Body Memories, Trauma and Eating Disorders
Traumatic life experiences, including childhood trauma and the relationships you have with your caregivers growing up, has a direct affect on the nervous system – often throwing it out of balance. An out-of-balance nervous system can make it difficult for you to tolerate your emotions and this then leads to using food (and other substances and behaviors) to numb or manage your anxiety, sadness, fear, anger, and other emotions. In this episode, I talk with Irene Lyon from Vancouver, Canada about the links between trauma, body memories and binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, and emotional eating.
June 23, 2021