40 episodes

Welcome to The Body Grievers Club – 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.

The Body Grievers Club Body Image With Bri

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 59 Ratings

Welcome to The Body Grievers Club – 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.

    Working In A Fatphobic World with Andi Heggem

    Working In A Fatphobic World with Andi Heggem

    In this episode of the Body Grievers Club - Bri sits down with Body Griever Grad Andi Heggem to discuss the harm & difficulty of working in fatphobic world. Check out Andi on insta: 



    https://www.instagram.com/essentiallyandi/

    • 35 min
    Rest Feels Unsafe

    Rest Feels Unsafe

    In this episode, Bri hot seat coaches herself through her fear of REST.  When we dig into our body image narrative - we often find places where narratives like to hold on to.  Check out this episode to explore where even Bri feels like she gets stuck in productivity narrative. 

    • 26 min
    Fat Sex with Steph Greene

    Fat Sex with Steph Greene

    Joining me today is my great friend Steph Greene. Steph is an expert on fat sex and in this episode we’ll get into the nitty gritty of self-acceptance and what that means within sex and relationships. We’ll talk about how there are such societal double standards between men and women and how women especially tend to not believe and even argue with someone who finds them attractive because it’s so deeply ingrained that a fat body cannot be desirable.

    Many of us are uncomfortable asking for what we want, or receiving what we want or need. In intimate relationships and in other areas of life, we need to be able to ask and receive so that others can have the opportunity to give, and so that resentment doesn’t have a chance to take hold.

    All of it comes down to knowing what you like and don’t like, getting comfortable with yourself, and getting comfortable speaking up.

    Check out my resources, course, and membership community “The Body Grievers Club” at https://bodyimagewithbri.com/

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 37 min
    Advocating For Yourself at the Doctors

    Advocating For Yourself at the Doctors

    Recently I went to the doctor for a checkup. I had been seeing this doctor for 4 years and I had just seen her 6 months ago, and my blood work looked great. This time, I felt off, my blood work was off, and I hadn’t been taking my thyroid medication regularly.

    For the first time ever, my doctor brought up intentional weight loss as a solution to my current issues. She even suggested surgery, which I have already had and had a horrible experience with. To say I was shocked is an understatement.

    I could have walked out of that appointment and not gone back. I could have let her blame my autoimmune diagnoses on my body size. Instead, I asked myself how I would advocate for one of my Body Grievers, and instead explained how intentional weight loss was never going to be an option for me because of my disordered past. Luckily, she listened.

    Check out my resources at https://bodyimagewithbri.com/

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 26 min
    Home for the Holidays

    Home for the Holidays

    Welcome back to another hot seat coaching session. As the holidays approach, do you find yourself dreading the conversations at dinner because your body has changed? Today’s guest is feeling that apprehension.

    I’ll coach her through her trauma responses, talking to herself the way she would talk to her niece or a student, and building some planned coping mechanisms.

    Are you interested in being hot seat coached on the podcast?  We are looking for hot seat guests for 2023 - check it out here. 

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 24 min
    Healing Burnout

    Healing Burnout

    Burnout is highly celebrated in our culture, in America especially. Are you familiar with the phrase, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead?” We’re expected to hustle and grind. When I was very young, I connected my worth to my doing. The attention and compliments I got when I did something that made someone else happy felt really good. Particularly living in a fat body, if I was productive, I was worthy.

    How can we go about healing from burnout that keeps our cup empty?


    Realign with your values.
    Prioritize what’s important and what’s urgent. Delegate what you can, which may mean humbling yourself to be able to accept help.
    Detach yourself from the outcome.
    Find new hobbies. What is play for you?

    Can you pair a task you don’t like doing with a task you do like doing? What can you do to delegate and conserve your energy? Burnout is perpetual, but it can be healed.

    Check out my resources, course, and membership community “The Body Grievers Club” at https://bodyimagewithbri.com/

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 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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