Julie Simon is a licensed psychotherapist, life coach and certified personal trainer with over 30 years of experience in helping overeaters and imbalanced eaters mend their relationship with their feelings and ultimately themselves. She’s also the founder of the popular Los Angels based 12-week emotional eating recovery program.
Eric and Julie discuss her book, When Food is Comfort: Nurture Yourself Mindfully, Rewire Your Brain and End Emotional Eating.
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Julie Simon and I Discuss How to Manage Emotional Eating …
- Her book, When Food is Comfort: Nurture Yourself Mindfully, Rewire Your Brain and End Emotional Eating.
- The most common cause of emotional overeating is difficulty regulating our emotions, moods, thoughts, and behaviors
- When we disconnect from our emotions, we don’t learn necessary skills to regulate
- Attunement and attachment in early childhood that create neural pathways
- When we’re under the influence of emotional part of the brain, we’re not capable of reasoning
- The 7 skills involved in inner nurturing
- The importance of exploring our emotions and bodily sensations
- Our tendency to move away from unpleasant emotions by focusing on our thoughts
- How emotions present in the body first (before we have words for them)
- Real recovery is experiencing and moving through emotions
- Learning to practice soothing behaviors to restore ourselves to calm
- The goal is not to distract ourselves, but to calm ourselves enough to work on regulation skills
- How self validation is not condoning the behavior, but acceptance and self compassion
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