Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
Dr. Anita Johnston shares “ How stories allow us to have our aha moments to create new neuro pathways”  on PHIT for a Queen.

Dr. Anita Johnston shares “ How stories allow us to have our aha moments to create new neuro pathways” on PHIT for a Queen.

November 30, 2018

Dr. Anita Johnston shares “How stories allow us to have our aha moments to create new neuro pathways” on PHIT for a Queen.

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  • We have evolved from an over emphasis of goal oriented culture vs emotional oriented
  • Our lives out of balance gets played out in food, & our bodies.
  • We are taught to disregard our instincts and intuitions.
  • Emotions are energy in motion.
  • IT is the suppression and inappropriate expression of emotions that cause damage.
  • Food gives us the illusion of control.
  • Writing came as a way to bridge storytelling with a way to explain the complexities of eating disorders.
  • Shares how you can learn to imagine how to sort understand your bodies’ needs (Tank A) versus your emotional needs (Tank B).

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Where you can find Dr. Johnston and learn more about her words of wisdom:

Anita Johnston, Ph.D., is a psychologist, storyteller, and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling, which has been published in six languages.

She has been working in the field of eating difficulties and body image distress for over 35 years and is currently the Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono* Hawaii which has a residential treatment program in Maui and outpatient eating disorder programs in Honolulu and the Big Island of Hawaii.

She is the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive e-course, women’s circle, and online “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon.

Dr. Johnston provides virtual individual consultations and conducts workshops around the world. She is best known for integrating metaphor and storytelling into her training as a clinical psychologist to explain the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, exercise, and body image.

You can find her at:

www.DrAnitaJohnston.com

www.LightoftheMoonCafe.com

or contact her at:

anita@DrAnitaJohnston.com

Pronunciation note:

‘Ai Pono sounds like iphone, but instead of phone you say pono (oh no with a “p” in front)

 

free gift link: http://lightofthemooncafe.com/PHIT 

Here are some of the questions I would love to have you answer:

1) You use such poetic words to demonstrate the emotional connections between our bodies and food.. can you share more

and how this inspired "Eating in the Light of the Moon". 

 

2) You now have Eating in the Light of the Moon cafe and your own treatment center can you share more about this?

 

3) How do you live out the PHIT philosophy in your life?

  

 

 

Who is protecting our athletes? Sexual abuse in sport with Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Who is protecting our athletes? Sexual abuse in sport with Nancy Hogshead-Makar

November 23, 2018

Who is protecting our athletes? Sexual abuse in sport with Nancy Hogshead-Makar

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Nancy has been in the world of sexual abuse when it comes to club and Olympic sports for 8 years now. She discusses the issues around sexual abuse in sport, updates us on the new policies taking place since the gymnasts have come forward and what we can do to protect our athletes.

Nancy has been in the world of sexual abuse when it comes to the club and Olympic sports for 8 years now. She discusses the issues around sexual abuse in sport, updates us on the new policies taking place since the gymnasts have come forward and what we can do to protect our athletes.

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* Nancy has been involved in sexual abuse issues when it comes to Club and Olympic athletes for 8 years now. She shares the reasons that it has taken this long for policies to be made to protect these athletes.

* The gymnasts that came forward changed the world of sport. Because of them, there is now a statue that gives the USOC, and US Center for Safe Sport a legal duty to take care of athletes.   Nancy updates us on the changes that have occurred since the gymnasts have come forward.

* What are the red flags that athletes and parents can be aware of: when a coach is alone with them, that they give them a gift, texting them individually, friending them on social media that can make abuse possible.

So you know she’s legit:

1977, at the age of 14, the only American swimmer to be ranked number one in the world in an international event.

1984, won three gold medals and one silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympics. The most decorated swimmer at the Games.

In 2000, ranked by Sports Illustrated as Florida’s 13th greatest athlete of the 20th Century.

She completed her BA in Political Science and Women's Studies from Duke University and her law degree from Georgetown University.

She is one of the foremost exponents of gender equity in education, including sports participation, sexual harassment, employment, pregnancy, legal enforcement, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. She has testified before Congress numerous times, is a frequent guest on national news programs, serves as an expert witness in Title IX cases, and has written amicus briefs in precedent-setting litigation. She authored Equal Play, Title IX and Social Change (Temple University Press) and Pregnant and Parenting Student-Athletes; Resources and Model Policies (NCAA).

She is currently a civil rights lawyer, assault survivor, a tireless advocate for the promotion, protections, and support of girls and women in sport, and Founder of Champion Women.  

Connecting with Nancy Hogshead-Makar

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http://championwomen.org/

Was I only Fast because I was Anorexic? Messages in Sport with Kara Bazzi

Was I only Fast because I was Anorexic? Messages in Sport with Kara Bazzi

November 16, 2018

 Was I only Fast because I was Anorexic? Messages in Sport with Kara Bazzi

 Kara shares about the messages in the sport world that are prominent that can be challenging for athletes who are at risk for eating disorders. She also shares her journey of recovery, transitioning out of collegiate running and developing a healthy relationship with sport.  

