130 episodes

Co-hosts Francis Iacobucci (he/him/his) and Catherine Brown (she/her/hers) explore the complexities and profound impacts of eating disorders. With insights from individuals in recovery, mental health professionals, and family members, Eating Disorders: Navigating Recovery helps break the stigma surrounding eating disorders and provides a platform for engagement and connection. The recovery journey is not linear; whether you have struggled with disordered eating for days or years, we are here to help along the way.

Eating Disorders: Navigating Recovery MHNR Network, LLC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 34 Ratings

Co-hosts Francis Iacobucci (he/him/his) and Catherine Brown (she/her/hers) explore the complexities and profound impacts of eating disorders. With insights from individuals in recovery, mental health professionals, and family members, Eating Disorders: Navigating Recovery helps break the stigma surrounding eating disorders and provides a platform for engagement and connection. The recovery journey is not linear; whether you have struggled with disordered eating for days or years, we are here to help along the way.

    98. Shira Charpentier (she/her) and Tasha Golding (she/her) discuss different approaches to recovery

    98. Shira Charpentier (she/her) and Tasha Golding (she/her) discuss different approaches to recovery

    Hi Navigators! Catherine and Francis welcome Shira Charpentier and Tasha Golding to the podcast for a meaningful discussion about their lived experience, recovery, treatment, and the different paths that lead us to healing. Shira began her nonprofit, Beyond Rules Recovery, in 2019 as a way to support others who experience eating disorders and are looking for their own healing; and Tasha joined Shira in 2021 after her own recovery. Together they share the same desire to change the outcome of future generations and empower individuals worldwide, and focus on educating individuals about eating disorders and recovery. It was truly a wonderful, insightful conversation, and we hope those who listen are able to connect and take away pieces they can use moving forward in their own experiences. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    97. Angelo Thomas (he/him), a filmmaker and mental health advocate, discussed his recovery through treatment and art

    97. Angelo Thomas (he/him), a filmmaker and mental health advocate, discussed his recovery through treatment and art

    Hi Navigators! Catherine and Francis are excited to welcome Angelo Thomas to the podcast. Angelo is a filmmaker and mental health advocate, and has directed, produced, and edited two feature films, The Incredible Jake Parker and DeRosa: Life, Love & Art in Transition. Currently, he serves as the Digital & Social Media Director with Mental Health America, where he oversees the organization’s overall voice and messaging across all social media platforms. Previously, Angelo worked with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) as the Associate Manager of Communications. In this episode, Angelo welcomes listeners into his recovery journey from anorexia nervosa, including how admitting to treatment, developing his ever-evolving story, and writing and film all played significant parts in his healing. Angelo’s passion for mental health advocacy stems from his own lived experience. Since recovering in 2018, he has been proud to give a voice to men, Latin Americans, and LGBTQ+ folks affected by eating disorders and other mental health concerns. We were thrilled to have him and hope you have a chance to check out his work and advocacy.

    CW: eating disorder behaviors, strained parental relationships, eating disorder treatment, talk of weight

    • 55 min
    The Perfectionism Digest

    The Perfectionism Digest

    Hi Navigators! Catherine and Francis take some time to discuss perfectionism, and how it impacted their lives, its intersection with eating disorders, and what the research says about it.

    Have a topic you'd like to hear in a digest this season? Feel free to contact us at www.navigatingrecoverypodcast.com.

    • 30 min
    96. Amanda Campbell (she/hers), fashion designer and advocate, talks finding purpose as a path towards healing from disordered eating

    96. Amanda Campbell (she/hers), fashion designer and advocate, talks finding purpose as a path towards healing from disordered eating

    Hi Navigators! We’re back, and we’re excited to kick off Season Three of Eating Disorders: Navigating Recovery Podcast with Amanda Campbell, lead designer at Sassy Jones, a fashion and lifestyle brand that offers audacious style solutions for statement-making women. Amanda joins the podcast to talk about her lived experience with anorexia nervosa and how finding motivation for healing and body acceptance through sewing and designing – a skill she learned at a young age – helped give her a sense a purpose. In recalling a moment when she made her first pair of pants, Amanda delivers a powerful message to all who seek healing from their own lived experience. Now, working in an industry she loves, Amanda wants to share that love by empowering others with clothing that makes them feel confident, strong, and beautiful in their own skin. It was really wonderful to have her on the show – we certainly felt empowered afterwards! Enjoy!

    • 38 min
    Welcome to Season Three!

    Welcome to Season Three!

    Hi Navigators! We're thrilled to be back behind the mics, connecting and sharing with our incredible listeners, with our amazing guests, and with each other. While we're introducing a slightly different release schedule, we think this season's slate of guests bring the same insight, passion, vulnerability, and humanism to each conversation. In a new twist, if you have a specific topic you'd like the hosts to discuss during an episode, reach out - we want to hear from you and address topics important to our listeners directly!

    Thank you for being with us along this journey - we're so happy to be back with you!

    • 19 min
    Episode 95: Dr. Breese Annable (she/hers) talks shame and healing from an eating disorder, and where diet culture plays a role

    Episode 95: Dr. Breese Annable (she/hers) talks shame and healing from an eating disorder, and where diet culture plays a role

    Hi Navigators! Catherine and Francis are excited to welcome Dr. Breese Annable, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, and owner of Living Balance Psychotherapy, a private practice based in Asheville, North Carolina (yes, this is yet another connection through the amazing Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders!). Breese specializes in working with clients who also have co-occurring Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety disorders, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She is passionate about raising awareness on the damaging effects of diet culture and providing education on weight neutral approaches to health. In this episode, Breese talks about shame, why it's not necessarily a "bad" emotion to feel, and potential antidotes to help manage a typically distressing emotion. When it comes to diet culture, Breese takes an approach that we cannot unlearn what we've been sold our entire lives, so we must learn about diet culture for what it is, and not what we've been told. As she poignantly inquires, "what if there's nothing wrong with you...what if the solution you've been sold is the problem." We were so grateful for her time and energy!

    CW: eating disorders, diet culture, healing stories, disordered eating

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

mcdonaldjl ,

This podcast will make you feel better!

A candid and direct approach to eating disorders and recovery. Two very smart people who are so in tune to the triggers that impact people with eating disorders. I love their ability to be open and vulnerable. They have so much to say that really hits home for me.

trust the path ,

Thank you Francis and Catherine! So wonderful

This is such a great podcast in helping with eating disorder recovery
Professional, thoughtful guests and conversations making you feel hopeful about recovery. Francis and Catherine are wonderful and compassionate hosts offering tools and strategies as well as thought provoking questions. I love the “digest” too! Anyone seeking support in their journey can find resources and hope on these podcast.

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