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Many people in recovery struggle with both alcohol AND food disorders. This issue is so common you often hear food addiction referred to as a "sister" addiction to alcoholism.
We have had many requests for a show that addresses the particular challenges for people in recovery who struggle with both, so we are thrilled to welcome Alison Ross, LMFT to our show!
Alison is a licensed psychotherapist and the Founder of Center for Eating Recovery where she helps women and men of all ages heal their relationship with food and become body-confident. In addition to her work at the Center, she is a consultant for Harmony Place a drug and alcohol treatment center, and formerly Beit T’Shuvah, where she helps to create an environment in which women can heal their relationship with food and body while adjusting to sobriety.
On the show, Alison and Carissa, an Eating Coach at the Center, discuss three cultural narratives that keep us stuck in food addiction and body image distress and how to break free and get healthy from the inside-out.
MARTY MANN AND THE EARLY WOMEN OF AA
A tremendous change has taken place over the past few generations in the way alcoholics are viewed in our society. Although it is undeniable that some level of unawareness and misunderstanding remains, substantial improvements have been effected since the 1930s. We have cause to be grateful.
The once virtually universal stigma that besieged alcoholic men was exponentially greater for women. “Nice women” didn’t drink to excess. This made it extremely difficult to admit to a drinking problem in the first place. As our pioneers battled not only for their own sobriety, but for some level of “respectability,” their reluctance to associate themselves with “beggars, tramps, asylum inmates, prisoners, queers (sic), plain crackpots, and fallen women,” (12 & 12, p. 140), can be looked on with some degree of sympathy.
- See more at: http://rumradio.org/featured/fallen-woman-rise-up-and-become-angels-with-dirty-faces/#sthash.tXCWrk1C.dpuf
Raleigh, NC – Life coaching is about helping people move forward in their lives, both personally and professionally, but for many of our military’s servicemen and women, the transition back to civilian life is often fraught with emotional challenges.
“Servicemen and women are taught so much structure because they have to obey orders,” explains Dr. Lena Klumper. “When they come home, from war especially, it’s more than a culture shock, it’s just shock."
Dr. Lena Klumper is the founder of Dr. Lena’s Life Coaching where she specializes in helping individuals be who they were meant to be by guiding them toward the path to a better life. Dr. Lena began her career with the Department of Defense working with military and their families. She then moved into behavioral health managed care, working with individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. After 10 years she decided she wanted to see clients who were more goal-oriented.
“I’m a helper,” says Dr. Lena. “I missed that side of working with people who have had trauma or suffer from PTSD, but are at a point where they want to be healthier and move forward with their lives.”
According to Dr. Lena, there isn’t a lot of help out there for veterans. Though the military and government has encouraged soldiers to undergo therapy, there still exists a huge stigma. As a coach, Dr. Lena is not affiliated with the military or any insurance. There’s no medical record and it’s all completely confidential.
“If you feel you need help but you’re afraid to let anyone know, reach out to a life coach,” Dr. Lena. “Life coaching is for people who want to change their lives to improve it. We’re here to move forward and I’m here to guide you.”
It's common nowadays to see people jump in and out of marriage just as quickly as they change their clothes. Divorce doesn't seem to carry any kind of stigma for them at all.
But for a Christian who gets a divorce, there is often a significant amount of guilt and even shame. Why? Because of the perceptions and expecations, whether real or imagined, that pertain to the holiness of marriage as God designed it. Some may feel that if they failed at marriage, they are ultimately seen as a failure by God. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Tune in as we chat with Divorce Recovery Mentor, Gretchen Goldsmith, debunks the myths that surround Christians and divorce. Hear her story and find out how you too can shed the guilt and shame of divorce from your own life.
Join the Yadie Skeptics this Sunday, July 13th at 12:30pm as we begin our "changes and transitions" episodes for the remainder of July starting off with a discussion of the social and psychological implications of transitioning from one gender to the next. Joining us live in studio will be Alexa Hoffman, Barbadian national who underwent an mtf (male-to-female) gender reassignment.
What has been the overall experience of Alexa, and how does she cope with the stigma and confusion meted out to trans persons even sometimes by the wider LGBT community?
Earlier in the program, in our grab bag session, we talk with Dr. Tonya Haynes and Dr. Angela Nixon about their article, "No Science is Neutral" on the controversial Prof. Bain affidavit http://groundationgrenada.com/2014/07/01/no-science-is-neutral-a-long-hard-look-at-bains-affidavit-and-the-aftermath/
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When you are under financial stress, did you know that this can impact your physical health? According to startfreshtoday.com, "Stress works an elite branch of your body’s military, specially trained to take emergency action in response to major threats. As soon as your brain senses danger, it goes into fight-or-flight mode and sends orders to outposts in the adrenal and pituitary glands to mobilize the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. these in turn send reinforcements to different areas of the body to increase blood pressure, heart rate, and energy for you to either fight or flee with all the might your body can muster. in a crisis, stress jolts us into action to save a life or meet an important deadline" (2012, pg.7)
There is a lot of negative stigma about even considering filing bankruptcy; and, even more misunderstanding about post bankruptcy recovery. Today, I'm going to spotlight the BEST KEPT SECRET in the bankruptcy circle--attorney Angel Van Wieren. I will talk about the realities of bankruptcy; and, the questions you need to ask when you are selecting a bankruptcy attorney.
