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Welcome to Body Image With Bri™ – a podcast aimed to help you explore your body image. I am Bri - a licensed mental health counselor in the state of NJ and identify as a fat positive, HAES body image coach & educator. I have clinical experience with eating disorders. My goal is to help change the conversation from diets & rules to acceptance & freedom. Join me as we explore the ins and outs of body image, self-esteem, diet culture, self-love and finding peace as you come home to your body. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bodyimagewithbri/support

Body Image With Bri‪™‬ Body Image With Bri

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Welcome to Body Image With Bri™ – a podcast aimed to help you explore your body image. I am Bri - a licensed mental health counselor in the state of NJ and identify as a fat positive, HAES body image coach & educator. I have clinical experience with eating disorders. My goal is to help change the conversation from diets & rules to acceptance & freedom. Join me as we explore the ins and outs of body image, self-esteem, diet culture, self-love and finding peace as you come home to your body. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bodyimagewithbri/support

    Body Pain is not Punishment

    Body Pain is not Punishment

    In this finale episode of Season 2 I talk with my personal physical therapist, Danny Shapiro. 



    Daniel Shapiro is a Dutch trained Physical Therapist and specializes in manual therapy. He has developed his own pain elimination techniques that have helped people get rid of pain and get back to enjoying life quickly. Daniel has been helping people who want to stay active and continue doing their favorite activities for many years to come.

    Daniel believes that everyone who wants to stay active, mobile, and retain their independence should have access to care that doesn't require painkillers, injections, or surgery.

    He is currently licensed to work with all NY, NY & FL residents. 

    If you'd like to learn more about how Daniel Shapiro can help you get back to feeling and living great again, check him out on social media or his website https://projectphysicaltherapy.com/about/



    IG: officialdannyshapiro
    TikTok: officialmusclewhisperer


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    • 52 min
    Body Image & Belly Dancing

    Body Image & Belly Dancing

    Arielle Juliette from Madison, WI is the owner of Dance Life, an in person and livestream dance community specializing in body positive and fat positive belly dance, burlesque, ballet and cardio classes for adults. Arielle believes that dance is for EVERY single body, especially those who feel left out of a traditional class, and that movement should be fun! Arielle is passionate about Health At Every Size and spreading the body liberation message, and loves to help her students declare a truce with and connect positively to their bodies.

    To learn more about Arielle, follow her on social media or at her website www.madisondancelife.com


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    • 37 min
    Performing While Plus Sized

    Performing While Plus Sized

    In this episode, Bri & guest Kate Rosen discuss the nuances of being a fat performer and hurdles they have faced in the industry.  They also discuss the parallels to vocal work and body image work as the importance of fat-positive representation in the media.

    Kate Rosen is passionate about helping others discover greater joy in singing.

    She has taught hundreds of students with all sorts of different goals and dreams.  Some have gone on to musical theatre programs at schools including the University of Michigan, or have been selected as a classical soloist for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.  Others have found their voices so they can enjoy karaoke with friends, finally get into the top choir at school, or just feel more like themselves.

    A lifelong learner, Kate is level 2 certified in Somatic Voicework™ with Jeanie LoVetri, has studied Musical Theatre Coaching with Nate Plummer of Stagedoor Unlocked, and has studied vocal anatomy and science with The Vocal Instrument 101.  She has also studied Transgender Voice and Speech Training for Teachers with Liz Jackson Hearns, a pioneer in the area of trans voice work.

    Kate earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and her Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Children's Choir, and is a proud member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She’s also a member of the raddest group of voice teachers on the planet, the Speakeasy Cooperative.  Kate is an adjudicator for the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards, the Michigan branch of the Jimmy Awards.

    To find out out more about Kate find her https://www.katerosenstudio.com/ or on her instagram at @fatjoyvoice


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    • 46 min
    Grieving Clothes that No Longer Fit You

    Grieving Clothes that No Longer Fit You

    In this episode, Bri interviews Elizabeth Armstrong (she/her) is a therapist in Dallas, Texas who works with people living with PCOS. She is passionate about helping women heal their relationship with their body, find freedom from diet culture, and advocate for better health care of PCOS.

