The Appetite Episode #09: Sally Revere – The Role of Temperament and Body Wisdom in Sport Performance An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast In this conversation about the influential position a coach has on an athlete’s life and performance, Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi LMFT, CEDS and Carter Umhau, LMHCA interview Sally Revere, head Cross Country and…

The Appetite Episode #08: Sport and Performance: Exploring the Athletic Temperament through a Radically Open DBT lens An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast What are the temperamental factors that make a good athlete? Today, Opal Founders Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, and Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS, and host Carter Umhau, LMHCA talk…

The Appetite Episode #07: Erin Harrop, MSW, BS on Weight Stigma, Fatness, & an Intersectional Lens into Eating Disorders An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Erin Harrop is a doctoral student at the University of Washington who uses a Health at Every Size®, anti-oppression, and critical feminist lens to explore the intersection of weight stigma and…

The Appetite Episode #04: Movement as a Birthright An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast One of the many things that makes Opal a unique eating disorder treatment center is our incorporation of movement, exercise, and sport into the recovery process. We believe that movement is more than just a means for losing weight or shaping one’s…

The Appetite Episode #03: Introducing Health at Every Size An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Opal: Food+Body Wisdom founders talk about Health at Every Size (HAES) in this second of three conversations introducing Opal’s core tenets. Nutrition Director and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, leads the discussion as we talk about what HAES…

The Appetite Episode #02: Introduction to Radically Open DBT An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast In the first of three episodes introducing Opal’s core tenets, Dr. Lexi Giblin leads our discussion about the evidence-based treatment Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT). RO DBT is a new therapy approach that was founded and developed by Dr….

Introducing The Appetite An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Welcome to the first ever episode of The Appetite. Clinicians from Opal: Food+Body Wisdom, an eating disorder treatment center in Seattle, Washington, will meet every week to discuss all things body, food, movement, and mental health. Today you will meet the three women who founded Opal: Psychologist…

Opal’s First Ever Body Image Workshop for Kids “I’m excited to share some reflections after Lexi and I led our first girl’s body image workshop at Opal! We started this for our kids and their besties– It was hilarious and powerful! It gave us even more appreciation for the importance of equipping and empowering our youth.” -Kara…

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017 Every year during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Opal staff record a video answering a question that they have been pondering. For NEDA Week 2017, Opal: Food+Body Wisdom staff answer the question, “How are you living into Opal’s purpose at work?”. Watch the video below and watch Opal staff…

Body Trust is Your Birthright By Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD & Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC of Be Nourished Ten years ago, Be Nourished was born from a desire to have a safe and welcoming space for people to have conversations rich in meaning about our relationship with our bodies. We wanted these conversations to illuminate…

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