33 episodes

On this podcast, I will be interviewing a variety of people including mental health professionals, social workers, registered dietitians, and body liberation advocates. We will be covering a wide range of topics from the basics of intuitive eating and what it means to be fat positive to vulnerability and social media ethics of sharing as a mental health professional to faith transitions and recovery in the LGBTQIA+ community.

The Lovely Becoming Mimi

    • Health & Fitness
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On this podcast, I will be interviewing a variety of people including mental health professionals, social workers, registered dietitians, and body liberation advocates. We will be covering a wide range of topics from the basics of intuitive eating and what it means to be fat positive to vulnerability and social media ethics of sharing as a mental health professional to faith transitions and recovery in the LGBTQIA+ community.

    A Culture of Cages: Layers of Carcerality in Eating Disorder Treatment with Dr. Jennie Wang-Hall

    A Culture of Cages: Layers of Carcerality in Eating Disorder Treatment with Dr. Jennie Wang-Hall

    In this episode, you can learn about:

    • Managed Care
    • Carceral and Anti-Carceral Care
    • How care is failing us and perpetuating blame

    We also cover..

    • Trauma and Informed Consent in higher levels of care (HLOC)
    • Eating disorder treatment contracts
    • Provider fears of liability in ED treatment
    • Mimi practices discomfort and communicating through it
    • Community care alternative to traditional treatment
    • Jennie answers the time-old question: is full recovery possible for everyone?


    Find Jennie at:
    IG: @dr.jenniewh
    Website: https://jwhrevolution.com/

    Referenced in Podcast:
    https://fedupcollective.org/

    Related Reading:
    The Language of Recovery: https://wellseek.co/2021/01/05/healing-or-recovery-why-language-matters-in-mental-health-2/

    Find Mimi at:
    Main IG: @the.lovelybecoming
    Podcast IG: @lovelybecomingpodcast
    Website: www.mimi-cole.com

    • 43 min
    BONUS: All About Intuitive Eating with Dr. Laura Thomas

    BONUS: All About Intuitive Eating with Dr. Laura Thomas

    In this episode, Dr. Laura Thomas and Mimi talk about some of the biggest intuitive eating questions! Laura established the London Centre for Intuitive Eating (LCIE) in 2017 to help support clients who have a difficult relationship with food and their body. She has a passion for delivering inclusive, trauma informed, and person-centred care for all bodies. She draws upon different therapeutic and counseling skills to support her clients in their recovery from disordered eating, chronic dieting, and body dissatisfaction. She also incorporates different health care frameworks into her work, such as Health and Every Size Ⓡ, Intuitive Eating, and Body Image Healing. Much of her work focusses on advocacy and reducing weight-based discrimination within the nutrition profession. Laura takes a collaborative approach to working with clients, recognising that they are the experts of their own bodies and experiences. Her advice and recommendations are not didactic, rather she helps guide and support clients to reconnect with their bodies.

    In January 2019, Laura published her first book with Bluebird Books: Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Get Your Shit Together Around Food.

    • 46 min
    31. Relationships and OCD with Dr. Amy Mariaskin

    31. Relationships and OCD with Dr. Amy Mariaskin

    Amy Mariaskin, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with fifteen years of experience treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and related disorders. She is founding director of the Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center, faculty of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute, and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Mariaskin has worked across the southeast with adults, adolescents, children, and families affected by these disorders. She strives to create a sensitive and affirming therapeutic experience for her clients and incorporates humor and creativity into evidence-based practice.

    • 50 min
    30. Relationships, Therapy, and Q+ A w/ Couples Therapist, Liz Earnshaw, LMFT

    30. Relationships, Therapy, and Q+ A w/ Couples Therapist, Liz Earnshaw, LMFT

    I am SOOO excited to share this episode with y’all!! Liz is absolutely wonderful and her new book, “I Want This To Work” I’d available for pre-order and releases on November 30!!! If you don’t already follow Liz, you’re going to want to. She talks about couples, but also relationships in general. In this episode, we talk about internal vs external boundaries, how therapists are often not saying what needs to be said and what to do about it, and if relationships are worth it if you always seem to get hurt.

    • 51 min
    29. Postpartum Body Image, Mental Health, and "Bouncing Back" with Dr. Veronica Eyo

    29. Postpartum Body Image, Mental Health, and "Bouncing Back" with Dr. Veronica Eyo

    * apologies for the little glitches this time — I’m not sure how that happened but, I hope you’ll listen through! In this episode, Mimi talks with Dr. Veronica Eyo about motherhood and “bouncing back.” Dr. Veronica Eyo, a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is passionate about helping mamas, new and seasoned, navigate the challenges of parenthood. She transitioned her practice into primarily working with mothers after becoming one. Some of the experiences that Dr. Eyo navigated especially in the beginning, led her to seek specialized training in working with moms but especially with mamas of color. Supporting mamas through various walks of life is one of Dr. Eyo’s guiding posts and influenced even her dissertation where she researched the factors that influence the success of student mothers in higher education institutions.

    • 38 min
    28. Social Media, Body Image, and Showing Up with Katie Crenshaw

    28. Social Media, Body Image, and Showing Up with Katie Crenshaw

    Short and sweet conversation with Katie Crenshaw. Katie is mom of three in Atlanta, Georgia. Her emotional content surrounding mental health, body image and feminism has gone viral multiple times and reached audiences all over the world by way of Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and more. In 2020 she released the bestselling body positive children's book: "Her Body Can". Katie has grown a loyal community through her authentic storytelling and vulnerability.

    • 16 min

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