These are some of my favorite resources. I hope something on this page serves you.
This page is a work in progress...thank you for your patience. :)
The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion x Kristin Neff
Many of us have a loud inner critic. Further, many of us do not understand the psychological impact of the harsh things we say about ourselves/to ourselves. Kristin Neff teaches us the science and research behind self-compassion and how it can decrease emotional suffering and improve our mental health.
The Power of Vulnerability x Brené Brown
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, creativity, belonging, and love.” Listen to Brené Brown, the vulnerability guru’s, journey to cultivating vulnerability. Brené sheds light into the unhealthy ways we shield ourselves from vulnerability. She explains how this shielding is likely protective, but has consequences on our health and wellness. Listen to hear different ways to lean into vulnerability to promote better health.
Binge Eating Disorder x Amy Pershing + Chevese Turner
This book sheds light into both the patient's and clinician's perspective on binge eating disorder (BED). Explore the various roots of BED and learn what is takes to work towards long term recovery.
Hungry to be Whole x Brooke Wesley
This book is written by Psychotherapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialized based out of Kansas City, Brooke Wesley. Brooke writes about her journey through recovery, covering the perspective as both a treatment provider and former patient.
Sick Enough x Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani
Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani explains the medical complications of eating disorders for patients, their families, and clinicians in a way for all to understand. This book is a must read for anyone treating or impacted by an eating disorder.
Body Positive Resource Guide for Parents x Ariel Johnson, RD, LD
Ariel Johnson, a Registered Dietician based out of Kansas City, put together an awesome guide for parents working to "navigate all things body image, diet culture, social media, junk food, intuitive eating, puberty, and more!"
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques x Margaret Wehrenberg
If you are someone who likes to know the science behind anxiety management skills-this book is for you. It explains what is happening in the brain when you practice certain anxiety management techniques. If you are not interested in the brain science-this book is for you too! This book is SO helpful and easy to read.
Dr. Janean Anderson works with experts in the field of eating disorders to help listeners "learn more about the psychology of eating disorders, make peace with food, improve their body image, and live authentically." The podcast explores how eating disorders work psychologically, what the recovery process looks like, and the cultural context of eating disorders.
If you are looking for *free* additional support while recovering from an eating disorder, check out this Eating Disorder Support Group lead by clinicians at Bellatore Recovery.
Eating Disorder Support Group
Teen Mental Health Support Group
I facilitate a this group for teens who are looking for additional support in their recovery. In this group, teens will find connection and hope while learning to cope with a wide range of emotional issues including depression, anxiety, substance use, and eating disorders.