www.mollybachrcounseling.com is the home for Molly Bahr Counseling, LLC owned by Molly Bahr, LMHC. Providing mental health therapy in the Midtown and Design District Miami, FL area. Virtual sessions may be available to Florida and Hawaii residents.
EMDR treatments, what they are, how they work and how she uses them with clients
Why targeting our core beliefs is so important to deactivate our triggers
The importance of understanding trauma
Why early childhood trauma really does stay with us and why we need to float back to bring it up and release it
Why the diet culture we live in is inherently traumatic to all of us
The common underlying themes she sees in her clients across the spectrum of disordered eating
Why so many people don’t realize that their anxiety issues might be caused by dieting itself
Why Wellness Culture makes it all so tricky especially without the science to back up a lot of its claims
Practical tips on improving body image and escaping diet culture
The 5 Principles of Health at Every Size and why they’re so important to rejecting diet culture
Why weight is not a great health
The social determinants of health that are so overlooked in our modern diet culture
How feelings of helplessness turn us away from the important discussions that need to happen around oppression and its impact on societal health
For this week's episode, I'm chatting with Molly Bahr of @mollybcounseling on Instagram. We are talking about the relationship between binge eating and restriction or deprivation. We talk about different types of deprivation and how to start healing from it.
In this episode I discuss:
What is HAES: Health At Every Size 101
The collateral damage of dieting
‘What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight’
Beth Pace & Molly Bahr, two licensed professional counselors, have a discussion on the interplay between fitness as a health barometer and as a symptom of vanity and dysfunctional social pressures.
In this interview and hopefully others, we hope to bring fresh perspectives by giving you perspectives from those other than myself, Ken Knight. I hope that the points of convergence and divergence alike provide valuable provocation of thought and an enjoyable listen. Please feel free to contact me on the web form to offer input.
In this episode, we discuss the common struggles and concerns during the holiday season with food, body image, social stress, and more. We discuss these ideas in depth:
Diet talk: constant chatter about calories, being “bad” for eating, losing weight, the diet they’re going to go on in January, etc.
All or nothing thinking: we see this all times of year but it seems to be especially bad during the holiday season where people are promising themselves that they’ll restrict again in the new year.
Feeling worried about family gatherings and judgement or not understanding your choices around food/eating/body image: this one is HUGE for clients. Molly provides some practical advice about how to navigate these tough social situations this time of year.
Mixed messages about yummy, enjoyable food experience while everyone sits around and talks about how “bad” they’re being for eating those foods.
If this is a hard time of year because you’ve experienced loss, or you’re struggling in other ways:
Skills for navigating the holiday season. Molly provides ideas and skills to practice before holiday events, during stressful times and then after difficult situations.
It’s Not About The Food
RD Real Talk
Don’t Salt My Game
You Can Eat With Us
We’re Not Weighting