in her career, academics, and athletics, but not with food and exercise. Sherry starved herself and ran herself ragged for years trying to be smaller. After the sudden and traumatic loss of her Dad when she was only 13, exercise became something she turned to for control when the world around her felt unsafe and out of control. After join ..read more
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