Today's conversation is with Lisah Sutton-Williams. Lisah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Lisah’s specialties are anxiety, depression, life transitions, and disordered eating. She is currently the only licensed therapist with certification in Intuitive Eating in the state of KY, and she is also supervisor for up and coming clinicians in Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy on their way to licensure. (BTW, bear with us as we troubleshoot our sound quality using zoom to record our podcasts, we will get it more smooth, we promise!)
Lisah strives to create a calm and inviting environment for her clients and to work with them, for their very unique set of needs, to find what will work best for them. She believes that through working together we can move toward healing. She is a passionate advocate for Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, both in her clinical work and in her own life.
Laurel and Lisah discuss Lisah's journey and work with her clients on Intuitive Eating, and the social and racial justice issues wrapped into the diet culture mentality.
Intuitive Eating is an evidenced-based, mind-body health approach, comprised of 10 Principles and created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995. It is a weight-neutral model with a validated assessment scale and over 90 studies to date. It’s thrilling to see all the research and gives me great hope. Intuitive Eating is a dynamic integration between mind and body. The principles work by either cultivating or removing obstacles to body awareness, a process known as interoceptive awareness. Essentially, Intuitive Eating is a personal process of honoring health by listening and responding to the direct messages of the body in order to meet your physical and psychological needs.
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