The more we learn about the addicted mind, the more we can begin to understand how trauma, disorders, and addictions really are interrelated. Today, we are thrilled to take that exploration to a personal level through the eyes of Janet Whitney.

Janet is a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist, but she is also a devoted mother. No mom would ever want to walk with their child through a life-threatening illness, even less so when it is something as slippery as an eating disorder.

Since she was very young, Janet’s daughter, Hannah, has battled anorexia and eating disorders in a slow fight to recovery. By supporting her daughter through a long healing journey, Janet now wants to share her unique insight into the inner-workings of recovery and therapy.Recovery from eating disorders and addiction is similar: so similar that Janet has used her own life experiences to inform and shape her own practice. Today, it is time to get out of the theoretical exploration and into the personal. The insights to be learned here are not to be underestimated.

Recovery from eating disorders and addiction is similar: so similar that Janet has used her own life experiences to inform and shape her own practice. Today, it is time to get out of the theoretical exploration and into the personal. The insights to be learned here are not to be underestimated.

  • Exploring the similarities of food disorders and other addictions.
  • Janet shares her daughter’s story and struggles with an eating disorder.
  • Changing the narrative around eating disorders.
  • The time it takes to get through a disease like eating disorders.
  • The role of trauma in addiction.
  • A close look at the Conscientious Dissenter study to see the effects of starvation in the body.
  • Self-care and dealing with your own anxiety while being a safety zone for loved ones.
  • The factors that played a role in Hannah’s recovery.
  • A call for parents to help their child while they can! Tough love can save their life.

 

Link up with Janet online

https://www.janetwhitneymft.com/

Check out Janet’s book: Facing Your Fears and Following Your Dreams

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