6 episodes

Hosted by Imogen Barnes, an inspired mental health advocate and founder of im_powering, this “power pod” celebrates authenticity, demolishes limiting belief systems, inspires growth and transforms pain into power. Every week, IMPOWERED, featuring spectacular interviewees, will deliver inspirational discussions that motivate, educate, empower healing, dismantle patriarchal standards and provoke change. Listen in to learn how to navigate emotions and experiences and identify how to integrate your values into your behaviours and goals.

IMPOWERED Imogen Barnes

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Hosted by Imogen Barnes, an inspired mental health advocate and founder of im_powering, this “power pod” celebrates authenticity, demolishes limiting belief systems, inspires growth and transforms pain into power. Every week, IMPOWERED, featuring spectacular interviewees, will deliver inspirational discussions that motivate, educate, empower healing, dismantle patriarchal standards and provoke change. Listen in to learn how to navigate emotions and experiences and identify how to integrate your values into your behaviours and goals.

    The Secret Burden: Eating Disorder Recovery w/ Ashlee Thomas

    The Secret Burden: Eating Disorder Recovery w/ Ashlee Thomas

    In this episode, I interview Ashlee Thomas, an eating disorder survivor and fierce recovery advocate. Together with her Mum, Ash started a mentoring and eating disorder advocacy business, The Secret Burden. TSB starts conversations, challenges stigma and creates change in the world of disordered eating and mental health. Ash’s story is a mighty empowering one, which she delves into in this podcast.

    In this episode:

    - The dangers of diet culture, the thin ideal, beauty standards and social media

    - Eating disorder treatment and recovery

    - Ash’s near death experiences

    - Recovery awakenings

    - Advocacy, purpose and mentoring

    - And so much more!

    Plug in and prepared to be IMPOWERED.

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    Ashlee's Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/Ashlee.thomas

    The Secret Burden:

    https://the-secret-burden-pty-ltd.square.site

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    Support Services:

    Lifeline Australia: Call 13 11 14

    Beyond Blue Support Service: Call 1300 22 4636

    The butterfly foundation: Call 1800 HOPE (1800 33 4673), https://butterfly.org.au

    Kids helpline: Call 1800 55 1800

    Eating disorders victoria: 1300 550 236,  https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au

    National Eating Disorders Collaboration: https://nedc.com.au/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-explained/the-facts/eating-disorders-in-australia/

    Eating Disorders Queensland: https://eatingdisordersqueensland.org.au


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    We're (Not) Fine?! ED Recovery Chats w/ Emma and Meg!

    We're (Not) Fine?! ED Recovery Chats w/ Emma and Meg!

    In this episode, I interview the fabulous Emma Mahagan and Meg Jones from the incredible I'm (Not) Fine Podcast! We explore all things recovery, from denial, treatment and comorbidities to self compassion, realisation and acceptance. You're bound to love every minute of our conversation!

    You can find Emma and Meg on instagram @imnotfine.podcast and tune into their show wherever it is you stream your podcasts!

    Plug in and prepared to be IMPOWERED.

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    Meg and Emma's podcast: 

    www.instagram.com/imnotfine.podcast

    Support Services:

    Lifeline Australia: Call 13 11 14

    Beyond Blue Support Service: Call 1300 22 4636

    The butterfly foundation: Call 1800 HOPE (1800 33 4673), https://butterfly.org.au

    Kids helpline: Call 1800 55 1800

    Eating disorders victoria: 1300 550 236,  https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au

    National Eating Disorders Collaboration: https://nedc.com.au/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-explained/the-facts/eating-disorders-in-australia/

    Eating Disorders Queensland: https://eatingdisordersqueensland.org.au




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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Q&A: Weight Gain, Triggers, Comparison, and more!

    Q&A: Weight Gain, Triggers, Comparison, and more!

    In this weeks episode, I answer some frequently asked questions with regard to eating disorder recovery. I explore how to cope with body changes, triggers, comparison, diet-culture messaging, and so much more! 

    Plug in and prepared to be IMPOWERED.

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    Support Services:

    Lifeline Australia: Call 13 11 14

    Beyond Blue Support Service: Call 1300 22 4636

    The butterfly foundation: Call 1800 HOPE (1800 33 4673), https://butterfly.org.au

    Kids helpline: Call 1800 55 1800

    Eating disorders victoria: 1300 550 236,  https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au

    National Eating Disorders Collaboration: https://nedc.com.au/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-explained/the-facts/eating-disorders-in-australia/

    Eating Disorders Queensland: https://eatingdisordersqueensland.org.au


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    • 46 min
    Eating Disorders: Answering The Questions You're Too Afraid To Ask!

    Eating Disorders: Answering The Questions You're Too Afraid To Ask!

    In this weeks candid, unfiltered solocast, I get real about all things "taboo". I encouraged you to ask me what you would ask an individual with an eating disorder if no question or subject was off limits. I promised to both keep your questions anonymous and approach them without a sceric of judgment. Here are my answers!

    Be prepared to get REAL. I discuss everything from stereotypes, to bowel movements, sex drive, periods, embarrassing experiences and common misconceptions, all in an attempt to dismantle shame and empower conversation. 

    Plug in and prepared to be IMPOWERED. 

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    Support Services:

    Lifeline Australia: Call 13 11 14

    Beyond Blue Support Service: Call 1300 22 4636

    The butterfly foundation: Call 1800 HOPE (1800 33 4673), https://butterfly.org.au 

    Kids helpline: Call 1800 55 1800 

    Eating disorders victoria: 1300 550 236,  https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au 

    National Eating Disorders Collaboration: https://nedc.com.au/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-explained/the-facts/eating-disorders-in-australia/ 

    Eating Disorders Queensland: https://eatingdisordersqueensland.org.au

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    Dr Jennifer Gaudiani: https://www.gaudianiclinic.com




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    • 42 min
    Eating Disorder Preservation Mechanisms

    Eating Disorder Preservation Mechanisms

    In this solocast, I delve into the eating disorder preservation mechanisms that your illness may employ as a method of holding you a prisoner of its captivity. 
    I break down:

    The “not sick enough” rhetoric (see: Dr Jennifer Gaudiani, author of  “Sick Enough" - https://www.sickenough.com)
    Agnostia and denial
    The “this is the last hurrah” mentality (“I’ll recover when”/”I’ll feel ready when”, etc.)
    Comparison: that individual is more deserving of recovery because they got “sicker” I’ll only have a valid suffering when mine mimics that of theirs.

    Plug in and prepared to be IMPOWERED. 
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    Support Services: 
    Lifeline Australia: Call 13 11 14
    Beyond Blue Support Service: Call 1300 22 4636
    The butterfly foundation: Call 1800 HOPE (1800 33 4673), https://butterfly.org.au
    Kids helpline: Call 1800 55 1800
    Eating disorders victoria: 1300 550 236,  https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au
    National Eating Disorders Collaboration: https://nedc.com.au/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-explained/the-facts/eating-disorders-in-australia/
    Eating Disorders Queensland: https://eatingdisordersqueensland.org.au

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    • 44 min
    My Eating Disorder Story, Welcome To IMPOWERED!

    My Eating Disorder Story, Welcome To IMPOWERED!

    In this solocast, I shares with you my personal story of survival and take a deep dive into how I'm transforming my pain into power. I explore my experiences fighting an Eating Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Depression to harness the strength of lived experience to unite us as fellow warriors. I candidly speaks about my truth regarding my current place in recovery and my intentions behind IMPOWERED. 

    Connect with me!
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/im_powering/

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    • 59 min

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