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WATCH: 3 Netflix Documentaries Reveal the Harmful Truth About Pornography

©kentoh - Can Stock Photo Inc. In 2016, The Gottman Institute, who provide a researched based approach to strengthening relationships, published An Open Letter On Porn.  Having worked with women in counselling and psychotherapy for over 17 years, I have witnessed firsthand the negative effects on a) women who work in the sex and porn industry b) women who [...]

20 Powerful Books to Help You Befriend Your Body

Do you remember the last time you felt at home in your body? Increasingly, many of us feel a sense of alienation, disconnection, a lack of safety, and insecurity within our bodies. At the core, this sense of dis-ease can often be the result of early childhood attachment and interpersonal ruptures, emotional neglect and/or trauma. In The Body [...]

Move Beyond the Brokenness and Connect With the Place That Has Never Been Broken

    Image Credit: Iryne R on Flickr I am so excited to share with you my first guest post on Recovery Warriors: Move Beyond the Brokenness and Connect With the Place That Has Never Been Broken. In this blog, I write about -how our body is the home for our soul -our [...]

Disordered Eating: A Search for Wholeness Podcast with Lourdes Viado

Disordered Eating: A Search for Wholeness Podcast with Lourdes Viado I am so excited to share this podcast with you. I was recently interviewed by Women In-Depth host, Lourdes Viado, about disordered eating. You can subscribe to Women In-Depth: Conversations About the Inner Lives of Women on iTunes. I hope you enjoy hearing about disordered [...]

Embodiment: Our Body As Home

Image Credit: Canstock Welcome to my guest blogger series Women and the Body. This post is by Toni Jackson. Toni is a psychotherapist, counsellor and creative therapist in Fremantle and Mundaring, who specialises in working with women around the issues of self-worth, anxiety, body image and personal power. She is a certified Gestalt Therapist, with [...]

How An Abusive Relationship Can Impact Your Self-Esteem & Self-Image.

Welcome to my guest blogger series Women and the Body. This post is by Alison Howarth, owner of Penrith Counselling. Alison has been a counsellor for women in domestic violence for over eighteen years. She believes passionately in women living free and joy-filled lives. Alison has spoken at National and International Conferences about her research into [...]

10 soulful books for eating disorder recovery & other food, weight and body issues

10 soulful books for eating disorder recovery and other food, weight and body issues After 20+ years preoccupied with yo-yo dieting and disordered eating, a recovery journey and then training as a psychotherapist - in 2008 - I completed my Master’s thesis, Call off the Search: Eating disorders a symptom of psychospiritual crisis. The context that [...]

Eating Disorders and Body Image: Psychosynthesis Body Feelings Mind Meditation

Eating Disorders and Body Image: Psychosynthesis Body Feelings Mind Meditation This meditation was devised by Roberto Assagioli and is in his book, Psychosynthesis (1969). It is now widely used in mindfulness based therapies including ACT: Acceptance Committment Therapy. It should take about 20 minutes. This meditation is useful for fostering and observing, authentic self and helps [...]

Eating Disorders: A Search for Wholeness

To cite this Journal article: Gale, J. (2011). Eating Disorders: A search for Wholeness. The CAPA Quarterly, Journal of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW (4)pp. 14-17, retrieved from https://jodiegale.com/eating-disorders-a-search-for-wholeness/ (updated 2011 & 2012) Eating Disorders: A Search for Wholeness ‘At the heart of every eating disorder, whether it is compulsive eating, bulimia or anorexia, [...]

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