In this episode, Dr Anita Johnston, a pioneer in the field of eating psychology, offers her wisdom and advice on how myths, metaphors, and storytelling can help women transform their understanding and relationship with food and body image difficulties. She also shares the ‘most important skill' a woman in recovery (from an eating disorder or disordered eating) needs to learn, and how her encounter with Viktor Frankl at graduate school taught her an important life lesson that would go on to shape the way she works with women with eating difficulties.
Dr Anita Johnston is a clinical psychologist and a certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor. She has worked in the field of women’s issues and eating disorders for over 35 years. She is currently the Clinical Director of an eating disorder treatment centre called Ai Pono in Hawaii. Anita is also the author of the best-selling book, Eating in the Light of the Moon, and the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Cafe, a series of online interactive courses designed to support women with their eating difficulties on their recovery journey. You can find out more about her work and offerings at https://dranitajohnston.com/ and https://lightofthemooncafe.com/.