The Appetite Episode #46:

Self-Care in Practice: An Interview with

Sibel Golden, PhD

An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast


“Self-care” is practically a buzzword these days as more people embrace the importance of creating space for self-restoration. But what does “self-care” look like beyond bubble baths and treating yourself? Sibel Golden, PhD–psychotherapist and eating disorder specialist in private practice and Executive Director of the Northwest Creative & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute–sits down to talk with host Carter Umhau, LMHC about building a self-care practice that reflects both your needs and your values. Sibel and Carter–both artists–reflect on the role of creativity in self-care, and Sibel presents ideas on “serious leisure.”


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