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Figuring It Out


Oct 14, 2021

So when I discovered today’s guest, Jennifer Rollin, on Instagram, where she shares insightful commentary on eating disorders, body positivity, and the health at every size movement I felt really connected to her work.

 

Jennifer Rollin is a therapist and founder of The Eating Disorder  Center in Rockville, Maryland. She specializes in working with  adolescents and adults with eating disorders, including,  anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, and body image  issues, anxiety, and depression.  

Jennifer has been named as one of the top eating disorder  experts in the world by Balance Eating Disorder Treatment  Center. She has a certificate in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy for Eating Disorders and a certificate in Dialectical  Behavior Therapy. She is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. 

She served as the chairwoman of Project Heal's national network  of eating disorder treatment providers. She was on The Junior  Board of Directors for The National Eating Disorders  Association. She gives talks about eating disorders at national  eating disorder conferences, therapy centers, retreats, and  colleges.  

 

If you’ve ever struggled with body image or an eating disorder, just know you’re not alone. SO FAR from it, and I hope my conversation with Jennifer will help. If this triggers you, this might not be the episode for you but I hope to see you back here soon. 

 

We chat about..

 

  • Our own personal journeys and struggles with body image, specifically how Jennifer’s journey with anorexia led her to finding her passion and working with people with eating disorders so they can  discover self-compassion, food freedom, and body appreciation. 
  • The media’s impact on body image and misrepresentation of people with eating disorders 
  • The fatphobia that exists within the eating disorder community including support practitioners 
  • The underlying or root cause for many eating disorders
  • Strategies for developing mindful awareness, recognizing our thoughts, and regulating our self-talk as steps for managing our relationship with food 
  • That eating disorders are not vanity, they are a mental illness that you CAN recover from 
  • She also shares her belief in Health at Every Size

 

Try to listen to this episode without judgement of yourself and instead, with an open mind of how you can improve your self-talk or identify where you may be struggling and proceed with compassion. 

 

LINKS: 

Jennifer Rollin Website

Jennifer on Instagram

 

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