IN THIS EPISODE
Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, is the Founder of Bodywise, the first binge eating disorder (BED)-specific treatment program in the United States, founded in 1995. She is also the Director of Pershing Consulting, which offers training to clinicians treating BED and trauma around the world.
Amy is the creator of “Hungerwise™,” a 9-week program for ending chronic dieting and weight cycling using the Attuned Eating And Movement approach, offered nationally online. Based on over 30 years of clinical experience, Amy has pioneered a treatment approach for BED that is strengths-based, incorporating Internal Family Systems, somatic trauma techniques, Attuned Eating and Movement, and a Health at Every Size philosophy.
Amy lectures internationally and writes extensively on the treatment of BED and her own recovery journey for both professional and lay communities. She has been featured on radio, podcast, and television speaking about BED treatment and recovery, relapse prevention, weight stigma, and attuned eating and movement. She is a founding member and Past Chair of the Binge Eating Disorder
Association (BEDA), and is the winner of BEDA’s Pioneer in Clinical Advocacy award. She is the author of the book Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond (Taylor and Francis, 2018) as well as many articles and chapters about BED treatment and advocacy. Amy maintains her clinical practice in Ann Arbor, MI.
We discuss topics including:
- How change activates our “yellow alert”
- The importance to not pathologize our relationship with food
- Get curious about the eating disorder instead of vilifying it
- Understanding Internal Family System (IFS)
- What is the “core self”?
- What is the “critic”?
- What is a “fire fighter”?
- What is the “excile”?
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