36 episodes

On this podcast, I will be interviewing a variety of people including mental health professionals, social workers, registered dietitians, and body liberation advocates. We will be covering a wide range of topics from the abolition in eating disorder treatment to weight inclusive medical care to trauma-informed principles and practices in the mental health field and more.

The Lovely Becoming Mimi Cole

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

On this podcast, I will be interviewing a variety of people including mental health professionals, social workers, registered dietitians, and body liberation advocates. We will be covering a wide range of topics from the abolition in eating disorder treatment to weight inclusive medical care to trauma-informed principles and practices in the mental health field and more.

    36. Harm Reduction in Eating Disorders with Gloria Lucas

    36. Harm Reduction in Eating Disorders with Gloria Lucas

    In this episode, you will learn about…

    ‣ the origins of harm reduction and how this framework translates to eating disorder care
    ‣ Address common pushback to harm reduction such as the idea that it is enabling the eating disorder or giving up on recovery
    ‣ Discuss how purity culture, white saviorism, and colonialism play a role in resistance to harm reduction and current treatment approaches
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    We will also cover…

    ‣ Why Gloria’s new motto is “i don’t care”
    ‣ Caring for yourself while doing work that serves others
    ‣ Eating disorder treatment in the BIPOC community
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    Notes:
    ‣ 13:31: For me, the narrative of “recovered” largely exists around individuals who recover into thin bodies and hold privileges of access to high quality treatment, believability surrounding diagnosis and family validation, etc. I also believe the term 'recovered' doesn’t create space for how eating disorders can help people cope with marginalized identities and access care due to proximity of body size to privilege.
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    You can find Gloria at:
    IG: @nalgonapositivitypride
    Website: nalgonapositivitypride.com
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    And Mimi at:
    IG: @the.lovelybecoming
    Website: www.mimi-cole.com

    • 43 min
    35. Attachment Trauma: Treating Co-Occurring BPD and EDs with Fatema Jivanjee-Shakir

    35. Attachment Trauma: Treating Co-Occurring BPD and EDs with Fatema Jivanjee-Shakir

    In this episode, you will learn about:

    • Co-occurring presentation of Borderline Personality Disorder and Eating Disorders

    • Attachment trauma and the role of a secure base in treatment

    • How individualistic values impact treatment approaches



    We also cover…

    • common ruptures and concerns clients with both disorders bring up

    • navigating boundaries as providers working with attachment trauma with the knowledge that relationships heal

    • perspectives on DBT and it’s placement within a western, individualistic society

    • tips for clinicians who struggle with the co-occurring presentation of BPD and EDs



    You can find Fatema at:

    IG: @YourSouthAsianTherapist

    TikTok: @YourSouthAsianTherapist

    Website: www.fjshakir.com



    And Mimi at:

    IG: @the.lovelybecoming

    Website: www.mimi-cole.com



    About: Fatema Jivanjee-Shakir, LMSW is an eating disorder therapist, writer, and speaker. She has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents in individual, group, and family therapy at the residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient levels of care. Her work is strongly informed by the Health at Every Size perspective and intersectional approaches to healing. Fatema has a special interest in working with BIPOC clients, especially those of South Asian and Muslim backgrounds. Fatema is a therapist at Conason Psychological Services and a Board Member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals New York chapter.

    • 40 min
    34. Complex PTSD, quiet BPD, and Trauma-Informed Care with Iris McAlpin

    34. Complex PTSD, quiet BPD, and Trauma-Informed Care with Iris McAlpin

    In this episode, you will learn about:


    CPTSD
    The differences between CPTSD and BPD
    How a trauma-informed approach changes everything from diagnosis to how we treat people with similar symptoms and traumatic experiences based on a label.

