Food, The Body, and Trauma and Attachment

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The Body Isn’t the Problem; it’s the answer. – Rachel Lewis-Marlow

In our CCIH Study Group in August we decided to change up our usual routine and discuss a podcast. We choose Food, The Body, and Trauma and Attachment with Guests Paula Scatoloni & Rachel Lewis-Marlow from the Therapist Uncensored podcast series. I have often felt confused by traditional eating disorder programs that focus on cognitive interventions and strict, rigid treatment protocols. From a trauma-informed perspective, an eating disorder is an attempt to manage—to resource a painfully dysregulated system. Any treatment that advocates a war with our bodies cannot be the path to healing. Lewis-Marlow refers to the current eating disorder treatment climate as a “body-phobic field.” This podcast is an important contribution to moving toward a more holistic, body-centered approach to eating disorder treatment.

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Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC

Amy Zajakowski Uhll is the founder and director of the Chicago Center for Integration and Healing. For more than 30 years, Amy has been committed to exploring the harm caused by traumatic experiences.… Read More