Angel Van Wieren: 675 Seminole Ave NE #102, Atlanta, GA 30307 http://www.vanwierenlaw.com/
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The "Stigma" of being a Single Parent with an African background seems to make it close to impossible for them to have relationships or be taken seriously in that area. I see plenty of Single Parents, especially Females resort to a Singleton lifestyle after trying to no end.
Is it possible for Single Parents to still find Love? Especially being African? Nigerian?
Join us next Thursday as we talk about this prevalent issue, we all could learn a thing or two.10pm folks, Let's swap tales...
Have you ever resisted menacing feelings like anger, grief or regret? Then notice that ignoring them just seems to make them stick around. What if learning to accept these difficult feelings was the key to greater self-awareness and well-being would you use it?
Today's guest is Tina Glbertson, a licensed mental health counselor. In addition to working with adults one-on-one, she teaches assertiveness and self-esteem workshops and classes on goal-setting, decision-making, overcoming anxiety and finding the right career. Tina is th author of Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them.
Susyn Reeve is the best-selling author of The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy. She has 35 years experience as a Corporate Consultant, Self-Esteem Expert and InterFaith Minister. She has been a delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. (www.SusynReeve.com)
Rikk Hansen is one of the nation's leading experts in guiding midlife professionals and entrepreneurs to discover a life work that's truly their CALLING. As founder of Brilliant NEXT, he has pioneered a system called New Fire Discovery that guides midlife women and men to find certainty of purpose and and exciting direction for their next fulfilling work - in a short period of time despite any obstacles or fears. (www.BrilliantNEXT.com)
Seeking Help, especially mental health professional help is one way to show how much you love yourself as well as the people in your life. Sometimes it is not clear to us or we choose to deny we might be severely out of focus, but this is one why seeking help is so important. Sure you could inquire with your friends and family as to whether you might be out of balance, but often times they do not look at you with detached balanced eyes. Essentially they are not professionally trained and their feelings for you may get in the way of giving you a clear answer. Our loved ones are usually too invested in how they want us to be instead of what is best for us; usually they operate from what they believe is best for us and that may not always match what is truly best.
As psychologists or mental health professionals, our investment in clients should always be for what is best for a better quality of life, not necessarily what is convenient for our loved ones. The other thing to consider is that seeking therapeutic help does not make one "crazy" or "insane." In fact people who seek mental health assistance are often the most healthy thinking individuals, because they realize that at times they just need to release troubling thoughts and feelings. People that keep all that bottled up inside are like to become so pressured that they may end up harming themselves or someone they love, or complete strangers.
Listen, everyone needs to talk things out without judgement or compromise, including therapists. Someday the benefits of therapeutic release will be valued and we'll all have low cost to free access to a therapist at least 6-8 sessions a year. At least that is my hope for the future as a budding mental health professional
The old man who sits on the corner rocking back and forth and talking to himself. The single mom whose kids seem to be raising themselves becasue she rarely gets out of bed. The aunt that the family always labeled as "eccentric." What may have just been cast off as odd may actually be very serious in nature and in need of attention. Chances are none of these people have ever received a diagnosis or treatment.
Mental health is just as important as physical health, but in many minority communities a significant number of people go overlooked and underserved. Most resign themselves to suffering in silence because of the cultural stigmas attached to mental illness. The inevitable outcome has been a rise in suicide, in crime, in poverty, and in the further fracturing of the family unit.
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and because mental health affects us all, we should all be discussing it. Join as as we chat with Laura Allen from The Ashley Jadine Foundation, a nonprofit in support of teen suicide awareness and prevention, and Cecelia Williams from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Houston.
Call in, 646-716-6910 or chat with us LIVE during the broadcast.
Mental health is a serious problem in both the USA and Canada? It is time we bring this to the forefront of everyones minds. We at the Essense of Success Radio Network are devoting the entire week on this issue.
You should never be ashamed of seeking the help that you or someone you know needs. How can we change things? Do we start with ourselves or our governments?
Do you know where to go for help for you or someone else? Is that help readily available?
We will also be talking about the difference between Canada and the US as far as mental health is concerned.
In this episode I will discuss the importance of knowing your value.
You don’t have to be Sigmund Freud to know that people with low self-esteem frequently demean themselves in their interactions with others. Unfortunately, this is something that frequently requires professional counseling.
I don’t perform psychoanalysis; I prefer that people who have self-esteem issues find solutions by working with their own community of behavioral health care professionals, particularly since there is no longer any stigma attached to seeking psychiatric treatment. This is important because running your career as a business (the CEO of Me, Inc.) relies heavily on your ability to project confident, positive and assertive behaviors. The quicker the treatment for poor self-esteem, the sooner the positive results will become reflected in your career management program.
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