#78: Metaphors and Eating Disorder Recovery with Anita Johnston
IN THIS EPISODE
I am thrilled to interview my friend and colleague Anita Johnston, Ph.D. She is a psychologist, storyteller, eating psychology pioneer, and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling, which has been published in seven languages.
She is the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive online women’s circle, book club or “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon.
She has been working in the field of women’s issues, eating difficulties and body image distress for over 35 years and is currently the Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono* Hawaii which has a residential treatment program in Maui and outpatient eating disorder programs in Honolulu. And she is the Executive Director of Eating Disorder Programs for the Integrative Life Center in Nashville.
We discuss topics including:
- Being a trained story teller
- Patterns in other aspects of life related to food
- The theme of scarcity
- Tuning into our clients language
- Invite people to use their “superpower”
This episode is sponsored by my ClearStep. ClearStep is on a mission to revolutionize care for clients suffering from eating disorders. They do this by finding a simple, anxiety-free virtual experience for clients and families. Their numberless scales are the first HIPPA compliant solution to provide a blind weigh-in for clients and seamless access to the data for clinicians.
If you go onto their website www.myclearstep.com and type in the promo code “theeatingdisordertrap” to receive a 10% discount on your purchase of a ClearStep numberless scale.
If you have any questions regarding the topics discussed on this podcast, please reach out to Robyn directly via email: email@example.com
You can also connect with Robyn on social media by following her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes and subscribe.
Visit Robyn’s private practice website where you can subscribe to her free monthly insight newsletter, and receive your FREE GUIDE “Maximizing Your Time with Those Struggling with an Eating Disorder”.
For more information on Robyn’s book “The Eating Disorder Trap”, please visit the Official “The Eating Disorder Trap” Website.
“The Eating Disorder Trap” is also available for purchase on Amazon.