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Process the Journey

Process the Journey

By Dr. April Watts

Welcome to Process the Journey with me, your host, Dr. April Watts. I’m a licensed counselor and I love the Bachelor (and the Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise), so on this podcast I combine these passions by sharing a mental health perspective on all things Bachelor Nation. Expect both fun and helpful discussions, recaps, and interviews about all things Bachelor Nation--highlighting topics relevant to mental and emotional wellness!
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#14: Addressing Eating Disorders -- w/Alisa Stamps, MSS, LCSW

Process the JourneyAug 13, 2020

#14: Addressing Eating Disorders -- w/Alisa Stamps, MSS, LCSW

#14: Addressing Eating Disorders -- w/Alisa Stamps, MSS, LCSW

In this episode, Alisa Stamps, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, joins me to discuss the connection between reality TV shows like the Bachelor and the Bachelorette and eating disorders/disordered eating. This conversation came about because of Jamie's (from The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart) recent article about her experience with an eating disorder and how that has taken over her life since filming the show. Alisa shares some tips for coping with disordered eating and options for help for healing an eating disorder.  Alisa has tons of experience in this area so I was very interested in what she had to say!

Here are the resources we referenced:

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Also, I briefly discuss an exciting new offering I am launching in September 2020: a 10 week series about Intuitive Eating principles that will line up with the new season of the Bachelorette! This will be a nice, fun intro to Intuitive Eating concepts. You will get a 5 minute video each week discussing a principle and ways to watch out for it during that week's episode of the Bachelorette. We will have contests, journal prompts, and guided meditations all relating to IE principles. Email me if you're interested!

One more thing: Join our Facebook community to discuss this episode and all things mental health + The Bachelor!

Aug 13, 202035:53
#13: Healing from Anorexia with Yoga w/Brooke Davidson, RYT
Jul 16, 202042:46
#12: Miscarriage, Stillbirth, & Healing -- w/Joan Baldwin
Jun 16, 202041:04
#11: Racism, Mental Health, & Allyship -- w/Gabbi Davis, MPH
Jun 15, 202001:03:11
#10: Communication Tips for Everyone (Bachelor Contestants AND in Conversations re: Racism & Social Justice)-- w/Krysteena Stephens, LAMFT, LPC
Jun 03, 202045:22
#9: Dealing with Rejection & Core Beliefs in the Bachelor Limo & Beyond -- with Lindsay Ralston, LCPC, NCC
May 29, 202031:17
#8: The Danger of Defining our Realities & Relationships with Reality TV (like The Bachelor)-- with Hannah Riley
May 29, 202035:48
#7: Competitive Dating on the Bachelor and in Real Life-- with Kara McCutchen
May 21, 202043:27
#6: What can we learn from the Bachelor during COVID 19?
May 19, 202009:26
#5: Bullying in Bachelor Nation and in Our Own Lives
May 17, 202012:59
#4: Diet Culture in Bachelor Nation-- with Danielle Basye, RDN, LD

#4: Diet Culture in Bachelor Nation-- with Danielle Basye, RDN, LD

What is diet culture? Why does it matter? And how does it show up in our beloved Bachelor shows? What can we do about it? Danielle Basye, Registered Dietitian, is a wonderful guest to discuss these questions and more. To connect with Danielle, check out her website or follow her on Instagram @_gentlynourished_. The books Danielle recommended include: ANTI-DIET by Christy Harrison, INTUITIVE EATING by Evelyn Tribole, HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE by Lindo Bacon, BODY WARS by Margo Maine, THE BEAUTY MYTH by Naomi Wolf, and NOURISH by Heidi Schauster.

May 12, 202034:01
#3: Self Compassion: For Ourselves, For Bachelor Contestants-- with Jillian Winters, LCPC
May 10, 202035:34
#2: Jamie (Listen to Your Heart) has anxiety (as many do), so here are a bunch of tips for dealing with anxiety!
Apr 28, 202026:40
#1: Introducing Process the Journey, a Mental Health Podcast about the Bachelor Franchise
Apr 20, 202013:22