    We also cover..


    the realities of stigma and labels, pathologization of trauma
    Aspects of NARM (the NeuroAffective Relational ModelTM)
    How to reframe pathologizing diagnosis of BPD from stigma to trauma and understanding
    Why self-compassion might feel really hard for trauma survivors
    How to set boundaries around your own lived experience on Instagram
    Expertise in the field vs openness to always learning and curiosity

    About Iris McAlpin: Iris McAlpin is a certified trauma coach and NARM® Practitioner specializing in self-sabotage, eating disorder recovery and complex trauma. After struggling with bulimia, C-PTSD and depression for over a decade, Iris became determined to understand what was fueling her self-destructive behaviors and troubling symptoms. This eventually led her to an in-depth study of trauma, which resulted in a radical personal transformation. She now helps people all over the world overcome similar struggles through trauma-informed education, group programs and individual coaching.

    Find Iris at:

    IG: @irismcalpin

    Website: www.irismcalpin.com



    References:

    Quiet BPD, Very Well Mind article



    Find Mimi at:

    Main IG: @the.lovelybecoming

    Podcast IG: @lovelybecomingpodcast



    Disclaimer: Mimi and Iris do not have specific training in or claim to be experts in treating BPD. All thoughts expressed should not be considered a substitute for advice or an individual therapeutic relationship. The hope is to open up conversations for providers and individuals alike to consider how trauma may play a role in stigmatizing diagnoses and care, and to encourage you to keep thinking compassionately and curiously.

    • 40 min
    33. A Culture of Cages: Layers of Carcerality in Eating Disorder Treatment with Dr. Jennie Wang-Hall

    33. A Culture of Cages: Layers of Carcerality in Eating Disorder Treatment with Dr. Jennie Wang-Hall

    In this episode, you can learn about:

    • Managed Care
    • Carceral and Anti-Carceral Care
    • How care is failing us and perpetuating blame

    We also cover..

    • Trauma and Informed Consent in higher levels of care (HLOC)
    • Eating disorder treatment contracts
    • Provider fears of liability in ED treatment
    • Mimi practices discomfort and communicating through it
    • Community care alternative to traditional treatment
    • Jennie answers the time-old question: is full recovery possible for everyone?


    Find Jennie at:
    IG: @dr.jenniewh
    Website: https://jwhrevolution.com/

    Referenced in Podcast:
    https://fedupcollective.org/

    Related Reading:
    The Language of Recovery: https://wellseek.co/2021/01/05/healing-or-recovery-why-language-matters-in-mental-health-2/

    Find Mimi at:
    Main IG: @the.lovelybecoming
    Podcast IG: @lovelybecomingpodcast
    Website: www.mimi-cole.com

    • 43 min
    32. BONUS: All About Intuitive Eating with Dr. Laura Thomas

    32. BONUS: All About Intuitive Eating with Dr. Laura Thomas

    In this episode, Dr. Laura Thomas and Mimi talk about some of the biggest intuitive eating questions! Laura established the London Centre for Intuitive Eating (LCIE) in 2017 to help support clients who have a difficult relationship with food and their body. She has a passion for delivering inclusive, trauma informed, and person-centred care for all bodies. She draws upon different therapeutic and counseling skills to support her clients in their recovery from disordered eating, chronic dieting, and body dissatisfaction. She also incorporates different health care frameworks into her work, such as Health and Every Size Ⓡ, Intuitive Eating, and Body Image Healing. Much of her work focusses on advocacy and reducing weight-based discrimination within the nutrition profession. Laura takes a collaborative approach to working with clients, recognising that they are the experts of their own bodies and experiences. Her advice and recommendations are not didactic, rather she helps guide and support clients to reconnect with their bodies.

    In January 2019, Laura published her first book with Bluebird Books: Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Get Your Shit Together Around Food.

    • 46 min
    31. Relationships and OCD with Dr. Amy Mariaskin

    31. Relationships and OCD with Dr. Amy Mariaskin

    Amy Mariaskin, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with fifteen years of experience treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and related disorders. She is founding director of the Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center, faculty of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute, and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Mariaskin has worked across the southeast with adults, adolescents, children, and families affected by these disorders. She strives to create a sensitive and affirming therapeutic experience for her clients and incorporates humor and creativity into evidence-based practice.

    • 50 min

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