Eating Disorders and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness
In this episode David speaks with Katherine Metzelaar about the relationship between mindfulness, trauma, and disordered eating. They discuss the prevalence of eating disorders, the ways undernourishment can impact our capacity to be mindful, how the spectrum of eating disorders connects to trauma, cultural assumptions around thinness and fatness, and why a trauma-informed lens is so powerful in any work around nutrition.
Katherine Metzelaar, MSN, RDN, CD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Eating Disorder Specialist, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who is passionate about inclusive healthcare for all bodies. She is the owner and founder of Bravespace Nutrition in Seattle, WA and helps people create peace with food and peace with their body free from rules, dieting, and perfectionism. Through the use of a non-diet approach, she helps people to divest from diet culture and recover from disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image challenges. In addition to her practice, Katherine is the founder of Body Image Badass, a women’s body-image healing group, and she offers business coaching to weight-inclusive health professionals.
Links from this episode:
- Bravespace Nutrition
- Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia
- Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison
- Maintenance Phase Podcast