A New Conversation About Body Size – HPP 05
Imagine a world where body weight is not an issue in order to live a joyous and free life and that your body was designed perfectly.
No matter who you are or where you come from you have a body. Everyday we are relating to this body on conscious and unconscious levels. We think about what our bodies look like, feel like, and the size of our body.
In this episode, we’re going to have a conversation about body size and mental health that is not predictable. This new type of dialogue about the body challenges me and it will also probably push you. I know for myself it’s an essential move toward a healthier way to be in the bodies that we all inhabit.
Carmen Cool, Founder and Executive Director of the Boulder Youth Body Alliance, Named “Most Inspiring Individual” in Boulder County in 2012, Recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Eating Disorders Coalition is extremely passionate and fierce about her work in advocating for a new paradigm of how we relate to our bodies.
Why body image really needs to be a cultural conversation [9:32]
The history of when America became obsessed with smaller body frames [11:34]
The myths from the weight loss industry about happiness [14:37]
Why Health at every body size is not often talked about in our culture [20:14]
How does health at every body size translate to psychotherapy [24:49]
Why weight loss goals are not typically effective outcomes in therapy [32:53]