EPISODE 061 | Dr. Joy Jacobs - Katie Dalebout

EPISODE 061 | Dr. Joy Jacobs

Today’s episode is very heavy & very special. I was touched by the gravity of what this conversation. Dr. Joy Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, coach, and author specializing in issues related to eating, weight management, and body image. Her interest in the intersection between health, beauty, fashion, and popular culture led her to this specialty. She is a rare combo since most professionals and researchers specialize in either eating disorders or obesity but not both. She makes the poignant point in the episode that public health campaigns fighting obesity are often heard to by those who don’t need those messages and they can be detrimental to their mental and physical health. She also discusses how while there are many campaigns surfacing promoting body positive messages at the same time more eating disorders are developing in young children by mirroring the behaviors of dieting parents who are products of the massively prevalent dieting culture in our society. We discuss these issues and more including how spirituality comes into play in healing these issues. Joy is super smart and has been cited in many national publications, including Elle, US News and World Report, and the Today Show, on the issues of eating disorders, body image, weight management and related topics. So excited for your thoughts on this episode please leave them below.

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LINKS WE MENTION:

Notes from my announcements:
-Stay kind to yourself throughout this season of giving.
-Yay! DONATE TO THE SHOW!   | Amazon link

Notes from the show:
-Podcast Episode with Christy Harrison 
Podcast Episode with Isabel Foxen Duke
-WE’RE NOT MEANT TO GO THROUGH THIS ALONE. Info on WWCoaching with me!
-Dr. Joy’s favorite song Snatam Kaur – Chattr Chakkr Vartee

-Dr. Joy’s Website | Twitter | FacebookInstagram

My favorite lines & nuggets of wisdom: YEP THEY’RE TWEETABLES…Just click right on ‘em!

“I’ve seen kids as young as 8 in my office with full blown disorders.”
“Do you want to be remembered for size 0 jeans or what you did in life?” 
“It’s almost easier to heal eating disorders in kids because the parents can help.” 

TIPS:

-Can’t take ownership of the successes or failures of your clients, you can’t take that on.
-Find a tribe and help if you think you have issues with eating even if it feels scary. We were not meant to be on the earth alone.
-You have to walk through the fear and do it anyways. Expose yourself to what is scary and do it.
-Journaling can be the first step to healing and getting honest with yourself.

 DONATE TO THE SHOW!   | Amazon link

Like the show? Leave a comment or question for me or our guest below. Also, it would be awesome if you could leave an iTunes review when you have a second too (just launch the iTunes application to get it to work).

 

Today’s episode is very heavy & very special. I was touched by the gravity of what this conversation. Dr. Joy Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, coach, and author specializing in issues related to eating, weight management, and body image. Her interest in the intersection between health, beauty, fashion, and popular culture led her to this specialty. She is a rare combo since most professionals and researchers specialize in either eating disorders or obesity but not both. She makes the poignant point in the episode that public health campaigns fighting obesity are often heard to by those who don’t need those messages and they can be detrimental to their mental and physical health. She also discusses how while there are many campaigns surfacing promoting body positive messages at the same time more eating disorders are developing in young children by mirroring the behaviors of dieting parents who are products of the massively prevalent dieting culture in our society. We discuss these issues and more including how spirituality comes into play in healing these issues. Joy is super smart and has been cited in many national publications, including Elle, US News and World Report, and the Today Show, on the issues of eating disorders, body image, weight management and related topics. So excited for your thoughts on this episode please leave them below.