“A hole in the soul can’t be filled with food.” - Sarah Speers
Binge eating, restriction, calorie counting, purging, orthorexia... there are countless ways to have an unhealthy relationship with food. In this episode Amelia Travis interviews Sarah Speers, therapist, energy worker and award-winning speaker on her transformation from disordered eating to now coaching other women overcome their food, eating and body issues.
Sarah Speers is a licensed therapist (LMFT), energy worker and award-winning speaker who has helped hundreds of individuals improve their mental and emotional health through a holistic approach. She is certified Tapping for Weight Loss Coach, Emotion Code Practitioner and Reiki Master. Currently she is the Director of Behavioral Health at Premier Fitness Camp and formerly directed the treatment program for Binge Eating Disorder at UCSD CHEAR. Sarah specializes in the treatment of food and eating issues, offering online group programs and 1-on-1 coaching overcome eating issues and achieve emotional wellness.
In this episode, we talk about:
Recovering from disordered eating, binge eating, purging & addiction
Obsessive compulsive control with food
Releasing identity to physical body and material items
Letting go of shame, stigma and secrecy around eating disorders
Awareness of triggers and having the tools to overcome
Using Emotional Freedom Technique to release energy when triggered
EFT improves recovery and response time and is a healthier coping mechanism
Freedom From Eating Issues Quiz: www.sarahspeers.com/quiz
Totally Stoked Book Club / Favorites Selection:
Brain over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn't Work, and How I Recovered for Good by Kathryn Hansen
Brain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder. The author, Kathryn Hansen, candidly shares her experience as a bulimic and her alternative approach to recovery. Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems. Kathryn disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional eating disorder therapy failed her and fails many. She explains how she came to understand her bulimia in a new way – as a function of her brain, and how she used the power of her brain to recover – quickly and permanently. Kathryn also sheds new light on eating disorder topics such as low self-esteem, poor body image, and dieting. Brain over Binge is a brave book that will help many by delivering an informed and inspiring message of free will, self-reliance, and self-control.
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol Truman
Karol Truman provides a comprehensive and enlightening resource for getting in touch with unresolved feelings which, she explains, can distort not only happiness but also health and well-being. Leaving no emotion unnamed, and in fact listing around 750 labels for feelings, Truman helps identify problem areas, and offers a "script" to help process the feelings, replacing the negative feeling with a new, positive outlook. A chapter on the possible emotions below the surface in various physical ailments gives the reader plenty to work with on a deep healing level. FEELINGS BURIED ALIVE NEVER DIE combines a supportive, common-sense, results-oriented approach to a problem that is widespread and that can stop people from living fully.
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss
Anatomy of the Spirit is the boldest presentation of energy medicine to date, written by one of its premier practitioners, internationally acclaimed medical intuitive Caroline Myss, who is amongst the "hottest new voices in the alternative health/spirituality scene" (Publishers Weekly). Based on fifteen years of resear