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S4, Ep.2: Moving Beyond Anxiety & Food Restriction in Eating Disorder Recovery with Whitney Russell

Whitney Russell, MS, LPC-S, CEDS-S, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor, talks about anxiety and moving beyond restriction in eating disorder recovery. Whitney is also a mom of four, and she’s the owner and founder of Brave Haven Counseling in Richardson, Texas.

Inside the show, we discuss:

  • What does restriction mean?
  • Restriction beyond just food
  • The unmet needs behind restriction
  • Allowing yourself rest
  • How to sit with vulnerability
  • Food and anxiety
  • How to step outside of diet culture
  • Meeting unmet needs
  • The importance of defining what health look like for you
  • How and why to care for yourself and feed yourself when hunger cues aren’t there
  • How eating disorders and restricting tendencies can exist in any size body, and
  • Much more




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