Along with other leading Australian experts in the field of eating disorders – I am excited to be presenting at the eating disorder conference:
I have a body. But I am not my body. So who am I then?
Themes of disidentification, detachment and surrender are spiritual practices known throughout the world’s many spiritual traditions. And… there is an increasing expanse of neuroscientific evidence to back up the long-term benefits on emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being of such practices.
In this experiential workshop, you will learn about and practise a classic psychosynthesis mindfulness meditation to gain a sense of who you really are, underlying your identifications with your body, your feelings, your mind and your thoughts.
This is a powerful, transformational tool for those suffering with food and body image issues as well as for practitioners working with this client base.
Sydney counsellor, soul-centred life-coach and Master’s qualified psychotherapist Jodie Gale, is a leading specialist in women’s emotional, psychological and spiritual health and wellbeing. She has a wealth of personal and professional experience and knowledge in the field of addiction and eating disorders. Jodie was Assistant Clinical Director at a Sydney Outpatient Treatment Centre, an approved service provider for South Pacific Private Addiction and Mood Disorder Treatment Centre and works in private practice, treating eating disorders as well as other women’s issues in Manly and Allambie Heights on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Her experience includes a dissertation on eating disorders titled Call off the Search: Eating Disorders a Symptom of Psychospiritual Crisis; post graduate training in addiction and Indigenous sacred women’s business; work experience in the Eating Disorder Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London; the Eating Disorders Foundation (now part of The Butterfly Foundation); Riverglen Mental Health Unit and Women’s Health NSW.
Jodie is passionate about putting the soul back into therapy and helping women to find value, meaning and purpose out of their suffering.