OCD within Intuitive Eating

Written by my client: R.B. OCD within Intuitive Eating I could feel my brain.    The ridges, the indents, and the neurons through their pathways; like bad music, every thought felt like an obvious, random beat- a startling nuisance.   I could fully relate to how my nephew describes a bad day at school: “My…

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, What are my True Values After All?

Do you find yourself consistently picking fights with the mirror about your appearance? Maybe you’ve walked past and heard yourself utter these familiar phrases:   “I feel good about myself until I pass by a mirror.” “I avoid mirrors at all costs. I don’t want to see my reflection.” “I can’t stop looking in the…

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EP:38: Somatic Therapy with Basya Pessin

Basya’s clients are in all kinds of pain; she works with a lot of trauma and sexual abuse. This wasn’t something she specifically chose, it happened organically. In school, Basya chose to pursue the area of substance abuse and did her internship at a substance abuse clinic which wasn’t right for her. She then transferred…

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Accountability Versus Shame

After deciding to create a habit tracker for my clients and myself, I got to thinking about shame and accountability. Most of the time, I am working on myself right alongside my clients. Something interesting I have learned throughout the years is when something doesn’t go right in our lives, we tend to look inward…

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