35 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 • 54 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.

    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
    Body Griever Turned Entrepreneur with Sarah Cottrell

    Body Griever Turned Entrepreneur with Sarah Cottrell

    Today’s guest is Sarah Cottrell, host of The Former Lawyer Podcast. She is a former lawyer herself, former client of mine, and happily a current friend and colleague. Today we’ll talk about how she helps people get out of their soul-sucking lawyer gig, what happens afterward, and how that relates to the Body Grievers journey. There are more similarities than you might think.

    Sarah’s experience in Body Grievers Club was life changing. She had been in therapy for 6 years attempting to recover from her eating disorder, but learning how to really process grief has helped her in every other aspect of life. Developing the self-compassion required to try new things and fail has been a game changer.

    Connect with Sarah at https://formerlawyer.com/

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

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 31 min
    Hot Seat Coaching: Joyful Movement?

    Hot Seat Coaching: Joyful Movement?

    Join me for hotseat coaching with my guest Meghan. Meghan had gotten a Peloton bike in order to be part of the culture and get back into joyful movement. She has run into problems with the way she fits on the bike and the way it functions, plus the guilt of having bought this expensive bike that’s been gathering dust.

    Listen in as we unpack internalized fatphobia, societal pressures, guilt, and boundaries.

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

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    • 49 min
    Fatphobia & Finding Hope with Vinny Welsby

    Fatphobia & Finding Hope with Vinny Welsby

    CONTENT NOTE: In this episode we will discuss emotional abuse from an older partner.

    Welcome Vinny Welsby to the Body Grievers Club podcast. Vinny is a fatphobia activist, educator, and diversity trainer. They dealt with many body image issues growing up, such as poverty and not having enough food, having a fat body and not feeling like they should eat because of it, living in a homeless shelter, and abuse from a much older boyfriend. Finny saw a message online that it was okay to be fat, and there was no turning back.

    We’ll have a good discussion about body grief, hope, Santa, pronouns, and multiple marginalizations.

    Vinny Welsby (they/them) is a world-leading expert on dismantling fatphobia and diet-culture, TEDx speaker, and best-selling author. They went from being homeless, abused with self-esteem that was achingly low into the courageous fat activist and change maker they are today. Victoria helps people fall in love with themselves and is dedicated to shifting the way society views fat bodies.

    You can connect with Vinny and find their book, TEDx talk, podcast, and social links on https://fiercefatty.com/

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

    A Podcast Launch Bestie production

    • 21 min
    What Is Grief? with Tiffany Roe

    What Is Grief? with Tiffany Roe

    I’m ECSTATIC to welcome Tiff Roe to the podcast today. Tiff found me on IG back when I was brand new and shared my series on eating disorders versus disordered eating, and my audience exploded.

    Today we’re going to talk about the clinical definition of grief. Whereas bereavement is the experience of losing a loved one to death and mourning is the cultural expression of what’s going on, grief itself is the intense physical and psychological distress we experience in response to loss.

    Collectively, we are all experiencing pandemic grief and the effects of life as we knew it being ripped away.

    Listen in as we talk about all things body image, inner child wounds, unconditional love, and diet culture.

    Connect with Tiffany @heytiffanyroe and online at https://tiffanyroe.com/

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

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    • 23 min
    Healing the Medical Narrative

    Healing the Medical Narrative

    CONTENT NOTE: In this episode I will speak about medical abuse.

    In this episode, we’re going to challenge that inner critic narrative. After I shared on IG about a doctor’s appointment in which we saw a significant increase in my health values after making only 2 changes: reducing the stress in my life, and knowing that at my appointment we wouldn’t talk about my weight. Even though this was a huge win for me, I found myself in a panic attack. My body had been ready for a fight that didn’t happen because of the years of medical trauma that I’ve experienced.

    When we experience trauma, we essentially experience it twice: in the body, then in the brain. Our logical mind can convince us that we’re not in that same danger anymore, but the body still remembers.

    In this episode, I’ll walk you through some of the process that I went through with my EDMR therapist to heal some of the wounds I’ve held for so long.

    If you listened to the episode you know that this code is very important: BODYGRIEVERSCLUB

    Check out the link in my bio for my current offerings

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

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 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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