AN UNEXPECTEDLY SIMPLE SOLUTION TO BETTER BODY CONFIDENCE
In this podcast we’re chatting about:
- How to proudly and confidently take up the space that your body takes in this world without apologies, excuses or insecurities.
- A pyschotherapists take on simplifying the body confidence equation
- Some suggested next steps for anyone who feels stuck in a tumultuous eating relationship or toxic body image conundrum.
This podcast is sponsored in part today by my newest program, The Donut Diet. It’s time to stand up to the bully of shame around food and around your body in your life and to taste the sweetness that life (and food) have to offer! The Donut Diet is only available for a few weeks, so if you are ready to be done with emotional eating, then get started now at www.thedonutdiet.com
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ITUNES REVIEW OF THE WEEK:
I’m so grateful to have found this podcast! Listening to Trish has changed my life!
ABOUT OUR GUEST SARAH PANNELL:
Whole Embodied Psychotherapy
Come as you are. All of you is welcome here.
Life can be painful. Pain comes in many shapes and sizes, as do the ways in which we have coped. If the struggle is anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties, depression or struggles with your body or with food, the pain is real and it’s worthy of the attention and care needed to help you thrive once more. While you may feel like the only one, you are not and you do not need to face these struggles on your own.
Specializing in the treatment of trauma, anxiety and eating disorders, first and foremost, Sarah Pannell is a friend of mine. Sarah is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in both California and in Georgia.
Sarah uses an integrated approach to therapy which includes exploring the biological, psychological, social and environmental aspects which are impacting the client or family. Her training in family systems allows Sarah to not only see an individual’s context but the larger picture of family dynamics and societal influences.
Sarah has experience working with clients struggling with issues related to anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, depression, mood dysregulation, substance abuse and relationship issues. She works with clients from 12 years old through adulthood as individuals, couples or families.
Sarah has experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, genders, immigration statuses, sexual orientations, ages, body sizes, etc, and welcomes the opportunity to work with any human being. She has also had the opportunity to live abroad in various countries, she recognizes the importance of cultural sensitivity. Sarah believes that all humans, and all bodies deserve respect, and practices from the philosophy of Health at Every Size (HAES).
Sarah is the former Executive Director of the Eating Disorders Information Network and currently serves on the organization’s Medical Advisory Council. She is the treasurer of the board for ASDAH (Association of Size Diversity And Health). Sarah is also a member of EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) and iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals).
QUESTIONS FOR SARAH PANNELL:
Take Up Space
What’s your story and why are you so passionate about helping people learn to believe that they are enough in the first place?
Can you talk about the concepts of “taking up space” and of the invisible illness theory?
Why is it that we turn to food to cover our pain?
How do you advise someone – anywhere on the spectrum of body insecurity – to learn to be in their bodies with confidence?
If you were to offer a simple solution to freedom – a statement, a belief, a mantra, what would it be?
NEXT STEPS IF YOU FEEL STUCK WITH FOOD OR WITH YOUR BODY
- Get in therapy.
- Journal and work with a coach.
- Sign up for The Donut Diet
I’m unofficially starting to launch a high-level mastermind for motivated mombosses. I am limiting the group to 8 people and it will be an application process only. We will be starting late Fall or early 2019, but I will be taking applications starting in September, so if you are interested in applying, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The mastermind will include individual and group coaching, online as well as in person, with the goal to help you double your revenue and double your free time at the same time so that you can be both a better, more present mom and a better, more productive entrepreneur. I’m already dreaming about what the retreat weekends are going to look like for us and can’t wait to make this happen – it will be lifestyle changing and business changing! Qualifications: you must have clear revenue business goals, you must have clear lifestyle goals for you and your family, and you must be willing to prioritize this mastermind with a year-long commitment.
LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
My name is Katie and I have been binge-listening to your podcast over the past year and a half – and I am finally all caught up! I listen to your podcast in the morning while I am getting ready for work. I work for a local public school system in Indianapolis where I am a speech pathologist providing services to preschool and kindergarten students. It is easy to get burnt out in my profession, and I was starting to feel that way – snapping at people, feeling short tempered with my coworkers and boyfriend and friends, and just wasn’t feeling like the best version of myself. I felt like I was in a rut – not happy, just going about the motions of my day. Since I started listening to your show, I have started reading personal development books, downloaded a daily gratitude app and set three daily reminders to log, and have been working on my “gratitude on the go” that you suggested – listing something I am grateful for on each of my fingers before I do anything else.
Something that really resonated with me in one of your podcasts was when you discussed how you and your husband view compliments as “jewels.” I wanted to find a way to use that strategy at work and to spread some joy for others. I have started this school year with a new mindset and pet project – I call it my Throw Kindness Like Confetti Project – every time I think something positive about a coworker, I try to anonymously write a note and put it in their office mailbox. This practice has put a positive lens on my day to day work life, knowing that I am giving out positivity to others.
Thank you for your positive attitude – your podcast has done more for me than you can imagine, not just in my work life, but in my overall happiness. THANK YOU!