90: Body Memories Trauma and Eating Disorders


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By Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, and MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Traumatic life experiences, including childhood trauma and the relationships you have with your caregivers growing up, directly affect the nervous system – often throwing it out of balance. An out-of-balance nervous system can make it difficult for you to tolerate your emotions. This then leads to using food (and other substances and behaviors) to numb or manage your anxiety, sadness, fear, anger, and other emotions. In this episode, I talk with Irene Lyon from Vancouver, Canada about the links between trauma, body memories and binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, and emotional eating.

In this episode you will learn:

  1. The effect of trauma on the nervous system.

  2. How to use your body sensations and body functions to help you understand your emotions.

  3. How to release trauma using your body’s wisdom.

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Where you can find me:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/real-healing https://www.youtube.com/user/DrCarolynRoss Where you can find Irene:https://irenelyon.com/

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