    Together, they dissect how Elizabeth's experience of the seasonal ritual of going through clothes can to lead to body discomfort. They delve into how our childhood traumas can inform us on how we react to body change, and in result our view of our bodies. Even something as simple as shopping with a parent for new clothing can be an impressionable experience. More importantly, Elizabeth notes how body trauma does not have to be physical or violent to hurt us. The medical field, social media, and entertainment industries can amplify the alienation and discomfort when oneself reflects on their body.

    Elizabeth busts the biggest myths told about PCOS, and goes over the methods she uses with her clients. Her techniques and mindset are always rooted in body neutrality and the HAES perspective. Bri and Elizabeth discuss exactly what that means, why "positivity" is not incredibly helpful for self love, and how do we get there. She also goes in depth about how having a supportive partner can make all the difference in the world.

    For more info on Elizabeth Armstrong, you can visit her at website: https://pcostherapy.com/ & her Instagram @pcostherapist


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    • 44 min
    Picture Grief

    Picture Grief

    In today's episode, Natalie Peikoff and I discuss what it is like to grieve our old bodies, especially when reminded through photos. 

    Natalie Peikoff is a psychotherapist with Full Bloom Counseling Group in Denver, Colorado. She works with people of all ages to help them find the inner peace and clarity they deserve. Natalie thrives on meaningful human connection and brings a deeply empathic perspective to her therapeutic work. Her specialities include body image, disordered eating, anxiety, and relationship issues. Natalie is trauma-informed and works from a Health At Every Size and Intuitive Eating lens.

    Follow Natalie on Instagram at @kneadtotalk for a mix of therapy thoughts, self-love notes, and delicious baked goods!


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    • 42 min
    Redefining Wellness

    Redefining Wellness

    In this episode, Bri speaks with certified holistic wellness coach Ivy Felicia about her journey to becoming a coach and creating a space in the wellness industry for people of all sizes. Ivy helps clients of all backgrounds realize that body peace is possible, that self-love is a choice, and that body freedom is a birthright for all. They discuss how multiple marginalized identities play a part in health and wellness, and how the traditional concept of wellness must change to reflect diverse perspectives and abilities. 

    Ivy Felicia is dedicated to helping people strengthen their love for themselves. Ivy is a certified holistic wellness coach, a motivational speaker, a body image expert, a coach with over 5 years of acclaimed service, and a passionate public advocate for fat acceptance and body diversity. She has offered body image coaching to people of all sizes, offering body peace, and radical self-love to all who struggle to achieve it.

    Through the combination of her education and her own powerful journey to body peace, Ivy has developed an innovative system of Body Relationship CoachingTM. This powerful system is a unique combination of weight-neutral holistic wellness and radical self-care. By using simple strategies, mindful accountability techniques, intuitive listening, and ongoing training, Ivy facilitates shifts in mindset and perspective that help people achieve positive, sustainable changes in their relationship with their bodies.

    No matter what stage of life a person is in, no matter what body they have, no matter their health status, or their feelings about their image, Ivy teaches that body peace is possible, that self-love is a choice, and that body freedom is a birthright for all.

    For more ways to work with Bri, check out her offers on https://linktr.ee/bodyimagewithbri or on her website: https://www.bodyimagewithbri.com.

    And as all my podcasting friends say - this podcast is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only and cannot be a replacement for medical or mental health advice. If you like this episode, please like, subscribe, and share it. Leave a review or comment!

    Season 2, Episode 5


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

lulugaunt ,

In honor of the sexist comments often left on woman-hosted pods

Here’s a loving, feminist take on Bri’s work, just in case someone out there decides to join the aforementioned group.
Bri hosts this show with such an admirable blend of vulnerability and confidence. She knows the value of the messages shared on this podcast, but knows that they can be hard for some to hear or share. She speaks with conviction and humility about her work and her experiences. I also find her tone so gentle and reassuring — something crucial in covering such sensitive material. Bri is aware that while her own experience is valuable and worth sharing, experiences with body shame and disordered eating happen to bodies of all shapes, sizes, colors, and abilities, and she works to give a range of people the opportunity a voice and a space on this podcast.
Thanks for your work, Bri. ❤️

Amyjules ,

Amazing, just listen!

Thank you Bri, for your words and wisdom. You help me feel seen, worthy, and heard. I found you on Instagram and was so excited to hear you had a podcast. Keep up the great work!!

92747482947294728 ,

Such an incredible human

I found Bri on Instagram and have been following her throughout my self radical love journey and healing from an ED. I highly recommend follow Bri on all her platforms and take in her knowledge + kindness 🖤

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