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  • Kara shares her journey of being a Div I athlete and struggling with an eating disorder, her recovery and how this drew her to where she is now, Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Opal Food and Body Wisdom
  • Thinner is better is a message that is still prominent in the athlete world. The power of silence that takes place with coaches and teammates can contribute to the continuance of this message.
  • Perfectionism vs Excellence. That we can really desire to perform well and try hard but what are we going to do with the outcome. With perfectionism, there is more focus on the outcome than the process.
  • Kara discusses exercise in eating disorder treatment and how Opal addresses working with the athlete in recovery.

So You Know She is Legit….

Kara is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has been focusing her work on the treatment of eating disorders since 2002. Kara has strong local ties; having graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a degree in psychology and her Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She and Julie Church, RD founded the Eating Disorder Program at the Seattle Pacific University’s Counseling Center, a multidisciplinary program that offered comprehensive care for the undergraduate student population. From 2004 to 2011, Kara was in private practice offering individual, family, couple, and group outpatient therapy. She is an approved supervisor through the State of Washington, a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, and a member of National Eating Disorders Association, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the Academy for Eating Disorders.

One of Kara’s passions and interests is working with athletes. As a former University of Washington cross country and track athlete, she continues to compete in sports, both as a passion and also to stay connected with the athletic mindset and lifestyle. She has developed the Exercise + Sport program at Opal to ensure that clients relationship to sport and exercise is an integral part of their treatment.

To Connect with Kara:

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https://www.opalfoodandbody.com/

 

The Appetite Podcast

 

https://www.opalfoodandbody.com/podcast/ 

Improving our Mental Toughness with Dr. Haley Perlus

Improving our Mental Toughness with Dr. Haley Perlus

November 9, 2018

Improving our Mental Toughness with Dr. Haley Perlus

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 Dr. Perlus shares her views of mental toughness in sport and how we can build our own to help improve our sport performance or any goal that you might have for yourself!  

* Mental Toughness is wanting it more than you fear it. The ability to press mute on the fears that you might have in sports and focus on the desire and the want and have that be greater than the fear is how Dr. Perlus defines it.

* How do we build mental toughness?? Work on those mental blocks, which is a negative story that you are telling yourself that is debilitating your performance. By changing this story and the way you look at something can be beneficial.

* Sometimes you just have to accept what is and when you do this you end up spending less energy on the mental block. So suck it up!

* Dr. Perlus shares some tips she uses that helps in her career and performance; music, goal setting, imagery, and visualization.

 So you know she’s legit:

Haley holds a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, an M.S. in Sport Pedagogy (coaching behavior), numerous fitness and coaching certifications. The former elite Alpine ski racer is an expert inspiring, motivating and empowering athletes and teams of all types to achieve peak results.

An adjunct professor at the UCCS, a seminar leader at top sport and fitness conferences, a consultant to National Team and Division I scholarship athletes, an appointed Industry Leader by International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, and four-time author.

Connecting with Haley Perlus:

http://drhaleyperlus.com/

Lauren Anton shares “when people are so disconnected from their body this is when the disorder creeps up” on PHIT for a Queen.

Lauren Anton shares “when people are so disconnected from their body this is when the disorder creeps up” on PHIT for a Queen.

November 2, 2018

Lauren Anton shares “when people are so disconnected from their body this is when the disorder creeps up” on PHIT for a Queen.

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  • Her role as a trainer in a gym gave her first-hand insight into the culture that contributes to eating disorders.  
  • Interesting fact that breathe work when going to school for acting helped her be able to use this as a mind-body connection tool.

 

  • Could be this disconnection a result of trauma?

 

  • Dispel the weight stigma of “what is a larger body in running?”

 

  • Feels that injuries can stem from negative thought processes about altering the body.

 

  • Self-compassion is honoring where my body is Today!

 

  • Can one separate their activities by intention for self and intention for disorder?

 

     Where you can find Lauren at https://laurenantonrd.com/

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How you know she is legit:

Lauren Anton, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CPT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer in private practice in Los Angeles, CA. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Approved Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Lauren specializes in eating disorders, sports nutrition, and helping those who struggle with their weight and seeks to assist clients in moving away from a punitive experience with food and movement to one of self-compassion and self-care. Her non-diet, weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size® approach allows clients to shed the rules and regulations that bind them to behaviors that no longer serve them.  As an expert in eating disorders and nutrition therapy, Lauren has worked at most levels of eating disorder treatment (residential through IOP) and has spoken at numerous national and regional conferences and events on adolescents, eating disorders, and sports nutrition. She has also presented her own research at two conferences examining the effects of intuitive eating – based nutrition education on adolescent female cross country runners.  She has been quoted in publications such as The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and the Huffington Post. Lauren served as a co-chair on the Academy of Eating Disorders Weight Stigma and Social Justice Special Interest Group from 2015-2018 and on the iaedp-Los Angeles board from 2010-2014.  Lauren is passionate about normalizing and enhancing the eating experience and encourages each of her clients to “taste their food with all their senses” in her Mindful Eating experientials. 

 

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