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Rachel Sellers, who has earned both a master’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, talks about all things mental health. This is a podcast that is real, authentic, and honest. It’s geared towards helping people cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and provides free education about mental health and wellness. Rachel is passionate about ending the mental health stigma and inspiring others to live a more wholehearted life. She is a psychotherapist, an educator, and a writer.

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Rachel Sellers, who has earned both a master’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, talks about all things mental health. This is a podcast that is real, authentic, and honest. It’s geared towards helping people cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and provides free education about mental health and wellness. Rachel is passionate about ending the mental health stigma and inspiring others to live a more wholehearted life. She is a psychotherapist, an educator, and a writer.

    Trauma and Eating Disorders (Part 1)

    Trauma and Eating Disorders (Part 1)

    In this episode, Rachel dives into one of her favorite topics to speak and teach on-- the intersection of trauma and eating disorders. Rachel talks specifically about two factors that explain the relationship between trauma and ED's including coping with emotion and nervous system dysregulation and the need for power and control. She offers insight into the nature of trauma, revisiting several topics from Season 1 of the podcast on the Polyvagal Theory.

    • 28 min
    5 Myths About Eating Disorders

    5 Myths About Eating Disorders

    It's time to debunk some myths to help break down stigma! In this episode, Rachel addresses 5 common myths that people have about eating disorders. These myths include: eating disorders are about wanting to be skinny, eating disorders only affect rich, white, cisgender, females; eating disorders have a "look"; eating disorders are a choice; and lastly, people binge eat because they lack "willpower." Rachel offers information to counter these myths in order to help listeners gain a more accurate understanding of the nature of eating disorders. 


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    • 33 min
    Types of Eating Disorders

    Types of Eating Disorders

    Rachel is kicking off Season 2 by providing an overview of the various types of eating disorders as well as what causes them. She begins to debunk several myths about eating disorders, a theme that will continue throughout the entirety of this season. Rachel also offers a preview of the various topics she'll cover in Season 2, including the underlying trauma and nervous system dysregulation that underly most eating disorders. 


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    • 23 min
    Tools for Nervous System Regulation

    Tools for Nervous System Regulation

    This episode concludes Season 1! In it, Rachel gives a brief summary of the season, reviewing all three nervous system responses and characteristics of each state. She also offers simple tools for self-regulation and how to spend more time in your Ventral state. She talks briefly about the plans for Season 2-- a season dedicated to educating people about eating disorders/disordered eating. 


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    • 30 min
    The Polyvagal Ladder

    The Polyvagal Ladder

    In this episode, Rachel explains the Polyvagal Ladder, a tool that can be used to better understand the nervous system. She explains how it can be used for self-regulation and why that's important. She expounds on this topic, using other metaphors to help listeners understand their various nervous system states and how to recognize a state shift. She frequently references the work of Deb Dana, therapist and Polyvagal master, who coined the concept of the Polyvagal Ladder. 


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    • 23 min
    Polyvagal Theory (Part 2)

    Polyvagal Theory (Part 2)

    In this episode, Rachel dives into how the Polyvagal Theory offers a paradigm shift to the mental health field. She breaks down four specific ways that this theory and recent neuroscience research findings support an embodied approach to healing mental health disorders. She also explains the concept of "faulty neuroception" and how this is at the root of many mental health struggles. 


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

SusanandGeoge ,

Very helpful

I am really learning a lot from this podcast. It is both educational and encouraging. Thank you Rachel!

KBurgess4 ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

Rachel seriously knows her stuff about all things mental health. Her podcast is so educational and informative but she speaks in such a gentle and kind way that you feel like your sitting down with an old friend. I always look forward to her new episodes and have even re-listened to old episodes to take notes.

This is such an incredible resource no matter who you are - a professional, a student, or just a human who wants to learn more about mental health. Rachel is helping to break the stigma and bring awareness about trauma, eating disorders and so much more and her podcast is worth every listen!!

vicreysel ,

So helpful

We are all in such a need for mental counseling- in helping us navigate through life in a world that is moving and changing at such a fast pace !! Thank you for sharing your counseling tools with us.

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