Did you learn shame around food and body image in your childhood? Who first taught you you were “fat”? What kind of pain did you experience in your family that you could only soothe with food?
If these questions are on your mind, there are answers. There is hope.
Making Peace with Intergenerational Disordered Eating
Wednesday, May 10 at 8pm Eastern Time
Are you experiencing the overlap between your food addiction and your experience in an abusive or dysfunctional childhood home? To help us prepare for the upcoming Mother’s Day and Father’s Day holidays, Erin is offering a webinar exclusive to CIR+ members. Join us on Wednesday, May 10 at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time/5 pm Pacific Standard Time and sign up today!
The webinar begins on Wednesday, May 10th, at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST.
Presentation — 25-30 minutes Small-group Breakouts — 20-25 minutes Q&A — 15-20 minutes Participants are welcome to arrive up to 15 minutes before the start of the webinar for discussion and stay around afterward to connect with others in a “parking lot” meeting.
Learn how to let go when you can’t stop holding on!
We’ve all heard the advice:
Take your thoughts captive! Be transformed by the renewing of your mind!
Sounds great, but what happens when, no matter how hard we try, we just can’t let go and let God? In this free webinar, Catholic author and mental health advocate Erin McCole Cupp will share three tools that helped her heal her obsessive thoughts about food (and relationships), lose 100lbs, and live in food (and relationship) freedom today!
Let Go & Let God:
Break Obsessive Thought Patterns & Get Your Mind Back
Thursday, May 4 at 7am Eastern Time via Zoom
Can’t attend that day/time? A recording of Erin’s presentation will be made available to all registrants!
“Low contact is for when things are going badly, but you hope that with boundaries, perhaps a relationship is achievable. No contact is actually a loving response. It is for when you accept that the other person is unwilling or unable to change, and therefore, there is no hope for a healthy relationship because it will never happen. No contact IS biblical, but the Christian response is to come to this conclusion in prayer. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is an excellent help.” What does the Bible say about going no contact?
Scroller, beware: I’m not sure if Christopher West originated this quote or not, but I’ve heard him say on his podcast with his lovely wife Wendy that “The devil doesn’t have his own clay.” I try to use social media, especially Insta, to spread good news. Alas, IG also has a problem with pro-eating disorder accounts.
Catholic Mom’s Louisa Ann Irene Ikena has an inspiring piece for those of us who think that trauma has made our lives shorter and less worth living: 100: My Betty White Decision.
That said, there’s so much overlap between eating disorders and trauma survival that this article feels at home here, too: The Unacknowledged Trauma Epidemic and the long-term public health repercussions of sexual abuse.
I know as Catholics we generally want to be extremely cautious of spiritual practices that involve other gods, however obliquely or well-intentioned it may be. By sharing this article, I’m not promoting yoga, but I’m curious about it–if it’s providing clinically demonstrable healing, is there no way of baptizing it? Another one for the research nerds out there: a recent study on yoga as a therapeutic tool for emotional dysregulation in veterans.
First up: Holy Week is near. If you still aren’t in the Lenten spirit or have already bombed at every penance you promised, I have opened up a private community on Facebook for people who want to spend their Lenten practice on creating intentional relationships where we can go for support when we are tempted to reach for those things not of God. Get heard at Heard Mentality.
This week’s AV is again all audio and zero visual: Deanna Bartalini did a podcast on GLAD journaling, a tool I’ve been using for a while to help me stay grounded in the good. Give it a listen and maybe give it a try!