Other People's Problems

Belle: The eating disorder voice inside

Belle has a voice inside her head that torments her with messages of self-hate. She turns to food to feel better. Hillary tries to help her with a therapy called EMDR.
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"I would like to believe that I am a strong woman. That I am strong enough to kick that f--ker's ass out of me" — Belle 

Belle has a voice inside her head that torments her with messages of self-hate. She turns to food to feel better. Hillary tries to help her with a therapy called EMDR.

Listen for:

  • The persistence of depression and the fear Belle has of feeling that way again.
  • How our struggles are untidy: Belle is fighting off depression, working to feel connected to her children and coping with an eating disorder all at the same time.
  • How many women feel resentment and troubling thoughts toward their small children, especially in times when the child's needs are high.
  • How EMDR works to get below the thinking brain.

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