Childhood Trauma and Body Image with Susan Gold

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TRIGGER WARNING: this episode contains conversations about eating disorders and sexual abuse. If these topics trigger you, you may want to skip this episode.

How we were raised and by who can directly impact our body image. When our parents bring their own eating issues (as well as substance abuse) that come unchecked, adopting those habits may seem totally normal. Until you realize they’re not.

Susan Gold, author of Toxic Family: Transforming Childhood Trauma into Adult Freedom sat down to talk about her story about emotional eating, body image, and making peace with herself, despite her tumultuous upbringing.

In This Episode Susan and I Talk About:

Witnessing her own parents eating disorders and how that got projected onto her;

The shame and the guilt that she felt around her body and the comparison to her siblings;

How food became a super tool for self-soothing when Susan was younger;

Acceptance and surrender to her issues and control around food in her process of recovery;

Learning how to have fun, despite our past traumas.

Where You Can Find Susan

Susan’s website is HERE

Susan’s book Toxic Family: Transforming Childhood Trauma into Adult Freedom

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